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Fine Arts Series

2009 – 2010 P U S H P L AY


Sweet Honey In The Rock® She Rocks!

IF YOU LIKE

For some people, selecting an eclectic mix of performances is part of the joy of planning. If you’re that patron, forge on! For others, the choices can be overwhelming and we’re here to help. Below you’ll find performance groupings intended to help you navigate and on the following pages you’ll find insights from executive director Brian Jose.

Their music is joy personified. With stunning vocal prowess, a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, gospels, African chants, and jazz If you like exploring themes of social justice…                                                                      improvisation. Their music is steeped in the sacred music of the Black church and the clarion calls of Sweet Honey in the Rock the civil rights movement.

If you love to laugh…

If you like traveling the world…

If you enjoy family performances…

500 Clown Macbeth page 2

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas page 5

Room on the Broom page 5

BodyVox page 3

Danú page 6

Most Valuable Player page 8

Don’t Start Me Talking… page 7

Chicago City Limits page 4

Step Afrika! page 11

CSI Live! page 10

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine page 8

The Wit of David Rakoff page 10

Sones de México page 12

TPO Farfalle page 12

An Evening with Louise Erdrich page 9

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You’ll like this show if you like spiritual music with themes of social justice and equal opportunity, beautiful harmonizing and powerful voices. Saturday, September 12, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

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Photo: Dwight Carter

Happiness. Playfulness. Child-like wonder. We need more of that these days. Pushing play with us will leave you smiling and saying “I’m so glad we didn’t stay home.” Play, for some, is found in comedy and a sense of being carefree. For others, play is found when engaging different ideas and cultures, and for still others, play is in the inspiration that lifts our spirits. The events you’ll discover inside these pages invite you to play with us.

500 Clown Macbeth 500 Clown Macbeth is a hilarious, in-yourface brand of physical theater that uses the Scottish play as a launching pad to forge a wild, unpredictable ride with side-splitting outcomes. Audience note: this performance contains simulated slap-stick violence.

Performers like 500 Clown and Chicago City Limits represent hilarious spontaneity. BodyVox & TPO infuse every performance with breathtaking wonder. Belly-laughs and awe guaranteed. Sweet Honey in the Rock and Louise Erdrich explore our shared humanity. Step Afrika! and Sones de México encourage us to see the world in a fresh way. Illumination assured. The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, the Minnesota Orchestra, David Rakoff and John McCutcheon seek to enlighten as well as entertain. Fulfillment delivered.

You’ll like this show if you love to laugh, like over-the-top experiences and enjoy audience participation. You may not like this show if you want a classic retelling of Shakespeare or are turned off by slap-stick violence.

Live happy, be creative and Push Play. REPLAY

Why rush home? This season, we invite you to relive, rethink and REPLAY the performance with conversation, drinks and hors d’oeuvres in our lobby following select shows.

All programs are subject to change.

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Friday, September 18, 8:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

Designates a Family Event

Designates American Sign Language Event

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We gratefully acknowledge funding support from Arts Midwest for the following events: 500 Clown Macbeth, BodyVox, Trial of the Catonsville Nine & TPO.

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Chicago City Limits

BodyVox BodyVox entertains audiences with breathtaking physicality, striking imagery and belly-laugh inducing wit and whimsy. Innovative and quirky, this is the perfect starting place for those who haven’t tried dance before. You’ll like this show if you like extraordinarily creative, funny and off-the-wall dance. You might not enjoy this show if you’re looking for more traditional or classical dance.

Friday, September 25, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

Chicago City Limits is one of the world’s great improv comedy groups. The troupe takes suggestions from the audience as they craft scenes on the spot. The result is a hilarious evening of comedy that is unique and spontaneous. You’ll love this performance if you like fast-paced comedy about today’s headlines.

