Monday, August 29, 2016



McCain Auditorium

Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium is the campus cultural center for the live performing arts. McCain has a rich history of bringing world-class engaging experiences to northeastern Kansas.

McCain, which seats 1,751, serves students, faculty and staff, along with the general public. Performances are accessible to anyone to enjoy, and McCain hosts many family-friendly events.

Contact
(785) 532-6428
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Location

211 McCain Auditorium Manhattan, KS 66506


UPCOMING EVENTS
  • March 27 7:30 pm Student Recital Series: Flute Studio of Karen Large

    Karen McLaughlin Large joined the Kansas State University music faculty in 2011 and teaches flute, music theory, flute methods, world music, and directs the KSU flute ensemble.

  • March 28 7:30 pm SpringDance 2014

    Celebrate the arrival of the most joyful time of the year with K-State dance as we present an evening of tap, jazz, ballet and modern dance pieces performed by our students. Dance faculty and a guest artist will choreograph a variety of exciting pieces.

  • April 6 4:00 pm Earth Harp Meets Oud

    Invented by installation artist and musician William Close, the earth harp’s body will rest on the McCain stage while its golden strings will soar above the heads of the audience and attach to the balcony rails, turning the theatre into an instrument.

    Tickets for “Earth Harp Meets Oud” are $9-$45, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

    This concert is part of Kansas State University’s Creativity Illuminated, April 3-6, a celebration of cultural awareness with special musical performances, discussions, film screenings and more presented by artists-in-residence.

    Sponsored by the university’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, K-State Libraries, McCain Auditorium and the School of Leadership Studies, Creativity Illuminated offers four days of activities designed to foster creativity, promote academic discourse and encourage cultural awareness on campus and in the community by exploring arts, culture, history and more. For more information on Creativity Illuminated events, contact the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718 or visit lib.k-state.edu/creativity-illuminated.

  • May 2 7:30 pm Washington Dance Studio presents “Dance Out Loud!”

    The Friday evening show will feature dancers fifth grade through 12th grade. The Sunday matinee will showcase our younger students pre-school through fourth grade.

  • May 3 3:00 pm Washington Dance Studio presents “Dance Out Loud!”

    The Friday evening show will feature dancers fifth grade through 12th grade. The Sunday matinee will showcase our younger students pre-school through fourth grade.

  • May 4 7:30 pm KSU Wind Ensemble and KSU Wind Symphony
  • May 5 7:30 pm KSU Concert Band and KSU University Band
  • May 5 7:30 pm A staged reading of the opera, "The Book of Job"
  • August 31 3:00 pm Piano concert

    The MHS Class of 1974 Reunion Committee invites the community to a duo-piano recital featuring KSU piano professor Slawomir Dobrzanski with special guest LeRoy Johnson (MHS Class of 1974), performing the famous Rachmaninoff Third Piano Concerto in D Minor. This concert, featuring two huge grand pianos, will take place on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the newly renovated Kirmser Hall (Room 204) at McCain Auditorium. Free-will donations will be accepted, and a reception will follow after the performance. All proceeds will help classmate LeRoy Johnson with travel expenses to perform this difficult piece with a full orchestra in the Pacific Northwest. This piece is called “45 minutes of sheer terror” by most pianists, according to Johnson.  The community is invited to the performance in Kirmser Hall. Everyone is welcome.

  • September 21 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    Hailed as “an extraordinarily versatile orchestra” by the Los Angeles Times, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of 15 of jazz music’s leading soloists under the leadership of Wynton Marsalis.  For tickets, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • November 9 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre

    A three-part, evening-length work, “Cokata Upo!” celebrates the culture of the Lakota people. Narratives and creation stories are told against a backdrop of video imagery and are accompanied by live traditional, sacred and courting songs.

  • November 14 8:00 pm McCain Performance Series presents “Elf, The Broadway Musical”

    “Elf” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

  • February 6 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents “Sister Act”

    “Sister Act” is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash. Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken,  Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

    For tickets, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • March 6 7:30 pm K-State Opera presents 'Hansel and Gretel'

    For tickets and information, visit McCain Auditorium.

  • March 10 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series: The Chieftans

    Recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention, The Chieftains have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain.

  • March 11 7:30 pm K-State Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble
  • March 27 7:30 pm SpringDance 2015

    Featuring K-State students performing modern, tap, ballet and world dance forms by faculty and guest artist works.

