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Virginia Theatre

203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
217.356.9063 http://thevirginia.org

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October 2017

VIRGINIA THEATRE SPECIAL EVENT: MAN IN RED BANDANA (2017)

October 20
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, Oct 20 - 7pm (doors open at 6pm) Seating: General Admission Rating: PG-13 Tickets: $8   Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     Man In Red Bandana (85 min) A documentary film about the inspirational story of an American hero - Welles Remy Crowther.  Welles worked on the 104th floor of the South Tower and saved many people on September 11th.  Tragically, he died that day but his heroics became known eight month later as…

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STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951) – News Gazette Film Series

October 23
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Mon, Oct 23, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG PLEASE NOTE: Lifeboat has been replaced with Strangers On A Train due to licensing issues. Tickets: $6 (or see all 5 for $24) On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)       (101 min) A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a…

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THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (1955) – News Gazette Film Series

October 24
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue, Oct 24, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6 (or see all 5 for $24) On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (99 min) In an unusual game of whodunit, passerby have to figure out what really happened to the dead man they found in the woods, and who is responsible. Captain Albert Wiles stumbles across a well-dressed man in a meadow clearing…

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TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) – News Gazette Film Series

October 25
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Wed, Oct 25, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6 (or see all 5 for $24) On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (106 min) Cary Grant stars as a jewel thief who faces arrest (again) along with his old partners in crime after a copycat burglar performs a heist and goes on the run. Pleading his innocence, Grant’s character vows to find out…

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REBECCA (1940) – News Gazette Film Series

October 26
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur, Oct 26, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6 (or see all 5 for $24) On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (130 min) Newlywed bliss is quickly tarnished for shy and naïve bride, Mrs. de Winter. Upon arriving at her new husband’s estate, she quickly becomes tormented by the memory of his first wife, Rebecca —whose death is shrouded in mystery.  …

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PSYCHO (1960) – News Gazette Film Series

October 27
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, Oct 27, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $6 (or see all 5 for $24) On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)           (109 min) A Phoenix secretary, Marion Crane, is in for more than she bargained for when her plan to embezzle and flee without a trace fizzles once she checks into a remote motel, not fifteen miles from her…

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)

October 28
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, October 28 , 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $5 On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey…   Join us at the Virginia Theatre for a special screening of the 1975 cult hit The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Don your best Rocky costume. Enjoy libations from Farren’s Pub and Eatery…

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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1992) Director’s Cut

October 31
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue & Thu, October 31 & Nov 2, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $5 On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (102 min) Amidst the French and Indian War, Mohicans protect a British Colonel’s daughters, who are rescued by one named Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis). But battles are far from lessening and sacrifices still have to be made.          

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November 2017

LYLE LOVETT & JOHN HIATT

November 4
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Nov 4, 2017 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $67.50/$57.50/$37.50 Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $4 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017 – 10am     Don’t miss two veteran singer/songwriters on stage together in an intimate acoustic performance. Lyle Lovett Singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with a gift for storytelling, this Texas-based musician fuses elements of country,…

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LILY TOMLIN – SOLD OUT!

November 9
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur, Nov 9, 2017 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $69.50/$59.50/$49.50 Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $4 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017 – 10am     Lily Tomlin rose to national prominence in 1969 on the television series, Laugh-In, with her characterizations of Ernestine, the irascible telephone operator, and Edith Ann, the devilish six-year-old. Tomlin went on to star in six comedy television specials, which she co-wrote with Jane Wagner. In 1985, Ms. Tomlin…

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BEN HUR (1959)  – News-Gazette Film Series

November 11
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, November 11, 2017 (1pm & 7pm) Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $6 On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (3 hours, 32 min) The chariot race is perhaps one of the most famous action sequences of all time. See it again in Ben Hur, the historical epic that tells the story of a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend…

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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.

November 16
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time: Thu-Sat, November 16-18, 2017 – 7pm each day plus a 2pm matinee Saturday (doors open at nightly 6:15pm & 1:15pm on Sat) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $12 Adult/$10 (12 & under) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, where a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean. Performed by the 5-8th graders from the CPD Youth Theatre program. Presented by Champaign Park District’s…

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HOLIDAY CARD PHOTO OP

November 27
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Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Holiday Decor at Virginia Theatre

Date/Time(s): Mon, Nov 27, 2017 – 5-8pm Mon, Dec 4, 2017 – 5-8pm Mon, Dec 11, 2017 – 5-8pm Mon, Dec 18, 2017 – 5-8pm FREE We're opening up the Virginia's beautifully decorated Mezzanine Lobby for family photographs!  Call our box office (217-356-9063) and reserve your 15 minute slot.  Free to attend.  Bring your own camera or arrange to have a professional photographer meet you at the theatre.

