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2011-2012

Performance Series


Calendar Mark Nizer 3-D Outrageous juggling, comedy and 3-D technology. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30

“Mamma Mia!” The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6

Bill Cosby A heart-touching evening with a national treasure. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9

“The Hills Are Alive” Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata Rock out to songs from “The Sound of Music.” 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10

Yamato Drummers of Japan An exhilarating kaleidoscope of sight and sound. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14 Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Grammy-winning guitar heroes. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Rock and roots powerhouse. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 “Mozart’s Requiem” Munich Symphony Orchestra Featuring Philippe Entremont and Gloria dei Cantores. 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 Cirque Mechanics “Boom Town” Jaw-dropping acrobatics and Old West adventure. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 A Celtic Tenors Christmas Classical, folk, Irish and pop holiday harmonies. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis Everyone’s favorite holiday supergroup. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13 “Young Frankenstein” The new Mel Brooks musical. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 Simone Dinnerstein Profound, elegant and graceful pianist. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26

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McCain Home Tour

Tour five fabulous homes decked out for the holidays. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4

McCain Student Showcase K-State students show off their talent. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12 Henson Alternative “Stuffed and Unstrung” Eighty Henson puppets, six comedians, 100 percent uncensored. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19 Doc Severinsen and His Big Band Live at McCain without the commercial breaks. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26 “STOMP” The international sensation. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Wednesday, Feb. 29 “Macbeth” Aquila Theatre Shakepeare’s tragic tale of ambition, madness and chaos. 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 2 “An Evening of Romance” Jim Brickman America’s romantic piano sensation. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 11 Pilobolus Dance Theater Mind-boggling imagery with awe-inspiring athleticism. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 “The Sleeping Beauty” Moscow Festival Ballet The timeless good-trumps-evil fairy tale. 4 p.m., Sunday, April 29

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Kansas State University 207 McCain Auditorium Manhattan, KS 66506-4711

Phone: 785-532-6428 www.k-state.edu/mccain

Season tickets on sale now. Single tickets on sale Aug. 29. Dates and artists are subject to change.


7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 Outrageous juggling, comedy and 3-D technology. He juggles laser beams at 1,000 revolutions per minute and five ping-pong balls being thrown 20 feet in the air using only his mouth. He juggles an electric carving knife, propane tank and bowling ball. And he does it all in 3-D. Mark Nizer’s unique combination of comedy, world-class juggling, movement, music and 3-D technology promises a spellbinding evening. International Juggling Champion and Comedy Entertainer of the Year, Mark Nizer truly makes the impossible possible and the improbable probable. “Nothing less than brilliant.” — Performance Magazine

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7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9 A heart-touching evening with a national treasure. One of America’s most beloved entertainers, Bill Cosby has dazzled generations of fans with his comedy routines captured on his iconic albums, best-selling books and groundbreaking television shows such as “The Cosby Show” and “Fat Albert.” Transcending age, gender and cultural barriers, the legendary Bill Cosby was honored with a 1998 Kennedy Center Honors Award. In 2002 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. Become a member of the Friends of McCain at the Fellow level and attend a reception with Bill Cosby. See inside back cover for more information.

www.billcosby.com


7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14 An exhilarating kaleidoscope of sight and sound. Young, hip and brimming with infectious energy, Yamato brings the ancient art of taiko drumming up to date in an invigorating display of talent and athleticism. Taiko drumming is a physical and musical spectacle. The drums can measure up to six feet across, requiring powerful stamina to play. Yamato’s performers display their breathtaking virtuosity on 20 drums, varying from huge barrel-like odaikos (enormous taiko drums) to hand-held instruments. With exquisite bronze cymbals, vocals and bamboo flutes, Yamato creates a cultural and spiritual tone that connects the performers with the audience. The performers believe the drumbeat, like the heartbeat, is the very pulse of life. Yamato’s drumbeats will bond the beating of your heart with the rhythm of your spirit. “Simply breathtaking.” — The Telegraph


7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 Grammy-winning guitar heroes. The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. Made up of four uniquely accomplished musicians, the LAGQ brings a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bach to bluegrass to pop. The groups inventive, critically-acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while its interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. “The world’s hottest classical ensemble or its tightest pop band? However it helps you to think about the LAGQ, keep the emphasis on superlatives for its unrivaled joy, technical élan and questing spirits.” — The Los Angeles Times


