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Music, Performances, Art and More

Built in 1997, the Tinnin Fine Arts Center has enriched the lives of tens of thousands of people through performing and visual arts and the humanities. The Nelson B.-Brent B. Tinnin Center was named after the husband and son, respectively, of major contributor, Lora Tinnin.

The Tinnin Center is a vital part of the College’s community outreach efforts. Each year, the Three Rivers Music Department hosts workshops for hundreds of area junior high and high school band and choir students. The Patrons of the Arts sponsors performances for area school children. The theater provides a venue for community-sponsored conferences, lectures, political debates, and performances.

Featured Performances

The Tinnin Center theater hosts a variety of performances including national touring productions of ballet and modern dance, plays and musicals, acrobats, and musical performers from opera tenors to bluegrass pickers. All seats are reserved. Purchase tickets at Three Rivers College Student Accounts, Tinnin Center Art Gallery or online (online fee may apply).

To purchase season tickets, please contact Edie Dilbeck at 573-840-9698 or edilbeck@trcc.edu.

Patrons of the Arts show, Tim Lovelace

Tim Lovelace

Date: Sept. 23, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
Funnyman Tim Lovelace pairs his award-winning musical talents with crystal clean humor for a comedy concert that will entertain the entire family.

Patrons of the Arts show, A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Date: Dec. 4, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this original production featuring 26 beloved traditional carols woven throughout this classic tale.

Patrons of the Arts show, Funky Butt Brass Band

Funky Butt Brass Band

Date: Feb. 10, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
These six talented musicians take traditional New Orleans brass tunes and sprinkle in their own brand of special St. Louis musical magic, along with some Chicago blues, Memphis soul, southern rock, and St. Louis R&B.

Patrons of the Arts show, dinner and a show by Michael Michelson, the piano man

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Show

Date: Feb. 14, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $60
Join us for a special dinner catered by Tasteful Creations, followed by an entertaining show featuring masterful pianist and Missouri native, Michael Michelson, The Piano Man.

Only 100 tickets available. To purchase tickets, please contact Edie Dilbeck at 573-840-9698 or edilbeck@trcc.edu.

Patrons of the Arts show, Wings - Dublin Irish Dance

Wings – Dublin Irish Dance

Date: Feb. 21, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
A brand-new Irish dance production, WINGS features thrilling dance and musical performances by Irish and World champion dancers and Ireland’s finest musical and vocal virtuosos.

Patrons of the Arts, The Sicilian Tenors

The Sicilian Tenors

Date: March 23, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
Three marvelous, operatic tenors will take you on a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy with a concert of timeless songs.

Patrons of the Arts Show, choir jam

Choir Jam

Date: April 17, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
Three local church choirs come together for an uplifting, praise-filled performance.

Patrons of the Arts show, Solitary Man, a Neil Diamond Tribute

Solitary Man – Tribute to Neil Diamond

Date: May 1, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
Veteran vocalist and tribute artist, David Jericko, along with a band of professional musicians, bring the complete Neil Diamond experience to life by performing his greatest hits.

Center Stage Shows

A blended theater company of students, College employees, and community members, Center Stage continues to wow audiences with outstanding home-grown talent.

Mary Poppins The Broadway musical performed by TRC Center Stage

Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical

Dates: September 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 7 PM
September 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 2 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $10

Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure based on the popular Disney film. This Center Stage production features special performers from The Dance Studio.

Center Stage production of Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Dates: November 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7 PM
November 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 2 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $10

ABBA’s timeless songs, hilarious banter, and explosive dance numbers propel this enchanting tale of love and friendship.

Tickets go on sale October 14.

Center Stage performance of Cinderella

Cinderella

Dates: March 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 7 PM
March 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 2 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $10

The timeless enchantment of the magical fairy tale comes to life with music from Rodgers & Hammerstein in the Broadway version of this classic.

Tickets go on sale February 3.

Music Department Performances

Three Rivers College Music Department hosts student concerts and recitals, as well as the College’s choir and band groups.

TRC Music Department Fall Showcase, student recital

Fall Showcase

Date: October 25, 2022, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: Free Admission

TRC Music Department vocal and instrumental students perform diverse solos and ensembles and a “mini-musical” performance by the premier student musical theater ensemble.

TRC Music Department Fall Concert with students and community members

Fall Concert

Dates: November 22, 2022, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: Free Admission
TRC collegiate and community musicians take the stage to bring you timeless musical classics.

TRC music department's annual Jazz Festival

Annual Jazz Festival

Dates: February 9 and 11, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: Free Admission
February 9: The annual TRC Music Department’s tribute to jazz begins with a concert that showcases area junior high school, high school, and College jazz groups.

February 11: The Jazz Festival continues with the Three Rivers Jazz Band and the Southeast Missouri All-District Jazz Band, featuring select high school jazz players.

TRC music department Spring Showcase, student recital

Spring Showcase

Dates: April 4, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: Free Admission

TRC Music Department vocal and instrumental students perform an eclectic program of classical repertoire and musical theater standards.

TRC music department's annual musical

The Pajama Game

Dates: April 28 and 29, 2023, at 7 p.m.
April 30, 2023, at 2 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: Free Admission

In the TRC Music Department’s annual musical, a union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of heat in this toe-tapping, comedic love story.

TRC music department's spring concert with students and community members

Spring Concert

Dates: May 9, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: Free Admission

The Three Rivers College Symphonic Band and Jazz Band, and Collegiate Choir perform a variety of musical gems.

Art Department Exhibitions

The Tinnin Center Art Gallery displays monthly exhibits of regional artists, as well as the works of Three Rivers students.

Please check back later for event information.

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Become a Patron of the Arts

Performances are made possible by the Patrons of the Arts Society, a philanthropic organization that raises money to bring cultural opportunities to our region.

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