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Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
Local Entertainment: Oct. 20-27
1. The Ozark Festival Orchestra opens its 37th season with a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Music director Todd Borgmann leads an all-American concert, with an unusual orchestra arrangement of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," "The Spanish Trail" suite describing the American Southwest, "An American Elegy" commemorating the fallen and survivors at Columbine, "A Civil War Lullaby" recalling the Wilson's Creek battle, and more. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, high school students and younger free.
2. Mt. Vernon Community Theater presents Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center (the Marc), 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. in Mt. Vernon. The play is set in a hotel occupied by different couples in each act, all working through issues in their lives, exploring the bittersweet and comic sides of life. Tickets are available by calling 417-366-9526.
3. For grand opera with an eye on spectacular, take in the Tulsa Opera's production of Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers," at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in Chapman Music Hall in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St. The composer of "Carmen" paints an exotic tale of a love triangle in the South Seas. Tulsa Opera provides great sets and costumes, sure to make this seldom seen show a hit. Parking is convenient downtown after hours. Balcony seats are inexpensive and very good.
Country music star Dierks Bentley performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the J.Q. Hammons Arena.
At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, the Missouri State University Men's and Women's Choruses perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. The MSU Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25.
Drury University jazz ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury campus.
Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen perform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. David Ramirez performs at 8:30 p.m. the same day.
Springfield Contemporary Theater regular Seth Dylan Hunt offers a concert of songs from Richard Rodgers to Noel Coward at 7 p.m. on Sunday at 431 S. Jefferson.
The Springfield Symphony performs movie music in a Halloween concert at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free but reservations are required.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 517 W. Dickson, playing this week are Blues Traveler and Waker on Thursday; Leah and the Mojo Doctors plus Charlie Horse and Frank Foster on Friday; Wick It the Instigator and Styles plus Complete on Saturday; Perpetual Groove and Friends of the Phamily on Oct. 24;
At the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland, the University of Arkansas Inspire Choir performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27.
Master guitar pickers Steve Davison and Ken Bonfield perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St.
FORT SMITH, Ark.
The Fort Smith Symphony plays a concert of Latin music by Moncayo, Turina and Bernstein, with the Mambo Kings as guests at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St.
The Missouri Southern State University Jazz Orchestra performs at 5 p.m. on Thursday as part of the Art Walk between First and Seventh on Main St.
The Pro Musica concert series returns with the guitar and harp duo Vieaux/Kondonassis performing at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Ozark Christian College, 1111 N. Main.
The Members Only Band plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday at the Roxy Event Center, 102 S. Joplin Ave.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Retrorockerz play on Friday. The Rumor plays on Saturday.
Country musician Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles Jr. perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road play at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main.
Makenna and Brock perform at 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Bordertown Casino.
Bob Dylan and his band play at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady.
Casting Crowns perform with Matt Maher and Hannah Kerr at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis.
Signature Pops Orchestra gives a Big Band Broadway concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Tulsa Community College Van Trease Performing Arts Center, 10300 E. 81st St.
The Sheridan Road vocal jazz ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the John H. Williams Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Zeds Dead, Illenium and Hunter Siegel on Thursday; Big Gigantic, Kid Hawk and Rufus on Friday; Skillet, Sick Puppies and Devour the Day on Sunday; Cole Swindell, Cole Taylor and Travis Denning on Oct. 26; and Beats Antique, Thriftworks and Holiday Mountain on Oct. 27.
Charlie Puth and Hailey Knox performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Brady Theater.
At the Bicknell Family Center, 1711 S. Homer, the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra performs Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme" and an overture by Glinka at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26.
The Pittsburg Multigenerational Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine.
The Kansas City Symphony performs Mozart's "Requiem" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.
The rock band Kansas performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Kauffman Center.
At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, the male vocal ensemble Il Divo performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. Schoolboy Q and Joey Bada$$ perform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24.
Tenor Ben Bliss offers a recital at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Folly Theater.
Country music star Clint Black performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Country music star Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser and Drake White perform at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Mizzou Arena.
The Stephens College Concert Choir performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 105 Waugh St.
The St. Louis Symphony plays Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances," Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with soloist Orli Shaham and Balakirev's "Islamy" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
At the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market, Kansas performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Smokey Robinson and Cedric the Entertainment perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Il Divo performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26.
The Festival of Praise tour with Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Regina Belle, Casey J. and comedian Earthquake is offered at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., jazz organist James Carter performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen play at 8 p.m. on Oct. 26. Denise Thimes, Dee Alexander and Monique Marvez perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the university.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are the Interrupters and Bad Cop Good Cop on Thursday; Lorenna McKennitt, Jon McLaughlin and Mvstermind on Friday; Tegan and Sara and the Schwag on Saturday; Mac Miller and Sarah Potenza on Sunday; Charlie Puth on Oct. 24; Schoolboy Q and the Dean Ween Group on Oct. 25; Green Day and Dog Party on Oct. 26; and Here Come the Mummies plus Joyce Manor on Oct. 27.
Casting Crowns and Matt Maher perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
Springfield Contemporary Theater's production of Katoria Hall's play "The Mountaintop," about the last hours of Dr. Martin Luther King's life, runs through Oct. 30 at Pershing and Robberson Ave.
A stage version of Lew Wallace's "Ben-Hur" runs through Saturday at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 Evangel.
