Events from the 2010-2011 Season

September2010

Campus Performing Arts Series

Ragamala Dance
Friday, September 17, 2010
7:30 PM
Adult $35 / Youth $25
S&T Students: free tickets to first 75 students to reserve seats at Box Office

 



  
"Ragamala does proud justice to Indian culture."
- Time Out New York

Ragamala Dance's work provides a bridge between cultures both ancient and modern, exploring a unique style of living poetry for the stage. Rooted in Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form from southern India, Ragamala blends dance, music, and poetry. Old forms are used in new ways to retain the past, enhance the present and inspire the future. 

"The performers are masters of their art...a once-in-a-lifetime experience." - The Fringe Review (Edinburgh, U.K.)

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School Outreach Series 

Einstein Alive!
The Science Show

  Thursday
September 23, 2010    
9:30 am 11 am, and 1:00 pm
Grades 2-6 $4.00

The philosophy behind Einstein Alive! is that students learn best when it is fun—and science is easier to understand with clear physical demonstrations. Learn Einstein’s theories from the unique, personal perspective of Marc Speigel in Einstein Alive! Speigel presents a dynamic and often spontaneous science show that keeps the full audience participating.

 

Students and teachers speak with Einstein as he answers both “reasonable & unreasonable questions.” Einstein is informative, friendly and always entertaining! The program teaches…how things move; what relative means and how it relates to motion; what is matter & energy and how they are connected; what is a frame of reference and why it is so important; and an introduction to the Theory of Relativity. It is incredible how much action, fun and learning takes place in so little time!!



Einstein Alive is a program that blends science, history and entertainment. Among other accolades, it has been called “a marvelous science presentation,” explaining “complicated theories in an age-appropriate and extremely entertaining way.”

 

You will be treated to…
• exciting on-stage demonstrations of relative motion with audience volunteers
• unforgettable sing-along songs illustrating fundamental concepts
• a show full of spontaneous and humorous interaction capped off with a lively Q & A session

 

Study Guides will be available to all teachers who attend the performance.
 

Visit Einstien Alive! online.

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Family Film Series

Saturday/ September 25. 2010/ 11:00 AM 
Admission $2.00 

Over the Hedge
Saturday, September 25, 2010 

 

Spring has sprung, and Verne and his woodland friends awaken from their long winter's nap to discover that a tall, green "thing" has mysteriously cropped up right through the middle of their home. Enter RJ, an opportunistic raccoon, who explains that the world beyond the hedge is the "gateway to the good life" where peculiar creatures called humans live to eat, rather than eat to live.

Suspicious and even a little jealous of RJ, the ever-cautious Verne wants to keep his blended family safely on their side of the hedge. But, proving the adage that one man's garbage is another man's -- or rather animal's -- treasure, the manipulative RJ tries to convince the woodland band that there is little to fear and everything to gain from their over-indulgent new neighbors. Eventually, RJ and Verne form an unlikely friendship as they learn to co-exist with this strange new world called suburbia.

 

A DreamWorks Production
Running time: 84 minutes
Rating: PG

Plot synopsis courtesy of Tribute.ca

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Leach Special Event 

Hot Club of San Francisco
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
7:00 PM
Tickets  $15
$10 S&T Students

The Hot Club of San Francisco presents "Silent Surrealism," an evening of silent surrealist films with live gypsy jazz at Leach Theatre. "Silent Surrealism" includes several short films by Charlie Bowers, James Sibley Watson and Harold Shaw. The Hot Club accompanies these films with the distinctive music made famous by Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club de France.

 Sponsored by

Public Radio KMST
and  
Missouri S&T Film Festival

The Hot Club of San Francisco is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group’s superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Hearing the ensemble live, or on any of their eleven albums, carries the listener back to the 1930’s and to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz. Often called gypsy jazz, the music of The Hot Club of San Francisco has entranced audiences around the globe for over eighteen years.

Acoustic Guitar magazine hailed the group's playing as 'intricate, scorching and often brilliant…"

Parisian coffee house reception following the performance.

