Another Year of Praised Performances & Award- Winning Musicals

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Columbia residents already know about the abundant downtown shopping options.  But many are not aware of the volume of shows, concerts, and theatrical performances held in some of Columbia’s most beautiful district buildings. Such places include the historic Missouri Theatre located on 9th Street between Locust and Elm Streets and the newly renovated Jessie Auditorium overlooking the famous Francis Quadrangle on MU’s campus. The magic of Columbia can be found in the performances and furnishings of these historical buildings. Last year such productions as Romeo and Juliet, The celebrated St Louis Symphony, Sheryl Crow and Missouri Contemporary Ballet graced those beloved stages. Continuing in that cultured tradition the Missouri Theatre and Jessie Auditorium will host a year of award-winning musicals, praised performances and acclaimed concerts. The newest schedule can be found at www.concertseries.org.

Kicking off what will be a wonderful year of entertainment is a well-known musical entitled the Million Dollar Quartet. This production is a Broadway musical, inspired by the recording session that paired Sam Phillips and some the greatest musicians of the 1950s. Sam Phillips is the man who brought the world the work of revolutionary musical icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins  Enjoy live performances of 20 timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Fever,” “Hound Dog” and more!”

To learn more about this musical and the University of Missouri Concert Series visit their website.

Event:          Million Dollar Quartet

Date:            Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Time:             7:00 pm

Location:    Missouri Theatre (MAP)

 

Photo courtesy of Missouri Theatre

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