Leach Special Performance Series

Joshua Kane's Borders of the Mind: A Psychic Show for the Whole Family

Friday, September 18, 2015 7:00 pm

Can he read your mind? Or is it mastery of reading body language that allows mentalist Joshua Kane to distinguish liars from truth-tellers? Discover your inner superhero as Kane leads you through a dazzling demonstration of the powers of the mind. Like Professor X of legend, Kane identifies those in the audience with special abilities who will successfully project their own thoughts and tap the powers of their intuition. People of all ages leap to participate in the strange happenings at Borders of the Mind - an amazing, interactive performance where the entire audience experiences simultaneous telepathy and witnesses dazzling facts of lie detection and what must be psychic phenomena. Are you ready to cross Borders of the Mind?

Sponsored by Fidelity Communications and KFLW 98.9 "The Fort"

Campus Performing Arts Series

The Hit Men: Former stars of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Friday, September 25, 2015  7:30 pm

You loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Tommy James and the Shondellsl. Carly Simon. Cat Stevens. Elton John. Jim Croce. Come see The Hit Men, an amazing look back through rock and rol history featuring former members ot htese mega-star acts performing your favorite songs - from "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)," "Who Loves You," "Sherry," and many other Four Seasons hits to "Peace Train," "Crocodile Rock," "Leroy Brown," and "Mony Mony." You'll know every word to every song in this night of mega hits by the artists you heard on the original records. And The Hit Men will regale you with lots of great stories about what it was like on the road and in recording sessions with Frankie, Tommy, Carly, Cat, Jim, and Elton. Relive the glory days of rock and roll with The Hit Men. You'll leave the theatre saying, "Oh, What a Night!"

Sponsored by Digity Media, Results Radio, and Kaleidoscope Weekly

Leach School Outreach Program

Bing Bang Boom! School Outreach

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:00 am & 1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:00 am & 1:00 pm

When Mr. Molecule unleashes the power and excitement of science - Bing! Bang! BOOM! - he creates an explosion of learning that kids can't resist! Students are astonished to see the fantastic 12-foot tall Foam Monster, the impossible Balloons in Orbit, and the hysterically funny Bernoulli TP Challenge, all based on essential science principles. Mr. Molecule's totally awesome Bing Bang BOOM! Science Show is a whole new way for kids to discover science and experience the joy of learning!

Recommended for grades 3-8

Study Guide: http://www.greatshowsforkids.com/study-guides/

Campus Performing Arts Series

Classic Albums Live performs Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Saturday, October 17, 2015 7:30 pm

It starts with a heartbeat, a ticking clock, a cash register, maniacal laughter... Experience one of the greatest albums of all time, in its entirety, as Classic Albums Live re-creates the musical brilliance of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon in a stunning live performance. Like a symphony reciting the works of Mozart, Classic Albums Live forgoes the gimmickry of costumes and impersonations, and meticulously recreates the original LP note for note, cut for cut. The album performance is followed by a second set of more Pink Floyd favorites. A true rock immersion experience, this show must be seen and heard to be believed.

Sponsored by KFLW 98.9 "The Fort", Merle's Music, St. James Winery, and Phelps County Regional Medical Center

Family Film Series:

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween

Saturday, October 24, 2015 11:00 am

Your favorite friends from The Hundred Acre Wood are back in the all-new original feature, POOH'S HEFFALUMP HALLOWEEN MOVIE. It's a hilariously haunted Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood, and Roo's best new pal, Lumpy, is excited to trick-or-treat for the first time. That is, until Tigger warns them about the dread Gobloon who'll turn you into a jaggedy lantern if he catches you. But if they catch the Gobloon before it catches them, they get to make a wish. When Pooh eats all the Halloween candy, Lumpy and Roo decide to be "brave together, brave forever and catch the Gobloon." Celebrate the bumpity and spookable Halloween season with Pooh and his pals in their first Halloween-themed film in eight years. Written by Seth Weinstein.

Rated: G  Runtime: 67 min.

Leach School Outreach Program

The Cat in the Hat School Outreach

Monday, November 2, 2015 1:00 pm; Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:00 am & 1:00 pm

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-stiped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly, the rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with the Cat in the Hat, the fun's never done!