7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 Rock and roots powerhouse. “This new band … is something else, man,” raves Oregon Music News on Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, the four-man rock and roots music powerhouse. Guitarist, singer and songwriter Lukas Nelson was born in Austin, Texas, and raised on his father Willie Nelson’s famed Honeysuckle Rose bus. The 21-year-old Nelson is no stranger to the road, with his first trip on the bus at 5 weeks old with The Highwaymen, the supergroup featuring his father, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real has opened for the Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Willie Nelson and B.B. King, and the band is a unique musical force on its own. “They’re evocative of such heavyweight rockers as Steve Winwood, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Stevie Ray Vaughan.” — Chico, Calif., News & Review


4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 Featuring Philippe Entremont and Gloria dei Cantores. The Munich Symphony Orchestra makes its triumphant return to the McCain stage after its appearance in the 2005-2006 season. Under the direction of Philippe Entremont, the orchestra will perform Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D minor” (K. 626) with the choir Gloria dei Cantores. Mozart’s “Requiem” is one of the most powerful and evocative works ever composed. Left unfinished at the time of Mozart’s death, the work is surrounded with much intrigue and controversy, most recently depicted in the movie “Amadeus.” “Entremont and his orchestra conjured up a joyous whirlwind of sound that ultimately launched the music blazing into the ether.” — The Washington Post


7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 Jaw-dropping acrobatics and Old West adventure. Get carried back to a time and place rich in adventure. Wonder at the outstanding acrobatics. Revel in the discovery. Early mining machines serve as the playground for prospectors and adventure seekers in Cirque Mechanics’ newest production. Journey to the 1865 mining town of Rosebud, where an unlikely discovery sets off a series of hilarious and unexpected events full of the lore, excitement and adventure of the Old West. The whole family will get caught up in the antics of Cirque Mechanics. “Exceptional, evocative, eye-catching, ear-catching and to keep this list short, engrossingly entertaining.” — The New York Times

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7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 Classical, folk, Irish and pop holiday harmonies. The Celtic Tenors is the most successful classical crossover group ever to emerge from Ireland. The Celtic Tenors “re-invent the whole tenor idiom,” according to Phil Coulter, the composer of “Remember Me.” The group is pioneering a new style of cool never before seen on the classical stage and are breaking the traditional stuffy tenor mold. The unique voices, charm and wit of Daryl Simpson, James Nelson and Matthew Gilsenan combine an emotive journey with a thoroughly uplifting experience. “Three separately and distinctive classically-trained tenors, who when they come together, they are a superbly flawless unit. They combine the high standards of operatic singing with a delightfully informal sense of fun.” — The Irish Examiner


7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13 Everyone’s favorite holiday supergroup. With 20 million Christmas records sold, Mannheim Steamroller is right up there with eggnog and Rudolph. But the show is no quiet fireside moment. This sizzling performance mixes big sounds, brash confidence, spectacular ingenuity, lavish multimedia images, synchronized lighting and special effects. Settle into the joy of the holiday season and the luxurious lull just before Christmas, and let The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis extend your Christmas into a whole other dimension.

Photo credit: Sound Trak Inc.


7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 The new Mel Brooks musical. The classic Mel Brooks movie is alive, and it’s here. You’ll have a monstrously good time at this spectacular new production, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Musical. Don’t miss the sensational cast delivering all your favorite moments from the classic film, plus brand-new, show-stopping numbers for the stage, including “Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster, but not without scary and hilarious complications. The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three-time Tony® winner Mel Brooks himself, who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book along with his record-breaking team from “The Producers” — five-time Tony®-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and three-time Tony Award®-winning writer Thomas Meehan. “The Broadway Musical at its dizziest, glitziest and funniest.” — The New York Times


7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26 Profound, elegant and graceful pianist. Simone Dinnerstein gained international recognition with the success of her recording of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” Dinnerstein then recorded “Bach: A Strange Beauty,” which immediately earned the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Classical Chart and made the Billboard Top 200, which charts top selling albums in all genres. “Bach: A Strange Beauty” also was the No. 1 selling album on Barnesandnoble.com and No. 2 on Amazon.com, in good company with The Decemberists, Cake, The Black Keys and Bruno Mars. “Arresting freshness and subtlety.” — TIME

Schumann - Kinderszenen Bach - Partita No. 2 Intermission Brahms – Intermezzo in A, Op. 118, No. 2 Felsenfeld – Cohen Variations Chopin – Nocturne in D-flat, Op. 27, No. 2 Bach – Partita No. 1


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TICKET INFORMATION

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TICKET EXCHANGES and REFUNDS

• Subscribe to seven to 10 events and save 10 percent. • Subscribe to 11 or more events and save 15 percent. • Subscribe to the entire season and save 20 percent.

