Local Entertainment and Events Feb. 22-March 1
1. The feel-good romantic show of the week will be Drury University's production of the 1960s musical "The Fantasticks," offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and Feb. 28 through next weekend at the Sunderland Black Box Theater on the Drury campus. Park around the O'Reilly Center and give yourself time to walk to the Sunderland Black Box Theatre at 900 N. Benton Ave.
2. If you'd like to combine eating out with live music, try the 37th annual Sertoma Chili Cook-Off runs Friday and Saturday, from more than 70 teams runs at the Springfield Exposition Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. in Springfield. Live music Friday includes the Pspringfield Psychos and Gupsies with a Fleetwood Mac tribute concert. Playing Saturday will be Laura Ashley, Mood Ring Circus, Thrillfall, Funhouse and Paralandra.
3. Country music fans who don't mind a road trip will find the biggest concert this week is in St. Louis. Country stars Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Brett Eldredge and Carly Pearce perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. High seats in the arena are fine for hearing. Avoid floor seats for a better view. Best to park at Union Station and walk several blocks for this event.
SPRINGFIELD: Missouri State University's Choral Union gives a concert with the Parkview High School Viking Singers at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Ellis Hall at MSU off National, north of Grand.
Liz Moriando plays at 8 p.m. on Friday at Krave Seafood, 1614 S. Glenstone.
The Evangel University Sinfonia and University Orchestra give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Barnett Recital Hall.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra offers a Big Band concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Raul Midón plays at 7:30 p.m. on March 1.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Casey Donahew on Thursday, a tribute concert to Sublime on Friday, Ganja White Night and Subtronics on Feb. 28.
At the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center, 340 N. Garland Ave., the Razorbones trombone ensemble plays at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Er-Gene Kahng and Chi Young Song, duo violinists, plays at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
At the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland, the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra plays Franck's Symphony in D minor and Strauss's Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26. The UA Women's and Men's Chorus perform at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27. The UA Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on March 1.
FORT SMITH, Ark.: The Concordia Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N. 15th St.
JOPLIN: The Pro Musica concert series continues with the Rebel Baroque Ensemble at 7 p.m. on March 1 at the First United Methodist Church, 501 W. Fourth St.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplln, Orphan Annie plays Friday and Saturday.
MIAMI, Okla.: Country music star Colt Ford performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at Buffalo Run Casino.
SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla.: Tanya Tucker performs at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cherokee Casino, 2416 Hwy. 412.
TULSA, Okla.: The Tulsa University Symphony Orchestra plays new works by Tulsa University students in the Béla Rózsa Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lorton Performance Center, 550 S. Gary Pl.
Brothers Osborne perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the River Spirit Events Center, 8660 Riverside Parkway. Flo Rida performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Orange Peel, the Great Divide, Red Dirt Rangers and Chance Anderson on Saturday; Ganja White Night, Dirt Monkey and Subtronics on Feb. 27; and Matisyahu and the Eminence Ensemble on March 1.
At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, performing this week are St. Vincent on Feb. 26, and Kolony North on Feb. 27.
The vocal ensemble Sheridan Road gives a vocal tribute to Duke Ellington at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: The Four State Symphonic Winds perform at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer.
KANSAS CITY: TobyMac plays at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, A Day to Remember, Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse and the Devil Wears Prada play at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Lee Brice plays at 8 p.m. Friday.
The Brentano String Quartet with pianist Jonathan Biss play works by Mozart, Webern, Schubert and Elgar at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
The Kansas City Symphony plays Bernstein's suite from "On the Waterfront," Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 with soloist Stephen Waarts and Schumann's Symphony No. 2 at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway. The orchestra plays with the winners of the Woman's City Club Charitable Foundation Young Artist Competition, at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Sweet Honey in the Rock performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St.
Also at the Olson Performing Arts Center, the KC Conservatory of Music Singers give their winter concert of works from Handel to Douglas at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Conservatory Wind Symphony plays works from Mahler to Colgrass at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27. The Conservatory Orchestra plays Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1 and other works with student soloists at 7:30 p.m. on March 1.
The KC Conservatory of Music's IMP Ensemble plays "Infinity Ave" by Robert Carl, a work for computer-generated sounds and 17-piece chamber ensemble, with the composer present, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the KCAI Epperson Auditorium, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
Bachata Heightz, a New York-based Bachata quartet, gives a Dominican Independence Day concert at 9 p.m. on Friday at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
Pianist Nathan Lee, 15, gives a recital of classical works at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 13th St.
At the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, opera and musical theater star Lillian Sengpiehl gives a recital at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Grammy winning vocalist Janis Siegel, vocalist with Manhattan Transfer, performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb 26 and 27.
COLUMBIA: Sweet Honey in the Rock performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Jesse Auditorium on the Mizzou campus.
Colt Ford plays at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Note, N. Ninth St.
ROLLA: Sweet Honey in the Rock performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Leach Theater, 400 W. Tenth St at Castleman Hall.
ST. LOUIS: A Day To Remember plays at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell.
At the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand, Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell performs at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27. Singer-songwriter Steve Winwood performs with Lilly Winwood a 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., Livingston Taylor plays at 8 p.m. on Friday. The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27. Steeldrivers plus Kane and Gellert play at 8 p.m. on March 1.
Sweet Honey in the Rock and the Ambassadors of Harmony perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
At the St. Louis Basilica, 4431 Lindell Blvd., the classical music ensemble Seraphic Fire performs at 8 p.m. Thursday.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, playing this week are Walk the Moon on Thursday; and a tribute concert to Led Zeppelin by Celebration Day on Friday and Saturday.
At Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar, playing this week are Sister Hazel and Carbon Leaf on Thursday; Mvstermind on Friday; Pvris on Feb. 26, Coin on Feb. 27 and the LACS on March 1.
MT. VERNON: The Rebel's Bluff Troupe theatrical ensemble presents one final performance of Pat Cook's comic play "If the Good Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise" at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center (the MARC).
SPRINGFIELD: Missouri State University's drama department presents Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday an Feb. 27 through next weekend at the MSU Craig Hall Balcony Theatre. More shows are offered through March 7.
Springfield Contemporary Theater, 302 E. Pershing, presents the musical "Ragtime" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows next weekend.
"Batman" TV parodies continue with "The Last Straw," featuring the Scarecrow and Harley Quinn at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at 308 South Ave.
Final performances of the Off-Broadway show "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" from Springfield Little Theater presents opening at 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in a dinner theater format at the Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis.
OZARK: Ron Boutell's play "The Barkerman and his Carnival of Joy" opens Feb. 22 and runs through March 24 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 Evangel.
ROGERS, Ark.: "The Producers" runs weekends through Feb. 25 at Arkansas Public Theater, 116 S. Second St.
JOPLIN: The musical “Pippin” by Stephen Schwartz is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University.
TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, “Four Chords and a Gun,” a new play about the punk rock band the Ramones, is presented at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Charles Norman Theatre.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: The British theater farce "Noises Off" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bicknell Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer.
TULSA, Okla.: A stage version of George Orwell's “1984” is presented at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Chapman Theatre at the University of Tulsa, 601 S. College.
NEVADA: Community Council on the Performing Arts presents Don Zolidas's comic play "Greek Mythology Olympiaganza" March 1 through next weekend at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main.
KANSAS CITY: The KC Conservatory of Dance presents seven pieces in its Capstone Project at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Olson Performing Arts Center.
The musical "Finding Neverland" opens March 1 and runs through next weekend at the Music Hall, 13th and Central.
A stage version of Natalie Babbitt's book "Tuck Everlasting" opens Feb. 27 and runs through April 5 at the Coterie Theater at Crown Center, Grand and Pershing Road.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd. in Overland Park, Kan.
"Broadway's Next Hit Musical," an unscripted theatrical awards show with new songs every night, runs Feb. 27 to March 4 at the Starlight Theater's indoor venue at Swope Park.
"Broadway's Golden Age," a revue of Broadway's greatest hits, is presented at 7 p.m. on March 1, with more shows through March 18 at Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center.
COLUMBIA: The world premier of Michelle Ryrene Johnson's play "The Green Duck Lounge" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rhynsburger Theatre on the Mizzou campus.
ST. LOUIS: A a new staging of the 1939 classic film "The Wizard of Oz," with the classic songs, runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand.
Tracy Letts' play "August: Osage County" runs Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Edison Theater on Washington University, 6445 Forsyth Blvd.
"Marriage Works, If, You Work It," a new stage play by Kyria Williams, will be given one performance at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave.
“Bud, Not Buddy,” based on Christopher Paul Curtis's novel exploring 1930s America through jazz bands, is presented Saturday through Feb. 25 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, across from Powell Hall.
Charles Busch's play “Red Scare on Sunset” runs through Feb. 24 at the Stray Dog Theater's Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave.
“Menopause the Musical” runs through March 31 at the Westport Plaza Playhouse, Paige at I-270.
Repertory Theater presents Stephen Karam's play “The Humans” through March 4 at the Loretto Hilton Center at Webster University in Webster Groves.
SPRINGFIELD: The 28th annual Lawn and Garden Show runs Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
A Daddy-Daughter Dance is offered at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Doling Park Family Center, 301 E. Talmage.
A wine tasting is offered from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the University Plaza Convention Center, 333 JQ Hammons Parkway.
ROGERS, Ark.: An eagle watch will be offered at 2 p.m. on Saturday on Beaver Lake at the Hobbs State Park.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: "Magic Men: Live" perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main.
The Beer Can and Breweriana Collectors Show runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, 205 W. Van Buren.
CARTHAGE: The 26th annual Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard,, Sports Memorability and Collectibles Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Carthage Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison (Hwy. 571).
JOPLIN: LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour World Finals is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. Eighth St.
The 2018 Joplin Area Bridal Show runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Post No. 534, 110 E. Veterans Way.
TULSA, Okla.: At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Akdar Shrine Circus performs Thursday through Sunday in the Pavilion.
KANSAS CITY: The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Sprint Center.
The 2017 Western Farm Show runs Friday through Sunday at the American Royal Center, 1800 Genessee.
The Greater Kansas City International Auto Show runs Feb. 27-March 4 at the Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.
ST. LOUIS: Comic Max Amini performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Touhill Performing ARts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Comedienne Bianca Del Rio performs at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Pageant.
The Missouri Botanical Garden's annual Orchid Show runs through March 25 at 4344 Shaw Blvd.
A gala celebration of the Chinese New Year is offered at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
COLUMBIA: The 15th annual True/False Film Festival, one of the premiere events for documentary makers, opens March 1 and runs through next weekend at various downtown locations and at the Mizzou campus.
ST. LOUIS: The 10th annual St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival runs Thursday through Saturday at Moulin Events, 2017 Chouteau Ave.