Halloween Family Carnival

This family-friendly carnival has grown BIGGER this year and will feature carnival booths with prizes and candy, performances of your favorite halloween songs by the Hoogland Kids, Teens and Juniors and everyone is dressed up in their most elaborate costumes! If you are feeling in a spooky mood, dare to venture through our haunted house! We also have a new haunted hosue for younger children where you will walk through Charlie Brown’s Pumpkin Patch! Parents can find a great place to relax and have a fall beverage while the children experience Minne Mouse’s Tea Party, Willy Gaston’s Dart Throw, and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

All proceeds will support the Young Artist Fund. This fund provides scholarships to students in financial need who wish to join our Hoogland Education department.
Costume contests will be at during our mainstage performance with chances to awesome prizes! These are also the times the Hoogland Kids, Teens and Juniors will perform!
Family admission is $5. (If you find a Hoogland kid, teen or junior before the days of the carnival- they have free family admission passes!)
You can purchase tickets at the door to play the games, go through the haunted house or buy food and drink. Tickets come in packages:
25 tickets for $20
10 tickets for $10
5 tickets for $5

Hoogland Benefit: “A Night on Broadway”

“A Night on Broadway” Gala Starring Liz Callaway – Join us for a wonderful evening in support of the Hoogland Center. “A Night on Broadway” is our annual gala and primary fundraiser. This spectacular night will feature a silent auction, dinner and special performance by Broadway legend Liz Callaway. Ms. Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along,” received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in “Baby” and won acclaim as Grizabella in “Cats” for five years on Broadway. She also starred in the original Broadway cast of “Miss Saigon.” Reservations are required in advance. After ordering your tickets, please call (217) 523-2787 to order your choice of a beef, chicken or vegetarian entree.

“The Wiz” at The Hoogland

Listen to the NPR Interview featuring “Dorothy’s” acapella version of “Home.” “This local production is notable for its own all-star cast, modern dance numbers and projected backdrops featuring artistic photos of dilapidated NYC cityscapes.”

“Ease on Down the Road” a production of the hit Broadway Musical “The Wiz!” Winner of seven Tony Awards, “The Wizard of Oz” adaptation led to a feature film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The Hoogland’s production is directed by Craig Williams II, with help from assistant director Kevin Ford. Approximate run time: 2 hours, 30 minutes.


Friday, September 1 at 8 pm

Saturday, September 2 at 8 pm

Sunday, September 3 at 2 pm