By Jeff Murphy, September 28, 2022
WARRENSBURG, MO - University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce the availability of at 2022-2023 season tickets through Oct. 8. The theme for this season is HERstory, with UCM Theatre and Dance proudly presenting productions that celebrate women, their experiences, and their stories.
Season tickets include four mainstage productions and the dance concert for one low price of $80 for the general public; $60 for faculty, staff, senior citizens, and military; and $40 for students. These prices include five shows for the price of four.
To purchase season tickets by check or cash, please call the Box Office Supervisor at 660-543-8811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase Season Tickets online, please visit ucmboxoffice.universitytickets.com. The plays “Stop Kiss” and “Remember the Dance” will be performed at the Nickerson Black Box Theatre and all other productions will be presented in the newly renovated Highlander Theatre, both venues on campus.
The 2022-2023 season opens in the Nickerson Blackbox with “Stop Kiss,” directed by Dr. Aaron Scully. It will be presented Oct. 6-9. In this iconic play, the audience follows a story of true love between two young women in New York City and the dangers and hardships they face. This production is for mature audiences only.
Next up is “The Prom” to be presented in Highlander Theatre Nov.11-19. This is a musical by Bob Martin and Chad Begulin. In the play, two Broadway stars, Barry and DeeDee, along with some of their interesting friends, make their way to Indiana to help a young student attend the prom with her girlfriend, where they also learn about themselves and become better people while making a difference in a small community. The “Prom” is directed by faculty member Ashley Miller-Scully, choreographed by Allison Duncan, and with musical direction by Daniel Doss.
To open the HERstory season in spring 2023, UCM Theatre and Dance will offer “Eurydice “by Sarah Ruhl, and directed by Jenise Cook. It runs Feb. 23-26. “Eurydice” is based on the popular and tragic Greek myth told from the perspective of Eurydice and her journey to the Underworld and what it means to love. Ruhl’s poetic and enduring play is sure to be moving for all who experience it.
The next play, running April 6-9, is “Little Women the Musical” by Mindi Dickstein and Jason Howland. “Little Women the Musical” will be directed by Kristen Henning and musically directed by Daniel Doss. The hit musical based on the classic novel by Allen Knee is about the four March sisters who live out their lives and find love while their father is away from home. It is a touching and honest story that will bring joy and laughter to the whole family.
Presented April 20-23, and closing out the HERstory season, is the annual dance concert, this time written as a “dance-play” by Dr. Aaron Scully. Titled “Remember the Dance,” this play is co-directed by Ashley Miller-Scully and Scully. This production weaves scenes and dance numbers together to tell the hopeful and moving tale of a woman as she grapples with losing her memory while attempting to fulfill a promise she made as a young dancer.
To be a part of the UCM Theatre and Dance season: HERstory!, purchase season tickets by cash or check by calling 660-543-8811 or emailing email@example.com. Online season tickets can be found at https://ucmboxoffice.universitytickets.com.
For those who may not be interested in season tickets but want to see the show for an even lower price, UCM Theatre and Dance provides a Pay-What-You-Can option (minimum $1) for every Sunday matinee for each show. These tickets may be purchased at the box office or online. Online tickets include a service/handling fee.
Additionally, anyone who wants to support UCM Theatre and Dance through a donation is encouraged to become a UCM Theatre and Dance Foundation member. Foundation member benefits can include a tax-deduction, season tickets and the donor’s name in every playbill for the entire season (benefits are based on donation amount). Anyone who wants to, become a UCM Theatre and Dance Foundation member should call 660-543-4020 or visit ucmfoundation.org/give/theatre.
Please feel free to send any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 660-543-8811.