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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 28, 2015

Freshman/Transfer Showcase celebrates 25 years with ‘World of Carl Sandburg’

The Northwest Missouri State University Department of Fine and Performing Arts launches its 2015-2016 main stage series with its annual Freshman/Transfer Showcase Thursday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 4.

This year’s showcase, “The World of Carl Sandburg,” offers performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and a 2 p.m. Performance in the Studio Theatre at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are $8 per person and may be purchased at the Studio Theatre box office, beginning one hour before the show.

“The World of Carl Sandburg,” adapted by Norman Corwin, features poetry, prose and American folk songs from Sandburg, the Pulitzer prize-winning poet and writer whose works embodied the spirit of Americana for more than 60 years during the early-mid 20th century.

Celebrating its 25th year this fall, the Freshman/Transfer Showcase introduces audiences to Northwest’s new theater students while introducing the new performing arts majors to the people and practices of Northwest’s theater program. The production features a cast and crew comprised exclusively of first-year Northwest students, providing them with immediate opportunities to become involved with theater at Northwest.

Theatre Northwest’s 2015-2016 Main Stage schedule also includes “Reckless” by Craig Lucas, Nov. 12-15 and Nov. 19-22, and “Legally Blond: The Musical,” written by Heather Hach, April 7-9. 

The 2015-2016 Lab Series opens with “Evening of One Acts,” Oct. 9-10, and continues with “God of Carnage,” Oct. 16-17; “Evening of One Acts,” Feb. 5-6; and “Alice in Wonderland,” Feb. 26-27.

For more information about fine and performing arts at Northwest, including upcoming events and performances, visit

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