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OHIO UNIVERSITY

2013–2014

Performing Arts SERIES sponsored by Ameriprise Financial Advisors and Frontier Communications

MamaMia! Phoen ix Rising

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All of the BLUES BROTHERS Classics:

SOUL MAN, RUBBER BISCUIT,

SWEET HOME CHICAGO, RAWHIDE,

PETER GUNN, GIMME SOME LOVIN, AND MORE

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he Official Blues Brothers Revue recreates the live concert experience, integrating the humor and songs from the original film and subsequent albums. Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd (under the musical direction of Paul Shaffer), the Revue pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, soul music and gospel in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers. Fun for all ages, The Official Blues Brothers Revue strikes the right balance of humor, music and mayhem featuring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood.

Wednesday,7:30PM October16,2013 at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Sponsors: Lifetime Supporter

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“Under the Streetlamp delivered the musical goods and then some!” - Broadway World

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nder the Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet, former leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment. You’ll hear Doo-Wop, Motown, old time rock ’n roll and all of your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons, and many others.

Tuesday, 7:30PM November 5,2013 at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium º SINGLE TICKETS ON-SALE August 28, 2013 n Student: $12 n Senior: $18 n General: $20

Performance Sponsors: Lifetime Supporter

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A MOTHER. A DAUGHTER. 3 possible DADS. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

“This High Energy Musical

brings happiness wherever it goes!” - Times Magazine

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ver 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No.1 Show!

Tuesday, 7:30PM November26,2013 at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium º SINGLE TICKETS ON-SALE August 28, 2013 n Student: $25 n Senior: $29 n General: $32

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Performance Sponsors:

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The Graduate,

its characters, phrases, and themes, continue to ring true a half decade after the publication of the novel. Whether seen on film or stage, or read, The Graduate has been a touchstone for generationsrepresenting the universal feelings of rebellion, confusion, frustration, love, and redemption — so honestly, and hilariously, embodied by the characters of Mrs. Robinson, Benjamin Braddock, Elaine, and the rest. Still today, fifty years after The Graduate, we all continue to ask the same question … what does the future hold?

“L.A. Theatre Works is a national treasure.” - The Philadelphia Inquirer L.A. Theatre Works (LATW), under the leadership of Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg, has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for more than two decades. L.A. Theatre Works is broadcast weekly in America on public radio stations, daily in China on the Radio Beijing Network, streamed online at www.latw.org and programs are aired internationally on the BBC, CBC, and many other English language networks.

Monday, 7:30PM February 17,2014 at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium º SINGLE TICKETS ON-SALE August 28, 2013 n Student: $12 n Senior: $18 n General: $20

Performance Sponsors: Lifetime Supporter

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Phoenix Rising dynamic “Powerful, and unique” I - Time Out

n this new North American production for Spring 2014, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming, has massive international appeal. The stars of TAO live and train in the mountains of Japan, reaching the highest level of virtuosity after years of intensive study. Each performer brings nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on their diverse backgrounds and offering a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form.

Friday, 7:30PM March21,2014 Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium º SINGLE TICKETS ON-SALE August 28, 2013 n Student: $12 n Senior: $18 n General: $20

Performance Sponsors:

Lifetime Supporter

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SOMETHING’S COMING,SOMETHINGGOODº M ore than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. This revival, based on Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction, remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever.The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.” As the Associated Press says, “West Side Story remains Broadway’s best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.”

Thursday, 7:30PM April 17,2014 at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium º SINGLE TICKETS ON-SALE August 28, 2013 n Student: $22 n Senior: $27 n General: $30 West Side Story is recommended for ages 13+. Please be advised that there is strong language, violence and some sensitive subject matter that is true to the story and plot. Parental guidance is suggested.

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“Enthralling&electric!” - The New York Times

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Season Donors Help to light up the Ohio University 2013–14 Performing Arts Series. You can do this by becoming a season donor at any of the following levels: I $50 – Footlight Donor I $100 – Stage Light Donor I $250 – Spotlight Donor* I $500 – Marquis Donor* * A donation at the Spotlight or Marquis levels will provide the donor with a membership in the Concert Connections.

Corporate Giving Opportunities There are many opportunities for your business to contribute to both the Ohio University Performing Arts and Concert Series. For information on how to get your business involved, contact Caty Allgood at 740-5932580 or allgood@ohio.edu.

