This program is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
THE SICILIAN TENORS: CHRISTMAS AMORE
Saturday, December 19, 2:00 p.m.
Christmas Amore unites three marvelous Tenor voices with the world’s best loved music to ring in the season and put joy in your heart. Taking their audience on a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy using multimedia backgrounds, storytelling and song, The Sicilian Tenors provide an afternoon of non-stop entertainment to lift the spirits, gladden the soul, and celebrate the Christmas miracle. Wrapped in sparking paper and tied with festive bows, the timeless Christmas melodies of Adeste Fideles and O Holy Night combine with powerful Italian classics like O Sole Mio to create a truly unique holiday concert.
Cirque Zuma Zuma is an African-style Cirque show that combines the mysticism and magic of the African continent in an electrifying theatrical performance. After sell-out seasons in Europe and an extended debut run in Australia, Cirque Zuma Zuma is ready to wow audiences in the United States. With live music and percussionists, the talented cast performs a non-stop, action-packed show of aerial and pole acts, Egyptian limbo dancers, South African gumboot dancers, Gabonese tumblers, Zuma Zuma Acrobats and contortionists from Ethiopia.
Season of Entertainment
Guest Artists & Speakers Series
CIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA
Friday, October 9, 7:00 pm.
For season ticket information phone (618)545-3223
There’s only one show that celebrates the genius of Paul McCartney at the height of his career in the mid-1970s. And this is it! The McCartney Years is a note-for-note faithful recreation of a mid-1970s Paul McCartney concert. The band has a commitment to 100% live and accurate reproductions of McCartney’s concert experience. The show is period-true, technically stunning and sonically explosive. Every note is live and played true to its original arrangement. It has set the standard for all who might follow in this significant body of work. And….it’s a blast to watch and listen to! Rewind into the 60s and 70s to dance, sing and relive your passion for McCartney with a band that has opened for Mariah Carey, performed sold-out shows across Canada and been featured on CNN.
THE McCARTNEY YEARS
Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Rarely do you get a chance to experience some of the best things in life, together in one place. ARTRAGEOUS is one such place – an interactive art and music experience. Paint jumps to life with amazing speed unveiling larger than life art in just moments. The evening is filled with music and images from your memories from Lennon, to Einstein and Bono. And you won’t get away without experiencing the delight of doing something fun with bubblewrap, or getting a chance to be part of the painting experience yourself. ARTRAGEOUS is an exciting, interactive art and music experience.
ARTRAGEOUS with The 3 Painters
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
KC welcomes award-winning country music star Lee Greenwood to the stage this season. Best known for his signature song “God Bless the USA,” Greenwood has released more than twenty major-label albums over his long and impressive career. Winner of multiple Male Vocalist of the Year awards, Lee Greenwood has built a reputation as one of the most successful country music artists of all time. His performance will include hits such as “Somebody’s Gonna Love You” and “Going Going Gone.”
Greenwood’s latest release, I Want to be in Your World, features three of the musician’s original creations, as well as some inspired covers, notably Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins’ “You Can Let it Go Now.”
Fine Arts Performances