Ameren Illinois Broadway Series - Mini-Series Tickets On Sale July 11th!
Thursday, July 7, 2016, 5:50 A.M.
The 2016-2017 Ameren Illinois Broadway Series
Mini-Series packages are available July 11th at the Toyota Box Office
Mini-Series packages are available July 18th at www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com
Peoria, IL – Immerse yourself in the enchanting experience of Broadway right here in Peoria with the 2016-2017 Ameren Illinois Broadway Series. This year the series features three of the most popular national touring productions including WICKED, RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERLLA, ONCE THE MUSICAL, and season extra, MAMMA MIA!
The SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center is thrilled to offer you more ways to experience the magic of this year’s lineup with the announcement of the Pick Two Mini-Series package! Mini-Series packages are made up of two or more titles and gives purchasers the opportunity to get their seats locked in before the individual shows go on sale.
This year, Mini-Series packages are being sold exclusively at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center from July 11th- July 15th to give patrons the opportunity to work directly with our ticket representatives, ensuring they can select the seats they want. Regular hours for the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center are 10:30am-5:30pm Monday- Friday. The address is 201 SW Jefferson Ave Peoria IL 61602. Mini-Series package pricing varies based on the shows selected.
Beginning on Monday, July 18th at 8am, Mini-Series packages will also be available for purchase at www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com
The series kicks off with WICKED, running October 26th – November 6th. Show times are: October 26th at 7:30pm, October 27th at 2pm and 7:30pm, October 28th at 8pm, October 29th at 2pm and 8pm, October 30th at 1pm and 6:30pm, November 1st at 7:30pm, November 2nd at 7:30pm, November 3rd at 7:30pm November 4th at 8pm, November 5th at 2pm and 8pm and November 6th at 1pm and 6:30pm. WICKED, the Broadway sensation looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.” The Peoria Civic Center Theater is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.
Next be enchanted by Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA on January 18th and 19th at 7:30pm. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is brought to you locally by Avanti’s Ristorante.
Wrap up the series by falling in love with ONCE the Musical on March 25th with shows at 2pm and 8pm. Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.
As a series extra, MAMMA MIA! makes a stop in Peoria as part of their farewell tour on March 8th and 9th at 7:30pm You can still be a "Super Trouper" and relive the unforgettable experience with all your favorite ABBA songs. Both shows of MAMMA MIA are available to be part of any Mini-Series package.
The 2016-2017 Ameren Illinois Broadway Series is sponsored by Ameren Illinois. Show times and dates are subject to change; please refer to www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com for the most up to date information on all shows.