2011-2012 Past Events

September 2011
Leach Family Series and School Outreach

 Mark Nizer in 3 D

 Expect the Impossible

School Outreach Performances
Thursday, September 15, 2011
10 AM and 1 PM
Friday September 16, 2011
10 AM

 Friday, September 16, 2011
7 pm

Adults $15 - Youth $10
S&T students with ID - $10
Sir Leach Discount: Buy 4 or more combination of tickets and save $1 per ticket

Price includes a pair of 3D glasses

Call: 573-341-4219

Mark Nizer has changed the way people view the world. The impossible is possible, the improbable is probable. His inventions of new juggling tricks and juggling technologies, combined with his unique wit, have set him apart from his peers. Nizer is the first performer to incorporate 3D technology into a live show. His original idea combines interactive video with live performance bringing both into the room.

Imagine, four lasers being juggled at 1000 rpms, with the spinning laser beams dancing just above your head.

Lasers jump out over the audience-
Two robots perform onstage – one live – one on video –
both in 3D

You’ll see why Performance Magazine called his show
“nothing less than brilliant.”

Mark Nizer website

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Leach Special Event

 Frank Ferrante in
  An Evening with Groucho
 September 17th, 2011/ 7:30 pm


  Tickets $25 Adult / $15 Youth
 S&T Students (with ID) $10

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced performance of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including "Hooray for Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Jim Furmston, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of  brothers Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo, Charlie Chaplin, and W.C. Fields. A show perfect for all ages!

Visit the Evening with Groucho website

Leach Family Film Series 

A Bug's Life


Saturday, September 24, 2011 
11 am
Admission $2

 

A misfit ant named Flik tries to save his colony from a greedy gang of grasshoppers in this computer-animated comedy. Faced with impending doom, he leads an oddball assortment of creepy crawlers from a flea circus against the menacing grasshoppers. The result is hilarious fun!

 “A BUG’S LIFE should delight everyone young, old and six-legged.”
- Tom Gliatto, PEOPLE MAGAZINE

Walt Disney
G
96 minutes

October 2011
Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne

Saturday, October 1, 2011
7:30 pm


Adults $ 38  Youth $ 28
S&T students with ID

first 75 students free; additional students - $10

Starring Mary Wilson, based on the book by the same name, this performance will be narrated by James Gavin.

Stormy Weather  is a “living, breathing, biography” combining story,  song and visual images from James Gavin’s wealth of material and hundreds of interviews  –several with Horne herself – to give us the defining portrait of an American icon. Many of the songs made popular by Lena Horne will be performed including such classics as Ill Wind (Arlen-Koehler); Stormy Weather (Arlen-Koehler); Why Was I Born? (Kern-Hammerstein); A Lady Must Live (Rodgers-Hart); It’s All Right with Me (Porter); and Honeysuckle Rose (Waller-Razaf).

Sponsored by Bob and Susan Hooper

 

Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

 Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy:
The Masters of the Fiddle

 Friday, October 14, 2011
 7:30 pm 

 Adults $ 38  Youth $ 28
S&T students with ID
first 75 students free; additional students - $10

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers. They also happen to be married. Together, Natalie and Donnell meld their virtuosities into a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance, and song, combining the styles of French, Celtic, American Bluegrass and even Cajun, and make it their own.

Joined by two highly acclaimed pianists,Mac Morrin and Erin Leahy, this performance will treat you to foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-wrenching ballads, and world-class step dancing that have brought audiences to their feet on three continents. By the time you leave this show, you will have been enriched by the music, the stories and the warmth of the Cape Breton lifestyle. 

 “It's always a treat for the two of us to share our passion in life, which is music, and go out on tour together," MacMaster says, "This is very much a family affair."

Sponsored in part by 

 Public Radio KMST

  Leach Family Film Series

Monsters, Inc.

October 15, 2011
11 am
Admission $2.00

This animated feature from the creators of Toy Story shows us the life behind the scenes of things that go bump in the night. The big, blue and fuzzy James P. Sullivan  and his opinionated, one-eyed roommate Mike Wzowski are two professional “scare specialists” Their job is to harness the energy created when they make little kids scream. This energy is bottled and keeps their society going. When they accidentally let a young girl named Boo into their world behind the closets and under the beds, it throws their life into chaos. Boo finds out that the monsters are more scared of her than she is of them.

Disney-Pixar
G
89 minutes

  Leach Family Series

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Circus Like You Have Never Seen Before

7:00  pm

Adults $16 - Youth $12
 S&T students with ID - $10

A fresh reinterpretation of traditional circus!

