This Season

WELCOME TO THE 2017-2018 SEASON OF THE MACA PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

Thank you for celebrating Moberly Area Council on the Arts’ First 50 Years with us!  We’ve shared musicals, country artists, acapella groups, big bands and jazz artists, with comedy and classical artists all thrown in.  We are equally delighted to share the 2017-2018 season with you.  From the haunting sounds of the heart to our foot-stopping Cocoa and Carols “Country Edition, we hope you, the ticket holder, will love this season, too!

I wanted to say a quick “thank you” to everyone who makes MACA possible.  To our originators who formed the little Dixie Art Association 50 years ago, and to those board members and arts administrators who took this group to new heights, thank you.  Thank you to Moberly Area Community College, the 4th Street Theater, and Central Christian College of the Bible for the fantastic venues and support staff this season.  For all the businesses and individuals who have given time, talent, and resources to support our humble arts association, our deepest gratitude.  And to our audience members – thank you!  You are the reason we do what we do.  And we are just getting started!

 

 

 

 

 


MACA 50th Season Kickoff Event!

August 12 at 6 PM

MACC Auditorium
FREE Admission
Season Tickets Are For Sale at this Event

Join Moberly Area Council on the Arts as we celebrate our First 50 Seasons with freelance artist, Craig Thomas, from Cape Girardeau, MO.  His work includes projects throughout Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.  His projects include murals and paintings, and he is a artist at the Kansas City chalk festival.

Free Food provided by Chef Jeff and Dot’s Cupcakes.

Event is from 6 pm – 8 pm, with drawings and free giveaways throughout the evening.  Come purchase your season tickets at this wonderful even.

 

 

 

 


Maria Trevor, Harpist

September 16 at 7pm

MACC Auditorium
Concert Series
Adults $15 Students $10
Season Ticket Holders Free

Born in Slovak Republic, Maria Duhova Trevor holds a Master’s degree in Harp Performance from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, where she studied under Katarina Turnerova and Adriana Antalova.  Moving to the USA in 2006, she quickly established herself as one of the most sought after harpists in Missouri.  She is the principal harpist of both the Missouri and the Springfield Symphony Orchestras, as well as adjunct instructor of harp at the University of Missouri and Truman State University.  Maria is joined by special guests  Kirk Trevor, cellist, and Brooksie Collins, flautist.


Springfield Improv

October 21 at 7pm

4th Street Theater
College Series
Adults $10 Students $3
Season Ticket Holders Free

What is improv? Improvisational theater is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed. In its purest form, the dialogue, action, story, and characters are created collaboratively by the players as the improvisation unfolds in present time, without use of an already prepared, written script.  What is Springfield Improv? Founded in 2014, Springfield Improv is home for Missouri Improv. With weekly shows, classes and corporate training, they work to bring laughter to communities everywhere.

For Moberly Area Council on the Arts, it’s a night of fun, entertainment, and of course, laughs.  Be prepared to chuckle, chortle, giggle, and snort and join MACA as we have a one-of-a-kind evening in Randolph County.

 


MACC Theater Department Fall Comedy

November 4 at 7PM

MACC Auditorium
College Series
General Admissions $5
Free to Season Ticket Holders

We are partnering with MACC in order to bring you the MACC Theater Department fall show.  Your season ticket provides free entrance to the Saturday performance.  It is the director, Ms. Joyce Pauley’s purpose to provide an opportunity for students to engage in creative expression through the art of live performance.  join the fun and celebrate the excellence of the MACC theater department.


Cocoa and Carols – Liz Moriondo

December 9 at 7PM

MACC Auditorium
Concert Series
Adults $15 Students $10
Season Ticket Holders Free

Liz Moriondo is a singer, a guitar player, a songwriter, and dreamer.  her dynamic voice is a force of nature.  just give her an audience and you’ll witness a young woman doing exactly what she was born to do.  she’s always had the biggest of the big sky plans.  She was either going to play professional basketball, be on the Supreme Court, or sing country music.  Country music won out.

And y’all, be glad it did.  Liz and her band will “kick your holidays up a notch” this season.  This will be no ordinary Christmas as we celebrate country-style!  From traditional to modern, religious to secular and a little honky-tonk thrown in for good measure, this will be a holiday performance for the books!

