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Northwest Missouri State University

Schedule of Events (2013-14 Season)

All Encore Performances appear in the Mary Linn Auditorium at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

The schedule for the 2013-2014 Encore performances series, along with the dates that individual tickets are available, is listed below.


Sing-A-Long Grease

Thursday, Sept. 12, co-sponsored by the Student Activities Council

Tickets: Patron donors – Aug. 19 | General public – Aug. 26


Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember GREASE is the word...

The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free goody bag during the film and suggest some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. You’ll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive. Then just sit back and watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing along (and dancing along) to the lyrics as shown on the screen. It couldn’t be easier... or more fun! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.



Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre 

Thursday, Nov. 14

Tickets: Patron donors – Oct. 14 | General public – Oct. 21

The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre was founded at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota with the support of traditional Lakota Indian educators, healers, community leaders, championship pow-wow dancers, singers, and storytellers. The company performs Cokata Upo! Come to the Center, a three-part, evening-length work that celebrates the culture of the Lakota people. Set against a backdrop of spectacular video imagery and accompanied by live traditional, sacred, and courting songs, narratives and creation stories are woven into the fabric of the performance.

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Rock of Ages

Sunday, Feb. 16

Tickets: Patron donors – Jan. 6 | General public – Jan. 13

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. It’s five-time 2009 Tony® nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more of the greatest 80’s hits. The worldwide party musical ROCK OF AGES features a mix of 28 rockin’ 80’s tunes including "Don’t Stop Believin’," "We Built This City," "The Final Countdown," "Wanted Dead Or Alive," "Here I Go Again," "Can’t Fight This Feeling" and "I Want To Know What Love Is."


New Jazz Order

New Jazz Order

Friday, March 7, in conjunction with the NW Jazz Festival

Tickets: Patron donors – Feb. 3 | General public – Feb. 10

New Jazz Order was formed in the fall of 2007 to showcase the wonderful playing and writing of the younger musicians on the Kansas City jazz scene, while also staying true to the spirit and energy of historic bands directly out of that city’s tradition. Since then, those young musicians have become the backbone of one of the hottest jazz scenes in the world, with current write-ups in Downbeat and other publications. Made up of a veritable who’s who of the jazz scene in Kansas City, New Jazz Order is still swinging every week and only getting stronger.



Hot Club of San Francisco Presents CINEMA VIVANT

Wednesday, Apr. 16

Tickets: Patron donors – Mar. 10  | General public – Mar. 17

Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930’s. Sometime before dark, a gypsy caravan sets up camp in a field outside of town, luring the locals out for an evening’s fun. The wanderers travel with a film projector, pointing it at the side of a barn. As the images flicker to life beneath the stars, gypsy musicians play their guitars and fiddles, matching every movement on the screen with characteristic virtuosity, passion and humor. Reviving this lost entertainment, The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing.

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Season Ticket Holder Special Events


SAC Fall Comedy Show

Wednesday, Oct. 23



Wednesday, Feb. 12