 Visit Hot Club San Francisco online

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October 2010 

Campus Performing Arts Series and School Outreach Series

Alpin Hong
Friday, October 8, 2010
7:30 PM
Adult $30 / Youth $20
S&T Students: free tickets to first 75 students to reserve seats at Box Office

 

School Outreach 
 Friday/ October 8, 2010/ 1:00 pm
Grades 5-12

$4.00  

 

Whirlwind American tours and performances across the globe have earned pianist Alpin Hong the reputation as a modern day Pied Piper. Opening the ears, eyes and imaginations of hundreds of thousands of Americans, his combination of stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet

 

His extensive classical training, matched with his background in skateboarding, snowboarding, martial arts, and video games, forms a creative force unmatched in its youthful vivacity and boundless energy. Ever a showman as well as a musician, Alpin reaches his audience in magical presentations that combine his music with his love of life.


The Santa Barbara News Press described Mr. Hong’s performance as “…a tour de force. Hong evoked a kind of Beatlemania when he came on stage. What a showman! What a musician!” 


Visit Alpin Hong online

Check out Alpin's website for interactive kids' activities. 

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Family Series 

Magik Theatre's
Pocahontas
Saturday
October 16, 2010
4:00 pm  
$15 Adult $10 Youth 18 and under
S&T students $10


Pocahontas tells the tale of the young daughter of the great chief Powhatan and the friendship with English settler John Smith, a friendship that overcame fear. Pocahontas is forced to choose between her father’s wishes and what she believes is right.

Fun for the entire family!

Visit Magik Theatre's Pocahontas 

 

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Family Film Series

The Princess and the Frog
Saturday/ October 23. 2010/ 11:00 AM 
Admission $2.00 
 

 

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical "The Princess and the Frog," an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin" comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

 

Walt Disney Studios
Running time: 97minutes
Rating: G

 

 


Films Start at 11:00 am  
General Admission $2.00

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November 2010

Family Series 

 Michael Cooper
Masked Marvels & Wondertales
Saturday
November 6, 2010
4:00 pm
$15 Adult $10 Youth 18 and under


Michael Cooper is a poet of the stage – an eye-popping visual artist and a virtuoso mime whose exquisite performances of humor and poignancy, nimble speech and eloquent gesture have dazzled audiences of all ages for almost 30 years.

Sponsored in part by

One Stop Costume and Party Shoppe
Rolla, MO

Cooper spins tales and weaves stories using an unusual and colorful cast of characters. Creating a world where dogs wear hats, wild stallions are tamed, giant noses sneeze and fish bait candy to catch children in a pond, Masked Marvels & Wondertales is an unforgettable experience. Referencing his childhood growing up on a ranch, Michael Cooper captivates his audience with tales of thrilling adventure, silly antics and outlandish possibilities. A show for all ages, Masked Marvels & Wondertales is sure to capture hearts and stimulate imaginations.

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 School Outreach Series

Back by popular demand!

Thaddeus Rex and Rock
Tuesday
November 9, 2010  
9:30 am and 1:00 pm

Additional Show: 11 AM
Grades K-4
$4.00  


Visit Thaddeus Rex online

Early in his career, a schoolteacher was impressed with the way Rex used books to inspire his songwriting and encouraged him to share his passion for reading in his shows. Her idea stuck and
Rex’s mantra Read Like A Rock Star!! was born. While in college, Thaddeus got the opportunity to create, write and star in the PBS Kids show, ‘The Friday Zone’. Now based in Chicago, Thaddeus Rex has been hailed as a “sincere celebration of reading” (The Los Angeles Times). He states, “My best ideas still come from books. I love writing and performing and I couldn't do any of this if I didn’t read constantly.” Rex’s “unique voice and eclectic songwriting” (New York Post) bring an interactive stage show that is full of contagious energy.

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Campus Performing Arts Series

Monty Python's
Spamalot
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
7:30 PM
Adult $45 / Youth $35
S&T Students: free tickets to first 75
students to reserve seats at Box Office

 

Sponsored in part by:

Forum Dental
and
Andrew Garrett, Inc.

