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Events in Sangamon Auditorium's Performing Arts Series are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Paul Vogel's 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, takes an un-flinching look at "the gifts we receive from people who hurt us," according to Vogel.
The play's protagonist, Li’l Bit, “received the gift of how to survive,” from a surprising source. Through a non-linear series of emotional (more)
Experience the power of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and see for yourself why this extraordinary company is hailed as America’s cultural ambassador to the world. From the pulse-racing thrill of contemporary favorites to the spirit-lifting joy of beloved classics, (more)
The season closes with a stunning display of symphonic photochoreography by Westwater Arts, The Eternal Struggle, set to Aaron Copland’s powerful and moving Lincoln Portrait and concluding with Mahler’s transformative Fifth Symphony (more)
The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. “A visually satisfying, rib-tickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you (more)
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying (more)
The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like "Crazy," "Hello Walls," “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” His career has spanned six decades. His catalog boasts more than 200 albums. He's earned every conceivable award and honor (more)
As the frontman of the progressive rock band Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson has performed in more than 54 countries over 45 years. He is widely considered an icon of the genre and is recognized as the protagonist of the flute in rock music. Anderson recently won The Prog God Award (more)