  • March 29 5:00 pm Jasmine and Josh’s Jazzy Jam Recital

    Featured composers include Bozza, GLiere, Kibbe, Dolphy and more. Note: no jazz will be performed.

  • March 30 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents “The Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity”

    Three actors voice dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, while more than 1,250 individual full-color high-resolution comic book panels tell a hilarious sci-fi adventure story visually from an enormous movie screen. And it’s all done live in front of your eyes.

    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain.

  • April 1 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series present Diavolo

    Featuring dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes and above all: teammates. Under the guidance of artistic director Jacques Heim, they collaboratively develop work on oversized surrealistic sets and everyday structures.

    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain.

  • April 6 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series present “Peter and the Starcatcher”

    “Peter and the Starcatcher” is the innovative comedy based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become “The Boy Who Never Grew Up?”

    This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain.

  • April 9 8:30 pm UPC presents Rainn Wilson and Soulpancake

    Chew on Life’s Big Questions. For ticket information, visit k-state.edu/upc.

  • April 11 7:00 pm UPC presents King Michael

    A Michael Jackson tribute show.

  • April 13 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents “Million Dollar Quartet”

    This Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. For information and tickets, visit k-state.edu/mccain.

  • August 30 7:30 pm Percussion recital

    Percussion provided by Mario DeCiutiis.

  • September 3 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series present The Charlie Daniels Band

    Iconic artist that fuse country with Southern rock. For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • September 8 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series present m-pact

    Hailed “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world” by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music.
    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • September 11 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents Jay Leno

    Acclaimed TV late-night show host and stand-up comedian.
    For ticket information, visit k-state.edu/mccain.

  • September 15 7:30 pm K-State Orchestra Concert
  • September 22 7:30 pm The Robert Cray Band with special guest Shemekai Copeland

    Fusing rock, soul, jazz, gospel, funk and R&B, five-time Grammy Award- winner (and 15-time nominee) Cray has racked up millions in album sales over a four-decade career and is widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time.
    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • October 1 7:30 pm Elizabeth Robinson, flute, and guest artist Grace Bauson, harp
  • October 2 7:30 pm Kristin Chenoweth

    Emmy Award- and Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth was in the comedy series “Glee,” appeared as a guest star on “American Idol” and performed on Broadway as Glenda the Good Witch in “Wicked.” Tickets for “An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth” start at $24.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

  • October 11 7:30 pm An Evening with Shirley MacLaine

    The Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and author is known for her work in “Terms of Endearment,” “The Apartment,” “Being There” and the PBS series “Downton Abbey.” Tickets start at $27, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

  • October 12 7:00 pm Climate Change and the Future of Food Production

    Greg Page, the executive chairman of Cargill Inc., will speak at Kansas State University about the economic impact of climate change on the world’s food production.

    Page, a Cargill employee since 1974, will present “Climate Change and the Future of Food Production” as part of the university’s Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series.

    Admission is free and open to the public.

    Page’s lecture at Kansas State University is the second in the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture series.

    The lecture series started in January. The mission of the series is to provide science-based education about the global food system.

  • October 13 7:30 pm Dracula

    In the classic gothic horror story Bram Stoker’s otherworldly being feeds off others to preserve eternal life. Tickets for “Dracula” start at $17.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

  • October 16 8:00 pm Fall Concert by the K-State Singers

    K-State Singers: “Time of Our Lives,” 8 p.m. Cost: $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets for the performance are available at the McCain Auditorium box office or by calling 785-532-6428.

  • October 18 3:00 pm Wind and Brass Ensemble concert
  • October 20 7:30 pm K-State Orchestra concert
  • October 21 7:30 pm Concert Band and Wind Symphony Concert
  • October 23 7:30 pm Fall Choral Concert by K-State Choirs
  • October 23 10:00 pm The Hot Sardines, “Speakeasy Nights"

    Tickets for this McCain Performance Series presentation of New Orleans jazz start at $19.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

  • November 12 7:30 pm K-State Theatre Season presents “A Christmas Carol” by Menken/Ahrens

    Directed by Jerry Jay Cranford.

  • November 15 2:30 pm K-State Theatre Season presents “A Christmas Carol” by Menken/Ahrens

    Directed by Jerry Jay Cranford.

