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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Celebrity Artist Series 2012-2013 Season 2012-2013 Season

Kathy Mattea

A Vaudeville Extravaganza

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Squirm Burpee Vaudeville nouveau meets classic melodrama, Tim Burton meets Wile E. Coyote, one-of-a-kind contraptions and quirky characters taking risks and manipulating objects, add up to an expectationbreaking, hysterically entertaining, standing-ovation-inducing theatrical extravaganza tailor made for your whole family to laugh together until you are all punch-drunk silly! The Handsome Little Devils “can outjuggle, outdance and outbalance any of the energetic acts that used to drive The Ed Sullivan Show in its heyday.” Laurel Braeber, The New York Times “Irresistible Cirque Du Silly. What more could you want…” Frank Scheck, New York Post

“If you like your dancing hard, fast and intense, the Koresh Dance Company is for you…liquidly sensual… clean, expressive gestures… imparting a richness of movement to the events on stage… there’s a sheer physical joy to this allegrismo execution…” — Philadelphia Inquirer

Saturday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall $34.50/$19.50 Child/$17 BU Student

EncorEs Performances sponsored by the Bloomsburg University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. (Free unless noted otherwise.)

Renowned for their powerful stage presence and high-energy style, Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company has been hailed as an extraordinary company on the national stage. Founded in 1991 by Israeli born choreographer and Artistic Director Ronen Koresh, this troupe presents its audiences with an exciting and emotional blend of dance styles, ballet, modern and jazz, molded into choreography that is both eloquent and explosive. There is something for everyone in Koresh’s exhilarating performances. Audiences for the company’s critically acclaimed works are increasing continually across the nation, and Koresh’s reputation for passion and outstanding technique regularly results in thunderous ovations.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall $34.50/$19.50 Child/$17 BU Student Theatre: Jack and Jill by Jane Martin Performed by Bloomsburg Players Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 7, 8, 9 Theatre Lab, University Store

Chamber Orchestra Concert: Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 N. Market St., Bloomsburg. Featuring Kristen Jelinek, flute, and Andrea Wittchen, harp

Fall Choral Concert: Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m. Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium Featuring Women’s Choral Ensemble, Husky Singers, and Concert Choir Eileen Hower and Alan Baker conducting

Percussion Ensemble: Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center Gifford Howarth, Director Theatre: Twelve Angry Jurors by Sherman L. Serge. Performed by Bloomsburg Players Nov. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Alvina Krause Theatre 226 Center St., Bloomsburg

The National Circus of the People’s republic of China Founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China, The National Circus is acclaimed for their unique acts such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, and many other outstanding international award winning acts of exquisite beauty and breath-taking talent. Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China will bring to Bloomsburg University’s Celebrity Artist Series, their new program “Cirque Chinois.”

Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall $34.50/$19.50 Child/$17 BU Student University – Community Orchestra: Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m., Mitrani Hall, Haas Center Mark Jelinek conducting Wind Ensemble: Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center Stephen Clickard conducting Jazz Ensemble Concert: Nov. 29, 7 p.m. Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium Stephen Clickard conducting

“Carols by Candlelight,” Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church 345 Market St., Bloomsburg Featuring Concert Choir, Husky Singers, and Women’s Choral Ensemble. Eileen Hower and Alan Baker conducting. (Admission free, but tickets required; pick up at Performing Arts Box Office located in lobby of Haas Center.) Theatre: Flood Stories, Too A co-production of Bloomsburg Players and Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble March 7 – 17, Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg

Midtown Men 4 stars from the orIgInal Cast of Jersey Boys

The four stars of the 2005 hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys are out on their own now calling themselves the Midtown Men. Liberated from the artistic shackles of the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons characters they portrayed on Broadway, as Midtown Men they explore music of other 1960’s doo wop, pop and rock stalwarts. Thrilling and heartfelt, this new concert performance is electrifying audiences from coast-to-coast developing an impressive following of all ages. In Bloomsburg they will include a selection of holiday favorites to properly kick off the holiday season. “Exceptional…their music was superb.” Paul Anka “Broadway Royalty…Ambassadors for the ‘60’s…” The Calgary Sun

Not a Performance of, Not Affiliated with the show Jersey Boys.

Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall $34.50/$19.50 Child/$17 BU Student

Chamber Orchestra Concert: March 14, 2:30 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 N. Market St., Bloomsburg

Concert Band: April 10, 2:30 p.m., Mitrani Hall, Haas Center Stephen Clickard conducting

University – Community Orchestra: April 7, 2:30 p.m., Mitrani Hall, Haas Center Featuring Melissa Marse, piano

Theatre: The Underpants by Steve Martin Performed by Bloomsburg Players April 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg

Percussion Ensemble: April 9, 7:30 p.m. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center Gifford Howarth , Director Jazz Festival: April 12, Mitrani Hall, Haas Center. BU Jazz Ensemble will perform at noon.

Choral Concert: April 21, 2:30 p.m. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center Featuring Women’s Choral Ensemble and Husky Singers Eileen Hower and Alan Baker conducting


Luciana Souza with Romero Lubambo

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Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail. The National Broadway Tour is based upon the work of award winning team Mike Nichols (Tony for directing), Eric Idle (book), and collaborators Idle and John Du Prez (Grammy for music and lyrics). It’s the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up Spamalot.

“her voice traces a landscape of emotion that knows no boundries.” — entertainment Weekly

The Sound of Brazil

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 8 p.m. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall $34.50/$19.50 Child/$17 BU Student

University – Community Orchestra Pops Concert: May 4, 7:30 p.m. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center Mark Jelinek conducting Repertory Dance Ensemble: Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance May 5 and 6, Time TBA Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium $29.50/$16.50 Child/$14 BU Student


“sparkling, seamless and utterly goofy…there’s something delicious about indulging in the loopy insanity of it all…” — hedy Weiss, Chicago suntimes

Concert Choir: April 27, 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 345 Market St., Bloomsburg Alan Baker conducting

Grammy winner Luciana Souza is a leading singer and interpreter of today’s jazz scene. She began her recording career at age three with a radio commercial and went on to record more than 200 jingles and soundtracks, becoming a first-call studio veteran by age sixteen. Her academic pedigree includes a BA in jazz composition from Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where she also spent four years on the faculty; an MA in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of Music; and a fouryear teaching stint at the Manhattan School of Music, New York City. Her singing has been called “transcendental, perfect, and of unparalleled beauty.” Her longstanding collaboration with Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo has earned accolades across the globe.

Bloomsburg Players theatre productions are generally recommended for adult audiences. All Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. Adult tickets are $6; seniors and non-BU students are $4. BU students and CGA cardholders are free. Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of Haas Center for the Arts, or at the door days of performance. All programs, dates, times and locations are subject to change. Call to confirm events: (570) 389-4284.

DALA members Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine make use of their lush vocal harmonies and considerable talents on guitar and piano to create a uniquely insightful brand of acoustic pop/folk music. Touring tirelessly, the duo has built their following the old-fashioned way, by singing for everyone who would listen and turning listeners into fans. “We go to some emotional places in our music ... humor serves as a relief from that,” Walther says, speaking about the duo’s on stage banter. “The more spontaneous the dialogue…the better the performance,” adds Carabine. Girls From the North Country, a live CD/DVD released in 2010, won Canadian Folk Music Award Vocal Group of the Year as well as a JUNO nomination, and was broadcast by PBS outlets throughout North America. Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium $29.50/$16.50 Child/$14 BU Student

Canadian folk music award Vocal group of the year

Grammy Nai-Ni Chen with the Ahn Trio Award Winner

Kathy Mattea “mattea remains one of nashville’s most spiritual singers, and the songs she sings about love lost and humility are as fine as any she has recorded.” — Usa today

The unmistakable voice of triple Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea explores music’s most basic human essence through timeless melodies and uplifting narratives. Kathy has gathered songs and stories of bravery, pride and grief that describe and define the life and times of her home place. COAL, her 2008 Grammy nominated CD, was her first step in discovering this vast and rich vein of music which took her into the lore of family stories. Her newest CD Calling Me Home released this year is a journey further through the rich tapestry of Appalachian music. Whether performing in a small acoustic band or in front of a symphony, she connects intimately with her audience. Long known as an impeccable songcatcher, her concerts present her new and most recent material alongside her Top 20 radio hits, from the signature ballad “Where have you been?” to the bluesy “455 Rocket” to the iconic “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses.” Friday, April 26, 2013, 8 p.m. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall $34.50/$19. 50 Child/$17 BU Student

Increasingly in demand as a public speaker, Kathy Mattea regularly presents keynote and educational programs at colleges, civic venues and conferences across the country. She will present the keynote address at Bloomsburg University’s annual Health Sciences Symposium Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Her address “The Healing Power of Music” discusses the effects of music on Alzheimer’s patients. This lecture is free and open to the public.

