2021-2022 PERFORMING ARTS SERIES - Franklin-Theatre
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2021-2022 PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

Music, Dance & Family Shows... There's Something for Everyone.

2021-2022 Performing Arts Season

THREE NEW SERIES:
GREAT PERFORMANCES SERIES | FAMILY SPOTLIGHT SERIES | CELEBRATION OF DANCE SERIES

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

GREAT PERFORMANCES

Maestros on Main Street

Great communities have great entertainment, that’s a fact. And the Great Performances Series presented by Jackson curates the finest virtuoso artists from all over the world in order to bring them right to our own backyard. 

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The Academy of St. Martin In The Fields Chamber Ensemble

October 22-23, 2021

Formed out of the world-renowned chamber orchestra of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields -- renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of great orchestral music under Music Director Joshua Bell -- the Chamber Ensemble performs the larger scale chamber music repertoire with players who customarily worked together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests.

Visit their official website at www.asmf.org/the-chamber-ensemble

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Mariachi Divas

January 21-22, 2022

Directed and founded in 1999 by trumpet player Cindy Shea, Mariachi Divas is an all-female ensemble that continues to expand the scope of mariachi music. A two-time GRAMMY Award winner, with eight GRAMMY nominations and three Latin GRAMMY nominations, Mariachi Divas is a multicultural ensemble imbued with the unique musical flavor of Los Angeles. 

Visit their official website at www.mariachidivas.com

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Black Violin

Feb. 5-6, 2022

Led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) and joined onstage by DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes, Black Violin uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. Black Violin has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Elton John, Tom Petty,  Kanye West, Aerosmith and Alicia Keys to name a few.

Visit their official website at blackviolin.net

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

April 8-9, 2022

As one of America’s premier instrumental ensembles, the members of the Grammy® Award-winning LAGQ have continually set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles. LAGQ is one of the most charismatic groups performing today, garnering critical acclaim for transcriptions of concert masterworks with their fresh look at the music of the past, while breaking new ground with their interpretations from contemporary and world-music realms.

Visit their website a www.lagq.com

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CELEBRATION OF DANCE

 Witness Music in Motion

Immerse yourself in the Celebration of Dance an eclectic mix of brilliant, critically renowned dance companies that exhibit rhythm, athleticism, artistry and international flair accompanied by unforgettable musicianship.

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Los Vivancos: The Flamenco Kings

September 24-25, 2021

Combining flamenco, ballet, martial arts, street dance, theatre and acrobatics with charisma, showmanship, and an exceptional sense of rhythm, these seven brothers are setting audiences ablaze around the world.

www.LosVivancos.com 

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Rhythmic Circus: Holiday Shuffle

Dec 3-4, 2021

A perfectly un-traditional holiday experience for the entire family — Four world-renowned hoofers and a swingin’ eight-piece band inject the signature Rhythmic Circus style of rapid-fire tap into upbeat holiday classics. Experiencing an adrenaline-soaked Rhythmic Circus show is like witnessing the rebirth of an art form, one that forged all kinds of stylistic hybrids, but is something else entirely.

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Giordano Dance Chicago

Feb 11-13, 2022

As America’s original jazz dance company, Giordano Dance Company has amassed over a half-century of worldwide performances (27 countries, 46 states, and more than 1,200 cities) and left a far-reaching and significant imprint on the art form of jazz dance.

www.giordanodance.org

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Eireann: A Taste of Ireland

March 18-19, 2022

This deeply contemporary Celtic performance tells the true story of the spirit of the Irish motherland, where music and dance were the very essence of it’s raw beating heart. Dazzling feet meet moments of Irish wit, as the audience embarks on a journey through the different elements of Irish tradition, as the music and song ballads twist and turn around firey choreography as it tells the story of the Celtic motherland.

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FAMILY SPOTLIGHT

Outright Fun, Shared Together

Create moments of joy for the whole family at the Family Spotlight Series. The gift of live theatre sparks laughter, curiosity, awe and the best thing of all: a shared experience you can talk about together.

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Mark Nizer's 4-D Theatre

September 11, 2021

Whether juggling laser beams at 1000 rpms, or five ping pong balls being thrown 20 feet in the air using only his mouth; or even juggling a burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a 16-pound bowling ball, Mark Nizer’s combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology is “Nothing less than brilliant” (Performance Magazine)

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Cirque-tacular's Spooktacular

October 29-30, 2021

Spooks, specters, and scaredy-cats contort and cavort through a high-flying circus of scare. Vampires soar, skeletons stagger, and acrobatic cats romp through a humorously haunted bazaar of the bizarre. Indulge your inner eerie in this family-friendly, bone-chilling delight!

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Rhythmic Circus: Holiday Shuffle

Dec. 3-4, 2021

A perfectly un-traditional holiday experience for the entire family — Four world-renowned hoofers and a swingin’ eight-piece band inject the signature Rhythmic Circus style of rapid-fire tap into upbeat holiday classics. Experiencing an adrenaline-soaked Rhythmic Circus show is like witnessing the rebirth of an art form, one that forged all kinds of stylistic hybrids, but is something else entirely.

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Erth's DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

MARCH 12-13, 2022

“A delightful and educational date with the dinos that provides visual oomph to rival ‘The Lion King’”. - Chicago Tribune. Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia.  You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain.

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SNAP: Contemporary Mystery Performance

May 6-7, 2022

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with space, time and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle your mind with their impressive powers of prestidigitation. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical and hilarious cabaret perfect for the whole family.

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Series Packages Now Available

For Ticket Information:
GREAT PERFORMANCES SERIES

FAMILY SPOTLIGHT SERIES

CELEBRATION OF DANCE SERIES

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