theatre

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theatre

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 - 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Seating: Reserved Seating

Tickets: $18 - $45 (VIP)

The world’s #1 name in comedy is coming to C/U! Central Illinois gets in on the laughter as The Second City takes on all the news that’s fits to twist. The biggest headlines! The hot-button issues! And it’s all served up with a side of that famous Chicago-style improv. Don’t miss your chance to see the superstars of tomorrow live on stage now — when The Second City Hits Home!

When The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, no one could have guessed that this small cabaret theatre would become the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world. The Broadway success of Mike Nichols and Elaine May – members of The Second City's predecessor, The Compass Players – put attention on the fledgling company. Soon, alumni of The Second City – such as Alan Arkin, Robert Klein, David Steinberg and Fred Willard – began to cement the theatre's reputation for developing the finest comedic voices of each and every generation. With the debut of NBC's Saturday Night Live, populated by Second City Alums John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner, the theatre became internationally known for its ever increasing roster of comedy superstars. Since then, The Second City (and its Canadian sister-theatre) has launched the careers of Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bill Murray and many, many more.

For more, and to purchase tickets: http://www.thevirginia.org/shows/comedy/128-the-second-city-hits-home

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00pm
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From Here to Eternity: The Musical (146 minutes)
Three-time Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-winning author and lyricist Sir Tim Rice will introduce, via Skype, a special screening of a filmed performance of his new stage play, From Here to Eternity: The Musical, at the historic Virginia Theatre on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Members of Urbana VFW Post #630 and Marine Corps League #1231 will be present to observe the day of remembrance and to present a color guard, and a panel discussion about the musical will immediately follow the screening. An exhibit on the military history of the time will be on display in the theatre’s eastern lobby. General Admission tickets are $10 each ($5 each for all veterans and active duty military service personnel) and may be purchased at the Virginia Theatre box office, 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, by phone at 217-356-9063, or charge online here at thevirginia.org. Presented by the Champaign Park District, with support from Forced Perspective Entertainment, Inc.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Armory Free Theatre, 505 East Armory Drive in Room 160

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students of nationally renown artist Deke Weaver are pleased to present Funny, Messy, Sad, an evening of performance art. Comprised of performances developed throughout the semester, Funny, Messy, Sad will have a limited run of two shows at the Armory Free Theatre on December 5th: one at 7pm and the other at midnight. Each show will run 90 minutes.

Funny, Messy, Sad takes audience members on a ride through musical theatre, church, foodie mysticism, workout routines, performative sculpture, and more. You can expect fireworks inside, full frontal nudity, misinformation, dances with seven veils, secrets and lies, and a guest appearance by Edward Snowden. Also, choreographed hamster dancing, live popcorn popping, wish fulfillment, and the meaning of life illuminated.

Audience members are encouraged to arrive early because seating is limited.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 6:30pm
Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Champaign Urbana Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

A Holiday tradition, The Nutcracker is the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince who are led through an enchanted dream by Clara’s godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer.

From the exciting battle of mice and soldiers to the magnificent scenes of snow and sweets, the talented dancers of Champaign Urbana Ballet perform this timeless piece under the direction of Deanna Doty.

Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Thursday December 4 at 7:30 pm

Friday December 5 at 7:30 pm

Saturday December 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday December 7 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Tickets:

$20 - $42

On-line at www.krannertcenter.com

By phone at 217/333-6280 or 800/KCPATIX

In person at the Ticket Office (10am-6pm every day)

For more information about CU Ballet, visit CuBallet.com

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm, Monday, December 8, 2014 - 2:00pm
Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Champaign Urbana Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

A Holiday tradition, The Nutcracker is the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince who are led through an enchanted dream by Clara’s godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer.

From the exciting battle of mice and soldiers to the magnificent scenes of snow and sweets, the talented dancers of Champaign Urbana Ballet perform this timeless piece under the direction of Deanna Doty.

Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Thursday December 4 at 7:30 pm

Friday December 5 at 7:30 pm

Saturday December 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday December 7 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Tickets:

$20 - $42

On-line at www.krannertcenter.com

By phone at 217/333-6280 or 800/KCPATIX

In person at the Ticket Office (10am-6pm every day)

For more information about CU Ballet, visit CuBallet.com

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:30pm, Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:30pm, Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:30pm
Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Champaign Urbana Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

A Holiday tradition, The Nutcracker is the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince who are led through an enchanted dream by Clara’s godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer.

From the exciting battle of mice and soldiers to the magnificent scenes of snow and sweets, the talented dancers of Champaign Urbana Ballet perform this timeless piece under the direction of Deanna Doty.

Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Thursday December 4 at 7:30 pm

Friday December 5 at 7:30 pm

Saturday December 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday December 7 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Tickets:

$20 - $42

On-line at www.krannertcenter.com

By phone at 217/333-6280 or 800/KCPATIX

In person at the Ticket Office (10am-6pm every day)

For more information about CU Ballet, visit CuBallet.com

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 2:30pm
Urbana High School, Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St.
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Based on the beloved classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women, The Broadway Musical" will be presented Nov. 5-8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. by the Urbana High School Theatre Department under the direction of Tim Broeker and musical direction by Cullyn Murphy.

Tickets are $10 ($5 for UHS students and children under 12) and are available at the door, beginning 30 minutes prior to each performance, or by emailing tbroeker@usd116.org.

The story follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. Jo longs to publish a novel. Meg longs for a fiance. Beth longs for a piano. Amy longs to be admired. This timeless tale has been given new life as an exhilarating musical, filled with glorious song, dance and a few tears. It celebrates personal discovery and coming of age in a time of challenge and transformation.

The cast, crew and orchestra feature a wealth of talent from more than 30 UHS students. The production team includes technical director Breanna Morton, costume designer Barb Hughes, orchestra conductor Darren Hicks, assistant director Jessica Elliott and scenic construction lead Rick Broeker.

Performances are at Urbana High School's Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St., Urbana.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm, Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm, Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:00pm, Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
Urbana High School, Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St.
{ theatre, music }

Based on the beloved classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women, The Broadway Musical" will be presented Nov. 5-8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. by the Urbana High School Theatre Department under the direction of Tim Broeker and musical direction by Cullyn Murphy.

Tickets are $10 ($5 for UHS students and children under 12) and are available at the door, beginning 30 minutes prior to each performance, or by emailing tbroeker@usd116.org.

The story follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. Jo longs to publish a novel. Meg longs for a fiance. Beth longs for a piano. Amy longs to be admired. This timeless tale has been given new life as an exhilarating musical, filled with glorious song, dance and a few tears. It celebrates personal discovery and coming of age in a time of challenge and transformation.

The cast, crew and orchestra feature a wealth of talent from more than 30 UHS students. The production team includes technical director Breanna Morton, costume designer Barb Hughes, orchestra conductor Darren Hicks, assistant director Jessica Elliott and scenic construction lead Rick Broeker.

Performances are at Urbana High School's Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St., Urbana.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ancient Mediterranean Gallery, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

Join resident storyteller Kim Sheahan for a family storytelling concert of multicultural folktales to put you in the mood to celebrate! For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244 - 3355 or ksheahan@illinois.edu

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

Two ghost story concerts for Halloween will feature local favorite tellers Dan Keding, Kath Brinkmann, and Kim Sheahan, as well as tellers from UIUC faculty, staff, and students. All donations and admission fees will support the Museum’s educational programs. This ghost story concert features tales with adult themes or heightened fear factors.

It is for adults only (age 16 and above). Don’t worry—everyone still gets candy.

For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244 - 3355 or ksheahan@illinois.edu

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