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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Aug. 12, 2013

Community invited to ‘Discover the Arts’ during Encore season

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

  • Student tickets for Encore performances are free except for “Rock of Ages.”
  • “Rock of Ages” orchestra: $10
  • “Rock of Ages” balcony: $8

Northwest Faculty/Staff Discount

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

Group Discount (groups of 10 or more)

  • Orchestra: $23

Northwest Missouri State University's Office of Campus Activities has released its Encore performance schedule for the 2013-2014 academic year, which will feature celebrations of ’80s rock music, jazz and Native American culture as well as a beloved ’50s-themed musical.

Five shows comprise this season’s Encore performance series. Northwest Director of Campus Activities Angel McAdams Prescott said the upcoming season will have audiences experiencing theater and the performing arts in ways they may never have before – from the season’s first offering, “Sing-A-Long Grease,” to the spring performance of Hot Club San Francisco, a jazz outfit that plays to silent films.

“I’m really excited about this year’s season and the options it offers for our students and community members to be exposed to the arts and discover some different art experiences,” McAdams Prescott said.

McAdams Prescott also noted some of this season’s Encore performers will spend time with students on the Northwest campus and in the Maryville community. The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre, in conjunction with its performance, will participate in a residency Nov. 13-15 that includes cultural classes. The performance group’s visit also will be part of Native American History Month programming coordinated by Northwest’s Office of Intercultural Affairs. Additionally, the March 7 performance of New Jazz Order will occur in conjunction with the Northwest Jazz Festival, led by Associate Professor of Music Dr. Bill Richardson.

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

Season ticket sales begin Monday, Aug. 12. Season ticket holders receive benefits that include the ability to purchase tickets before they are available to the general public, VIP seating and access to private receptions before each show. Additionally, season ticket holders this year will be eligible for VIP seating for the Student Activities Council’s fall comedy show Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Kazual, an a capella group scheduled to perform Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Community members also have opportunities to purchase tickets early by becoming patron donors. To be a patron donor, individuals must make a $25 contribution to the Northwest Foundation on behalf of Encore.

For more information about the Encore season or to learn about donating to support the program, contact McAdams Prescott at or 660.562.1226.

The schedule for the 2013-2014 Encore performance series, along with the dates that individual tickets are available, is listed below.

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

“Sing-A-Long Grease”

(Thursday, Sept. 12, co-sponsored by Student Activities Council)
Tickets: Patron donors – Aug. 19 | General public – Aug. 26

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember “Grease” is the word. The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up. You will learn how to use your free goody bag during the film as well as some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. You’ll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive. Then just sit back and watch Danny, Sandy and the gang while you sing – and dance – along to the lyrics shown on the screen. It couldn’t be easier – or more fun. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation is essential.


Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre:
“Cokata Upo! Come to the Center”

(Thursday, Nov. 14)
Tickets: Patron donors – Oct. 14 | General public – Oct. 21

The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre was founded at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota with the support of traditional Lakota Indian educators, healers, community leaders, championship pow-wow dancers, singers and storytellers. The company performs “Cokata Upo! Come to the Center,” a three-part, evening-length work that celebrates the culture of the Lakota people. Set against a backdrop of spectacular video imagery and accompanied by live traditional, sacred and courting songs, narratives and creation stories are woven into the fabric of the performance.


“Rock of Ages”

(Sunday, Feb. 16)
Tickets: Patron donors – Jan. 6 | General public – Jan. 13

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in L.A.’s most famous rock club, and they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ’80s. The five-time 2009 Tony nominee “Rock of Ages” is an arena rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more of the era’s greatest bands. This worldwide party musical features a mix of 28 rockin’ ’80s tunes, including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” “Wanted Dead Or Alive,” “Here I Go Again,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

Rock of Ages

New Jazz Order

(Friday, March 7, in conjunction with the Northwest Jazz Festival)
Tickets: Patron donors – Feb. 3 | General public – Feb. 10

New Jazz Order was formed in the fall of 2007 to showcase the wonderful playing and writing of the younger musicians on the Kansas City jazz scene, while also staying true to the spirit and energy of historic bands directly out of that city’s tradition. Since then, those young musicians have become the backbone of one of the hottest jazz scenes in the world, with write-ups in Downbeat and other publications. Comprised of a veritable who’s who of the jazz scene in Kansas City, New Jazz Order is still swinging every week and only getting stronger.

New Jazz Order

Hot Club of San Francisco presents “Cinema Vivant”

(Wednesday, April 16)
Tickets: Patron donors – March 10 | General public – March 17

Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930s. Sometime before dark, a gypsy caravan sets up camp in a field outside of town, luring the locals out for an evening’s fun. The wanderers travel with a film projector, pointing it at the side of a barn. As the images flicker to life beneath the stars, gypsy musicians play their guitars and fiddles, matching every movement on the screen with characteristic virtuosity, passion and humor. Reviving this lost entertainment, The Hot Club of San Francisco presents “Cinema Vivant,” an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing.

Hot Club of San Francisco

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