The Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. April 6, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
Tickets are $5 for the public and free for youth age 18 and younger and Missouri S&T students with valid ID. Tickets are available from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the vestibule inside the main entrance of Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street.
This concert will feature music made famous by Count Basie, Gordon Goodwin, Michael Buble, Stan Kenton and Snarky Puppy, and will feature a vocal performance by Robert Kinney, a senior in mechanical engineering from Houston, Missouri. There will also be a “pre-concert” performance at 6:30 p.m. featuring the S&T Jazz Combo.
The jazz ensemble and the jazz combo are directed by Dave Cress, a lecturer in arts, languages and philosophy at Missouri S&T.
‘Magic Shadows’ April 9
Leach Theatre will host a performance by Catapult, a dance company popularized by “America’s Got Talent,” as a part of the 2017-18 Campus Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. April 9.
Catapult gained notoriety on Season 8 of the television program. Since then Catapult has toured around the globe with its show “Magic Shadows.”
Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for youth and can be purchased through the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the vestibule inside the main entrance of Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street. The Leach Theatre Box Office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu.
“Magic Shadows” combines dance, storytelling and sculpture to create a wide array of images for the audience. Dancers appear to become elephants, mountains, helicopters and even houses with people inside.
“Magic Shadows” consists of eight stories told through music and shadows with six small dance videos in between.
For more information about either show, contact the Leach Theatre Box Office at 573.341.4219 or at leachtheatre.mst.edu.