2013â€“2014 Season Aimee Mann and Billy Collins Andy McKee Branford Marsalis Celtic Nights Complexions Contemporary Ballet Faith Prince Flying Karamazov Brothers Golden Dragon Acrobats Hot Club of Cowtown Jessica Rivera, Soprano Keigwin + Company Mavis Staples Recycled Percussion Richard Marx Roger McGuinn and Marty Stuart Spirit of Uganda Story Pirates Taj Mahal The Dunwells Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor Wynonna
PRESIDENT’S CHOICE Sponsored by the Office of Andrew K. Benton, President of Pepperdine University
Wynonna and The Big Noise Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author Wynonna has a career that has always revolved around telling stories. Whether using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her countless hits or appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the 30-year music veteran always gets her point across with unflinching honesty and wisdom. Backed by her band, The Big Noise, Wynonna will perform her biggest hits, along with a rockin’ selection of her favorite covers. www.wynonna.com Thursday, September 19, 2013, 8 pm $75 • $67 • $40 Smothers Theatre
On the cover: Complexions Contemporary Ballet performs on Tuesday, October 29.
Dear Patrons, All of us at Pepperdine University Center for the Arts are thrilled to share our 2013–2014 season of performances and museum exhibitions with you. We are grateful to our incredibly talented artists and our performance sponsors for making this season possible. Join us and experience the power and joy of the performing arts here on our beautiful Malibu campus. See you at the Center for the Arts! Sincerely, Rebecca Carson Managing Director
Roger McGuinn and Marty Stuart with the Fabulous Superlatives Two legendary performers, a renowned 12-string Rickenbacker, Clarence White’s original B-Bender guitar, some of folk rock’s most beloved anthems, and a full band add up to an evening of music history like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Folkrock songs like “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Eight Miles High,” and “Turn, Turn, Turn” are played the way you wish you’d heard them—in a concert setting. Rock and roll at its finest! www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/mcguinn and www.martystuart.net Thursday, October 10, 2013, 8 pm $55 • $49 • $40 Smothers Theatre
An Evening with
Branford Marsalis NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Awardwinning saxophonist, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, he continues to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist and a composer. Join us for an astounding performance by one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles around today. www.branfordmarsalis.net Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 8 pm $65 • $58 • $40 Smothers Theatre
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Andy McKee After 150 million collective views for his YouTube videos, this self-taught musician from Topeka has emerged as one of the world’s finest steel-string acoustic guitar soloists. Maintaining a demanding solo touring schedule, he has partnered with Prince and recorded with Lee Ritenour. In his hands the guitar can be a percussion ensemble, string section, bass-and-banjo duo, and virtually anything else he chooses. “Meet your new favorite acoustic guitarist” (Guitarist magazine). www.andymckee.com Friday, January 10, 2014, 8 pm $35 • $25 • $15 Smothers Theatre
Tommy Emmanuel featuring special guest Martin Taylor Sponsored by the Flamminio Family
A household name in his native Australia and a hit with audiences everywhere he performs, Pepperdine favorite Tommy Emmanuel has won legions of fans with his personal magnetism and amazing guitar repertoire. Britain’s Martin Taylor, a multi-award-winning guitarist whom Acoustic Guitar magazine calls “the acoustic guitarist of his generation,” joins him to promote their new album, The Colonel & The Governor. www.tommyemmanuel.com and martintaylor.com
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 8 pm Wednesday, January 22, 8 pm $45 • $40 • $25 Smothers Theatre
Mavis Staples A member of the groundbreaking family group the Staple Singers, Mavis Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Her three-piece band and a trio of backup vocalists join her for this concert. mavisstaples.com
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8 pm $45 • $40 • $20 Smothers Theatre “Invigorating the stage with that elusive thing called joy” (The New York Times).
