UMR performing arts series to feature five shows during the upcoming season

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On May 9, 2003

The University of Missouri-Rolla Campus Performing Arts Series for 2003-2004 will feature five professional productions. All performances in the series will be held at Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall on the UMR campus.

Country musician Kathy Mattea will perform at UMR Nov. 21, as part of the Campus Performing Arts Series.

Season tickets are $100 for adults and $90 for those age 18 and younger and will be available through Sept. 1. Tickets for individual performances go on sale Monday, Sept. 1. For more information about the 2003-2004 UMR Campus Performing Arts Series, call the UMR Ticket Window at (573) 341-4219.

The series begins with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. Founded in 1959 by Sir Neville Mariner, the academy is the world’s most recorded chamber orchestra. This performance is supported in part by the Maxwell C. Weiner Endowment for the Performing Arts.

Other performances to be featured during the 2003-2004 UMR Campus Performing Arts Series include:

— The T’ang Quartet, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The group was founded in 1992 to extend the sheer fun and enjoyment of classical music to a larger audience. This performance is supported in part by the James and Vera Olson Fund for the Arts.

— Kathy Mattea, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Mattea, a country musician with traditions rooted in folk, bluegrass, gospel and Celtic music, has sold more than 7 million records, charted 20 top-10 songs and garnered two Grammy Awards and three Country Music Awards.

— "Othello," 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2004. Set in a hotbed of racial hatred, jealousy and mistrust, this William Shakespeare masterpiece explores the destruction of a noble spirit. The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to sponsor "Shakespeare in American Communities," a national theater touring initiative, in partnership with Arts Midwest.

— "Singin’ in the Rain," 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2004. Based on the MGM film starring Gene Kelly, this touring production will feature the original national tour set, as well as period props and costumes.

Additional funding for the UMR Campus Performing Arts Series is provided by the UMR Endowment for the Performing Arts, the Missouri Arts Council and the Heartland Arts Alliance.

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