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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.

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Lavon Fisher-Wilson

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!"

Tickets

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

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Lavon Fisher-Wilson

Sat., October 7, 2017, 7:30pm

Join LaVon Fisher-Wilson ’95 for a Homecoming Cabaret! At this special Saturday evening, post-game event, LaVon will take audience members down a musical memory lane of laughter, first loves, and life lessons, as she tells the story of her extraordinary time at Millikin. With a big, brassy, belty voice and perfect comic timing, her show-stopping performances have brought Broadway audiences to their feet!

 

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.  MU 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 updates on the new Center for Theatre and Dance at Millikin.

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Nine to Five

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.

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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.

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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.   

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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.

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Fri., May 4, 2018, 7:30pm to Sun., May 6, 2018, 2:00pm

Dance takes center stage in this evening of student and faculty choreographed works exploring the depths of human emotion and the life experiences that inspire artistic expression.

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The Heathers

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.

Performances

  • 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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As You Like It

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!

Performances

  • 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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Mauritius

By Theresa Rebeck

After their mother's death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the "crown jewel" for collectors. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when all the characters are willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.

Performances

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:30 PM
  • Friday, March 24, 2017 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:00 PM

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Solstice: A Concert of Dance

Join us as we unveil a collection of original works in a live- action art opening. A bare stage is the blank canvas with which the choreographer works. Dancers are her paints. Her imagination is her brush. The possibilities are endless and the results, breath-taking.

Performances

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:00 PM

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Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro

On the eve of his fourth marriage, millionaire playboy, Jimmy Winter encounters a lady bootlegger named Billie Bendix who sets his world on its ear. Originally starring TONY Award winners, Matthew Broderick and Kelly O’hara, this uproarious new musical features a lavish score of Gershwin favorites.

Performances

  • Friday, November 11, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, November 13, 2016 2:00 PM

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An Original Devised Work by Kari Margolis

A surrealistic audition has a group of actors wondering what the invisible yet omnipotent directors might be seeking and what may be required of them. The fierce competition among them, however, makes the goal of winning take precedence over all else. HEADSHOT takes a sideways look at our need for acceptance and our desperate search for individuality. 

Performances

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Friday, September 30, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:00 PM

 

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The Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

By Federico García Lorca
Directed by Denise Myers

Preview

A love triangle threatens the union of two barren families. Illuminated by the Moon and tracked by Death, surging passions and rebellion are exposed in this classic Spanish drama. Will the bindings of fate be cut by love or by a tiny knife?

Performances

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Friday, May 6, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:00 PM

Location

  • Albert Taylor Theatre

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Little Shop of Horrors
  • Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Friday, April 15, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 17, 2016 2:00 PM

Location: Albert Taylor Theatre

Music: Alan Menken

Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman

Directed: Kevin Long

Based on the 1960s cult horror film, this campy little pop-rock musical has been charming audiences for over 30 years. Join us for this clever musical from the writers of the Disney classics The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin and find out what happens.

PARKING FOR ALBERT TAYLOR DISCLAIMER

There is construction blocking the closest parking lot to Shilling Hall where the Albert Taylor Theatre is located. Lots available for use are the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC) across Main Street or Westminster Presbyterian Church across Fairview Ave. The Arrival Court is available to drop people off at, located off Main Street. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

All handicap seats and discounted tickets (including Student age) must be purchased in person at the ticket office or over the phone 217-424-6318

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The Magic Pinafore

The Magic Pinafore

Music and Lyrics by Gilbert & Sullivan
Book by Terry Stone and William Gorton
Directed by Terry Stone

Preview

Adapting well-known musical numbers with updated texts from the great Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, The Magic Pinafore spoofs both “grand” opera (the Magic Flute in particular) and the current craze for student magicians and the schools they attend.

Performances

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Friday, February 19, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 21, 2016 2:00 PM

Location

Albert Taylor Theatre

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Solstice

Solstice: A Concert of Dance

Directed by Sean T. Morrissey & Angie Fledderman Miller

Preview

A nexus of sound, light, space, and movement, this concert of a variety of dance styles is sure to engage and inspire dance enthusiasts. These original works test the boundaries of the human body and its ability to communicate.

Performances

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015 7:30 PM
  • Friday, December 11, 2015 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 12, 2015 2:00 PM

Location

  • Albert Taylor Theatre

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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice​
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Directed and Choreographed by Sean T. Morrissey

Preview

The creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky Addams Family comes to life in this raucous new musical comedy based on the original characters by cartoonist, Charles Addams. There is fun for young and old.

Performances

  • Friday, November 13, 2015 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, November 15, 2015 2:00 PM

Location

  • Kirkland Fine Arts Center

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