Come celebrate with cocoa and great refreshments at the intermission.

 


Parasol Puppets

January 20 at 2PM

MACC Auditorium
College Series
Adults $10 Students $3
Season Ticket Holders Free

 

Once Upon a Time…there was a little town with a big problem.  RATS!  Fast-paced action, lots of audience participation, cheesy jokes and lots and lots of rats will keep The Pied Piper (loosely based on the poem by Robert Browning)

 

lively and “scampering” along.

Peter Allen has been performing as a puppeteer and actor for almost 50 years.  Born in England, he band doing puppet shows at the age of eight.  Peter performed in England, Scotland, Germany, Canada and the USA.  /he moved to Hawaii when he married fellow puppeteer, Debbie Lutzky in 1986.  They created Parasol Puppets and successfully performed and taught the art of puppetry ever since.

 


Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers

February 11 at 2PM

4th Street Theater
Concert Series
Adults $15 Students $10
Season Ticket Holders Free

Miss Jubilee has been entertaining audiences around ST. Louis and beyond since 2007 with their exciting blend of authentic, Hot Jazz, Swing, Rhythm & Blues and Rock n’ Roll spanning the 1920’s – 1950’s.  Fronted by the high-energy group creator, Valerie Kirchhoff, and backed up by a swingin’ horn-fueled rhythm section, they are an instant hit with audiences.  Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Miss Jubilee is the perfect blend of romance and raucous.  Get “dolled up” and bring your “crush” to the beautiful 4th Street Theater and celebrate Valentine’s Day in style!


Hawaiian Polynesian Revue

March 3 at 6 PM

MACC Auditorium
College Series
Tickets $20 10 and Under $10
Season Ticket Holders Free
Dinner begins at 6 pm with Show at 6:30 pm
Dinner limited to the first 150 people.

Organizer and director of the Hawaiian Polynesian Revue, Linda “Atea” Evans has been performing in and teaching Polynesians dance for over 20 years. A Kumu (teacher), Linda enjoys sharing the dances of her culture with her Hula sisters past, present, and future, her students, and everyone who enjoys he Aloha of the Polynesian culture.  She serves on the staff at the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis, MO, and is a member of the Hula Midwest Association.  Hawaiian Polynesian Revue is one of the original members of Dance St. Louis.

This show includes a dinner, FREE to season ticket holders, or $20 at the door and 10 and under for $10.  Only the first 150 people will be served at dinner.


JIM COSGROVE / MR STINKY FEET

March 3 at 6 PM

Central Christian College of the Bible
College Series
FREE Admission

For nearly two decades, award-winning kid rocker Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove has performed thousands of high-energy shows throughout North America and Europe, and twice at the White House.  He is the founder of Jiggle Jam, the nations largest family music festival.  When he isn’t singing or writing, Cosgrove shares inspiring messages with adult audiences, reminding them that taking a child-like (not childish) approach to life enhances the wonder of Now.  He lives near Kansas City with is wife, their two daughters, and a handsome rescued mutt.  Bring your blankets and come sing, dance, and play in the band during this interactive show that will get the whole family rockin’!


Farnum Family

April 28 at 7 PM

MACC Auditorium
College Series
Adults $10 Students $3
Season Ticket Holders Free

Based out of southwest Missouri Norm and Trish Farnum have performed in Missouri and around hte country for many years.  Their blend of bluegrass, gospel, and western music delights audiences everywhere they play.  They are joined by their talented and hard working children.  They are regulars at Silver Dollar City and have played a variety of venues, including the Roy Clark Theater in Branson, MO.  Come and hear this talented family as they introduce Randolph County to instruments like the bodrahn and the resophonic guitar as well as reacquaint us with the familiar and well-loved mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and harmonica.  You will feel like you are one of the family at this incredible show.


MACC Singers

May 11 at 7 PM

MACC Auditorium
College Series
General Admission $5
Season Ticket Holders Free

Under the direction of Ms. Karen Werner, Associate Professor of Music, the MACC Singers is composed of approximately thirty students and community  members.  Participants audition for the choir and are selected on the basis of musicianship as well as singing ability.  Singers meet during a regularly scheduled time and receive one-hour of college credit each semester.  The MACC Singers perform public concerts at the College as well as perform in the surrounding community throughout the year.