Friday, October 23, 8:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10 Saturday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/ Student $10

REPLAY Sponsored in part by Palmer Printing

Photo: Ryan Meehan

Pastiche CSB/SJU faculty ensemble Pastiche performs a diverse repertoire written for different combinations of singers and instrumentalists from classical to jazz and beyond. Works include: Lonely Hearts, (Duet for Baritone & Soprano) David Evan Thomas My True Love Hath My Heart Jake Heggie Dirti Addio Gaetano Donizetti Cousins Herbert Clarke Trout Quintet Franz Schubert Thoughts of Love Arthur Pryor

Photo: Blaine Truitt Covert

Saturday, October 24, 8:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU $12, Senior $6, Faculty/Staff $6, Youth/Student $6

Sponsored in part by St. Cloud Hospital

CSB/SJU Theater Department presents

You Can’t Take It With You

A Comedy in Three Acts by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Minnesota Orchestra The Minnesota Orchestra returns with a concert featuring Osmo Vänskä conducting and Stephen Hough on piano. Works include: Wagner Siegfried Idyll Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin (complete)

You’ll like this performance if you enjoy the “masterworks” of classical music. Thursday, October 1, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

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Originally produced in 1936, the classic You Can’t Take It With You was written during the Great Depression, an era when thousands of Americans had lost their jobs and stock in the market wasn’t worth much. A common-sense tribute to kindness, courage, and human goodness, this play will warm your heart as it lovingly calls us all to be better than we think we can be. November 12-15, 18-21, 7:30 p.m. Gorecki Family Theater, CSB Tickets: $12, Senior $12, Faculty/Staff $6, Youth/Student $6

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Photo: Ken Cartwright


Danú

A Christmas in Ireland: An Nollaig in Éirinn

Irish ensemble Danú returns to the U.S. with a celebration of Christmas from their homeland. This beautiful program pays tribute to early Irish traditions of music, song, and dance. An Nollaig in Éirinn is a joyful evening that will warm the family heart this holiday season. Sunday, December 6, 7:00 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

You’ll love this performance if you like Celtic music and dance and holiday celebrations from other cultures.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Pub Talk: “The Importance of Pubs for Traditional Irish Music” See page 17 for registration details.

The sounds of Scotland come alive when master fiddler Alasdair Fraser links bows with cello prodigy Natalie Haas for a rollicking, yet ethereal, performance. With reeling rhythms, poignant melodies, and exquisite musicianship, the duo displays dazzling teamwork.

Pub Grub Dinner! O’Connell’s Coffeehouse becomes our own Irish pub. Enjoy Fish & Chips and Bangors & Mash along with a selection of Irish beer, coffee and soft drinks from the cash bar. See page 17 for more information and registration details.

You’ll enjoy this performance if you like folk, Celtic or world music. Friday, November 13, 8:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

Sponsored in part by Bremer and St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates

Photo: Colm Henry

Room on the Broom

Created by Tall Stories Theatre Company

Based on the children’s book, a witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. Join the cast on this merry chase, as they meet new friends and escape a hungry dragon. Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up (and their grown-ups). You’ll like this performance if you enjoy children’s theater, musicals, puppetry and British humor. Friday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. F Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Tickets: $17, Senior $13, Faculty/Staff $10, Youth/Student $10 Sponsored in part by Plaza Park Bank and Coborns

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A Judy Collins Christmas featuring the CSB/SJU Orchestra

With a career spanning 40 years, Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her angelic voice and beautiful arrangements. Share a joyful evening of her original works and all-time Christmas favorites. With the CSB/SJU Orchestra accompanying her, this holiday performance is sure to sparkle with the magic of the season! You’ll like this concert if you are a fan of Judy Collins, love traditional Christmas carols and are drawn to inspired folk music. Friday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

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Junebug Productions presents

“Don’t Start Me Talking or I’ll Tell You Everything I Know: Sayings from the Life and

The Actors’ Gang presents You’ll love this performance if you enjoy theater that explores themes of social justice, civic-affairs and protest.

