University Concert Series kicks off 115th season

Mizzou brings Broadway classics and more to the heart of Missouri. See which shows and performances are part of the 2022–23 season.

Oct. 18, 2022
Contact: Deidra Ashley,

Ticket information

Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Missouri Theatre or the MU Student Center box office.

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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $36 to $50
At Jesse Auditorium

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and is widely considered one of the world’s finest. The SLSO maintains its commitment to artistic excellence, educational impact and community connections — all in service to its mission of enriching lives through the power of music. Conductor Stéphane Denève leads the orchestra’s visionary storytelling, which has resulted in stronger connections with artists as well as the elevation of the SLSO’s role as a leader in music education.

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Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $56 to $76
At Jesse Auditorium

After 25 years, Chicago is still a musical that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune — and all that jazz. Featuring one show stopping song after another, Chicago has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy Award and thousands of standing ovations.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. — A celebration of the Legendary Queen of Soul

Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $46 to $60
At Jesse Auditorium

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is the ultimate tribute to the legendary Aretha Franklin. The concert experience brings the community together, honoring the Queen of Soul's impassioned music. The production takes the audience through Franklin’s courageous life of love, tragedy and triumph featuring a live band, supreme vocalists and a night full of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.

four dancers

Photo courtesy Jeff Bassinson.

Mareck Dance: UNLEASHED

Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $28 to $48
At the Missouri Theatre

Mareck Dance (formerly Missouri Contemporary Ballet) opens its 17th season with its annual fall performance, UNLEASHED. UNLEASHED brings the company's signature artistry, athleticism and energy to new heights. This performance features three world premieres in an exciting evening of diverse dance, styles and music.

a chorus singing

Choral Union: Verdi’s Requiem

Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25
At Jesse Auditorium

The Messa da Requiem is a musical interpretation of the Catholic funeral mass for four soloists, a double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi. Considered too operatic to be performed in a liturgical setting, it is usually given in concert form of around 90 minutes in length. Musicologist David Rosen calls it “probably the most frequently performed major choral work composed since the compilation of Mozart’s Requiem.

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Voctave: The Spirit of the Season

Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $48 to $55
At the Missouri Theatre

Voctave is the YouTube sensation that has thrilled over 150 million viewers with its original a capella arrangements and unique Disney medleys. The group’s latest album, The Spirit of the Season, Deluxe Edition, reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts. Experience the Christmas cheer at the Missouri Theatre this December.

a blue stage with figures on it

Trans-Siberian Experience: The Prophecy Show

Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $42 to $59
At Jesse Auditorium

Launching the 16th touring season of its extravagant Christmas musical production, this powerhouse group of classically trained musicians come together to create nothing short of an electrifying evening of holiday rock music. Performing in the style of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Prophecy Show has spared no details when it comes to costumes, choreography, music, lasers and fog.

two people in the forefront with others behind them

Photo courtesy DJ Corey.

On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $58 to $72
At Jesse Auditorium

On Your Feet is an inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed enough in their talent — and each other — to become an international sensation. Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s story is an all-new exhilarating musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences.

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Empire Wild

Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $28 to $35
At the Missouri Theatre 

Empire Wild is a genre-bending crossover trio founded by Ken Kubota, Brandon Ilaw and Mitch Lyon. Kubota and Lyon employ virtually every cello-playing technique — bowing, plucking, chopping and more. Ilaw plays practically any instrument he can get his hands on – often a cajon, sometimes a guitar or piano, maybe some ankle bells.

people on stage performing

The Lightning Thief: TYA Edition

Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $25 to $35
At Jesse Auditorium

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school (again), and that’s the least of his troubles. Mythological monsters and Olympian gods seem to walk straight out of the pages of Percy’s mythology textbook. Worse, he’s angered a few of them. This is TheaterWorksUSA’s production adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

six men in suits indoors

Take 6

Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $38 to $50
At Jesse Auditorium

Six virtuosic voices unite in crystal clear harmony against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop. The multiplatinum-selling sextet has toured internationally and is recognized as the world’s pre-eminent a cappella group.

a couple irish dancing

Wings: Dublin Irish Dance

Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $36 to $48
At Jesse Auditorium

Wings is a brand-new Irish dance production created in the Emrald Isle. Like no other show in its genre, Wings features exquisite Irish and world champion dancers together with Ireland’s finest musical and vocal virtuosos. Complete with original music and choreography, this ground-breaking production will thrill audiences with its transformative emotional energy and imaginative design.

an orchestra on stage

Live National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine

Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $33 to $45
At Jesse Auditorium

Despite more than a century of international turmoil, the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra is still going strong. More than 250 art events have been held at the Lviv Philharmonic since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion. These include both concerts in the philharmonic hall and street events specifically geared toward immigrants. This performance will feature Brahms’ Tragic Overture, Op. 81; Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77; and Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95.

a woman standing in a lit doorway

Million Dollar Time Machine

Sunday, March 12, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $49 to $69
At Jesse Auditorium

The time has come for you to relive your past. Each night, this time machine stops at 24 of the most defining points in the history of music and will summon whichever artist it chooses, pulling them from the year when they were at the height of their career. Expect to see the best live performances from Bon Jovi, Tina Turner, Bono, Elvis Presley, Cher, Prince, Johnny Cash, Ozzy Osbourne, Bryan Adams, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, The Beatles and many more.

a colorful stage as people perform an opera

Show-Me-Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $25
At the Missouri Theatre

In the woods outside Athens, on Midsummer’s Eve, the magical world of the fairies intersects with the world of men to create a night of chaos that resolves with the wisps of the dawn.

a dim stage with a dancer on it


Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $53 to $66
At Jesse Auditorium

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and unique — an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. See what all the noise is about.

a man and woman dance ballet

Photo courtesy Jeff Bassinson.

Mareck Dance: Live!

Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $28 to $48
At the Missouri Theatre

Join Mareck Dance (formerly Missouri Contemporary Ballet) for LIVE!, a celebration of the power of extraordinary dancing to live music by brilliant musicians. LIVE! features three world premieres, acclaimed works from the Mareck Dance repertoire and original compositions from local musicians including Tom Andes and Travis McFarlane.

a group photo of four performers

The Manhattan Transfer

Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $56 to $68
At Jesse Auditorium

Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, The Manhattan Transfer have become the cornerstones of contemporary music. This eclectic group is known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music.

a band on a stage

The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday, April 16, at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $37 to $45
At the Missouri Theatre

The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the most popular and sought-after big bands in the world today. The Miller Orchestra has a unique jazz sound and has been touring consistently since 1956, playing an average of 300 live dates per year all around the world.

two children perform in aladdin

Missoula Children’s Theatre: Aladdin

Saturday, May 6, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
$15 adults | $10 children
At the Missouri Theatre

For Aladdin, it’s not easy to find a magic lamp — but it’s even harder to get a date! It’s a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian tales including Ali Baba, Scheherazade and Sinbad the Sailor, as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a cave of (not-so-great) wonders. Along the way, he seeks answers and advice from wise genies, a powerful sultan and his own mother to find a way to meet the princess.

dancers act out alice in wonderland

Photo courtesy Jeff Bassinson.

Mareck Dance: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 4, at 3 p.m.
Tickets range from $28 to $48
At Jesse Auditorium

Fall down the rabbit hole into the fantasy world first imagined by Lewis Carroll. Karen Mareck Grundy’s original choreography and Tom Andes’ musical score bring Carroll’s classic hurtling into the 21st century with sensational costumes, innovative choreography and outlandish characters. Featuring local musicians and student dancers alongside Mareck Dance’s professional ensemble, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a whimsical thrill ride the entire family will love.

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