February 11, 2017, 7:30pm
What’s Going On -The Marvin Gaye Experience
A tribute to one of the greatest talents being sung by the new voice of American soul and Millikin alum, Brian Owens. As one of the pioneers of Motown, singer-songwriter and producer Marvin Gaye helped shape the sound of R&B music and is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience is Brian’s tribute to the legendary artist and includes music selections that span Gaye’s music-making career. Early solo hits like “Can I Get a Witness” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” share space with “You’re All I Need to Get By” and other classic duets. And any Marvin Gaye song list would be incomplete without perennial and challenging) crowd-pleasers like “Let’s Get It On” or “Got To Give It Up.”
February 18, 2017, 7:30pm
Groove for Thought
The seven singers of Groove for Thought have been blowing audiences away for over 15 years. Performing classic tunes in a jazz style unlike anything you’ve heard, the group combines the swinging style of The Manhattan Transfer with the smooth sounds of Take 6. Groove for Thought is proud to announce the release of their latest recording Unnecessary Dissonance.
March 11, 2017, 7:30pm
Women of Ireland
Women of Ireland brings together all the most adorned elements associated with Irish & Celtic music. This magnificent show toured throughout Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia during the 2015-16 season, and returns to the U.S. for 2016-17! Women of Ireland features an-all female lineup of today’s leading Irish step dancers, including lead dancers from Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. The show also features very special guest male dancer, the four-time world champion and former lead dancer with Riverdance - Anthony Fallon. Alongside principal and world champion dancer Kelly McDonnell, Women of Ireland's dancers cannot be trumped on any stage world-wide.
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'.
May 6, 2017, 7:30pm
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.