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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!

Nick of Time Players Improv Show (Feb. 1)

Nick of Time Players Improv Show (Feb. 1)

Join the Nick of Time Players for their first Improv Show of 2020! Never been to an improv show before? Think of the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" This performance will be held in the Emerson Black Box Theater. This is a FREE performance, no tickets are necessary.

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The Isley Brothers (Feb. 15)

The Isley Brothers (Feb. 15)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we are proud to present The Isley Brothers. The future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers (1992) began singing together as youngsters in 1950, and have been rockin' ever since! Catch all their hits, including "Shout" and "Its Your Thing" live at Lindenwood on February 15, 2020!

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Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Feb. 19-22)

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Feb. 19-22)

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors shares a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode “Cape Feare” entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

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St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra (Feb. 21)

St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra (Feb. 21)

The St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Robert Hart Baker, returns to the Lindenwood Theater on February 21, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. This performance will feature Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, a sonic showcase of virtuoso works for orchestra complemented by our first performance of Leonard Bernstein's choral masterpiece.

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Winter Dance Concert 2020 (Feb. 27-29)

Winter Dance Concert 2020 (Feb. 27-29)

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. Join us for an intimate evening of dance that encourages our students to create, evolve, and to take risks. Audiences surround the action with no seat more than 25 feet from the performance space.

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Lindenwood University Band and Orchestra Concert (Mar. 3)

Lindenwood University Band and Orchestra Concert (Mar. 3)

Lindenwood University bands offer multiple opportunities for students wishing to continue their musical experiences after high school. Athletic and concert ensembles are available each semester to all students regardless of major. The Lindenwood University Symphony Orchestra performs music from the 17th century to today. Our repertoire features a broad range of music that represents both famous and lesser-known composers, all presented in an educational and entertaining format.

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The Celtic Tenors (Mar. 14)

The Celtic Tenors (Mar. 14)

Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, Lindenwood is thrilled to present The Celtic Tenors, an Irish tenor group with a truly global audience! The Celtic Tenors will give you a night to remember, whether playing a neighborhood cathedral or major concert halls in international cities like New York, Amsterdam, or Shanghai. Audiences are guaranteed a professional, sparkling and most of all, good humored performance. They genuinely love what they do and you’ll see that shine through in each rendition of beautiful Celtic songs, exhilarating classics, a cappella selections, and popular contemporary songs.

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PNC Arts Alive presents MADCO: RESILIENCE (Mar. 26-28)

PNC Arts Alive presents MADCO: RESILIENCE (Mar. 26-28)

RESILIENCE aims to create trauma-informed arts programming to battle adversity through movement in St. Louis city and surrounding counties with education, community outreach, and main-stage performances. In collaboration with St. Louis nonprofit Hope Creates, the Salvation Army, and the Center for Trauma Recovery at UMSL, RESILIENCE will take the people of St. Louis on a restorative path from trauma to healing through stories of survivors.

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Cabaret (Apr. 2-4)

Cabaret (Apr. 2-4)

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

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Spring Dance Concert 2020 (Apr. 16-18)

Spring Dance Concert 2020 (Apr. 16-18)

The 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.

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Student Directed One Acts & Cabaret Performances (Apr. 16-18)

Student Directed One Acts & Cabaret Performances (Apr. 16-18)

Join the School of Arts, Media, and Communications’ Theatre Program for an exciting evening of one-act performances. These events are immersive, as they are set in the intimate Emerson Black Box Theater.

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The Pianist of Willesden Lane (Apr. 24)

The Pianist of Willesden Lane (Apr. 24)

Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna’s storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream.

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Spring Fashion Show and Market (Apr. 25)

Spring Fashion Show and Market (Apr. 25)

Experience the art and intricacy of fashion design and technology through New York-style runway shows. Our fashion shows feature designs by select upper level students, showcasing a variety of landmark fashions ranging from ready-to-wear to avant-garde. Harvesting inspiration from our study abroad and study away travel programs to France, England, Italy, New York, and Los Angeles. The collections of these aspiring designers hit the runway, blending complexity and innovation. This event will take place in the Lindenwood Theater, on the stage itself!

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Lindenwood University Choir Concert (Apr. 30)

Lindenwood University Choir Concert (Apr. 30)

The 2019-20 choirs will feature a newly formatted ensemble this year. Our University Chorus has become a Community Chorus at Lindenwood University! Members include Lindenwood students, faculty and staff, along with Lindenwood alumni and community members. Concert choir and Voices Only will provide a variety of music that will be sure to entertain and provoke thought. The fall concert will include diverse styles of music, with many selections pointing to the joy of music and community.

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Terry Fator (May 2)

Terry Fator (May 2)

It’s a long journey from the small town of Corsicana, Texas, to the Las Vegas stage – with a lot of detours on the way to becoming a superstar – but with the combination of his one in a million talent and the help of the millions of fans who chose him as the winner of America’s Got Talent, Terry Fator made it to the top. During the 10 years he has been the headliner at the Mirage Hotel, Terry has won the coveted awards of Las Vegas’ Best show, Best Impressionist, Best All-Around Performer, Best Family Show, and Best Overall Show.

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