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Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble

The Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble has called Krannert Center its Midwest home for two decades and delighted our community with impassioned performances, immersive mentorship, and high-impact engagement, all under the leadership of legendary choreographer Mark Morris. Friday evening’s performance will feature a selection of works from the company’s repertoire, including Dancing Honeymoon, Jenn and Spencer, and Grand Duo.

Saturday evening 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, keyboards, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences. This joyously creative work, for which Krannert Center is a commissioning partner, resounds with the ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity for which the company is known.

There will be no late seating for Saturday evening’s performance.

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing an “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Krannert Center.

Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public at 10am on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Tickets will be sold online only as mobile or print-at-home tickets and are not available for purchase by phone or at the Ticket Office counter. Before the on-sale date, please visit Krannert Center’s online ticket office to ensure you have or can create an active account. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel welcome to contact the Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 or kran-tix [at] illinois.edu. To learn about early ticket-buying opportunities, please contact Krannert Center’s Advancement team: 217.333.6700 or advancement [at] krannertcenter.illinois.edu.

In order to attend an in-theatre performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, audience members must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. This change is occurring in response to increasingly strict contractual requirements of visiting artists, evolving performing arts industry standards, and audience expectations. At this time, face coverings are still required in indoor university spaces such as Krannert Center. Face coverings must be worn throughout any event or performance. For more information, please see our COVID-19 Safety Protocols page.

Endowed Patron Sponsor

  • Doloris Dwyer

Patron Sponsors

  • Judith & Richard Kaplan
  • Nancy Morse

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Ghazala Ahmad
  • Dianna Armstrong
  • Marsha Clinard & Charles Boast
  • Timothy Temple & Jerry Carden
  • Anna Merritt
  • Carol & Franklin Shupp
  • Sarah Wigley

If you believe in the life-affirming experiences that Krannert Center and the performing arts at Illinois make possible, please make a gift: advancement@krannertcenter.illinois.edu, KrannertCenter.com/Give, or faa.illinois.edu/giving.

Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Fr Apr 29, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Apr 30, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Advocate 60 / Standard 35 / SC 30 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10