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical,
Monty Python’s Spamalot is the outrageous new musical
comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic
“Monty Python and The Holy Grail.”  With a book by Eric Idle
and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning
team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells
the tale of KingArthur and his Knights of the Round
Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.
Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and
show-stopping musical numbers are just a few
of the reasons audiences everywhere are
eating up Spamalot.

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Family Film Series 

Aladdin

Saturday, November 20, 2010
11:00 a.m.
Admission $2.00

Aladdin is a street-urchin who lives in a large and busy town with his faithful monkey friend Abu. When Princess Jasmine gets tired of being forced to remain in the palace that overlooks the city, she sneaks out to the marketplace, where she accidentally meets Aladdin. Under the orders of the evil Jafar (the sultan's advisor), Aladdin is thrown in jail and becomes caught up in Jafar's plot to rule the land with the aid of a mysterious lamp. Aladdin is the only person who can enter the Cave of Wonders and retrieve the magical lamp for the dark Vizier Jafar. Aladdin becomes trapped in the cave with his sidekick, Abu, and accidentally discovers the resident of the lamp. Aladdin develops a relationship with the Genie and uses his wishes to become a prince to chase the affections of Princess Jasmine. When Jafar finally steals the lamp and gets three wishes of his own, Aladdin must rely on his intelligence to trick Jafar and save his friends and the Kingdom.

Walt Disney Studios
Running time: 90 minutes

Rating: G

 

Plot synopsis courtesy of Walt Disney Entertainment

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December 2010


Family Film Series

A Walt Disney Christmas
Saturday, December 4, 2010
11:30 a.m.
Admission $2.00

 

The six short animated films from the Walt Disney Studios share themes of wintertime and Christmas. In "Once Upon a Wintertime" (1954), a young couple goes ice skating, where they are joined by a pair of rabbits. "Santa's Workshop" (1932) shows Santa's little helpers working hard to finish making toys before Christmas. From the Silly Symphonies series, "The Night Before Christmas" is an animated retelling of the iconic poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas". "Pluto's Christmas Tree" features the mischievous Chip and Dale taunting Pluto from within the branches of a Christmas tree. In "On Ice", Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Pluto all enjoy winter sports. "Donald's Snow Fight" pits Donald Duck against nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie in a snowball war.

 

 

Walt Disney Studios - 1982
Running time: 46 minutes
Rating: not rated



Following the film, Santa's Workshop and Pictures with Santa will be available in the lobby.

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 Leach Special Event 

 

An Evening with
Jeff Daniels
Saturday, December 4, 2010
7:30 PM
$35 Adult/  $25 Youth 18 and under
$10 S&T Students

 

Experience his grassroots charm and down to Earth humor and wit in the intimate Leach Theatre. You’ll feel as if you’re being treated to an evening in this star’s living room, and if you happen to find your foot tapping along with his songs, then that would be just fine.

Sponsored in part by:
Good Radio
KJPW-AM Waynesville
KIIK-FM Waynesville
KJEL-FM - Lebanon

Jeff Daniels is one of Hollywood’s most versatile leading men. He is a brilliant stage actor who has appeared most recently on Broadway in the multi Tony award-winning smash hit God of Carnage. Less known is Daniels as an incredibly talented musician and vocalist who has been writing songs for more than 30 years. Daniels has proven that he is not an actor who sings, but an accomplished singer/songwriter whose musical talent does not require the support of his acting.  Don’t miss the fantastic treat of seeing the one and only Jeff Daniels for his singer/songwriter show.

Visit Jeff Daniels online

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Campus Performing Arts Series 

Christmas from Dublin
The Three Irish Tenors
Friday, December 17, 2010
7:30 PM
Adult $38 / Youth $28
S&T Students: free tickets to first 75 students to reserve seats at Box Office

 

Celebrate the holidays with a genuine Irish Christmas!

Filled with songs of the season such as “Little Drummer Boy”, Silent Night”, “Saviour’s Day” and “O Holy Night”, “Christmas from Dublin” is full of warmth, charm, and music, direct from the Emerald Isle,  that continues to enchant audiences throughout the world.

