Plays, Musicals and Concerts
Corner Playhouse: Located at Hitt Street and University Avenue, the Corner Playhouse presents progressive and classical student productions. Consult the campus newspapers or call the Corner Playhouse for additional information.
Rhynsburger Theatre: Named after Donovan Rhynsburger, MU's principal theatre for dramatic productions is in the Fine Arts Building at Hitt Street and University Avenue. The 278-seat proscenium theatre also houses faculty offices, classrooms, shops, dressing rooms and other production support spaces. Faculty and staff receive a discount on tickets, which can be obtained from the box office in the lobby.
Concert Series: For excellence in the performing arts, the MU Concert Series offers a cross section of the fine arts and popular entertainment unparalleled in central Missouri. The depth and breadth of programming include the best of Broadway, jazz and stand-up comedy, as well as outstanding performances by orchestras, dance, opera and internationally famous artists. For information, call the Concert Series Box Office at 573-882-3781 or visit http://www.concertseries.org.
MSA Pop Concerts: Pop concerts featuring big-name talent are brought to the university by the Missouri Students Association. These concerts are usually held at the Hearnes Center, Livestock Pavilion or Jesse Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at the MSA ticket window located in Brady Commons.
Classical Concerts: Symphonic, chamber music, soloists, mime and dance productions are presented periodically on campus through MSA. Tickets are available at the MSA ticket window located in Brady Commons. Summer concerts are outdoors on the Quadrangle.
Blues, Jazz and Folk Concerts: These concerts involve the style of music that is not covered under the classical or pop area. Tickets are available at the MSA ticket window in Brady Commons.
The Amphitheater at Mizzou: Located on the southwest corner of Faurot Field, the Amphitheater enables spectators to enjoy summer programs in a unique venue on the MU campus. The venue's capacity of 5,500 offers an intimate environment that allows for spectacular views to featured performances.
Hearnes Center: Along with hosting MU sporting events, the Hearnes Center also hosts various concerts, trade and consumer shows, and numerous entertainment events.
UMKC Theatre: You may enjoy exciting main stage and experimental theatre productions by the Department of Theatre-UMKC Theatre, as well as musicals and operas jointly produced by the department and the Conservatory of Music. These productions are held throughout the year at various theatres including the Helen F. Spencer Theatre and the studio theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts located at 4949 Cherry Street. Tickets are available through the Central Ticket Office, main lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre: The nationally-renowned professional acting company offers six to seven professional productions throughout the year. The Rep performs in two locations, the Helen F. Spencer Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts at 4949 Cherry Street and Copaken Stage at 13th and Walnut. Discounted season and individual tickets are available to university employees through the Central Ticket Office, main lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts, or by calling 816-235-2700.
Conservatory of Music: The Center for the Performing Arts houses musical events throughout the year. All conservatory-sponsored concerts and recitals are free to UMKC faculty, staff and students with UMKC or student ID, except for fundraising events, Signature Series and Wylliams/Henry Dance. University employees will receive one free ticket; conservatory employees will receive two free tickets. For reservations and tickets, contact the UMKC Central Ticket Office, main lobby, or the Center for the Performing Arts.
Missouri University of Science and Technology Theatre Program: Theatrical productions are scheduled during the school year. The plays and musical stage productions are normally staged in Castleman Hall. There is usually a small admission charge.
Missouri University of Science and Technology Musical Groups: Student musical groups include eight instrumental and two vocal groups. Student musical events are scheduled throughout the year, and most productions have a minimal charge. Leach Theatre, on the corner of 10th and Main streets, houses a variety of performances from university music and theater events to touring companies, Broadway musicals, and classical and modern music and dance events.
The Campus Performing Arts Series: This series brings internationally acclaimed musicians and dramatic productions to campus.
The Remmers Special Artist/Lecture Series: This series provides programs by nationally and internationally prominent personalities. Contact the campus office of public relations for information on these and other events.
St. Patrick's Day: The St. Pat's celebration is held annually on the weekend nearest St. Patrick's Day. During the week prior to the weekend celebration, there are many interesting contests. On Saturday, Rolla hosts a St. Pat's parade. All events, except the concert, are free to university employees.
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center: The arts center offers a wide range of performance events: university music, theater and dance events, popular performers, touring theater, Broadway musicals, comedians and classical music artists.
Theatrical Productions: The University Players perform at least two full length plays a year. Dramatic readings, one-act plays and other dramatic programs are also produced. Productions are normally staged in Benton Hall. Contact the information desk at the University Center for additional information.
Musical Productions: During the school year, music recitals are performed by faculty, students and guest performers. These recitals are normally scheduled in Clark Hall. The University Singers, Orchestra, Band and Jazz Ensemble also perform concerts throughout the year. Concerts are normally scheduled for the J.C. Penney Auditorium. Contact the information desk at the University Center for current information.
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