Local Entertainment and Events April 19-26
1. The Springfield Symphony continues its "revolutionary" tribute season with the combined choirs of Drury, Evangel and Missouri State Universities, performing opera choruses by Verdi and Puccini, a song cycle by Brahms, and Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" suite. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
2. The 10th annual Pierce City Arts Festival will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Jolly Mill Park, 10 miles southwest of Monett. Artists in woodworking, jewelry, photography, paintings of various mediums, sculpture, pottery and much more will be on hand to demonstrate, show and sell. Free art workshops will be held for all ages.
3. The Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival runs April 25 through next weekend throughout Marshfield. Scheduled celebrity appearances include Randy Travis and actors John Schneider, Michael Learned, Lorenzo Lamas, Marion Ross, Mary McDonough and Judy Norson from "The Waltons" and Alison Arngrim and Charlotte Stewart from "Little House on the Prairie." Descendants of President Grover Cleveland will also be present. This should be an extraordinary affair.
MONETT: The Messiah Project will give a concert a 7 p.m. on April 25 at the First Presbyterian Church, 700 Sycamore.
SPRINGFIELD: Country music star Clint Black performs at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shrine Mosque, 601 E. St. Louis.
At Missouri State University's Ellis Hall, north of Grand on National, the ensemble Quattro Voce performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 23. The MSU Brass Ensembles play at 7:30 p.m. on April 25.
Bone Thugs N Harmony plus Sloan Bone perform at 7 p.m. on April 26 at the Complex, 307 Park Central East.
The band Kaos Theory plays an Eighties tribute concert at 8 p.m. on Friday at Krave Seafood, 1614 S. Glenstone.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Railroad Earth on Thursday, Corey Smith on Friday, J. Roddy Walston and the Business on April 23, and Parker McCollum on April 26.
At the University of Arkansas's Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland, the UA New Music Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The UA Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 23. The UA Schola Cantorum performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 26.
FORT SMITH, Ark.: The Fort Smith Symphony plays film music as part of the city's biennial celebration at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St. Joining the orchestra will be the Crumbs and the Ben Miller Band.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The Carroll County Community Orchestra will play at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main.
JOPLIN: The Missouri Southern State University Choir performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 3035 S. Central City Rd.
In Corley Auditorium at the MSSU campus, the Missouri Southern Jazz Orchestra performs with the Brubeck Brothers at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Southern Jazz Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 24. The MSSU Jazz Combos play at 7:30 p.m. on April 26.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, playing this week are 90LB Wrench on Friday and Full Flava Kings on Saturday.
MIAMI, Okla.: Daughtry and warm-up band Sinclair perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at Buffalo Run Casino.
Organist Dennis James plays a concert of salon music from Brazil and Argentina and plays along with Harold Lloyd's silent film "Why Worry?" at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main.
TULSA, Okla.: The band 38 Special plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.
At the River Spirit Events Center, 8660 Riverside Parkway, Three Dog Night plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The Doobie Brothers play at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Foreigner plays at 8 p.m. on April 26.
The Takacs String Quartet plays works by Mozart, Dohnanyi and Mendelssohn at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. Williams Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St.
The Signature Symphony plays Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and Faingold's "Others" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Van Trease Performing ARts Center at the Tulsa Community College, 10300 E. 81st St.
Judas Priest plays at 7 p.m. on April 26 at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Alarm58, Scott Musick, Tom Ferrier, Bria and Joey Guns in a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Friday; Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives at 8 p.m. on April 24; Misterwives, flor and Flint Eastwood at 8 p.m. on April 25; Of Montreal, Locate and S 1 on April 26.
At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St., Tedeschi Trucks plays at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: The Pittsburg State University jazz ensembles play at 7:30 p.m. on April 25 at the Bicknell Family Center, 1711 S. Homer.
KANSAS CITY: The KC Symphony plays Alan Silvestri's score with some new additions to “Back to the Future” with a screening of the film at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.
Lord Huron, Liz Cooper and the Stampede perform at 8 p.m. on April 25 at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.