To receive your discount, all of your selected shows must be purchased at the same time. Ticket buyers wishing to sit together should place orders together or send all orders in one envelope.

FRIENDS 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 Aug. 12. Priority seating and seat request conflicts will be processed based upon a combination of several factors: • Friends of McCain contribution. • 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.

Subscribers may exchange tickets for those of equal or lesser value for a $2 service charge for each ticket exchanged (waived for Friends of McCain members at the Contributor level or higher). Subscribers may also upgrade their tickets by paying the difference in price (service charges apply). To exchange tickets, present them to the McCain box office at least two business days before the performance. Exchanges and upgrades are subject to availability. Due to the nature of the performing arts, all artists, programs and dates are subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable, except in the case of a canceled performance.

TICKET FEES

Ticket fees help defray hardware and software costs required to provide a high level of customer service. The latest technology has been employed to ensure transactions are safe and secure. In the past, ticket fees and sales tax were assessed to the patron, but were included in the price of the ticket. Now, ticket fees and sales tax are not included in the price of the ticket. Patrons will now see exactly what they are purchasing with ticket prices, fees and sales tax clearly delineated on receipts as three separate items. Ticket prices have been adjusted accordingly. Tickets purchased for the McCain Performance Series will be assessed a $1 per ticket facility surcharge. Tickets bought by telephone will be assessed a $1 transaction fee per ticket in addition to the facility surcharge. Tickets purchased over the Internet will assessed a $2.50 transaction fee per ticket in addition to the facility surcharge. Single tickets bought in person or by mail via the subscription form will not be charged a transaction fee per ticket but will still be charged the per ticket facility surcharge. Sales tax will be charged in addition to the ticket price and the associated fees. Patrons requesting their single ticket orders be mailed to them will be charged $2 per order in addition to any facility surcharge fees or transaction fees.

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.

ORDER your TICKETS

• Mail: 207 McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS 66506-4711 • Phone: 785-532-6428 • In person: McCain and Little Theatre box offices (see hours listed above) • On the Web: www.k-state.edu/mccain


GENERAL INFORMATION

VOLUNTEER AT MCCAIN

AUDIO/VISUAL ENHANCEMENT

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

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.

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. 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 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.


More than 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make “MAMMA MIA!” the ultimate feel-good show. Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives. With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, “MAMMA MIA!” is the world’s No. 1 show.

Warning: Some dialogue and situations may be inappropriate for children under the age of 12.

MAMMA MIA North American Tour Cast © Joan Marcus, 2010

© LITTLESTAR

7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6 A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget.


7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10 Rock out to songs from “The Sound of Music.” Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata is a rock band led by Peter Kiesewalter, the leader and musical mind behind Grammynominated opera revisionists East Village Opera Company. BRO’s live show is entitled “The Hills Are Alive,” a genre-bending adaptation of the songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic musical “The Sound of Music.” With unprecedented artistic license granted by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, “The Hills Are Alive” features BRO’s smart and dynamic versions of 14 songs, blending rock, jazz, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, and country into a high octane musical mash-up that will thrill audiences.


7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12 K-State students show off their talent. McCain Auditorium has helped shape the lives of countless Kansas State University students for decades. To honor that continued legacy, McCain Auditorium is hosting the second annual McCain Student Showcase. The showcase will be a collage of several juried performances from students from the K-State music, theatre and dance programs. Join us as we celebrate McCain Auditorium as a place for K-State students to experience inspiration and achievement.


7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19 Eighty Henson puppets, six comedians, 100 percent uncensored. What happens when Henson puppeteers are unleashed? You get a new breed of intelligent nonsense that is “Stuffed and Unstrung” — a live, outrageous comedy and variety show for adults only. Enjoy an unpredictable evening when six talented and hilarious expert puppeteers improvise songs and sketches based on your suggestions. With a motley group of characters brought to life by the world renowned puppeteers of The Jim Henson Company, this is not your average night at the improv. With more than 80 puppets, the hilarious puppet action is projected live on large screens flanking the stage, while the puppeteers race around below — displaying their skills in full view of the audience. “Stuffed and Unstrung” is an uninhibited live puppet performance as never seen before. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.


