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2017-18 Performing Arts Series for Students (PASS) Has Been Scheduled

August 22nd, 2017

Over the past 47 years, if you, your child, or your grandchild took a school class field trip to Millikin University’s Kirkland Fine Arts Center to see a show, that was likely a PASS performance.  Designed to open doors to learning through the performing arts, approximately 8,000 area children attend these shows each year. All PASS performances are held at Kirkland, giving students the often first-time experience of being on a college campus, in a world-class facility, opening their young eyes to a wider range of possibilities.

Seven high quality shows have been selected for children Pre-K through 6 grade in 2017-18:

  • Biscuit - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • 50 States in 60 Minutes - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • The Tailor of Gloucester - Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Mark Nizer - Magician - Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Solve It Cyrus - Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Chocolate Milk Por Favor - Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • The Interactive Orchestra - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Area teachers and homeschool groups can reserve seats for the program(s) that best suit the needs of their class.  The first date we will accept reservations is Thursday, September 7, beginning at 8 a.m.

If you would like your child to take advantage of this excellent opportunity, contact your school’s principal and/or teachers.  All shows are only $5 per student, except for the Youth Symphony Orchestra performance on April 24 which is free.

Thank you to our sponsors; Amherst F. Hardy Foundation, John Ullrich Foundation Trust, Tate & Lyle, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Homefield Energy, and Illinois Arts Council Agency.

For more information, click HERE or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 217-423-3189.

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