Those longing for a simpler time have three great reasons to attend Leach Special Events this season at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Performances include an acclaimed portrayal of a legendary comedian, a musical visit to the 1950s with some witty church ladies, and twin son’s tribute to their late singer-songwriter and actor father.
All performances will be held in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall on the Missouri S&T campus, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, Aug. 22. Patrons can purchase tickets by phone at 573-341-4219 or from the Leach Theatre Box Office. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Award-winning actor, director and playwright Frank Ferrante portrays Groucho Marx in “An Evening with Groucho,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for youth and $10 for Missouri S&T students with a student ID. Become part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs through hilarious one-liners, anecdotes and songs.
“Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas,” will get you in the holiday spirit at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for youth and $10 for Missouri S&T students with a student ID. A musical comedy about memories and the Sunday School Christmas Program.
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson will perform their late father’s hit songs in “Ricky Nelson Remembered,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for youth and $10 for Missouri S&T students with a student ID. This multi-media event includes never-before-seen footage of the Nelson family and hits like “Hello Mary Lou,” “Travelin’ Man” and “Garden Party.”
In addition to these shows, Missouri S&T’s Campus Performing Arts Series will feature eight professional productions. More information about all the performances at Leach Theatre is available online or by calling the Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219.