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2010-2011

McCain

40th

PERFORMANCE SERIES anniversary


Calendar Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild Live” America’s favorite zookeeper (with animal friends). Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Janis Ian

Iconic voice of a generation. Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.

The Seasons Project

Venice Baroque Orchestra Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.

“Fiddler on the Roof”

A glorious tradition of the musical theater. Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Manasse-Nakamatsu Duo

Chamber music from award-winning piano and clarinet duo. Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. (All Faiths Chapel)

Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

Musical comedy lovingly ripped off from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

“Cirque Dreams Illumination”

Imaginative, hip and out of this world. Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Cantus

A capella male ensemble exalts pure beauty and power. Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Kansas and the Kansas State University Orchestra

Progressive rock from America’s heartland. Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin An unforgettable night of sidesplitting laughter Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.

“Bus Stop”

William Inge’s comedy classic set in smalltown Kansas. Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Gaelic Storm

The rowdy good time band from “Titanic.” March 14, 7:30 p.m.

Los Lonely Boys

Texican blues, Latin and rock ‘n’ roll. April 8, 7:30 p.m.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Enchanting and transformative dance of India. April 14, 7:30 p.m.

“The Aluminum Show”

Sparkling world of innovation, illusion and fantasy. May 7, 7:30 p.m.

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The big four-o

Celebrate McCain’s 40th anniversary season with a gala evening of dinner and dancing to the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Sept. 17, 6 p.m. K-State Student Union Call 785-532-6428 for tickets.

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JACK HANNA’s “into the wild live” Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.

presented by Nationwide insurance Host, “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild” Director Emeritus, Columbus, Ohio, Zoo and Aquarium Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack Hanna has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as “Good Morning America,” “CNN’s Larry King Live,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Fox News programs and the “Late Show with David Letterman.” Jungle Jack Hanna took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating two of his own nationally syndicated television programs, “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures” and, most recently, “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild.” In its first season, “Into the Wild” won an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Series. Hanna’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Audiences give Hanna rave reviews. Everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult is entertained and inspired. Photo credit: Rick A. Prebeg from World Class Images

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Janis Ian Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Iconic voice of a generation Enjoy an intimate concert with folk icon Janis Ian. She shares inspiring songs and stories of her life, including the GrammyAward winning hit, “At Seventeen.” Ian is a voice of a generation, a star of song and poetry and a musical genius. “A forty-year career in the music business and still remains at the top of her form.” — Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange


THE SEASONS PROJECT Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Venice Baroque Orchestra, Robert McDuffie, Leader and Soloist “The Four Seasons,” Antonio Vivaldi “The American Four Seasons,” Philip Glass The Venice Baroque Orchestra and world-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie will present the worldwide premiere tour of a new Philip Glass composition entitled Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra, “The American Four Seasons.” This new work was inspired by Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” These two masterpieces will be performed side by side. The first half will feature the orchestra performing Vivaldi’s original work on period instruments. The orchestra will switch to contemporary instruments for Glass’s interpretation in the second half. “Philip Glass is without a doubt America’s most famous living composer of classical music.” — The New Yorker


“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

A GLORIOUS TRADITION OF THE MUSICAL THEATEr “Fiddler on the Roof,” the Tony Award-winning musical that has captured the hearts of people around the world with its universal appeal, embarks on its North American tour. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, “Fiddler on the Roof” has been lauded by critics again and again. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Fiddler on the Roof” is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Relive a glorious tradition of the musical theater with “Fiddler on the Roof.” Photo credit: © 2005, JOAN MARCUS


MANASSE-NAKAMATSU DUO Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. at All Faiths Chapel

CHAMBER MUSIC FROM AWARD-WINNING PIANO AND CLARINET DUO Jon Nakamatsu makes his triumphant return to Manhattan, this time with world-renowned clarinetist, Jon Manasse. Nakamatsu is the Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and Manasse served as principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. They have individually developed extensive repertoires and lengthy discographies. Their hundreds of performances include concerto engagements, solo recitals and chamber music collaborations with orchestras, universities and music festivals. Performing recitals with solo pieces and chamber music written for clarinet and piano, they have dazzled audiences across the world. “Mr. Nakamatsu’s playing is as meltingly beautiful as Mr. Manasse’s.” — The New York Times Brahms Sonata in f minor for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 120, No. 1 Weber Grand Duo Concertante in E-flat Major for Clarinet & Piano, J. 204 Mendelssohn Rondo capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14 D’Rivera Lecuonerias from “The Cape Cod Files”