These friends met in Dublin to talk about forming The Three Irish Tenors. They brought with them a wealth of diverse talents, energy, optimism and a sense of humor. Their aim: to sing songs and arias that would appeal to all generations, that could cross cultural and national boundaries and would be of superb quality. These three golden voiced tenors continue to captivate audiences with their infectious Irish charm. Let “Christmas from Dublin,” be your holiday celebration

Sponsored in part by:

 Vince and Sally Carpenter and Public Radio KMST


  

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January 2011


Family Film Series

Tarzan
Saturday, January 8, 2011
11:00 a.m.
Admission $2.00

 

 

The movie is about the life of Tarzan. Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong.

 

Walt Disney Studios - 1999
Running time: 88 minutes
Rating: G

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Family Series  


Kenya Safari Acrobats
Saturday
January 15, 2011
7:00 pm  
$20 Adult $15 Youth 18 and under
 

Sponsored in part by

Zeno's Motel and Steakhouse
and
Good Radio
KJPW-AM Waynesville
KIIK-FM Waynesville
KJEL-FM - Lebanon

Nine months out of the year, Jacob and Karen Kalama, along with their daughter, Krystina, travel across the United States performing as the Kenya Safari Acrobats – a company Jacob established more than a decade age.

Though thousands of miles from their African homeland, the Kalamas incorporate much of their native culture into their high-energy shows.
“The movie ’The Lion King’ is about Kenya, so children relate to that and we can draw them into the show by telling them we are taking them on a journey through Africa.”

From there the fast-paced Kenya Safari Acrobats take the stage for a performance of jaw-dropping acts. They thrill the audience with a limbo act and also perform magic and feats of strength.

And while all of the entertainers speak fluent English, they enjoy hearing “jambo” (a simple Swahili greeting) coming from the audience.  Join us at Leach Theatre to say “jambo” to the Kenya Safari Acrobats.

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Campus Performing Arts Series

Parker Quartet
Friday, January 21, 2011
7:30 PM
Adult $30 / Youth $20
S&T Students: free tickets to first 75 students to reserve seats at Box Office


Hailed by the New York Times as “something extraordinary” and by the Boston Globe for their “fiercely committed performance,” The Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation.

Sponsored in part by:  
Brewer Science
and

  Public Radio KMST

 

Support for this event is provided by the
James and Vera Olson Fund

The Parker Quartet began its professional touring career in 2002, and in 2005 sparked international acclaim by winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition as well as the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at the 2005 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France. Most recently, the Quartet was awarded the prestigious 2009-2011 Cleveland Quartet Award. Given biennially by Chamber Music America, this award honors and promotes a rising young string quartet whose artistry demonstrates that it is in the process of establishing a major career.

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  Leach Special Event 

Leach Theatre Special
Special offer includes 2 tickets to
Bruce in the USA and

1 (one) $50 gift certificate to Matt's Steakhouse
all for $75 (Total value - $110)

Bruce in the USA
Friday, January 28, 2011
7:30 PM
$30 Adult/  $20 Youth 18 and under
$10 S&T Students

$20 / Military discount with ID

 The World’s #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Sponsored in part by:

PCRMC Medical Group

Bruce in the USA is much more than just another tribute…

This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E. St. Band Show

Matt Ryan, from the World Famous “Legends In Concert” cast, played the Springsteen character for eight years, in their “full scale” Las Vegas show. The great success with “Legends” evolved his character into the Bruce In The USA show. His amazing portrayal of  “The Boss” is as close as you can get to seeing the real thing in concert. Bruce In The USA assaults the senses in a fun-filled atmosphere, and takes this genre of performance art to a whole new level,  making it the Worlds’ #1 Tribute to the E. St. Band’s legacy.
 Visit Bruce in the USA online

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February 2011

 Family Film Series

Happy Feet 
Saturday, February12, 2011
11:00 a.m.
Admission $2.00

In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you are nobody unless you can sing--which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. Mumble, who has a terrible singing voice, also discovers he has no Heartsong. However, Mumble has an astute talent for something that none of the penguins had ever seen before: tap dancing. Though Mumble's mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis, says it "just ain't penguin." Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love.

