Celtic Nights- Spirit of Freedom

Celtic Nights

February 19, 2016, 7:30pm

Direct from Ireland. Spirit of Freedom tells the story of Irish independence, beginning 100 years ago with the Easter Rising. Akin to America's 4th of July, the Easter Rising of 1916 created the Ireland we know and love today. Celtic Nights honors the struggle of a people fighting to gain freedom, independence, and true democracy through music, song, dance and storytelling with pride and passion.

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February 21, 2016, 4:00pm

Performed at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.

Percussion Ensemble Synergy showcases the distinctiveness of Millikin's ubiquitous, interdisciplinary alliances through a collaborative concert featuring performances by students and faculty across the College of Fine Arts. Additional program details will be forthcoming.

Young Artist Concert No 2


March 5, 2016, 7:30pm

Concert of March 5, 2016: Sergey Bogza, Guest Conductor
Mozart Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio

 Puiano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat, Op. 19 (1st mvt)

Jared Rixstine, Piano

Handel “Let the Bright Seraphim” from Samson

“Una voce poco fa” from Barber of Seville

Amy Mazzeo, Soprano

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4


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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

March 6, 2016, 4:00pm

MU Wind Ensembles

Performed at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center with the O’Fallon, Illinois High School Wind Ensemble.

A Happily Ever Afternoon

A Happily Ever Afternoon

March 12, 2016, 12:00pm

An afternoon with Cinderella. Enjoy light refreshments, exciting games, costume fun, face painting, prizes and much more

On March 12, 2016 at Noon preceding the matinee performance of Cinderella-The Ballet at 2:00 pm

Festivities taking place in the lobby of Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Tickets are $10 

Purchase tickets through the Kirkland ticket office in person, over the phone 217-424-6318 or by clicking the link below.

Cinderella - The Ballet

March 12, 2016, 2:00pm

  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 7:30 PM

Don’t miss the Minnesota Ballet as they bring to life this favorite fairy tale, set in the lush world of Renaissance Tuscany. Cinderella’s life is difficult enough with all the work she is expected to do, and her step mother means very well, but, oh, those step sisters! They have all the gawkiness and evil tricks, but Cinderella has all the grace and sweetness. The step sisters flirt with the dancing master as they try to polish up their dance steps. At the ball they try to flirt with the Prince. All seems lost for Cinderella’s chance to go to the ball until the Three Graces arrive to magically produce a gown fit for a future princess and perfect little coach fit to take her to the ball. It isn’t long before the Prince has eyes only for the new arrival, he then will search the kingdom over to find the beautiful maiden who left the ball so mysteriously.

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Lenten Concert- Messiah - part II

March 15, 2016, 7:00pm

University Choir

Performed at the Central Christian Church.
Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00pm.
Admission: $10

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

The Last Smoker In America

Pipe Dreams

April 1, 2016, 7:30pm

April 1 & 2 @ 7:30pm / April 3 @ 2pm

April 7, 8, 9 15, 16 @ 7:30pm / April. 17th @ 2pm

Enter an America where the government is in your kitchen, sniffing for outlawed cigarettes! The extreme anti-smoking laws test the sanity of one suburban family. Pam is having an impossible time trying to quit. Her husband Ernie retreats to the basement to relive the rock star dreams of his youth, while their teenage son Jimmy only turns away from his videogames to explore his gangster rapper persona. Adding to the dysfunctional dynamic is anti-smoking fanatic Phyllis, the neighbor who can’t keep her nose out of everyone else’s business.

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The Blues Brothers Revue

Blues Brothers Revue

April 8, 2016, 7:30pm

The Official Blues Brothers Revue duo is sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi to don the official hat and sunglasses and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues. Discovered in Las Vegas, performers Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty capture the infectious humor and unbridled spirit of the Blues Brothers like no one since John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd walked the stage. Backed by a powerhouse band, they'll give you a show to remember, packed with classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog, including Soul Man, Rubber Biscuit, Sweet Home Chicago, and more. For a night of laughter, dancing, and foot-stompin' fun, join us!

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Gala Season Finale


April 16, 2016, 7:30pm

Janice Chandler-Eteme, Soprano
Leon Williams, Baritone
Millikin Union of Choirs

Copland Appalachian Spring
Gershwin Porggy and Bess

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

MU Wind Ensemble

April 22, 2016, 7:30pm

Performing at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center with Millikin Student Solo Competition Winners.

The Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents concerts of traditional and contemporary music for winds, brass and percussion. Featuring faculty and student soloists, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs music by Arnold, Bernstein, Holst, Sousa, Ticheli, Wagner, Whitacre and many others!



April 24, 2016, 4:00pm

Performing at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.

Percussion Ensemble Masterworks showcases the depth and breadth of contemporary percussion chamber music through a program featuring works by the world's leading composers.

What I didn't Learn in College

Pipe Dreams

April 29, 2016, 7:30am

April 29 & 30 @ 7:30pm / May 1 @ 2pm

May 6 & 7 @ 7:30pm / May 8 @ 2pm

May 12, 13, 14 @ 7:30pm

Set in 1979 Chicago, a shy guy who has just graduated from a small liberal arts college is filled with theories and judgments about how the world should be. Aware he needs to learn more about life, he decides to move into a group house with a bunch of beer guzzling, frat types. And he ends up learning more than he expects. This is also an entirely new play by playwright Rich Orloff from New York City!

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Rhythmic Circus- Feet Don't Fail Me Now

Rhythmic Circus

May 7, 2016, 7:30pm

They bring the furious funk...and tap their way into everyone’s hearts!” - Star Tribune

Rhythmic Circus has quickly risen from an underground percussive-dance phenomenon to an innovative live performance company known for transforming their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm.

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