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine History comes alive as The Actors’ Gang examines the 1968 trial of two Catholic priests and seven fellow Catholic activists who committed an act of civil disobedience in protest of the war in Vietnam. This act of civil dissent galvanized the national protest movement. While condemned as criminals in a court of law, they were hailed as patriots in the streets during one of America’s most turbulent eras.

Writings of Junebug Jabbo Jones”

Written & performed by Mr. John O’Neal

Travel with Junebug Jabbo Jones through a collection of stories, songs and poems drawn from over 100 years of African American oral history. Junebug moves through a world of cotton fields, sanctified churches, rural schools, and the early days of the civil rights movement. In this powerful one-man play, John O’Neal, founder of the civil rights movement’s Free Southern Theater, helps us explore our shared humanity. You’ll like this show if you like performances with themes of social justice and diversity.

Friday, January 29, 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 8:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

Friday, January 15, 8:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

This performance is supported by the Sexton Foundation. Photo: Kim Zsebe

Most Valuable Player

The Magic of Jared Sherlock presents

Night Games SJU’s own Jared Sherlock is known nationally as a new and exciting young Illusionist and entertainer. Night Games fuses modern magic and illusions with comedy, dancing, and storytelling to create a modern day variety show. Critically acclaimed for its collaborative and affecting performances, the company features a high energy and eclectic show for the young and young at heart. The Bob and Tom Show calls the performance “Amazing, like being in Vegas!” Recommended for ages 5 and above. All ticket sales and proceeds will benefit the Saint Benedict and Saint John’s monastic retirement communities. Sponsored in part by The Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship and The McKelvey Foundation. You’ll like this show if you like illusion, magic and a touch of Vegas.

Conceived by Gayle Cornelison. Written by Mary Hall Surface and the original cast of the California Theatre Center production.

Relive the triumphant story of Jackie Robinson with the young baseball enthusiasts in your life. Along the way, share the lessons of courage, leadership, resilience and sportsmanship that propelled him to become a national hero. Audience note: this performance is a historical narrative that uses offensive racial language in order to convey the struggles Jackie Robinson encountered. While this is a family show, we strongly recommend that children be 9 and older. You’ll like this show if you dig baseball and if you enjoy children’s theater with themes of equality and historical retellings. Friday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. F Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Tickets: $17, Senior $13, Faculty/Staff $10, Youth/Student $10

Children ages 10-14 are invited to participate in a free baseball clinic before the performance. See page 17 for details & registration information.

Friday, January 22, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $20, Senior $15, Faculty/Staff $10, Youth/Student $10

Catch dinner at the game! Beginning at 6:30 p.m., you can buy crackerjacks & hotdogs on your way into the “stadium.”

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Pastiche

Mad Science presents:

CSB/SJU faculty ensemble Pastiche returns with a performance which includes: Clarinet Quintet W.A. Mozart Bermudas Lee Hoiby Sonata for Trumpet, Violin, Piano Eric Ewazen Mailied, trio for female voices Rhineberger A world premiere Klezmer Bruce Thornton, arr Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Opus 129 Friday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB $12, Senior $6, Faculty/Staff $6, Youth/Student $6

“CSI: LIVE!” CSI: LIVE!, an exciting, interactive journey through the fascinating world of crime scene investigations. When a crime is committed at the premiere of a Las Vegas magic show, CSI investigators spring into action. Whether it’s analyzing mysterious gasses or launching experimental projectiles, the CSI team will work together to solve the crime. This will be the case of the year for your crime scene investigators ages 8 and up. You’ll like this performance if you love the TV show, enjoy mysteries and detective shows, and like science experiments.

Sofya Gulyak & the CSB/SJU Orchestra

Friday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. F Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $17, Senior $13, Faculty/Staff $10, Youth/Student $10

In 2007, Sofya Gulyak blew away her competition to win the prestigious Kapell International Piano Competition. She now brings her skill and passion to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, accompanied by the CSB/ SJU Symphony Orchestra, followed by a solo recital after intermission. You’ll love this performance if you enjoy bold artistry on the piano.