Spirit of Uganda Ambassadors for Uganda’s 2.7 million orphans, these children personify the promise of Africa’s next generation. With powerful drums, dramatic choreography, and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, 22 vibrant performers, ages 10–20, bring to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. With artistic director Peter Kasule and special guest Rachel Magoola (Afrigo Band) leading the way, Spirit of Uganda celebrates the cultural roots and newer offshoots of this lush and diverse nation. www.spiritofuganda.org Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 7:30 pm $35, $30, and $15 for adults $15 for youth 17 and under Smothers Theatre
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HAPPENINGS An Evening with Richard Marx For over 20 years this performer, producer, and Grammy-winning songwriter (with Luther Vandross on “Dance with My Father”) has consistently and powerfully made his mark on the music industry. His eponymous 1987 debut album sold three million copies, and his follow-up, Repeat Offender, sold over seven million. His first seven singles reached the Billboard singles Top 5, including the No. 1 hits “Hold On to the Nights,” “Satisfied,” and “Right Here Waiting”—a feat that remains unchallenged. richardmarx.com Friday, February 28, 2014, 8 pm $40 • $36 • $20 Smothers Theatre
Aimee Mann and Billy Collins An evening of acoustic music and spoken word/poetry Oscar-nominated songwriter and indie music star Aimee Mann always provides her fans with well-crafted music and lyrics that reflect her wry worldview. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins sees his poetry as “a form of travel writing” and considers humor “a door into the serious”—a door that thousands of readers have opened with amazement and delight. The two met at a 2011 White House event honoring the art of American poetry and now come together for an evening celebrating the perspective and reflection that comes from a writer’s eye. www.aimeemann.com and www.billy-collins.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8 pm $45 • $40 • $20 Smothers Theatre
WORLD MUSIC AND DANCE World Blues featuring
Taj Mahal Trio Vusi Mahlasela Fredericks Brown featuring Deva Mahal “World Blues” is a celebration of American blues music’s global influence as seen from three very diverse points of view and three international points of origin. Anchored by iconic folk-blues legend Taj Mahal, the evening will also feature the soulful South African blues of guitarist/ vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and the more modern rock-and-roll perspective of Fredericks Brown, a band featuring Taj’s daughter, Deva Mahal, who hails from New Zealand. www.tajblues.com Sunday, October 6, 2013, 7 pm $50 • $45 • $30 Smothers Theatre
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Direct from Ireland!
Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge A night of music, song, and dance
In this glittering production, six of Ireland’s most prominent vocal talents are complemented by six of its most accomplished step-dancers. They create an exhilarating story of a proud people who dared to dream big and carve out a home in the New World— told through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet. www.celticnights.ie Thursday, January 23, 2014, 8 pm $40 • $36 • $20 Smothers Theatre
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DANCE Complexions Contemporary Ballet Sponsored by Lisa Smith Wengler Complexions founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson believe that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Whether it be a single style, period, venue, or culture, this relatively young company transcends them all, creating an open, continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world—and all its constituent cultures—as an interrelated whole. www.complexionsdance.org Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 8 pm $40 • $36 • $20 Smothers Theatre
Keigwin + Company Founded in 2003 by artistic director Larry Keigwin and associate director Nicole Wolcott, Keigwin + Company creates and presents Keigwin’s electrifying brand of contemporary dance. K+C reaches both national and international audiences, invigorating diverse communities with a quirky vision of dance that is the physical embodiment of fresh. www.larrykeigwin.com
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2 pm $40 • $36 • $20 Smothers Theatre
“The kinetic delight of Keigwin’s highpowered dancing is infectious, and he doesn’t shy away from the ‘e’ word: entertainment” (Dance Magazine).
ROOTS AND FOLK Hot Club of Cowtown This Austin-based band has created an international cult following for its sizzling blend of hot jazz and Western swing inspired by its namesakes: “Hot Club” from Reinhardt and Grappelli’s Quintette du Hot Club de France, and “Cowtown” from the influence of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. With appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and the Grand Ole Opry, the group has both critics and audiences raving. hotclubofcowtown.com
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8 pm $35 • $25 • $15 Smothers Theatre
“If rosin were flammable, violinist Elana [James] would be charged with arson” (ink19.com).
