The Performing Arts Series brings world-class, award-winning artists to Moraine Valley for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We kick off the series with fan favorite Jim Witter performing Feelin’ Groovy, before traveling to Zimbabwe with Gospel a cappella quintet Nobuntu. We invite you to celebrate the holidays with Grammy Award-winning vocal jazz ensemble New York Voices, experience the ancient art of Japanese drumming with DRUM TAO, and bring the whole family to The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!

The Series takes place in the 600-seat Dorothy Menker Theater, and the Cabaret Series takes place on the stage of the Dorothy Menker Theater. Join us for a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For questions regarding our Performing Arts Series, contact or call (708) 974-5500.

2023-24 Series

Tickets (unless noted)
Adult $35, Seniors 55+ $32, Veterans and Active Military $28, Moraine Valley Faculty and Staff $28, Under 18 $28

To purchase tickets 24/7, visit ticket information or call the Box Office at (708) 974-5500 Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Save money and buy a season subscription! Cabaret events not included in subscription.

New-York-VoicesNew York Voices Holiday Show

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal jazz ensemble New York Voices is bringing their holiday show to the Fine and Performing Arts Center. Featuring musical director and tenor Darmon Meader, baritone Peter Eldridge, dual sopranos Lauren Kinhan and Kim Nazarian, and their three-piece band.

An internationally renowned vocal ensemble, the New York Voices have been going strong for over 30 years. Starting out in the 1980’s at Ithaca College in New York, the New York Voices blend various styles of jazz to create performances that excite and enthrall audiences. With numerous albums and tours under their belt, the New York Voices have used their performance and musical experience to teach the next generation of artists through their Vocal Jazz Camp. Individual members also teach at the Berklee College of Music, Ithaca College, and Indiana University.

The concert will have classic hits such as Let It Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night and much more. A wonderful evening that will certainly kick-off the holiday season for all ages.

Lauren-JelencovichCabaret: Lauren Jelencovich: Very Merry and Bright!

Friday, Dec. 15, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater (seating is on the stage)

Table Seating: Adult $30, Seniors 55+ $28, Under 18 $25, Veterans and Active Military $25, Moraine Valley Faculty and Staff $25
Theater Seating: Adult $27, Seniors 55+ $25, Under 18 $21, Veterans and Active Military $21, Moraine Valley Faculty and Staff $21

Join Yanni’s featured vocalist, Lauren Jelencovich, for an evening of Christmas and more! From Broadway classics and pop crossover hits, to the holiday favorites we all adore and love - this concert is sure to bring you joy and inspiration for the season! Lauren is currently on tour with Yanni as his featured vocalist, performing to sold out venues all over the world such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheater and Royal Albert Hall.

She can be seen and heard on Yanni’s DVDs, CDs and PBS Specials. On Yanni’s album Inspirato, Lauren can be heard singing Nightingale alongside artists Plácido Domingo and Renèe Fleming. Lauren was the grand prize winner of Ed McMahon’s Star Search and Andrea Bocelli’s World Scholarship. She was featured in People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People and was the first woman in recent history to sing on stage in Saudi Arabia in front of an audience of men and women. With over 4.8 million streams on Spotify and Apple, as well as millions of views on YouTube, Lauren has been taking the world by storm. She has toured 60+ countries, and throughout her social media platforms, she has a fan base of over 130,000.

Featuring O Holy Night, Winter Wonderland, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas with Lauren’s powerhouse voice, this will be an unforgettable night of entertainment and holiday cheer!


Second-City-Comedian-RhapsodyThe Second City: Comedian Rhapsody

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

The Second City’s Comedian Rhapsody is a brand-new revue featuring the best sketch comedy and songs from their history, their newest classics and, of course, their trademark improvisation performed by The Second City Touring Company’s best and brightest…and funniest! Come see why The Second City has been the first name in laughter for over sixty years! From the place that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more comes the next generation of comedy superstars!
This show contains adult content.


Derina_Harvey_BandDerina Harvey Band

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Derina Harvey leads the award-winning Celtic Rock sensation the Derina Harvey Band (dHb). With a show that offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as a few originals, Derina’s vibrant personality takes center stage with humor, storytelling, and, of course, her world-class vocals. dHb has been likened to a “rockier” version of Canada’s Great Big Sea, if fronted by Adele, and has earned a reputation as a high-energy live show that leaves many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats!

The band has been across Canada via the performing arts and festival circuits and is now poised to take the United States by storm, having been very well-received at three juried US showcases (Arts Northwest (Best in Showcase Award), Western Arts Alliance, Performing Arts Exchange). The band has begun to make inroads in the US and had finished a tour of the southeastern states just prior to the pandemic. The group has spent the last year writing some new music (releasing the single Grow in 2021) and enjoying a huge wave of new online followers from across the globe via TikTok. dHb’s recording of Tom Lewis’ The Last Shanty was used in thousands of videos on the platform, introducing the band to a whole new generation of listeners and causing their streaming numbers to skyrocket to almost 25 million total streams – and adding over a million more every month!