The Wit of David Rakoff

Friday, February 12, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, College of Saint Benedict Tickets: $20, Senior $16, Faculty/Staff $10, Youth/Student $10

Join humorist and author David Rakoff as he reflects upon his work and the creative process. Rakoff’s wry wit has helped establish him as one of today’s funniest and most insightful writers. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable, and is a regular contributor to NPR’s This American Life. You’ll like this event if you enjoy satirical humor, developing your own creativity, book clubs, or the works of David Sedaris.

An Evening with Louise Erdrich

Friday, March 12, 8:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

Co-presented with the CSB Literary Arts Institute

Acclaimed author Louise Erdrich will present a thoughtprovoking evening centering on her work, the importance of creativity in our lives and its vital place in our communities. Erdrich’s novels, including Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, and The Master Butchers Singing Club, frequently explore themes of cultural identity and the intersection of Ojibwa and European cultures. You’ll like this event if you enjoy developing your own creativity, book clubs, spoken word events and exploring other cultures through literature. Friday, February 19, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

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CSB/SJU Theater Department presents

MACBETH by William Shakespeare Complete with witches, ghosts, untimely murders and forests on the march, this famous tragedy plumbs the depths of evil, avarice, envy, hypocrisy and finally, unreasonably strong human guilt. We all wonder if some small thing, like a word, could push us past the tipping point where our desires overpower our reason. Ponder this: is there a little of Thane Macbeth and his wife hiding deep within each of us? March 18-21, 24-27, 7:30 p.m. Gorecki Family Theater, CSB Tickets: $12, Senior $12, Faculty/Staff $6, Youth/Student $6 10

Photo: Ken Cartwright


John McCutcheon

TPO Farfalle (Butterflies)

Spend an evening with John McCutcheon, one of the country’s most respected folksingers and master of a dozen different traditional instruments. His music is as timeless as tradition, as immediate as tomorrow’s headlines, and as vital as that of any artist who seeks to enlighten as well as entertain.

Immerse yourself in a world of child-like wonder with TPO’s “theater of the senses.” Through astonishing new technologies two dancers interact with a sensitive environment made of music, light and images, which all react to gesture and movement. This enthralling production invites you to enter this new world and move among the virtual images.

You’ll love this performance if you like folk music with humorous social content and one-man coffee house style performances.

You’ll love this performance if you like technology, hands-on experiences, and multi-sensory, multi-media events.

Friday, April 9, 8:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

Sponsored in part by Plaza Park Bank and Accentric

Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. Gorecki Family Theater, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

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Step Afrika! Step Afrika’s intricate kicks, stomps, and rhythms pound the floor and fill the air in high-energy performances that celebrate stepping, a unique dance tradition that grew out of African American fraternities. In stepping, the body is used as a percussive instrument to create rhythms and sounds through a combination of stomps, claps, and spoken word.

Minnesota Orchestra This performance features conductor Kirill Karabits with Ingrid Fliter on piano. Works include: Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 Berlioz Symphonie fantastique You’ll like this performance if you enjoy the “masterworks” of classical music.

You’ll love this show if you feed off high-energy dance or get jazzed by hip-hop and dance of other cultures.

Sponsored in part by Thomsens Greenhouse & Garden Center.

Sunday, April 18, 2:00 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

Sones de México Ensemble

Friday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

Sones de México recreates the atmosphere of a traditional fandango (dance fiesta) as they work their way through a collection of 25 folk instruments. While rooted in Mexican folk music, the group is known for their show-stopping “Esta Tierra Es Tuya,” a Spanish cover of the Woodie Guthrie classic “This Land is Your Land.”

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You’ll like this show if you dig the music and dance of other cultures and if your musical tastes range from traditional to hybrids of rock, classical, and folk.

