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Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Plays, concerts, Halloween-themed events Oct. 23-30 from Fayetteville to Kansas City, Tulsa to St. LouisTOP CHOICES
1. The Mt. Vernon Community Theatre presents a stage version of "12 Angry Men," with contemporary update, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Entertainment Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. The jury in this production includes both men and women was cast members deliberate the guilt or innocence of a young man for murder. The gripping play grapples with racial profiling, high crime rates and very modern issues to keep the audience on edge to the end.
2. "The Show," the Cassville Chamber of Commerce's entertainment revue, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Cassville FEMA and Event Center, 1501 Main St. The Show features local musicians, bands, comedy and talent sketches, a packed performance that's even more entertaining for locals who know the performers. The Home Town Sound band and the RedHots provide the foundation for the music, always a satisfying performance.
3. The Cy Coleman/Larry Gelbart musical "City of Angels" opens Thursday with performances at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Coger Theater in Craig Hall at Missouri State University in Springfield. The play seeks to set the film noir flavor of a 1940s Los Angeles detective story where the author, struggling with a director creating a film, struggles to win back his integrity with the help of his gumshoe creation leading him on. "City of Angels" won the Best Musical Tony Award in 1990.
SPRINGFIELD: The men's and women's choruses of Missouri State University will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Ellis Hall.
At Evangel University, jazz singer Kim Parker, stepdaughter of Charlie Parker, performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Barnett Recital Hall. California organist Brett Judson performs at 10 a.m. on Oct. 30 at Spence Chapel.
At the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, Drive-By Truckers performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Country musician David Nail performs at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29.
The Springfield Symphony performs a concert of "spooky" music at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, Full House, Jesse Dean and Left of Center, Foley's Van and Cutty Rye play Friday; Here Comes the Mummies plays Saturday; Drive-By Truckers and Houndmouth play Oct. 28; and Paul Thorn plays Oct. 30.
At the University of Arkansas, Russian piano duo "DoubleSharp," Natasha Marin and Maria Demina, play works by Arensky, Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Scriabin and Stravinsky at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Fine Arts Center.
Singer songwriter Mark Stuart performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Fayetteville Underground, 101 W. Mountain St.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors perform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main.
CARTHAGE: At the Woodshed in Cherry's Art Emporium, 311 S. Main, Riverbend performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
JOPLIN: The High School All-District Choir, composed of students from across southwest Missouri, will perform at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Taylor Hall at Missouri Southern State University.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Woodshed Band plays classic country on Friday. Fuzed plays party dance music on Saturday.
MIAMI, Okla.: Shooter Jennings and Waylon's original band, Waymore's Outlaws perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
TULSA, Okla.: At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Kip Moore, Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt play on Thursday; New Politics; Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful play Friday; Ani DiFranco and Eric Himan play Sunday; Jimmy Eat World and Minibosses play Oct. 27; YelaWolf, Rittz and Big Henry play Oct 28; Shovels and Rope plus Willie Watson play Oct. 29; David Nall and Native Run perform on Oct. 30.
The men's vocal ensemble Straight No Chaser performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady.
Contemporary Christian singer songwriter Chris BigC Slager performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.
KANSAS CITY: The Kansas City Symphony performs Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3, Zemlinsky's "Psalm 23" and Brahms' "Schicsalslied" with the orchestra's choir, plus Wagner's "Flying Dutchman" overture at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.
At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, soprano Susan Boyle performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Four local metal bands play for the Freaker's Ball at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Country musician Grant Brantley performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
At the Folly Theater, 1020 Central, the Senegal St. Joseph Choir performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. The University of Missouri Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30.
Organist Cameron Carpenter presents a recital at 7 p.m. on Sunday at at the Kauffman Center.
ST. LOUIS: The St. Louis Symphony performs the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with soloist Heidi Harris, Sibelius' Symphony No. 1 and Panufnik's "Landscape" at 8 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
At the Sheldon concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., gospel giant Mavis Staples performs at 8:15 p.m. on Friday. The Capitol Steps perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. The vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 28.
At the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell, Icona Pop performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Mary Mary, Isaac Carree and Kierra Sheard perform at 8 p.m. on Friday.
