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.

Artrageous

Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting  audience interaction –Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun!

 

 

 

 

A Lamb Chop Celebration

Starring Shari Lewis’ daughters, Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop

Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

A Lamb Chop Celebration is a medley of the past and the present – vintage footage of Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop through the last six decades curated by Mallory Lewis accompanied by stories previously unknown to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

Lamb Chop After Dark

Music and magic for Lamb Chop’s grown-up fans (nothing dirty, she’s still a “G” rated lamb!)

Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater
This event is NOT part of the Mainstage Series.

It ain’t your mama’s Lamb Chop! The iconic sweet little lamb comes roaring into the 21st century with comedy befitting late-night talk shows while retaining the adorable personality we know and love.

 

 

 

 

Innov Gnawa

Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Innov Gnawa is a young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition.

 

 

 

 

Chicago Dance Crash

Featuring the world premiere of “Al Nafs” by Amirah Sackett

Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Founded in 2002 and led by artistic director Jessica Deahr, Crash has emerged as a critical staple of the local and national dance scene, engaging audiences and broadening the exposure of hip hop/contemporary dance.

The night will be highlighted by the WORLD PREMIERE of “Al Nafs,” a brand new, long-form dance piece created by Muslim hip-hop choreographer Amirah Sackett.

 

 

 

Jim Witter’s Christmas Memories

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

The magic of the season comes alive as Jim and his amazing band take you back to Christmas past … your Christmas past.

 

 

 

“White Christmas” With M-Pact

Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Imagine the smooth soul of Sam Smith, the percussive power of Stomp, the funk and groove of Bruno Mars, the sophisticated harmonies of Take 6, and the brass bite of the Michael Bublé Big Band… all created by the human voice alone!

 

 

The Second City Hits Home

Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns with a new show featuring hilarious sketches, songs, and improvisation about Palos Hills and Moraine Valley Community College to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the arts center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dublin’s Irish Tenors and the Celtic Ladies

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

Two superb Irish groups come together in one magical concert featuring wonderful harmonies and lifting melodies.

 

 

 

 

 

Hollywood Revisited

Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Back by popular demand… with new costumes and new songs! Experience what it’s like to watch the stars walk the red carpet as your favorite Tinseltown classics come to life in Hollywood Revisited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

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

Critics and audiences alike rave about Bill Blagg’s interactive magic and jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief.

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktail Hour: the Show

By Ballets with a Twist

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

See the Mai Tai, Martini, Manhattan and more spring off the menu and onto the stage in this electrifying production from New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

Björn Again

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

The “ABBA-solutely fabulous” Björn Again perform all the greatest ABBA hits as they are meant to be seen and heard–in all their fantastic ’70s glitz complete with all the costumes, dance moves and Swedish banter known and loved by ABBA fans everywhere.

 

 

 

Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies

Live in Concert!

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

Pure Americana at its best! Mister Mojo is a wildly charismatic performer with international acclaim and fans across America.

 

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