Photo: Greg Helgeson

Saturday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. Petters Auditorium, CSB Tickets: $28, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $18, Youth/Student $10

REPLAY This performance is supported by Dr. Jerry & Patty Wetterling/ St. Joseph Family Chiropractic

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Sponsored in part by Palmer Printing and Gustavo Peña

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Photo: John Lowenstein


VISUAL ARTS SERIES Bill Gossman

Jan. 11 – February 20, 2010 Gorecki Gallery Danny Saathoff – Kinetic Sculpture, Jewelry Gallery Lounge Caitlin Karolczak – Painting

Marita Gootee

BenEDICTA ARTS CENTER May 26 – July 29, 2009 (CSB Reunion, June 26-28) Gorecki Gallery Lucinda Naylor – Painting/Sculpture Gallery Lounge Dede Leither – Painting

Oct. 12 – November 30, 2009 Gorecki Gallery Bill Gossman – Ceramics Gallery Lounge – Anjela Fay Johnson – Drawing

August 17 – October 4, 2009 Gorecki Gallery Marita Gootee – Photography Gallery Lounge Lauren Sudbrink – Photography

Dec. 7 – 17, 2009 Gorecki Gallery CSBSJU Senior Preview Exhibit Gallery Lounge Caitlin Karolczak – Painting

Feb. 26 – April 14, 2010 Gorecki Gallery Book Arts Exhibit Gallery Lounge Mary Hark – Paper works April 19 – May 8, 2010 Gorecki and Gallery Lounge Senior Exhibits

Saint John’ARTS CENTER June 18 – 30 AA Rogers and Target Galleries Calligraphy Conference July 15 – October 12, 2009 AA Rogers Gallery & Target Galleries Ink on Paper- Selected Print works from the Arca Artium Collections October 19 – December 9, 2009 AA Rogers Gallery Junko Nomura – Ceramic tile Target Gallery Lynn Speaker – Gunpowder Drawings

May 24 – July 24, 2010 Gorecki Gallery and Gallery Lounge Northern Printmakers Alliance – Print Works

Lynn Speaker

December 15 – Feb 5 Alice R. Rogers and Target Galleries CSB/SJU Juried All Student Exhibit

CSB Gallery 320-363-5777

April 19 – May 8, 2010 Alice R. Rogers and Target Galleries Senior Exhibits SJU Gallery 320-363-2701

Caitlin Karolczak

Mary Hark

Lauren Sudbrink

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Junko Nomura

Danny Saathoff

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Support CSB/SJU Fine Arts.

How to Order Tickets How to Order

Patron Categories & Discounts

By Mail: Mail the order form to: Box Office – Benedicta Arts Center College of Saint Benedict 37 S. College Ave. St. Joseph, MN 56374 By Phone: Call (320) 363-5777 OnLINE: www.csbsju.edu/finearts IN PERSON: Visit the BAC Box Office.

Box Office Hours Benedicta Arts Center (BAC) Academic Year Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Summer Box Office Hours (through August 25) Monday through Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater Box Office Open 2 hours prior to events

Early Bird Discounts Coupons, guest certificates and group rates cannot be applied to the Early Bird Discounts Purchase 10-19 tickets by August 1, 2009 and receive 2 free tickets. Purchase 20 or more tickets by August 1, 2009 and receive 4 free tickets. Indicate your choices on the order form.

Regular: All patrons who do not qualify for the following discounts. Senior: Ages 60 and over. Student/Youth: Any full-time student, ages 5 through college-aged. Family Event Youth: Appropriate for children of all ages. Every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket. CSB/SJU Faculty & Staff: CSB/SJU employees may purchase two tickets at this rate. These tickets are not transferable and are to be used by the employee who purchases them. CSB/SJU Student: CSB/SJU students may purchase one ticket at this rate. This ticket is not transferable and is to be used by the student who purchases it. OSB Members of the founding monastic communities receive one free ticket to each Fine Arts Series event. OSB members may purchase additional tickets at the Faculty/Staff rate. Group Discount: Applicable for groups of 20 or more. All group tickets must be purchased at the same time. Call the Box Office Systems Manager at 320-363-5700 to make arrangements.