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TITANIC (1997)

November 28
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue & Thu, November 28 & 30, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG-13 Tickets: $5 On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (3 hours 14 min) Titanic tells the tale of the two star-crossed lovers aboard the luxurious ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage. Rose, a seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist, as well as his carefree and simple way of life.…

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December 2017

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES: DIE HARD (1988)

December 2
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Dec 2, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $5 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (131 min) Rewind 92.5 and the Virginia are pleased to present the gangbuster film that turned Bruce Willis into an action star.  Not only is Die Hard rated as one of the best action films of all time, but we also feel that nothing say's "Christmas" more than Bruce Willis thwarting a gang of terrorists at a company Christmas…

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TOMMY EMMANUEL: Classics and Christmas Tour

December 3
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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TOMMY EMMANUEL Classics and Christmas Tour presented by National Shows 2 Date/Time: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 - 7:30pm Tickets: $49.50/$39.50 Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $5 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017, 10am   One of the greatest players on the planet - Chet Atkins The Champaign Park District's Virginia Theatre is proud to welcome back legendary guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. This show will feature one full set of Mr. Emmanuel’s classic solo acoustic songs, and one full set…

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MEET SANTA CLAUS AT THE VIRGINIA THEATRE!

December 6
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Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Wed, Dec 6, 2017 - 5 to 7pm Wed, Dec 13, 2017 – 5 to 7pm Wed, Dec 20, 2017 – 5 to 7pm Free to attend Santa Claus is coming to town!  The Champaign Center Partnership is excited to join the Champaign Park District in welcoming Jolly Old St. Nick to downtown Champaign's Virginia Theatre. Visit with Santa in the historic theatre's Mezzanine Lobby. Santa will take pictures with each visitor (parents, bring your cameras!) and every child will…

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SHOPKINS LIVE!

December 7
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur, Dec 7, 2017 – 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $100.00 VIP/$39.50/$32.50/$21.50 On-Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $3 (online only)       SHOPKINS LIVE! FIRST-EVER THEATRICAL SHOW NOW ON TOUR! Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show stopping performances featuring the Shoppies.     Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest…

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ANDREW PETERSON presents BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD

December 9
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Dec 9, 2017 – 7pm (doors open at 6pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $40/$35/$25 Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $3 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017 – 10am   Welcoming back Andrew Peterson for a special repeat performance! For more than twenty years, Andrew Peterson has gone about the business of quietly changing lives. In the city of Nashville, where music is an industry in the same way fast food, generic greeting cards, and bumper stickers are industries,…

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HOME ALONE (1990) – News-Gazette Film Series

December 11
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Mon, December 11, 2017 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6 (or see all 5 for $24)   Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)       (103 min) Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal! After Kevin’s family accidentally leaves him behind on their way to France for vacation, he’s left to fend for himself and protect his home from two bumbling burglars.   NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES:  THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER Schedule: HOME ALONE (1990) Mon,…

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WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) – News-Gazette Film Series

December 12
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tues, December 12, 2017 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $6 (or see all 5 for $24)   Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)       (120 min) A successful Broadway act, Bob and Phil, become romantically interested in The Haynes Sisters, Betty and Judy, an up-and-coming club act. Bob and Phil decide to follow Betty and Judy to the Columbia Inn in Pinetree, Vermont, a ski resort where the sisters are performing for the holidays,…

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MARTINA MCBRIDE: The Joy of Christmas

December 14
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time: Thur, Dec 14, 2017 – 8pm (doors open at 7pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $125/$99.50/$69.50/$49.50 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $6 (online only). Maximum 8 tickets per patron. On-Sale Date: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 - 10am     Multiple Grammy nominee Martina McBride has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music wins for Top Female Vocalist. Through her Team…

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) – News-Gazette Film Series

December 15
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, December 15, 2017 - 7pm; Sat, December 16 - 1pm & 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6 (or see all 5 for $24)   Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)       (130 min) A young George Bailey, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of responsibility toward his community, feels tied down to a company he never had an interest in working for, and a life he never wanted to live. As…

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HOLIDAY IN WHOVILLE – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

