MACOA plans a full season of fun | Local

Mineral Area Council on the Arts (MACOA) will “bring it to Parkland” through the 2022-2023 season from a Beach Boys memorial concert to Junie B. Jones’ Essential Survival Guide to School.

Since becoming a nonprofit community arts organization in 1990, MACOA has brought quality arts and cultural events to the area. The 2022-2023 season will not be an exception. The line-up includes New York, Nashville, and St. It offers events with artists from St. Louis and something for everyone.

The MACOA season will kick off with a spectacular Beach Boys Tribute concert by Nashville-based band Sail On at Centene Center. The concert, which will be co-sponsored by the city of Farmington, will take place on the evening of 8 October at 7:00 pm. Sail On will transport viewers to the surf and sands of the 1960s and 70s. Soak up your favorite Beach Boys songs like “Good Vibrations”, “Help Me, Rhonda” and “Little Deuce Coupe”. Tickets are $15 and are available at Farmington Civic Center, 2 Black Knight Drive, or at 573-756-0900.

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James Bond fans and music fans will watch a spectacular concert at Centene Center on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm. From the James Bond films, orchestrated and directed by Dr. Shaken, Not Stirred, a music concert by Kevin White, will transform the Mineral Area Academy of Fine Arts Community Marching Band into a “pop orchestra”. Alongside the familiar instrumental theme songs of 007, hand-selected vocalists such as “Diamonds Are Forever”, “The Look of Love”, “Skyfall” and “Thunderball” will be performing the billboard charts with orchestral accompaniment. Tickets are $15 and will go on sale August 22 at the Civic Center.

December will bring New York City to Park Hills. Ezekiel Andrew performed in Broadway’s The Lion King choir in November 2021. Since then, he has taken on the role of Mufasa many times as his backup. This powerful baritone from Mississippi will be performing at the Park Hills Mineral Area College Theater on December 6. Come experience the proud concert of the historical heritage of jazz, musical theater and hymns.

The MACOA and the city of Farmington also announced that the TheaterWorks USA children’s theater group in New York will be returning to their travels after a hiatus. Bring the whole family to Centene Center on February 25 at 2:00 p.m. as this group plays the ever-popular character Junie B. Jones in the musical Junie B.’s Basic Survival Guide to School.

For something completely different, on the evening of March 25 at 7 PM, Ed Reggi and St. The Paper Slip Theater in St. Louis comes to the Mineral Area College Theater for a fun comedy show of improv drama based on a popular example, “Whose Laugh Is It Again.” TV show “Nobody’s Line Anyway.” Quick thinking, wit, acting and musical talent combined with audience interaction and participation make this an evening of fun, family-friendly entertainment.

The 2022-2023 season is full of art and fun that no one will want to miss. In addition to these amazing 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 Brave Is Beautiful photo exhibit by local heroes.

MACOA is currently accepting donations from community businesses and individuals whose support makes it possible to keep the event season affordable for this region. Visit https://mineralareaarts.org/donations/ to give online.

Season tickets are the most important option to gain entry to all the events described above. Save money and have the convenience of having tickets mailed to you approximately three weeks before each event. By purchasing now, you will receive a value of $60 for the purchase price of only $50. Visit https://bit.ly/MACOASeasonTicket22-23 to purchase season tickets online.

For more information, contact executive director Scottye Adkins at [email protected] or 573-518-2125.

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