“like visual poetry, Chen’s phrases, part exoskeletal rigidity, part boneless grace, embody epic dignity.” — Village Voice

Drawing from elements as opposite as the flowing lines of Chinese calligraphy and the thundering motion of the martial arts, Nai-Ni Chen is one of the very few established Asian-American choreographers who meld the dynamic freedom of American modern dance to the stoic discipline of the Chinese classical arts. Performing live on-stage with the Ahn Trio, in Temptation of the Muses the dance company and the trio are in perfect collusion, with the dancers performing their movements to the music, among the instruments and the players. The show’s centerpiece, entitled “Concrete Stream,” was created by contemporary composer Kenji Bunch. Born in Korea and educated at the Julliard School, the Ahn’s have built a distinguished reputation reflecting the two cultures they grew up in, embracing the music of living composers, forming unique collaborations, and bringing new energy and excitement to the genre of chamber music.


Temptation of the Muses

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8 p.m. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall $34.50/$19.50 Child/$17 BU Student

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First in Line: Celebrity Circle members are the first to learn about exciting shows in the new Celebrity Artist Series season. Members who order tickets before sales open to the general public get to choose from the best seats in the house. Meet the Performers: Celebrity Circle members are invited to pre- and post-show receptions where they can meet fellow patrons as well as performers. No Service Fees: The facilities fee and service charge are waived all season on ticket orders placed by Circle members, a value of $4.50 per ticket. The membership already pays for itself for members who order two tickets to every show.

Celebrity Artist Series 2012-2013 Order Form

Preferred Parking: Celebrity Circle members park in reserved spaces adjacent to the performance halls. Program Recognition: Celebrity Circle members’ names are published in every program throughout the season.

I would like to become a Celebrity Circle Member for the 2012-2013 Season: _____x $85 Per Two People




Squirm Burpee

9/15/12 _____x $34.50

_____x $19.50 _____x $17



Celebrity Circle members are the only patrons offered ticket exchange service, up to two shows per season.

Koresh Dance Co.

10/20/12 _____x $34.50 _____x $19.50 _____x $17



Celebrity Circle members can request replacement of lost tickets.

Chinese Circus

11/16/12 _____x $34.50 _____x $19.50 _____x $17



Midtown Men

12/9/12 _____x $34.50 _____x $19.50 _____x $17





_____x $34.50 _____x $19.50 _____x $17




2/17/13 _____x $29.50 _____x $16.50 _____x $14





_____x $29.50 _____x $16.50 _____x $14



Kathy Mattea

4/26/13 _____x $34.50 _____x $19.50 _____x $17



Nai Ni Chen

5/11/13 _____x $34.50



Programs are emailed in advance to Celebrity Circle members.

Group Sales offer great value! Enjoy a Celebrity Artist Series program with a group of friends…and everyone saves. A group of ten or more qualifies for a 25 percent discount on ticket prices for most shows. Call the Performing Arts Box Office at 570-389-2795 for information and to request a group sales planning packet.

Ticket ordering dates New and renewing Celebrity Circle members may purchase tickets now. Sales for the general public, group sales, and all others begin Aug. 6.

For your information Ordering and contact information: Orders may be placed in person at the box office, by telephone, online or by mail using the order form included with this brochure. Ticket sales and information: (570) 389-4409 Group sales/special arrangements: (570) 389-2795 Order online: Mailing Address: Performing Arts Box Office, Room 101, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Box Office: The Performing Arts Box Office is located in the lobby of Haas Center for the Arts. The box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays while classes are in session. Ticket Prices: Mitrani Hall Shows

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$34.50 General Public $29.50 General Public $30.00 CC Members $25.00 CC Members $19.50 Children $16.50 Children (12 and Under) $17.00 BU Students $14.00 BU Students Ticket prices include all fees, service and handling charges. All fees and charges are waived for Celebrity Circle members, a savings of $4.50 per ticket. Seating: All seating is reserved for all Celebrity Artist Series events. Every audience member, regardless of age, must have a ticket. In consideration of other patrons, we discourage babes in arms at performances.

Start Times: Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the performers and management.


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Free Parking & Shuttle Service: Parking is provided in the Swisher Circle lot located behind Andruss Library. Shuttle service is provided from this lot only to either Mitrani Hall or K.S. Gross Auditorium beginning one hour before the show with return service immediately following the show. Celebrity Circle members’ parking is adjacent to either venue. Handicapped parking is directed by uniformed security.

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