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Mark Morris Dance Group and MMDG Music Ensemble: Pepperland

For nearly two decades, Krannert Center has welcomed this illustrious company to its Midwest home for a week of high-impact engagement work and stunning performances of its heralded repertoire. This season, Mark Morris pays tribute to the iconic 1967 Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Pepperland features an original score by composer Ethan Iverson, interspersing arrangements of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “A Day in the Life,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Within You Without You,” and “Penny Lane” with six Pepper-inspired original pieces written with Morris’ extraordinary musical knowledge and insights in mind. A live chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, piano, organ, harpsichord, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences. This joyously creative new work—which kicked off Liverpool’s summer- long Sgt. Pepper at 50 Festival in 2017 and for which Krannert Center is a commissioning partner—resounds with the ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity for which the company is known. Pepperland was named a top show of the year in the UK by both The Times and The Guardian—get ready to add it to your own “favorites” list!

There will be no late seating for this performance.

Endowed Co-sponsors

  • Joan & Peter Hood
  • Anna Merritt

Patron Underwriters

  • Julie & Nathan Gunn

Patron Sponsors

  • Nancy & David Morsen

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Ann & Roy Campbell

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsor

  • St. Joseph Apothecary

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

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Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Fr Mar 08, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sa Mar 09, 2019 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 41 / SC 36 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 43 / SC 38 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10