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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 26, 2016

Northwest to present Freshman/Transfer Showcase, ‘Hello-Goodbye’

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts launches Theatre Northwest’s 2016-2017 Mainstage Season this weekend with its annual Freshman/Transfer Showcase, “Hello-Goodbye,” directed by Dr. Theo Ross.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct.1 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. 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’s box office up to one hour before the performance.

The Freshman/Transfer Showcase, now in its 26th year, introduces audiences to Northwest’s new theatre students, while introducing new performance majors to the people and practices of Northwest’s theater program. The production features a cast comprised exclusively of first-year Northwest students, providing them with immediate opportunities to become involved with theater at Northwest.

“Hello-Goodbye” features award-winning short plays written for and produced by the famed Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (ATL). It will include an "intermezzo" of comedic presentations during intermission.

The production included a unique approach involving upperclass theater students choosing, researching and analyzing collections of plays from ATL, thereby selecting several appropriate choices for the showcase. The process brings together students who are beginning their University work and students who are leaving Northwest to begin their professional careers in theater.

Theatre Northwest’s fall season also includes the new Theatre Northwest Mainstage Repertory series with two shows being produced concurrently during a two-week period. Students will perform “Defying Gravity” Nov. 10, 12, 18 and 20, and “A Piece of My Heart” Nov. 11, 13, 17 and 19).

In spring 2017, Theatre Northwest presents “A Spring Evening of One-Acts” (Feb. 3-4), “Bee-luther-hatchee” (Feb. 23-26), “The Learned Ladies” (April 6-9) and “Nightfall: An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe” (April 21-22).

For more information about Theatre 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