As fate would have it, his one friend, Gloria, happens to be the best singer around. Mumble and Gloria have a connection from the moment they hatch, but she struggles with his strange "hippity- hoppity" ways. Mumble is just too different--especially for Noah the Elder, the stern leader of Emperor Land, who ultimately casts him out of the community.

Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets a posse of decidedly un-Emperor-like penguins--the Adelie Amigos. Led by Ramon, the Adelies instantly embrace Mumble's cool dance moves and invite him to party with them. In Adelie Land, Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru, a crazy-feathered Rockhopper penguin who will answer any of life's questions for the price of a pebble. Together with Lovelace and the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.

Warner Brothers
Running time:108 minutes
Rating: PG

Academy Award Winner: 2006 Best Animated Feature Film

Plot Synopsis courtesy of IMDb.com

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Campus Performing Arts Series

Aquila Theatre Company
in William Shakespeare's
A Midsummer Night's Dream Monday, February 28, 2011
7:30 PM
Adult $38 / Youth $28
S&T Students: free tickets to first 75 students to reserve seats at Box Office



Praised by The New York Times as “Timely and pleasing...this 'Dream' soothes the eye and tickles the funny bone”..

Sponsored in part by:

Bob and Susan Hooper
and
Baymont Inn and Suites

Aquila Theatre presents Shakespeare’s A Midsummer
Night’s Dream . This timeless comedy has delighted audiences for centuries, and Aquila’s imaginative interpretation will renew the magic of Shakespeare’s plot. Set against a classical Athenian backdrop, A Midsummer Night’s Dream deals with the universal theme of love, and its attendant complications: passion, lust, frustration, depression, confusion, and, of course, marriage. Aquila weaves a web of theatrical magic that will take an audience to the heart of an enchanted forest, the injustice of the Athenian court, and the political strife of the fairy kingdom.

Aquila’s comedic mastery, physical ensemble techniques, and proven successes with their critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare promise that this will be a “Dream” you won’t soon forget.

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March 2011

 Family Film Series

Brother Bear
Saturday, March 5, 2011
11:00 a.m.
Admission $2.00

Long ago, as the Earth was emerging from the Ice Age, there were three brothers. After a bear takes the life of the oldest brother, impulsive youngest brother Kenai kills the bear in revenge, only to be transformed into a bear himself. Denahi, the middle brother, comes upon this bear and, thinking it killed Kenai, vows revenge. Now brother hunts brother and Kenai's only hope for survival is to befriend his own worst enemy, a grizzly cub named Koda. Koda’s main goal is to show Kenai the real meaning of brotherhood.  

Disney
Running time: 85 minutes
Rating: G

Nominated for 2004 Oscar – Best Animated Feature




Plot Synopsis courtesy of IMDb.com

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 School Outreach Series

River North Chicago Dance Company
Street Beat
Thursday
March 17, 2011
10:00 am
Grades 5-12
$4.00  

 

 

This project is made possible by “Dance Across America’s Heartland Project”, developed and managed by DANCECleveland, Dance Affiliates and Dance St. Louis and funded by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

River North Chicago Dance Company hand jives and hustles through history in Street Beat-Dance Through the Decades, the most exciting way for students to learn about jazz dance and the 20th century! Street beat features full costumed performances showcasing dance from the Roaring 20’s through the Hip Hoppin’ 90’s and includes educational narratives on the historical and social conditions of each decade.

Accompanied by educational grade-appropriate classroom materials and supporting Missouri Show-Me Process and Content Standards in Communication Arts, Fine Arts and Social Studies, this performance is a great opportunity to introduce history and dance to students.

Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.
Funded in part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through a program created and implemented by Dance St. Louis.

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April 2011

Campus Performing Arts Series

River North Chicago Dance Company
Friday, March 18, 2011
7:30 PM
Adult $35 / Youth $25
S&T Students: free tickets to first 75 students to reserve seats at Box Office 

Experience the company the Chicago Sun-Times proclaims as "…right up there in the very top ranks of this city's dance elite." 

