YMU welcomes The Roberts Group as an Educational Partner! The Roberts Group has been presenting National Touring Shows around the country for over 20 years. Since the birth of the company, the emphasis has been on the development of theatrical-based Subscription Series in secondary and tertiary markets. Some of those markets have grown from one-night season markets into multiple performance markets.
The company has since developed longer relationships with certain tours, resulting in many engagements around the country, year-round that The Roberts Group, or TRG, manages from start to finish with an in-house team of marketing professionals. TRG continues to expand its operations into the coming years forging new relationships and expanding its current artist roster targeting those artists that would be appropriate for proscenium theatre settings.
TRG currently operates Subscription Series in Columbia, SC; Daytona Beach, FL; Wheeling, WV; Newport News, VA; and Kalamazoo, MI. TRG has a vast history of presenting touring theatrical events in markets of all shapes and sizes including such titles as The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Cats, The Illusionists, Chicago, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, Michael Flatley’s Lord of The Dance, Rent, Annie, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Riverdance, Stomp, and many others.
TRG has strong, long-standing relationships with key booking agencies in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville. In addition to operating Subscription Series, TRG also has a long history of presenting non-theatrical programming including musical artists such as Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, Frankie Valli, and The Oak Ridge Boys. Other special events include David Copperfield, The Price is Right Live, Celtic Woman, Walking with Dinosaurs, Wild Kratts LIVE, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE, Alton Brown, David Sedaris, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, as well as other complimentary programming.
Daniel Hampel, Managing Director: “I’ve worked for The Roberts Group for nearly 18 years now and love the company's independence and small business nature, as well as the unique niche part of the Entertainment Industry that we handle. It gives me great appreciation and joy to not only watch our little company grow, but also watch the life cycle of an event from the time of putting a date on hold with a venue, to offer, to contract, to tickets going on sale, and finally to the culmination of the prosecution of the event. It can be an up-and-down business, but it’s always very rewarding in various ways!”
Kristi Chambers, Director of Marketing & Public Relations: “Performing arts experiences, whether you’re a creator or a consumer, can unite and inspire generations. We are excited to partner with The Young Musician’s University to further these experiences and provide students with the opportunity to engage with professionals in fields and further their artistic passions.”
Tembi Gray, YMU Director: "We're simply thrilled to partner with The Roberts Group, and we feel that our joint passion for the performing arts will greatly benefit YMU students!"