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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 22, 2011) – Season tickets for five diverse and exciting shows presented by the University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre and Dance are now available, offering substantial savings, choice seating, ticket insurance and exchange privileges.
Prices for tickets for four 2011-2012 mainstage productions and the dance concert are $45 for the general public; $40 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $30 for students. To purchase season tickets, call the Department of Theatre and Dance at 660-543-4020. All shows will be presented in the Highlander Theatre. Please remember, children under the age of five will not be admitted.
The Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Music join forces the present the classic American musical "Oklahoma!" October 12-16. Julie Rae Mollenkamp, professor of theatre, will direct, with musical direction by Jacob Sentgeorge, assistant professor of music, and Robert Lawrence, associate professor of music, and choreography by Ashley Miller, assistant professor of theatre.
The Department of the Theatre will present "Almost, Maine" Nov. 15-19. Through the auspices of the Meridith Harmon Sauer Guest Artist Series, which brings regionally and nationally known theatre artists to campus to work with students, Bill Christie, professional theatre director from the American Heartland Theatre in Kansas City, will direct.
The spring mainstage performance is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "How I learned to Drive" by Paula Vogel, scheduled for Feb. 15-19. Vogel is one of the leading female professional playwrights in the nation and a professor at Yale University. JulieMollenkamp will direct this coming of age account of forgiveness, healing and growth.
"Momentum" is the dance concert planned for March 9-10. This will be an evening of contemporary dance choreographed by the best of UCM’s students and faculty. Ashley Miller will serve as artistic director.
The season will close April 11-15 with William Shakespeare’s magical and amusing comedy, "The Tempest," featuring Richard Herman, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, as Prospero. John Wilson, professor of theatre will direct.