Recommended for grades PreK-2


Campus Performing Arts Series

Arianna String Quartet

Wednesday, November 4, 2015  7:30 pm

Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America's finest chamber ensembles. Their performances have been praised for "tonal warmth, fastidious balance... expressive vitality" (Chicago Tribune) and "emotional commitment and fluent virtuosity" (Pretoria News, South Africa).

Sponsored by Public House Brewing Company, Bott Radio Network, KMST, and Funded in part by the James and Vera Olson Fund for the Arts

Family Film Series

A Bug's Life

Saturday, November 21, 2015 11:00 am

Every year, a bunch of grasshoppers come to the anthill and eat what the ants have gathered for them. The "offering", as the ants call the ritual, is part of their fate. One day in spring, when the offering's preparation has just been finished, Flik, unliked inventor ant, accidentally drops the whole offered seeds into the river. The grasshoppers come and give the ants a second chance to collect food until fall. Flik sets off to find bugs that are willing to fight the grasshoppers (nobody expects him to succeed anyway) and, due to a double misinterpretation, returns with a circus crew, giving everybody new hope. When the misunderstanding finally gets cleared out, there is only little time left for a new plan, which has to work, or else... Written by Julian Reischl

Rated: G Runtime: 95 min.

Campus Performing Arts Series

The Ultimate Christmas Show

Thursday, December 3, 2015  7:30pm

Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variet Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody's Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome because we'll believe anything!

The fruitcakes of Reduced Shakespeare Company take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip trough the holidays in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). It's festive, funny, physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions. You can even bring a wrapped Christmas gift of $5 value or less and participate in the audience gift exchange. Let Reduced Shakespeare Company rekindle the joy, inner-child, and familial dysfunction inside us all!

Sponsored by Phelps County Bank and Bonita Prock

Family Film Series

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Saturday, December 12, 2015 11:00am

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. Written by Anonymous.

Rated: TV-G Runtime: 26 min.

Family Film Series

Finding Nemo

Saturday, January 23, 2016 11:00 am

A clown fish named Marlin lives in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son, Nemo. After he ventures into the open sea, despite his father's constant warnings about many of the ocean's dangers. Nemo is abducted by a boat and netted up and send to a dentist's office in Sydney. So, while Marlin ventures off to try to retrieve Nemo, Marlin meets a fish named Dory, a blue tang suffering from short-term memory loss. The companions travel a great distance, encountering various dangerous sea creatures such as sharks, anglerfish and jellyfish, in order to rescue Nemo from the dentist's office, which is situated by Sydney Harbor. While the two are doing this, Nemo and the other sea animals in the dentist's fish tank plot a way tp return to Sydney Harbor to live their lives free again. Written by Anonymous.

Rated: G Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.

Campus Performing Arts Series

Momix presents Alchemia

Monday, January 25, 2016 7:30 pm

Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. Pendleton's newest creation, Alchemia, brings the audience into an enchanting, magical, ethereal, dream world: the World of the Unconscious. Inspired by Jung, Yeats, and Alchemical literature, Pendleton loosely connects the four classical elements, focusing on the "Elementals," or spirits of each. By tapping into the unconscious level, his logic is that of dreams: the stream just below reality that is both magical and mysterious, dark and light, mixing fire with water and earth with air. Like every Momix performance, Alchemia is full of aesthetic thrills, surprising metamorphosis, and the sexuality of nature - a 90-minute concoction of light, music, dance, props, and imagery that abandons the world of reality and enters into the mysterious world of the ancient art.

Sponsored by KMST and Phelps County Regional Medical Center

Campus Performing Arts Series


Monday, February 8, 2016 7:30 pm

At the dawn of a new century, everything was changing... and anything was possible. Set in the turn-of-the-century New York, RAGTIME tells the stores of an upper class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a darling young Harlem musician - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre's richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, as RAGTIME returns to North America in a striking, all-new touring production. Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, RAGTIME is a timless celebration of life - what it could and should be!

Sponsored by Sunny 104.5, Phelps County Bank, and by Vincent and Sally Carpenter

Family Film Series

Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, February 13, 2016 11:00 am

Adaptation of the fairy tale of the same name. Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil witch Maleficent - who declares that before the sun sets on Aurora's 16th birthday she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. To try to prevent this, the king places her into hiding, in the care of three good-natured - but not too bright - fairies. Written by Tim Pickett.

Rated: G Runtime: 1 hr. 15 min.

