Get ready for an exciting season at the Fine & Performing Arts Center. 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.


The Second City – Laughing for All the Wrong Reasons

Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

The Second City is here to break all the comedy rules they made famous in this all-new, all-hilarious revue that will leave you laughing.

For mature audiences – not appropriate for children.


Mariachi Herencia de México

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Mariachi Herencia de México, an ensemble of students from Chicago’s immigrant barrios, is mariachi music’s most exciting newcomer.


“We Shall Overcome” – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Featuring Damien Sneed

Sunday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.


The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music/Sacred Dance for World Healing

Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

The famed multiphonic singers from Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery will perform traditional temple music and mystical masked dances.


Fire and Rain
Starring Jim Witter
Featuring Giselle Sanderson

Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Join Jim Witter and his long time bandmates Ian Tanner on bass, Tony Lind on guitar, Jimmy Boudreau on drums, and introducing the incredible Giselle Sanderson on vocals, as they take you back to a decade we all love and fondly remember.


Koresh Dance Company presents “La Danse”
A new dance production inspired by Matisse’s famous painting “La Danse”

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

This production is a tender, joyful, passionate and humorous interpretation of Matisse’s three permutations of the painting starting with Le bonheur de vivre followed by the two versions of La Danse.


The Good Humor Men
Starring Pat Hazell, Tony Deyo, and Moody McCarthy

Saturday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

One night, three comics, a thousand laughs! Three of America’s funniest stand-up comedians (with numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show and The Daily Show) join forces to showcase their original brand of humor in an evening packed with punch lines, clever writing and hair trigger laughs.

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