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Center for the Performing Arts

Location:
Center for the Performing Arts 351 S. School Street
Normal, IL

The construction of the Center for Performing Arts cost $19.8 million and was completed and dedicated in the Fall of 2002. An 800-seat concert hall and a 450-seat theatre are the building’s main features.

Upcoming Events

August 2017

A Lie of The Mind

Start:
Thursday, August 31st
2:00 pm
End:
Saturday, September 30th
5:00 pm

By Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard.

September 2017

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts

Date:
Wednesday, September 20th
Time:
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo travels to various locations around campus each week to provide wellness information, resources, condoms, and fun giveaways.

Illinois State University Wind Symphony performance

Date:
Wednesday, September 20th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, III, conductor Polly K. Middleton, guest conductor   Fiesta! An Evening of Latin American and Spanish Music   Please join us at 7:30pm in the CPA Lobby for a special pre-concert performance by Ballet Folklorico de Central Illinois!   Program: Lobby Fanfare: Paul Dukas (1865-1935) – Fanfare pour precede La péri (1912) – 2.5’ Polly Middleton, guest conductor   Stephen Montague (b. 1943) – Intrada 1631 (after Juan Pérez Bocanegra) (2003)…

Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra concert

Date:
Sunday, September 24th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For tickets:  http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information on event contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540

A Lie of The Mind

Date:
Wednesday, September 27th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

By Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard.

A Lie of The Mind

Date:
Thursday, September 28th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

By Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard.

Illinois State University Jazz Ensemble I and II

Date:
Thursday, September 28th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For tickets: http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For information on event contact Dr. Tom Marko (309)438-2541

A Lie of The Mind

Date:
Friday, September 29th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

By Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard.

School of Music transfer student audition day

Date:
Saturday, September 30th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information regarding auditioning contact Janet Tulley (309)438-3566

A Lie of The Mind

Date:
Saturday, September 30th
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

By Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard.

A Lie of The Mind

Date:
Saturday, September 30th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

By Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard.

October 2017

A Lie of The Mind

Date:
Sunday, October 1st
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

By Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard.

Choral Showcase

Date:
Sunday, October 1st
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For tickets: http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information on the event contact Dr. Karyl Carlson

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts

Date:
Wednesday, October 4th
Time:
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo travels to various locations around campus each week to provide wellness information, resources, condoms, and fun giveaways.

ISU Symphonic Band and University Band Concert

Date:
Thursday, October 5th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For tickets: http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information on the event contact band office (309)438-2166

ISU Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Sunday, October 8th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For tickets: http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information on the event contact band office (309)438-2166

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, October 10th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performance For additional information contact School of Music (309)438-7631

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Brass Quintet

Date:
Tuesday, October 17th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Andy Rummel (309)438-5817

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts

Date:
Wednesday, October 18th
Time:
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo travels to various locations around campus each week to provide wellness information, resources, condoms, and fun giveaways.

ISU Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Sunday, October 22nd
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact band office (309)438-2166

She Kills Monsters

Date:
Friday, October 27th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The story of a teenage girl journeying through Dungeons and Dragons to learn about her deceased sister.

She Kills Monsters

Date:
Saturday, October 28th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The story of a teenage girl journeying through Dungeons and Dragons to learn about her deceased sister.

She Kills Monsters

Date:
Sunday, October 29th
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The story of a teenage girl journeying through Dungeons and Dragons to learn about her deceased sister.

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, October 31st
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performances   For additional information contact School of Music (309)438-7631

She Kills Monsters

Date:
Tuesday, October 31st
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The story of a teenage girl journeying through Dungeons and Dragons to learn about her deceased sister.

November 2017

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts

Date:
Wednesday, November 1st
Time:
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo travels to various locations around campus each week to provide wellness information, resources, condoms, and fun giveaways.

She Kills Monsters

Date:
Wednesday, November 1st
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The story of a teenage girl journeying through Dungeons and Dragons to learn about her deceased sister.

She Kills Monsters

Date:
Thursday, November 2nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The story of a teenage girl journeying through Dungeons and Dragons to learn about her deceased sister.

She Kills Monsters

Date:
Friday, November 3rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The story of a teenage girl journeying through Dungeons and Dragons to learn about her deceased sister.