7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26 Live at McCain without the commercial breaks. “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” That lead-in, followed by a big band trumpet blast, was the landmark of late-night television for decades. Now Doc Severinsen and His Big Band are on the road, consistently playing to sold-out crowds. Doc’s group has been made up of “The Tonight Show’s” best musicians (Ed Shaughnessy on drums will be on the gig in Manhattan). Their repertoire includes Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics and, of course, “The Tonight Show” theme. Finally, you will be able to hear the depth of talent of a band that was rarely heard playing a whole tune on the air. And you won’t want to miss out on Doc’s outrageous outfits. “Now I’m having the time of my life being on the road with one of the world’s all-time great big bands. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” — Doc Severinsen Become a member of the Friends of McCain at the Benefactor level and attend a reception with Doc Severinsen. See inside back cover for more information.


7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Wednesday, Feb. 29 The international sensation. “STOMP” is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and it has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, lighters, hubcaps — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. See what all the noise is about. “‘STOMP’ finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” — USA Today


7:30 p.m., Friday, March 2 Shakepeare’s tragic tale of ambition, madness and chaos. “Fair is foul and foul is fair” in Aquila Theatre’s rendering of the chaotic world of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” where nothing is as it seems and men combat their own madness and fates. The play centers on the victorious Scottish general Macbeth, who chances upon three mysterious witches in the forest during his journey home from war. The witches offer Macbeth an intriguing prophesy, tempting the skeptical man with the promise that he will one day become King of Scotland. Upon hearing the news, Lady Macbeth urges her husband into murderous action, and what follows is a wild and maddening descent into war, insanity and demons. “A classically trained, modernly hip troupe.” — The New York Times


7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 11 America’s romantic piano sensation. Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. His concerts create a musical celebration for audiences seeking an escape from the hectic demands of everyday life. In this very special concert, Brickman will take fans on a musical journey playing hits like “Valentine,” “Love of My Life,” “If You Believe,” “Never Alone” and more. Enjoy an evening of dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals, plus warmth and humor that has people returning year after year. “A crowd pleaser … his rhapsodic melodies coupled with considerable stage charm has made him a phenomenon.” — Boston Herald


7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 Mind-boggling imagery with awe-inspiring athleticism. Pilobolus is a sun-loving fungus that grows in barnyards and pastures. It is also a highly unusual dance company. Astonishingly creative, expressive and athletic, Pilobolus is known for its delightful humor, stunning imagery and acrobatic skill. The internationally acclaimed company has been featured on “60 Minutes,” the Academy Awards, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and it was nominated for a Sports Emmy for its work for the NFL Network. “As zany as the Marx Brothers, as clever as Houdini, this sextet of adept acrobats converts bodies into interlocking and interchangeable parts, erecting structures on stage that are closer to sculpture than dance.” — Newsweek

4 p.m., Sunday, April 29 The timeless good-trumps-evil fairy tale. The Moscow Festival Ballet will present lavish sets, beautiful costumes, gifted principal dancers and a corps de ballet with beauty and grace. Created in 1890 by choreographer Marius Petipa and composer Tchaikovsky, “The Sleeping Beauty” ballet remains one of the most magnificent of the Petipa era. Don’t miss this timeless tale of a sleeping princess, a handsome prince and the triumph of good over evil.


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 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-PERFORMANCE 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 CONNECTIONS

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.

FREE STUDENT MATINEES

School matinee performances provide pre-college students live arts education experiences free of charge at McCain Auditorium. These performances are designed to nurture a life-long appreciation of the performing arts. Teachers receive in depth study guides that provide a curriculum context enhancing the experience.

This season, students will be invited to McCain for a daytime performance of the “The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and The Hare” on Feb. 3, 2012. These two well-known underdog classics will be brought to life with a cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance with visually dazzling life-size puppets that glow in the dark with electroluminescent wires. Each story will feature classical and contemporary music ranging from jazz to pop. Mother duck knew from the very beginning that one of her babies would be different from the rest ... this egg was too large and oddly shaped! Upon hatching it is clear — mother duck has an Ugly Duckling. Teased, chased and pushed aside from his friends and family, Ugly Duckling must run away from the pond and venture out on his own. Through the different seasons and new friends along the way, he continues his search for others who will love him for who he really is … an Ugly Duckling? “The Ugly Duckling” is a beloved story about personal transformation and acceptance. The famous story of the race between the tortoise and the hare is best known today for teaching the moral that “slow and steady wins the race.” For more information on how your class can experience a free student matinee performance, please call 785-532-6425.


