UIS Performing Arts Center announces 2021-2022 Broadway series
The Springfield Performing Arts Center at the University of Illinois announces its 2021-2022 Broadway series. This series includes 6 national touring productions, 4 premiering in Springfield, 1 Broadway classic and 1 returning by popular demand.
Escape to Margaritaville – Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 8:00 p.m.
RENT – Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Summer – The Gave summer Musical – Sunday December 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Fiddler on the Roof – Thursday March 24, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
An Officer and a Gentleman – Thursday, June 2, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Anastasia the Musical – Thursday June 23, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all and stay to find something they weren’t expecting. With an Emmy Award winner’s book (r) Greg Garcia (“My name is Earl”, “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award nominee (r) Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse”, “Shameless”) Escape to Margaritaville is the musical featuring both original songs and your Jimmy buffett classics including “Fins”, “Volcano”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it “A Little Slice of Heaven!” and Entertainment Weekly exclaims, “This will knock off your flip flops!” So don’t let the party start without you.
For a quarter of a century, RENT has encouraged us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. This Tony Award-winning, Pulitzer-Prize-winning phenomenon has become more than a musical – it’s a cultural touchstone and a source of joy and strength to millions of people. RENT’s 25th Anniversary “Farewell Season of Love” is your LAST CHANCE to experience this famous production on tour – so don’t miss it!
Summer – The Gave summer Musical – It was a Boston girl with a voice from heaven, who walked through the stars from the gospel choir to the dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Gave summer risked everything to break down barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration of all the divas of music that followed. With a score featuring over 20 of summer’s classic hits, including “Love to Love You Baby”, “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff”, this electric experience is a touching tribute to the voice of a generation.
Tony (r) award-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his new take on a beloved masterpiece to life as Fiddler on the Roof kicks off a North American tour straight from Broadway. A wonderful cast and lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Like! Live!
An Officer and a Gentleman, based on the Oscar winning film starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger, is a breathtaking production that celebrates triumph over adversity and features one of the most iconic and romantic endings ever portrayed on screen. Zack Mayo has intelligence and a body built for US Navy pilot training camp, but he’s also got too much boast … until he meets a drill sergeant who is determined to make him explode his arrogance. Zack finds solace in the arms of a local factory girl. But it is only when tragedy strikes another candidate that Zack learns the importance of love and friendship, and finds the courage to be the best of himself and to win a woman’s heart. that he likes. Radical romance that uplifts you to where you belong.
The new romantic and adventure-packed musical Anastasia is finally home to Springfield, Illinois! This dazzling spectacle will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of 1920s Paris, as a brave young woman embarks on a journey to uncover the mystery of her past.
Series subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now. Single tickets cost $ 89, $ 79, $ 69, $ 49, and $ 24. Subscribe to the 5 performances (excluding RENT) and save $ 100 per couple or $ 50 per person. Membership packages start at just $ 70 per person. You can add a RENT for a package of 6 shows for only $ 84 per person. Orchestra seats and additional premium locations in other regions are only available by registering during the subscription sales period. Visit http://www.uispac.com or call the UIS box office at (217) 206-6160 for more information on a subscription or for single ticket sales.
The UIS Performing Arts Center offers a variety of ways to stay up to date on event information – become a FRIEND of the UIS Performing Arts Center or join the free messaging club for advanced event notices and exclusive pre-purchase opportunities, check out their website and / or social media tools. If you would like to receive a copy of our Broadway Series brochure, please call the UIS Box Office at (217) 206-6160.