Tag: Highlander Theatre

UCM Theatre and Dance presents “The Gift of the Magi”

The University of Central Missouri is presenting a holiday production, “Gift of the Magi,” at the Highlander Theater this week.  The production runs Thursday- Sunday, starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $10 for students, $15 for senior/staff/military, and $20 for the… Read more »

Hairspray opens this week at Highlander Theatre

The University of Central Missouri is bringing the 1960s to patrons through the production of “Hairspray” this week. The musical runs Thursday-Sunday at Highlander Theater at UCM. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets start at $10 for students, $15… Read more »

Powell Gardens hosts UCM rock ‘n’ roll dance concert

The UCM Theatre and Dance Department is bringing live music and dance to Powell Gardens with “My Oh My: A Rock-n-Roll Dance Concert.” The show, set for Friday and Saturday, is the work of Ashley Miller- Scully, her team of choreographers, and a live band based in Kansas City. The band, also called “My Oh… Read more »

‘August: Osage County’ tackles families coping with addiction

“August: Osage County” was chosen to be performed at UCM because when doing research for his Ph.D., instructor of theatre, Aaron Scully realized how playwriting and theater can aid in understanding alcoholism and addiction. This production will be Scully’s directorial debut for the UCM Theatre and Dance mainstage season according to a press release. In… Read more »

ServPro called to remedy humidity problem

Building and facility preparations at UCM hit a bump in the road toward the end of holiday break as students and faculty prepared to return for the spring semester. A UCM facilities worker doing door checks the day after Christmas was met with an abnormally humid environment upon entering the Highlander Theatre lobby, according to… Read more »

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in the Wild West review

COMMENTARY By LOUIE SHARP Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — “The Taming of the Shrew” was as riotous and fun as it’s ever been at the Highlander Theatre this weekend. This production of the classic Shakespeare comedy gave it a makeover: its new setting was the Wild West. At first it seems like a pretty strange choice, but… Read more »

‘Taming the Shrew’ in the Wild West

By SARA LAWSON Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The Shakespearian classic “The Taming of the Shrew” is being transported to the Wild West, saloon girls and all, in the Highlander Theatre’s upcoming production. The decision to make the artistic twist was Richard Herman’s, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Herman adapted the script for… Read more »

A review of ‘The Little Foxes’

By BETHANY SHERROW Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I attended opening night of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “The Little Foxes,” Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Highlander Theatre and was transported back in time to an evening in the spring of 1900. The evening began with a rich, southern male voice telling the… Read more »

Highlander comedy worth watching: Funny and charming and relatable and real

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Looking for a comedy with lots of dark undertones that ends on a sunny note? Well, look no further. I watched “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” on opening night Tuesday. Among the crowd were enthusiastic theater parents, UCM faculty, community members and students. All were… Read more »