2016-17 performance seasonThe lineup for Moraine Valley Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts Center 23rd season has something for everyone. Performances will feature political satire, rockin’ Irish tunes, Broadway music, rock tribute bands, modern dance, Chicago improv comedy, and much more.

Patrons can purchase membership and subscription packages or individual tickets. Ticket sales for “Buy a Seat” donors begin Monday, Aug. 1. Current subscribers or members can renew beginning Monday, Aug. 8. New subscriptions, memberships and individual tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, Aug. 15. Details can be found at morainevalley.edu/fpac and in the season brochure.

The Mainstage Series features world-class artists on the Dorothy Menker Theater stage. Tickets range from $25 to $40 for adults and $20 to $35 for seniors and students. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.

  • Rockin’ Road to Dublin                                                               Sept. 24
  • What to Expect When You’re Electing                                     Oct. 1
  • Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen                                                    Oct. 15
  • “Disenchanted!”                                                                            Nov. 19
  • A Well-Strung Christmas                                                           Dec. 10
  • The Buckinghams’ Joy of Christmas                                       Dec. 17
  • The Second City We’re All in This Room Together              Jan. 28
  • A Walking Tour of the Wild Questions                                   March 11
  • One Night of Queen                                                                    March 24
  • Live in Central Park (Revisited): Simon and Garfunkel     April 1
  • I Write the Songs: Celebrating the Genius of Barry Manilow
  • Featuring Jim Witter                                                                    April 8
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company                                                    May 13

The Sunday Salon Series is returning with cabaret-style performances in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater, where tables ring the stage and additional seating on the risers offer an intimate setting. Table seating is $25 for the general public and $20 for seniors and students. Riser seating is $20 for the general public and $15 for seniors and students. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

  • The Lady Lyricists: Queens of Tin Pan Alley                          Sept. 18
  • Make ‘Em Laugh: Putting the “Comedy”
  • Back Into Musical Comedy                                                           Oct. 23
  • Paul Motondo: The Crooners and Me                                     Jan. 22
  • Girls Like Us: The Evolution of the Girl Groups                  March 26

Moraine Valley’s Academic Theater Department will stage four productions this season. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.

  • “A Christmas Carol”                          Nov. 3-13
  • “Spring Awakening”                         Feb. 24-March 5
  • “A Doll’s House”                                April 27-May 7
  • “The Merchant of Venice”               July 20-23

The Academic Music Series is composed of several musical ensembles. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Admission is free to Percussion Ensemble and Flute Choir concerts. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • Moraine Chorale and Chamber Singers
  • The Great American Songbook                                      Oct. 8
  • Merry Christmas Music                                                   Dec. 3
  • An Irish Evening of Music and Song
  • Featuring Irish vocalist, Catherine O’Connell                March 4
  • Broadway/Pop/Motion Picture Spectacular!              May 6
  • Summer 2017 Patriotic Concert                                     July 29
  • Moraine Valley Concert Band
  • Holiday Music and More                                                 Dec. 3 (3 p.m.)
  • Celebrating Masterworks for Band                               March 5 (3 p.m.)
  • By Request: An Afternoon of Audience Favorites      May 7 (3 p.m.)

Jazz Ensemble

  • Holiday Concert                                                                        Dec. 2
  • Mona Swings! Mona Sings!                                                    March 10
  • 20th Anniversary Concert Featuring Tim Aubuchon       May 5
  • Swingin’ Summer Jazz                         July 28

Percussion Ensemble

  • Holiday Extravaganza                         Dec. 8
  • Spring Concert Spectacular               May 11
  • Summer 2017 Concert                       Aug. 1

Flute Choir

  • Whimsical Flutes                                Oct. 14 (7 p.m.)
  • Music Through the Ages                   April 7 (7 p.m.)

Symphony Orchestra

  • Fall Concert                                        Nov. 30
  • Spring Concert                                  April 19

To be placed on the mailing list for a season brochure or for more information on these performances, call the Box Office at (708) 974-5500 or email BoxOffice@morainevalley.edu. Tickets can be purchased online (additional fees will be incurred), in person, by mail, or over the phone.

Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and one hour prior to all performances. Summer and holiday hours may vary. Additional information, updates, and new performances can be found at morainevalley.edu/fpac.

For news media inquiries, contact Jessica Crotty, coordinator of College and Community Relations, at (708) 974-5281, or e-mail her at crotty@morainevalley.edu.