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Northwest Missouri State University

Discover the Arts

Encore Performing Arts Series

Welcome to a wonderful world of magical performances, culturally rich experiences, and some of the best shows available in the Midwest! Our goal, through the Encore Series, is to provide an unparalleled experience where the very best performing artists create and share knowledge through the arts in order to serve the students, Maryville residents, alumni and visitors to the campus of Northwest Missouri State University.

If you have never attended an Encore event, we invite you to experience one for the first time on our campus. If you have attended a past performance, thank you for your participation in a long-standing, Northwest tradition of supporting the arts. We appreciate you being a part of this vibrant community!

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.



The schedule for the 2015-2016 Encore performances series, along with the dates that individual tickets are available, is listed below.

Grupo AtlanticoGrupo Atlantico
Special Event | Tickets: Free and open to the public | Priority seating for Season Ticket Holders

7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2015 | Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts

Grupo Atlantico is a dance group from St. Louis that promotes the folklore and rich heritage of the Caribbean coast of Colombia as well as other Caribbean rhythms. Grupo Atlantico will be performing as part of the Northwest Intercultural Festival.

All Hands On DeckAll Hands On Deck
Tickets: Patron donors – Sept. 18 | General public – Sept. 25

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts

This show features four sparkling Hollywood stars, accompanied by the rich sounds of the Hollywood Victory Caravan orchestra, who deliver an electrifying evening of classic songs, dances and laughs for Americans of all ages.

The Ultimate Christmas ShowThe Ultimate Christmas Show
Tickets: Patron donors – Nov. 3 | General public – Nov. 10

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts

The fruitcakes of Reduced Shakespeare Company take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). It's festive funny physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions.

The Four FreshmenThe Four Freshmen
Tickets: Patron donors – Feb. 2 | General public – Feb. 9

7:30 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2016 | Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts

The Four Freshmen is an American male vocal band quartet that blends open-harmonic jazz arrangements with the big band vocal group sounds of The Modernaires (Glenn Miller), The Pied Pipers (Tommy Dorsey), and the Mel-Tones (Artie Shaw), founded in the barbershop tradition. The Four Freshmen is considered a vocal band because the singers accompany themselves on guitar, horns, bass and drums, among other instrumental configurations.

Legally BlondeLegally Blonde
Tickets: Availability TBD

7:30 p.m., April 7-9, 2016 | Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present the spring student musical as part of the Encore Series.

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