2013-2014 Past Events

September 2013

 Leach Special Events

Jeanne Robertson

  Jeanne Robertson

Saturday, September 7, 2013

7:30 pm

Tickets: $25 Adult / $20 Youth
$10 S&T Students (1 per S&T ID)

“Jeanne Robertson is like the aunt you can’t wait to talk to at the family reunion, who always has a new story to tell that keeps the whole family in stitches.”  - Thom O'Neil, The Carlisle Theater, Carlisle, PA

Other speakers might be as witty as Jeanne Robertson. Some might even be as tall. (Barefooted with her hair "mashed" down, she's 6'2" in her size 11B stocking feet.) But nowhere will you find a speaker so adept at turning personal experiences into funny material that does more than elicit laughter.  This Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant, “Yearrrrrrrrrrrs ago,” quoting Jeanne, uses her down-home Southern drawl to leave her audiences laughing . . . and thinking about her message.

You may have heard her daily on Sirius/XM Radio’s Family Comedy Channels… or seen her YouTube clips that have had more than 15 million hits.  But only if you’ve seen Jeanne in person can you really appreciate why she stands at the top of her profession.  You’ll learn why audiences across the nation say, “The meeting ain’t over till the tall lady speaks.”

Sponsored in part by

FCNB Financial
Rolla Daily News
BOTT Radio Network

 Leach Family Film

101Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2013

11 am

Admission: $3.00
The happy household of Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy (and their “human pets” played by Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson) is thrown into a state of chaos when their newborn pups are stolen along with a boodle of other Dalmatians from the London area. The fashionable, fur-loving Cruella DeVil (Glenn Close) is the likely suspect in this fur-ocious tale of puppy love and dognapping. 

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!


Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage
Crafts: special project is $1.00. Other crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free. 

 

Walt Disney Pictures
Rated G
103 minutes
1996

 Campus Performing Arts Series

Doc Severinsen and His Big Band

 with trumpet

Monday, September 30, 2013
7:30 pm

Tickets: $40 Adult / $30 Youth
$10 S&T Students

Trumpet Jazz Master Performs

“Heeeeere's Johnny!"  That lead-in, followed by a big band trumpet blast, was the landmark of late night television for three decades. The ‘Johnny' was Johnny Carson, the announcer was Ed McMahon and the bandleader was Doc Severinsen. The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson ruled the night air for 30 years, and within a week of the final telecast in 1992, Doc Severinsen and His Big Band were on the road.

Twenty years later, audiences are still able to hear the depth of talent belonging to a band that rarely played a whole tune on the air. Severinsen can blow the roof off with a trumpet solo, but he is not the only accomplished soloist. Many of his band members get their well-deserved turns in the spotlight. Their repertoire includes Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics and, of course, The Tonight Show theme.  Today, Doc is highly regarded as one of the most technically proficient trumpeters, with the best stage presence of anyone out there. He can blow a horn like few others…he is a high note virtuoso, a genuinely funny man, and always a fashion fiend.

“…an able bebop soloist with a bright, clean tone and a tremendous range in the upper register of his horn.”-All Music

Sponsored in part by

KMST
Phelps County Bank
Phelps County Regional Medical Center
Public House Brewing Company

 

Funded in part by The Maxwell C. Weiner Foundation

 October 2013

Family Series and School Outreach

Adam Trent

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Friday, October 4, 2013

7:00 pm

Tickets:  $16/ $12
$10 S&T Students 

Described as “Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield”by GP4T Magazine, Adam Trent is taking the magic world by storm, blending dancing and singing to original pop music with innovative stage illusions, charming wit, and emotion to create an experience that is part magic show, part concert, and part stand-up comedy. He is a self-taught performer touted by some of today’s greatest magicians as being a genius headed straight for stardom.  Witness for yourself how magic has changed!

A 17-year veteran of magic and stage performance, Trent truly knows how to appeal to all age groups, entertaining internationally at venues ranging from cruise ships, colleges, comedy clubs, theatres, and civic centers. Having performed over 300 live shows in 9 different countries during the last year alone, he is rapidly shattering the stereotype of the typical magician.