At the Folly Theater, 300 N. 13th St., the Bach Aria Soloists play “A Night of Tango” on Saturday. Pianist Nelson Freire plays works by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Villa-Lobos and Albeniz at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The KC Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony brings its concert of music by Jennifer Higdon and Elgar's “Enigma Variations” at 7:30 p.m. on April 24. The Conservatory's Wind Ensemble plays works by Higdon, Milhaud, Bozza, King-Smith and Wilson at 7:30 p.m. on April 25.
At the UMKC Conservatory of Music's Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry, the KC Conservatory of Music's Musica Nova ensemble gives an all-Jennifer Higdon concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The UMKC Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet plays works by Milhaud, Moravec, Say and Hindemith at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. A concert of new works for percussion is offered at 7:30 p.m. on April 23.
The Volker Brass plays works by Koetsier, Poulenc, Copland and Cheetham at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St.
UMKC Opera presents opera scenes from Mozart, Donizetti and fairy tales at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 and 24 at Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St.
At the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, the indie surf rock band Momma's Boy plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The University Band and jazz ensembles play at 7:30 p.m. on April 26.
COLUMBIA: The Mizzou Choral Union, University Singers and the Columbia Civic Orchestra perform Bernstein's “Chichester Psalms,” Poulenc's “Gloria” and Beethoven's “Missa Solemnis” at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Jesse Auditorium on the Mizzou campus.
“Lady Parts,” a cycle of 16 songs performed by women, is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the MU Student Center, 911 E. Rollins St.
ST. LOUIS: The St. Louis Symphony and chorus perform a Russian concert, with the original version of Mussorgsky's “Night on Bald Mountain,” Tchaikovsky's “Nocture for cello and orchestra” and “Variations on a Rococo Theme,” and Rachmaninoff's “The Bells” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, grand and Delmar.
The Decembrists play at 8 p.m. on April 25 at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market.
Jack White performs at 8 p.m. on April 25 at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Ole Opry members Dailey and Vincent play at 8 .m. on Friday. Tionol plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Perseid String Quartet plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 24.
At the University of Missouri-St. Louis's Touhill Performing Arts Center, Native American flutist R. Caros Nakai joins the UMSL and St. Louis Community College-Meramec musicians to present Gary Gackstatter's “Symphony Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit” at 7:30 p.m. on April 23. The Equinox Chamber Players play works by Frank Bridge and contemporary American and Ugandan composers at 7:30 p.m. on April 24.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, playing this week are 420-Palooza with Junior, High 55, Preachstl, Eastside Eazy, Bad Business and City Boi on Friday.
At Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar, playing this week are the St. Louis Funk Revue with Grooveliner and Hazard to Ya Bootie at 8 p.m. on Friday; Thunderhead playing a tribute concert to Rush on Saturday; Sons of Apollo, Felix Martin and Si
SPRINGFIELD: Broadway performers the Illusionists perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Drury University presents a stage version for children of "Treasure Island" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Wilhoit Theatre.
Live "Batman" TV show parodies continue with "Batman: the Movie" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at 308 South Ave.
Drury University's music department presents a Broadway cabaret April 26 through next weekend in the Wilhoit Theatre.
OZARK: Ron Boutwell's play "Return to the Lighthouse" continues at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday through May 12 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: Trike Theatre presents "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson.
"Beautiful: the Carole King Musical" is presented at 7 p.m. April 24 ad 25 and 1:30 and 7 p.m. on April 26, with more shows next weekend at the Walton Arts Center.
Theatre Squared presents a stage version of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles" at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26, with more shows, except on Mondays, through May 27 at the Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St.
JOPLIN: Heartland Opera presents the musical "Cabaret" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 505 Byers Ave.
Alan Ayckbourn's play "How the Other Half Loves" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on April 25 and 26 at the MSSU Black Box Theater, south of Newman Road only, with more shows through next weekend.
MUSKOGEE, Okla.: The musical "Annie" is presented by Muskogee Little Theatre, 123 E. Okmulgee, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., Mel Brooks' "The Producers" is presented in a stage version at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Martin Casella's "The Irish Curse" is presented at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8 p.m. April 26, with more shows next weekend in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: At the Bicknell Family Center, Pitt State Theatre presents "Gruesome Playground Injuries" at 7:30 p.m. on April 26, with more shows through next weekend.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla.: Bartlesville Civic Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams.