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Monty python’s “SPAMALOT” Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

LOVINGLY RIPPED OFF FROM “MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL” Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s “Spamalot” is the outrageous new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Based on the Tony Award-winning direction of Mike Nichols, with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez, “Spamalot” tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up “Spamalot.” “Raises silliness to an art form!” — The Sunday Times Warning: Some dialogue and situations may be innapropriate for knights and damsels under the age of 12. Photo credit: Courtesy “Spamalot” Tour


“CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION” Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

IMAGINATIVE, HIP AND OUT OF THIS WORLD “Cirque Dreams Illumination” blends world-renowned imagination, critically acclaimed theatrical innovation and breathtaking presentation into a story that illuminates a city of everyday people, workers and pedestrians into feats of disbelief. Marvel as 27 worldclass artists illuminate objects, balance on wires, leap structures and redefine flight with entertaining variety, comedy and extraordinary occurrences that reinvent everyday life. Urban acrobatics, dazzling choreography and brilliant illusions are ignited by special effects performed to a stylish original score of jazz, salsa, ballroom, pop and trendy beats from the streets. “Dazzling! A reason to stand up and cheer.” — New York Daily News “The grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas.” — New York Magazine

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CANTUS Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.

A CAPELLA MALE ENSEMBLE EXALTS PURE BEAUTY AND POWER Recognized as one of America’s finest professional male vocal ensembles, Cantus enjoys a vigorous schedule of national tours, subscription concerts in its home of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, educational outreach programs and recording. The Washington Post hails the ensemble’s sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power,” and refers to its music-making as “spontaneous grace.” The ensemble is known for adventurous programming spanning many periods and genres, including chant, Renaissance music, contemporary works, art song, folk, spirituals, world music and pop. “Cantus is one of the country’s premier all-male vocal ensembles.” — Omaha World-Herald


KANSAS with the Kansas State University Orchestra Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.

ROCK FROM AMERICA’S HEARTLAND Fusing the complexity of British progressive rock with an American heartland sound representative of its name, Kansas will perform timeless singles, including “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind” and more. Although Kansas began in the '70s as a garage band from Topeka, it is considered America’s greatest and most successful progressive rock band. The Kansas State University Orchestra will back Kansas. In continuous existence since 1881, the Kansas State University Orchestra is an integral part of the cultural fabric at K-State and offers a creative musical outlet to dozens of undergraduate and graduate students. The orchestra is under the direction of David Littrell. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood with Kansas and the Kansas State University Orchestra.


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FRIENDS OF MCCAIN PRIORITY SEATING Become a Friend of McCain to receive priority seating. See inside back cover for information on joining the Friends of McCain. Friends members are entitled to priority seating before the general public if ticket requests are received by July 30. Priority seating and seat request conflicts will be processed based upon a combination of several factors: • Cumulative amount of contributions to the Friends of McCain. • How many events are chosen in current subscription order (must pick at least seven different events).

MORE SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS K-STATE STUDENTS: 50 percent OFF

K-State students may purchase tickets to McCain Performance Series events at 50 percent off general public prices. Prices are reflected on the ticket order form. Valid IDs are required. Discount tickets for students are supported by the K-State Fine Arts Fee.

YOUTH: 50 percent OFF

Youth tickets are 50 percent off general public prices. Prices are reflected on the ticket order form. Youth tickets are for patrons ages 18 and under. Valid IDs are required.

FACULTY, STAFF, MILITARY and SENIORS

K-State faculty and staff, military and senior (62 and older) discounts are available. Discounted prices are reflected on the ticket order form. Valid IDs are required. Limit is two tickets per ID.

GROUPS

Entertain a group of 15 or more friends, family, classmates or business associates and save 15 percent. Please call 785-532-6428 for more information.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift certificates are available in any amount for McCain Performance Series events and are available at the McCain box office or by calling 785-532-6428.

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TICKET FEES Tickets bought in person at the McCain or Little Theatre box office will not incur a ticket fee. Tickets purchased through the mail or over the telephone will be assessed a $4 handling fee per order. To avoid ticket fees, purchase tickets in person at one of our two box offices on campus.

LOST TICKETS If tickets are misplaced, the McCain box office will issue replacement tickets for $2 per ticket. Replacement tickets will not be issued earlier than one hour prior to curtain.

BOX OFFICE For ticket or event information, call the McCain box office at 785-532-6428. The McCain box office is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and is located in the lobby of McCain Auditorium. McCain Performance Series tickets may also be purchased at the Little Theatre box office in the K-State Student Union Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. The McCain box office is generally open 90 minutes before each performance in McCain Auditorium.

