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2023-2024 Season

 

The Traveling Salvation Show

The Traveling Salvation Show

Saturday, February 17 @ 7:30 p.m.

Rock


Think of it as Neil Diamond’s greatest hits played by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra – and it’s so good, so good.

Neil Diamond rocks, and The Traveling Salvation Show will prove it to you. This up-tempo, rock-oriented tribute to the legendary Neil Diamond will have you dancing and singing along to all of the classic hits. The hard-driving band recreates the energy of Neil Diamond’s live arena performances with its own rock flair. Wearing sequins is not required but highly encouraged!


FRIENDS: $32.00 Adult / $28.00 Senior / $12.00 Youth

PUBLIC: $40.00 Adult / $35.00 Senior / $15.00 Youth

 

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These Shining Lives

These Shining Lives

Thursday, February 29 @ 10:00 a.m. (Arts Education; Recommended for K-12)

Friday, March 1 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 3 @ 2:30 p.m.

Theatre

 

These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.

Based on the true story of Catherine Donohue and the women who painted watch faces for the Radium Dial Company in Ottawa, Illinois, in the 1920s. Their employer assured them that the radium they were using was completely safe, even after many of them developed serious health issues. Their successful lawsuit became a cornerstone in the fight for workers’ safety standards nationwide.

Produced by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service


FRIENDS: $5.00 Adult / $5.00 Senior / $5.00 Youth

PUBLIC: $5.00 Adult / $5.00 Senior / $5.00 Youth

 

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Masterworks Chorale

Broadway Pops at the Movies! with the Masterworks Chorale

Sunday, March 10 @ 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored in part by Art on the Square and Co-Produced by the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

A delightful revue of Broadway and pops favorites from the Silver Screen,
including The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, and West Side Story.

Featuring Masterworks Chorale, Children’s Chorus and Jazz Ensemble, with Steve Jankowski, Master of Ceremonies and a guest appearance by Christine Brewer!

The Masterworks Chorale is an ensemble of auditioned singers who enrich the cultural environment of the Metro East with outstanding performances of significant choral literature. The membership represents a seven-county area in Illinois and Missouri and includes a wide variety of professions and musical backgrounds.


FRIENDS: $16.00 Adult / $16.00 Senior / $16.00 Youth

PUBLIC: $20.00 Adult / $20.00 Senior / $20.00 Youth

 

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Giordano Dance Chicago

Giordano Dance Chicago

Saturday, March 23 @ 7:30 p.m.

Dance


For 60 seasons, Giordano Dance Chicago has served as a prime example of a company that can simultaneously revel in the past and the present. Considered jazz dance royalty, the electrifying performers of America’s original jazz dance company invariably run on high-octane fuel and generate a similarly high-powered response from their audience.


FRIENDS: $36.00 Adult / $32.00 Senior / $12.00 Youth

PUBLIC: $45.00 Adult / $40.00 Senior / $15.00 Youth

 

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Arcadia Dance Orchestra

Arcadia Dance Orchestra

Friday, April 5 @ 7:30 p.m.


The Arcadia Dance Orchestra is an authentic, 11-piece 1920s-style jazz band based in St. Louis. Named after the once-famous Arcadia Ballroom (“On Olive, near Grand”), the group consists of incredible musicians playing era-correct instruments with red-hot energy and keen historical accuracy. Hear the exact same sort of music and repertoire you could expect to hear in St. Louis if you were to travel back in time.


FRIENDS: $16.00 Adult / $16.00 Senior / $16.00 Youth

PUBLIC: $20.00 Adult / $20.00 Senior / $20.00 Youth

 

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Donnie

What's Your MVP? with Donnie Campbell

Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:00 p.m.

High School Basketball Coach and Real-Life Inspiration for Ted Lasso

Coach Donnie Campbell is not just an inspirational coach, but also in part, the impetus for the wise and ever so cheerful lead character of the Emmy Award Winning show, Ted Lasso. His colorful keynote provides valuable leadership lessons that can be seen on the court, but more importantly applied in the workplace.

At a time when embracing your uniqueness is a rare quality, he shows how to define your core values while forming your mission, values, and plan.

 

FRIENDS: $20.00 Adult / $16.00 Senior / $12.00 Youth

PUBLIC: $25.00 Adult / $20.00 Senior / $15.00 Youth

McKendree University Faculty, Staff, and Students FREE

 

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Head East

Head East

Friday, April 19 @ 7:30 p.m.

70s Rock


The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their signature song, “Never Been Any Reason” with notable chorus “Save my life/I’m going down for the last time” has long been considered by many radio stations across the country as “The Rock & Roll National Anthem.” This year Head East will be celebrating their 50th anniversary by performing most cuts off their iconic record “Flat As A Pancake.”


FRIENDS: $32.00 Adult / $28.00 Senior / $12.00 Youth

PUBLIC: $40.00 Adult / $35.00 Senior / $15.00 Youth

 

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St. Louis Brass Band and Academy Brass Band

St. Louis Brass Band and Academy Brass Band

Sunday, April 28 @ 3:00 p.m.


The Saint Louis Brass Band consists of thirty professional brass and percussion performers whose mission is to spread the repertoire of the traditional brass band through many high-quality performances in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area.


FRIENDS: $16.00 Adult / $16.00 Senior / $16.00 Youth

PUBLIC: $20.00 Adult / $20.00 Senior / $20.00 Youth

 

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