Sponsored in part by

Sunny 104.5
The Mine
Comfort Suites

 Campus Performing Arts Series

Cantus

 whole group

Thursday, October 10, 2013
7:30 pm

Tickets: $35 Adult / $25 Youth
$10 S&T Students

Acclaimed as the “premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus is known around the world for its versatility, artistic excellence and charismatic personality.  Their trademark warmth and blend, and their engaging performances, range from Renaissance music to the 21st century. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process. The Washington Post hails the ensemble’s sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to their music-making as “spontaneous grace.”

Sponsored in part by

KMST
BOTT Radio Network

 Leach Family Film

Scooby Doo and the Goblin King

Scooby Doo and the Goblin King

Saturday, October 26, 2013 11 am

Admission: $3.00

The loveable Scooby-Doo and his pal Shaggy try to stop a second-rate, carnival magician named the Amazing Krudsky from turning everyone into Halloween monsters, after he steals the light magic from Princess Fairy Willow. Along the way, the Mystery Inc. crew encounters the infamous Headless Horseman, the helpful Jack O’Lantern and a frisky broomstick that takes them on the ride of their afterlife. Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!

Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage
Crafts: special project is $1.00. Other crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free.

Warner Brothers
Not Rated
75 minutes
2008

 

November 2013

Campus Performing Arts Series

Beyond Glory

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Friday, November 1, 2013
7:30 pm

Tickets: $38 Adult / $28 Youth
$10 S&T Students with ID (1 per ID) 

Stephen Lang, award-winning playwright, and stage and screen star, brings the stories of eight different men to the stage in a one-man show that will reach into your very soul and keep you thoroughly spellbound.  Beyond Glory presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, rendering firsthand accounts of valor which resulted in the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor.

A stage actor of great recognition, Stephen Lang has shaped a formidable career on and off the various stages of the United States and abroad. Though he is arguably most well-known for his acclaimed performance in James Cameron's Avatar (2009), Lang began his career in theater. Long before Stephen Lang wrote and starred in the stirring one-man show Beyond Glory, he had established himself as a peerless interpreter of military men on stage and screen.

About his one-man show Beyond Glory, Lang states: “ I read an advance copy of Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words by journalist Larry Smith. It was a mesmerizing read. The voices of 23 men, living recipients of the Medal of Honor, this nation's highest military award, were so totally unvarnished, so ungussied up, so flat-out authentic. The stories they told! Passionate, exciting, touching, chilling, funny, sadly moving and, most of all, dramatic. I don't recall the precise moment, but during that first read I became determined to bring these stories to the stage. And I did. Eight of them.”

 

Sponsored in part by:

Robert and Susan Hooper
Renegade Radio 107.9
Forum Dental

 Family Series and School Outreach

Hot Peas ‘N Butter

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Friday, November 8, 2013

7:00 pm

Tickets: $12 Adult / $10 Youth
$10 S&T Students (1 ticket per ID)
 

“Even if your kids don’t like peas, there’s no way they can resist Hot Peas ‘N Butter!”
– Charlotte Bohn, Baltimore’s Child Magazine

Ready to explore an entire world of amazing music?  Hot Peas ‘N Butter is a unique children’s musical group that incorporates elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock.  By combining an interactive and invigorating approach to performance with mature, multicultural music, Hot Peas ‘N Butter has developed a distinct way of inspiring care and creativity in kids and adults alike. 

With the appearance of their hit videos, Number 1 and Deep Down, on Nickelodeon and Noggin, Hot Peas 'N Butter is quickly becoming a household name.

In fact, they have recently been added as Noggin's Videos On Demand! "If you've seen their videos on Noggin's 'Jack's Big Music Show' or Nickelodeon's 'Move to the Music,' you know it's not just the peas that are hot!" -Angela Thor, HappyNews.com

Sponsored in part by:
Kaleidoscope Weekly

Leach Family Film

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Tinker Bell

Saturday, November 16, 2013
11 am

Admission: $3.00

This film is in an all-new magical adventure beyond Pixie Hollow. Take off in a hot air balloon with Tinker Bell and her new friend Blaze, a lightning bug who lights her way, on an enchanting secret journey to find a new moonstone, the source of the Pixies mystical dust.