Artistic Underwriter You can support as an Artistic Underwriter with a gift of $1000 or more. Artistic Underwriters are vital to our mission of promoting creativity, engagement, and intellectual stimulation in the university community. Gifts will go to support the Ohio University Performing Arts Series endowment – ensuring the arts for generations to come.

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“Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” - Pamela Vaull Starr

As was the case in the late 1920s, we are reaching out to students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff, townspeople, corporations and foundations to be part of supporting Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium and its ongoing programming, a building and series that has served as our community’s gathering place for many decades.

A Wall of Stars Donations of $2000 and above will be recognized with a star bearing the donor’s name. You can also use the star as a way to remember your parents, children, grandchildren, a favorite professor, a spouse or significant other, an organization, or a business as a memorial, tribute, or gesture of appreciation. We will highlight the generosity of our shining stars by engraving the names of the persons being honored on our wall of stars in the North Lobby. This unique method of recognition will allow TempletonBlackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium guests to acknowledge those who support the arts and student programming in the Athens community.

Support the Arts Help light up the Arts at Ohio University and in Athens. You can support the Ohio University Performing Arts Series by contacting Caty Allgood at 740-593-2580 or allgood@ohio.edu.

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n collaboration with the Campus Involvem ent Center and the School of Mus ic, the Performing A is pleased to introd rts Series uce a new and exci ting collection of cutting edge add-on concerts. Featurin g both a public performance and re sidency activities,the se performances aim to break the mol d of classicalmusic presenting genre bending music that st raddles the lines of ro ck,pop,classical, jazz, hip-hop, and ex perimental music.

Break of Reality Project Trio

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reak of Reality has been applauded for their “genuine technique”, and their ability to “rock out like they mean it.” (Time Out New York). The band is filling concert venues around the country with fans eager to hear their original music, as well as interpretations of music by Tool, Metallica, and System of a Down. Their sound is cinematic, subdued and heavy all at once, and their live audiences are equally diverse; fans of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Yo-Yo Ma are finally getting acquainted.

Their songs go from 0 to 60 in a split second, turning on a dime to take you from a quiet chamber recital to a thundering arena rock concert: Fans of both Nine Inch Nails and Kronos Quartet will be pleased. - New York Press

Tuesday,7:30 PM October 8, 2013 at Ohio University’s Baker Center Theater º GENERAL ADMISSION Single Tickets On-Sale July 8, 2013 n Student: $5 n Senior: $8 n General: $10 W W W. T W I T T E R . C O M / O U P E R F O R M I N G A R T

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PROJECTTRIO Trio is packed with “PROJECT musicianship, joy, & SURPRISE!.” - Downbeat Magazine

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ROJECT Trio is taking chamber music to a whole new

level. The Trio, now in its fifth year, is pushing the boundaries of classical music with a high octane mix of jazz, hiphop and rock. They are drawing new audiences to classical music and reinvigorating existing fans of chamber music through their innovative performances, recordings, and their 66 million You Tube views. Acclaim for the Trio and its members runs the gamut from Downbeat Magazine, which exclaims PROJECT Trio is “packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise” to the New York Times, which calls beat-boxing flutist Greg Pattillo “the best in the world at what he does.”

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SYBARI T E5 “ ’ ”

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heir rock star status…is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience…” That is how The Sarasota Herald Tribune described Sybarite5, the first string quintet ever selected as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60 year history. Sybarite5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style is turning heads throughout the music world.

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W elcome… Ameriprise , Frontier, and Ohio University present the

2013–2014

Performing Arts SERIES Subscriber Information

Important information if you are a Returning Subscriber from the 2012–2013 Season: To ensure priority seating, current subscribers must renew their subscriptions by July 26th. Orders may be placed online (www.ohio.edu/performingarts), over the phone (740-593-1780), or in person during ticket office hours. The Ticket Office will begin limited summer hours on July 8th. Summer hours will be Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Returning subscribers are guaranteed their seats from the previous season unless: n The total number of seats in the order has increased and the subscriber prefers the seats to be together. n The subscription renewal form is received after the renewal deadline (July 26th). Requests for new seat assignments are processed after all subscribers who wish to keep their same seats have been accommodated. Requests should be submitted directly to the ticket office (by phone or in person) and cannot be made through an online order. Approximately 95% of all subscribers are renewing subscribers, so the number of seats available to fill relocation requests is very limited. 20