The Dunwells From the pubs of Leeds, England, to an American record deal and a stunning debut album in just two short years, these five “best mates” have made an amazing journey together. With an exhilarating blend of English rock and American roots music heightened by soaring vocal harmonies, their songs and sound feel bracingly fresh, yet warm and familiar. thedunwells.com Friday, October 11, 2013, 8 pm $35 • $25 • $15 Smothers Theatre
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Recycled Percussion What do you get when street-style percussion and repurposed objects collide? Junk rock! From NBC’s America’s Got Talent to sold-out shows in Vegas, Recycled Percussion galvanizes audiences as it uses, misuses, and abuses pretty much anything it can find at hardware stores, junkyards, and landfills. So buckle up and have a blast at the most exciting show around! recycledpercussionband.com
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 2 pm $35, $30, and $20 for adults $20 for youth 17 and under Smothers Theatre
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Story Pirates The Story Pirates, founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people, present a sketch comedy musical based entirely on stories written by elementary schoolers. Kids and parents alike will enjoy this rollicking show, which includes some hilarious onthe-spot skits based on audience suggestions. storypirates.org Saturday, January 18, 2014, 11 am $15 and $12 for adults $10 for children Smothers Theatre
Golden Dragon Acrobats
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a timehonored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. With their award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, and spectacular costumes, they present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. “The impossible can be achieved, and once achieved surpassed, then surpassed again” (Associated Press). Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2 pm $40, $36, and $25 for adults $20 for youth 17 and under Smothers Theatre
Family Arts Fest Come to the Center for the Arts for a celebration! Enjoy family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities, food, face painting, Weisman Museum tours, music, and more. We will continue to add details, so please check our website for more information. Saturday, March 1, 2014, starting at 11 am Family Arts Fest is free and open to the public.
Flying Karamazov Brothers These are not your father’s wild-haired, flame-throwing, juggling, kilt-and-tutuwearing performers. Expect the unexpected with the Flying Karamazov Brothers, featuring four self-proclaimed eccentric lunatics spicing things up with a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, and astonishing juggling feats. The audience may bring whatever objects of whimsy—or danger— that it thinks will prove “unjugglable,” except for “live animals or anything that might stop the juggler from being a live animal.” www.fkb.com Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2 pm $40, $36, and $25 for adults $20 for youth 17 and under Smothers Theatre arts.pepperdine.edu
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CLASSICAL MUSIC The Recital Series Sponsored by the Kwong Family
Chee-Yun, Violin This violinist’s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music. “A talented instrumentalist, with the kind of high-gloss tone that pulls sensuously at the listener’s ear” (The New York Times). chee-yun.net Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2 pm $25 Raitt Recital Hall
Steven Lin, Piano A victory at the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition is the latest in a growing list of awards for Steven Lin, an immediately engaging and imaginative young Taiwanese American pianist who made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in Avery Fisher Hall at the age of 13. He was recently named one of the 30 finalists for the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. “His tone was unfailingly beautiful, his articulation extraordinary, as crystalline as could be in bravura bits, elegantly refined in legato lines” (The Baltimore Sun). Sunday, November 10, 2013, 2 pm $25 Raitt Recital Hall WITH GRATITUDE TO THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE President’s Circle members help us achieve our mission of presenting an innovative, unique, entertaining, and diverse program of exceptional performances and museum exhibitions.
Performance Sponsors Andrew K. Benton Crest Associates Melanie and Richard Flamminio Peggy and Allan Kwong Terry Hamilton Quimby Billie Milam Weisman Lisa Smith Wengler
Supporting Sponsors Ellen and Doug Weitman Contributing Sponsors Linda Beisswanger Debby and Andy Benton Melinda and Leo Bunnin Brigitte and Jose Collazo Brenda and Larry Kitchen
Laurel and Michael Marion Marnie and Tom Mitze Callie E. and R. Rick Moos Jasmine and G. Tyler Runnels For more information or for a President’s Circle brochure, please call 310.506.4594.
Four Sunday recitals at 2 pm in Raitt Recital Hall Series price—$80 (Save 20% • Full price—$100) All seats are reserved.