  • November 17 7:30 pm Percussion Ensemble
  • November 18 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents Vienna Boys Choir with “Christmas in Vienna”

    Kick off the holiday season with the world’s preeminent boy choir. Hear 25 of the most beloved and angelic voices in the world, backed by more than 500 years of Viennese tradition. For tickets visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • December 1 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents Canadian Brass: A Holiday Concert

    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • December 2 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”

    The original television classic is being brought to life in “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.” See all of the characters come to life in an adventure that teaches its audience that what makes a person different can be what makes them special.

    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • December 3 11:30 am K-State wind and percussion recital
  • December 3 7:30 pm K-State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony
  • December 6 11:00 am McCain Holiday Home Tour

    Tour four homes decked out for the holidays.

    Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

    For tickets, call 785-532-6428 or visit k-state.edu/mccain.

  • December 6 2:00 pm Festival of Holiday Music by the K-State Choirs

    Tickets: $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

  • December 9 7:30 pm Rhythm and blues musician and soul singer Aaron Neville

    Neville’s first hit single was the landmark “Tell It Like It Is,” which held the No. 1 spot on the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967. Neville went on to win Grammy Awards for his triple-platinum 1989 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt on “Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind,” and he reached the country charts with the title track of 1993’s “The Grand Tour.” A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, his most recent project was the gospel album “I Know I’ve Been Changed” in 2010.

    Tickets start at $12.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

  • January 30 6:30 pm Twelfth Annual Drag Show: One Queen, Two Queen, Yass Queen, Boo Queen

    Cost: free for K-State students, $8 non-students, plus tax.

  • February 5 7:30 pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream—Actors from the London Stage

    Part of Shakespeare in the Little Apple.
    The five actors in the troupe, Caroline Devlin, Christopher Staines, Nicholas Tigg, Jan Shepherd and Guy Burgess, play multiple roles in the production utilizing an uncut script, simple costumes and minimal scenery with an emphasis on language.
    Actors from the London Stage, housed at the University of Notre Dame, is an educational and theatrical program that brings a troupe of five classically trained actors from major English theaters to college campuses for week-long residencies.
    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.
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  • February 9 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents Jessica Lange Dance

    Founded in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) is a New York City-based dance company dedicated to creating and performing the work of Jessica Lang. JLD enriches and inspires global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music.
    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • February 12 7:30 pm Australian Bee Gees Show, A Tribute to the Bee Gees

    McCain Performance Series presents “Australian Bee Gees Show, A Tribute to the Bee Gees,” 7:30 p.m.
    A multimedia theatrical concert experience that takes a nostalgic trip through the legacy the Bee Gees left behind.
    For ticket and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain.

  • February 20 4:00 pm Shakespeare Swings!

    First Folio: Music by Duke Ellington featuring Wayne Goins and K-State Concert Jazz Ensemble

  • April 14 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents “Ragtime”

    Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13-time Tony Award-nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life.
    For tickets and information, visit k-state-.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • April 17 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents Sharon Isbin, guitar, and Isabel Leonard, mezzo soprano

    Isbin, head of Juilliard’s guitar department, is recognized as the most influential American guitarist alive. She also is the recipient of multiple Grammy awards and the winner of Guitar Player magazine’s Best Classical Guitarist award, the Toronto and Madrid Queen Sofia competitions, and was the first guitarist ever to win the Munich Competition.
    Opera superstar and Grammy Award winner mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard’s expressive intensity, impeccable technique and charisma have been praised by critics around the world.
    For information and tickets, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • May 1 7:30 pm K-State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony
  • May 2 7:30 pm K-State Concert Band and University Band
  • May 14 7:30 pm cCain Performance Series presents “ONCE the Musical”

    Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including best musical, “ONCE the Musical” is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, “ONCE the Musical” tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.
    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • May 16 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents The Beach Boys

    Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. They continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut more than five decades ago. Even more than the Beatles, The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth—and they made copies for everyone.
    For information and tickets, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

  • May 20 7:30 pm McCain Performance Series presents “Under the Streetlamp”

    Under the Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group with two PBS top specials, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. Exuding the rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet — recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” — delivers an evening of unforgettable entertainment. You’ll hear Doo-Wop, Motown, old time Rock ‘n’ Roll and all of your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and in a “show-stopping” salute to their mentors Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, the guys perform a medley from the Four Seasons’ catalog of hits. 
    For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain or call 785-532-6428.

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