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 MAKES A DIFFERENCE • • • • •

Enjoy Broadway and other world-renowned artists and attractions in the Little Apple without Big Apple prices. Support education and community outreach programs for all ages. Strengthen the cultural fabric in the Flint Hills. Access 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.

Join at the Patron level and recieve free garage parking and access to the Director’s Lounge. Join at the Benefactor level and meet Doc Severinsen. Join at the Fellow level and meet Bill Cosby.


Joining the Friends is easy Just choose your category and indicate 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-performance 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 with Doc Severinsen at the home of the president of Kansas State University.

Fellow ($2,500+) • • • •

All benefits listed above. Shared sponsor recognition for an education or a select McCain Performance Series event. Your nameplate permanently attached to one seat in McCain Auditorium. Invitation for two to an exclusive Meet the Artist reception with Bill Cosby at the home of the president of Kansas State University.

Sustainer ($5,000+)

• All benefits listed above. • Your nameplate permanently attached to an additional seat in McCain Auditorium. • Premier sponsor recognition for a select McCain Performance Series event (based upon availability).

Guarantor ($10,000+) • • • •

All benefits listed above. Your nameplate 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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ORCH PIT General prices only

STEP 4: INDICATE REQUIRED NUMBER OF TICKETS FOR EACH DESIRED SHOW, AND INDICATE TOTAL AT BOTTOM OF CHART.

ORCHESTRA SECTION A KSU faculty/ Military Senior staff KSU student* QTY.

Youth

KSU student*

QTY.

Youth

For box office use only: Date order received Initials KJ TYL QB CT 10/11

KSU faculty/ Military Senior staff

MEZZANINE

General

ORCHESTRA/MEZZANINE

Youth

QTY.

$11

$49

$16

$22

$47

$14

N/A

$5

$11

$12

$24.50

$8

$

$

$

$

$

$

TOTAL COST

$20

$29.50

$24

$8

$20

$15.50

$

$22

$57

$14.50

$10

$22

N/A

COST

$14 $59

$27

$7.50

$13.50

$29

QTY.

$34.50 $29

$13

$25

$31

N/A

QTY.

$26

$17.50

$15

$27

$18

QTY.

$28 $67

$16

$19.50

COST

$69 $33

$10

$37

$34

$

QTY.

$35

$35

$18

$30

$39

$36

$12

$

$

COST

SECTION C KSU student*

QTY.

SECTION B KSU faculty/ Military Senior staff

QTY.

Sept. 30 7:30 p.m.

$125

$32

$21

$22

$24.50

$

COST

7:30 p.m. N/A

$20

$22.50

$24

$47

$24

QTY.

7:30 p.m.

$25

$45

$43

$40

$14.50

$49

$46

QTY.

Oct. 9

7:30 p.m.

$42

$27

$34.50

$48

QTY.

Oct. 14

7:30 p.m.

$45

$29

$67

$27

COST

Bill Cosby

Oct. 21

N/A

$17

$69

$52

QTY.

Yamato Drummers of Japan

Oct. 25

N/A

$32 $39.50

$54

$

COST

General

Please note that seating is subject to availability. Friends of McCain receive priority before the general public if orders are received by Aug. 12. Due to seating conflicts, seats may not be the same for every show. Seating conflicts are resolved by status as a Friend of McCain, detailed on inside back cover. After Aug. 12, season ticket orders (seven events or more) will be processed in the order they are received. Single tickets will go on sale Aug. 29. Season tickets will be mailed in September. Those who want to sit together should turn in their forms at the same time. Prices do not include applicable sales taxes and ticket fees. All dates, artists and prices are subjects to change. Please notify the box office if you require wheelchair-accessible seating.

General QTY.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

4 p.m.

$34 $77

$29.50

N/A

COST

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Nov. 29 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 30

$45 $79 $57

$24.50

QTY.

“Mozart’s Requiem”

7:30 p.m. N/A

$59

N/A

QTY.

Cirque Mechanics “Boom Town” Dec. 7 7:30 p.m. N/A

$47

DATES/TIMES COST QTY. COST QTY. COST QTY.

A Celtic Tenors Christmas Dec. 13 7:30 p.m.

N/A

PERFORMANCES

Mannheim Steamroller Jan. 19

$49

Mark Nizer 3-D

“Young Frankenstein”

$12

$

$

$29.50

$12

$57

N/A

$

$

$22

$13

$

$24

N/A

$22

$16

$

$59

N/A

$24

$24

$17

$14

$5

$14.50

$30

$17

$32.50

$8

$27

$26

$32

$26

$10

$29

$32

$32

$63

$5

$17

$16

$34

$28

$8

$32

$30

$19.50

$34

$65

$10

$34

$32

$37

$19.50

N/A

N/A

$42

$19.50

$39

$19.50

$35

7:30 p.m.

