Pre-Show Dinners


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The UIS Alumni SAGE Society, Sangamon Auditorium Advisory Board, and Sangamon Auditorium Staff will sponsor and host six pre-performance discussion/dinners during the 2018.2019 season.

Come early, get a good parking space, relax, and enjoy a buffet style dinner served in the same building as Sangamon Auditorium and learn about the history and cultural context of the performance you are about to see. The discussion, menu and décor are designed to complement the evening's performance. You will enjoy a great discussion, food and camaraderie with other audience members. These dinners sell out quickly and space is limited. Tickets are available when purchasing tickets to the performance. A cash bar is available. Seating is limited.

Call (217) 206-6160 to buy your ticket or online.

Thursday, November 8
Spamalot
5:30 pm Reception - 6 pm Dinner/Discussion
Discussion Leader: Donna Bussell, Associate Professor - English and Modern Languages
$37.50/per person
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Menu:
Asst Seasonal Greens & Vegetables w/Spam Champagne Vinaigrette
Asst Fresh Fruit & Spam Princess Dressing
Selection Of Domestic & Imported Cheeses
Queens Chicken, Mushrooms & Drambuie Grilled Salmon w/Spam Sauce
Roasted Asparagus & Spam
Spammy Mushy Peas
Oxford Mashed Spam Potatoes
Corn Pudding
Artisan Breads
Coffee, Tea
Assorted Gourmet Tortes, Sweets

Wednesday, January 30
RENT
5:30 pm Reception - 6 pm Dinner/Discussion
Discussion Leaders: Eric & Milissa Thibodeaux-Thompson, Associate Professors - Art, Music and Theatre
$37.50/per person
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Menu:
Balsamic Caesar Salad With Greens & Asst Vegetables

Asst Fresh Fruit & Princess Dip
Selection Of Domestic & Imported Cheeses
Wild Mushroom Stroganof
Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Roasted Asparagus
Orange Dijon Carrots
Blue Cheese Mashed Pot
Buttered Fettucini
Artisan Breads
Beverage
Assorted Gourmet Tortes & Sweets

Tuesday, February 12
Rock of  Ages
5:30 pm Reception - 6 pm Dinner/Discussion
Discussion Leader:  Sharon Graf, Associate Professor - Art, Music and Theatre
$37.50/per person
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Menu:
Asst Seasonal Greens & Vegetables

Pontachoula Vinigrette
Asst Fresh Fruit & Princess Dip
Selection Of Domestic & Imported Cheeses
Louisiana Chicken Pontalba
Catfish Bienville
Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Corn Maque Choux
Sauteed Green Beans Pecan
Dirty, Filthy Rice
Artisan Breads
Beverage
Assorted Gourmet Tortes & Sweets

Wednesday, March 27
The Sound of Music
5:30 pm Reception - 6 pm Dinner/Discussion
Discussion Leader: Yona Stamatis, Associate Professor - Art, Music, and Theatre
$37.50/per person
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Menu:
Asst Seasonal Greens & Vegetables

Sweet Onion Dressing
Asst Fresh Fruit & Princess Dip
Selection Of Domestic & Imported Cheeses
Chicken Jaeger Schnitzel
Sauerbraten Flank Steak
Roasted Asparagus
Braised R. Cabb & Cherries
Hot German Potato Salad
Buttered, Herbed Noodles
Artisan Breads
Beverage
Assorted Gourmet Tortes & Sweets

Monday, April 15
The King and I
5:30 pm Reception - 6 pm Dinner/Discussion
Discussion Leader: Hilary Frost, Associate professor - Political Science
$37.50/per person
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Menu:
Asst Seasonal Greens & Vegetables

Asian Vinaigrette
Asst Fresh Fruit & Princess Dip
Selection Of Domestic & Imported Cheeses
Shrimp In Feta Butter Sauce
Orange Rosemary Chicken
Roasted Asparagus
Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms
Greek Tortollini
Rosemary Rice Pilaf
Artisan Breads
Beverage
Assorted Gourmet Tortes & Sweets

Monday, May 6
Finding Neverland
5:30 pm Reception - 6 pm Dinner/Discussion
Discussion Leader: Dathan Powell, Associate Professor - Art, Music and Theatre
$37.50/per person
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Menu:
Asst Seasonal Greens & Vegetables

Spring Herb Viniagrette
Asst Fresh Fruit & Princess Dip
Selection Of Domestic & Imported Cheeses
Sicilian Grilled Sirloin
Tuna In Cilantro Butter
Roasted Asparagus
Braised Beets & Spinach
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Red Pepper Roasted Yukon Pot
Artisan Breads
Beverage
Assorted Gourmet Tortes & Sweets

Reservations

These discussion/dinners sell out quickly
and space is limited.

Buy your ticket today at (217) 206-6160 or online.

What's new

  • UIS Performing Arts Services is currently seeking to hire a House Manager who will manage all front-of-house operations and patron service delivery for the UIS Performing Arts Center - more.
  • Sangamon Auditorium and UIS Studio Theatre are now known as the UIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - more.
  • 2017-2018 Community Impact Report - view.
  • Our 18/19 Broadway Season has been announced - more.
  • New director plans changes for Sangamon Auditorium. Read more here.
  • Star dressing rooms get a face lift. Read more here.
  • Chancellor Koch speaks on our Class Act Program - special daytime performing arts programming offered for students from preschool through high school from across Central Illinois - more
  • Bryan Rives named the next director of the UIS Sangamon Auditorium - more
  • Chancellor Susan Koch - SJR Column - Sangamon Auditorium Listening Assistance
  • There are other places to buy Sangamon Auditorium tickets, please read this document to learn more.