Gin,-Chocolate-&-Bottle-RocketsCabaret: Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater (seating is on the stage)

Table Seating: Adult $30, Seniors 55+ $28, Under 18 $25, Veterans and Active Military $25, Moraine Valley Faculty and Staff $25
Theater Seating: Adult $27, Seniors 55+ $25, Under 18 $21, Veterans and Active Military $21, Moraine Valley Faculty and Staff $21

Based out of Madison, Wisconsin, Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets combines the musical styles of three solo-artists-turned-bandmates, Jennifer Farley, Shawndell Marks and Beth Kille, into a rich blend of tight 3-part harmonies and clever pop-rock songwriting, ranging from edgy to fun.

GCBR released their first EP in 2014 and took home the 2015, 2017, 2020 and 2021 Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Award for Ensemble Vocalists of the Year. They were also recognized as runner-up for Madison’s Favorite Rock Band in the 2016 Isthmus poll. Their sophomore album titled Lean was released in 2018 and won Folk/American Album of the Year at the 2019 MAMA Awards.

Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets crafted a tribute to Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris titled “Legends in Harmony,” that boasts some of these artists’ greatest hits, delivered with GCBR’s signature powerful vocal blend. This 2-set, multimedia show features songs like 9 to 5, You’re No Good, Desperado and Two More Bottles of Wine. After you see them play live, you can decide which one is gin, which one is chocolate, and which one is the bottle rocket.


Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

DRUM TAO’s modern, high-energy performance, showcases the ancient art of Japanese drumming wadaiko drums and the beautiful melody of Japanese flutes and harps. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO create an energetic and unforgettable production that transfixes audiences worldwide.

In 2016, their Off-Broadway shows in New York were completely sold out! It was featured in the weekly American magazine, Newsweek stating “The highly acclaimed debut of DRUM TAO in Broadway will represent not only Japanese entertainment but Japan itself”. In 2017, they made their major recording debut from UNIVERSAL MUSIC as a compilation of their work for 25 years, which ranked as one of the top three in the iTunes World Album Ranking in five different countries.

Yesterday & TodayYesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

Friday, March 22, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. This is done through request cards that audience members fill out prior to the show. On those cards, the audience member only needs to fill out three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song and the reason why they chose that song. The cards are collected and two minutes before the show begins, a set list is created based upon the songs chosen by that particular audience. As an added treat, the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening. Every show is different, every show is interactive, and every show Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience proves that The Beatles music truly is the soundtrack to our lives.

Yesterday & Today

The-Magic-of-Bill-Blagg-LIVThe Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!

Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

"Unbelievable!" - USA Today
"Absolutely Incredible!" - Chicago Tribune

The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE! tour comes to Moraine Valley for one show only!  Critics and audiences alike rave about Bill’s interactive magic & jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief.

Blagg’s show combines his mind-blowing magical talents along with his trademark off-the-cuff personality to take you on a magical journey you’ll never forget!  You’ll witness objects float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more!  The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE! is more than a magic show, it’s an interactive magic experience!

He’s changing reality one city at a time, and Palos Hills is next!

Get your tickets now to experience it live!

Chicago-Tap-TheatreChicago Tap Theatre: Unleash the Beats

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 7:30 p.m
Dorothy Menker Theater

Chicago Tap Theatre is proud to present “Unleash the Beats,” a fusion of electronic dance music and tap dancing from the 1920s to the future. Featuring music by bands including Nine Inch Nails, Aphex Twin, and Daft Punk, all performed by some of the finest musicians in Chicago and interpreted by the witty and accomplished tap dancers of Chicago Tap Theatre.

Chicago Tap Theatre is a vibrant dance company with a unique mission to preserve the quintessentially American dance form of tap and to take tap to the next level of creativity and innovation. The company stands apart from other dance companies by bridging the gap between tap and other forms of concert dance (such as jazz, ballet and modern) by adopting a conceptual, narrative (i.e., story based) and more emotional approach to its work.

Chicago Tap Theatre performs exclusively with live music provided by some of Chicago’s finest musicians playing everything from Duke Ellington to David Bowie, and many artists in between. The company has performed the works of Buster Brown, Eddie Brown and Bill Evans, and regularly performs classic, universal tap pieces such as the BS Chorus and the Shim Sham. Chicago Tap Theatre has performed in traditional and non-traditional settings including the historic Green Mill, Jazz Dance World Festival, the New York Musical Theatre Festival and Lollapalooza.