Midwest Regional Ballet Company and Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium
Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger- than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favorite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks.
The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
Cats received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. The ground-breaking production with music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony awards including Best Musical, and ran for 18 years.
April 11th -13th 730pm
April 14th 230pm
Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center
5th and Pine St
$18 For Adults
$15 for Sr Citizens
$12 for children under 12
$10 for Balcony
purchase tickets by calling 620 231 7827 or online at memorialauditorium.org
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE SOON! DATE TBA
An original work by Director of MRB Kaye Lewis based on some true events in her life and or has known people who have dealt with. This moving performance delves into the dark side of Abuse, Rape, Body Dysmorphia, Mental Illness, Addiction and Suicide through the art of movement follows each dancer depiction of the beginning, lowest part and the resurrection of getting help, not being afraid to speak out.
This show is not recommended for children under 13.
With suicide rate at its highest in our teens to 30s, date rape or abuse, addiction being kept a secret due to shame and mental illness being a taboo subject. This performance reaching into your soul to say its okay to be the Victor Not the Victim of your circumstances.
There will be information tables from local Centers of Help and a panel discussion with the head of PSU students against Violence, A mental health worker and the Director of MRB following the performance.
Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for community members at bicknellcenter.com or 620 231 7000
February 23, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Midwest Regional Ballet Company and School has served this community since 1985-86, the best in the performing arts in our community, and in dance education.
Former dancers have went on to careers as professional dancers, actors in movies, dancers in professional touring companies, videos, teachers, cirque companies and schools.
Creative and original works such as Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Steampunk Wonderland, Dracula, Black and White Series, as well as the classics The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Cinderella to name a few!
If you have further questions please feel free to come by our studio at 2100 Stephens Blvd, call us (417)439-9549, or send us an email! We would love to hear from you!