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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 18, 2015

Northwest announces 2015-2016 Encore performance series

Ticket Information

Season Tickets

Season tickets include priority seating for three Encore performances and the Theatre Northwest production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”

  • Adults: $75
  • Northwest employees: $60 (one discount per employee)
  • Youth (12 and under): $50


Single Show Tickets

Single ticket prices below do not include Theatre Northwest’s production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical;” those tickets are $12 for public and $10 for students.

  • Adult orchestra: $25 ($20 for Northwest employees)
  • Adult balcony: $20 ($15 for Northwest employees)
  • Child orchestra (12 and under): $15
  • Child balcony (12 and under): $10
  • Northwest students: Free
  • Group tickets (groups of 10 or more): $20 orchestra, $15 balcony

Northwest Missouri State University’s Office of Student Involvement has released its Encore performance series schedule for the 2015-2016 academic year, which will feature Caribbean dance, patriotic singing, four masters of harmony, a festive variety show and a new musical favorite.

“The goal for the Encore performance series this year is to bring the campus together,” said Anthony Maly, a coordinator in Northwest’s Office of Student Involvement. “We want students to have the opportunity to see shows from metropolitan areas that most of them would not normally see in a rural area.”

Season ticket holders may purchase tickets, beginning today. Ticket sales for the general public begin Friday, Sept. 25. Excluding Theatre Northwest's production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” tickets are free for all Northwest students, and Northwest employees may purchase discounted tickets.

Encore tickets may be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building, by calling 660.562.1212 or online.

The 2015-2016 Encore lineup and ticket pricing is provided below. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

Financial support for the series is provided by the Missouri Arts Council.

For more information about the Encore season, or to learn about giving to the program, contact the Office of Student Involvement at 660.562.1226.

Saturday, Oct. 3: Grupo Atlantico

This event is free for all patrons to attend. Season ticket holders receive priority seating.

Grupo Atlantico shares the rich tri-ethnic heritage of African, Indian and Spanish roots with sounds of the Caribbean and coastal regions of Colombia, South America. Joyous, earthy dance traditions of Latin America offer exciting glimpses of authentic Colombian Carnival, Native American customs, African and Spanish artistic influences in the New World. The symbolism of costumes, dance steps and body movements are explained in cultural and ceremonial contexts, with the use of live music, posters, slides and video.

For more information, visit Grupo Atlantico’s Facebook page by clicking here.

Grupo Atlantico’s performance at Northwest will conclude the University’s Intercultural Festival, which features workshops, lectures, activities and performances Sept. 28 through Oct. 3 on the Northwest campus. The performance is supported by the Missouri Arts Council and the Missouri Humanities Council.

Grupo Atlantico

Tuesday, Oct. 13: “All Hands on Deck”

“America's most patriotic musical show” features singing and dancing based on Bob Hope's 1942 U.S.O. tour to the troops. “All Hands on Deck” features four sparkling Hollywood stars, accompanied by the rich sounds of the Hollywood Victory Caravan orchestra, which delivers an electrifying evening of classic songs, dances and laughs that Americans of all ages love. From roadshow to radio broadcast, tight harmonies, on-air antics, classic commercials and rousing comedy gracefully climax to a finish of a lifetime – a full-circle, patriotic salute to our active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

For more information, visit

All Hands on Deck

Tuesday, Dec. 1: “The Ultimate Christmas Show”

The fruitcakes of Reduced Shakespeare Company take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays in “The Ultimate Christmas Show” – a festive show that’s perfect for the entire family. Join the Three Wise Guys in celebrating winter holiday traditions. R.S.C. rekindles the joy, inner-child and familial dysfunction inside all of us.

For more information, visit

The Ultimate Christmas Show

Friday, Feb. 26: The Four Freshmen

The Four Freshmen were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s, and formed the bridge between ’40s ensembles like Mel-Tones and harmony-based rock and roll bands such as the Beach Boys. Their repertoire centered on standards such as “Moonglow” and “The Christmas Song,” with an unusually free, improvisational approach to their harmony singing.

New lineups of the group have continued to perform into the 21st century as an artistically valid ensemble. In 2000, Down Beat magazine readers voted The Four Freshmen as Vocal Group of the Year. The Four Freshmen remain the acclaimed masters of harmony, presenting their unique brand of vocal pop harmony and headlining concerts throughout the globe.

For more information, visit

The Four Freshmen

April 7-9: “Legally Blonde: The Musical”

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, “Legally Blonde: The Musical” follows pink-loving, wealthy sorority president Elle Woods as she enrolls in Harvard Law School in an effort to win back her ex-boyfriend. After discovering her surprising aptitude and appreciation for law, she uses her new-found skills to defend a workout-queen in a murder trial, defying the odds and proving that pink can save the day.

As Northwest’s biennial student musical, the production combines the collaborative efforts of Professor of Music Dr. Brian Lanier and Assistant Professor of Theatre Katheryn Bilbo.

“This year’s student show will encompass a lot of fun, and energy,” Bilbo said. “The show is fast-paced and the audience will never will be bored.”

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468