Calendar of Events
The greater Champaign County area is a hotbed for fun, local events you can't find anywhere else in the region. From music festivals, to exhibition openings, to cultural events, there's always something going on.
Please note, masks are required in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status and encouraged in outdoor spaces where social distancing isn't possible.
The Pirates of Penzance
The Virginia Theatre
203 West Park Avenue
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Doing one’s duty may be honorable, but....
The Gilbert and Sullivan classic brought to life! Frederic is the erstwhile apprentice to a band of sentimental pirates who, now that he’s 21 years old, has decided to devote himself to ending piracy – until he discovers (in a classic “Gilbertian” twist) that his 21st birthday won’t occur until the distant date of 1940, because he was born in a leap year...on Feb. 29.
Now in its forty-sixth year of operation, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble. Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, who has been hailed as “the leading custodian of the G&S classics” by New York Magazine, NYGASP has created its own very special niche in live theatre.