Thursday, October 28, 2010

'Chorus Line' a Slice of Dancers' Lives

The plot of the touring musical “A Chorus Line” hits close to home for cast member Julia Freyer, who plays the tall, thin, talkative dancer Judy.

In the show, several dancers vie for a chance to perform in a new Broadway musical — with the auditions in an empty theater, on a bare stage. For Freyer, a recent Penn State University musical theater graduate, her greatest goal is to perform in a significant production, just like those hopefuls.


Article by Tamara Browning
The State Journal-Register
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh at Sangamon Auditorium on November 5th!

The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh, a theatrical performance focusing on the challenges of ADHD and a child’s struggle to fit in, will kick-off the UIS Family Series at Sangamon Auditorium on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 7 p.m.

So, what's the show about?
Well... Jamie and Max are best friends – Jamie is a trouble magnet who thinks her ADHD is some kind of amazing ‘super speed’ superpower and Max is the smartest kid in his grade. But when Jamie tries to protect Max from a bully named Rock, her ‘super power’ ends up creating more trouble for both of them. Jamie learns that to be a good friend, she needs to slow down and listen, but how can you turn off a super power?

Fast-paced, funny and full of energy, this great new play tackles issues of bullying, violence, peer pressure, learning disabilities and the struggle to fit in. The champion in this play is a positive role model for young people with ADHD and will promote greater empathy and understanding around learning disabilities among teachers and students alike.

Fun family activities including crafts, displays and hands-on-learning will be present in the Sangamon Auditorium lobby starting at 6 p.m. The activities are free of charge.

Sangamon Auditorium is always pleased to partner with community organizations. The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh is resented in cooperation with Springfield Parents for Students with Disabilities and The Children’s Center, a program of Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, a Memorial Health System affiliate. Supported by the Say it out loud campaign.

The event will be performed by the Roseneath Theatre of Ontario, Canada and sponsored by Springfield, ABC News Channel 20 , 104.5 WFMB and 99.7 KISS FM.

The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh are $19 for adults and $11 for youth, High School age and under. Tickets on sale now. For more show and/or ticket information, visit our website! CLICK HERE

Monday, October 25, 2010

Paul Taylor Dance Company at Sangamon Auditorium on Nov 7

An evening of modern dance with the Paul Taylor Dance Company

Want to know more about Paul Taylor? The company's website says the following:
"More than a half-century ago, Paul Taylor became the youngest member of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

Now in his 80th year – an age when most artists’ best work is behind them – Mr. Taylor is acclaimed for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his dances. As prolific as ever, he continues to offer cogent observations on life’s complexities while tackling some of society’s thorniest issues. He may propel his dancers through space for the sheer beauty of it, or use them to wordlessly illuminate war, spirituality, sexuality, morality and mortality. If, as Balanchine said, there are no mothers-in-law in ballet, there certainly are dysfunctional families, ex-lovers, fallen preachers, rapists, angels and insects in Taylor dance." See more from the company's website by CLICKING HERE.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company will be visiting Sangamon Auditorium on November 7th. The performance begins at 7 p.m. For more information and ticket purchase, visit our website now!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Humorist David Sedaris coming to Springfield

When signing a contract for a performance, rock stars might demand a bottle of top-shelf liquor or the elimination of brown M&Ms from the premises.

All David Sedaris wanted was a typewriter.

Specifically, he wanted an IBM Wheel Writer 1, 2 or 3.


Article by Brian Mackey
The State Journal-Register
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Chorus Line Coming to Sangamon Auditorium November 2!

"Step-kick-kick-leap-kick-touch! AGAIN!"

A Chorus Line, a Tony Award winning Broadway show, is coming to Sangamon Auditorium on Tuesday, November 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

Click HERE to view a clip from the Chorus Line cast opening the 2007 Tony Awards to give you a little taste...

So, step-kick-kick-leap-kick-touch your way to our website for more information and tickets:
A Chorus Line at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tickets On Sale for Legally Blonde on October 25!

Omigod, you guys!

Legally Blonde: The Musical is coming to Sangamon Auditorium, UIS on Monday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the performance go on sale on Monday, October 25th!

For tickets and other information, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Humorist and Author, David Sedaris, at Sangamon Auditorium

NPR humorist and bestselling author, David Sedaris, is coming to Sangamon Auditorium, UIS on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 8 p.m.

Did you know Sedaris' newest book, a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary is being published this month? In fact, the UIS Bookstore will have books available!

One more interesting note: Sedaris has agreed to stay after the show to sign anything and everything you could ever want signed! He literally will stay until he's met with and signed anything audience members would want autographed.

Check out this hilarious clip of Sedaris on Letterman:

So, do you have your ticket yet?

Check out more information and buy your tickets at our website: Sangamon Auditorium

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company Coming to Sangamon Auditorium October 13th

Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company
coming next week to Sangamon Auditorium, UIS


Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company
Wednesday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $40, 35, 20


One of the national treasures of the Philippines, the story of the Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company spans 43 years of performances all over the world. With its early roots in the Filipiniana Folk Music and Dance Committee of the Philippine Women’s University (PWU), it was not until 1957 that the PWU Bayanihan Folk Arts Center and its performing arm, the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company, were founded to preserve ethnic rites, tribal folklore and regional folk ways, and to collect indigenous art forms.

The first Filipino group to perform on Broadway, Bayanihan opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theater on Oct. 13, 1959. They were accorded unanimous critical acclaim for their skill, grace and joie de vivre, and the company’s flawless transference of indigenous dance and music traditions from their ancient origins to the stage without sacrificing authenticity.

From that time forward, Bayanihan has mounted 15 international tours and more than one hundred brief tours to international events and festivals covering 55 countries on five continents.

WATCH VIDEO: Who is the Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company?

This presentation is supported by the Peforming Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts Midwest funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. which believes a great nation deserves great art, with additional contributions from the General Mills Foundation, Land O' Lakes Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council.

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Get tickets today!

For more information visit or call the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at 217. 206. 6160 or 800. 207. 6960, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Opportunity for FREE Tickets to Spring Awakening at Sangamon Auditorium

Have you heard of the ‘Guilty Ones?’ They’re the group of fans that love SPRING AWAKENING so much, they felt the need to organize and spread the word on their own. Well Sangamon Auditorium, UIS is looking to create our own group of Guilty Ones! We only have room for the 5 most ambitious SPRING AWAKENING fans out there! If you are interested in becoming a Guilty One for the Sangamon Auditorium, UIS engagement, contact us to let us know why’d you be the best – but hurry – only the first 5 will be allowed in. Did we mention if you complete all the Guilty Ones tasks you can receive free tickets to the performance and more? Join the Sangamon Auditorium, UIS Guilty Ones today and help spread the word that SPRING AWAKENING is coming to Sangamon Auditorium!