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Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 7:30pm, Friday, August 5, 2016 - 7:30pm, Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theater
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Date/Time(s):
Thur-Sat, August 4-6, 2016 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
Sun, August 7, 2016 – 2pm (doors open at 1:15pm)

Seating: Reserved Seating

Tickets: $30 Premium / $18 Adult / $14 Student & Senior (55 & over) / $10 Children (12 & under)
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $2.50 (online only)

On-Sale Date: Friday, May 27, 2016 – 10am

The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company is returning to the Virginia Theatre August 4 through 7 to produce and perform the award-winning Broadway musical OKLAHOMA! — with live musical accompaniment — in their first theatrical engagement at the historic downtown venue since 2009!

OKLAHOMA! is being directed by Stephen Fiol. Conducted by Dave Ivy. Musical Director Liz Martin. Produced by Todd Salen. Presented by the Champaign Park District.

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 8:15pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana is back! Join us for Volume 21, where you’ll hear eleven inspiring community members discussing an array of topics in concise talks illustrated by 20 slides displaying for 20 seconds each. It’s sure to be an informative, fast-paced, and captivating evening.

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Doors open at 7:45 pm, show at 8:20 pm
Admission: free
Possible Mature Content, 18+ recommended
Featuring a special PKN photo booth and music by DJ Mertz

Our Volume 21 Presenters:
Anthony Burkert | Love Should Be Benevolent
Lisa Cerezo | Random Acts of Kindness and Creativity
Austin Cyphersmith | Making New Friends
Jared Fritz | Driver’s Re-Education
Darrell Hoemann | Creative Logistics
Tom Layman | 4th of July Lamb Cakes: A Mother’s Folk Art Legacy
Cara Maurizi | Fine Arts Is So Much More Than The Fun Class
Molly M. McLay | Karaoke Saved My Life
Benjamin Moy | One Company’s Community Kindling
Erin Tarr | Girls…Choose Your Thoughts
Deke Weaver | BEAR
With emcee Kelly White, Executive Director of 40 North

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook!

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WHAT, EXACTLY, IS PECHA KUCHA NIGHT?
First devised by a pair of Tokyo architects in 2003, PechaKucha Nights have become international phenomena that use a simple concept to create big community exchanges. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat. PechaKucha Nights are held in over 900 cities worldwide.

NEAT! WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
For additional info, or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, email at pechakuchaCU@thecudo.org.

Check out the www.pechakucha.org global website to get a sense of the magnitude of the event as well as our city page, www.pechakucha.org/night/champaign-urbana.

Follow us on Twitter: @pechakuchaCU
Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pechakuchaCU
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 2:30pm
Champaign Central High School
{ theatre, music }

Champaign Central's Acting Class Presents Little Shop of Horrors the Musical!
May 18-20 at 7:00 pm and the 22nd at 2:30pm, with an invited dress rehearsal on the 17th. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults.
(There is no show on Saturday, May 21st)

Seymour Krelbourn lives life as a poor, previously orphaned young-adult working in a florist shop to raise his strange plants and make ends meet. Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists, owned by Mr. Mushnik, has not been doing well, and Mr. Mushnik is ready to close up shop. In an act of desperation and dedication, Seymour, encouraged by Audrey, shows Mushnik one of his strange and interesting plants. Seymour has always had a crush on Audrey, however she leans toward not-so-nice men and her relationship has turned abusive. But, since Audrey is still working with him at the shop, he does not want the shop to close. Once Seymour places the plant in the window, business starts to pour in, but the plant won’t grow. Seymour discovers that the only thing that the plant will eat is blood… fresh blood.. And as he begins to run out of blood from his fingers, Seymour must decide whether to continue feeding the plant by taking lives, or to let it die and lose the love of his life, Audrey...