Campus Performing Arts Series:

Aquila Theatre in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Monday, February 29, 2016 7:30 pm

Recognized worldwide aas one of theatre's most iconic couples, Romeo and Juliet are the very archetype of tragic young lovers. Set against a backdrop of warring households, a young Romeo sneaks into a masked ball where he first beholds Juliet and is thunderstruck by Cupid's arrow. As fate dictates, they succumb to the passion of forbidden love against the will of their powerful and unforgiving families. So ensues a story of romance, muder, and tragedy as famous as any that has graced the stage. Through Shakespeare's beautiful prose, these star-crossed lovers will take your breath away in Aquila's striking and moving adaptation of The Bard's classic tradegy.

Sponsored by KMST and by Bob and Susan Hooper

Leach School Outreach Program

A Guided Tour of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 10:00 am

Recognized worldwide as one of theatre's most iconic couples, Romeo and Juliet are the very archetype of tragic young lovers.  Set against a backdrop of warring households, two star-crossed lovers succumb to the passion of forbidden love against the will of their powerful and unforgiving families.  So ensues a story of romance, murder, and tragedy as famous as any that has graced the stage.  Aquila Theatre Company will take your students on a guided tour of this wonderful Shakespeare classic.  With full costumes and props, your students will get a real feel for the full-length play that was performed in the theatre the night before.

Recommended for grades 7 and up

Campus Performing Arts Series:

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

Saturday, March 5, 2016 7:30 pm

The living embodiment of swing, one of the most elegant and irrestible sounds that ever shook the western world, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra is coming to Rolla! Directed by veteran trumpeter Scotty Barnhart, the 18-piece Count Basie Orchestra features a peerless array of instrumentalists with special guest vocalist carmen Bradford. From Billie Holiday to Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra to Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan to Ella Fitzgerald, the Count Basie Orchestra has provided the supremely distinct sound and swing behind some of the greatest singers of the modern age. Simply put, the Count Basie Orchestra is the real deal, a who's who of swing spanning generations and maintaining the flame of one of the world's best-loved sounds.

Sponsored by KMST, the Bott Radio Network, Baymont Inn & Suites, and funded in part by the Maxwell C. Weiner Endowment


Leach Special Performance Series

Adam Trent

The future of magic is here. Adam Trent returns and is still taking the magic world by storm. He blends dancing and singing to his own original pop music with innovative stage illusions, charming wit, and emotion to create an experience that is part magic show, part concert, and part standup comedy. He's a star for a new generation of magic fans, melding classic techniques, dancing, comedu, and technology in a show that shatters stereotypes fo rthose who think they've seen it all. The futurist Adam Trent is here; don't be left behind in the present!


Sponsored by Forum Dental, The Kaleidoscope Weekly, Phelps County Regional Medical Center, and the Missouri Arts Council.

Leach School Outreach Program

Adam Trent

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10am & 1pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  The future of magic is here.  Adam Trent returns and is still taking the magic world by storm.  He blends dancing and singing to his own original pop music with innovative stage illusions, charming wit, and emotion to create an experience that is part magic show, part concert, and part standup comedy.  He's a star for the new generation of magic fans, melding classic techniques, dancing, comedy, and technology in a show that shatters stereotypes for those who think they've seen it all.  The futurist Adam Trent is here; don't be left behind in the present!

Recommended for grades 4-9

Leach Special Performance Series

Ryan & Ryan - Music by Mavericks

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. As a performing team, Donald and Barron Ryan amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old. From Rachmaninoff to Gershwin to Billy Joel, Donald and Barron combine their talents to create a dazzling blend of old and new schools. A proven hit with audiences of all generations, their inventiveness, infectiousness, skill and general joy of life make for irresistibly engaging performances!

Sponsored by FCNB Financial, The Rolla Daily News, and the Missouri Arts Council

Leach School Outreach

The Science of Ecology Show Starring Steve Trash 

Tuesday, November 16, 2016 - 10AM & 1PM

A perfect match for your units on the environment and ecology!  Come and be amazed while your students are learning lessons in ecology. This show is an excellent blend of curriculum-based ecological lessons and awesome green-themed magic tricks created by the original, Rockinʼ Eco Hero himself - Steve Trash! Each show is filled with green magic tricks, rockinʼ music, eco-info and lots of funny stuff. Kids will see some cool magic and take home a new understanding of their connection to the planet.