Valentine’s Big Band Dance, February 14

valentine day big band

Illinois State University Jazz Ensembles I and II, directed by Tom Marko, will present their annual Valentine’s Big Band Dance from 7-10 p.m. Friday, February 14, at the New Lafayette Club, located at 1602 S. Main St. in Bloomington.

Mother Justice in Westhoff Theatre Sept. 17

Photo of theatre masks

Two Illinois State University School of Theatre alumni will return to the University’s Westhoff Theatre for a staged reading of their new play, Mother Justice, on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Gentry Solo Violin Recital Sept. 6

Music Sheets and Notes with Blur Violin on Piano Background

Sarah Gentry, associate professor of violin in Illinois State University’s School of Music, will present a free recital of solo violin works on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Kemp Recital Hall.

ISU’s theatre program prepared Steppenwolf founders

Jeff Perry and Terry Kinney

What is now lauded as the nation’s premier ensemble theater had humble beginnings with two Illinois State alums. Terry Kinney ’76 and Jeff Perry ’78 partnered with Gary Sinise to create Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in the mid-1970s. They did so out of a resolve to continue developing as actors, never anticipating they would ultimately

Two Gentlemen of Verona March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3

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Illinois State University’s School of Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona on March 30, 31, April 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 2, 3 at 2 p.m. in Westhoff Theatre.