WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 24, 2012)—Washington & Jefferson College’s 2012-13 Arts Series season at Olin Fine Arts Center opens Oct. 9 with a performance by The Cashore Marionettes.
“This year’s Arts Series takes us from classical to contemporary; from an American Shakespeare Center-production to duets from operetta and Broadway; from marionettes to a PBS mainstay musician,” Dan Shaw, director of the Olin Fine Arts Center, said. “With a high-energy Celtic troupe to screenings of award-nominated short subject films, our coming season is diverse enough for everyone’s taste.”
Season tickets for all six Arts Series events are $48 for general admission, $38 for senior citizens over 60 years of age, W&J alumni and non-W&J students, and $28 for children 12 years of age and under. Individual show tickets are also available.
The 2012-2013 Arts Series:
▪ The Cashore Marionettes: “Life In Motion”
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012; 7:30 p.m.
Award-winning Joseph Cashore creates and manipulates these life-like marionettes in a performance titled “Life in Motion.” This powerful, entertaining, surprising, one-of-a-kind performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful classical music.
▪ The American Shakespeare Center: “The Duchess of Malfi”
Monday, October 22, 2012; 7:30 p.m.
“The Duchess of Malfi,” written by John Webster in 1612-13, is based on a true story. The play begins as a love story, with a Duchess who marries beneath her class, and ends as a nightmarish tragedy as her two brothers exact their revenge, destroying themselves in the process.
▪ Tomáseen Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas”
Sunday, December 9, 2012; 3 p.m.
Tomáseen Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas” recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in the remote parish of Teampall, an Ghleanntain in the west of Ireland, when the neighbors gather around the fire to grace the long wintry night with the laughter of their stories, the joy of their music, and dances.
▪ Oscar®-Nominated Short Subjects
Live Action: Friday, February 22, 2013; 7:30 p.m.
Animated: Saturday, February 23, 2013; 7:30 pm
Come see the Oscar®-Nominated Short subjects on both nights and then root for your favorite during the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24! Please note the day change this year to Friday and Saturday, instead of Thursday and Friday. Advance single ticket price (or season ticket package) includes tickets for both nights. Individual tickets will be available at the door for specific nights, but at full ticket price.
▪ Grande Romanza®: Songs from Broadway and Operetta
Friday, March 8, 2013; 8 p.m.
Music from the turn of the 20th century, Rogers and Hammerstein, “Phantom of the Opera,” “Brigadoon,” “The Merry Widow” and selections from operettas, including “Firefly,” “Desert Song” and “Maytime,” are presented by Stefano and Nina Tanchietti, with accompanist Maria de los Angeles Rivera.
▪ Jeffrey Siegel presents “Keyboard Conversations®”
Thursday, April 25, 2013; 7:30 pm
Recently featured on PBS, “Keyboard Conversations” is a unique concert-plus-commentary in which Siegel speaks to the audience about the music prior to performing each work in its entirety. He presents an informal, accessible and highly entertaining introduction to the vast repertoire of the piano and to classical music in general.
A variety of additional theatre, music, and art gallery events are scheduled throughout the school year. For more information about Olin Fine Arts Center, tickets and a schedule of events, call 724-223-6546 or visit www.washjeff.edu/arts_series.html.