SCOTTSBLUFF — The Midwest Theater will welcome some familiar faces to the stage as well as some new performers for the 2019-2020 performing arts season.
Some of the family shows this season include the Missoula Children’s Theater will return to the stage as well as the Omaha Symphony performance.
The fall Missoula Children’s Theater production is “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The show is scheduled for Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Auditions will be held Monday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. The spring production is “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast,” which will be presented Feb. 7, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast” auditions will be held Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at 4 p.m.
Another personal favorite of Estes’ is Terrance Simien, who will perform at the Midwest on Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. The Midwest worked in partnership with the LEAD Center to book Simien.
“He’s an amazing arts educator and we’re so lucky to be able to be bringing him back to Scottsbluff,” Estes said.
After the announcement of the season lineup, Estes said phone calls indicate the community is excited for Sandi Patty’s performance Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and the Peking Acrobats Feb. 11, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
“It’s a really good mix, diverse season of shows,” he said.
The theater’s 13th season opens with the Repertory Dance Company from Salt Lake City, Utah. The five other regular season shows are Irish Christmas, the Frye Street Quartet, Omaha Symphony, April Birch and Terrance Simien.
The Omaha Symphony will perform two nights at the Midwest with the first evening an imagination station concert. The second evening is a formal concert.
“If you have a young audience member in your household, this is a great way to introduce them to go into classical music,” Estes said. “We want the kids to be engaged with the performers on stage.”
The imagination station concert is titled “Is There a Doctor In?” and is themed around the parts that make an…