Jazz Ensemble I and II concert

Date:
Friday, November 3rd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309)438-2541

She Kills Monsters

Date:
Saturday, November 4th
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The story of a teenage girl journeying through Dungeons and Dragons to learn about her deceased sister.

She Kills Monsters

Date:
Saturday, November 4th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The story of a teenage girl journeying through Dungeons and Dragons to learn about her deceased sister.

Illinois State University Choirs and Orchestra concert

Date:
Sunday, November 5th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information on this event contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

Guest Artist Recital: 9 Horses

Date:
Wednesday, November 8th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact Dr. Adriana Ransom (309)438-8009

Madrigal Festival Concert

Date:
Friday, November 10th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information on event contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Geoffrey Duce, piano

Date:
Friday, November 10th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact Dr. Duce (309)438-2409

Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra – Music for All concert

Date:
Saturday, November 11th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Orchestra concert for those with disabilities.     Pre-concert instrument petting zoo will be Center for Performing Arts concert hall lobby beginning at 10am.   For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540

Men’s Glee and Women’ s Choir Concert

Date:
Sunday, November 12th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact Dr. Tim Fredstrom (309)438-5174

Evening of Brass Concert

Date:
Sunday, November 12th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact Dr. Andy Rummel (309)438-5817

Cancelled: ISU Chamber Singers and Concert Choir Concert

Date:
Sunday, November 12th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

Civic Choral Concert

Date:
Tuesday, November 14th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact Professor John Koch (309)438-2472

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, November 28th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performance   For additional information contact School of Music (309)438-7631

Wind Symphony

Date:
Wednesday, November 29th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information on this event contact the band office (309)438-2166

Fall Dance Theatre

Date:
Thursday, November 30th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fall Dance Theatre

Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, and University Band Concert

Date:
Thursday, November 30th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

December 2017

Fall Dance Theatre

Date:
Friday, December 1st
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fall Dance Theatre

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, December 2nd
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Janet Tulley (309)438-3566

Fall Dance Theatre

Date:
Saturday, December 2nd
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fall Dance Theatre

Music For The Holidays Concert

Date:
Saturday, December 2nd
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

Music For The Holidays Concert: 7pm

Date:
Saturday, December 2nd
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

Fall Dance Theatre

Date:
Saturday, December 2nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fall Dance Theatre

Music For The Holidays Concert: 3pm

Date:
Sunday, December 3rd
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/ For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

March 2018

Cosi Fan Tutte

Date:
Friday, March 2nd 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Italian based opera written by Mozart about love and relationships

Cosi Fan Tutte

Date:
Saturday, March 3rd 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Italian based opera written by Mozart about love and relationships

Cosi Fan Tutte

Date:
Sunday, March 4th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An Italian based opera written by Mozart about love and relationships

Cosi Fan Tutte

Date:
Tuesday, March 6th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Italian based opera written by Mozart about love and relationships

Cosi Fan Tutte

Date:
Wednesday, March 7th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Italian based opera written by Mozart about love and relationships

Cosi Fan Tutte

Date:
Thursday, March 8th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Italian based opera written by Mozart about love and relationships

Cosi Fan Tutte

Date:
Friday, March 9th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Italian based opera written by Mozart about love and relationships

April 2018

Balm in Gilead

Date:
Friday, April 13th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A gritty drama based in New York where the characters pursue the happiness which escapes them

Balm in Gilead

Date:
Saturday, April 14th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A gritty drama based in New York where the characters pursue the happiness which escapes them

Balm in Gilead

Date:
Sunday, April 15th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A gritty drama based in New York where the characters pursue the happiness which escapes them

Balm in Gilead

Date:
Tuesday, April 17th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A gritty drama based in New York where the characters pursue the happiness which escapes them

Balm in Gilead

Date:
Wednesday, April 18th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A gritty drama based in New York where the characters pursue the happiness which escapes them

Balm in Gilead

Date:
Thursday, April 19th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A gritty drama based in New York where the characters pursue the happiness which escapes them

Balm in Gilead

Date:
Friday, April 20th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A gritty drama based in New York where the characters pursue the happiness which escapes them

Balm in Gilead

Date:
Saturday, April 21st 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A gritty drama based in New York where the characters pursue the happiness which escapes them