Big Blue Revue

Big Blue Revue, Feb. 24

February 24, 2018, 6:30pm

Join us for a wonderful night of performances by College of Fine Arts students, faculty and alumni, celebrating the past, present and exciting future of the new Center for Theatre and Dance

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 

VIP Tickets: 
$50 per person or $400 per table of 10
Includes reserved seats, table service and drinks

General Admission: 
$15 per person

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Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies

Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies

February 24, 2018, 7:30pm

Mister Mojo and his troupe of near-mad musical provocateurs are bringing an authentic Cajun experience of Zydeco music to Kirkland Fine Arts Center for a Mardi Gras celebration! Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies have poured Louisiana fire on audiences for over a quarter century. Few performers lift an audience like Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies. This show is HOT!

Ticket prices- $20/$25/$30
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult (Discount not available online)

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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Mr. burns production

March 1, 2018, 7:30pm to 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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Performing with Poise - a workshop for performers by Dr. Paul Kenyon

dr. paul kenyon

March 3, 2018, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Performing With Poise

a workshop for performers by Dr. Paul Kenyon

presented by Millikin Piano Club & the School of Music

(Olivet Nazarene University)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Room 11

All music students encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public.

Masterworks V

Masterworks V

March 3, 2018, 7:30pm

Tickets: $10, $15, $20

Few composers have inspired greater fascination among audiences, musicians, and scholars than Ludwig van Beethoven. His nine symphonies, framed in this concert by the MDSO and the Millikin Union of Choirs, represent monumental artistic achievements for both the composer and the many musicians who continue to perform his works. Symphony No. 1, premiered in 1800, reveals deep roots to Beethoven’s compositional ambitions in the Viennese classicist styles of Mozart and Haydn. 

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Particle II for solo Cello and Wind Ensemble (2016)

Amy Catron

March 4, 2018, 4:00pm

World Premiere

“Particle II for solo Cello and Wind Ensemble (2016)”

Sunday, March 4, 2018

4 p.m.

Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Free and open to the public.

by Robert Chumbley

Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Amy Catron, faculty cellist

Rhonda Vincent

Rhonda Vincent

March 24, 2018, 7:30pm

Enjoy as the eight-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, six-time Grammy Nominee, and most awarded group in Bluegrass history seamlessly performs a breath-taking, one of a kind, must see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of Bluegrass music! 

Famously crowned as "The New Queen of Bluegrass" by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincent's music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads. Her latest project "Taken" features special guests ranging from Dolly Parton to Richard Marx. With over eighty awards to their name, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage are the most celebrated band in bluegrass.

Ticket prices- $25/$30/$35
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult (Discount not available online)

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Faculty Recital Series: Silvan Negruțiu, piano

silvan negruțiu

March 25, 2018, 4:00pm

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Kirkland Fine Arts Center Auditorium

The 2017-2018 Faculty Recital Series in the School of Music concludes with a solo recital featuring pianist Silvan Negruțiu, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies. The program includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Tcherepnin, and Silvestri. This event marks the inauguration of the new Kirkland Auditorium Concert Steinway D, generously underwritten by David Fathauer. This event is free and open to the public.

Strangest Things! The Musical

Pipe Dreams Theatre Strangest Things

April 6, 2018, 7:30pm to April 22, 2018, 5:00pm

Strangest Things

Set in 1983, when parents were nowhere to be found, hair was huge, and frozen waffles had the power to change a bald girl's life, something ... strange happened in a sleepy town. Strangest Things! is a hilarious combination of the iconic characters from the Netflix original series, Stranger Things, and your favorite 80s smash hits! What more could you want?

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Catapult Dance

Catapult Dance

April 7, 2018, 7:30pm

Never seen before, magic shadow dance!

An America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create magical shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us.  Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter!  You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again.  Packed with hundreds of shape transformation, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories.

Ticket prices- $15/$20/$25
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult (Discount not available online)

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Hollis Prize Competition Recital

Hollis Prize Winners

April 7, 2018, 7:30pm

Hollis Prize Competition Recital

Saturday, April 7, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Kaeuper Hall
This event is free and open to the public.

Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

April 20, 2018, 7:30pm to 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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Unlatched: A Devised Work

Unlatched: A Devised Work

April 26, 2018, 7:30pm to April 29, 2018, 2:00pm

Unlatched will be a devised piece that will begin with something very simple: Boxes. This play will explore the destiny of boxes and those who open them.

Ticket prices- $7-9 for MU Students
General Public tickets- $11-12
(Some discounts not available online)

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Student Solo Competition Concert

April 27, 2018, 7:30pm

Student Solo Competition Concert

Friday, April 27, 2018 

7:30 p.m.

Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Free and open to the public.

Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Student Soloists and the Monticello High School Band, conducted by Alison Allender

This annual concert features Millikin student solo competition winners performing as soloists with the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble. 

Equinox: A Concert of Dance

May 4, 2018, 7:30pm to 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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MJ Live!

MJ live

May 11, 2018, 7:30pm

The King of Pop is back!

Relive the energy, excitement and pure joy of the legendary superstar and his music through the #1 Michael Jackson tribute concert in the WORLD!  Feel the energy from the band and the mega-talented dancers through this live performance.  Witness the awesome sound, lighting, and effects.  Sing along to some of the greatest hits of all time like Bad, Billie Jean, Beat It, Dangerous, Smooth Criminal, and many more!

Ticket prices- $30/$40/$50
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult (Discount not available online)

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