Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series 2013 - 2014

 

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 Moon Over Buffalo 
by Ken Ludwig
October 3 - 5 at 7:30, October 6 at 2:30
Harrison Theatre

 Ken Ludwig's frantically funny comedy focuses on the fading stardom of stage actors George and Charlotte Hay, poised to bring down the curtain on their careers and their relationship in a small theatre in Buffalo, NY. When famed director Frank Capra calls, suggesting he might have a place for them in his upcoming film redux of The Scarlet Pimpernel, the Hays scramble to put on the matinee of their lives - if only they could agree on the play they're performing! Full of misunderstandings, mistaken identities and missing persons, Moon Over Buffalo promises an evening of madcap hilarity. 

 

 12 Angry Jurors 
by Reginald Rose
November 7 - 9 at 7:30, November 10 at 2:30
Bolding Studio

Tempers are taut and the truth is where one finds it in 12 Angry Jurors, the gender-blind stage adaptation of Reginald Rose's seminal jury drama teleplay 12 Angry Men. The facts are few - a dead man, a knife. A boy's fate hangs in the balance. In setting the record straight, the assembled jurors question each other's innocence as much as that of the defendant, eventually coming to a verdict filled with doubt and uncertainty. 

 

 The Light in the Piazza
book by Craig Lucas, score by Adam Guettel
February 27 -  March 1 at 7:30
March 2 at 2:30
Harrison Theatre 

This soaring musical whisks you away to Italy for a captivating tale of passion and romance. It is the summer of 1953 and Margaret Johnson is traveling the Tuscan countryside with her daughter Clara. When a handsome young Florentine captures Clara's heart, Margaret must decide if she will risk revealing the truth that could threaten her daughter's happiness. 

 

Momentum: a dance concert 
April 3 - 5 at 7:30, April 6 at 2:30
Harrison Theatre

The annual dance concert brings the creative work of dance minors and faculty to the stage. Momentum gives students the opportunity to explore communication through movement, resulting in vignettes of their stories and ideas about life. A variety of dance and musical styles makes this an event for everyone.

 

The Wizard of Oz 
Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of book by L. Frank Baum
May 2 - 3 at 7:30, May 4 at 2:30
Wright Center Concert Hall

The Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of the beloved Baum classic tale brings to life munchkins, flying monkeys, witches good and bad, Dorothy and her friends, and the songs you know and love from the 1939 feature film. Follow the yellow brick road to grand spectacle and heartwarming family fun.