On October 25th from 6 to 9 pm, the McPherson Museum is having an Old Fashioned Fall Festival. We will have games and activities for kiddos, demonstrations in things like butter making, corn shelling, knitting, etc, a pie baking contest, a pie eating contest, cake walk, scavenger hunt, Tombstone talks and more.
Admission is 1 non-perishable item per person. These will be donated to the McPherson County Food Bank. Most things at our Festival are free. Tombstone Talks are $5 and we will have some items like fresh popped Kettle Corn and fresh roasted nuts available for purchase.
Children are invited to wear their costumes for picture opportunities.
Take a tour of the McPherson Cemetery. Miss Wickersham herself will be your guide. Cemetery Tourists will gather at the McPherson Museum and ride the trolley over to the cemetery where you will walk amongst our notable past citizens. After your tour and trolley ride, join us back at the museum for more fall festivities, games, refreshments, demonstrations and more.
Cost for Tombstone Talks is $5.00. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time or at the Fall Festival.
The Messiah Festival of the Arts proudly announces the major concert events and theme for its 2014-15 season.
The festival will kick off on Palm Sunday weekend with a full-scale production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s ground-breaking rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” featuring high-caliber guest stars in the leading roles, and a supporting cast of regional talent. “Jesus Christ Superstar” will be performed Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m., and Palm Sunday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium. Tickets for this production are $25 each, and will go on sale January 1. Special guest stars for this show will be announced later this fall. Information about auditions for supporting cast and pit orchestra can be found on the Messiah Festival website, www.messiahfestival.org.
“This is a departure from the traditional Messiah line up,” Mark Lucas, professor of music at Bethany College and director of the Bethany Oratorio Society, said. “However, we feel it is important to forge ahead with new, creative ideas while remaining true to the long and substantial tradition at Bethany College. The current format allows us to build upon what we have held so dear for more than 133 years while at the same time having an opportunity to add new creative vision.”
The Bethany Oratorio Society will perform its historic and rich performances of J.S. Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew” on Good Friday, April 3, and G. F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Easter Sunday, April 5. The Bethany Oratorio Society has been performing Handel’s “Messiah” since 1882, and Bach’s “Passion…” since 1929. During Holy Week each year in Lindsborg, the more than 300 member community chorus and orchestra are joined by five professional operatic guest soloists. Guest soloists for this year’s concerts will also be announced later this fall. Information about participating in the Bethany Oratorio Society can be found at www.messiahfestival.org. Tickets are $17 or $22 for each concert, and will go on sale January 1.
“Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Passion According to St. Matthew” and “Messiah” each tell a story of Jesus Christ, in different time periods, from different perspectives, and in different musical styles.
In this vein, the theme for the entire Messiah Festival this year is “Triptych.” A “triptych” is defined as a “picture or relief carving on three panels, typically hinged together side by side and used as an altarpiece” or, “a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together.”
This theme was chosen to reflect the three different renderings of the story of Christ, unified in one overall message. Additionally, a triptych represents the three fine arts mediums celebrated in the Messiah Festival of the Arts - visual arts, music, and theatre; three separate mediums, intended to be appreciated together.
Additional events in the Messiah Festival schedule include the annual Juried Student Art Exhibit on the Bethany College campus, and the third annual Art Installation Competition in downtown Lindsborg, both running throughout the month of March. More events in the Messiah Festival schedule are being added currently, and full information can be found at www.messiahfestival.org.
The 2014-2015 McPherson College Theatre season will include funny shows of all kinds – bawdy comedies and Broadway hits as well as more subtle humor.
“The Heir Apparent” by David Ives will kick off the season Sept. 25-27 in Mingenback Theatre. Set in 1708 Paris, the play follows Eraste, who has it all: good looks, a beautiful fiancée, Isabelle, and a huge inheritance from his aged uncle. But Isabelle’s mother, Madame Argante, will only let the two marry if Eraste can show that he will soon inherit the estate. Complicating matters is the rich Uncle Geronte. Not only does he refuse to die, but he also plans to marry the fair Isabelle himself. The multiple strands of the plot are unraveled to great comic effect in the rhyming couplets of French classical comedy where everyone lives happily, and richly, ever after. The production that just closed at the Classic Stage Company off-Broadway was dubbed by the “New York Times” as “Boisterous, Bawdy and Endlessly Funny.”
Next up, “Miscast: a Night of Broadway Hits” arranged and directed by Jd. Bowman, associate professor of theatre, and Dr. Josh Norris, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, will include selections from current Broadway shows Oct. 17-18 and 24-25 in Brown Auditorium. “Miscast” is another edition of MC’s up-to-date musical revues, featuring some of the best songs from the biggest shows. The college will be showcasing songs from current Broadway shows such as “The Book of Mormon,” “The Lion King,” and “Once,” as well as standards from classic shows such as “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Sweet Charity,” and even some favorite Disney classics. Homecoming is the perfect time to showcase this collaboration among the instrumental, vocal, and musical theatre branches of the college’s performing arts department.
Next is a classic comedy from master playwright Neil Simon – “California Suite,” showing Nov. 20-24 in Mingenback Theatre. Four different stories take place in the same hotel suite, but they couldn’t be more different. A husband wakes up to a destroyed hotel room and a prostitute passed out in his bed. Does he have time to clean up his mess before his wife surprises him with a visit? A woman prepares to receive the biggest acting award of her career. But how will she react when she learns her husband has been playing a character for their entire marriage? These four unique stories will be led by the next generation of directors from McPherson College.
“On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning” by Eric Overmyer will show Feb. 27-28 and March 5-7 in Mingenback Theatre. This magical story highlights the elasticity of time and language. Three female explorers from the Victorian era reach Terra Ingocnita (a new, unexplored land). Their sense of wonder and curiosity lead them further and further into the unexplored, and they soon discover that they are traveling through time as well. The travelers realize that the answer to life is in the exploring and the only constant in their world is change.
The final comedy of the season is “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, showing April 17-18 in Brown Auditorium. Once you’ve seen Larry Shue’s comical “Foreigner,” you won’t likely forget it. Charlie and his friend are vacationing at a Georgia fishing cabin. In order to keep Charlie from being bothered by the locals, he is introduced as being a foreigner from a country that doesn’t speak any English. But instead of promoting solitude, the “foreigner” brings out all the locals who want to help educate Charlie in the ways of the American South. Directed by Addie Johnson, this show is sure to delight and tickle the funny bone.
All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to all shows cost $5 for adults and $3.50 for children ages high school and younger as well as seniors. Theatergoers may also obtain a First Nighter’s Membership, which costs $75 for an individual, $150 for a double membership and $225 for a family membership. Membership includes show admission for the entire season as well as a student-produced dinner themed to the production served before every show.
Reservations may be made by contacting the theatre box office at 620-242-0444 or at email@example.com.
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