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VOLUNTEER AT MCCAIN

Volunteer opportunities include ushering, catering or assisting in administrative and marketing office. Please call 785-532-6425 to ask how you can be a part of McCain Auditorium’s volunteer program.

PARKING

Complimentary reserved parking is available in the K-State parking garage for Friends of McCain members who contribute at the Patron Level or above. Please see inside back cover for more information on the benefits of joining the Friends of McCain.

GENERAL INFORMATION AUDIO/VISUAL ENHANCEMENT

FM listening assistance devices are available. Please contact the office of McCain Auditorium at least 48 hours prior to the event at 785-532-6425. Patrons who use a TDD may contact the McCain box office through the Kansas Relay Center at 1-800-776-3777 at least one month prior to the performance. Large print programs are available if the request is made at least one week prior to the performance. Sign language interpretation is available with one-month advance notice. Please call 785-532-6425 for more information.

ACCESSIBLE SEATING Wheelchair accessible seating is available with companion seating nearby. Inform the McCain Box Office of special seating needs when ordering.

DOORS AND LATE SEATING Doors generally open 30 minutes prior to the performance start time. All events start promptly at the time listed on the ticket. Latecomers will be seated at the first appropriate pause in the program or at intermission, as determined soley by the artist and house staff.

CHILDREN AND CONTENT As a courtesy to our patrons, we ask that children under the age of 6 not be brought to performances, except for those recommended for the entire family. Refer to the family friendly icon at the bottom of the text for our family friendly shows. Children brought to other shows should be able to sit quietly throughout the entire performance. Infants on laps are only permitted at performances recommended for the entire family. All children, regardless of age, are required to have a ticket, even infants on laps. Disruptive children (as determined solely by house staff) and their parents will be asked to leave the auditorium, even from shows recommended for the entire family. Our staff can answer questions about the age-appropriateness or content of a show. However, you must ultimately be responsible for determining whether a show’s content is appropriate for you and your family.

CANCELED PERFORMANCES If a performance is canceled, return your tickets to the McCain box office to exchange toward another McCain Performance Series event. Refunds are made only for canceled performances. Refunds will not be issued if McCain schedules a show as a replacement.

The K-State parking garage, located on the corner of Anderson Avenue and 17th Street, offers convenient parking. Fees for the garage are $1.50 per hour and $12.00 max per day and are charged 24 hours a day. Handicap parking is available in the K-State parking garage and is charged at the same rate as other stalls. McCain Auditorium is not responsible for metered stalls on Goldstein Circle and cannot guarantee their availability. Most stalls on campus not in the parking garage are no charge after 5 p.m. but fill quickly. Patrons may park in these stalls for performances unless otherwise posted. Remember, latecomers will be seated at the first appropriate pause or at intermission, as determined solely by the artist and house staff.


AN EVENING of Classic Lily Tomlin Feb 11, 7:30 p.m.

An unforgettable night of sidesplitting laughter Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter. This unique comic artist takes her audience on a wise and hilarious trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters—from Ernestine to Sister Boogie Woman; Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. Newsweek says, Lily has “made the one-person show the daring, irreverent art form it is today.” According to USA Today, “Lily Tomlin just may be the eighth wonder of the world.” Don’t miss this warm and uniquely affecting experience filled with comical insights and wildly, witty observations about the human condition. Photo credit is Greg Gorman 2009 Become a Friends of McCain member at the Benefactor level and meet Lily Tomlin after the show. See inside back cover for details.


WILLIAM INGE’S “BUS STOP” Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

A BELOVED COMEDY CLASSIC SET IN SMALL-TOWN KANSAS A lot can happen in a single night, particularly in a roadside diner in a rural Kansas town, where a busload of stranded passengers wait out a snowstorm. An immediate commercial and critical success when it opened on Broadway, William Inge’s most popular play and only comedy is full of fascinating characters like the nightclub chanteuse, Cherie, and Bo, the belligerent cowboy determined to take her home. With laughter, tears and the melancholy of simple souls yearning for something more, “Bus Stop” will be performed by the celebrated Montana Repertory Theatre, which returns to the McCain stage after performing “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in the 2008-2009 season. A beloved American classic, “Bus Stop” was written in 1955 by Inge, a Pulitzer Prize-winning native of Kansas, and immortalized by the iconic Marilyn Monroe in the 1956 film. “Mr. Inge has put together an uproarious comedy that never strays from the truth.” — The New York Times


GAELIC STORM March 14, 7:30 p.m.