The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir performs at 8 p.m. at the St. Louis Cathedral, 4431 Lindell Blvd.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, The Pretty Reckless, Adelitas Way and Crash Midnight perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday; Ani DiFranco and Jenny Scheinman play at i p.m. on Saturday; Bassnectar and Kill Paris play on Oct. 28; Amon Amarth, Sabaton and Skeletonwitch play at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29.
SPRINGFIELD: "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: the Musical" is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Donizetti's opera "The Elixir of Love" is presented by Springfield Regional Opera at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Historic Fox Theatre in the square, 155 Park Central Square.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at 431 S. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield Little Theater presents "The Phantom Tollbooth Jr." at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut.
OZARK: A stage version of Corrie Ten Boon's "The Hiding Place" memoir about the Holocaust runs through Saturday at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, a touring production of the new Gershwin musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It" runs at 7 p.m. through Sunday.
David Auburn's play "Proof" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson,, with more shows next weekend.
SPRINGDALE, Ark.: Bob Urbanati's "Death by Design," billed as a light-hearted, wildly funny murder mystery, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and again next weekend at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main.
NEOSHO: The Crowder College Theatre Department presents N Richard Nash's play "The Rainmaker" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Elsie Plaster Community Center Auditorium. Reservations can be secured by calling 417-455-5458.
MIAMI, Okla.: The 1920 classic film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" will be shown with original music by cellist Gideon Freudmann at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main.
TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., Tulsa Opera's production of Rossini's "Cinderella" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chapman Music Hall. A stage version of Crockett Johnson's children's book "Harold and the Purple Crayon" is presented at 7 p.m. on Friday at the John H. Williams Theatre. The Koresh Dance Company performs at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29 in the John H. Williams Theatre.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla.: A touring production of the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd.
KANSAS CITY: At the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Comedian, musician and storyteller Garrison Keillor performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.
The 1922 film "Noseratu" will be shown with Dorothy Papadakos accompanying on the organ at the Kauffman Center, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29.
Kansas City Repertory Theater's production of Ayad Akhtar's play "The Who and the What" is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut, with more shows through Nov. 5.
"Cheek to Cheek," a revue based on the songs introduced by Fred Astaire, is presented through Sunday at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
Joshua Harmon's play "Bad Jews" runs through Nov. 16 at the Unicorn Theater, 2838 Main.
COLUMBIA: A new version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday At Talking Horse Theatre, 210 St. James St.
The musical "The Light in the Piazza" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave.
Sarah Treem's play "The How and the Why" is presented Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 at the University of Missouri's Corner Playhouse.
ST. LOUIS: A stage version of the film "Dirty Dancing" is presented through Nov. 2 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
Variety Children's Theatre presents "Disney's The Little Mermaid" at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri campus.
Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" is presented through Saturday by the Stray Dog Theatre at the Tower Grove Abbey Theatre, 2336 Tennessee Ave.
Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is presented by the Repertory Theater of St. Louis through Nov. 9 at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.
Arabesque, a neo-classical dance company from Vietnam, presents "The Mist" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus.
SPRINGFIELD: Ozark Public Television's Wine and Food Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine.
The Springfield Friends of the Library Book Sale runs through Sunday at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Rd.
Antique Festival of the Ozarks and the Ozarks Coin Club Show runs Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Comedian Brian Regan performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The 12th annual Mad Hatter's Ball benefit for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Crescent Hotel.
A mini-vehicle rally opens runs through Sunday in Eureka Springs.
The annual Fall Crafts Show will be held on Saturday at the Pine Mountain Village.
JOPLIN: The Joplin Humane Society presents its Furry Fall Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Joplin Humane Society, 140 E. Emperor Lane, with weiner dog races, costume contests and parade and a Teddy bear clinic.
At the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, an exhibit of 323 "Saturday Evening Post" covers by Norman Rockwell runs through Nov. 8.
TULSA, Okla.: The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show opens Friday and runs through Saturday at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla.: The China Circus Acrobats perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd.
ST. LOUIS: At the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market, comedian Brian Regan performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. Comedian Cedric The Entertainer and friends perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
At the Pageant, comedians Hannibal Buress perform on Friday and Dave Chappelle perform at 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Oct. 30.
SPRINGFIELD: This is the final weekend for the Fall Festival at the Rutledge-Wilson Farm, run by the Springfield Park Department, running through Sunday at 3825 W. Farm Road 146.
A Fall Festival will be held at noon on Saturday at the GLO Center, 518 E. Commercial St.