$37

$22.50

$37

7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

$39 $43

$37

7:30 p.m.

Feb. 12

Feb. 10

N/A

$45

$39

Feb. 6

“The Hills Are Alive”

7:30 p.m.

$60

$39

Jan. 26

McCain Student Showcase Feb. 19 7:30 p.m.

$22.50

Simone Dinnerstein

“Stuffed and Unstrung” Feb. 26

$22.50

“Mamma Mia!”

Doc Severinsen and His Big Band

$43

$

$43

N/A

$

$45

N/A

$17

$45

N/A

$32

$55

$34

$55

$13

$

$

7:30 p.m.

$19.50

$12.50

7:30 p.m.

$37

$24

$23

Feb. 28

$26

$25

Feb. 29

$39

$15.50

“STOMP”

$16

$29

“STOMP”

$22.50

$31

N/A

$43

$30

$18

March 2 7:30 p.m.

$45

$34

$15

“Macbeth” Aquila Theatre

$55

$36

$28

$32

March 11 7:30 p.m. N/A

$30

Jim Brickman April 24 7:30 p.m.

$18

Pilobolus Dance Theater

$34

$

$36

$

$21

Season order subtotal

$

Select 7-10 events: subtract 10 percent

$

$

$40

4 p.m.

Select all events and save 20 percent.

Add facility surcharge fee* ($1 x total number of tickets ordered) (This charge is waived if you choose 7 or more events)

$

$

Subtotal before tax

$

Select all events: subtract 20 percent

$42

April 29

Select 11 or more events and save 15 percent.

Choose just 1 “STOMP” performance.

STEP 6: SEND ALL PAYMENTS.

TOTAL

NEED HELP WITH YOUR ORDER? CALL US AT 785-532-6428.

*The facility surcharge fee helps defray hardware and software costs ensuring transaction security.

Add 8.55 percent sales tax (multiply above subtotal before tax by .0855)

Select 11 or more events: subtract 15 percent

N/A

“The Sleeping Beauty”

Select 7 to 10 events and save 10 percent.

* Patrons using a KSU student ticket will be required to show their valid K-State student ID before admittance.

For best seats, join the Friends by Aug. 12.

STEP 5: FILL OUT TICKET PAYMENT INFORMATION.

Credit/debit card payment is preferred. Payment by check may delay processing.

Charge ticket payment to my Visa MasterCard Discover American Express Send your contribution to the Friends Name on card of McCain and your separate ticket payment to: Card # Expiration date 207 McCain Auditorium Signature Date Manhattan, KS 66506-4711 785-532-6428 I am paying by check made out to McCain Auditorium. I will enclose the check with my separate gift to the Friends of McCain. (Send this payment in the same envelope with your contribution to the Friends of McCain.)


STEP 1: FILL OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION.

I do not wish to receive email updates.

Name Address City State Zip Work phone Home phone Cellphone Email

I wish to join the Friends of McCain and receive priority seating and other exciting and exclusive benefits (see inside back cover for more information). My order must be received by Aug. 12 to receive priority before the general public.

STEP 2: JOIN FRIENDS OF MCCAIN AUDITORIUM.

Fellow ($2,500+) Sustainer ($5,000+) Guarantor ($10,000+)

No, I am not making a gift at this time. Skip to STEP 4 for tickets only. Supporter ($250+) Patron ($500+) Benefactor ($1,000+)

Please select your category: Student ($25+) Donor ($50+) Contributor ($100+)

Name as you would like it in the season program Please list me as anonymous.

START HERE

Total amount of gift My company, , matches gifts.

I do not wish to receive any benefits for any level.

Please note your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Depending on the value of the benefits you receive, a portion of your gift may not be tax deductible. I have made a gift at the Patron level, but I do not wish to receive complimentary parking in the K-State garage.

STEP 3: FILL OUT FRIENDS OF MCCAIN PAYMENT INFORMATION.

I am paying by check made out to the Friends of McCain. I will enclose the check with my separate payment for tickets.

Visa MasterCard Discover American Express Name on card Card # Expiration date Signature Date

Send this payment in the same envelope with your separate ticket payment. Proceed to STEP 4 for ordering tickets.


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