THE ROWDY GOOD TIME BAND FROM “TITANIC” Gaelic Storm returns to the McCain stage after a near sold-out show in the 2008-2009 season. Propelled to stardom as the steerage band in the blockbuster hit “Titanic,” Gaelic Storm’s dynamic stage show features rousing and upbeat vocals, wild energetic dance tunes, haunting Celtic ballads and infectious madcap humor. Gaelic Storm is one of world music’s funnest live acts, and it’s a storm you won’t mind getting caught in. “A party band in a family-friendly, and the best sense of the word, Gaelic Storm knows how to show audiences a good time.” — The Washington Post “Gaelic Storm is rock-flavored … music as Irish as Guinness and Harp.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


LOS LONELY BOYS April 8, 7:30 p.m.

TEXICAN BLUES, LATIN AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Since its worldwide breakout five years ago, this award-winning group from San Angelo, Texas, has achieved multi-platinum album sales, a Grammy for the monster hit “Heaven” and widespread acclaim from critics, fans and other musicians. With their most recent album, “1969,” the brothers trace their own musical lineage paying homage to the songs and artists that inspired them, including Carlos Santana’s “Evil Ways,” The Beatles’ “She Came In Through the Bathroom Window,” Tony Joe White’s “Polk Salad Annie” and The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues.” This Texican band will captivate with its deeply personal and stunning fusion of electric blues, Texas roots, soulful grooves, searing six-string licks, Latin beats and good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll.


NRITYAGRAM DANCE ENSEMBLE April 14, 7:30 p.m.

ENCHANTING AND TRANSFORMATIVE DANCE OF INDIA The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is regarded worldwide as one of the foremost dance companies of India. With exceptional synchronicity, compelling physicality and emotional honesty, the ensemble has earned international acclaim for its ability to redefine both dance and theater, and to create and communicate with powerful imagery and captivating movement. Nrityagram Dance Ensemble blends Odissi, a classical Indian dance form, with contemporary concepts to transport audiences to enchanted worlds of magic and spirituality. Originally a sacred ritual, Odissi is marked by lyricism and curved body lines that bring to life the temple sculptures of India. Ancient wisdom and divine transfiguration are unveiled and interpreted in electrifying dance. “You couldn’t believe what you were seeing — dancing so rich, so deep diving!” — The New Yorker


“The ALUMINUM SHOW” May 7, 7:30 p.m.

SPARKlING WORLD OF INNOVATION, ILLUSION AND FANTASY Reminiscent of Mummenschanz, Blue Man Group, Stomp and Cirque du Soleil, “The Aluminum Show” is a sparkling world of illusion and fantasy for the entire family. Through the use of special effects, creative mechanisms and acrobatic dance, inanimate objects come alive with the energy, emotion and personality of humans. Critics call it “incredible,” “unforgettable,” “pure pleasure” and “one of the most innovative events of modern times.” The curtain rises on a spectacle of aluminum pipes that slowly unravel and transform into a wriggling nest of silver snakes. Intertwined coils transform into centipedes, silkworms courting each other, a huge waterfall, dinosaurs and even a massive opera singer. It’s the magical world of “The Aluminum Show,” Israel’s hottest dance theater creation. “A ravishing and engaging show. Rush there and be dazzled.” — TimeOut (Israel) Family Friendly


MCCAIN CONNECTIONS McCain Auditorium is committed to enhancing cultural expression, developing human potential and expanding knowledge by offering innovative engagement programs throughout the campus, community and region. McCain Connections is a comprehensive program that engages audiences of all ages, broadening their arts experiences above and beyond the performance. Check our website at www.k-state.edu/mccain for periodic updates to this exciting program.

MCCAIN CONVERSATIONS McCain Conversations are informal pre-performance talks designed to inform, educate and engage audience members before certain McCain Performance Series events. Hosted by K-State faculty or other experts in the community, these talks are fun, free of charge to all ticket holders and may even feature a guest appearance by one of the evening’s performers. Check our website at www.k-state.edu/mccain for details.

POST-CONCERT DIALOGUE Immediately following certain McCain Performance Series events, audience members are invited to remain in the theater to participate in an informal, moderated dialogue and question-and-answer session with the artists. Check our website at www.k-state.edu/mccain for details.

COMMUNITY, SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT Several artists in the McCain Performance Series offer master classes, lectures, residencies and other activities for schools, businesses, senior centers and other entities to connect artists to the community.

