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.



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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