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Shows & Events 2017-18


BCA Season 2017-18
STARLIFTER

FREE HOMCOMING CONCERT!

Date: SAT. SEPT. 30, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Q-LOT

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America's pop group, Starlifter, is a seven-piece group of talented Airman Musicians. The group performs virtually every musical idiom, from Rock and Pop to Jazz and Country, to great contemporary and traditional patriotic songs. Starlifter features the best in popular music from the 1970's to the most current sounds at the top of today's charts. Starlifter features the vocal talents of WIU alumnus Denver Murphy

Starlifter

VOICEPLAY

As Seen on Season 4 of NBC's "The Sing-Off".

Date: THU. NOV. 2, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: GRAND BALLROOM

VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. Amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay's music-without-music sound, channels the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics. Fit for all ages.

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QUINTESONIC BRASS

BRASSFEST HEADLINER

Date: SUN. JAN. 21, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: RECITAL HALL

Quintasonic Brass is a rousing chamber ensemble whose mission is to promote chamber music for brass instruments through creative programming, recording projects, promoting new works, and educational outreach. All of the members of the group are active international soloists and clinicians. Members of the group have been featured artists at nearly all of the major music schools around the country.

Quintensonic

ALOFT's "EL CIRCO CHEAPO"

Date: WED. FEB 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: THE FORUM

Founded in 2005, ALOFT'S unique voice embodies the innovation of the new circus movement, the daring of the traditional big top shows, and the joy and comedy of vaudeville.

EL CIRCO CHEAPO is ALOFT'S most successful show to date, having sold out every performance for the last 4 years! It has become an underground sensation in Chicago and has toured the west coast and traveled around the country. EL CIRCO CHEAPO a new old-time variety show, with daring, creative acts and some of the most uproarious Masters of Ceremony you would ever hope to meet.

Aloft

HONOR: CONFESSIONS OF A MUMBAI COURTASAN

Date: WED. FEB. 14, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: RECITAL HALL

Award-winning actress Dipti Mehta's new solo-show, takes you India's red light district where you meet the eunuch, priest, pimp, mother and daughter who call it home. A fun and poignant look at the exotic, dangerous life of Mumbai's real-life brothels and why they exist. HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a testament to survival and pride. A mother's gift to her only daughter. "Memoirs of Geisha" meets "Slumdog Millionaire" meets Indian epic "Mahabharata" in this dark tale of pursuit of truth in modern day Mumbai.

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THE CHIPPER LOWELL EXPERIENCE

"Where Comedy and Magic Collide!"

Date: WED. MAR. 28, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: GRAND BALLROOM

Award-winning comedian & magician, Chipper Lowell, has been described as an "artistic cyclone of talent and comedy" by the press. The red head's best known "skills" can usually be found onstage, doling out witty remarks, presenting bizarre feats of original magic, ad-libbing with audience members who can't stop laughing, attempting pointless juggling stunts, pulling a seemingly endless barrage of unusual thing-a-ma-bobs and gadgets out of his prop trunks, and in short, creating a wonderful evening of high-energy laughs and amazement for all those in attendance.

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"OH, FREEDOM"

SONGS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

WORLD PREMIER

Date: TUE. APR. 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: HAINLINE THEATRE

Chris Vallillo brings his critically acclaimed CD to life along with the WIU CONCERT CHOIR. The Civil Rights Movement has been described as one of the greatest singing movements that this country has experienced. From "We Shall Overcome" to "This Little Light of Mine", music played a vital role in that historic struggle both as an inspirational rallying point and as a way to spread the message of equality and justice.

"OH, FREEDOM" was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement. Chris and the Western Illinois University Singers will perform pivotal songs from the music that inspired and sustained this landmark movement. Intermixed with the music, Vallillo presents first-hand accounts of the historic struggle and discusses the impact of music to our nation's most important social cause.

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