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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!


Contemporary Printmaking (Aug. 24 - Oct. 1)

An exhibition of three contemporary Printmakers, including Jacob Crook, advancing traditional Printmaking techniques. There will be an opening reception on September 7, at 6:00 p.m. Please call the box office at 636-949-4433 for information on hours and availability.

Miss Missouri USA & Miss Missouri Teen USA

Lindenwood University is proud to once again partner with Miss Missouri USA and Miss Missouri Teen USA to bring you two exciting evenings of competition. the Presentation Show will be September 23 at 7:00 p.m. and the Coronation Show will be the following evening, also at 7:00 p.m. You must have separate tickets for each event. Both events will take place in the Lindenwood Theater.

Penn & Teller (Sept. 29) SOLD OUT

For over 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste-- by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. With sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Fallon to Friends, The Simpsons to Colbert, Modern Family to Top Chef, comedy’s most enduring team show no signs of slowing down.

Stephen King and Owen King: Sleeping Beauties (Oct. 1)

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. presented by Left Bank Books, Stephen and Owen King will be live at the Scheidegger Center discussing their newest co venture, Sleeping Beauties.

Avenue Q (October 4-8) SOLD OUT

This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.

Bob Newhart (Oct. 7)

Bob Newhart was nearly 30 years-old and working as an accountant in Chicago, when he struck comic gold with his first comedy album. His career as an entertainer has spanned 56 years, including multiple television series, 14 feature films and millions of albums sold worldwide. He is a recipient of the “Mark Twain Prize for American Humor,” presented by the Kennedy Center, and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ “Hall of Fame.”

Fall Music Series (Oct. 10-17)

The Lindenwood University Music Series showcases the technical skills and musical talents of our students in our major instrumental and vocal ensembles throughout the academic year. Each evening performance highlights a different discipline within our music program. A wide variety of musical styles provides entertainments for all audience members. All the concerts are free, and ticketed events will be labeled.

TEDxLindenwoodU (Oct. 12)

Lindenwood University is excited to host TEDxLindenwoodU, an independently-organized TED half-day event October 12, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Emerson Black Box Theater in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.

The Visit (Nov. 2-4)

A wealthy woman returns to her debt ridden home town and offers a sum greater than they have ever imagined to help out. But there is a condition: she wants the life of a villager who years ago had caused her to be expelled from town in disgrace. Ringing denial of this absurd demand is followed by the gradual corruption of everyone in town.

Fall Chamber Series ( Nov. 3-9)

The Lindenwood University Music Series showcases the technical skills and musical talents of our students in our major instrumental and vocal ensembles throughout the academic year. Each evening performance highlights a different discipline within our music program. A wide variety of musical styles provides entertainments for all audience members. All the concerts are free, and ticketed events will be labeled.

Fall Dance Concert 2017

Don’t miss the first dance concert of the season when the Lindenwood University Department of Dance presents its annual fall production on the main stage Lindenwood Theater. In the tradition of seasons past, the fall concert will feature new works by faculty, selected students, and guest artists.

A Christmas Carol (Dec. 7-9)

Lindenwood University is honored to continue it’s 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. Returning to the main stage Lindenwood Theater for 2017, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit, and to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas.

The Colors of Christmas (Dec. 16)

Join us for a stunning holiday spectacular as five of your favorite rhythm and blues artists come together to present The Colors of Christmas. Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., Ruben Studdard, and Jody Watley will be performing all of your favorite songs of the season, together, in the beautiful Lindenwood Theater. This evening promises to be a unique and rare opportunity to see these five stars shine together as one super group, and will be the perfect way to get you into the holiday spirit.

Wynonna & The Big Noise (Jan. 27)

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 33-year career. Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” this iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”

The Irish Tenors (Mar. 17)

Join us for St. Patrick’s Day, 2018, for The Irish Tenors! The Irish Tenors have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 PBS special. With 10 best-selling CDs to their credit, they share company with the likes of The Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli as the biggest money makers PBS has presented. The Irish Tenors rekindled the love of all things Irish in America, and opened the door for countless Irish music groups to hit the United States.

Broadway Live! (Feb. 24)

Join us for an incredible evening of Broadway, without having to even get on an airplane. Broadway Live! brings all of your favorite Broadway songs to you, direct from New York City, for a performance you’ll never forget. A roster of acclaimed Broadway performers will come together to perform your favorite songs from Guys & Dolls, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, Wicked, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, and much more!

Paul Anka (May 19)

Join us for an intimate evening performance with Paul Anka as we celebrate a stunning music career that spans over 60 fantastic years. In 2013, Paul Anka released a 14-song album entitled Duets which featured artists such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, Celine Dion, and Michael Bublé. Duets provides a musical journey through the life and times of Paul Anka and includes heartfelt liner notes written by Anka himself as an introduction to the classic songs he and his collaborators have chosen.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra (May 27)

We are excited to welcome the Glenn Miller Orchestra back to the Lindenwood Theater in May 2018. The 18-member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. Make sure to get tickets early, because just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is still the most sought after big band in the world.

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Lindenwood University
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St. Charles, MO 63301