• May 12, 2022

    The Aetos Center for the Performing Arts officially announced its opening season today.  The center is located on the campus of Nixa High School and will serve as not only a place for school productions, but also as a place for national acts to stop and bring the Arts to Nixa and the region.

    Today, the district announced the national acts that will be part of the first season of the Aetos Center for the Performing Arts.

     

    Aetos’ grand opening will be on February 18, 2023: Mike Super - Magic & Illusion

    As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’, Mike Super is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime network television and voted America's Favorite Mystifier! Mike is also a Top Finalist on NBC’s #1 rated summer series America’s Got Talent and featured on the Season Premier Episode of Penn & Teller’s ‘FOOL US’.

    Imagine mind-blowing illusions combined with the hilarity of a headline comedian! Mike Super has taken the performance of magic to new, mainstream levels that will reach out and literally touch you! Mike’s turned the magic show on its side and dumped it out into the audience! YOU become Mike’s onstage assistant!

    The secret to Mike’s success is his natural ability to entertain & captivate people. He has brought the art of magic back to the people and connects personally with his audience on a level they can relate to. Whether it’s through television, stage or simply one-on-one, Mike Super’s personality and humor reaches out and enchants the public. His appeal to both young and old has made him one of the most sought after Mystifiers in the world!

    Join the journey of emotions from laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears and sentimentality that only Mike Super delivers in this family friendly performance! 

     

    February 24, 2023:  Dragons and Mythical Beasts.

    Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for all the family.

    Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the Dragon…

    This Olivier Award nominated show comes to the USA direct from the West End, from the creators of the international smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life.

    Don’t miss this brand-new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!



    March 9, 2023:  HYPROV (Starring Colin Mochrie & Asad Mecci)

    From the brilliant minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show. Hypnosis and Improv -- two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics and everything in between for decades worldwide – come together as two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience --  HYPROV:  Improv Under Hypnosis.

    Twenty random volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis (the process of which is a show in its own right), their inhibitions evaporated and their minds no longer their own. The four or five best are left on stage when one of the world’s leading improvisers enters! Colin Mochrie (co-creator) will initiate and manipulate those under hypnosis himself and turn the show into an improv extravaganza! 

    In the hands of two masters, and solely crafted from the audience’s uninhibited subconscious, this will be an entirely original and completely unforgettable show, for who knows where the unconscious mind will go.  What can possibly go wrong?  Come and see for yourself!

     

    May 13, 2023:  The Silhouettes®

    The next show will be a great Mother’s Day weekend treat.  Founded in 2009, The Silhouettes® -- first runner-up on America’s Got Talent season six in 2011 and Golden Buzzer winners on America’s Got Talent The Champions in 2020 – is America’s premiere shadow-dance company created and directed by Lynne Waggoner-Patton. The company trains, films and performs their live shows at their own theatre in Westminster, Colorado.

    One of the Golden Buzzer recipients on America’s Got Talent, the Silhouettes will bring a memorable experience to families as they perform their acclaimed show, “Love Happens,” which is an entertaining, family-friendly shadow dance story filled with the types of love that fill our world. Everything from the love of friendship, family, a pet, to romantic love, the love of a child, love of music, the painful side of love, love of life – even the love of chocolate! The production takes you on an emotional journey of laughter, tears and goosebumps, and will bring LOVE to your heart.

     

    June 18, 2023: Madagascar the Musical

    Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.

    This smash hit musical features all of your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.

    This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to "Move It, Move It!"!

     

    Tickets:

    Tickets will go on sale this summer.  Those wanting to know when tickets go on sale should sign up for the Aetos E-News at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/S0yMICA/Aetos.  Season passes will be available first and then individual show tickets will go on sale later this year.

    Check out www.aetoscenter.net for regular updates and more news and events coming to Aetos.