Rick Dines

(Poster design courtesy Missouri State University Theatre and Dance)

Rick Dines is best known locally for his many years of work with Springfield Contemporary Theatre. But when he stopped by the KSMU studios on Friday he was here to talk about a production at a different venue. He's directing the Missouri State University Theatre and Dance production of the now-classic "American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," Hair.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the area premiere of the musical Hands on a Hardbody, directed by Rick Dines, Feb. 12-28 at SCT Center Stage, corner of Pershing Street and Robberson Avenue in the west end of the Wilhoit Plaza building.

(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 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." 

(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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