While we have a robust theater and performing arts scene here in C-U, you can also travel just a bit beyond this area to find even more viewing opportunities. Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts is a lovely venue just 45-50 minutes from here that offers a nice mix of music, dance, comedy, and kids' offerings. 

It's a beautful building that was once the Bloomington Scottish Rite Temple — a space that brought in various performances but was also a ballroom and event space (it was the site of my prom...a while ago). I've seen a few shows there and it's large enough to be able to bring in a crowd for an act, but it still feels intimate and there's not a bad seat in the house.

Here's their line-up for the 2018-2019 season:

Broadway
11/11 ELF The Musical
2/13 The Sound of Music
5/29 Rock Of Ages

Comedy
8/19 Late Night Catechism: Summer School
10/11 Jeanne Robertson
10/17 Whose Live Anyway?
11/8 The Naked Magicians (18+)
4/10 Church Basement Ladies in
“Rise Up, O Men”

Music
8/7 Jonny Lang
9/7 EmiSunshine
9/13 An Evening with Dailey & Vincent
10/12 Black Violin
10/26 Travis Tritt
3/10 Goitse
3/14 Vienna Boys Choir
3/23 Liner Notes
4/11 Glenn Miller Orchestra

Dance & Theater
9/29 Aquila Theatre in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
10/18 Campania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero
12/6 Noel, The Musical
1/19 Russian National Ballet presents Swan Lake
3/8 The Mikado

Kids Shows
9/30 Jedi Academy
2/3 Pirate Penelope
2/22 The Amazing Max
3/22 Havana Hip Hop

Silent Films
10/23 The Golem (1920)
3/12 The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Tickets go on sale August 9th and can be purchased here.

Photo by Patrick Singer