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McCain Performance Series

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785-532-6428
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Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 90 minutes before each performance

McCain Performance Series
Kansas State University
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Circle
Manhattan, KS 66506-2111

McCain Conversations

McCain conversation in Kirmser HallMcCain Conversations are informal pre-performance talks designed to inform, educate and engage audience members before certain McCain Performance Series events.

Hosted by K-State faculty or other experts in the community, these talks are fun, free of charge to all ticket holders and may even feature a guest appearance by one of the evening’s performers.

Upcoming conversations

Mavericks -- McCain Conversation postcardWho are The Mavericks?

6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26
Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Steve Maxwell, Associate Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Kansas State University

Are they country? Are they rockabilly? Are they Tex-Mex? Are they rock and roll? The answer is YES! We will talk about how they do it and why the Mavericks are not just another country band.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “The Mavericks: Hey! Merry Christmas!” show.

Please present your “The Mavericks: Hey! Merry Christmas!” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires Dec. 14, 2018.

Judy Collins -- McCain Conversation postcardJudy Blue Eyes — the Amazing Judy Collins

6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Alfred Cochran, Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Kansas State University

The storied career of Grammy Award- winning singer Judy Collins has provided the soundtrack for many Americans as we came of age in this puzzling and complex world. We will explore her many musical talents and the in uence she exerted upon popular music as she built a decadeslong career of excellence and authenticity — truly one of America’s great singers.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “Judy Collins: Holiday & Hits” show.

Please present your “Judy Collins: Holiday & Hits” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires Dec. 21, 2018.

Past conversations

Frankenstein -- McCain Conversation postcardTHE GHOST-STORY CONTEST: the birth of science fiction

6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13
Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Dr. Mark Crosby, Associate Professor and Director of the K-State Digital Humanities Center, Department of English, Kansas State University

On the shores of Lake Geneva during the dank and dismal summer of 1816, an 18-year-old girl was challenged to write a ghost story. Two years later, “Frankenstein” was published, launching the genre of science fiction, elevating the novel form from didactic entertainment to serious philosophical enquiry and giving the world the enduring figures of the hubristic scientist and his post-human creation. Like Victor excavating tombs and charnel houses, we will dig deep into the origins of Mary Shelley’s most influential work.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “Frankenstein” show.

Please present your “Frankenstein” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires Nov. 30, 2018.

Monty Python's Spamalot -- McCain Conversation postcardThe (Not-So-Short-But-Highly-Informative) History of Monty Python's Spamalot

6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5
Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Shannon Skelton, Instructor of Music, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Explore the origins the lm “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and its adaptation into the award-winning musical “Spamalot.”

Warning: This lecture will include gratuitous images of killer (and non-killer) rabbits.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “Monty Python’s Spamalot” show.

Please present your “Monty Python’s Spamalot” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires Nov. 16, 2018.

Chanticleer -- McCain Conversation postcardChanticleer:
The Clear-Singing Rooster

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Dr. Reginald Pittman, Professor of Music/Voice Division Chair School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Join us in celebrating the 40th year of Chanticleer as we explore the many voice types in this Grammy Award-winning male vocal ensemble.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “Chanticleer” show.

Please present your “Chanticleer” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires Nov. 9, 2018.

 

Emmylou Harris -- McCain Conversation postcardEmmylou Harris:
A Life in Music

6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Alfred Cochran, Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Over the course of more than four decades, Harris has charted and followed a course of musical excellence that has led to her collaborating and interacting with some of the most influential musicians in her field. We will explore this fascinating journey and contemplate some of the reasons why she is so highly regarded today.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “Emmylou Harris” show.

Please present your “Emmylou Harris” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires Oct. 31, 2018.