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A Little Something for Everyone at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in 2015-16

A Little Something for Everyone at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in 2015-16

July 6, 2015

The Clark State Performing Arts Center will feature more than a dozen performances during the 2015-16 season, which kicks off with The Illusionists on September 11.

“Adele Adkins has designed a season that appeals to the diversity of audiences and tastes in our region,” said Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin. “She really took the time to listen to the community and identify their interests in the Clark State Performing Arts Center.”

Adkins, executive director of the Performing Arts Center, said the 2015-16 season of performances strives to reach a broader-scope audience.

“I am a collaborator to my core, and this season the Performing Arts Center is partnering with the Springfield Arts Council on all of the Broadway shows,” she said. “We are also hiring the Springfield Symphony Orchestra to perform with the mega popular show Celtic Woman.”

As part of a college, Adkins said the Performing Arts Center has a dual mission: to be a resource to the students and their educational experience, and an equally important mission to serve the community.  

“The Aquila Theatre Company of London offers some of the most extensive outreach in this country, and I have worked with them many times,” said Adkins. “They will be in the community for three days presenting workshops and lectures to all of the Clark State campuses.”

The Aquila Theatre Company will bring The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to the Clark State Performing Arts Center on October 15.

Adkins is working on including additional country performers to the upcoming season, as well.

In addition to a diverse 2015-16 season, a new website will launch on July 6. Patrons will be able to purchase tickets online for all events held at the Clark State Performing Arts Center through the newly designed website.

“All ticketed events that happen at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, whether something from our season, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra or a renter, will be listed in chronological order on our website,” said Adkins. “In other words, it will be one-stop shopping for patrons. If it is happening at the Performing Arts Center, you’ll find it on our new website.”

2015 -2016 Clark State Performing Arts Center Season

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