From a Beach Boys tribute concert to Junie B. Jones’ Essential Survival Guide to School, the Mineral Area Council on the Arts (MACOA) will “take him to Parkland” throughout his 2022-2023 season.
Since becoming a non-profit community arts organization in 1990, MACOA has brought quality artistic and cultural events to the region. The 2022-2023 season will be no exception. The training offers events with artists from New York, Nashville and St. Louis in our region and something for everyone.
The MACOA season will kick off with a fantastic Beach Boys Tribute concert at the Sail On group’s Centene Center in Nashville. Co-sponsored by the City of Farmington, the concert will take place on Saturday 8 October at 7pm. Sail On will transport the public into the surf and sand of the 60s and 70s. Listen to your favorite Beach Boys songs like “Good Vibrations”, “Help Me, Rhonda” and “Little Deuce Coupe”. Tickets cost $ 15 and are now available at the Farmington Civic Center, 2 Black Knight Drive, or by calling 573-756-0900.
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James Bond fans and music enthusiasts alike will be watching a spectacular concert at 7pm on Saturday 22nd October at the Centene Center. Shaken, Not Stirred, a concert of music from the James Bond films, orchestrated and directed by Dr. Kevin White, will transform the Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy Community Band into a “pop orchestra”. In addition to the well-known instrumental themes of 007, the hand-selected featured singers will perform on charts such as “Diamonds Are Forever”, “The Look of Love”, “Skyfall” and “Thunderball” accompanied by the orchestra. Tickets cost $ 15 and will be available on August 22 at the Civic Center.
December will bring New York City to Park Hills. Ezekiel Andrew performed in the Broadway Lion King Choir in November 2021. Since then, he has played the role of Mufasa on many occasions as a replacement. This powerful Mississippi baritone will perform at the Park Hills Mineral Area College Theater at 6:00 pm on December 6. Come and experience a proud historical concert of jazz, musical theater and hymns.
MACOA and the City of Farmington also announced that New York-based children’s theater company TheaterWorks USA will be returning after a break from travel. Bring the whole family to the Centene Center at 2pm on February 25, as this group brings to life the ever-popular character Junie B. Jones in Junie B.’s musical Essential Survival Guide to School.
For something completely different, at 7pm on March 25, Ed Reggi and the Paper Slip Theater in St. Louis come to the Mineral Area College Theater for a hilarious improvisational theater comedy show titled “Whose Laugh Is It Anyway”, modeled on the popular television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway.” Quick thinking, wit, acting and musical talent combined with audience interaction and participation make this a fun and family-friendly evening of entertainment.
The 2022-2023 season is chock full of art and entertainment that no one will want to miss. In addition to these stellar events, don’t forget the 9th ART Blooms Banner Contest, the 23rd K-12 Art Show, the 3rd Creative Writing Contest and Workshop and the 2nd Photo Exhibition of Local Heroes Brave Is Beautiful.
MACOA is currently accepting donations from community businesses and individuals whose support makes it possible to keep the event season accessible for this region. Visit https://mineralareaarts.org/donations/ to donate online.
Subscriptions are the main option for granting entry to all events as described above. Save money and get the convenience of receiving tickets in the mail to your address approximately three weeks before each event. By purchasing now, you will receive a value of $ 60 for the purchase price of only $ 50. To purchase an online subscription, visit https://bit.ly/MACOASeasonTicket22-23.
For more information, contact Scottye Adkins, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 573-518-2125.