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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(Photo courtesy Missouri State University Music Department)

Members of the Missouri State University Concert Chorale, the MSU Music Department's flagship touring choral ensemble, will present a dinner and Christmas concert Wednesday December 2nd at 6:00pm in the Tower Club, 901 S. Louis (21st floor of Hammons Tower).  It will be fundraiser for the group's major tour next spring.

(Banner design courtesy Springfield Little Theatre)

Springfield Little Theatre will present the stage musical version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street starting November 27 at the Landers Theatre on Walnut. The show, written in 1963 by Meredith Willson, creators of shows such as The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, tells the famous story of a certain white-bearded gentleman who claims to be the real Santa Claus and brings about such miracles as fostering cameraderie between Macy's and Gimbel's department stores in Manhattan.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Remember disco balls? Leg warmers as a fashion statement? The music of ELO? All that and more will be revived as Springfield Contemporary Theatre produces Douglas Carter Beane's humorous theatrical take on the 1980 film Xanadu November 20-December 13 at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza. 

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Dance Alliance)

Springfield Dance Alliance will present its fourth annual fall dance concert, "Harvest", Saturday November 21st at 7:30pm and Sunday the 22nd at 2:00pm, both in Drury University's Wilhoit Theater. Kerry Allan says Springfield Dance Alliance "open(s) up our doors to dancers with professional-level advanced training and at the same time allow members that don't have as much experience, or who maybe have taken a break from dance and want to have a chance to get back into it. And they have a chance to all come together and perform in one production."

(photo taken from now-defunct "VINTAGE BROADCAST MICROPHONES" website, www.k-bay106.com, now on Internet Archive)

Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Arts Department will present Joe Landry's stage adaptation of the beloved Frank Capra holiday movie It's a Wonderful Life at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, November 20-22.  It's an innovative and evocative time-capsule treatment of the story, depicting a live late 1940s radio broadcast of the Wonderful Life script.