Our 600-seat Dorothy Menker Theater is equipped with a mechanically controlled orchestra pit that can be raised and lowered to fit performance needs. Balcony and main floor seating are augmented by four exclusive box seat areas. The theater also features a massive fly tower for elaborate scene changes, and both first- and second-floor lobbies.

Our popular Sunday Salon Series continues for a seventh season of cabaret-style performances in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater. Seven tables ring the stage, and additional theater seating provides an intimate setting to enjoy some of Chicago’s most talented and versatile performers.

For questions regarding our Professional Series, contact BoxOffice@morainevalley.edu or call (708) 974-5500.

2022-23 Professional Series

 

Ticket Prices
$35 general public; $31.50 members; $28 for veterans and active military; free admission for children and students with I.D. (a ticket is required to reserve a seat)

Cirque Kalabanté presents “Afrique en Cirque” 

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
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Afrique en Cirque is a highly colorful creation featuring a handful of amazing acrobats and musicians from Cirque Kalabanté, performing their authentic choreography to the frantic rhythms of djembes and other native instruments of Guinea.

Tiempo Libre

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
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Three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest Latin bands today. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs, festival stages and dance venues, Tiempo Libre is celebrated for its sophisticated tropical music featuring an irresistible, exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities, and seductive Latin rhythms.

Jim Witter“The Piano Men” featuring Jim Witter

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
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Jim Witter returns for his 10th visit – this time returning to the show where it all began! The Piano Men is a musical celebration of the 1970s – year by year, hit by hit – from the songbooks of Billy Joel and Elton John. Award-winning Canadian recording artist Jim Witter and his incredible band lead an expertly crafted tour of an entire decade that begins with “Your Song” and winds us along on a musical time machine, saluting two of the century’s most popular contemporary songwriters.

A Carpenters' Christmas featuring Lisa Rock

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
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While the Carpenters are known for over a dozen chart-topping hits, they also won over their fans with their Christmas celebrations. Singer and playwright, Lisa Rock and her band are keeping the Carpenters’ holiday traditions alive by bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs to the stage.

The Best of The Second City

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
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This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more -- as well as their trademark improvisation. Come see where it all began!

Ben Vereen“Steppin’ Out” with Ben Vereen

Saturday, Mar. 11, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
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Ben Vereen's show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. "Steppin' Out" with Ben Vereen is a contemporary and timeless journey through the Broadway songbook. Ben promises an evening of song and dance, filled with entertainment and laughter, stories and inspiration!

Pirate KingNew York Gilbert and Sullivan Players present “The Pirates of Penzance”

Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
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Everyone has pretended to be a pirate at some point. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. Thrill to the lush sounds of legitimate voices and a full orchestra in an evening filled with energetic action, lively choreography and broad comedy.

Switchback

Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
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Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack. Switchback draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Their music is a mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass, their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers, and Simon & Garfunkel.

Black Bolts

Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Black Bolts is a grooving, Garage Rock/Soul group hailing from Chicago. They draw their influences from 60's rock bands such as The Animals and from soul artists like Wilson Pickett. With the diverse combination of these two distinct genres, Black Bolts create a sound that is both new and familiar, but always original. They mix together covers and originals to put on a rock n roll/soul revue show that's one of a kind.

Salon Series

 

Ticket Prices

Table Seating $30 General public/ $27 Members/ $25 military/ free for students (with ID).
Theater Seating $25 General public/ $22.50 Members/ $20 military/ free for students (with ID). To purchase military or student tickets, please contact the box office.

Joan CurtoJoan Curto

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
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Called a “cabaret icon” by NBC news Chicago, and “an artist with clout” by the Huffington Post, Joan Curto has appeared across the nation in concerts and clubs, often celebrating the music of the Great American Songbook. Chicago based, she is a familiar face to Chicago audiences, garnering a reputation for her thoughtful interpretations and powerful voice.

 

Girls Like Us – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
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It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. Join Chicago cabaret favorites GIRLS LIKE US Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy-Orland as they sing favorite holiday tunes and spread cheer! Laugh at the stresses of the season and bask in the joy of holiday traditions with favorites like "Winter Wonderland” “Silent Night” and “Merry Christmas, Darling.”