 

Sponsored in part by:  

Phelps County Bank
and

  Public Radio KMST

 

This project is made possible by “Dance Across America’s Heartland Project”, developed and managed by DANCECleveland, Dance Affiliates and Dance St. Louis and funded by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

While the past two decades of performance at home in Chicago and on national and international tours have shaped its signature style, River North Chicago looks to the future, bringing to the stage a new season of daring and exhilarating works that invite audiences of all ages to be energized, delighted and inspired. Known for its eclectic and sensationally performed repertoire that blends contemporary, ballroom, jazz and Broadway dance, River North Chicago Dance Company features works by choreographers Robert Battles, Lauri Stallings and Frank Chaves.

The Denver Post calls the"River North Chicago Dance Company (RNCDC) “a high-powered ensemble that seems to have everything going for it.”

 Funded in part by the National Dance Project of  the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional  funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundaton, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.
Funded in part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through a program created and implemented by Dance St. Louis.

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  Leach Special Event - 2nd Annual Benefit Concert 

Bob Milne

Ragtime Piano

Thursday, April 21, 2011

7:30 PM

Tickets: $15

Bob Milne is considered to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world. He is referred to as a “national treasure” by the Library of Congress.  He has been called “the one and only,” and “the best in the world” by those who hear his concerts.  His concert tours take him all over the globe, to small vintage opera houses and to large, prestigious concert halls.

A French horn player in high school, Mr. Milne attended the prestigious Eastman School of Music at the age of 17, and then became Assistant First Horn in the Rochester Philharmonic at age 19. After symphony concerts, the students would hang out in local places. When the piano player didn’t show up at a sing-a-long saloon one night, Mr. Milne “filled in” and was hired on the spot. He continued playing the horn until age 21, and then became a full time piano player. Bob naturally progressed to the concert stage, sharing his love of music with audiences of all kinds.

Mr. Milne is an active “Musical Ambassador” for the United States Department of State and has performed numerous times in Japan, the Okinawa Islands, and in this capacity for members of the Swiss Parliament at the U.S. Embassy in Bern. He has also performed three special concerts for President George H. W. Bush.

Bob’s endless enthusiasm, enchanting ease of playing, his engaging manner while telling stories about the music, and his warmth and humor all come together to make him  a musical ambassador to all. Whether performing in a concert hall or park gazebo, Bob works his magic, capturing the hearts of listeners wherever he goes.

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East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO)
Monday, April 25, 2011
7:30 PM
Adult $35 / Youth $25


According to the Philadelphia Inquirer review,” The youthful vigor of the group created a kind of heat that took the music-making to a higher or deeper place.

Sponsored in part by:
  Public Radio KMST
and
Ward Merrell

Support for this event is provided by Maxwell C. Weiner Foundation

 

In 2001, a group of some of todays most exciting young string players envisioned the creation of a conductor-less chamber orchestra, based upon democratic principles, whose focus is purely on music making. This organic approach, their passion, and commitment resulted in the creation of ECCO. Its members are soloists, principals in major American orchestras, and marvelous chamber musicians. Translating this diversity of experience and virtuosity into a unified ensemble approach, ECCO combines the strength and power of an orchestral ensemble with the personal, intimate nature of chamber music. Their Town Hall (NYC) debut in February of 2004 and their US debut tour in April 2006 (including the Kennedy Center) confirmed ECCO’s position as one of
today’s most exceptional ensembles whose fresh interpretations of new and old works coupled with passionate and joyous playing earn them standing ovations.

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Winnie the Pooh

May 13, 2011/ 6:00 pm
 $15 Adult $10 Youth 18 and under

 

Join Christopher, his best friend Pooh, and the whole animal crew for a delightful, eye-opening adventure told with the hands and voices of deaf and hearing actors. Follow Pooh and Piglet on a Heffalum

Join Christopher, his best friend Pooh, and the whole animal crew for a delightful, eye-opening adventure told with the hands and voices of deaf and hearing actors. Follow Pooh and Piglet on a Heffalump hunt, watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga’s dreaded bathtub, and help Eeyore search for his tail. Along the way you just might pick up a few lessons n friendship, loyalty and acceptance. Featuring the brilliant talent of Sign Stage on Tour in its 15th touring year, this family production is signed and spoken simultaneously.

 

Fun for the entire family!

 

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