February 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
McCainKSU, 207 McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS, 66506, United States

A hypnotic fusion of dance, live music, aerial acrobatics, visual effects and high fashion.

Art that enchants, invigorates and awakens the imagination has always been born of the rule breakers, and no one is breaking the rules more joyously, more fervently than Kansas City’s Quixotic. A melting pot of dance, aerial acrobatics, projection mapping, high fashion and original live music, Quixotic is a cornucopia of mystical majesty that enraptures audiences who have never even dreamed a night at the theater could be this much fun. Sleek dancers pushing the boundaries of athletic artistry soar across neon skies, painting new nature on old in a vivid fantasy world. Evocative tribal electronica sets the stage for the visual panoply of color and agility in flight. Even the aural accompaniment blurs the lines between stylistic worlds, blending organic instrumentations of lush strings and primal drums with digital symphonies of programmed beats and bellowing subsonic frequencies.

“… it’s a sensory experience that mirrors a beautiful nightmare, a barrage of twisted but elegant imagery … moments of seemingly super-human strength and grace, as acrobats dangle from hoops or ropes above the stage.” — The Pitch

Season tickets on sale now. Single tickets on sale July 28. More information at: http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2013-2014/quixotic.html.

McCain Student Showcase

February 9, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
McCainKSU, 207 McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS, 66506, United States

K-State students share their creativity and achievement.

McCain Auditorium has helped shape the lives of countless Kansas State University students for more than four decades. To honor this legacy, McCain Auditorium is hosting the fourth annual McCain Student Showcase, a fast-paced collage of several juried performances from students from the Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Celebrate and share in the joy, inspiration and achievement of K-State students in their continued pursuit of excellence.

Season tickets on sale now. Single tickets on sale July 28. More information at: http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2013-2014/student-showcase.html.

The Addams Family

February 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
McCainKSU, 207 McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS, 66506, United States

Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in “The Addams Family.” This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is “a visually satisfying, rib-tickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!” says Toronto Post City. Created by “Jersey Boys” authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (“The Wild Party”), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (“Jersey Boys”) and Olivier Award-winning costume and set designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (“Shockheaded Peter”) with direction by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, “The Addams Family” “is full of charm, wit and surprises that explain why it’s a hit on its national tour” (CBS New Orleans).

“The Addams Family” features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Season tickets now on sale. Single tickets on sale July 28. For more information: http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2013-2014/addams-family.html.

Bleu! The Mediterreanean Sea

February 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
McCainKSU, 207 McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS, 66506, United States

Visual, emotional and highly interactive children’s theater.

7 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 19-21
4 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22
2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23

In T.P.O.’s journey to the sea, children from the audience accompanied by two professional dancers embark on an adventure of discovery in the Mediterranean — a cradle of nature, culture and myths. Bleu! begins on the idyllic Greek Islands amongst the stones, sea shells and whispers of ancient legends, wandering through bustling sea ports and finally diving into the deep blue abyss populated by fish, seaweeds, mollusks and mysterious ancient ruins of disappeared civilizations.

Italy’s Compagnia T.P.O. (Teatro di Piazza o d’Occasione) creates works melding astonishing digital imagery with multidisciplinary performance techniques in the use of music, dance, art, sculpture, digital media, computer technology, lighting and sound. Using the children’s cheering carpet, a large dance mat able to animate sounds and images through pressure sensors, T.P.O. creates a “magic” carpet where, through movement and touch, it is possible to explore imaginary gardens creating a sensitive environment in which the thin border between art and play can be experienced.

Bleu! is ideal for children age 4 and older to teens, parents and grandparents. An open playtime follows each performance so children can freely enjoy the experience. The audience will be seated onstage. Seating is limited.

Season tickets on sale now. Single tickets on sale July 28. More information at: http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2013-2014/bleu.html.


March 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

Come audition for a fun musical!

Directed by Fred Burrack
Auditions: Mar 3 & 4 7-9pm
Performance dates: Apr 25-27, May 1-4

Children’s Choir Auditions: Mar 3 & 4 7:30-8:30pm
15-20 children will be cast in the children’s choir.
Open to students in grades 2 through 8.

Children should come prepared to sing a 30 second song without accompaniment.

Children should also know their t-shirt size.

Casey Donahew Band w/ Phil Hamilton

March 27, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
The Wareham, 410 Poyntz, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

RPA Entertainment is proud to welcome the Casey Donahew Band with Phil Hamilton to the Wareham on Thursday, March 27. Tickets will go on sale 2/1. $20 in advance, $22 Day of Show. Get your tickets at Hyvee, RB Oupost or www.thewareham.com

Live Auction

February 15, 2014 @ 11:00 am
Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th St., Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States

The Center is the recipient of a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Manhattan that will pay for much-needed interior renovations. However, grant funds won’t quite cover all the work that needs to be done. Therefore, the Center needs to raise $10,000 by April 1 to pay for the costs.

So, we’re having a live auction and asking the public to please donate items of value — antiques & collectibles; furniture; jewelry; services; etc. — that will be auctioned off that day. Donations are tax-deductible.

Donations can be dropped off at the Center between 8:30-4:00 Monday through Friday or we would be happy to make arrangements to pick up your donations. Just call us at 537-4040.

Please plan to come to the auction and bid on items. Vern Gannon will be our auctioneer for the event.

Food will be available for purchase.

We will post photos of items that have been donated between now and the day of the auction.

TONIGHT!! WHITE GHOST SHIVERS’ Chinese New Year Celebration @ The ROOST!

January 31, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
The Roost, 2113 Wells Branch Pkwy, Suite 500, Austin, TX, 78728-6970, United States

Happy Chinese New Year!!
8P Doors
9P Show

Hey North Austin! We’re headed your way tomorrow night to play the new venue, THE ROOST. Veritable stumbling distance from RR and Pflugerville! And if you don’t live in North Austin, well, it’s the year of the horse, and you should git on yers and gallop yer ass up and celebrate with us!


Manhattan Young Democrats Meeting

January 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Leadership Studies Building

Join us for our first big meeting of the year! This week we will be discussing plans for Washington Days, the Paul Davis fundraiser, and plans for the elections this fall.
We have a lot to cover so don’t miss out!

Test Event

January 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Kathouse Lounge, 1111 Moro Street, Manhattan, KS, 66502, United States