Adam Golka, Piano With his “brilliant technique and real emotional depth” (The Washington Post), this pianist has won widespread critical and popular acclaim in a relatively short time. He has garnered international prizes, including the 2008 Gilmore Young Artist Award, first prize in the 2003 China Shanghai International Piano Competition, and the 2009 Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award of the American Pianists Association. Sunday, January 12, 2014, 2 pm $25 Raitt Recital Hall
Amphion String Quartet Violinists Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin, and cellist Mihai Marica first performed together at Yale’s Sprague Hall in 2009. The overwhelmingly positive audience reception was the inspiration behind their mutual desire to form this awardwinning quartet. “Fierce, sharply directed energy and . . . intensely focused sound that makes every line in a texture stand out clearly” (The New York Times). www.amphionquartet.com Sunday, March 2, 2014, 2 pm $25 Raitt Recital Hall
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CLASSICAL MUSIC Jessica Rivera, Soprano, and Robert Spano, Piano Sponsored by Ellen and Doug Weitman Pepperdine alumna Jessica Rivera and her frequent collaborator, pianist/conductor Robert Spano, have earned accolades for their stunning interpretations of some of the most renowned contemporary masterpieces, as on the critically acclaimed, 2006 Grammy Award-winning premiere recording of Golijov’s opera Ainadamar with Dawn Upshaw. They join forces again at Pepperdine in a not-to-be-missed recital. www.jessicarivera.com Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2 pm $25 • $22 Raitt Recital Hall
GREGG G. JUAREZ STARS OF STAGE AND SCREEN SERIES Faith Prince This Tony Award winner dazzles audiences as she moves effortlessly between theatre, concerts, television, and movies. Her latest concert, Have a Little Faith, is a smorgasbord of Faith Prince; from her Broadway triumphs to tales and songs from her early off-Broadway gems to her latest Broadway roles, the evening sparkles with doses of her trademark humor and guarantees that the best is yet to come. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 8 pm $40 • $36 • $20 Smothers Theatre
FREDERICK R. WEISMAN MUSEUM OF ART 2013–2014 Season
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm, and one hour prior to most performances through intermission.
Art for Art’s Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation August 26–November 24, 2013 Reception: Saturday, September 7, 5–7 pm Art for Art’s Sake was the rallying cry of the 19th-century Aesthetic Movement, which believed that art should be enjoyed for its pure visual qualities. This exhibition reexamines this concept in a group of contemporary artists whose art focuses on sumptuous beauty and pure visual effects. Works by Mark Chariker, Tara Donovan, Stephanie Patton, and Brian Porray allow us to revive Whistler’s ideal that art should Ali Smith, Half-Life, 2007. Oil on canvas, “appeal solely to the artistic sense of the eye.” 84 x 130 inches. Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.
LAND/MARK: Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall December 3–13, 2013 Reception: Tuesday, December 3, 5–7 pm This exhibition features sculpture and paintings by Pepperdine’s new Art Department faculty members Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall. Each artist’s work represents visual and spatial links to experiences that explore the balance between place, locality, time, context, and space.
Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper, 1948–2004 January 11–March 30, 2014 Reception: Saturday, January 11, 5–7 pm Printmaking has always been an important medium for California Pop artist Wayne Thiebaud. Throughout his career, he turned to graphics to develop pictorial ideas by exploring unique qualities of line and color. This exhibition, drawn from the holdings of the California State University, Sacramento, covers his entire career from the 1950s Wayne Thiebaud, Eight Lipsticks, 1988. to the present and includes examples of his work in etching, lithography, woodcut, Color dry-point etching, 16 x 14 inches. and other graphic media.
Collection of the Library Gallery, California State University, Sacramento.
Studio Art Thesis Exhibition April 10–April 26, 2014 Reception: Thursday, April 10, 5–7 pm Featuring art by Pepperdine seniors graduating in April.
Bob Peak: Master of the Movie Poster May 10–August 3, 2014 Reception: Saturday, May 10, 5–7 pm Robert “Bob” Peak (1927–1992) was an American illustrator best known for creating the modern movie poster. His versatile style used incisive draftsmanship, bold colors, and rich textures to produce dynamic, eye-catching compositions. This exhibition features original art covering the full range of his career—from the famous posters he Bob Peak, Poster for Apocalypse Now, 1979. designed for movies such as My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Apocalypse Now to his work for Watercolor and gouache on museum board, a variety of national clients, including Time magazine, TV Guide, and Sports Illustrated. 40 x 30 inches. Collection of Tom Peak.