College of the Ozarks presents a stage version of Jerry Davis's play "Railway to Heaven: The True Story of an Ozarks POW" at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 and 27 at the Keeter Center, with more shows Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 29.
TheaterSquared presents Lauren Gunderson's play "You and I" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 an 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27, with more shows running through Nov. 6 at 505 W. Spring St.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.
The ghost play "Anna," about a haunting in Eureka Springs, is presented at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and more shows next weekend at the Melonlight Theater, 2 Pine St. Only 30 people allowed per performance.
Crowder College drama department presents Ross Brooks' play "Three Gods Walked into a Bar" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Crowder campus.
Ira Levin's play "Veronica's Room" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-29 in the Bud Walton Theater at Missouri Southern State University.
Mary Chase's play "Harvey" opens Thursday with shows at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stained Glass Theater, 21st and Annie Baxter Ave., with more shows next weekend.
The Joplin Little Theater presents Richard O'Brien's "Rocky Horror Show" at 8 p.m on Oct. 27 with more shows through next weekend at 3009 W. First St.
At the Tulsa performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., a stage version of Jen Girono's book "The Man Who Planted Trees" is offered at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
University of Tulsa presents the musical "Hair" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Chapman Theater, 601 S. College Ave.
The Missoula Children's Theatre presents "Peter and Wendy" at 12:15 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd.
The Pittsburg State University Theatre presents a stage version of "Frankenstein" at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Bicknell Family Center.
The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music's opera department will present two Puccini one-acts, "Sister Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
The two-woman comic show, "Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women" runs through Sunday at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
Ira Levin's play "Deathtrap" opens Thursday and runs through Nov. 5 except on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theater, 3614 Main.
"The Nine Who Dared: Courage in Little Rock," a dramatization of the 1957 desegregation effort, runs through Friday at the Coterie Theater at Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Rd.
Ayad Akhtar's play "The Invisible Hand" runs through Nov. 13 at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut, with no shows on Monday.
A revue of songs by Barry Manilow, Bette Midler and 1980s Broadway shows runs through Oct. 30 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W Tenth St.
"Evil Dead: the Musical" runs through Oct. 31 at the H&R Block City Stage, 30 W. Pershing Rd.
Neil Labute's play "The Way We Get By" runs through Nov. 13 at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main.
"The Night Witches," based on stories about Soviet women bombardiers during World War II, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Macklenburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave.
"Good Kids," a play about the aftermath of sexual assault coupled with no memory of the incident, runs Thursday through Saturday at the Corner Playhouse at the University of Missouri campus, with more shows next weekend.
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" will be presented 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-St. Louis.
"Passing Strange," a coming of age musical in the age of sex, drugs and rock n' roll, is offered at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows next weekend at the Edison Theater on the Washington University campus.
"Defending the Caveman," an exploration of the differences between men and women, has shows at 8 p.m. through Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Westport Playhouse, 635 West Port Plaza.
The New Jewish Theater's production of William Gibson's play "Golda's Balcony" runs through Oct. 30 at the Jewish Community Center in Creve Couer.
St. Louis Repertory Theater presents Dael Orlandersmith's "Until the Flood," through Nov. 6 at the Loretto-Hilton Center at Webster University in Webster Groves.
Stray Dog Theater presents Richard O'Brien's "Rocky Horror Show" Thursday through Oct. 29 at the Tower Grove Abbey Theater, 2336 Tennessee Ave.
Country music artists Keisea Bellerini and Brett Young perform as part of the KTTS Country Music Awards at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Hammons Hall.
The Heart of America Walking Horse Association Fall Classic runs Friday and Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The Ozarks Coin Club has its fall show Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The Springfield Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale opens Oct. 25 and runs through next weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Harvest Fest at the 207-acre Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146 in Springfield, Runs through Oct. 30, Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6 p.m.
A Monster Mash Halloween party for children ages 4 to 12 is offered from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday at the Dickerson Park Zoo.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.
The sixth annual Mini Cooper Rally runs Thursday through Sunday in various locations.
The fourth annual Outback in the Ozarks 200-mile team relay race runs Saturday at Lake Leatherwood City Park, 1303 County Rd. 204.
The Mad Hatter Ball is offered 5:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday at the Crescent Hotel, 75 Prospect.
The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show opens Thursday and runs through next weekend at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
The Wizard World comic convention runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tulsa Convention Center, Seventh and Houston.
Comic Maria Bamford performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
The 1929 silent film "Phantom of the Opera" will be shown at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Kauffman Center.
DragonFest, a renaissance-faire event, will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at 1613 W. Elfindale.
Antique Festival of the Ozarks runs Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Arts & Ales, a local craft beer festival, is offered from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main.
The Maple Leaf Festival continues with an Oktoberfest celebration and costume party at 5 p.m. Saturday in the square. Live music will be provided by the Johnnie Zibert Band, the Rusty Knight Project and Glory Days. An exhibit about 50 years of the festival opens at noon on Oct. 19 at the Powers Museum, 1617 Oak.
The 37th annual Linde Oktoberfest runs Thursday through Sunday at the River West Festival Park, 2105 S. Jackson Ave.
The Halloween Festival runs Fridays and Saturdays through the end of the month at the Castle in Muskogee.
Oktoberfest runs each weekend in October in Hermann, with winery tours, German food and a variety of activities in town and at the nearby wineries.
Oktoberfest runs Friday through Sunday in the Soulard Market.
Fright Fest runs Friday and Saturday at Six Flags.