Refunds & Exchanges Ticket refunds are issued only in case of an event cancellation. Limited ticket exchanges are possible up to 48 hours in advance of the date on the tickets.

Petters Auditorium

Gorecki Family Theater

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Chairs Rows A-J Ramped Floor

Rows K-P

Stepped Aisles

Rows Q-W Under Balcony

1st Balcony 2nd Balcony No elevator to balconies

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Accessibility Patrons are encouraged to request services that will enhance their experience in our facilities. Wheelchair Accessible (WSC) seating on the ground floor is barrier free with ramping for easy access from the lobby, restrooms and parking. Seats with Moveable Arms (MA) are available for transfer from wheelchair or for patrons needing more space. Low-vision (LV) seating is available. Make advance arrangements through the Box Office. Audio Description (AD) is provided with one month advance notice. Large Print Programs (LP) are available in the lobby or request one from an usher. Braille Programs (BP) are available if requested at least one month in advance of the event. Phonic Ear Sound Enhancement (PE) systems amplify stage dialogue or music. Patrons may pick up their individual receiver in the lobby prior to the performance or request one from an usher. American Sign Language (ASL): Please contact the Box Office at least one month in advance to request interpretation for performances. Patrons can email the Box Office at bacinfo@csbsju.edu

Seating CSB Benedicta Arts Center

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Rows A-H

Rows A-D

Floor Seating

Lower Tier

Rows J-O

Stepped Aisles

Rows E-K

Upper Tier

Rows P-U

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Upper Level

Last row of the lower tier has no steps

Tickets may be purchased by using the phone relay services for the Deaf at 1-800-627-3529 or 711. Please note our mobility limitations: At the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, Rows J and above are reached by stairs with handrails. There are no elevators to the balconies in the Petters Auditorium. All seating in the Gorecki Family Theater, except for Row D is reached by stairs.

Virtual View of Seats Available Online: Go to www.csbsju.edu/finearts Click on Buy Tickets Now (no purchase necessary). Move your mouse arrow over the sections and see your virtual view of the stage! Chairs Added for Select Performances Chairs are added in front of Row A for all dance and some special presentations in the Petters Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center. (See house map.)

Above: TPO

Make a Difference

Name a Seat Program

Become a donor and help make it possible for our community to experience the joy of the arts. Your gift, combined with many others, ensures that the Fine Arts Series will continue to bring the best in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts to central Minnesota. Donate today and have undeniable impact on the cultural life of this community, making it an even more exciting and interesting place to live and work.

Place your name or that of a loved one on the seats in the Petters Auditorium, Gorecki Family or Colman Theaters at the College of Saint Benedict. Funds raised will be dedicated to the Sister Firmin Escher fund to endow future performances at the College of Saint Benedict. Benefits include a plaque on each seat with your name and a listing in the program book at the appropriate level (excluding the Colman Theater; your name will be placed on a plaque at the entrance to the theater). All contributions are fully taxdeductible.

This season, to show our appreciation, donors who give $100 or more will receive invitations to a Series Sneak Peek champagne reception and will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public. Donors who give $250 or more will receive the above benefits in addition to an invitation to a private reception with one of the artist from the 09/10 season.

For more information about becoming a donor, contact the Box Office at 320-363-5777 or visit www.csbsju.edu/finearts.

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Get More Out of Your Experience!

Directions to our campuses.

Pub Grub Dinner Sunday, December 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in O’Connell’s Coffeehouse, CSB O’Connell’s Coffeehouse becomes our own Irish pub, complete with Fish & Chips and Bangors & Mash. A cash bar featuring Irish beer, coffee and soft drinks will be available; dinner participants have priority-seating for the Pub Talk. Dinner is $11 per person and pre-registration is required.  Can’t attend the pre-performance activities? Stay in the theater following the performance for a Q&A session with Danú.

