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Fall for the arts: October offers month of art, drama, music and more at Kansas State University

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 

 

MANHATTAN — Music, exhibitions, documentaries and more highlight October at Kansas State University. Events listed below, presented by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the School Music, Theatre, and Dance, and the McCain Performance Series, are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

• "Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists" co-curator and Beach Museum of Art curator Elizabeth Seaton will present "Art by Mail: Associated American Artists" in the first installment of the "Art for Every Home" speaker series at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Beach Museum of Art.

• K-State Theatre's second stage season will begin with the performance of "Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lone Star" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-3 in the new Purple Masque Theatre at West Stadium. In this pair of one-act comedies, love and loyalty are explored through the gossip session of three small-town Texas wives, followed by the Saturday night carousing of the local good ol' boys. Tickets are $5-$8 and now available at the McCain Auditorium box office and one hour before each show at the Purple Masque Theatre.

• Emmy Award- and Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth will be at McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. Chenoweth was in the comedy series "Glee," appeared as a guest star on "American Idol" and performed on Broadway as Glenda the Good Witch in "Wicked." Tickets for "An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth" start at $24.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• Flutist Karen Large, assistant professor of music, present a Faculty Artist Recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in Kirmser Hall.

• The Wind and Percussion Divisional Recital will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Kirmser Hall.

• An Early Release Workshop for ages 5 and up will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Beach Museum of Art. Participants will create "Know the Artist" posters using themselves or artists in the Beach Museum collection. Cost is $5 per participant and $3 for members. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 785-532-7718.

• Visiting artist Justin Krawitz will present a piano master class at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Kirmser Hall.

• The McCain Performance Series presents "An Evening with Shirley MacLaine" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at McCain Auditorium. The Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and author is known for her work in "Terms of Endearment," "The Apartment," "Being There" and the PBS series "Downton Abbey." Tickets start at $27, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The classic gothic horror story by Bram Stoker, "Dracula," will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, at McCain Auditorium. Stoker's otherworldly being feeds off others to preserve eternal life. Tickets for "Dracula" start at $17.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• K-State Theatre presents "Eurydice" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall. After dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. Tickets are $10-$15 and are available at the McCain Auditorium box office or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The Fall Concert by the K-State Singers will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets for the performance are available at the McCain Auditorium box office or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The Wind and Brass Ensemble concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in McCain Auditorium.

• The K-State Orchestra will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in McCain Auditorium.

• Guest artist Nathaniel Bartlett and the Sound-Space Audio Lab will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Kirmser Hall.

• The Concert Band and Wind Symphony Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the McCain Auditorium.

• The documentary film "When the Well Runs Dry" will be screened at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Beach Museum of Art. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, K-State faculty members and the audience. Directed by Lawrence filmmaker Steve Lerner and award-winning Los Angeles documentary filmmaker Reuben Aaronson, this short documentary tenderly portrays the vital connection that rural Kansans have with water. A live stream connection with Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal will allow audience at the two sites to interact. This program is presented by the university's Prairie Studies Initiative, Global Campus, Beach Museum of Art and Chapman Center for Rural Studies.

• The Fall Choral Concert by the K-State Choirs will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in McCain Auditorium.

• Organist Brett Wolgast will play present an Alumnus Artist Recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Tickets are still available for the second show by The Hot Sardines, "Speakeasy Nights," at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series presentation of New Orleans jazz start at $19.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The K-State Jazz Big Bands will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

• Joan Stack, State Historical Society of Missouri curator, will present "Thomas Hart Benton: The Perils of War" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Beach Museum of Art for the second installment of the "Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists" speaker series. Stack's talk looks at the series of eight paintings known collectively as "The Year of Peril" that Benton started immediately after the December 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

• The K-State Jazz Combos will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Little Theatre.

Sources

Abigail Howard
785-532-7718
howarda@k-state.edu

Todd Holmberg
785-532-6425
trholm@k-state.edu

Nora Lewis
785-532-5740
lewsn@k-state.edu;

Ben Stark
785-532-5740
benstark@k-state.edu

Websites

beach.k-state.edu
k-state.edu/mccain/
k-state.edu/music/
k-state.edu/theatre/

Written by

Darrah Tinkler
785-532-2535
media@k-state.edu

At a glance

October brings Kristin Chenoweth, Shirley MacLaine, Dracula, jazz, art and much more to Kansas State University.