Arts News

Friday, 10-11 a.m.

Every Friday morning, Randy Stewart talks with artists, performers, directors and administrators from the area visual and performing arts scene, and presents a comprehensive calendar of arts events.

(photo courtesy Springfield Dance Alliance)

According to founding member/choreographer Kerry Allan, Springfield Dance Alliance "brings together lots of different styles of dance and types of dancers.

(Photo courtesy Missouri State University Meyer Library)

Duane G. Meyer Library on the campus of Missouri State University has a number of art-related exhibits and events in the next month or so, in collaboration with the MSU Art and Design Department.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents Tribes by Nina Raine, winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Best Play, and directed by Rick Dines, August 7-23 at SCT Center Stage, corner or Robberson and Pershing in downtown Springfield.  According to Rick “it’s a very fascinating play, a beautifully written piece that concerns this very eccentric, academic English family.  I had never read a play like this—it was so honest, and told a story I’d never heard told before.” The New York Times calls Tribes "a smart, lively…play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech." 

(Photo courtesy Conservatory of the Ozarks)

Conservatory of the Ozarks (COTO) will host a concert by Jason Sain & the Foolhearted during a Cakewalk Fundraiser at the Creamery Art Center, 411 Sherman Parkway across from Hammons Field. Conservatory of the Ozarks students provide a pre-show for the concert, scheduled for Saturday August 1st from 6 - 8 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Conservatory of the Ozarks offices, 2132 Chesterfield Blvd Suite D in Chesterfield Village; they'll be $12 at the door.  Bring a dessert item to donate to the cake walk and receive a $5 discount off of the admission price.

(Poster design courtesy Mount Vernon Community Theatre)

Teen idol Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the Army, and teenage girls around the country are heartbroken!  Mount Vernon Community Theatre will produce the musical Bye Bye Birdie at the MARC, the Mount Vernon Arts and Recreations Center, 822 Mt.Vernon Blvd, July 23-26.  Matt Teal, who plays Albert Peterson, the manager of the Elvis-like singing sensation Conrad Birdie, tells KSMU about how this show was selected.