Cast List:
Seymour: Quinton Ohlsson
Audrey: Shireen Hassan
Mushnik: Josh Harris (Tues/Thurs/Sun) Mitchell Flanagin (Wed/Fri)
Orin: Will Kanter (Tues/Thurs/Sun) Nick Henson (Wed, Fri)
Ronnette: Zoë Dunn
Crystal: Lauran Miller
Chiffon: Symone Howell
Bebop Understudy: Diana Golmeeva
Audrey II (The Plant): LaDonna Wilson
Audrey II Puppeteer: Rajheem Haymon
Customer: Jack Wierschem
Arthur Denton: Seth Lerner
Ensemble: Seth Lerner, Joe Stevens, Arnold Brown, Ben Wendt, Jack Wierschem, Rajheem Haymon, Offnight Mushink, Offnight Orin

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 2:30pm
Champaign Central High School
{ theatre }

Come support Champaign Central Drama as they perform Rumors, a farce by Neil Simon
April 21st-23rd at 7:00 and the 24th at 2:30
Tickets are $5 for students (free with activity card) and $10 for adults

Charley and Myra Brock are having a party for their tenth anniversary, and have invited their closest friends over to celebrate. However, when the guests arrive, things do not go as previously planned. Myra is gone, the help is gone, and Charley has shot himself through the earlobe! It doesn't make any sense, and it is up to the four couples to determine how to handle the situation. People are going deaf, getting in car accidents, walking like giraffes, and getting blood conditions all because of one superficial head wound. The guests come to the conclusion that someone is going to have to pretend to be Charley when the police arrive... but who?

CAST
Ken Gorman: Nick Henson
Chris Gorman: Shireen Hassan
Leonard Ganz: Will Kanter
Claire Ganz: Georgia Atkinson
Ernie Cusack: Seth Lerner
Cookie Cusack: Allyson Boyd
Glenn Cooper: Mitchell Flanagin (Thurs/Sat) / Josh Harris (Fri/Sun)
Cassie Cooper: Omer Barkan (Thurs/Sat) / Grace Brown (Fri/Sun)
Officer Welch: Jack Wierschem
Officer Pudney: Nico Chiligiris
Male Understudy: Ben Wendt
Female Understudy/Myra: Anja Schrag

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
Virginia Theatre
{ theatre, music }

The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform a free concert at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. The originally scheduled show time of 3:00 P.M. was changed to 7:00 P.M. to better allow performers to attend church services that day. Free reserved seating tickets for the concert are available at the Virginia Theatre box office, www.thevirginia.org, or by phone at 217-356-9063. Presented by the Champaign Park District.

The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus is the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. Founded in 1946 and 1957 respectively, these two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.

The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics, and Broadway musicals.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W Park Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
{ theatre, dance }

Champaign Urbana Ballet presents

Coppélia

Friday, May 6th at 7pm

Saturday, May 7th at 11am and 4pm

Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign

Tickets at the Virginia Theatre Box Office at 217.356.9053 or www.theVirginia.org

General

$24 adult, $12 student and youth

Girl Scout Exclusive Promotion (Saturday matinees)

$12 adult, $8 Girl Scout, Free Troop Leader ticket for every 7 Girl Scout tickets purchased

Also brought to you by: Bill Bass Foundation, Car-X Tire and Auto, Champaign Ballet

Academy, Champaign Telephone Company, Chifan Cheng, DDS and Vickie Hemann, DDS, Christie Clinic Department of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Iroquois Federal, Merrill Lynch, Midland States Bank, Stone Ridge Dairy and Two Men and a Truck.

DESCRIPTION

Coppélia is a charming story about a magical toymaker, Dr. Coppelius, who brings to life his beautiful doll. This heartwarming and funny tale of love and the power of imagination is a must-see for any age. Bright costumes, picturesque scenery and classical choreography are set to the memorable melodies of Delibes by artistic director Deanna Doty. If you love the doll in The Nutcracker, you’re going to love Coppélia.
Media, please contact: Cheryl Silver, media coordinator cesilver@gmail.com

Kay Greene, executive director Champaign Urbana Ballet cuballet@gmail.com or 217-355-7317 www.cuballet.com

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:00am
Virginia Theatre, 203 W Park Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
{ theatre }

Champaign Urbana Ballet presents

Coppélia

Friday, May 6th at 7pm

Saturday, May 7th at 11am and 4pm

Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign

Tickets at the Virginia Theatre Box Office at 217.356.9053 or www.theVirginia.org

General

$24 adult, $12 student and youth

Girl Scout Exclusive Promotion (Saturday matinees)

$12 adult, $8 Girl Scout, Free Troop Leader ticket for every 7 Girl Scout tickets purchased

Also brought to you by: Bill Bass Foundation, Car-X Tire and Auto, Champaign Ballet

Academy, Champaign Telephone Company, Chifan Cheng, DDS and Vickie Hemann, DDS, Christie Clinic Department of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Iroquois Federal, Merrill Lynch, Midland States Bank, Stone Ridge Dairy and Two Men and a Truck.

