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September 8, 2021

K-State Theatre announces 2021-2022 season and season ticket discount

Submitted by Ben Stark

Make the performing arts a part of your fall 2021 activities. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance produces plays, musicals, dance concerts, an opera and multiple music recitals and concerts performed by students and faculty. 

Performance venues include the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall and the Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium. Order your tickets today. Visit the website or call the box office at 785-236-8638.

Season subscribers receive 20% off when purchasing one or more tickets to five or more events. Simply apply the discount code "SEASON21" at online checkout or mention it on the phone.

The following are part of the mainstage fall 2021 K-State Theatre and Dance season: 

"Working (2012) the Musical," from the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg; songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10 in Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.

Synopsis: Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, "Working" paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted focusing on how people's relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of their profession.

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, adapted by Austin Tichenor. 

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 29, 30; Nov. 4, 5, 6 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 in Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.

Synopsis: This adaptation attempts to be faithful to Shelley's original themes, characters, mood and literary sensibility while at the same time giving an audience a little bit more of what it expects from something called "Frankenstein."

Dance performance: "Nut/Cracked" by David Parker and "Other Delights" by K-State faculty.  

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 in Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.

Synopsis: It's "The Nutcracker," but definitely not as we know it. Mixing Tchaikovsky's original score with music by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and others, the company turns the sugar-coated ballet into a percussive piece of dance theatre. Nothing is sacred as "Nut/Cracked" twists and melds various dance traditions into an ode to American eclecticism which honors the power of the human urge to dance while riding Tchaikovsky's voluptuous waves of rhythm. The concert will also feature original work by K-State dance faculty.

Visit k-state.edu/mtd/tickets for a full list of shows and to purchase tickets.

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit k-state.edu/mtd to learn more about music, theatre and dance at K-State.