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!
Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage
Crafts: special project is $1.00. Other crafts, coloring shee
ts and activities available for free.

Walt Disney Pictures 
Rated G
82 minutes
2009

Campus Performing Arts Series

Christian Howes & Southern Exposure

with violin

Friday, November 22, 2013
7:30 pm
 Adult $35 / Youth $25
$10 S&T Students
 

Not that there's anything wrong with what Howes identifies as salon fare, but it wouldn't reflect the hearty -- sometimes fierce -- bite with which he and his ensemble here tear into original material and classics from an extended Hispanic sphere of influence. The compositions and improvisations throughout Southern Exposure derive from, are influenced by and/or refer to a swath of the world that comprises not just Spain and Portugal, but Mediterranean France and Italy, North Africa, the Caribbean islands, Central and South America, as well as penetration into more northern climes. Argentine tango nuevo a la Astor Piazzolla, Brazilian bossas and choros, Afro-Cuban jazz, driving post-bop and fusion rear up in the pieces on this program. So do Celtic and Appalachian fiddle figures, romantic serenades and contemporary classical rigor.

Howes began as a classical student at age five and in his late teens he discovered jazz, pursuing whatever lessons in it he could find, whether in school, from street musicians, gospel church services or players he met at jam sessions around his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Moving to New York City after graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in philosophy, Howes found his way into a circle of improvising modernists. "Many years in New York City inspired me to want to develop a more forward-looking voice," Howes recalls. "I try to play in a way that's pushing forward while still drawing on various traditions."

Southern Exposure is:
Christian Howes - violin
Victor Prieto - accordion
Josh Nelson - piano/keyboards
George DeLancey - Bass
Cedric Easton - Drums

Sponsored in part by:
Merle's Music

December 2013
Leach Family Film

Prep and Landing

Prep and Landing

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Movie: 11:30 am and 12:30 pm

Lunch: 11 am through 1 pm

 Santa's Workshop - opens at 11:45 am

Film Admission $3.00

Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

Join us in the lobby for lunch, crafts, and Santa's Workshop.

Santa's Workshop: 
Have your child visit Santa's workshop and purchase gifts for family and friends.
Each gift-$1.50

Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage
Crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free.

Walt Disney Pictures
Rated G
22 minutes
2009

Leach Special Events

A Folk Christmas

Folk Christmas

Friday, December 13, 2013
7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 Adult / $20 Youth
$10 S&T Students (1 per ID)

A bewitching show with the Christmas season's traditions, music and magic, all wrapped up in a unique folk setting. Featuring wonderful vocals and a unique arrangement of guitar, strings, percussion and harmonica, the song list consists of some timeless standards, like “Let it Snow,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and “Jingle Bells,” plus a few unknown gems and new compositions destined to become favorites.  A Folk Christmas features Eugene Ruffolo, a NYC based singer-songwriter-guitarist who has received critical acclaim both in the United States and Europe.

"The wonderful thing about Eugene Ruffolo is that the grace and clarity you hear in his singing and writing mirror perfectly the man within."  - Livingston Taylor

Sponsored in part by:
Phelps County Bank
Good Radio.TV

 January 2014

 Leach Family Film

Cinderella

Cinderella

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014
11 am
Admission: $3.00

Walt Disney's classic animated rags-to-riches tale is certain to captivate you as you relive the story of Cinderella who is helped by a plucky band of mice and her fairy godmother to overcome the plotting of her evil stepmother and stepsisters and attend the handsome prince's ball.


CINDERELLA is Disney magic at its best.

Bringing to life this classic fairy tale about a girl mistreated by her step-family is grand entertainment for all. Joyous songs, heart-breaking suspense and, of course, the happy ending, make this film one you will never forget.

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!

Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage
Crafts: special project is $1.00. Other crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free.

