Parkland Theatre Announces 2024-2025 Season Lineup
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Parkland Theatre Announces 2024-2025 Season Lineup

Season tickets available in July for 2024-2025 Parkland Theatre.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Parkland College Theatre announces its 2024-2025 performance calendar. Season tickets will be available starting in July.

"12 Angry Jurors" adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
12 Angry Jurors is a play that contemplates the huge responsibility of 12 ordinary people as they consider the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of murder. The 12 jurors bring their own histories, prejudices, and biases to the jury room as they work through this life-or-death decision. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

  • Performances run Oct. 3–6 and 11–13.

"Irving Berlin's White Christmas" music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including "Blue Skies," "I Love A Piano," "How Deep Is the Ocean" and the perennial title song, "White Christmas" is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages. IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

  • Performances run Dec. 5–8 and 12–15.

"The Miser" by Molière, an Actor's Studio Production
Harpagon employs a matchmaker to find him a rich wife. He then sets out to marry his daughter off to a rich old man, and his son to a plump, well-endowed widow. But the young people have ideas of their own and engage Harpagon's resourceful Steward on their side. At Harpagon's expense, they prepare a lavish banquet in honor of his engagement, and in his presence shower rich gifts on his fiancée. At the height of this, Harpagon's money is reported stolen. Giving up all pretense of civility, he bemoans his misery and relinquishes his fiancée, if he can only be reunited with his beloved money. When the money is restored to him, he returns to his penny-pinching ways.Ticket sales directly support the Parkland College Theatre Scholarship Program.

  • Performances run Feb. 20–23.

"The Wedding Singer" music by Matthew Sklar, book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, lyrics by Chad Beguelin
It's 1985, and rock star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. The Wedding Singer is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

  • Performances run April 17–19 and 25–27 and May 2–4.

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