Major exhibitions are held in the Gregg G. Juarez Gallery and Wilson Gallery in the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, with exceptions noted. Funding for all exhibitions is provided by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, and additional donors, as noted. There is no admission charge for exhibitions. Exhibitions and dates are subject to change. Please call 310.506.4851 to confirm schedule. Museum office: 310.506.7257.
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The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division presents the Mary Pickford-Stotsenberg Performances
Christopher Parkening Master Class Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2–6 pm • Free Raitt Recital Hall Pepperdine New Music Recital A performance of student compositions from the studio of N. Lincoln Hanks. Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:30 pm • Free Raitt Recital Hall
OPERA The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program presents
Pepperdine Wind Ensemble Tony Cason, Director Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:30 pm • Free Smothers Theatre
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
(“All Women Are Like That!”) Henry Price, Director With the Pepperdine University Orchestra On a wager, two Italian soldiers assume disguises in an attempt to seduce the other’s lover to test her constancy. When their sweethearts’ resistance begins to weaken, the men start worrying about more than just losing their bet! The comic opera is one of Mozart’s sparkling masterpieces. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Pepperdine Women’s Chamber Choir Ryan Board, Director Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 7:30 pm • Free Stauffer Chapel Maggie Lane and Tim Campbell in the 2005 Pepperdine production of Così fan tutte.
Pepperdine University Orchestra Tony Cason, Conductor Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:30 pm • Free Smothers Theatre Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble Brian Scanlon, Director Monday, December 2, 2013, 7:30 pm • Free Raitt Recital Hall
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7:30 pm Saturday, February 22, 7:30 pm $20 $10 for Pepperdine students $16 for Pepperdine faculty and staff Smothers Theatre
Pepperdine Choir and Orchestra Christmas Concert Ryan Board and Tony Cason, Directors Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7:30 pm • $10 Smothers Theatre Christopher Parkening Master Class Saturday, February 15, 2014, 2–6 pm • Free Raitt Recital Hall Pepperdine Wind Ensemble Tony Cason, Director Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:30 pm • Free Smothers Theatre
Pepperdine Chamber Choir Ryan Board, Director Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:30 pm • Free Stauffer Chapel
Pepperdine Student Activities presents
DANCE IN FLIGHT
Bill Szobody and Alexandra Palmer, Directors This inspiring company consists of students from a variety of dance backgrounds, interests, and fields of study. They are all brought together by their passion for the art of movement. This impressive showcase of student artistry not only reflects the ideals of Pepperdine’s mission, but also embodies the diversity and essence of a liberal arts education. Thursday, February 6–Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8 pm Matinee: Saturday, February 8, 2 pm $20 $10 for Pepperdine students Above: Smothers Theatre Dance in Flight performer Melinda Marchiano. (Photo by Carlos Gauna)
Pepperdine Collegium Musicum Novum N. Lincoln Hanks, Director “New Music for Silent Film” Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7:30 pm • Free Stauffer Chapel Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble Brian Scanlon, Director Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:30 pm • Free Raitt Recital Hall Pepperdine Orchestra and Choir Masterworks Concert Ryan Board and Tony Cason, Directors Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:30 pm • $10 Smothers Theatre Free tickets to choir and orchestra concerts are available for Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff with ID.
