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The Nelson Twins Launch Performing Arts Series 2010-2011 Season

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 5, 2010) – The University of Central Missouri’s Performing Arts Series kicks off another outstanding season of exciting performances and unique educational opportunities with Ricky Nelson Remembered, a tribute to the American rock and roll legend by his sons, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, joined by the Stone Canyon Band.

The Nelson Brothers
The Nelson Brothers, Matthew and Gunnar, will open the 2010-2011 Performing Arts Series at the University of Central Missouri with “Ricky Nelson Remembered” Friday, Sept. 17, in Hendricks Hall.

The Nelson Brothers take the Hendricks Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, paying homage to their father with what has been called “a multi-media rock and roll experience.” The performance will include videos and interviews with legends Paul McCartney, John Fogarty and others.

The remainder of the 2010-2011 Performing Arts Series season includes a series of shows guaranteed to offer something for everyone.

  • Dodging Bullets brings the dramatic, one-man performance by actor and choreographer David Barker to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in UCM’s James L. Highlander Theatre. Barker takes his audience on a soul-searching exploration marking the milestone of turning 50 as he brings10 characters to life and recounts life-changing biographical events, including the attempted murder of his sister by his brother-in-law.
  • Chance of Rain: A Noah Riff is the annual children’s theatre production, presented in cooperation with the UCM Department of Theatre. Written by Kato McNickle, the production provides an original version of the story of Noah and the Ark. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.
  • Mooseltoe: A New Moosical is a whimsical tale of Mooseltoe, the moose with a dream to become one of Santa’s reindeer, and his friends. Narrated by Al Roker, the family-oriented holiday show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Hendricks Hall.
  • The Performing Arts Series joins the UCM Office of Community Engagement in presenting the 2011 MLK Gospel Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Hendricks Hall. A longstanding UCM tradition and key element of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, the gospel concert is presented free of charge.
  • The UCM Gallery of Art and Design has teamed with the Performing Arts Series for a unique presentation of a kid-friendly faux public-access television show, Whoop Dee Doo! Planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in the Gallery of Art and Design at 217 E. Clark, Whoop Dee Doo! features an exhibition curated by founder Jaimie Warren, a series of workshops engaging the community, and a film and live performance of the television show.
  • Four good buddies from Elmwood share their experiences as deer hunters in Deer Camp The Musical, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Hendricks Hall. After decades of hunting trips, the four friends have yet to come home with a deer, and their wives are getting suspicious. Laugh and sing along as they hatch yet another plan to save their hunting paradise without firing a shot.
  • Critically acclaimed as the “Victor Borge of the guitar,” Jim Stafford brings a little bit of Branson to Warrensburg at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, in Hendricks Hall. Stafford combines music and comedy with a masterful performance on the classical guitar and heartwarming stories of true human spirit.
  • Mad Science Productions returns to Hendricks Hall to provide the finale of the 2010-2011 season with Star Trek Live: Starfleet Academy at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Hendricks Hall. The out-of-this-world, interactive adventure is steeped in the grand tradition of Star Trek itself, combining special effects, audience interaction and cool science to create an unforgettable experience

Tickets Available Now

Season tickets for the 2010-2011 Performing Arts Series season are available now by contacting the Performing Arts Series box office in Administration 100 at 660-543-8888, between noon and 5 p.m. weekdays. Individual performance tickets are available beginning Monday, Aug. 16.