December 17
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sun, December 17, 2017 - 1pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $3 Standard/FREE for children 2 and under On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (105 min) Last year, the turnout at the Whoville event was unbelievable!  Join us at the Virginia Theatre for a real holiday treat!  Watch Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (with Jim Carrey) followed by pictures with Santa, crafts, caroling, and…

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CHRISTMAS CAROL (1951) – News-Gazette Film Series

December 19
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue, December 19, 2017 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $6 (or see all 5 for $24)   Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)       (86 min) Bah humbug! This classic Christmas tale is about old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is given a chance for redemption to change his ungodly and terrible character when the three ghosts of Christmas haunt him on Christmas Eve.    NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES:  THE BEST CHRISTMAS…

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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947) – News-Gazette Film Series

December 21
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thurs, December 21, 2017 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $6 (or see all 5 for $24)   Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)       (96 min) Kris Kringle is really convincing as his job as Santa Claus at the Macy’s toy-department. That’s because he is Santa, but nobody believes him. After he’s institutionalized for this seemingly silly behavior, a young lawyer decides to defend him in court by proving that he is…

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January 2018

PAULA POUNDSTONE

January 12, 2018
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, Jan 12, 2018 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $58.50/$49.50 Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $5 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017 – 10am   Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics, Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" where she holds the record for game losses. "The others cheat,"…

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February 2018

REO SPEEDWAGON

February 8, 2018
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time: Thur, Feb 8, 2018 - 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $199.00 (VIP)*/$99.50/$79.50/$59.50 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $6 (online only). Maximum 8 tickets per patron. On-Sale Date: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 - 10am       Formed loosely in the late '60s at a well-known college in Champaign, IL, REO  Speedwagon (named after the precursor to the light truck) rode to shows in a station wagon, hopping from small gigs to even tinier gigs, just…

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March 2018

THE SECOND CITY presents LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE TALKING

March 10, 2018
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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The Second City presents Look Both Ways Before Talking Date/Time(s): Sat, March 10, 2018 - 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $32.50/$26.50/$18.50 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $3 (online only) On Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017, at 10am The world’s #1 name in comedy is coming to C/U! Tired of looking over your shoulder before telling a funny story that might cause a fight at the water cooler or the dinner table? Why stress!? Let The Second…

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“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC, with Special Guest Emo Philips

March 30, 2018
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time: Fri, March 30, 2018 – 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $279.00 (VIP)*/$89.00/$69.00/$49.00/$39.00 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $6 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 – 12pm       "Weird Al" Yankovic will bring his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour to Champaign’s intimate Virginia Theatre for a performance on Friday, March 30, at 8:00 p.m! "Weird Al" Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back. For the first…

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April 2018

THE DUTTONS

April 13, 2018
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, April 13, 2018 - 7pm Seating: Reserved Tickets: $33.50/$29.50/$22.50 Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $3 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 10am International touring and recording artists The Duttons perform in a variety of musical genres - everything from bluegrass to classical to contemporary – expertly, on many instruments. They have appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and frequently in PBS television specials (most recently in November, 2016). Whether playing in their home theatre in Branson,…

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May 2018

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY presented by CU Ballet

May 4, 2018
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, May 4, 2018 - 7pm | Sat, May 5, 2018 - 11am & 4pm Seating: Reserved Tickets: $24 Adult/$19 Senior/ $12 Child & Student Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $3 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 10am Considered Tchaikovsky’s ballet masterpiece, this fairytale story follows Princess Aurora who is cast into a hundred-year sleep by the spell of the evil fairy Carabosse. Through the enchantments of the Lilac Fairy, Princess Aurora is awakened by the bearer…

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June 2018

CELTIC WOMAN

June 14, 2018
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur, June 14, 2018 - 7:30pm Seating: Reserved Tickets: $106/$66/$45 Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $6 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 - 10am Don’t miss global music sensation Celtic Woman when they return to Champaign for one night only at the Virginia Theatre! This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites, and contemporary pop songs, all in the group’s distinctive signature style. Featuring four sublimely gifted Irish…

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August 2018

Mary Poppins (1964)

August 28, 2018
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Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue & Thu, August 28 & 30, 2018 – 6:30pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $3 (or buy all 11 for just $25) On Sale Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (139 min) It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Mary Poppins isn’t just a regular nanny; she’s musical, magnetic, and magical! The Banks children manage to drive off every nanny they have, that is until Mary Poppins shows up. With a little…

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