DESCRIPTION

Coppélia is a charming story about a magical toymaker, Dr. Coppelius, who brings to life his beautiful doll. This heartwarming and funny tale of love and the power of imagination is a must-see for any age. Bright costumes, picturesque scenery and classical choreography are set to the memorable melodies of Delibes by artistic director Deanna Doty. If you love the doll in The Nutcracker, you’re going to love Coppélia.
Media, please contact: Cheryl Silver, media coordinator cesilver@gmail.com

Kay Greene, executive director Champaign Urbana Ballet cuballet@gmail.com or 217-355-7317 www.cuballet.com

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W Park Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
{ theatre }

Champaign Urbana Ballet presents

Coppélia

Friday, May 6th at 7pm

Saturday, May 7th at 11am and 4pm

Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign

Tickets at the Virginia Theatre Box Office at 217.356.9053 or www.theVirginia.org

General

$24 adult, $12 student and youth

Girl Scout Exclusive Promotion (Saturday matinees)

$12 adult, $8 Girl Scout, Free Troop Leader ticket for every 7 Girl Scout tickets purchased

Also brought to you by: Bill Bass Foundation, Car-X Tire and Auto, Champaign Ballet

Academy, Champaign Telephone Company, Chifan Cheng, DDS and Vickie Hemann, DDS, Christie Clinic Department of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Iroquois Federal, Merrill Lynch, Midland States Bank, Stone Ridge Dairy and Two Men and a Truck.

DESCRIPTION

Coppélia is a charming story about a magical toymaker, Dr. Coppelius, who brings to life his beautiful doll. This heartwarming and funny tale of love and the power of imagination is a must-see for any age. Bright costumes, picturesque scenery and classical choreography are set to the memorable melodies of Delibes by artistic director Deanna Doty. If you love the doll in The Nutcracker, you’re going to love Coppélia.
Media, please contact: Cheryl Silver, media coordinator cesilver@gmail.com

Kay Greene, executive director Champaign Urbana Ballet cuballet@gmail.com or 217-355-7317 www.cuballet.com

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (All day) to Monday, November 28, 2016 (All day)
Venice-Italy

CALL FOR ARTISTS (VENICE-ITALY)

Deadline: March 31, 2016

BORDERS - It’s LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival (in Venice) It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, is pleased to announce the open call for BORDERS 2016, the International Art and Architecture Festival.
BORDERS festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice Art House, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, from May to November 2016, in the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Photography / Video Art / Video Mapping / Computer Graphics / Painting / Architecture / Installation / Sculpture / Performing Art

Further informations about BORDERS FESTIVAL contact us: giorgio.itsliquid@gmail.com

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:15pm
The Virginia Theatre

Since 2009, PechaKucha Night C-U has inspired us with captivating stories and unique perspectives. With such an abundance of creativity in our community, PechaKucha Night C-U’s 20th Volume is cause for celebration!

Our Vol. 20 All-Star presenter lineup will feature PKN presenters of the past who will return to the stage to share brand new stories, ideas, and projects in 20 seconds x 20 images. This is bound to be our biggest PKN yet—join us!

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Avenue, Champaign
Doors open at 7:20 pm
Show starts at 8:20 pm
Admission: $10 in advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available online at http://thevirginia.org/event/pechakucha-volume-20-2/
Possible Mature Content, 18+ recommended

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook!

WHAT, EXACTLY, IS PECHA KUCHA NIGHT?
First devised by a pair of Tokyo architects in 2003, PechaKucha Nights have become international phenomena that use a simple concept to create big community exchanges. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat.

NEAT! WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
For additional info, or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, email at pechakuchaCU@thecudo.org. Check out the www.pechakucha.org global website to get a sense of the magnitude of the event as well as our city page, www.pechakucha.org/night/champaign-urbana.

Follow us on Twitter: @pechakuchaCU
Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pechakuchaCU
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org

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