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Broadway shows coming to the Bicknell Center 

Ticket sales begin Aug. 18


PITTSBURG, Kan. — Tickets sales for two popular national acts making a stop in Pittsburg this season will begin on Friday, Aug. 18, at a 15 percent discount. Performances of Broadway’s “Annie” and “STOMP!” are planned for the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. 

After Oct. 21, ticket prices will increase. They may be purchased at the PSU Ticket Office, Room 107 in the Weede Gymnasium at 1701 S. Homer St, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at pittstate.edu/office/ticket-office, or by calling 620-235-4796. 

Tickets also will go on sale Friday for Damn Tall Buildings, a nationally touring ensemble being brought to the Bicknell Center on Oct. 14 in partnership with Olive Street Presents. 

Additional performances are being planned at the Bicknell Center throughout the academic year by Pitt State Theatre, the Pittsburg State University Music Department, and the Pitt State Dance program. 


The sun will come out on Nov. 17 at the Bicknell Center with Broadway’s Annie in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall. 

Now on tour across North America is one of Broadway’s most iconic stories of holding onto hope when times are tough. Annie, the title character, has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner.  

Featuring a book and score written by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin, this celebration of family, optimism, and the American spirit is the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks that life throws your way.

The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for almost six years — a record at the time for the theatre now known as The Neil Simon. Since its inception, it has won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, and has spawned numerous regional productions, national tours, and productions in other countries.  

Starring Ellie Pulsifer as Annie, Stefanie Londino as Miss Hannigan, Christopher Swan as Daddy Warbucks, Nick Bernardi as Rooster Hannigan, and Julie Nicole Hunter as Grace Farrell. 

Discounted tickets are $61.20, $68.85, and $75.65. After Oct. 21, any remaining tickets will increase 15 percent. 


Watch, listen, and be transported as matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and more fill the stage at the Bicknell Center on Feb. 14, 2024, with the energizing beats of STOMP: the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music, and theatrical performance blended in one electrifying rhythm. 

Established in New York City in 1994, the international percussion sensation STOMP logged 11,475 performances at the Orpheum Theater and become an international phenomenon, playing in more than 50 countries in front of more than 24 million people. 

They’ve made appearances on Sesame Street, the Academy Awards, and at the Olympic Games.  

Its roots are in the street performance scene of the United Kingdom in the 1980s, where musician/dancers used their bodies and everyday objects to demonstrate the power of rhythm.  

STOMP has been the subject of the HBO Special STOMP OUT LOUD and Carousel Productions’ short film BROOMS (Sundance Film Festival Award Winner). 

Now on a national tour, this will be STOMP’s second appearance at the Bicknell Center; a show here in 2015 sold out quickly. 

Discounted tickets are $61.20, $68.85, and $75.65.  After Oct. 21, any remaining tickets will increase 15 percent. 

Damn Tall Buildings 

Damn Tall Buildings is bringing their signature blend of bluegrass, blues, roots-rock, and vintage swing to the Bicknell Center’s Miller Theatre at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 in partnership with Olive Street Presents.  

Backed by a captivating, high-energy sound, their lyrics find beauty and glory in the mundane, workaday struggle of everyday life.  

In 2013, the group’s three members, guitarist/lead vocalist Max Capistran, bassist/lead vocalist Sasha Dubyk, and fiddler/vocalist Avery Ballotta, were students at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and took their instruments to nearby street corners to jam. They’ve since produced four albums and toured widely, appearing at large festivals in noted venues. 

They carry with them a connective spirit, welcoming audiences to join in the moment with the band as they take us on a journey through a well-crafted show. The trio has a knack for making any room feel a little more like home and has been described by The Boston Globe as “The Carter Family for the millennial generation.”

Fans of John Hartford, The Band, The Stanley Brothers, and Billy Strings will love their style.

Tickets may be purchased online at olivestreetpresents.org for $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show and at the door. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.