The 2017-18 Bicknell Season

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University revealed its 2017-18 season on Thursday with a lineup that includes 16 performances featuring Tony Award-winning musicals, nationally renowned artists and family favorites.

“This year’s lineup reflects the full spectrum of the performing arts,” said Joe Firman, Bicknell Center director. “Spectacular Broadway musicals, intimate dramatic performances, renowned comedies, inspirational concerts; they’re all included in the 2017-18 season. It’s our most eclectic season yet.”

The season begins Sept. 14 with the opening of the “Student Perspectives” exhibit in the Bicknell Center Art Gallery. October brings the delightfully dizzying play “bobrauschenbergamerica,” the Southeast Kansas Symphony’s “Opening Night Concert,” and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Rent.”

Season highlights include the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” “Churchill: The Blitz,” the U.S. Air Force Academy Concert Band, “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” Illusionist Mike Super, Pitt State Theatre’s “Noises Off,” PSU Music’s “Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance,” and performances by the Southeast Kansas Symphony.

Tickets are on sale at the Pittsburg State ticket office located within the Weede Building, online at or by calling 620-235-4796.
Discounted tickets for PSU students, faculty, and staff are available, with valid PSU ID, purchased and picked up in person, at PSU Ticket Office in Room 137 of the Weede Physical Education Building.

2017-18 Bicknell Family Center for the Arts Season

Sept. 14 – Graphics & Imaging Technologies presents: Student Perspectives

Oct. 19 – 22 – Pitt State Theatre presents: bobrauschenbergamerica

Oct. 21 – SEK Symphony presents: Opening Night Concert

Oct. 29 – Best of Broadway: RENT

Nov. 14 – Women in Government Lecture Series presents: Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff for Michelle Obama

Nov. 17 – Bicknell Center presents: Fancifool

Dec. 1 – SEK Symphony presents: Holiday Extravaganza

Dec. 5 – Moscow Ballet presents: Great Russian Nutcracker

Feb. 9 & 11 – Pitt State Music presents: Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance

Feb. 22 – 25 – Pitt State Theatre presents: Noises Off

Mar. 14 – Bicknell Center presents: Mike Super, Magic & Illusion

Mar. 30 – Bicknell Center presents: Churchill: The Blitz

Apr. 10 – Bicknell Center presents: U.S. Air Force Academy Concert Band

Apr. 22 – Best of Broadway: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Apr. 26 – 29 – Pitt State Theatre presents: Gruesome Playground Injuries

In addition to the major performances listed above, the Bicknell Center also hosts scores of other performances and events including the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker on Tuesday, December 5. Information about these events is also available on the center’s website as they are scheduled.