Chelsea Sunrise

Chelsea sunrise

March 22, 2019, 7:30pm to March 24, 2019, 2:00pm

Dusty is a Toronto kid who loves the music of the 1960’s British Invasion – so much so that he models himself and his band after it. But his dreams of stardom are tested by the real world as he is forced to confront his ideas of love, loyalty, and authenticity in this exciting new musical.

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Hand to God

Hand to God

March 22, 2019, 7:30pm to April 6, 2019, 10:30pm

Hand to God

Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, West Towne Square Plaza
1099 W. Wood St.
Decatur, IL 62522

MDSO: Sleeping Beauty with Alabama Ballet

March 30, 2019, 7:30pm to March 31, 2019, 2:00pm

Audiences young and young at heart will be enchanted by the artistry of the Alabama Ballet’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, accompanied by members of the MDSO. In this classic fairytale featured in film and bedtime stories for generations, Princess Aurora falls victim to an evil spell forcing her to sleep for a hundred years and to be awoken only by the kiss of a prince. In addition to its international prominence as a premiere classical and contemporary ballet company, the Alabama Ballet emphasizes dance education and community outreach as vital to its mission.

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Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

pink floyd laser spectacular

April 6, 2019, 7:30pm

The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd like you've never seen it before. Driven by cutting-edge effects, full-color lasers, Hi-Def multi-screen video projection, concert quality sound and lighting effects, your senses are confronted with an array of visual displays, choreographed to the soundtrack of this incredible experience. The Laser Spectacular brings together multiple generations of Pink Floyd fans.

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Silvan Negrutiu Piano Recital

Silvan Negrutiu

April 7, 2019, 4:00pm

Silvan Negrutiu Piano Recital

Coordinator of Keyboard Studies SILVAN NEGRUTIU returns to the Kirkland Fine Arts Center stage to present a solo piano recital on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.  The program includes the world première of American composer Robert Chumbley's Five Bagatelles (2018)***, alongside Australian composer Carl Vine's Five Bagatelles (1994) and Franz Liszt's exquisitely Romantic Sonata in B minor.  

HAIR

The Hair

April 11, 2019, 7:30pm to April 14, 2019, 2:00pm

In the shadow of the Vietnam War, a group of young hippies challenge the government’s role in drafting their friend into service while exploring their right to live in a world of peace, joy, and free love. Will burning a draft card ease the rage of a generation questioning their government’s ethical role in shaping the world? This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.

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MDSO Masterworks V:

amy catron

April 13, 2019, 7:30pm

The MDSO brings its 2018-19 season of rhapsodic stories and American dreams to a brilliant close with Dvorak’s Symphony no. 9, “From the New World.” Inspired by the “wide open spaces” of the prairies and the rich sounds of folk music, Dvorak composed this symphony on commission from the New York Philharmonic to represent uniquely American music. MDSO principal cellist and faculty member Amy Catron will perform Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov’s bold Azul, for cello, obbligato group and orchestra.

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Almost 76 Trombones

April 26, 2019, 7:30pm

Almost 76 Trombones

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring Guest Trombone Choir and the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble

In his final Concert at Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Dr. Gary Shaw is joined by former trombone students, friends, colleagues, and the Millikin Wind Ensemble to celebrate 37 years of performing and teaching at Millikin University.

The Guide to Being Single

The Guide to Being Single

April 26, 2019, 7:30pm to May 11, 2019, 10:30pm

The Guide to Being Single

Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, West Towne Square Plaza
1099 W. Wood St.
Decatur, IL 62522

Percussion Ensemble Masterworks Concert

May 3, 2019, 7:30pm

The Percussion Ensemble Masterworks Concert will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

Percussion Ensemble Masterworks showcases the depth and breadth of contemporary percussion chamber music through a program including the genre's leading composers. Senior music majors in percussion will be featured, as well as the world premiere of a new composition as supported by the Percussion Music Commissions Fund.

A World Premier Play

World Premiere Play

May 9, 2019, 7:30pm to May 11, 2019, 7:30pm

A World Premiere Play
(Title Yet to Be Determined)

The School of Theatre and Dance turns the tables on the traditional process of producing plays by casting a show before it is written. In collaboration with playwright Paul Shoulberg, this world premiere work will be written to feature the unique qualities of the cast and currently relevant themes.

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Triplets of Belleville

triplets of belleville

May 11, 2019, 7:30pm

This much beloved animated film is screened as composer Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in the live performance of his original score for the film, including his academy award nominated best song. In the spirit of the film, Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville transports audiences to the exciting streets of 1920’s Paris and Le Jazz Hot.

Experience the Academy Award nominated French film the Triplets of Belleville as the story is told almost exclusively through visual arts! Rolling Stone called it a “bracing blend of silliness and sophistication,” while Roger Ebert proclaimed, “‘The Triplets of Belleville’ will have you walking out of the theater with a goofy grin on your face, wondering what just happened to you.”

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