Upcoming Events

Blue to Broadway Cabaret

Lavon Fisher-Wilson

October 7, 2017, 7:30pm

Blue to Broadway!

Come join LaVon Fisher-Wilson (’95) for a Homecoming Cabaret! At this special Saturday evening, post-game event LaVon will take us down a musical memory lane of laughter, first loves, and life lessons, as she tells the story of her extraordinary time here at Millikin University. With a big, brassy, belty voice and perfect comic timing, her show-stopping performances have brought Broadway audiences to their feet!  So come see Alum LaVon Fisher-Wilson in "Blue to Broadway!"

Tickets

7:30 PM -  VIP experiences are available, including on-stage seating during the performance, a pre-show reception, and hor d'ouevres with drinks for $75.
9:00 PM -  General admission tickets for seating in Kirkland's auditorium are $20.  Millikin University students may purchase tickets with their Millikin ID at the Kirkland Ticket Office for $10.
10:00 PM -Backstage reception for all ticket holders.  Includes a cash bar and information regarding the new School of Theatre and Dance building

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BritBeat

Brit Beat

October 28, 2017, 7:30pm

BritBeat is bringing the Beatles’ invasion of America to Kirkland Fine Arts Center! 

BritBeat is a stunning multimedia theatrical concert guaranteed to please.  Join us for a journey through the Beatles’ Ed Sullivan dynamic debut, their early classics, the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era, and the later years of Abbey Road and the White Album.  Enjoy Beatles’ hits like Twist and Shout, Let It Be, A Hard Day’s Night, and many more!  Dance the night away as BritBeat captures the mania and emotions of the Beatles career for a perfect night of entertainment!


Ticket prices- $25/$30/$35
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult
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The Great Russian Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

November 4, 2017, 7:30pm

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” ushers in the holiday season with two collaborative performances from Kirkland Fine Arts Center and the MDSO Masterworks Series!  Enjoy the immersive Christmas classic with 40 professional dancers, hand-selected area young dancers, a local children’s choir, and a full musical accompaniment from the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra!  Tchaikovsky’s classic score narrates our audience through the “Miniature Overture”, “Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy”, and closes with Masha and the Nutcracker Prince dancing a grand pas de deux before the dream ends.

Ticket prices - $35/$45/$65
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult (Discount not available online)

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Holiday Jazz

Millikin Holiday Jazz

December 9, 2017, 7:30pm

Celebrate the sounds of the season during the 10th anniversary of Holiday Jazz!  The Millikin University Jazz Sextet features School of Music faculty Dave Burdick, Brian Justison, Chris Nolte, Perry Rask, Randy Reyman, and Steve Widenhofer returning once again to get you in the Holiday spirit with their jazzy swing on Holiday classics.  Upbeat and soothing favorites are sure to make everyone in the family tap their toes and sing along. 

It will be a night to remember, featuring vocal Jazz great and Millikin alum Angel Spiccia!


Ticket prices- $15/$20/$25
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult (Discount not available online)

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Mark Nizer 4D

January 27, 2018, 7:30pm

Mark Nizer changes the way people view the world, literally.  Glasses, provided by Kirkland, are worn during this show for maximum effect!. The impossible is possible; the improbable is probable. Winner of the International Juggling Championships, Mark has taken his one man show to the ninth degree.  He incorporates juggling, technology video, music and humor to create a unique and amazing evening.  Nizer’s expertly crafted entertainment showcase and outrageous comedy is nothing short of brilliant! 

Ticket prices- $15/$20/$25
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult (Discount not available online)

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Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies

February 24, 2018, 7:30pm

Mister Mojo and his troupe of near-mad musical provocateurs are bringing an authentic Cajun experience of Zydeco music to Kirkland Fine Arts Center for a Mardi Gras celebration! Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies have poured Louisiana fire on audiences for over a quarter century. Few performers lift an audience like Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies. This show is HOT!

Ticket prices- $20/$25/$30
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult
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Rhonda Vincent

Rhonda Vincent

March 24, 2018, 7:30pm

Enjoy as the eight-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, six-time Grammy Nominee, and most awarded group in Bluegrass history seamlessly performs a breath-taking, one of a kind, must see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of Bluegrass music! 

Famously crowned as "The New Queen of Bluegrass" by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincent's music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads. Her latest project "Taken" features special guests ranging from Dolly Parton to Richard Marx. With over eighty awards to their name, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage are the most celebrated band in bluegrass.

Ticket prices- $25/$30/$35
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult
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Catapult Dance

April 7, 2018, 7:30pm

Never seen before, magic shadow dance!

An America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create magical shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us.  Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter!  You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again.  Packed with hundreds of shape transformation, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories.

Ticket prices- $15/$20/$25
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult
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MJ Live!

May 11, 2018, 7:30pm

The King of Pop is back!

Relive the energy, excitement and pure joy of the legendary superstar and his music through the #1 Michael Jackson tribute concert in the WORLD!  Feel the energy from the band and the mega-talented dancers through this live performance.  Witness the awesome sound, lighting, and effects.  Sing along to some of the greatest hits of all time like Bad, Billie Jean, Beat It, Dangerous, Smooth Criminal, and many more!

Ticket prices- $30/$40/$50
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult
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