Be transported to the 1860’s small frontier town of Rosebud, where two ambitious business owners have set up shop in the hopes of cashing in on the town's gold rush frenzy. The circus that ensues when they begin to feud for the townsfolk patronage leads to a series of explosive events, exciting brawls, an unexpected romance and a lucrative discovery. In the show, early mining inspired machines serve as the playground for prospectors and adventure seekers in the production by Cirque Mechanics.

As with their previous productions, Birdhouse Factory, Cirque Mechanics explores the relationship between man and machine. Inspired by early mining equipment and the spirit of adventure that brought prospectors out west searching for gold, Boom Town features innovative and one of a kind mechanical apparatus that service both as scenery and performance prop. You will find performers climbing up swaying telegraph poles, dancing on a swinging chandelier, flying high and fast on a revolving crane, and flipping and jumping on moving ore carts.

Boom Town takes you beyond the town and deep into the mine to join in the excitement of exploration and to experience the thrill of discovery. You’ll be inspired to pick up your picks and pans, hop in an ore cart and come along for the ride.

The New York Times calls this show "exceptional, evocative-eye catching and ...engrossingly entertaining."

Sponsored in part by Good Radio

 

November 2011
Leach Family Film Series

 

November 5, 2011
11 am
Admission $2.00

 November 5, 2011
11 am

Arrogant young Emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his power hungry advisor--the devious diva Yzma. Stranded in the jungle, Kuzco's only chance to get back home and reclaim the high life rests with a goodhearted peasant named Pacha. Kuzco's "perfect world" becomes a perfect mess as this most unlikely duo must deal with hair-raising dangers, wild predicaments and--most horrifying of all--each other as they race to return Kuzco to the throne before Yzma tracks them down and finishes him off. Ultimately, Kuzco's budding friendship with Pacha teaches this royal pain to see his world in a different way.

  "A laugh a minute!"
--Jeanne Wolf, JEANNE WOLF'S HOLLYWOOD

Walt Disney Pictures;
Rated G
75 minutes

  Leach Theatre School Outreach

 Goodnight Moon   

 

 &

  The Runaway Bunny

Monday, Nov 14, 2011
10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Grades pre K- 2 $4.00

Both performances are sold out!

 


Let your students delight in two classic children’s books presented with puppetry.  Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security.

A study guide is available.

  Leach Theatre School Outreach



Presented by Rhythmic Circus

 Thursday, November 17, 2011

10 AM and 1 PM

$ 5.00

Grades: 5-12

 

 

Accompanied by a seven-piece band, Rhythmic Circus is an innovative live performance company known for transforming their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm.  In their groundbreaking production, Feet Don't Fail Me Now! the company showcases their technical capacity as dancers and explores rhythm through percussive dance as it plays off an array of musical genres from funk to R&B to salsa. Infusing rapid-fire tap, high-spirited humor, toe-tapping rhythms and finger-snapping tunes, Rhythmic Circus satisfies their "rhythmic appetite" on everything from sand to folding chairs, and in one number even utilizes the technology of electric drum triggers to change the sound of their taps! This unforgettable show is guaranteed to leave audiences of all ages amazed and dancing in the aisles! This event includes a history of tap as well as opportunities for students to participate and learn a few basic tap moves. It concludes with a question and answer session with the cast.

Teacher Angie Montellano, May 2010, said,
"What a fabulous program!  You ALL do such a great job, the kids loved it!!  Thanks for what you do!"

Visit Feet Don't Fail Me Now website

December 2011
Leach Special Event

Away in the Basement
 A Church Basement Ladies Christmas
  Monday, December 5, 2011
7:30 pm


    Tickets $20 Adult / $15 Youth
 S&T Students (with ID) $10

  Call 573-341-4219

‘Tis the season for merriment and laughter, “Away in the Basement!”

Reserve your seats for a Christmas you’ll never forget when the ladies bring you an all-new hysterical musical comedy! It's 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas Program. The children rehearse as the ladies finish making the goodie bags and put final touches on the Nativity pieces.
Little do they know what surprises are in store for them as they are called upon to save the day!
The ladies in their witty, down-to-earth style are creating memories from Christmases past and present.

TC Daily Planet (Minneapolis) / Jean Gabler

"A feel good holiday entertainment"

"Away In The Basement will leave you smiling"

Sponsored in part by

My Sunny 104.5

and 

FCNB Financial

Leach Family Film Series

How the Grinch Stole Christmas


 December 10, 2011
 11 am

After the movie, have lunch, visit Santa and go to his secret workshop to make gifts for family and friends.

