Summer Arts Sampler is Here

The Summer Arts Sampler is Here!

One pass to get you into the six hottest shows in town.
Sponsored by the AART, the Summer Arts Sampler gives you admission to six different events throughout the summer. A $250 retail value, this “Passport” gives you the chance to see them all at a great price of only $60.Participating groups are Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Heartland Theatre Company, Community Players Theatre and Prairie Fire Theatre. Admission to events is limited to specified dates and performances. All patrons must contact the box office of each venue to make advanced reservations. The Passport does not guarantee you a seat – reservations must be made in advance.


How it works:

  • Purchase a voucher here online or at The Garlic Press in Uptown Normal for only $60. If you choose to purchase your ticket online you will be directed to the ISO Donations page. You will receive a voucher in your email.
  • Call any of the box offices in advance and reserve a seat. Reservations can not be made online. Admission is limited to the dates listed below.
  • Bring your voucher to your first venue, and trade it for a “Passport”. This “Passport” gives you admission to six different performances throughout the summer – one performance per participating group.
  • Print out this PDF listing all the dates and post it on your frig! The Summer Arts Sampler Schedule

This is a limited offer. Only 250 passports will be sold.
Purchase tickets NOW!


Heartland Theatre Company

Heartland Theatre Company - 452-8709

Ten Minute Plays Festival

Friday, June 6 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 12 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 19 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 22 – 2:00 pm

Friday, June 27 – 7:30 pm

New Plays from the Heartland

Saturday, July 19 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 20 – 2:00 pm



Illinois Symphony Orchestra - 309-662-9840

Music for a Summer Night Chamber Series

featuring small ensembles in an informal setting with refreshments following the concert.

Saturday, June 28 – 7:00pm at Gregor Gallery

Sunday, July 27 – 7:00pm at Heartland Theatre Company

Sunday, August 10 – 7:00pm at First Presbyterian Church



Illinois Shakepeare Festival

Illinois Shakespeare Festival –  866 IL-SHAKE

Anthony and Cleopatra, Elizabeth Rex, or Much Ado About Nothing Matinee performances only @ 1:30 pm

Saturday, July 19 – Anthony and Cleopatra

Sunday, July 20 – Elizabeth Rex

Saturday, July 26 – Elizabeth Rex

Sunday, July 27 – Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, August 2 – Much Ado About Nothing

Sunday, August 3 – Anthony and Cleopatra

Wednesday, August 6 – Elizabeth Rex

Friday, August 8 – Anthony and Cleopatra

Saturday, August 9 – Much Ado About Nothing



Prairie Fire Theatre

Prairie Fire Theatre Company – 824-3047

My Fair Lady

Thursday, July 31 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 2 – 3:00 pm

Sunday, August 3 – 3:00 pm



Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts – 434-2777

Sebastian Bach

Rock Vocalist

Thursday July 24, 2014 – 7:30pm


Wide Mix of Bands

Friday, August 22 or 23, 2014

Gate at 5pm/Bands start at 6pm

Northern Exposure

A Chicago Music Showcase!

Sunday August 10, 2014

Gate at 11am/Bands start at 2pm



Community Players

Community Players – 663-2121

Shrek The Musical

Thursday nights and Sunday Matinees

Sunday July 13 – 2:30 pm

Thursday July 17 – 7:30 pm

Sunday July 20 – 2:30 pm

Thursday July 24 – 7:30 pm


Sunday July 27 – 2:30 pm
This is a limited offer. Only 250 passports will be sold.
Purchase tickets NOW!