The University of Illinois Springfield Performing Arts Center announced its highly anticipated 2023-2024 Broadway Series, showcasing a lineup of five national touring productions, three of which will make their Springfield debut.
Kicking off the series on Thursday, November 16, 2023, is the sensational hit "Mean Girls." With a book by Tina Fey, this dazzling and hilarious show has garnered rave reviews, described by Entertainment Weekly as "A MARVEL" and by USA Today as a must-see.
In February 2024, the center celebrates the 50th season with a mesmerizing production of "Jesus Christ Superstar." This revival, directed by Timothy Sheader and choreographed by Drew McOnie, received unprecedented accolades and pays homage to the iconic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year.
March brings the inspiring true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan in "On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan." Audiences will be captivated by this crowd-pleasing musical featuring chart-topping hits like "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" and "Conga."
On Sunday, April 14, 2024, theatergoers can experience the heartwarming tale of "Come From Away." Set in the aftermath of 9/11, the musical explores the extraordinary kindness of a Newfoundland community that welcomed stranded travelers.
Closing the series in May is the timeless classic "Chicago," celebrating its 25th anniversary. This Broadway gem, with its show-stopping numbers and captivating dance routines, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
Bryan Rives, Director of the UIS Performing Arts Center, expressed his gratitude to the community for their support, making these exceptional shows possible. He emphasized the importance of Broadway Series subscribers in ensuring the sustained vitality of the arts in Springfield.
Subscription packages, offering substantial discounts, are available from July 10th for FRIENDS of UIS Performing Arts Center members, and to the general public from July 17th. Single tickets will go on sale from August 11th onwards. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the joy and transformative power of live theater. For more information and to secure your seats, visit UISpac.com or call the UIS Ticket Office at (217) 206-6160.