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.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza (corner of Pershing and Robberson downtown) opens its 2018-19 season TONIGHT (Fri June 8) with "A Grand Night for Singing," a musical revue featuring songs by two of musical theatre's greatest songwriters, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, who created some of the most romantic music in the Great American Songbook.  Behind the plots, characters, carnivals and surreys with the fringe on top are beautiful stories about people falling in – and out – of love.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Little Theatre)

The story is all new. The hits are all Elvis.  Featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, based on the book by Joe DiPietro and inspired by Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night," "All Shook Up" concludes Springfield Little Theatre's season at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut, June 8-24.

(Poster design courtesy Missouri State University Tent Theatre)

(Due to a technical glitch [mine!], I missed recording the first minute or so of Sarah Wiggins' live interview.)

(Poster design courtesy Friends of the Garden)

Central Bank/Central Trust Company presents "Sounds of Summer," a free concert series at the Peace through People Pavilion located within the Dogwood Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic. "Sounds of Summer" features a wide variety of local performance groups and offers area families a new way to enjoy the beautiful park. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating.

The schedule includes:

Community Jazz Ensemble | Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

(Poster design courtesy Credo Dance Academy)

When Ryan Bogart--who, with his wife Ronnie, is one of the directors of Messiah Project's Credo Dance Academy, arrived at KSMU this morning, he knew he had a busy day ahead of him.  Credo Dance Academy will present its 2018 Spring Concert, "A Celebration of Creation”, tonight (Friday May 18) at 7:00pm in the theatre at Kickapoo High School, 3710 S. Jefferson.

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