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The Champaign Park District has announced the lineup of concerts, movies, dance, theatre, comedy, and special events to take place at the historic Virginia Theatre.

The Champaign Park District offers a flexible season subscription option at the Virginia Theatre, with a specially-curated list of over a dozen events to choose from. Just pick four or more “VT Series” events and get great perks that include:

  • Discounted tickets
  • First choice of premium seats
  • Option to keep your same seats when you renew
  • First choice of seats to selected shows as they’re added throughout the year (past examples include The Beach Boys and Chicago)
  • Free News-Gazette and Reel Deal movies all year long when you subscribe to six or more “VT Series” events

Season subscriptions (to four or more shows in the theatre’s ‘VT’ series) go on sale Friday, June 29, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at the Virginia box office, or charge by phone at 217-356-9063.

Individual tickets for most shows go on sale at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 20, 2018. The 2018-2019 Virginia Theatre Performing Arts Season is sponsored by The News-Gazette, WILL-Illinois Public Media, and WCIA-TV.

The 2018-2019 Virginia Theatre Performing Arts Season includes R&B sensations The O’Jays, Scottish-American comedian, author, and actor Craig Ferguson, and one of the country’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash. The Virginia Theatre also proudly welcomes back Lyle Lovett, touring this year with legendary singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen. The schedule’s Winter events include holiday performances by 98°, Michael McDonald, and an appearance by the touring Broadway family show, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Also returning for the 2018-2019 season is the Virginia’s flexible Subscription package, with a specially-curated selection of over a dozen events to choose from. Subscribers pick four or more ‘VT Series’ shows and receive benefits like discounted tickets, first choice of premium seats, and the option to keep the same seats next season. Subscribers who purchase tickets to six or more ‘VT Series’ shows receive free admission to News-Gazette, Reel Deal and Rewind series movies all season long. Subscribers also get first choice of seats to events as they are added to the Virginia calendar throughout the year.

2018-2019 VT SERIES EVENTS:
• Ice Cream & Independence – July 1, 2018
• CUTC’s Annie – Aug 2-5, 2018
• TAJMO: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band – Aug 9, 2018
• Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen – Oct 11, 2018
• The O’Jays – Oct 13, 2018
• Craig Ferguson – Oct 31, 2018
• Rosanne Cash – Nov 8, 2018
• 98 Degrees – Nov 28, 2018
• Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Musical – Dec 6, 2018
• Michael McDonald – Dec 9, 2018
• Andrew Peterson – Dec 12, 2018
• That’s What She Said – Mar 2, 2019
• CU Ballet’s Swan Lake – May 3-4, 2019

For a full list of 2018-2019 season events at the Virginia, along with information on subscribing, purchasing individual tickets, and more – click here to download the press release.

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