Connect2Culture’s March 2023 Performances Include Danú, The Second City, and Jessica Vosk

(Joplin, MO)Connect2Culture’s Curtains Up Series continues this month with four thrilling performances at the Beshore Performance Hall inside the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex (212 West 7th Street, Joplin, MO 64801).

March will include a popular Irish folk ensemble, a Chicago-based improv comedy group, and a renowned Broadway star.

Emily Frankoski, Executive Director of Connect2Culture (C2C), says, “March is going to be a great month for Connect2Culture. We have a wide variety of exciting performances planned, and we’re looking forward to sharing them with residents in Joplin and beyond!”

All of the following performances will be held in C2C’s home theater, the Beshore Performance Hall, at the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex.


Thursday, March 9 | 7:00 pm | Series: Curtains Up Series | Tickets are $25 – $35

Known for its high-energy performances, this outstanding Irish ensemble fuses a glorious mix of ancient Celtic music and new repertoire for lively concerts. For more than two decades, Danú’s virtuosi musicians on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals have taken audiences around the globe on a musical journey to the emerald hills of Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience.

The Second City Swipes Right: The Incomplete Guide to the Ultimate Date Night

Friday, March 24 | 7:00 pm | Series: Curtains Up Series | Tickets are $30 – $50

It’s love at first laugh with The Second City! Bring your partner, lover, significant other, spouse, friend with benefits, platonic BFF, or your spectacularly single self to The Second City Swipes Right: An Incomplete Guide to The Ultimate Date Night. Spend a naughty 90 minutes with The Second City’s caliente cast of comedians as they (consensually) annihilate everything that turns us on—and off—about love, dating, relationships, and everything else in-between the sheets! For mature audiences only.

Jessica Vosk

Saturday, March 25 | 7:00 pm | Series: Curtains Up Series | Tickets are $35 – $40

One of Broadway’s biggest voices comes to the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex! A celebrated singer and actress, Jessica Vosk is no stranger to musical theater and the concert stage. Best known for her role as Elphaba in Wicked, Vosk performs beloved repertoire from Broadway and the Great American Songbook for a stunning performance that echoes in the minds of audiences long after the curtain closes.

Different Series Offered by Connect2Culture

  • Curtains Up Series: The Curtains Up Series, first established in 2016, remains Connect2Culture’s flagship series, offering performances featuring high-quality, nationally touring bands, musicians, and groups. This series knows no bounds and includes a great variety of performance types.
  • Ignite Series: The aptly named Ignite Series seeks to ignite a passion for arts and culture outside of the classroom by providing performances that engage, educate, and inspire area students and their families. This series features special performances, masterclasses, talkbacks, and more.
  • Cornell Series: The Cornell Series honors the late Harry M. Cornell, Jr., a local businessman and champion of the arts. Mr. Cornell’s passion for local artists endures through this series of performances from local and regional artists. Its first year highlights artists from Joplin, St. Louis, and even Texas!
  • Corley Spotlight: The Corley Spotlight, generously funded by the W. R. Corley Memorial Trust, consists of a free performance and educational outreach opportunity. This season’s Corley Spotlight showcases the Complex’s 1949 Steinway Concert Grand Piano and an award-winning pianist.

About Connect2Culture:

Connect2Culture (C2C) is a not-for-profit arts organization founded in 2009 to enhance community through culture. Unlike any organization in the Joplin area, C2C is a respected community arts agency, a champion of the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, and a performing arts presenter. C2C strives to expand audience and resources needed to “ignite a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment” in the Joplin area.


Emily Frankoski

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