Scintillating Shakespeare

Show Times

The stage is set for an evening of romance and drama, as the classic works of Shakespeare come to life in music and song. If music be the food of love, then play on! From the glitz of Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing to the glamor of Bernstein's West Side Story, from the lyrical opulence of Verdi to the blood-soaked beauty of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, this concert is sure to set pulses racing and get you in the Valentine’s Day mood. Come and join the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, as well as soprano Madison King and tenor Carl Rosenthal of MIOpera, for Scintillating Shakespeare!

Jacobsen Woollen, Conductor 
MIOpera Collaboration | Madison King, Soprano | Carl Rosenthal, Tenor

Korngold Much Ado About Nothing SuiteGounod Selections from Romeo & Juliette – Bernstein Selections from West Side Story Verdi Selections from Macbeth, Otello, Falstaff Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Concert Comments at 6:30 PM in the hall hosted by Mark McDonald in Springfield and Laura Kennedy in Bloomington-Normal.

Tickets:  $63 / $42 / $21
Students (Age 12-24 with ID):  $10
Students (11 & Under):  $5


Friday, February 10, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center, Springfield, IL


Saturday, February 11, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
ISU Center for the Performing Arts, Normal, IL

Support Provided By:

The Landmark Automotive Group, Debra & Daniel Brownstone, M.D., Terry Huff, Sue Silvey, F. Lucille Foster, Dr. Judith Everson

Springfield Venue UIS Performing Arts Center - Springfield

1 University Plz #397, Springfield, IL 62703
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1 University Plaza, Springfield, IL  62703

Ticket Office Information:  The UIS Ticket Office is located in the UIS PAC Lobby on Level 2 of the Public Affairs Center on the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Phone:  (217) 206-6160 or online

Box Office Hours:  
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Performance Days:  Opens Two Hours Prior to Performance

Parking:  There is a $5 per vehicle event parking fee (cash only) in effect during all concerts at the UIS Performing Arts Center events. Event parking signage and staff will guide you into the appropriate parking lots and collect the $5 cash fee upon entry. Persons displaying valid UIS parking hang tags have already paid a parking fee for the semester and do not have to pay an event parking fee if they park in the areas designated by their hang tag

Click here to learn more about parking at the UIS Performing Arts Center, view a map of campus parking, or to contact the venue with parking questions.

Bloomington-Normal Venue ISU Center for the Performing Arts - Normal

400 W. Beaufort St, Normal, IL  61761
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400 W. Beaufort St, Normal, IL  61761

Ticket Office Information:  The ISU Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Ticket Office is located on the main level in the lobby of the ISU Center for the Performing Arts. 

Phone:  (309) 438-2535 or online

Box Office Hours:  
Monday through Friday:  Academic Year 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Summer 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday:  Closed
Performance Days:  Opens Two Hours Prior to Performance

Box Office Parking:  Two parking spaces located next to the CPA loading dock are reserved for patrons for business with the box office. These parking spaces are located off the corner of Beaufort and School Streets. A second option is to park in the University Street Parking Garage, an hourly pay lot. During non-performance times, there is no public parking in the School Street Parking Garage.

Parking:  Free parking is available starting at space 250 in the Schoool Street parking garage located across from the ISU Center for the Performing Arts. Parking is not available on the ground level or top floor but is available everywhere between these two levels.

School Street Garage Address:  400 S School St, Normal, IL  61761

There is premium parking for donors who give $1,000 or above. Those parking spots are located on the second level and will be coned off. 


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