Due to the recent hail storm and the Dylan Scott show on Friday evening, The Midwest Theater will postpone Member Single & New Season ticket sales by two days.
Ticket will go on Sale Wed. Aug 21st at 10am. “We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause patrons, but by delaying this two days, we can fully be ready to serve our patrons.” says Billy Estes, Executive Director Midwest Theater.
We are excited to announce the Historic Midwest Theater’s 13th Annual Performing Arts Season! The Magic of the Midwest Theater is more than just movies! You’re invited to join us for these compelling and diverse performances on our stage this season.
New Season & Member Single show tickets go on sale NEW DATE Aug 20st at 10am for our 2019-20 Performing Arts season! Tickets are available for purchase in the office or call 632-4311.
We are offering 2 additional packages for the upcoming season which include Family Shows and Season Extras during the upcoming season. You may purchase these packages as a discounted package in addition to your normal season tickets.
Non-Member Single Ticket Sales Start Aug 30 at 10am.
2019/2020 Season Artist Line up
Repertory Dance Theatre – Sept 19, 2019 7:30pm
RDT is the nation’s oldest and most successful repertory dance company. Unlike conventional modern dance organizations, RDT offers a diverse range of modern dance styles and choreographers—past and present—paired in brilliant, dazzling performances.
“New viewers often ask us what to expect from an RDT performance. We tell them grace and athleticism, beauty and power. Beyond that, we tell them to embrace the unexpected. So what is RDT Dance all about? Simply said, we are about art. Art in motion, art that in its immediacy and intimacy can be both thrilling and profound.”
RDT remains committed to building bridges of understanding that de-mystify the art of dance.
Terrance Simien – Nov 12, 2019 7:30pm
For 38 years, two-time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien and 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is – and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience bandmates – long time members Danny Williams, keyboards, and Stan Chambers, bass; horn players Lance Ellis, sax and Curtis Watson, trumpet; and newest members, drummers Brad Webb and Ian Thompson joining July 2019 – Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed over 9000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career.
An Irish Christmas – Dec 17, 2019 7:30pm
Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. An Irish Christmas features an award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by Caterina Coyne (Principal Dancer River Dance), World Champion Tyler Schwartz (Magic of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance, Celtic Fyre,) and Connor Reider (The Chieftains, St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, Celtic Fyre) in a memorable night that sparkles with the charm and magic that only this festive time of year can bring. Celebrate the great tradition of butter making, chase the wren on St. Stephen’s Day, draw down the half door for spectacular dance, enjoy superb music-making and singing of Christmas carols in an unforgettable Irish night! Songs spinning out of the mists and into the familiar Silent Night,12 days of Christmas and Carol of the Bells, and superb music from members of the Kerry Traditional Orchestra are just the beginning of this great Irish night! Not to be missed! Ireland at its best!
Fry Street Quartet – Jan 14, 2020 7:30pm
This remarkable quartet-hailed as “a triumph of ensemble playing” by the New York Times is a multi-faceted ensemble taking chamber music in new directions. Touring music of the masters as well as exciting original works from visionary composers of our time, the Fry Street Quartet has perfected a “blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity”. The quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to London, and Sarajevo to Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with “profound understanding…depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness” (Deseret Morning News).
Omaha Symphony Chamber Concert – Feb 27, 2020 7:30pm
An evening of music with the Omaha Symphony. As part of their residency and partnership with the community, the Omaha Symphony will present an evening of diverse and thrilling music from the era of Mozart to the modern voices of contemporary composers. Experience the power and beauty of live orchestral music in the intimate setting of the Midwest Theater, with the state’s finest ensemble.
April Verch Band – April 30, 2020 7:30pm
While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.
One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is – as they say – a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.
2019/2020 Family Shows
Missoula Children’s Theater
THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES – Nov 23, 2019 7:30pm
“Dress for success” is good advice that the Emperor takes whole-heartedly, wanting to impress new friends. But where to stop? When the clothes (and other people’s opinions) become more important than the people of the kingdom, trouble brews. To help their beloved Emperor find the way back to his heart, his true friends create an elaborate “birthday suit” for the Emperor to wear for his birthday parade celebration. The Emperor quickly and humbly learns that sometimes “less is more”!
Auditions will be held Mon. Nov. 18 at 4pm
Missoula Children’s Theater
BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST – Feb 7, 2020 7:30pm
Beauty Lou and the Country Beast, is an original country western adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty Lou and the Beast. Beauty Lou is the oldest daughter of the bronc-bustin’ balladeer Buck. At the local county fair, young Beauty Lou is upset by the ungrateful behavior of a miner who has won the blue ribbon for his beautiful roses. She calls him a beast and wishes that he would look like one too. Years later, when in danger of losing the family farm, Buck meets the miner-turned-beast. Beauty Lou agrees to befriend the Beast to save her family. Beauty Lou and the Beast both learn to look beyond appearances and first impressions and to see the beauty that dwells inside. The story, set in the American West, also features Beauty Lou’s six sisters, her Imaginary Friend, her dog Fleabite Clyde, farmhands Slim and Dusty, the neighborly Country Folk and the Barnyard Critters.
Auditions will be held Mon. Feb. 3 at 4pm
Omaha Symphony Family Concert – Feb 26, 2020 7:30pm
Oh no! A bizarre illness has struck the orchestra and they cannot play the concert.Maestro Ian and the audience team up to help Dr. Dolce in this medical, musical caper that examines the orchestra’s instrument families. Mission Imagination combines a child’s love of storytelling with the power of symphonic music in an up-close and playful setting. The program’s dynamic format puts kids in the center of the action, making them active participants in their own learning. Will you help the orchestra feel better in time for the big concert?
Lightwire Theater: Dino Light – March 8, 2020 4pm
DINO-LIGHT, formerly known as Darwin the Dinosaur, was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp.
In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually amazing and has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world.
2019/2020 Season Extra Shows
Sandi Patty – Dec 5, 2019 7:30pm
As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice. Sandi is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards.
Sandi Patty brings her Christmas Blessings Tour to the Midwest Theater this holiday season. Sandi will delight audiences with a full evening of music, including her rendition of “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “Jingle Bells ala Sandra,” and her moving arrangement of “O Holy Night.”
Peking Acrobats – Feb 11, 2020 7:30pm
For the last thirty one years, THE PEKING ACROBATS® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. THE PEKING ACROBATS are often accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments; the time-honored Chinese music coalesces with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese carnival.