Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jackson Browne, Janis Ian, 'Jersey Boys' reunion coming to UIS

Performances by Jackson Browne, Janis Ian, Leon Redbone and Savion Glover, plus a 1960s music revue starring Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” top the 2012-13 Performing Arts Season at Sangamon Auditorium.

Several ticket packages are on sale for new and current series subscribers (see below for ticket information). Tickets for most individual events go on sale Aug. 27.

Besides the usual mix of big-name concerts, touring musicals, dance ensembles and other entertainment, the performing arts center at the University of Illinois Springfield is also getting some improvements for its stages and for patrons — including a reception area for Friends of the Sangamon Auditorium.

“It’s nice now that they don’t have to leave the building,” auditorium director Robert Vaughn said. “They can have a drink, talk about the show and maybe get to meet the artist.”

Other auditorium improvements include lighting in both the main auditorium and the Studio Theatre downstairs, valet parking at all Performing Arts Season events and an overhaul of one of the auditorium’s grand pianos.

The series features visiting artists, Broadway shows, performances for families and the Kitchen Sink Series with a little of everything.

The season announcement was featured in a June 21, 2012, edition of the State Journal-Register.

Read the full article online