The Hit Men to open performing arts series at Missouri S&T

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On May 28, 2015

Castleman Hall, which houses Leach Theatre.

Castleman Hall, which houses Leach Theatre.

Castleman Hall, which houses Leach Theatre.

The Hit Men, the former stars of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who perform rock and roll favorites by Cat Stevens, Elton John, Jim Croce and more, will kick off the 2015-2016 Campus Performing Arts Series at Missouri University of Science and Technology in September.

The Hit Men will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall on the Missouri S&T campus, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

Additional shows in the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series (CPAS) for 2015-16 include:

— Classic Albums Live performing Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Classic Albums Live recreates a live performance of Pink Floyd’s album, along with other classic songs from the band.

— Arianna String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. A quartet chamber ensemble performs classical pieces. All are members of the music faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

— “The Ultimate Christmas Show,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. The Reduced Shakespeare Co. presents a comedy show about the holidays.

— “Ragtime,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. A musical set in turn-of-the-century New York City, Ragtime tells the stories of three people united by their belief in a brighter tomorrow.

— “Romeo and Juliet,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29. Aquila Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s tragic tale about young lovers divided by feuding families.

— The Count Basie Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Directed by trumpeter Scotty Barnhart, this 18-piece band performs various swing music pieces, with guest vocalist Carmen Bradford.

— River North Dance Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. This dance company from Chicago performs to a jazz-based repertoire.

Season tickets for all eight CPAS performances are $225 for adults and $175 for youth age 18 and younger and may be paid for in monthly installments. Half-season CPAS packages offer any four of the eight CPAS shows for $125 for adults and $100 for youth. A variety package for $180 for adults and $140 for youth allows subscribers to pick any six shows from CPAS and Leach Special Events Series.

Current subscribers must renew by June 30 to keep their seats. Call the Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219 for more information.

This season, Leach Theatre has combined its Special Events Series and Family Series into one series called the Leach Special Performances Series. The 2015-16 Leach Special Performances Series will include the following:

— “Borders of the Mind — The Psychic Show for the Whole Family,” 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Psychic Joshua Kane conducts an interactive performance of telepathy and lie detection.

–Adam Trent, 7 p.m. Friday, April 8. This performer blends dancing and singing with illusions to create a show that is part magic, part concert and part standup comedy.

— Ryan & Ryan, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. This father-son piano duo performs classic and contemporary music in their show “Music by Mavericks.”

Leach Theatre will offer a ticket exchange program for subscribers this season. Subscribers to any of the three Leach Theatre season ticket packages may exchange their tickets for another show at any time throughout the season, with 48 hours advance notice. Some restrictions apply.

Single tickets for 2015-2016 events will go on sale Monday, Aug. 24. At that time, Leach Theatre will offer special discounts on single-ticket purchases for Missouri S&T faculty and staff, military and seniors 65 and older. For more information about the Campus Performing Arts Series or the Leach Special Event Series, visit leachtheatre.mst.edu or call the Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219.

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