Tuesday, January 23, 2007

my name is....

Lauren

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Dance Company Performance


Jose Limon Dance Company


When:
Friday, January 13, 8 pm
Saturday, January 14, 1 pm
Sunday, January 15, 2 pm

Where:
Power Center

Prices:
Main Floor $40/$38/$28/$22
Balcony $38/$34/$28/$18
Family Performance$16 adults/ $8 children
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Description:
José Limón’s choreography brings a dramatic vision of dance to audiences around the world. The Limón technique underscores the body’s natural rhythms of fall and recovery — the dynamic, unsettling interplay between weight and weightlessness. The company’s dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive, yet nuanced, movement illustrate the timelessness of Limón’s work and vision. The company balances classic Limón masterpieces with new commissions by contemporary choreographers.

Guys and Dolls


WHAT:
Guys and Dolls

WHEN: (After finals and break)
Jan 12-15, 2006
thursday-saturday at 8 pm
sunday at 2 pm

Quick Overview:
Gamblers, nightclub singers, and missionary girls mix it up in this lively Fifties-era American musical featuring many timeless classics including "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" and "Luck, be a Lady Tonight."

If that description did not catch your attention, I don't know what would!!!! I have seen Guys and Dolls before and let me tell you, it is not a show that you want to miss! I will let you be the judge, so pull our your wallet and buy tickets before they are sold out!

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How to Get Involved



After reading about all of these amazing theatre performances that you can attend, are you wishing that you were on stage while others were applauding you? If so, you should check out the "Basement Arts." This group of talented and aspiring students are sure to give you the skills and the confidence to strut your stuff across the stage and provide entertainment for Ann Arbor folks every single weekend!

Remembering Dr. Seuss...




Seussical
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Time:
April 13 at 7:30pm
April 14 & 15 at 8pm
April 16 at 2pm

Where:
Power Center

All of you adults are really children in disguise. Retreat back to your roots with this comical performance featuring all the characters from Dr. Seuss! Relive the rhyming, relive the jokes, and relive the feelings of being a kid! This performance will weave together the childhood stories with a pop culture twist.

Performance Overview presented by the U of M School of Music Department:
We have all the characters from Dr. Seuss,
They’re off of the page and out on the loose!
Horton the elephant, Gertrude the bird!
And JoJo the thinker who thinks a new word!
The Wickersham Brothers, the Sour Kangaroo,
And all of the Who’s play a major role too!
And of course we can’t have a big show like that
Without our emcee – the Cat in the Hat!
From Whoville to the Circus to the Jungle of Nool,
Why we’ll even take you to McElligot’s Pool!
Fun for all ages and sizes and kinds
With big imaginations and open-upped minds!

From the team who created Ragtime and Once on This Island comes a new and whimsical musical that weaves together Dr. Seuss’s most famous tales. The musical incorporates contemporary pop culture and social parody into breezy lyrics set to sweetly accessible melodies. Seuss’s stories have taught tolerance, peace, and the value of dignity to generations of kids — that “a person’s a person, no matter how small” — in fun and captivating ways. These teachings are at the heart of Seussical. Declared “clever, colorful, tuneful, and full of heart” by the Indianapolis Sun, Seussical is a delightful show for adults and children alike.

To brush up on your Dr. Seuss knowledge be sure to check out this website: SEUSS

Opera: Jackie O


This is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of Opera~
Featuring.........Jackie O

When:
March 22, 2006 at 7:30pm
March 24, 2006 at 8pm
March 26, 2006 at 2pm

Where:
Mendelssohn Theatre

For who:
Anyone who wants to see an "American" Opera with a contemporary twist!

By who:
UM School of Music

What:
Opera Theatre

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Overview
Society’s fascination with celebrity and pop culture is the theme of Jackie O, a playful pop opera of facts and fancies about one of America’s most enduring icons, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie attends a 1968 avant-garde New York “happening” with Andy Warhol, meets the seductive Aristotle Onassis for the first time, has a dream duet with Maria Callas, and embraces her fate as a symbol of JFK’s idealism. Jackie O captures the mystery, the tragedy, and the glamour that epitomized this pop icon.

Ever seen an Opera? Want to make your first visit memorable and exciting? Do you know anything about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis? Ever heard of Andy Warhol? If you are slightly interested, you should check out this opera! I do not think you will regret it! And when you've seen it, be sure to make comments on my blog for other viewers to read!

THE BURIAL AT THEBES

For any of you who took Great Books freshman year and want to remember the days of reading ANTIGONE, this is the performance for you to attend!!!!

The U of M School of Music is proud to present...................................

The Burial at Thebes
A version of Sophocles’ Antigone

Viewing Times:
March 30 & April 6, 2006 at 7:30pm
March 31, April 1, 7 & 8, 2006 at 8pm
April 2 & 9, 2006 at 2pm

Where:
Trueblood Theatre

For a more in depth look at the Calendar of events visit this website: CALENDAR

Overview of The Burial at Thebes
“Whoever is not for us is against us.” The sequel to the tragic tale of Oedipus, Antigone dramatizes the elemental question between private loyalties and a citizen’s responsibility to the state as depicted by the conflict between Antigone, Oedipus’ daughter, and Creon, the King of Thebes. Creon has forbidden a proper burial to Oedipus’s son Polynices, whom he has decreed a traitor. Antigone openly disobeys Creon’s command in order to honor the traditions of her ancestors by burying her brother. Ignoring the opinion of his confidants, Creon persists in his harsh punishment of Antigone until it is too late to avert personal and state tragedy.
Seamus Heaney’s powerful new version of Antigone was commissioned as part of the centenary celebration of the Abbey Theatre in Ireland. As written by the Nobel Laureate Poet, The Burial at Thebes “takes Sophocles’ dense, concentrated poetry and decants it into a beautifully transparent contemporary idiom” (The Irish Times). Featuring striking versions of the choruses along with vivid text, The Burial at Thebes is a timeless commentary on the corrupting influence of power.



How can you pass this up??? You have all winter break to get a group of your friends together to see this amazing performance!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Connection to group blog

I hope you are all enjoying my blog! If you want to learn more about activities in Ann Arbor, and more specificially at the University of Michigan campus, please visit my group blog site! Your feedback is always welcome!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

COME AND JOIN THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA as they perform in Ann Arbor, MI for the first time since 1997!

Thursday, December 8, 2005 8 PM

Description:
This 201st UMS performance by the venerable orchestra (the first was in 1892) features the Marcus Roberts Trio in a new twist on an old favorite. Marcus Roberts, the dazzling jazz pianist and former member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, delivers a performance of his own version of George Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue, a piece that always sounds more thrilling live. Roberts critically acclaimed 1996 recording, Portraits in Blue, explores and reinterprets the jazz elements in Gershwin’s concert music. “Classical music has always had a huge impact on jazz musicians,” says Roberts. “The basic goal of the Rhapsody in Blue project is to showcase the art of improvisation from the jazz musician’s perspective within a semi-classical form.” Robert Spano, the music director of the Atlanta Symphony, conducts.

Concertante

Want to listen to professionals do what they do best?
Want to treat your ear to some beautiful melodies?

The concert is on November 19, 2005 at 8:00 PM at Rackham Auditorium.
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Concertante was founded by graduates of The Juilliard School who wished to pursue their musical collaboration beyond graduation. The glorious world of large-scale chamber music — quintets, sextets, octets — holds musical masterpieces that seldom find a place on chamber concerts...or champions to take them on.

Tickets range: $18, $24, $30, $36