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Ethel Merman’s Broadway starring Rita McKenzie
Saturday, Nov. 22
Dorothy Menker Theater

Ethel Merman was the best of the Broadway belters. She was the Queen of Broadway during its Golden Age, singing – as no one else could – unforgettable showstoppers in the great musicals, including Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsyand Hello, Dolly.

For 40 years you could always rely on “The Merm” to deliver the goods. When she retired from Broadway in 1970, she left people wondering if they would ever hear that sound again.Fast forward to 2014. You can hear it again. In this engaging tribute, the bold and brassy singer/actress Rita McKenzie brings Merman to life. With hilarious charm, colorful tales, eye-popping costumes, and a gigantic voice, McKenzie’s depiction defies belief.

Moraine Valley Community College invites you to our Fine and Performing Arts Center for our 21st season filled with music, dance, theater, and art for all ages. We’re pleased to bring you another outstanding lineup of concerts and special events in our 600-seat Dorothy Menker Theater, our intimate John and Angeline Oremus Theater, and our Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery. Join us!

Shows in the New 2014-15 Season!


Oct. 30-Nov. 9 Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.

The Many Moods of Mother Nature

Flute Choir

Friday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Carol Brookes SLANT: New Works by Carol Brookes

Sept. 22-Oct. 23

PUSH Physical Theatre

Saturday, Oct. 18 7:30 p.m.

Cabaret is one of the most famous and disturbing musicals in American history. Written in 1966, Cabaret focuses on the rise of the Nazis toward the end of the 1920s, during a time of German decadence. While two love stories unravel – one between an American writer and a British cabaret singer and dancer, and the second between an elderly German woman and the Jewish man she plans to marry – we watch the disintegration of the wild, experimental culture of the Germany of the 1920s and the rise of the Nazi party. Although greatly altered for screen, Cabaret inspired the 1972 movie of the same name starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, and features well-known songs such as Willkommen, The Money Song, If You Could See Her, and, of course, Cabaret.

Oct. 30-Nov. 9 Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Carol Brookes examines the hemisphere as a structure through a series of frame-like architectural wedge forms constructed of wood and canvas and filled with sculptural structures and mixed media materials including textured layers of sculpting epoxy and hardware.
Sept. 22-Oct. 23
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 25, 3-7 p.m.
Artist talk at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Seeing award winning PUSH Physical Theatre is like watching a live action-movie. This talented group of performers inspires awe with physical illusions and gravity-defying, dance-infused, acrobatic high-jinx. It’s cool, it’s athletic, it’s a perfect metaphor-in-motion; the narratives of our lives played out with hope, strength and optimism. These masters of physical storytelling captivate audiences’ attention and ignite their emotions. Once you’ve experienced the myth and magic of PUSH you will know the strength of the human soul expressed by the power of the human body.

PUSH Physical Theatre
Saturday, Oct. 18 7:30 p.m. Dorothy Menker Theater