Admission $2.00
Lunch - $3
Each gift - $1

 

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year.

 

MGM/UA
NR
26 minutes

January 201 2
Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

James Sewell Ballet Company

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
7:30 pm


 Adults $ 35 / Youth $ 25

S&T students with ID

first 75 S&T students free; additional S&T students - $10

 

 

The James Sewell Ballet was founded in New York City by James Sewell and Sally Rouse and brought to Minnesota in 1992. Combining their expertise, vision and chutzpah they envisioned a close-knit company of dance artists willing to both challenge their physical limits and expand their notions about ballet. Anna Kisselgoff of the The New York Times says “A polished gem of a chamber dance troupe from Minnesota”… Mr. Sewell is one of American ballet’s most inventive choreographers. Different and unpredictable, this is the company to see.

 

Sponsored in part by

 Public Radio KMST

Leach Family Film Series

Curious George


January 28, 2012
11 am

$2.00

Join us in the lobby after the film for lunch and fun crafts. A nominal charge for lunch and some crafts.     

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

The Man in the Yellow Hat travels to Africa where he accidentally adopts an adorable chimpanzee named George. While George is surely cute, his curiosity has a tendency to get him into a series of predicaments in this endearing big-screen adaptation of the beloved books by Margaret E. Rey.

 

Universal Pictures
G
86 minutes

 

Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

Pro Arte Quartet

Monday, January 30, 2012
7:30 pm

 

 Adults $30 / Youth $20
S&T students with ID
first 75 S&T students free; additional S&T students - $10

 

A first-rate quartet which performs wonderfully personal and intense music with real devotion and
accomplishment. The Pro Arte Quartet was founded in 1911-12 by students at the Brussels
Conservatory. The Pro Arte Quartet performs throughout the United States, Europe and Asia,
has performed at the White House, and is the resident ensemble of the Chazen Museum of Art,
for whom they perform a series of five live radio broadcasts per season. Other projects include
a Bartok Quartet Cycle performed in one evening, a Shostakovich Quartet Cycle, and
participation in a Beethoven Cycle with the Orion and Emerson String Quartets.

 

Sponsored in part by 

Brewer Science
and
Public Radio KMST

Funded in part by the
James and Vera Olson Fund

Visit Pro Arte Quartet website

February 201 2
Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series
 

The Color Purple: TheMusical about Love


Monday, February 6, 2012
7:30 pm

Adults $40 / Youth $30
S&T students
first 75 S&T students – free; additional S&T students - $10

THE COLOR PURPLE is based on the classic Pulitzer Prizewinning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discovers her unique voice in the world. With a joyous, GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is about hope and the healing power of love.

 

Sponsored in part by

Forum Dental
and
Ward Merrell

 

Leach Family Film Series

Finding Nemo

February 11, 2012
11 am

$2.00

Join us after the film for lunch and fun crafts. A nominal charge for lunch and some crafts.

                                                                                                         

                                                  

 

Life along the Great Barrier Reef is full of dangers when you are a tiny clown fish.
And for Marlin, a single parent determined to protect his only son Nemo, there
are constant fears and anxieties. When, on his first day of school, Nemo defies
his father and swims off alone to investigate a boat, he is suddenly scooped up
by a diver as Marlin helplessly watches. Marlin turns desperate as he frantically
swims off in search for his son. As he passes a school of fish he bumps into Dory,
an agreeable blue tang with severe short-term memory loss, who offers to help.
Together this aquatic odd couple set out on an impossible mission, finding
themselves in troubled waters and contending with such hazards as sharks,
deadly angler fishes and a forest of jellyfish. Meanwhile, in a dentist's office
overlooking Sydney Harbor, Nemo has landed in a fish tank that is home to
a colorful group of characters who want to initiate him into their gang.
When word of Marlin and Dory's ocean adventures gets back to Nemo,
he is so thrilled to learn of his father's search for him that he becomes motivated to move forward with a daring escape plan of his own.

Disney-Pixar
Rated G
89 minutes

 Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

Aquila Theatre presents:

The Importance of Being Earnest


 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
7:30 pm

Adults  $38 / Youth  $28
S&T students
first 75 S&T students – free; additional S&T students - $10


 

Aquila Theatre’s mission is to make classical works accessible to the greatest number. The Aquila Theatre 2011 – 2012 season offers a delightful and tantalizing production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, promising to overflow with humor, elegance and romantic comedy. The Importance of Being Earnest tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, who have taken to bending the truth to add a dash of excitement to their lives. Since its first performance on February 14th 1895, Wilde’s masterpiece has become a respected piece of literature and has delighted audiences with its wit and wisdom. 

