2018 Big Broadcast!

The 13th Annual Big Broadcast comes to Chapin Auditorium with two shows on March 3rd.

Mount Holyoke College's presents the 13th annual Big Broadcast! This presentation of an original live 1940s radio broadcast is created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo (“Matt Morgan”) and features WWLP-22 News meteorologist Brian Lapis as emcee “Fred Kelley". Under Gionfriddo’s direction, the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz ensembles perform well-known tunes from the swing era, including music by the Andrews Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and others.

Seating is general admission.

  • $25 premium front and center seating
  • $20 regular seating
  • $10 seniors in advance
  • $15 seniors at door
  • $10 students

Tickets are available at:

  • the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center box office;
  • the Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, South Hadley
  • at the door (subject to availability)  

Phone orders: 413-545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMASS

Online: available through the UMass Fine Arts Center.

Sponsors include Mount Holyoke College, WWLP-22News, CW Springfield, The Republican, MassLive, El Pueblo Latino, and Loomis Communities. The exclusive online sponsor is Mercedes-Benz of Springfield.