Thu., October 5, 2017, 7:30pm to Sun., October 8, 2017, 2:00pm
by Lynn Nottage
Esther, an African American seamstress living in early 20th century New York, creates gorgeous corsets for her customers. Her successful business and a romantic pen pal relationship seem to fall into place until Esther realizes that some threads holding her hopes and dreams together are in danger of being cut.
Sat., October 7, 2017, 7:30pm
Blue to Broadway!
Come join LaVon Fisher-Wilson (’95) for a Homecoming Cabaret! At this special Saturday evening, post-game event LaVon will take us down a musical memory lane of laughter, first loves, and life lessons, as she tells the story of her extraordinary time here at Millikin University. With a big, brassy, belty voice and perfect comic timing, her show-stopping performances have brought Broadway audiences to their feet! So come see Alum LaVon Fisher-Wilson in "Blue to Broadway!"
7:30 PM - VIP experiences are available, including on-stage seating during the performance, a pre-show reception, and hor d'ouevres with drinks for $75.
9:00 PM - General admission tickets for seating in Kirkland's auditorium are $20. Millikin University students may purchase tickets with their Millikin ID at the Kirkland Ticket Office for $10.
10:00 PM -Backstage reception for all ticket holders. Includes a cash bar and information regarding the new School of Theatre and Dance building
Thu., November 9, 2017, 7:30pm to Sun., November 12, 2017, 2:00pm
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the iconic 1980 movie, 9 to 5 is a hilarious and high-energy story of friendship and revenge. Three female coworkers (and unlikely friends) concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss and learn that there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world.
Thu., December 7, 2017, 7:30pm to Sat., December 9, 2017, 7:30pm
By Charles L. Mee
Jonathan brings his girlfriend, Ariel, to his family's vacation home for a romantic weekend. Unfortunately, his parents, each with a lover of their own, have had the same idea. Shattered romances, deep passion, indescribable pain and dark comedy abound in this absurd, tragicomedy about dysfunctional relationships.
Thu., March 1, 2018, 7:30pm to Sun., March 4, 2018, 2:00pm
By Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn
Over a period of 75 years after the apocalypse, the story of “Cape Fear” as told by the TV show The Simpsons evolves from a pop culture icon to mythology in this darkly comic examination of man’s instinct to survive and the role live performance plays in a post-apocalyptic recovery.
Fri., April 20, 2018, 7:30pm to Sun., April 22, 2018, 2:00pm
Tickets $20 - $26
The longest running musical in Broadway history comes to life on the Kirkland Stage in this collaboration between the Schools of Theatre and Dance and Music. Set at the Paris Opera House in 1881, French novelist Gaston Leroux’s classic tale chronicles the story of love and despair as the mysterious Phantom demonstrates the lengths to which he will go to obtain the object of his obsession, the beautiful young soprano, Christine Daae.