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BCPA Adds Two New Shows

Post Date:05/15/2019 10:58 AM

Two great events have been added to our already jam packed 2019 Summer Series at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA)!

Just added is country singer JOSH GRACIN who will be performing inside on the BCPA main stage on Sunday, June 2 at 7:30 PM. Also on the main stage will be the fearlessly funny girls' night out musical comedy LITTLE BLACK DRESS! on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 PM

JOSH GRACIN - Fans fell in love with Michigan native and former Marine, Josh Gracin, upon his ascension onto the Country charts in 2004 with “I Want To Live.” The hits came in short order for Gracin – the chart-topper “Nothin’ To Lose,” “Stay With Me (Brass Bed),” and “We Weren’t Crazy” all hit high on the Billboard charts. Learn more about Josh on his website visit www.joshgracinofficial.com.

LITTLE BLACK DRESS! - Follows the story of Dee and her best friend Mandy. Together we witness the girls’ major life events in their little black dresses - first job interview, first date, first awkward sexual experience - which happens more than once - first funeral, and more! Told through energetic and dynamic music that is both catchy and hilarious, LITTLE BLACK DRESS! leaves you with not only a fun night on the town, but also tells a heartfelt story about love and friendship. Leave the kids at home and put on your own little black dress for this hilarious and fun night out on the town! WARNINGS: Adult themes, strong language, and one really sexy man. For more visit: www.littleblackdressthemusical.com

Tickets for these added shows will go on sale, Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 AM CST. 
Tickets can be purchased online at artsblooming.org, by phone at (309) 434-2777 or in person at the Ticket Office located at 600 N. East St., Bloomington, IL.

Tickets are already on sale for several of our other Summer Series events, such as COGS & CORSETS: A STEAMPUNK HAPPENING AT THE BCPA! On June 7 & 8, the SUMMER LAWN CONCERT featuring Karen Waldrup & Casey James on July 13 and the MILLER PARK PRODUCTION OF GODSPELL on July 25 – 28.
 

COGS & CORSETS: A STEAMPUNK HAPPENING AT THE BCPA!

Friday, June 7 and Saturday June 8 at the BCPA and in front of the BCPA in Lincoln Park

For attendees’ dining pleasure Pop-Up Food Stalls will offer a delectable choice of food for sale on Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM on the lawn of the BCPA. Vendors include A-Z Catering, Epiphany Farms and Healthy in a Hurry. People may enjoy their food at tables under tents on the lawn or at tables inside the BCPA, although indoor seating on Friday evening is limited.

Friday, June 7

7:00 PM Contra Dance featuring Ceilidh Bandicoots
Tickets: $15

Come dance the night away with the Chicago band Ceilidh Bandicoots! 
Featuring callers Jonathan Siviers, Jon Hanson and Scott Meyers.

Contra dancing was popular in the 19th Century and it’s had a big revival this past decade. You don’t need a partner and you don’t need fancy lessons. Any level of dance skill can join in — just listen to the caller and have a ball. A costume is not required but it makes it more fun! NOTE: Event will break to allow dancers to attend the free ArcAttack Demo and will resume afterwards. 
Ticket price provides admission to both sessions.

8:45 PM (Free on the BCPA Lawn) ArcAttack Tesla Coil Demonstration

Show sponsored by Red Raccoon Games
Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coil, the crew of ArcAttack use their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' performance. 

9:30 PM Contra Dance featuring Ceilidh Bandicoots

  

Saturday, June 8

2:00 PM ArcAttack
Tickets: $25

The show features not only their signature tesla coils as members of the group literally walk through lightning, but fun interactive experiments including the Voltage Multiplier, Can Crusher and more. Part rock concert, part science experiment, the creators of ArcAttack unveil the science behind the spectacle. The group invites the audience to participate in a show that’s both entertaining and interactive.

4:30 PM (free event) Joshua Kane: Gothic at Midnight

Show sponsored by Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Anthony & Karen DeAngelis, Owners

A Tribute to the Masters of the Macabre. The Demons of Darkness have come to Bloomington. Experience a roller coaster ride of terror and laughter as NYC actor Joshua Kane populates the stage with unforgettable characters. Inspired by the old-time radio dramas of Orson Welles and Vincent Price, Kane bewitches audiences with a devilish sense of fun and whimsy.

7:30 PM ArcAttack

Tickets: $25

10:00 PM (free event) Joshua Kane: Gothic at Midnight
Show sponsored by Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Anthony & Karen DeAngelis, Owners

For attendees’ dining pleasure Pop-Up Food Stalls will offer a delectable choice of food for sale on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM on the lawn of the BCPA. 
Vendors include A-Z Catering, Epiphany Farms and Healthy in a Hurry. 
People may enjoy their food at tables under tents on the lawn or at tables inside the BCPA, 
although indoor seating on Friday evening is limited.

SUMMER LAWN CONCERT

Saturday, July 13 in front of the BCPA in Lincoln Park

Gates open at 6:00 PM

6:30 PM Music begins with local opening act (TBD)
8:00 PM Karen Waldrup
9:30 PM Casey James 

Admission is $15, General Admission

Enjoy a fun night of music on the BCPA front lawn with the 2019 Summer Lawn Concert! Local openers and nationally recognized headliners Karen Waldrup and Casey James (seen on American Idol, CMT, Ellen and more!) will perform on the CEFCU Summer Stage.

For attendees’ dining pleasure Pop-Up Food Stalls will offer a delectable choice of food for sale on the lawn of the BCPA. Vendors include A-Z Catering, Epiphany Farms and Healthy in a Hurry. People may enjoy their food at tables under tents on the lawn.

 

MILLER PARK SUMMER THEATRE presents

a non-professional production of GODSPELL

Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 PM

Friday, July 26 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 PM

FREE in Miller Park

This year’s Miller Park Summer Theater production will be Godspell, music by Stephen Schwartz book by John-Michael Tebelak. Godspell is a lighthearted look at parables from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke shown through the everyday lives of contemporary characters. The musical styles run the gambit from pop and folk rock to gospel and vaudeville.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council 
and Arts Midwest and The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.

Tickets are available now for all ticketed summer events, for details on events or for more information about the BCPA go online at ArtsBlooming.org or phone our ticket office at 309-434-2777 Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 

The mission of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts is to create an environment where all forms of artistic expression are appreciated, encouraged and seen as a contribution to the quality of life in our community.  Today, the BCPA continues to adjust its diverse programming to appeal to a wide range of audience demographics. The BCPA presents national and international touring artists and, between classes, meetings, seminars, presentations, life events and more, holds over 500 events annually.  For more information visit artsblooming.org