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An Opening Night Party that’s been five decades in the making! Krannert Center invites all to celebrate its vibrant history with fabulous artists, dancing, food and beverage, a by-the-decades car display surrounding the Center, and the chance to dress from a decade of your choice, 1960s to the future!
After our Opening Night Party on Friday night, the fun continues on Saturday with a family-friendly event celebrating Krannert Center’s long-standing commitment to programming for all ages. Arts experiences shared among generations nurture creativity, imagination, and communication and are core to Krannert Center’s mission.
The Builders Association, an Obie Award-winning performance and media company founded in 1994 by director Marianne Weems, stands at the forefront of contemporary theatre-making, drawing from familiar and historic narratives and extending them into the present through a sophisticated collage of performance, media, sound, and architecture that describe the human experience.
Audiences fall hard for the Hot Sardines’ blazing brass lineup, tap-dancing rhythm section (yes, really), and irresistible swagger. Don’t miss your chance to see the speakeasy sensation hailed as “the most foot-stomping, raucous jazz band in the world.”
From the creative mind of acclaimed director Peter Sellars comes his very first a cappella staging and most personal work to date. With the music committed to memory, the 21 singers of the Los Angeles Master Chorale—widely recognized as the country’s leading professional choir—transform this sweeping Renaissance work into a breathtaking experience.
From popular Brazilian music to the classical compositions that have influenced it, Marcus Tardelli performs with unsurpassed technical mastery and an unwavering devotion to expression.
Quartet-in-residence at the University of Illinois, the Jupiter String Quartet “has matured into one of the mainstays of the American chamber music scene” (New Yorker). To open the Classical Mix Series, the Jupiter has invited Jasper Quartet and Michael Cameron to join this “quartet-plus” showcase.
In the 21st century, a woman’s progress in politics is fraught with challenge. The late playwright Wendy Wasserstein humanizes the political, creating an intelligent play that also bursts with humor and hurt.