 

Sponsored in part by 

Baymont Inn and Suites 

and

The Rolla Daily News

March 2012
Leach Special Event

 

Ricky Nelson Remembered
  Friday, March 9, 2012
7:30 pm

 

   Tickets $25 Adult / $15 Youth
S&T Students (with ID) $10

 He was America’s first TV heartthrob and the only artist in history to have a number one TV show, number one movie, and a number one song all in the same week.

Relive those days of rock’n’roll in the concert performance "Ricky Nelson Remembered”. This concert is a unique multi-media entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs performed by his twin sons Matthew & Gunnar and includes never before seen  video footage of the Nelson family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson. The show celebrates the life of America’s original ‘Teen Idol’ taking the audience on a musical journey down memory lane.

The event stars Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of Ricky Nelson and grandsons of ‘50s TV icons Ozzie & Harriet Nelson.  When Matthew & Gunnar hit #1 on the Billboard with their rock band NELSON, it put the Nelson family in the Guinness Book of Worlds as the only family in entertainment history with three generations of #1 hitmakers!

“Ricky Nelson Remembered” is a cross between a high energy rock concert where the audience sings along with Gunnar and Matthew as they perform their dad’s classic songs like “Hello Mary Lou” “Garden Party,” and “Travelin’ Man” and an A&E Biography episode that brings glimpses into Ricky Nelson’s life and the times in which he lived.

Nearly 25 years ago we lost a national treasure to a plane crash.
His sons and their band pay tribute to him and bring his musical legacy to you.

Sponsored in part by 

Phelps County Bank
and 
KXMO Radio

Leach Family Film Series

 Gnomeo and Juliet


 

 March 10, 2012
11 am
$2.00

Join us in the lobby after the film for lunch and fun crafts. A nominal charge for lunch and some crafts.

The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

Walt Disney Pictures
G
84 minutes

Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

 Break of Reality

 Sunday, March 18, 2012
7:30 pm

Adults $30 / Youth $ 20
S&T students
first 75 S&T students free; additional S&T students - $10

American instrumental crossover group Break of Reality consists of three cellists and a percussionist. Formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2003, the band is filling concert venues around the country with fans eager to hear “cello rock”. Break of Reality’s sound is cinematic, subdued and heavy all at once. Their live audiences are equally diverse; fans of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Yo-Yo Ma are finally getting acquainted. 

April 2012
Leach Family Series


Willy Wonka

   Sunday, April 15, 2012
2 pm

Adults $12
Youth (7-18) - $10
Child (1-6) - $5
S&T students with valid ID - $10

Call 573-341-4219

 

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This new stage musical adaptation will bring all of the magic from the pages of the book to vivid life on stage. Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. In a troubled world looking for escape, let Willy Wonka take you on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!

Produced by the Missouri S&T Theatre Department
in tandem with Leach Theatre Family Series

Lyrics and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Based on the Book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dah

 Leach Special Event

 

Rich Little
in
"Jimmy Stewart and Friends"


 

Rich Little    

 

Friday, April 20, 2012
7:30 pm

Tickets  $35
S&T students with ID - $10

A master mimic of more than 200 voices, this humorous one-man tribute to his late friend and beloved actor Stewart incorporates many other personalities Little flawlessly imitates, including John Wayne, Johnny Carson, and even Dr. Phil. The performer attributes his longevity and success to adding fresh personalities to his repertoire.

Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series

 

The All-American Boys Chorus

 


 Monday, April 23, 2012

7:30 pm

Adults $35 / Youth $25
S&T students with student ID
first 75 S&T students free; additional S&T students - $10

 

The internationally acclaimed All-American Boys Chorus will bring its troupe of young singers to Leach Theatre for a concert featuring their exciting SALUTE TO AMERICA. The 32-voice ensemble, whose members range from 9 to 14 years old, will present audience favorites from America’s musical history. The Chorus has been described as outstanding, pure energy and simply wonderful,” says Music Director Wesley Martin. “We’ve also developed a strong reputation for ‘theatricality’— for doing more than just standing there and singing."

 

Sponsored in part by

Vincent and Sally Carpenter

and

Loren and Glenda Ross

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

 

Visit the All-American Boys Chorus website