CAMPUS CONNECTIONS Select artists presented by the McCain Performance Series will visit campus classrooms and other locations to connect with students in informal settings. Campus Connections encourages dialogue and extends opportunities for K-State students to deepen learning unique to their fields or to discover issues beyond their classroom curriculum.


McCain Auditorium celebrates 40 years From Broadway musicals to student performances, McCain Auditorium has hosted hundreds of live events for forty years, providing K-State students and the Manhattan communicty a place of cultural enrichment and engagement. Before McCain opened its doors in 1970, K-State used other facilities for campus activities and visiting performers and lecturers, including a college barn built in 1872, Anderson Hall, an auditorium constructed in 1904 and All Faiths Chapel. By the late 1950s, the old auditorium proved to be inadequate. In 1963, K-State President James A. McCain asked for funds to build a new auditorium. “No building is more essential to the broad educational purpose of a center of higher learning than this facility and none has stronger support from our faculty, students, and alumni,” McCain said at the time. K-State was given $16,000 for the cost of preliminary plans for the auditorium. On the morning of Jan. 15, 1965, a security guard discovered a fire in the auditorium. The building disintegrated into flames in minutes. The fire destroyed an organ, along with band instruments and musical scores. Two arsonists were later arrested and convicted of setting the fire. During the 1965-1966 legislative sessions, President McCain requested more than $2.8 million for a new auditorium. University officials wanted to use the building for every type of performance, including solo instruments, symphonies, opera choruses, dance, theatre, nationally touring Broadway shows and student performances. Crews broke ground on Oct. 3, 1967, and on Oct. 7, 1970, the Broadway play “George M” came to the McCain stage. On Nov. 11, the Minnesota Orchestra premiered Gail Kubik’s “A Record of Our Time,” and President McCain dedicated the structure to the “enrichment of the human mind and spirit,” describing it as a “center for intellectual gratification.” The building was renamed McCain Auditorium upon the retirement of President McCain in 1975. McCain Auditorium would not be possible without the efforts of countless people who have ensured the Manhattan area has a place to experience the arts. Volunteers hold fundraising activities, help with audience development and provide hospitality for auditorium functions and guest artists. They also host children’s parties, performances, and workshops to engage people of all ages. Supporting McCain Auditorium ensures that K-State continues to be a leader in embracing the arts, which is a necessary part of a well-rounded education and a thriving community.

Important dates 1963: K-State President James A. McCain asks for funds to build a new auditorium. 1965: Arsonists set fire to the old auditorium built in 1904. 1967: Crews break ground on constructing a new auditorium. 1970: The new auditorium opens its doors. 1975: K-State rededicates the new auditorium to President McCain after he retires.

A sampling of McCain events • Performances by Yo-Yo Ma, Pilobolus, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman, Wynton Marsalis,Van Cliburn, Eileen Farrell, Ricky Skaggs and Garrison Keillor • Music, dance and theater performances by K-State students • Local dance recitals • Graduation ceremonies • Landon Lectures • National tours of major Broadway musicals such as “Annie” or “Hairspray” • FFA and Kansas Boystate conventions • Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Band annual holiday concert

Directors • Mark Ollington, 1969 to 1980 • Doreen Bauman, 1980 to 1984 • Richard Diehl, 1984 to 1986 • Stephen W. Riggs, 1986 to 1987 • Richard Martin, 1987 to 2007 • Todd Holmberg, 2007 to present


FRIENDs OF MCCAIN

Did you know the McCain Performance Series is funded entirely by revenues generated from ticket income, grants and contributions? In fact, ticket sales fund less than 50 percent of the cost of presenting shows. You can make a difference in the cultural future of Manhattan and Kansas State University by becoming a member of the Friends of McCain.

Your investment benefits mccain • Broadway and other world-renowned artists and attractions in the Little Apple without Big Apple prices • Education and community outreach programs for all ages • Strengthening the cultural fabric in the Flint Hills • A variety of fun and exciting privileges and benefits • Your thank you benefits increase with the size of your gift and may include: • Priority seating • VIP access to the director’s lounge at intermissions • Invitations to exclusive Meet the Artist receptions • Complimentary parking in the K-State parking garage Whatever level you choose, your tax-deductible contribution (minus benefits received) will ensure that McCain Auditorium continues to be a place of creativity, innovation, education and inspiration.

Friends of McCain at a Meet the Artist Reception with sally struthers


Joining the Friends is easy Just choose your category and add that amount on the ticket order form.

