Arts @ Millikin

View all of Millikin's upcoming art events from the School of Theatre and Dance, School of Music, Art Department, and Kirkland Fine Arts Center below. Stay up-to-date with Arts@Millikin, which is a monthly newsletter administered by the College of Fine Arts to share news and happenings across all of our programs and venues at Millikin.

April 2017


Collage Concert Sept. 17 at 7:30pm
Admission $9

Wind Ensemble Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm

Percussion Ensemble: Halloween Concert
Oct. 27 at 7:30pm - Oct. 28 at 6:00pm & 8:00pm
Albert Taylor Theatre - Admission $8

Wind Ensemble Nov. 17 at 7:30pm

Opera Workshop: Of Tricks & Trades: A Mozart Double Bill
Feb. 8, 9, 10, 11, at 7:30pm and Feb. 12 at 2:00pm
Albert Taylor Theatre - Admission $12-$14

Percussion Ensemble: Synergy Feb. 19 at 4:00pm

Wind Ensemble Mar. 5 at 4:00pm

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Sergey Bogza, Music Director and Conductor

Labor Day Lakefront Pops Sept. 5 at 6:00pm

MASTERWORKS Sept. 24 at 7:30pm

MASTERWORKS Oct. 22 at 7:30pm

Nice Work If You Can Get It Nov. 11-12 at 7:30pm,
Nov. 13, 2:00pm

Advent Services Dec. 11 at 8:00 & 10:30am

MASTERWORKS Feb. 4 at 7:30pm

MASTERWORKS Mar. 4 at 7:30pm

MASTERWORKS Apr. 22 at 7:30pm

Lullaby Concert May 2 at 6:00pm

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Art Gallery

Spelling the Wind Aug. 26-Oct. 7

Shane Harris Oct. 10-Nov. 4

A.C.E. Annual High School Art Show Nov. 7-19

Recent Paintings by David Linneweh
Nov. 21, 2016-Jan. 20

Millikin Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions
Dec. (Lower/Studio Galleries)

Peace, Love, Posters Jan. 20-Feb. 24

Faculty Biennial Feb. 27-Mar. 31

Millikin Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts
Thesis Exhibitions

Annual Student Show May

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  • The Millikin School of Theatre & Dance

    Millikin's School of Theatre and Dance is a nationally-recognized program, offering conservatory style training rooted in a liberal arts education. Our students learn by practicing their craft at a high level throughout their training, with and for successful practitioners including our faculty, staff, alums and theatre professionals across the industry.

  • Introducing Dr. Sergey Bogza

    The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra Guild and the College of Fine Arts are proud to introduce Dr. Sergey Bogza, the new Music Director/Conductor of the MDSO!  The concert series he has planned for the 2016-2017 season will feature renowned guest artists, special concerts in the community, musical theatre, and a thrilling series of Masterworks drawn from the rich history of the symphonic repertoire.

  • Perkinson Art Gallery

    The  Perkinson Art Gallery, located in Kirkland Fine Arts Center, features the work of professional artists, faculty, and students in rotating exhibitions throughout the year. A wide variety of media is represented, including ceramics and sculpture, paintings and prints, digital media and graphic design, and mixed-media installation.

  • Kirkland Fine Arts Center & The College of Fine Arts

    For over 45 years, Millikin has been the place to be for the Arts in this community and the surrounding areas. Kirkland Fine Arts Center and the College of Fine Arts have presented amazing talent, hilarious comedy, and fascinating speakers. Check out the upcoming shows for the 2016-2017 season.



An Original Production created by
MB ADAPTORS and Millikin University
Directed by Kari Magolis with original
music and multimedia by Tony Brown

September 29 - October 2
Albert Taylor Theatre, Tickets: $12-14

A surrealistic audition has a group of actors wondering what the invisible yet omnipotent directors might be seeking and what may be required of them. The fierce competition among them, however, makes the goal of winning take precedence over all else. HEADSHOT takes a sideways look at our need for acceptance and our desperate search for individuality.

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Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro

November 11 - 13
Kirkland Fine Arts Center; Tickets: $14-$20

On the eve of his fourth marriage, millionaire playboy, Jimmy Winter encounters a lady bootlegger named Billie Bendix who sets his world on its ear. Originally starring TONY Award winners, Matthew Broderick and Kelly O’hara, this uproarious new musical features a lavish score of Gershwin favorites.

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December 8 - 10
Albert Taylor Theatre; Tickets $10

Join us as we unveil a collection of original works in a live- action art opening. A bare stage is the blank canvas with which the choreographer works. Dancers are her paints. Her imagination is her brush. The possibilities are endless and the results, breath-taking.

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By Theresa Rebeck
March 23 - 26
The SPEC; Tickets $10

After their mother's death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the "crown jewel" for collectors. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when all the characters are willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.

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By William Shakespeare
April 6 - 9
Albert Taylor Theatre; Tickets $12-14

When all the world’s a stage, love triangles become quadrangles, and gender-bending, disguises, wooing, betrayal, and song all combine to create one of Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedies. "Love is merely a madness” indeed!

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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, Based on the film written by Daniel Waters May 4 - 7
Albert Taylor Theatre; Tickets $16 - $18

A darkly delicious story of misfit Veronica Sawyer and the shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing Heathers: the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. The vicious social order of high school is upset with the entrance of Veronica’s dark and sexy new boyfriend J.D. and his plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under.

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