Randy Stewart

Fine Arts Producer

Randy Stewart joined the full-time KSMU staff in June 1978 after working part-time as a student announcer/producer for two years. His job has evolved from Music Director in the early days to encompassing production of a wide range of arts-related programming and features for KSMU, including the online and Friday morning "Arts News." Stewart assists volunteer producers John Darkhorse (Route 66 Blues Express), Lee Worman (The Gold Ring), and Emily Higgins (The Mulberry Tree) with the production of their programs. He's also become the de facto "Voice of KSMU" in recent years due to the many hours per day he’s heard doing local station breaks. Stewart’s record of service on behalf of the Springfield arts community earned him the Springfield Regional Arts Council's "Ozzie Award" in 2006.

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Arts News
3:41 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

SCT Presents a Modern Musical Twist on a Classic Expressionist Play

An exciting, Tony-winning modern-musical take on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play is presented by Springfield Contemporary Theatre.
Credit (Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, "Spring Awakening" by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, the tribulations and the exhilaration of the teen years.

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Arts News
3:24 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Springfield Ballet Presents Original Production of 'Snow White'

Springfield Ballet debuts a new, original production based on the classic fairy tale "Snow White" this weekend.
Credit (Poster design courtesy Springfield Ballet)

Springfield Ballet presents the whimsical tale of "Snow White" at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut, April 24-26.  Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, and all your favorite characters appear in an original ballet production that is "one of the most enchanting stories we could possibly tell," according to the Ballet's Executive Director Evan Bennett.

"The story doesn't just follow Disney. We pull some things from the Disney version, but a lot of it also comes from the original version of Snow White. I think we forget that it hasn't always been 'Disney-fied!'"

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Arts News
2:03 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

Moliere's 'Tartuffe' Revisited by Drury University Theatre

Another chance to see Moliere's classic satire "Tartuffe" is offered by Drury University Theatre this month.
Credit (Logo courtesy Drury University)

If you missed Missouri State University Theatre and Dance's recent production of the Moliere comedy Tartuffe, you'll have another rare chance to see this classic of the spoken theatre this month, as the Drury University Theatre Department presents their production of Tartuffe Wednesday through Saturday, April 22-25 at 7:30pm, with a 2:00pm matinee Saturday the 25th all in Wilhoit Theatre on the Drury campus. As resonant today as it was 350 years ago, this biting satire by Moliere lustily explores the machinations of a masterful and unrepentant hypocrite.

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Arts News
2:10 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Springfield Dance Alliance Welcomes Spring with 'Bloom'

Springfield Dance Alliance presents "Bloom," their spring concert.
Credit (Photo courtesy Springfield Dance Alliance)

Springfield Dance Alliance, a non-profit collective of movement artists in the Springfield area, presents "Bloom," its third annual spring dance concert featuring a wide variety of professional artists and dance styles. "Bloom" will include live music and choreography by Missouri State University faculty, Phenomenon Dance Company, and many independent Alliance choreographers from the Springfield area.

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Arts News
1:50 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

MSU Opera Theater Has a Ball with 'Die Fledermaus' at the Savoy Ballroom

Missouri State University Opera Theater performs Johann Strauss Jr.'s zany operetta "Die Fledermaus" at the Savoy Ballroom on Commercial Street this weekend.
Credit (Logo courtesy Missouri State University Opera Theater)

Missouri State University Opera Theater presents Johann Strauss’s comic operetta Die Fledermaus in English, Friday April 17 at 7:30pm & Sunday April 19 at 2:30pm at the Savoy Ballroom, 224 E Commercial Street. Come enjoy the beautiful music, comedy and joy of Johann Strauss's most beloved operetta. "We're literally going to have a ball!" says MSU Music Professor Dr. Amy Muchnick, who conducts the production.  Adds Dr.

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