Walt Disney
Rated G
75 minutes
1950

 School Outreach

Thodos Dance Chicago

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Imagine Dance

Imagine Dance

Friday, January 24, 2014

 1 pm

Grades 2-6

Imagine Dance is an exciting 40 minute interactive dance assembly program that educates students about the concepts and tools employed in creating a dance. Professional dancers from Thodos Dance Chicago perform three acclaimed dances from their current repertoire and, along with a narration, demonstrate the many concepts, stages and tools needed to create a dance. The premise of dance-making is based on the function of an idea or one's imagination. The program contains three different student participatory exercises within the program that require student ideas and the execution of those ideas by student volunteers onstage with the dancers. Students are asked to use their ideas throughout the assembly as the various dance concepts are learned and developed by the team of dancers and students.

Some of the concepts that are covered within the assembly are:
What is a choreographer? What tools are needed to make a dance?
Force, design, pattern, rhythm, props in dance, dance as a language, dance within other cultures - and more.

Imagine Dance

Study Guide available at: Thodos Dance Chicago

Curriculum Connections: 
Artistic Perceptions 1B; Historic & Cultural Context 2 B; Theatre PP1E

 Campus Performing Arts Series

Thodos Dance Chicago
“The White City”

fair opening

Saturday, January 25, 2014
7:30 pm

Adult $35 / Youth $25
$10 S&T Students

Thodos Dance Chicago is a critically acclaimed contemporary dance company with a vibrant, award-winning style.  Performing a selection of dance pieces, including the electrifying “Fosse Trilogy,” Thodos Dance Chicago will highlight the evening with “The White City: Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.” A spectacular story ballet, “The White City” brings to life the characters and headlines of Chicago’s legendary 1893 World’s Fair – a true story of brilliant grandeur marred by acts of darkness, portrayed vividly onstage through dance and music.  A collaboration by renowned jazz and Broadway choreographer Ann Reinking and innovative contemporary choreographer Melissa Thodos, “The White City” has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Dance in Chicago” for the year 2011 by the Chicago Sun Times.

Sponsored in part by:
Baymont Inn & Suites
KMST
Phelps County Regional Medical Center

 February 2014

Family Series

Lynn Trefzger

girl puppet

Saturday, February 1, 2014
7:00 pm
Tickets: $12 Adult / $10 Youth
$5 S&T Students (2 tickets per ID)

“Without a doubt Lynn Trefzger is one of the best ventriloquists in the history of this art form. A true star in the comedy world.” 
Bryan W. Simon, Director of the feature film “I'm No Dummy”

Have you ever had a childhood hobby that got out of hand? That explains Lynn Trefzger's start as a ventriloquist/comedienne.

Audiences are treated to ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger’s vocal illusion talents when they meet her enchanting cast of characters, including a goofy and lovable camel, a grumpy old man, and a feisty little girl.  Even the audience members themselves are sometimes brought up on stage to take part in the action!  Lynn’s off-the-wall audience interplay is riotously funny, and no two shows are alike!

Lynn has received many awards and nominations throughout her career including The American Comedy Awards, Variety Entertainer of the Year and Comedy Entertainer of the Year by the National Association of Campus Activities. She has been named Funniest Female by Campus Activities Magazine. in 2010, Lynn received the "People's Choice Award" from the Ohio Arts Presenters Association.

Campus Performing Arts Series

SO Percussion

with drums

Monday, February 3, 2014
7:30 pm

Adult $35 / Youth $25

$10 S&T Students

SO is: Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting

Since coming together at the Yale School of Music in 1999, SO Percussion has been creating music that is at turns raucous and touching, barbarous and heartfelt. Realizing that percussion instruments can communicate all the extremes of emotion and musical possibility, it has not been an easy music to define. Called "astonishing and entrancing" by Billboard Magazine and "brilliant" by the New York Times, the Brooklyn based quartet's innovative work with today's most exciting composers and their own original music has quickly helped them forge a unique and diverse career.

Co-sponsored by:

 

Kaleidoscope Weekly
Renegade Radio - The Coyote - 107.9

Funded in part by The James and Vera Olson Fund for the Arts

Visit SO Percussion's website here

 Leach Family Film

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

Veggie Tales: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anyting

Saturday, February 15, 2014
11 am
Admission: $3.00

Three of the animated Veggie Tales pals want to quit their day jobs and fulfill their dream of taking the stage and putting on the best and biggest pirate show anyone has ever seen. With their laziness and lack of self-confidence, it doesn't seem destined to happen but things change when a mysterious artifact launches them back to the 17th Century and they become pirates on the high seas.

