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Arts Season Kicks Off with a Yellow Brick Road, a Dark Alley & a Silver Lining

Danville is known for its award-winning theater, music, and dance. From American classics to avant-garde performances, the 2019-2020 arts season kicks off with three amazing performances.

Wizard for Oz – October 25-27
The immortal MGM film The Wizard of Oz turns 80 years old this year and DLO Musical Theater (also known as Danville Light Opera) is celebrating by bringing this beloved classic to the stage. This community troupe cast of more than 30 adults and children will whisk you away to a colorful world of munchkins, flying monkeys, and songs you can’t stop singing along with. Grab your red shoes and follow the yellow brick road to this family-friendly musical extravaganza.

Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School
Friday, October 25 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 26 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – November 1-10
In the dark alleys of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde. Red Mask Theater community drama group brings a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love, and horror to the Kathryn Randolph Theater. Don’t miss this deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave.

Kathryn Randolph Theater in Danville, IL
Friday, November 1 at 7:30 pm 
Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 pm 
Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm
Friday, November 8 at 7:30 pm 
Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 pm 
Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 pm

Star on a Steinway Symphony Performance
Jeremy Swerling, the maestro of the Danville Symphony Orchestra, is celebrating 25 years as conductor and music director in Danville. To kick off his “silver season,” DSO is featuring Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 with Van Cliburn prize winner, Rachel Cheung and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 the “Italian”. According to Swerling, “These great works are a reprise of the first concert I conducted here 25 years ago. My first concert included the Italian Symphony and a piano concerto and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to revisit it with our audience after all these years.”

Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School
Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 pm  

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