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2023-2024 Season

2023-2024 Season

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Presented by Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. March 2 | 7:30 p.m.

Video Games Live™ is an award-winning immersive concert event featuring lighting effects, images and music from the most popular video games of all time, performed by your SSO

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Presented by Springfield Arts Council

Saturday, March 16, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. March 16 | 7:00 p.m.

Puppy Pals Live! is a family-fun, action-packed show where adopted and rescued dogs perform spectacular stunts and breathtaking feats. Watch as the puppies and audience are led through challenging and comical tricks, as the pooches show everyone who is really boss!

As seen on “America’s Got Talent,”Puppy Pals Live! is full of big surprises and laugh-out-loud canine comedy that appeals to all ages!

Special guest, the hilarious ventriloquist, juggler and magicianMike Hemmelgarn, opens this evening of family-friendly entertainment. 

SPECIAL PRICE:Children under 12: only $10 when accompanied by adult – Call 937.328.3874 for details.

PAC Princess Bride

Presented by Clark State Performing Arts Center

Sunday, March 24, 2024 | 3:00 p.m. March 24 | 3:00 p.m.

Join Cary Elwes (Westley) for a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film, The Princess Bride.

After a screening of the iconic movie, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics!

Journey back to the lands of Florin and Guilder in an adventure filled with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, miracles, and of course, true love.

Elwes has been in a multitude of films and tv shows, including Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Saw, Twister, Liar, Liar, Stranger Things and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He recently starred in Guy Ritchie’s “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre”,  “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1” with Tom Cruise, Zack Snyder’s sci fi epic, “Rebel Moon, and his latest film “Sweetwater”, based on the true story of the first African American signed to the NBA. 

Now Elwes is hitting the road to share with fans the personal stories behind the making of this piece of cinematic history.

Don’t be a “Humperdinck”, make haste to see The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes for a night you will always “tweasure”.

A limited number of VIP packages are available and include the best seats in the house, a Meet and Greet with Cary Elwes after the show, and a signed copy of Cary Elwes’ best-selling book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.  VIP Patrons may not bring personal items to be signed.

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Presented by Clark State Theatre Arts Program

Friday, April 5, 2024 | 8:00 p.m. April 5 | 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 8:00 p.m. April 6 | 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2024 | 2:00 p.m. April 7 | 2:00 p.m.

Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show1 When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and friends must come together to save their undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. The power of optimism really can save the world’ An exciting new musical featuring irresist­ible characters and magical music, this show is set to make a splash with audiences young and old. The future is bright, the future is bold, the future is The SpongeBob Musical.


Presented by Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. April 13 | 7:30 p.m.

The nationally acclaimed, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, joins your Springfield Symphony Orchestra blending past traditions into the future with our collective energies

Masterworks IV
American MO (Music by Duke Ellington)
And Each Day You Mean One More by Kevin Ward (Music by Derrick Skye)
William Grant Still Symphony No. 3 (Sunday Symphony)
Margaret Bonds movements from The Montgomery Variations

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Presented by Springfield Arts Council

Friday, April 19, 2024 | 8:00 p.m. April 19 | 8:00 p.m.

Spend an evening with the music and magic ofThe Greatest Piano Men! This electrifying production (from Jeff Davis, Executive Producer of Broadway’s “Rock of Ages”) debuted to rave reviews at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, and celebrates the world’s greatest pianists and showmen, from Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles to Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Liberace, and Billy Joel… all in one fabulous show!

The Greatest Piano Men features great storytelling, video, a rockin’ band, three pianos, and 25 mega-hit songs including “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Superstition,” “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “New York State of Mind,” and many more!

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Presented by Clark State Performing Arts Center

Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 6:30 p.m. May 4 | 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Concert is free, however tickets are required.
This concert is made possible by the generous support of the Carleton F. and Ruth Davidson Trust.

Enjoy an evening of dance with Springfield’s own Gary Geis School of Dance and Gary Geis Dance Company (GGDC)!  This performance will include ballet, jazz, modern, tap, student choreography and more by dancers of all ages. 

Founded by the late Gary Geis, the school and company provide incredible performance and training opportunities for dancers from Springfield and the surrounding communities.  GGDC also provides students with opportunities to learn from guest artists, explore leadership within the dance community, and promote the art of dance while preparing them for professional careers in dance and the arts.  GGDC has partnered and collaborated with the Springfield Arts Council and Summer Arts Festival productions, and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra with Rodeo (2015) and Nutcracker Variations (2018). 


Presented by Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. May 18 | 7:30 p.m.

Béla Fleck, banjo virtuoso, centennial celebration of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with your SSO

NightLights II
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 4, “Heroes”
Bela Fleck: Juno Concerto No. 2 (3rd Movement)
Philip Magnuson: …From Alice
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

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Presented by Clark State Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. May 22 | 7:30 p.m.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Yes, your favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar®-winning, smash-hit DreamWorks animated film. This Tony Award®-winning fairy tale musical adventure features songs from Jeanine Tesori (Kimberly Akimbo; Caroline, or Change), a sidesplitting book by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Kimberly Akimbo) and brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life. USAToday raves, “Altogether irresistible!” You’ll be a “believer” too as there’s more to the story than meets the ears.