Join us in the lobby after the show for lunch and craft fun!

Lunch: $3.00 includes a main dish, side and beverage
Crafts: special project is $1.00. Other crafts, coloring sheets and activities available for free.

Universal Pictures
Rated G
85 minutes
2008

Campus Performing Arts Series

The Fantasticks

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Friday, February 28, 2014
7:30 pm
Tickets: $35 Adult / $25 Youth
$10 S&T Students

 The Fantasticks is the longest-running production of any kind in the world, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.  Through the creative genius of director Carl Beck and costume designer Georgiann Regan comes a steampunk-inspired adaptation of this classic musical which promises to provide an unparalleled experience, whether you are revisiting this show or seeing it for the first time.  Its moving tale of young lovers, who become disillusioned, only to discover a more mature, meaningful love, is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become standards.

Sponsored in part by:
Bonita Prock
St. James Winery
KFLW 98.9 The Fort

March 2014

School Outreach

Choosy Suzy’s Bully Prevention Show

Choosy Suzy

Monday, March 17, 2014
10 am and 1 pm

Grades: K-4

Empower your students with “Choosy Suzy.” This show gives kids the POWER WORDS to stop the cycle of name-calling and bullying. With a wonderful, wacky blend of magic, comedy, colorful props and total audience involvement, Choosy Suzy and Zucchini The Genie challenge young audiences to think clearly and carefully about how they treat each other. This funny, dynamic duo delivers a message to kids that, by working together, “You can make your school a BULLY FREE ZONE!” The show also challenges the audience to choose the Six Pillars of Character as a roadmap to becoming their personal best: Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship, and Trustworthiness. This is a performance that is both entertaining and thought provoking and provides your students with a roadmap to a successful future.

Curriculum Connections:

 Health Education; Personal Social Development; Conflict Management

School Outreach

The Math Maniac Show

School Outreach Math Maniac Show

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
10 am and 1 pm

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
10 am

Grades 2-6

When Students Have Fun, Learning Happens!

Math matters! If you want to add fun, subtract boredom, multiply test scores and keep your students’ undivided attention, then The Math Maniac Show is your answer to an A+ education program.

It’s a fact! Kids learn more when they’re having fun and the Math Maniac keeps them listening, laughing and learning! No one is bored! The content of this program is 100% supportive of core curriculum in math. Whether students are reviewing this material, previewing the material or learning material for the first time, not one precious minute of time is wasted. Not one opportunity is lost. 
Funny, entertaining and educational! The Math Maniac Show is a whole new way for students to discover the awesome possibilities of mathematics.

Study Guide Link:
http://greatshowsforkids.com/mathstudyguide.html

Curriculum Connections:

MA5 1.10(fractions); MA4 1.6 (patterns); Ma 2 3.1 (measurement); MA 1 1.10 (money): MA 3 3.5 (probability) & word problems, operations, place value, integers, Arithmetic

 April 2014

Campus Performing Arts Series

Broadway by Jeri

Jeri Sager

Thursday, April 17, 2014
7:30 pm

Tickets: $35 Adult / $25 Youth
10 S&T students (1 ticket per ID)

Best known for her portrayal of Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical Cats, Broadway veteran Jeri Sager wows audiences with her amazing vocal range and abundant energy as she performs an array of hit songs in her one-woman show, Broadway by Jeri.  Sager also received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables and Eva Peron in Evita. In addition to her Broadway roles, Sager has worked in other theatrical productions such as City of Angels, Brigadoon, West Side Story, Pippin, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Broadway by Jeri promises to be a purrrr-fect evening!

Sponsored in part by:

KMST 

Leach Special Event

Alan Safier as George Burns

Say Goodnight Gracie

Say Goodnight Gracie

Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 Adult / $20 Youth
$10 S&T Students (1 per ID)