On Friday, May 4th, Missouri S&T’s Leach Theatre announced their 2018-19 Campus Performing Arts Series (CPAS). This year’s line-up promises to offer something for everyone.
The band Black Violin kicks off the CPAS on Friday, September 28th. Led by classically trained musicians Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), the band uses its unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economical backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. Their success has enabled them to work with Kanye West, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, and Alicia Keys as well as perform at a presidential inaugural ball. Audiences from all walks of life are inspired and entertained by this dynamic duo.
The Return of MOMIX, Opus Cactus
Back by popular demand and appearing Thursday, October 4th, MOMIX will present Opus Cactus, a visual and sensual journey through the natural wonders of the American Southwestern desert. Audiences were enthralled with the pure physicality mixed with artistic beauty of MOMIX when they came to Leach Theatre in 2016. This company of dancer-illusionists, under the direction of Moses Pendleton, will create dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers, with a level of visual splendor and theatrical magic that has to be seen to be believed.
The Texas Tenors
The three-time Emmy Award-winning vocal trio, The Texas Tenors, will appear at Leach
Theatre Friday, November 9th. Since appearing on America’s Got Talent in 2010, the romantic tenor JC Fisher, the contemporary tenor Marcus Collins, and the opera tenor John Hagen, have performed more than 1,000 concerts around the world. Being easy on the eyes with sophistication and flair, the Texas Tenors promises to be one of the best shows of the season.
Aquila Theatre’s production of Frankenstein will hit the Leach Theatre stage Saturday, February 9th, 2019. Described as “a classically trained, modern hip troupe” Aquila Theatre will breathe life into Mary Shelley’s classic tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist with a mission to create an artificial human. Two hundred years after the story was written, the piece still raises the thought provoking question – just because it can be done, should it be done? This bold and thrilling adaptation is not to be missed.
ETHEL with Robert Mirabal
Critically acclaimed string quartet, ETHEL, along with Native American flutist and two-time Grammy Award winner, Robert Mirabal, will perform The River at Leach Theatre on Friday, February 22, 2019. This deeply moving program draws from many influences, including Hawaii, Arizona, Mexico, Ecuador, India, Mongolia, and Japan to express music, narrative, and Native American rituals.
Brewer & Shipley
Recognized as one of the most successful and controversial folk rock duos of the 70’s, Brewer & Shipley will be performing on Friday, March 8, 2019. Best known for their Top 10 signature song, One Toke Over the Line, Brewer and Shipley are also renowned for their intricate guitar work, vocal harmonies, and socially conscious lyrics.
While not a part of CPAS, American mentalist and illusionist, Wayne Hoffman, will be appearing at Leach Theatre on Friday, February 1, 2019. Wayne has performed on America’s Got Talent, Animal Planet, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and on Beverly Hills Pawn. In 2014, he successfully fooled Penn & Teller on their television show, Fool Us.
Season subscriptions are available now through August 31st. A full season package includes all six CPAS shows for only $200.00 and a Season 4 pack allows you to select any four of the CPAS shows for $145.00. To order your season subscriptions, you may call 573-341-4219.