The theater is back! The Moraine Valley Community College Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) is returning in-person performances starting with its Summer Series on Aug. 1.
Broadway Women, Featuring Joan Curto, Sunday, Aug. 1, 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. — Joan Curto highlights women who wrote songs for Broadway as well as the women who made them famous on stage. Featuring songs from classic shows: “Mame,” “Hello Dolly,” “Chicago,” “Funny Girl,” “Beautiful,” “Waitress” and more.
Laughing Matters: The Life and Laughs of Carol Burnett, Featuring Hilary Ann Feldman, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 3 and 7 p.m. — Join cabaret artist Hilary Ann Feldman, along with pianist/comic foil Beckie Menzie, as they guide a tour of Carol Burnett’s life and laughs and bring back some of her most memorable characters.
Broadway Baritones, Featuring David Edelfelt, Sunday, Aug. 8, 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. — David Edelfelt brings the best of the last 100 years of songs from leading men of the Great White Way. He will go from Kern and Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Lerner and Loewe, to Maltby and Shire, and Stephen Sondheim.
Rags to Rhinestones: The Life and Music of Dolly Parton, Featuring Marianne Murphy Orland, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 3 and 7 p.m. — Marianne Murphy Orland brings the life, stories and music of national treasure and country music icon Dolly Parton. Murphy Orland’s port wine voice and special brand of storytelling and humor will bring Dolly’s beloved songs to life.
Good Humor Men, Saturday, Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m. — Three of America’s funniest stand-up comedians (with numerous appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show,” “Conan” and “The Daily Show”) join forces to showcase their original brand of humor in an evening packed with punch lines, clever writing and hair-trigger laughs.
The FPAC has taken many measures to ensure the safety of the audience, performers and staff. All attendees must wear a face mask; all performances will be held in the Dorothy Menker Theater; there will be a cap of 50 people in the audience; all attendees must submit a health screening via the Campus Clear app before entering the building; no intermission; and the theater will be cleaned and sanitized one hour before each performance.
Tickets are available for in-person ($35) or livestreaming ($15) performances, and will go on sale starting Tuesday, July 6, for online purchase only. For questions, email BoxOffice@morainevalley.edu or call (708) 974-5500.