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McCain Performance Series

McCain Ticket Services Office
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu

Holiday hours
The ticket services office is closed for the holidays Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. The office will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2 at noon.

Standard hours
Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 90 minutes before each performance

McCain Performance Series
Kansas State University
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Circle
Manhattan, KS 66506-2111

McCain Conversations and Post-Performance Dialogues

McCain conversation in Kirmser HallThese discussions are designed to engage individuals with artists as a question-answer session or with a scholar in a related field to encourage deeper discussions and understandings about the performance or topics relevant to the work.

Upcoming conversations

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Past conversations

42 FT - CIRQUE MECHANICS History and Circus Traditions -- McCain Conversations postcard42 FT — CIRQUE MECHANICS History and Circus Traditions

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Shannon Blake Skelton, Assistant Professor of Theatre

Theatre and circus scholar Shannon Blake Skelton presents a multimedia history of circus and how Cirque Mechanics pushes at the limits of the possible — and impossible —of the form’s traditions.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “42FT”show.

Please present your “42FT” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires Dec. 3, 2019.

 

DIAVOLO Veterans Project: Moving Veterans Lives -- McCain Conversations postcardDIAVOLO Veterans Project: Moving Veterans Lives

6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14, Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Ret. Lt. Col. Art DeGroat, The Col. H. Duane Saunders Executive Director of Military and Veterans Affairs and Director, Military Innovation Center

Los Angeles-based DIAVOLO Dance Theater has created a nationally acclaimed outreach program with American war veterans that restores their personal strengths, develops social connectivity to their new civilian tribes and helps them nd deeper personal meaning of their military service experiences, including war. This talk shares insights on this arts-based strategy of restoration, building community and creating deeper narratives of military service and the consequences of war.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “Diavolo: Architecture in Motion” show.

Please present your “Diavolo: Architecture in Motion” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires Nov. 27, 2019.

 

A Songwriter With a Little Faith…and Brilliance -- McCain Conversations postcardA Songwriter With a Little Faith… and Brilliance

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Steve Maxwell, Associate Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

John Hiatt is one of the most talented songwriters in blues and country music history. We will take a journey through Hiatt’s songwriting past and discuss his successes, failures and powerful legacy.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt” show.

Please present your “An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires Oct. 31, 2019.

 

Mystery Magic Music Mastery -- McCain Conversations postcardMYSTERY MAGIC MUSIC MASTERY

6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10, Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Laura Donnelly, choreographer, teacher, dancer and writer

This conversation will begin with a brief discussion of traditional flamenco, touch on the career of Siudy Garrido, then move quickly to her focus on flamenco as a universal art form based on geometric principles of energy and evolution. We will explore the concepts of dynamic artistry and creative expression and how Garrido uses these within the traditional language of flamenco to develop a new artistic language that is uniquely her own. Her work is dramatic, visually rich, rhythmically complex, beautiful and moving. Our conversation will be a little tamer.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Theater” show.

Please present your “Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Theater” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires Nov. 16, 2019.

 

A Tribute to Italian Tenors -- McCain Conversations postcardA Tribute to Italian Tenors

6:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Dr. Reginald Pittman, Professor of Music/Voice Division Chair, Kansas State University

A historical journey of the greatest tenors singing the most loved arias and songs of all time.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the Four Italian Tenors: “Viva Italia” show.

Please present your “Italian Tenors” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires September 27, 2019.

 

Nitty, Gritty, and a Whole Lotta Fun! -- McCain Conversations postcardNitty, Gritty, and a Whole Lotta Fun!

6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 8, K-State Student Union

Hosted by: Steven Maxwell, Associate Professor of Music

From a jug band in the ‘60s to a cornerstone of country rock, come hear about how this little, GRITTY band helped shape the landscape of American country and rock and roll music.

Coffee and light desserts provided. Free to all ticket holders of the “Nitty Gritty Dirt Band” show.

Please present your “Nitty Gritty Dirt Band” McCain ticket at Chick-fil-A in the K-State Student Union for one free breakfast or lunch sandwich. Offer expires September 27, 2019.