Thursday, September 26, 2013

Willie Nelson concert postponed

The Willie Nelson concert previously scheduled for Friday, September 27 has been postponed due to Willie's extreme fatigue following extensive touring and his involvement with last week's Farm Aid events.

The concert will be rescheduled for a later date.  Ticket buyers will be able to exchange their tickets for tickets for the new event.  Stay tuned for an announcement of the rescheduled date.  More information here.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Painting the town blue!

Next week is UIS Homecoming week, and it couldn't be a better time for Sangamon Auditorium to present Blue Man Group!  We're so excited for BMG's inaugural appearance in our hall, and the theme of UIS Homecoming is "Catch Blue Fever", so the color couldn't be more appropriate!

We're delighted that ticket sales for Blue Man Group have surpassed our expectations.  Get your tickets now before they're all gone!

Blue Man Group performs Monday and Tuesday, September 30 and October 1 at Sangamon Auditorium.  Get your tickets here.  

Monday, September 16, 2013

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

We are pleased to open our 2013-2014 season this weekend with a concert by Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, hit song maker of Jefferson Starship and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon.  Marty's voice is still going strong, with Billboard hits "Miracles," "Hearts," "Atlanta Lady," and soundtrack classics "Comin' Back to Me," "Today," and "Volunteers."

So what's this "Kitchen Sink" thing?  Well, the Kitchen Sink Series is a series that gives patrons the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with artists in our Studio Theatre, a transformable space that seats about 300 and is located just below Sangamon Auditorium.

The name for the series came from the idea that the kitchen...and the kitchen a location in the home where the most thoughtful and intimate of ideas are exchanged.  We also like that the name invokes that the series includes a wide variety of artists; think of it as "everything...and the Kitchen Sink!" 

We also have our very own Kitchen Sink on site to remind you of the series name.  And our artists on the series have been so generous with their might just get the opportunity to be photographed with then and the Kitchen Sink.  
Auditorium Director Bob Vaughn and members of the eclectic musical trio, Time for Three.
Marty Balin's Kitchen Sink concert will be Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m. For tickets to his concert or other Kitchen Sink events, call the Ticket Office at 217.206.6160 or visit the website.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Memphis going on sale Monday

Tickets to the 2010 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, Memphis go on sale Monday, September 9 at 10 a.m.  This is a show that we've really been looking forward to having in Springfield.  Set in 1950s Memphis, it tells a story of race relations and rock 'n' roll that is made complete with explosive dancing and irresistible songs.

We hope you'll join us for this refreshing and energetic new Broadway musical on October 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Sangamon Auditorium.  We're also pleased to offer one of our popular pre-show dinners prior to the show.  The cuisine and decor will be Memphis-themed to make for a great evening.  Tickets to both the dinner and the show will be available at our Ticket Office at 217.206.6160.