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Take advantage of a Performing Arts Series Special Season Subscription Package Season Subscription Packages include special ticket discounts and reserved seating for all SIX Performing Arts Series events. n General: $120 n Senior: $110 n Student: $80

Important information for new subscribers: The ticket office will begin taking orders for new subscriptions on August 5th. Orders may be placed online (www.ohio.edu/performingarts), over the phone (740-593-1780), or in person during ticket office hours. Placement will be made on a first-come first-serve basis.

Ticket Office Information General Ticket Office Information: n The Ticket Office is located in the lobby at the East Union Street entrance of the auditorium. n The Ticket Office will begin limited summer hours on July 8th. Summer hours will be Monday through Friday from noon to 5 PM. n The Ticket Office’s regular business hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 5 PM.The Ticket Office is also open one hour prior to the start of any ticketed event. Refunds: All ticket sales are final. Refunds are available only when an event is canceled or rescheduled. All artists and repertoire are subject to change. Ticket Pick Up The Ticket Office does not mail tickets. Pre-paid tickets can be picked up in the Ticket Office during regular business hours or in Will Call on the nights of performances. W W W. T W I T T E R . C O M / O U P E R F O R M I N G A R T

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Ticket Office Information (cont.) Discount Tickets n Our group discount program offers substantial savings to organizations of all kinds. Groups of 25-49 persons receive a 15% discount off single-admission prices; groups of 50 or more receive a 25% discount. Please ask to speak with our Ticket Office Manager for more information. n SENIORS: Individuals ages 60 or older are eligible for a senior discount. n STUDENTS: Individuals under the age of 18, or individuals who have a valid college or university identification card, are eligible for student prices.

Auditorium Policies Every effort is made to begin performances on time. Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate pause in the performance at the discretion of the usher staff. Cameras and recording equipment are prohibited. Cellular phones, pagers, and beeping digital watches must be turned off prior to the start of the performance. In case of emergency, advise your paging service of your seat location and specify the performance location, and have calls directed to the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911. Children Please remember that, regardless of age, everyone attending an event must have a ticket. While parents are encouraged to bring young children to appropriate events, they should be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout the performance. Children who cannot do so will be asked by an usher to leave the auditorium, along with the adult(s) accompanying them. Services for Persons with Disabilities Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium is committed to providing state-of-the-art services to persons with disabilities. n Accessible seating is now available on the main floor and in the balcony. An elevator is located in the east lobby to provide easy access to all levels of the facility. 22

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n Audio enhancement aids are available to the hearing impaired. Receivers and earphones are available free of charge and may be picked up at the Will Call Office, located in the north lobby across from the Ticket Office. A driver’s license or major credit card is required as a deposit. n In order for us to best serve you, please speak with our Ticket Office managers to discuss any special accommodations you require when placing your ticket order.

Important Dates: June17th: Renewal drive begins for returning subscribers. July 8th: The ticket office opens for summer hours. Monday – Friday, noon – 5 PM. July 26th: Renewal deadline for returning subscribers. August 5th: Subscription drive opens for new subscribers. August 28th: Single tickets on-sale for Performing Arts Events.

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2013-2014 Performing Arts Series Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Athens, OH 45701-2979

Division of Student Affairs

The Performing Arts Series Thanks the Following Partners Lifetime Supporter

2013-14 Performing Arts Series

• The Official Blues Brothers Revue Wednesday, October 16, 2013

• Under the Streetlamp Tuesday, November 5, 2013

• Mamma Mia Tuesday, November 26, 2013 • L.A. Theatre Works: The Graduate Monday, February 17, 2014

• TAO: Phoenix Rising Friday, March 21, 2014

• West Side Story Thursday, April 17, 2014 All performances at 7:30 PM in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium at Ohio University,Athens, OH.

Introducing a new and exciting collection of cutting edge add-on concerts that aim to break the mold of classical music – presenting genre bending music that straddles the lines of rock, pop, classical, jazz, hip-hop, and experimental music. See details pages 16–19

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2013-2014 Performing Arts Series