ROLLA, MO – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Sweet Honey in the Rock is a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture and known for meshing its finely honed a cappella, world, gospel, and folk roots with elements of hip hop, jazz, and rhythm & blues. The ensemble educates, entertains, and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the deaf and hearing impaired. Sweet Honey in the Rock currently consists of members Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson,Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, and featured musician Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass. With a history spanning over four decades of distinguished service, Sweet Honey in the Rock has created positive, loving, and socially conscious message music that pertains to spiritual fortification, and has consistently taken an activist stance toward making this planet a better place for all in which to live.Sign-language interpreted.
Recommended Shows (6)
ROLLA, MO – Shatner’s World: We All Just Live In It
In SHATNER'S WORLD… a one-man force of nature delivers a larger-than-life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling, and select musical numbers in his inimitable style. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes, and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner’s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the most important character he has ever played…William Shatner.
Next event10/29/2017 2:00 PM
ROLLA, MO – All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words of the men who lived it. This moving work captures an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together by trading carols, sharing food and drink, playing soccer, and burying the dead. Poetry, diary entries, official war documents, and letters home are woven together with iconic World War I songs, patriotic tunes, and European Christmas carols to create a truly unique and profound theatrical event.
Next event11/27/2017 7:30 PM
ROLLA, MO – Todd Mosby & The New Horizons Ensemble
Award-winning guitarist Todd Mosby is an innovative composer and improviser who creates an intriguing combination of new age, jazz, folk, and world music. Mastering multiple musical forms including classical, jazz, and Indian, this St. Louis native’s broad spectrum of musical knowledge enables him to craft works that are creative and intelligent.New Horizons Ensemble is a six-member, instrumental touring version of Mosby’s award-winning CD On Eagle Mountain, a concept album about a mountain, its music, and the surrounding landscape. The ensemble, which includes jazz
duo Bryan & Lola (performers at the 2016 Leach Theatre 25th Anniversary Gala), creates a tapestry of song, story, and audience participation which engages listeners emotionally, visually, and sonically. Todd Mosby & The New Horizons Ensemble creates an atmosphere of awe and wonderment as listeners travel a path from the Missouri Ozarks to
the Mountains of Colorado.
Next event1/19/2018 7:30 PM
ROLLA, MO – Million Dollar Quartet
Million Dollar Quartet is the smash hit Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famedrecording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry LeeLewis,and Carl Perkins for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,”“Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recordingstudio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!
Next event2/4/2018 7:30 PM
ROLLA, MO – Musical Thrones: A Parody
Fans of the most talked about show on television can now get their fantasy fix live on stage with the hilarious send-up Musical Thrones: A Parody. Composed by the hysterical mad men behind the long-running Silence! The Musical, Jon and Al Kaplan, Musical Thrones: A Parody brings your most beloved and be-hated characters to life as you journey through all six seasons of the Emmy Award-winning Game of Thrones series. Sing and dance along with Daenerys and her dragons, Tyrion, Joffrey, and all the jolly members of the Lannister and Stark families in this love letter to fans.
Musical Thrones: A Parody transports you to Thrones’ magical locations (if you close your eyes) where bloodthirsty musical theater comics leave no joke unturned in serving up the hit show’s notorious violence, power struggles, manipulation, and sex, plus—worse yet—a ballad or two. This show is preparing for battle across North America so saddle up and come on down to King’s Landing, and hold onto your swords!
This show contains adult themes and language.
Presented in collaboration with the Missouri S&T Student Union Board
Next event3/5/2018 7:30 PM
ROLLA, MO – Catapult
Catapult is, technically, a shadow dance company. What it really is: a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Founded in 2009, Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of the NBC-TV hit show “America’s Got Talent.”
Catapult is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch these incredible dancers become a mountain, a full size elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window, and people inside the window.
Catapult’s theatrical touring production, “Magic Shadows,” is packed with hundreds of shape transformations, full of humor and emotion, and includes eight fully realized stories told through music and shadows as well as six short shadow dance videos. Audiences leave this show dazed and happy, and they will never look at their own shadow the same way again!
Next event4/9/2018 7:30 PM