Chancellor: Provost: College of Arts & Communication Dean: Associate Dean:
Director: Development Director/Assistant Director Technical Director: Audience Services Manager: Marketing Director: Coordinator of Education & Outreach: Office Manager:
Richard Telfer Beverly Kopper Mark McPhail Robert Mertens
Ken Kohberger Keir R. Johnson J.D. David Nees Michael Morrissey Leslie LaMuro Shannon Dozoryst Malinda Hunter
Mission Statement Young Auditorium serves as a presenting organization for the performing arts and as an educational and cultural center enriching the lives of the campus and regional communities. Vision Statement Young Auditorium: Artstanding in Creativity, Artstanding in Collaboration, Artstanding in Education, Artstanding in its Field. Non-Profit Status Young Auditorium is a non-profit organization under Section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code. A Note To Our Patrons: • Latecomers will be seated at the first convenient interval at the discretion of the audience services staff. • Patrons are requested to turn off pagers, cellular telephones, and hourly signaling watches during the performances. • Photography or video/audio recording of the performance is strictly prohibited. • No smoking or food allowed in the theater. Only beverages purchased in the reusable cups available in the lobby will be allowed. • Personal hearing enhancement devices are available at the gift shop. • No state tax revenue supported the printing of this program. Ordering Tickets UW-Whitewater Ticket Services Voice & TTY: 262-472-2222 Fax: 262-472-1329
Group Ticket Sales Groups of 10-24 = 10% discount Groups of 25+ = 20% discount For more information call 262-472-5705.
Purchase tickets in person at two locations Greenhill Center of the Arts Box Office M-F 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Short term, metered parking at this location)
Facility Rental Young Auditorium facilities are available for banquets, receptions, concerts, meetings and dances. For information call 262-472-4444. Facilities include the Auditorium, Kachel Center, Main Lobby and the Fern Young Terrace.
University Center- Information Services Desk UC 159 on the main floor lobby of the University Center. M-F: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Young Auditorium Lobby at 5:00 pm prior to performances. Contact Us Young Auditorium 930 West Main Street • Whitewater, WI 53190-1790 Phone: 262-472-4444 www.uww.edu/youngauditorium E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility Features Patrons with special seating needs please inform ticket services personnel at 262-472-2222 three weeks prior to the performance when ordering tickets for: wheelchair seating or for visual impaired seating. Patrons with special visual or hearing needs please inform Michael Morrissey, audience services manager, by e-mailing at morrissm@uww. edu or call at 262-472-1487 three weeks prior to the performance for large print or Braille programs, or signed interpretation for the hearing impaired. and tickets must be purchased at least one week prior to event. Hearing enhancement devices are available at the lobby information station. Young Auditorium
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Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters for the 2013-14 Season! SEASON SPONSORS
PREFERRED LODGING 6
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013 • 7:30 PM
Cultural Affairs & Horizons Family Series Presents
B I L L B L AG G To say that BILL BLAGG has had a magical life would be no exaggeration. From the moment he received his first magic kit in 1986, his world was never the same. After years of endless practice and persistence, Bill professionally launched his magic performing career in 1996, at the ripe age of sixteen. In just two short years of professional performance, Bill developed a stage presence that made him a stand out in the magic community, due in part to his off-the-cuff personality and his high energy performance style.
was busy planning and staging his next big venture; his own ninety-minute, grand-scale magic and illusion show he called “Beyond Imagination.” After graduating with honors, Bill took his illusion production on the road to select cities throughout the Midwest. He virtually sold out all of the shows, with his unique brand of grand-scale magic and illusion. Entertainment Weekly summed up Bill’s appeal by saying, “Bill Blagg has a charm and style all his own; he’s definitely the best kept secret in magic!”
He chose to put his skills to the test in 1998, by entering the adult stage competition at the Abbott Magic Get Together in Colon, MI, which is also hailed as the magic capital of the world. Magic had been Bill’s life for over twelve years, he had performed hundreds of shows, and it all hinged on a single, five minute routine; his dancing handkerchief. He had just turned eighteen, barely old enough to enter the competition, and he was about to make magic history by becoming the youngest contestant to ever win the prestigious event.
Bill prides himself with being able to consistently create and stage new illusions to thrill his audiences year after year. Through his countless stage appearances, Bill consistently draws standing ovations from audiences who have experienced his unique talents and performing arts ability. Tonight we are pleased to welcome Bill Blagg and his team to the stage to present Bill’s latest magical production “The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! Sit back, relax and enjoy this incredible night of magic and illusion presented by the nation’s top magical star…Bill Blagg!
Following his win, Bill never looked back. While intensely studying to earn a degree in performing arts and communications at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, Bill
*Following the performance there will be an autograph session in the lobby with Bill Blagg. Young Auditorium
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