THEATRE DEPARTMENT SERIES THREE DAYS OF RAIN
By Richard Greenberg Scott Alan Smith, Director A famous architect dies, leaving his two children and their childhood friend the task of sorting out his mysterious will and making sense of their families’ combined history—a job not made any easier by the discovery of a hidden journal. As the reunion turns increasingly tense, the three of them confront questions that have dogged them all their lives: questions of love, family, and, most important, what happened 35 years before, in that very apartment, during three days of rain. A 1998 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Tuesday, October 8–Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:30 pm Saturday, October 12, 2 pm and 7:30 pm $15 $10 for Pepperdine students $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff Lindhurst Theatre No late seating allowed. Join a talkback with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance. The Pepperdine Fine Arts Division Music and Theatre Departments Present A new production of BOUBLIL and SCHÖNBERG’S
Cathy Thomas-Grant, Director Do you hear the people sing? Since its London debut in 1985, Les Misérables has become an international musical sensation. Still running on London’s West End more than 27 years since its opening, the musical has also had two successful runs on Broadway, as well as dozens of international tours. We are excited to present one of the first college productions of Les Misérables. This musical has long been on Pepperdine’s “most wanted” list, but the performance rights for colleges and universities only recently became available. Don’t just “dream a dream” of getting tickets for Les Misérables. Order your tickets today, and then you can start counting down until it’s just “one day more” to see this classic musical right here in Malibu! The Luciana and Daniel Forge Fall Musical Thursday, November 14– Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7:30 pm Matinee: Sunday, November 17, 2 pm Thursday, November 21–Saturday, November 23, 7:30 pm $20 $10 for Pepperdine students $16 for Pepperdine faculty and staff Smothers Theatre Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members of the Center for the Arts Guild are invited to a special backstage tour before the November 21 performance. Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI) by arrangement with CAMERON MACINTOSH LTD.
By Eve Ensler Marya Mazor, Director In Necessary Targets, two American women—a Park Avenue psychiatrist and an ambitious young writer—travel to Bosnia to help women refugees confront their memories of war. They emerge deeply changed as they confront their own fears in the face of violence, resiliency, and war. Based on interviews conducted by Eve Ensler with numerous women who survived the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, Necessary Targets is a timely reminder of how America struggles to define its relationship to the rest of the world. Pepperdine Theatre performed this piece at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2006, but this is the first production of the play on the Malibu campus. Tuesday, January 21–Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:30 pm Saturday, January 25, 2 pm and 7:30 pm $15 $10 for Pepperdine students $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff Lindhurst Theatre No late seating allowed. Join a talkback with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
By William Shakespeare Jason Chanos, Director When two young lovers—fleeing from Athenian law—are joined by a male rival, his female devotee, and a band of mismatched tradesmen as they take to the forest under the cloak of night, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. This enchanting and original vision that interweaves desire, magic, farce, and the theme of transformation showcases Shakespeare at his best and is regarded as his most beloved comedy. Wednesday, April 2–Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:30 pm $15 $10 for Pepperdine students $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff Smothers Theatre Join a talkback with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance.
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Wynonna and The Big Noise Recycled Percussion Christopher Parkening Master Class Chee-Yun, Violin
Pepperdine New Music Recital 5 Hot Club of Cowtown 6 World Blues featuring Taj Mahal Trio, Vusi Mahlasela, Fredericks Brown featuring Deva Mahal 8–12 Pepperdine Theatre: Three Days of Rain 10 Roger McGuinn and Marty Stuart with the Fabulous Superlatives 11 The Dunwells 17 Pepperdine Wind Ensemble 20 Jessica Rivera, Soprano, and Robert Spano, Piano 22 Pepperdine Women’s Chamber Choir 24 Pepperdine University Orchestra 27 Golden Dragon Acrobats 29 Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Steven Lin, Piano Pepperdine Musical Theatre: Les Misérables Pepperdine Musical Theatre: Les Misérables
Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble Pepperdine Choir and Orchestra Christmas Concert
JANUARY 2014 10 12 14 18 21–25 21 & 22
Andy McKee Adam Golka, Piano Faith Prince Story Pirates Pepperdine Theatre: Necessary Targets Tommy Emmanuel featuring special guest Martin Taylor Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge Mavis Staples Spirit of Uganda
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Dance in Flight Christopher Parkening Master Class Pepperdine Opera: Così fan tutte An Evening with Richard Marx
Family Arts Fest Amphion String Quartet Pepperdine Wind Ensemble Pepperdine Chamber Choir
Pepperdine Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Pepperdine Collegium Musicum Novum Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble Pepperdine Orchestra and Choir Masterworks Concert Keigwin + Company Aimee Mann and Billy Collins Flying Karamazov Brothers
An Evening with Branford Marsalis
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