Tickets sales begin Monday, Aug. 12, for performances in the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.
This season marks 26 years of providing outstanding entertainment for varied ages and interests. The line-up includes music ranging from soulful and traditional acoustic to contemporary pop and boot-stomping country, dance troupes from around the globe and comedy shows, along with theatrical performances, concerts and art exhibitions.
Tickets can be purchased online.
This year features a free special presentation of “Squonk: Hand to Hand,” on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., and on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., outdoors at the Gateway between Buildings F and M. Squonk’s original chamber rock drives a spectacular journey that is plaintive and comic as the band runs head-to-head into overwhelming hands of fate, which are massive inflatable hands. Audience participation is encouraged.
Tickets for the Mainstage Series, which will be held in the Dorothy Menker Theater, are $30, $25 for seniors, and free for children and students with ID. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., unless noted. Shows include:
- Gamelan Ҫudamani, internationally hailed as one of Bali’s most forward-thinking music and dance ensembles, performs on Saturday, Sept. 21.
- Southern big band music will be performed by Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson’s band “The Fabulous Equinox,” on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m.
- An all-female country group, Farewell Angelina, which boasts four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished instrumentalists, will perform Saturday, Oct. 12.
- Music by Che Apalache, a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States, can be heard on Saturday, Nov. 16.
- The 35th anniversary of Windham Hill’s “Winter Solstice” celebrates the warm traditions of winter with original and traditional acoustic music on Saturday, Dec. 14.
- The Second City presents its newest hilarious revue, “Laughing for all the Wrong Reasons,” on Saturday, Jan. 25.
- Mariachi Herencia de Mexico, an ensemble of students from Chicago’s immigrant barrios, performs authentic Mexican music on Saturday, Feb. 8.
- “We Shall Overcome,” a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring Damien Sneed, ties together a living lineage of music and culture presented on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m.
- The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music/Sacred Dance for World Healing features Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery temple music and mystical masked dances on Saturday, March 21.
- Vocalist Jim Witter returns in a new show, “Fire and Rain,” featuring Giselle Sanderson, highlighting favorites from the 70s, on Saturday, March 28.
- Koresh Dance Company presents “La Danse,” a new dance production inspired by Matisse’s famous painting, on Saturday, April 4.
- Three of America’s funniest stand-up comedians with numerous appearances on late-night television join forces to present “The Good Humor Men,” on Saturday, May 9.
Back by popular demand, the Sunday Salon Series returns for a seventh season. Table seating is $30, $25 for seniors and $10 for students with ID. Theater seating tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and free for students with ID. All performances are at 2 and 5:30 p.m. in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater.
- Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael present “The Sound of Their Music,” celebrating the wit of Rodgers and Hart and the work of Rodgers and Hammerstein, on Sunday, Sept. 15.
- Jodi Beach presents “Skylark,” a journey through the timeless music of Johnny Mercer, on Sunday, Oct. 13.
- “Broadway Women,” featuring Joan Curto, highlights the women who wrote songs for Broadway as well as the women who made them famous on stage, on Sunday, March 22.
- David Edelfelt presents, “Broadway Baritones: The Men-The Music-The Magic,” the best of the last 100 years of songs from leading men, on Sunday, May 17.
To be placed on the mailing list for a season brochure or for more information, call the Box Office at (708) 974-5500 or email BoxOffice@morainevalley.edu.
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 online.