Concerts, dance, plays, shows within driving distance of Monett in coming week

Thursday, March 26, 2009

This week in Monett: The Ozark Festival Orchestra will offer its Young Artists concert with music by Haydn, Mozart, Respighi and Liadov at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Admission is $5, free for children.

This week in Aurora: Three bluegrass groups. Ripplin' Creek, Flying Buzzards and Timberline will play a benefit concert for the Aurora Habitat for Humanity at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the First Christian Church, Pleasant and Washington. Admission is by donation.

This week in Neosho: The Ozarks Acoustic Roots Society will host a concert by 3-Penny Acre, Crazy Mule, Bales Green and Wired Tight in a community contra dance in Wright Conference Center at Crowder Collete. Dancing starts at 7 p.m.

This week in Carthage: The Stone's Throw Theater opens its run of "That Darn Plot", running Friday and Saturday and again next weekend. Tickets are available by calling 417-358-9665.

This week in Joplin: Tomorrow will be the 16th annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser for KXMS Classical Radio at the Joplin Chamber of Commerce office downtown, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 each.

Tim Stafford and Dan Sully of the comedy duo Death from Below perform in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall of Missouri Southern State University at 7 p.m. on April 2.

Playing at the Downstream Casino west of Joplin on Friday and Saturday are Elvis T. Busboy and the Texas Blues Butchers.

This week in Miami, OK: Playing at Buffalo Run Casino, James Otto plays Friday. ShoBox Boxing is slated for Saturday. For comedy night April 2, performers will be Danny Villalpando and Bob Biggerstaff.

The "World Famous Platters" bring their show from Branson to the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

This week in Tulsa: The Tulsa Ballet presents "Carnival of the Animals" with music by Saint-Saens and new narration by John Lithgow at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. downtown. Also slated is a ballet using ragtime music and a new ballet using music by Mozart. Tickets are $20 to $70, available by calling 918-596-7122.

Performances of "Up the Down Staircase" will be given by Theatre Tulsa in the Liddy Doenges Theater in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and 8 p.m. April 2. Tickets are $17.50.

The Tulsa Symphony offers a children's concert with the music from "Carnival of the Animals" at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theater in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

At the BOK Center, 200 N. Denver Ave. in downtown Tulsa, the touring Sesame Street show "Elmo's Green Thumb" starting April 2 and running through the weekend.

Performing at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main on March 31 will be Kottonmouth Kings with opening bands La Coka Nostra, Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Big B.

This week in Springfield: Evangel University offers Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" Friday and April 2 into next weekend in Barnett Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15.

Springfield Regional Opera presents Mark Adamo's opera on Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" at The Landers Theater, 311 East Walnut at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $35.

The Vandivort Center Theatre is opening "The God Committee" by Mark St. Germain at the main stage theater, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor. At the second stage, 440 S. Campbell, the play "Columbinus" opens, exploring the Columbine massacre from actual discussions and police evidence. Both shows are at Friday and Saturday and again April 2 into next weekend at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 at the main stage, $16 at the second stage, available by calling 888-452-0930.

The band Three Doors Down performs at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Shrine Mosque, 601 E. St. Louis. Tickets are $36/50 to $48.

Chamber Music of the Ozarks concludes its season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 922 West Republic Road a half mile east of Campbell. A Piano Quartet by Mozart, a Piano Trio by Dvorak, and other works by Hoffmeister and Fuchs are slated. Tickets are $15.

Springfield Little Theater's run of Disney's "Mulan" opens on April 2 at the Landers Theater, through next weekend.

Missouri State University's drama department will present Sophocle's "Oedipus Rex" in Coger Theater in Craig Hall at 7:30 p.m. on April 2. Tickets are $8 to $16.

On Monday. Michael W. Smith and Stephen Curtis Chapman perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $37.50 to $67.50.

Flamenco guitarist Ronald Radford will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Springfield Art Museum. Tickets are $5 and $10.

This week in northwest Arkansas: Final performances of "Cirque Eloize" and "Nebbia" are at the Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street in downtown Fayetteville through Sunday, including matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $38. Tickets are available at 479/443-5600.

The National Symphony will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Music includes Dvorak's Symphony No. 7, dances from Bernstein's "On The Town," and Wagner's "Meistersingers" overture. Tickets are $15 to $45.

The NARTI fundraiser Le Chocolate Feast will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. Tickets are $10.

In Springdale, the University of Arkansas Archeology Survey will give a program on 11 years of excavation experience at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Hobbs State Park, 21392 East Hwy. 12 in Rogers.

On Saturday, the 19th annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival will be held at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This week in Kansas City: "The Phantom of the Opera" touring production continues its nightly run at the Music Hall through April 19.

On Friday, the Sex Police perform at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave,

On Saturday the Eagles perform at 8 p.m. at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut St. Red Line Chemistry is at the Beaumont Club at 7 p.m. The Kansas City Blues Festival is at Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee St. Rickey Smiley is performing at The Midland Theater, 1228 Main.

On April 1 to 3 Disney on Ice presents "Mickey and Minnie's Magic Journey" at Kemper Arena. The Kottonmouth Kings will be at the Beaumont Club.

On April 2, Bela Fleck will perform at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.

Final performances of Laurie Brooks' "Atypical Boy" are this weekend at the Coterie Theater, in Crown Center.

The Heartland Men's Chorus presents a concert "And Justice For All" Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Folly Theater on Central and 12th St.

The Kansas City Symphony offers a free concert of chamber music from World War I at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the National World War I Museum in Liberty. Works by Ravel, Prokofiev and Hindemith are slated.

This week in Columbia: The Charlie Daniels band will perform in Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri campus on April 2. Tickets are $23 to $33.

This is the final week for "The Ties That Bind Us." an exhibit of aprons dating from the 1920s to the present, from the collections of Julia Helvey and others at Stephens College.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Alan Jackson performs at the Scottrade Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $65. J.D. Blackfoot plays at the Sheldon Concert Hall at 8 p.m. St. Louis Fashion Week Runway Show is at the Lumiere Place Casino at 7 p.m. Shows continue on Saturday. The St. Louis Symphony will perform Sibelius's Symphony No. 5 and works by Wagner, Zimmerman and Saariaho. The concert is at 8 p.m. at Powell Hall, repeated on Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Umphrey's McGee is at The Pageant at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Dances of India performs at the Purser Center at Logan College at 7 p.m. Bebe Neuwirth performs in "Stories with Piano" at the Sheldon Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society opens at two-day show at noon at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Wurstfest, a two-day sausage sampling feast, will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Stone Hill Winery in Hermann.

Bela Fleck performs April 1 at the Sheldon. Patty LuPone and Mandy Potemkin perform April 2 at the Fox Theater on Grand. A performance of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" will be offered at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at the Blanche Touhill Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.