Friends Benefits (as your contribution increases, so do your exclusive privileges) Student Friend ($25)

• Open to K-State students only. Enjoy the same benefits as Donor Level at a student rate.

Donor ($50+) • Program book and website recognition • Invitation to Season Preview Party/Friends Annual Meeting • Priority seating and advance notification of McCain special events

Contributor ($100+) • All benefits listed above • Invitation to Season Preview Party/Friends Annual Meeting • Free ticket-exchange privileges (charges will apply for higher priced tickets)

Supporter ($250+) • All benefits listed above • Invitation to exclusive post or pre-concert receptions

Patron ($500+) • All benefits listed above • VIP access to Director’s Lounge at intermission with complimentary beverages/refreshments • Complimentary reserved parking in K-State parking garage for McCain Performance Series events

Benefactor ($1,000+) • All benefits listed above • Invitation for two to an exclusive Meet the Artist reception

Fellow ($2,500+) • All benefits listed above • Shared Sponsor recognition for an Education or a select McCain Performance Series event • Your name plate permanently attached to one seat in McCain Auditorium

Sustainer ($5,000+) • All benefits listed above • Your name plate permanently attached to an additional seat in McCain Auditorium • Premiere Sponsor recognition for a select McCain Performance Series event (based upon availability)

Guarantor ($10,000+) • All benefits listed above • Your name plate permanently attached to two additional seats in McCain Auditorium • Premier Sponsor recognition of an event on the McCain Performance Series of your designation (based upon availability) • Opportunity to host a private reception on campus before or after the show

Business and Individual event sponsorships • Additional benefits are available to businesses or individuals who would like to sponsor specific events. Please call Todd Holmberg at 785-532-6425 for details.


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For Box Office Use Only: Date Order Received ____________ Initials ________________________ Walk In Mail/Phone KJ TYL QB Will Call Mailed Out

General

DATES/TIME

COST

QTY

ORCHESTRA

ORCHESTRA / MEZZANINE

MEZZANINE

SECTION A

SECTION B

SECTION C

Faculty-staff COST

Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild Live”

Oct. 1

7:30 p.m.

$35

$33

Janis Ian

Oct. 8

7:30 p.m.

$36

The Seasons Project

Oct. 17

7:30 p.m.

$39

“Fiddler on the Roof”

Oct. 24

7:30 p.m.

Manasse-Nakamatsu Duo *

Nov. 11

Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

Nov. 18

“Cirque Dreams Illumination”

QTY

Military Senior QTY

QTY

KSU student

Youth

COST

QTY

QTY

General COST

QTY

Faculty-staff COST

QTY

Military Senior QTY

QTY

KSU student

Youth

COST

QTY

QTY

General COST

QTY

Faculty-staff COST

QTY

TOTAL COST

Military Senior QTY

QTY

KSU student COST

QTY

Youth QTY

$12

$

$24

$13

$

NA

NA

$

$39

$37

$19.50

$

$13.50

NA

NA

NA

$

$24.50

$39

$37

$19.50

$

$21

$34

$32

$17

$

$27

$14.50

NA

NA

NA

$

$45

$43

$22.50

$39

$37

$19.50

$

$29.50

$49

$47

$24.50

$39

$37

$19.50

$

$33

$17.50

$29

$27

$14.50

NA

NA

NA

$

$32

$30

$16

$26

$24

$13

$22

$20

$11

$

7:30 p.m.

$39

$37

$19.50

$34

$32

$17

$28

$26

$14

$

April 14

7:30 p.m.

$34

$32

$17

$29

$27

$14.50

NA

NA

NA

$

May 7

7:30 p.m.

$39

$37

$19.50

$34

$32

$17

$28

$26

$14

$

$17.50

$29

$27

$14.50

$24

$22

$34

$18

$32

$30

$16

$26

$37

$19.50

$34

$32

$17

NA

$55

$53

$27.50

$49

$47

$24.50

7:30 p.m.

$32

$30

$16

$27

$25

7:30 p.m.

$55

$53

$27.50

$49

$47

Dec. 8

7:30 p.m.

$48

$46

$24

$42

$40

Cantus

Jan. 20

7:30 p.m.

$34

$32

$17

$29

Kansas and the Kansas State University Orchestra

Jan. 28

7:30 p.m.

$49

$47

$24.50

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

Feb. 11

7:30 p.m.

$59

$57

William Inge’s “Bus Stop”

Feb. 18

7:30 p.m.

$35

Gaelic Storm

March 14 7:30 p.m.

Los Lonely Boys

April 8

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble “The Aluminum Show”

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