Millikin Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

April 1, 2017, 10:15am to April 30, 2017, 10:15am

April 2017

J.D. Vance Lecture

J.D. Vance

April 3, 2017, 7:00pm

J.D. Vance Lecture

Civic Discourse Week 2017

J.D. Vance, renowned author of the New York Times best-selling book "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," will present a thought-provoking discussion on Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin University's campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Vance gives a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. In this timely talk, Vance sheds light on an often forgotten corner of the country, offering not just a powerful picture of how upward mobility really feels, but also the loss of the modern-day American dream.

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As You Like It

As You Like It

April 6, 2017, 7:30pm to April 9, 2017, 2:00pm

By William Shakespeare

When all the world’s a stage, love triangles become quadrangles, and gender-bending, disguises, wooing, betrayal, and song all combine to create one of Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedies. "Love is merely a madness” indeed!


  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 7:30 PM
  • Friday, April 7, 2017 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 9, 2017 2:00 PM

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Adam Trent- The Futurist

The Futurist

April 8, 2017, 7:30pm

Adam Trent- The Futurist

Adam Trent is one of the stars of the hit Broadway show 'The Illusionists', which shattered box office records during its 2014/2015 run. He’s made appearances on Good Morning America, America's Got Talent, Disney Channel, ABC, VH1, Rachel Ray, Travel Channel, SyFy and others – making him one of the most in-demand illusionists working today. Described as Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield, his audience interactive performances are part magic, part concert, and part stand-up comedy, with a fast paced variety necessary for today’s theatre audience. He promises that audiences will leave his show feeling differently than they expected to feel after a magic show. Adam has a vast history of philanthropic work for which U.S. News & World Report named him '1 of the 10 Most Influential Youths in America'.


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The Bachelorette

April 21, 2017, 8:00am to May 7, 2017, 5:00pm

By Lesyle Headland

Ten years out of high school, Regan, Gena, and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealousy and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery that goes from playfully wasted to devastatingly destructive. Their old fears, unfulfilled desires and deep bonds with each other transform a prenuptial bender into a night they'll never forget, but who has the last laugh in this bitter comedy that will split you down the seams.

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Masterworks V

Silvan Negrutiu

April 22, 2017, 7:30pm

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

April 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m. | Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Symphonic Revolutionaries

Silvan Negrutiu’s performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 is contrasted by Rautavaara’s ethereal Cantus arcticus, a piece that incorporates tape recordings of bird songs recorded near the Arctic Circle and on the bogs of Liminka in northern Finland. You won’t want to miss Beethoven’s confrontational Symphony No. 3, a piece that caused a sensation and changed the idea of what a symphony could be.

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Wind Ensemble

April 23, 2017, 4:00pm

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m

Spring Choral Concerts

April 30, 2017, 2:00pm

Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 & 4:00 pm

Masterworks, Percussion Ensemble

April 30, 2017, 4:00pm

April 30, 2017 at 4pm

Annual Student Show

May 1, 2017, 10:15am to May 31, 2017, 10:15am

May 2017

Lullaby Concert

May 2, 2017, 6:00pm

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

May 2, 2017 | Decatur Public Library, 6:00 p.m.


Heathers: The Musical

The Heathers

May 4, 2017, 7:30pm to May 7, 2017, 2:00pm

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters

A darkly delicious story of misfit Veronica Sawyer and the shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing Heathers: the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. The vicious social order of high school is upset with the entrance of Veronica’s dark and sexy new boyfriend J.D. and his plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under.


  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:30 PM
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 2:00 PM


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Village People

The Village People

May 6, 2017, 7:30pm

Village People

Still the kings of disco. Village People is a one of-a-kind act synonymous with dance music. These six men provide high-energy choreography with fun and lots of singing and dancing. This show is great entertainment for audiences of all ages. They have sold more than 100 million recordings and are known for such hits as “Macho Man”, “Can’t Stop the Music”, “Go West”, and “YMCA”. The group has won many awards including an American Music Award – Favorite Music Group, AGVA’s Georgie Award, West Germany’s Gold Lion Award for Music Excellence and Brazil’s Award for Best Act, to name just a few.


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