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.


Street Science: A Celebration of Hip-Hop Culture
Featuring Omar Offendum
With The Reminders, Amirah Sackett, and DJ Man-O-Wax

Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American rapper/poet living in Los Angeles. Known for his unique blend of hip-hop and Arabic poetry, he’s helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian and relief groups. The Reminders, a rare and remarkable musical duo, seamlessly blend soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat.

Amirah Sackett is an internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer and teacher. Amirah believes hip-hop culture, gives voice to those often unheard and is a way to uplift, inspire and bring change to those communities that need it the most.

DJ Man-O-Wax (Asad Ali Jafri) performs internationally spinning spiritual, soulful and, of course, funky music from around the world. Asad has performed as an artist across five continents and over a dozen countries.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Building Bridges: Arts Culture and Identity, a component  of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.


Joshua Kane’s Borders of the Mind
The Psychic Show for the Whole Family

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

Can he read your mind? Discover your inner superhero in Mentalist Joshua Kane’s amazing interactive performance. Entire audiences experience simultaneous telepathy, and witness dazzling feats of lie detection and what must be psychic phenomena. Borders of the Mind is for everyone who wishes that they had gotten a letter from Hogwarts, that what was odd and strange about themselves as teenagers would turn out to be a latent superpower, or that someone would point a finger at them and say “You are the one!” People of all ages leap to participate in the strange happenings at the Borders of the Mind.


Peter Gros from the Original Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

Saturday, April 14, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

All animals all the time. Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” on Animal Planet was one of the most well-known and longest-running wildlife series on television, winning 41 Emmys. In his popular live presentation, animal expert and series co-host Peter Gros shares his exciting animal world, travel experiences and timeless tales. He highlights his many adventures with a mix of video clips and bloopers while introducing friendly exotic animals to audience members, and telling inspirational stories dealing with issues of conservation, travel, and wildlife filming. Peter’s fascinating stories have been thrilling and educating audiences
across the country for years.


Visceral Dance Chicago

Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Under the direction of Nick Pupillo, artistic director, Visceral Dance Chicago continues to astound audiences with innovative choreography and groundbreaking works. On the forefront of Chicago contemporary dance, this company excels at bringing global choreographers and perspectives to the stage, compelling audiences with dynamic movement and technical virtuosity.


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