The tent is up and Staff Appreciation Night has been set for the 54th season of Tent Theatre. Missouri State is offering a free performance of “All Shook Up” on June 7 for all staff.
Staff Appreciation Night is sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters.
Get get your tickets for the rock ’n’ roll rebellion
Staff are allowed two tickets each for the June 7 showing of “All Shook Up.” Each come with vouchers for one popcorn, one beverage and one Andy’s Frozen Custard treat. To reserve your staff appreciation tickets, contact Barb Jones by email or at 417-836-6605.
Staff Appreciation Night
June 7, 8 p.m.
Craig Hall Plaza
Free for staff with reserved ticket
Rookie cop comedy and rising would-be socialite on tap for other Tent shows
In addition to “All Shook Up,” Tent Theatre will present “Unnecessary Farce” and “My Fair Lady.” Tickets go on sale May 9.
Managing Director Mark Templeton said this year’s theme is the “Great Escape,” and audiences of all ages will enjoy the line up.
“We have been talking about doing ‘All Shook Up’ for several years, and this just seemed to be the right year to do it,” he said. “The production of ‘Unnecessary Farce’ is a fast paced comedic free-for-all which will have the audience in stitches. This will be a regional premiere of the show. ‘My Fair Lady’ is a one of the greatest musicals of all time, and one that has been on our musical theatre director’s bucket list.”
All Shook Up
June 8-11, 13-18
In this jukebox musical, Elvis Presley meets Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” as a guitar-playing, motorcycle-riding roustabout leads residents of a buttoned-up Midwestern town in a rock ’n’ roll rebel. The performance will be bursting with more than two dozen 1950s-era hits, from “Love Me Tender” to “Blue Suede Shoes” and, of course, “All Shook Up!”
June 23-July 1
Get ready for non-stop plot twists and side-splitting dialog as this award-winning comedy takes you on a police stakeout at an economy motel. Two rookie cops set out to nab the mayor for embezzlement, but it doesn’t take long for the operation to go hilariously awry.
My Fair Lady
July 6-9, 11-17
Since its 1956 debut, this award-winning musical has delighted audiences with its witty heroine, Cockney street vendor Eliza Doolittle. Her dreams of a life more prosperous than that of a flowerseller make her a great test subject for a phonetics professor who sets out to prove that manner of speaking —not wealth — is what truly sets apart the British social classes.