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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Aug. 26, 2011

2011-12 Encore season boasts ‘world-class experience’ of comedy, culture, music

Ticket Information

Season Tickets

  • Orchestra only: $100

Single Show Tickets

  • Adult orchestra: $25
  • Adult balcony: $23
  • Child orchestra (12 and under): $15
  • Child balcony (12 and under): $13

Northwest Student Tickets: Free

Northwest Faculty/Staff Discount

  • Orchestra only: $23 (one discount ticket per show)

Group Discount (groups of 10 or more)

  • Orchestra: $23
  • Balcony: $20

Northwest Missouri State University's Office of Campus Activities has released its Encore performances schedule for the 2011-2012 academic year, and it includes a wide range of comedy, cultural and music productions themed "A World-Class Experience."

"We chose this theme because each of our performances is a nationally touring act with fans from coast to coast as well as internationally," Director of Campus Activities Angel McAdams Prescott said. "We really are offering to our patrons and community world-class entertainment. These shows offer a variety of artistic experiences, several of which are based in humor and music. The performances allow the audience the opportunity to view art in a new and refreshing way. It's all about having fun at the theater."

Season ticket sales began Thursday, Aug. 18, and must be purchased from the Student Services Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, on the first floor of the Administration Building. Ticket sales for the general public for the first show, Second City, begin Monday, Aug. 29.

Season ticket holders receive benefits that include a private reception before each show, VIP seating at select University events and meet-and-greets with select performers.

All patrons will be offered valet parking, free refreshments during intermissions and a coat check service.

"The proceeds from the valet parking and coat check service directly benefit our students who are involved in the Alternative Spring Break program," McAdams Prescott said. "These students choose to spend their Spring Break week volunteering in a community in need."

McAdams Prescott noted increased season ticket holders and private donations have allowed Northwest students to attend Encore performances for free.

"For many of our students, this is the first time they've experienced a nationally-touring production," McAdams Prescott said. "This is the second year we've been able to offer this to our students, and student attendance has absolutely skyrocketed. To our donors and season ticket holders, thank you for this generous gift to our students."

For more information about Encore or to learn about donating, contact Angel McAdams Prescott at or 660.562.1226.

Five shows comprise the 2011-2012 Encore Performances schedule.

The Second City

The Second City (Wednesday, Sept. 14)

Tickets: Patron donors - Aug. 22 | General public - Aug. 29

America's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, is coming to town in its one-of-a-kind "Laugh Out Loud Tour." From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world's best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City's trademark improvisation. To learn more, visit

Il Voce

IL Voce (Thursday, Oct. 13)

Tickets: Patron donors - Sept. 6 | General public - Sept. 12

IL Voce puts a fresh face on the global phenomenon of the genre labeled "Classical Crossover" or "Popera." IL Voce is comprised of soprano Tiffany Desrosiers, tenor Marc Devigne, coloratura soprano Melody Mercredi and baritone DJ Calhoun. Their sound is created by the combination of these four voices and complimented by their beautiful and distinctive look. IL Voce brings passion and virtuosity to their unique interpretations of romantic, classical, pop and opera favorites. To learn more, visit

Late Night Catechism

Late Nite Catechism 3, ‘Til Death Do Us Part (Monday, Nov. 14)

Tickets: Patron donors - Oct. 10 | General public - Oct. 17

After teaching countless students about the saints, venial sins, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including her own wacky version of the Newlywed Game. Classroom participation is a must, so bring along your sense of humor for a session with the country's feistiest couples counselor! ‘Til Death Do Us Part is the latest class to be unveiled in this sinfully funny series. To learn more, click here.


Fireworks (Thursday, March 29)

Tickets: Patron donors - Feb. 20 | General public - Feb. 27

Hailed as "the hottest classical band in New York," Fireworks draws on classical, rock, jazz and world music traditions to create innovative, eclectic programs that combine masterpieces from an extraordinary range of styles into unified musical experiences. To learn more, visit

Flying Karamazov Brothers

The Flying Karamazov Brothers (Thursday, April 12)

Tickets: Patron donors - March 5 | General public - March 12

The Flying Karamazov Brothers are not your father's wild-haired, juggling, flame-throwing, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers. The audience is invited to bring objects to the theater for the Flying Karamazov Brothers to keep airborne in a challenge that ends either with a pie in the face or a standing ovation. To learn more, 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