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J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts

Thank you for visiting Lindenwood University's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts!

The arts are alive and well at Lindenwood, and we invite you to join us for a season of entertainment that promises to be our best yet! Whether it's the free parking spot adjacent to the Center just moments after leaving the highway, or that with only 1,200 seats our main stage theater lets you see the action like it's in your own living room, you'd be hard-pressed to find a venue as accessible, inviting, and friendly as ours.

It's all "Live at Lindenwood" and you don't want to miss a thing!

Fall Music Series (Nov. 11-18)

A variety of small ensembles will perform diverse genres of music, from classical instrumental and choral to jazz and modern music. Check back here for updates on individual concert dates, times, and theater locations.

A Christmas Carol (Nov. 29 - Dec. 1)

Lindenwood University is honored to continue its yearly tradition of presenting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This timeless classic follows the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastic journey through time and space, forced to confront his past, present, and future through the aid of his spiritual guides. Presented in the main stage Lindenwood Theater, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit, and to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas.

Winter Music Series (Dec. 4-6)

Featuring our large ensembles, these concerts are the culminating performances of a semester of study. Please note: These performances, while in December, may not feature holiday selections.

Fall Fashion Show (Dec. 7)

Experience the art and intricacy of fashion in a New York-style runway show. The show features designs by select upper level students showcasing a variety of landmark fashions ranging from ready-to-wear to avant-garde. The collections of these aspiring designers hit the runway blending complexity and innovations. This is a night you don’t want to miss.

St Charles Municipal Band Holiday Concert (Dec. 11)

The New Director of the Municipal Band will step to the podium for his first concert as permanent director. Come on out for a evening of wonderful holiday music and welcome him. The Concert Band will open the concert at 7 p.m. After a short intermission at 8 p.m., the Big Band with vocalists will close out the evening's entertainment.

The Carpenters Tribute (Dec. 15)

The popular singing duo of the 1970’s and early 80’s focused on mid-tempo pop and ballads with Karen Carpenter’s unique and expressive alto voice on lead vocals. Both Karen and Richard Carpenter contributed background voices which were overdubbed to create densely layered harmonies; an integral part of their signature sound.

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour (Dec. 21)

Celebrate the holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they present The Best of Christmas Tour! This performance promises to feature music from the all-female ensemble’s most favorite Yuletide songs performed by them over the years. Prepare for an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance and holiday cheer.

Rick Springfield (Jan. 26)

Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” He’s also become an accomplished actor who has starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s prestige drama True Detective.

Waka Flocka Flame (Feb. 2)

Born Juaquin James Malphurs, the global icon and rapper more commonly known as Waka Flocka Flame, rose to prominence as Gucci Mane’s protégé and his flagship artist of 1017 Brick Squad. In 2009, Waka put trap back on the map, dropping the first volume of his street classic Salute Me or Shoot Me that caught fire with songs, “We On The Way, “Dreads N Gold” and his breakout single “O Let’s Do it.” The mixtape’s buzz allowed Waka to release his proper debut Flockaveli in October, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 100. Here, Waka’s authenticity was a major selling point. None of Waka’s stories about his struggle were fabricated.

Winter Dance Concert 2019 (Feb. 7-9)

Within the unique and intimate environment of a black box theater, student and faculty choreographers present innovative and unique works developed and adapted all from the mind of the individual artist.

Our Town (Feb. 21-23)

This timeless drama of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, has become an American classic with universal appeal. Thornton Wilder’s most frequently performed play, Our Town appeared on Broadway in 1938 to wide acclaim and won the Pulitzer Prize. From the very beginning, Our Town has been produced throughout the world.

St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra (Mar. 1)

The St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Robert Hart Baker, returns to the Lindenwood Theater on March 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only available through the St. Louis Philharmonic.

March Music Series (Mar. 5-7)

Featuring our large ensembles, these concerts are the culminating performances of a semester of study.

Patti LaBelle (Mar. 22)

Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that she is known and revered for.

The Rocky Horror Show (Mar. 27-30)

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." This dark comedy musical has several secrets up its sleeve, and things are not always as they appear.

Spring Dance Concert 2019 (Apr. 11-13)

Our Dance Concert series concludes with an entertaining arrangement of pieces that highlight the talent and artistry of our Lindenwood dance community. The Spring Dance Concert will feature several senior thesis projects, along with new choreographic works from faculty, guest artists, and the Lindenwood University Dance Ensemble.

Spring Music Series (Apr. 23-29)

A variety of small ensembles will perform diverse genres of music, from classical instrumental and choral to jazz and modern music. Check back here for updates on individual concert dates, times, and theater locations.

Patti LuPone (May 11)

Conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, with Musical Director Joseph Thalken, Don’t Monkey with Broadway, stars two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone as she explores, through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, how her life-long love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming today. This is a show you will NOT want to miss!

Trace Adkins (May 18)

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts. The three-time Grammy nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.

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