Connect2Culture’s November 2023 Performances Include Brian Woods and TheaterWorksUSA’s Production of ‘Pete the Cat’s Big Hollywood Adventure’

(Joplin, MO)Connect2Culture will host two performances this month at the Beshore Performance Hall inside the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex (212 West 7th Street, Joplin, MO 64801). November will include an award-winning pianist from St. Louis as well as a musical for children and their families about a beloved book character.

“This is going to be a great month for our performance season,” says Emily Frankoski, Executive Director of Connect2Culture (C2C). “We’re looking forward to sharing a piano recital, piano workshop, and a family-friendly musical with Joplin residents and visitors alike!”

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.

Connect2Culture’s 2023-2024 Performance Season is made possible by Freeman Health System, Sharon & Lance Beshore, Debra & David Humphreys, The Joplin Globe, KSN/KODE, the Missouri Arts Council, and many others. A full list of sponsors can be found here.

Brian Woods Piano Workshop

Saturday, November 4 | 1:00 pm | Series: Cornell Series | Free and open to the public

Learn more about Brian Woods and his journey as a pianist in this informational piano workshop for all levels. Then, come watch him perform later that night! This workshop is generously funded in part by the Vivian León Fund for the Musical Arts

Brian Woods in Concert

Saturday, November 4 | 7:00 pm | Series: Cornell Series | Tickets are $10–15, plus fees

Celebrated for his stunning musicianship and dazzling stage presence, American pianist Brian Woods is a rising star of international acclaim. A native of St. Louis, Woods combines formidable technique and unique artistry with a charismatic style to delight and inspire audiences internationally. Guided by a firm belief in music’s power to improve lives regardless of background, Woods’ performances captivate classical music veterans and newcomers alike. Enjoy Wood’s talent as he performs on the Cornell Complex’s 1949 Steinway Concert Grand Piano Model D. This performance is generously funded in part by the Vivian León Fund for the Musical Arts.

TheaterWorksUSA’s Production of Pete the Cat’s Big Hollywood Adventure

Sunday, November 12 | 2:00 pm | Series: Ignite Series | Tickets are $15 for adults, kids (ages 3–17) get in free

Lights! Camera! Action! When Pete the Cat and his friend Callie sneak into Hollywood studios, they get lost in the world of the movies. Join Pete, Callie, Ethel the Apatosaurus, and Robo-Pete in this rockin’ new musical adventure based on several fun-filled Pete the Cat books, including Cavecat Pete, Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map, and The Cool Cat Boogie. TheaterWorksUSA brings theatrical productions to venues across the country for school-time and public performances. In-depth study guides are provided for each show, offering suggestions for activities and discussions that meet classroom learning goals while engaging the entire family.

Tickets to all C2C performances are sold exclusively through, over the phone at 417.501.5550, or at the box office inside the Cornell Complex. The box office is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Avoid overpaying through ticket resellers by buying direct from C2C!

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, Executive Director

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