NEVADA: Community Council on the Performing Arts presents James Sherman's play "Romance in D" at 8 p.m. on April 26, with more shows through next weekend, at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main.
KANSAS CITY: The KC Conservatory of Dance gives its spring dance at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry, with more performances next weekend.
Nilo Cruz's play “Anna in the Tropics” is presented at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3414 Main.
Linda Carson's children's play “Jack and the Bean Magico” is presented at the Coterie Theater at Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road, with shows Tuesday through Saturday through May 20.
Qui Nguyen's “Vietgone” runs through May 13 at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's “Cinderella” is presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd. In Overland Park, Kan. The children's puppet play “The Young King” is offered April 26 and 27.
Quality Hill Playhouse offers a revue of “Billboard Blockbusters,” opening Friday and running through May 20 at 303 W. Tenth St.
COLUMBIA: The Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nelwood Dr., continues its original series of comic plays about the Farnsdale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society, presenting the play “We Found Love,” with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
“It's Only Life,” a revue of works by John Bucchino, is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Talking Horse Productions, 210 Saint James St.
The Maplewood Barn Theatre, 2900 E. Nifong, presents the Fats Waller musical “Ain't Misbehaving” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
The Stephens College dance company presents a concert of new works at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.
The Moscow Festival Ballet presents Prokofiev's “Cinderella” at 7 p.m. on April 24 at Jesse Auditorium.
Lanford Wilson's “The Rimers of Eldritch” at 7:30 p.m. April 25 through next weekend at the Rhynsburger Theater on the Mizzou campus.
ST. LOUIS: Performances of "Hamilton" run through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. Good luck getting tickets.
Black Repertory Theater presents Nikkole Salter's “Torn Asunder,” a dramatization of true stories of emancipated African Americans reconnecting with their families, with shows Thursday through Sunday through April 29 at the Edison Theatre, 6554 Forsyth Blvd. at Washington University.
Stray Dog Theater's production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's “Jesus Christ Superstar” runs through April 28 at 2348 Tennessee Ave.
“Avenue Q” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Meramec campus of St. Louis Community College, 11333 Big Bend Rd.
Nick Payne's play “Constellations” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Rd.
Wallace Shawn's play “Aunt Dan and Lemon” is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the A. E. Hotchner Theatre in the Mallinkrodt Center at Washington University.
SPRINGFIELD: The Greene County Friends of the Library Book Sale runs April 24 through next weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The second annual Spring Fling Bike Rally runs through Sunday in various locations around the city.
TULSA, Okla.: At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Tulsa Rendezvous Horse Show runs through Sunday in the Ford Truck Arena.
KANSAS CITY: Classical music composer Jennifer Higdon will give a lecture on music since 1945 at 4 p.m. on April 24 at Grant Hall, 5227 Holmes St.
ST. LOUIS: Comedian David Sedaris performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Peabody Opera House, 1600 Market.
The WWE wrestlers put on their RAW show at 6:30 p.m. on April 23 at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
A St. Louis Climate Summit with Bill Nye and environmentalist Carl Pope is offered at 7 p.m. on April 23 at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.
SPRINGFIELD: The 19th annual Rock 'n Ribs Festival runs 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Events Center.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The Carving in the Ozarks wood carving festival runs Friday ad Saturday at the Old Victoria Inn parking lot, 4028 E. Van Buren on Highway 62 East.
COLUMBIA: The third annual Unbound Book Festival, featuring nationally recognized and bestselling authors, runs Thursday through Saturday at venues around the city, including Friday night at the Missouri Theater 203 S. Ninth St., and Saturday at Stephens College.
ST. LOUIS: The Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival runs Friday and Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band plans at 8 p.m. on Friday. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band plans at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The eighth annual Shake 38 presents all of Shakespeare's plays in 38 hours in around-the-clock performances all over the city. Shows will be at Tower Grove Park, Delmar and Grand, restaurants, a church and more.
The St. Louis Earth Day Festival runs Saturday and Sunday in Forest Park.
Chinese Culture Days run Saturday and Sunday at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.