This season, the Fine Arts Series is spilling out of the theater and into the lobbies, the campus pubs and even sports facilities! Below you’ll find information on the many ways you can participate before and after the show to get more out of your experience. Sweet Honey In The Rock® She Rocks! Open Rehearsal/Q&A-Saturday, September 12, 4:30 p.m. Watch the rehearsal and join members of Sweet Honey for a 15-minute Q&A. Participants must meet in the Petters lobby no later than 4:20 p.m. REPLAY Why rush home? Join the ladies of Sweet Honey for conversation, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar in the relaxed atmosphere of the Garden Lobby.

Don’t Start Me Talking… Join John O’Neal after the performance for a Q&A session. As a co-founder of the Free Southern Theater, O’Neal provides invaluable insight into the Civil Rights era and its relevance today.

500 Clown Macbeth REPLAY Not ready for the madness to end? Stay after the performance for hors d’oeuvres, bloody beverages and zany conversation about the wild antics of 500 Clown.

Most Valuable Player Watch the Saint John’s University baseball team practice from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Youth Baseball Clinic, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Get the first taste of summer with a clinic lead by the Johnnies baseball team. Intended for children, 10-14, with some baseball experience. The clinic is free but space is limited. Ballpark Dinner- Catch dinner at the game! Beginning at 6:30 p.m., you can buy hotdogs, popcorn, and crackerjacks on your way into the “stadium.”

BodyVox REPLAY Relive the whimsy of the performance with the dancers from BodyVox, as they answer your questions about how where they find their inspiration and daring.

John McCutcheon REPLAY Keep the coffeehouse vibe going as John McCutcheon joins us for post-performance drinks & hors d’oeuvres.

Minnesota Orchestra Be sure to arrive early to take part in the Orchestra’s informative, engaging pre-performance talks. • Thursday, October 1, 6:45-7:15 in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall • Sunday, April 18, 1:15-1:45 in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall

Step Afrika! REPLAY This high-octane show will leave you with a “performance high.” If you’re not ready for the night to end, step out to the Garden Lobby with the dancers of Step Afrika!

Chicago City Limits How do they come up with those skits? Do they ever lose it on-stage? If these are your questions, stay after the performance for a Q&A session with the members of CCL.

Sones de México REPLAY Mingle with the musicians of Sones de México and REPLAY your favorite memories of the performance, or the whole season, as you celebrate with a Mexican Fiesta!

Danú A Christmas in Ireland: An Nollaig in Éirinn Pub Talk: The Importance of Pubs to Traditional Irish Music Sunday, December 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in O’Connell’s Coffeehouse, CSB Irish pubs have played a very important role in the growth and strength of traditional Irish music but there have been many changes to this scene in recent years. Danú’s Benny McCarthy will lead this discussion, which is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required due to limited seating.

saint John’s University

From I-94: Take exit 156. Turn south onto County Road 159. Follow signs for event parking. College of Saint Benedict

From I-94: Take County Road 2 east (exit 160) to the second stop sign. Turn right onto College Avenue. Turn right at the south entrance to the college onto Lottie Ardolf Boulevard. Follow signs for event parking. From County Road 75: Turn south at County Road 2 onto College Avenue. Turn right at the south entrance to the college. Follow signs for event parking.

College of Saint Benedict (CSB)

saint John’s University (SJU)

(320) 363-5777

(320) 363-3577

To register for any of the events above, please contact the box office at 320-363-5777.

Below: Sweet Honey In The Rock® She Rocks!

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Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage

PAI D Fine Arts Progr a m m i ng

College of Saint Benedict

Benedicta Arts Center 37 S. College Ave. St. Joseph, MN 56374-2099

Having trouble choosing which performances to go to? Visit our Web site at www.csbsju.edu/finearts to watch videos and hear song clips.

“Order Early & Save! Order 10-19 tickets by August 1 and receive 2 FREE tickets!  Order 20 or more and receive 4 FREE tickets!

Fine Arts Series 2009-10  

Fine Arts Series for 2009-2010.

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