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season partner: Rodgers & Associates

performing arts season Jennifer Koh, violinist


OPENING NIGHT Thank you to these generous community leaders for their support season partner

season sponsors

the hot sardines September 26, 2014 7:30 pm performance with post-show 1920’s style dessert reception Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $50/$35

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Dance

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Music

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Theatre

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Special Events

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Information/Tickets

Mystery, magic, wonder, excitement. These are the qualities of a great adventure, a

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well told story, a beautiful piece of music, and a moment between artist and audience. You wish you could capture it, bottle it and hold it forever.

Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a Fats Waller-style stride piano virtuoso, and tie the whole thing together with a magnetic, one-of-the-boys frontwoman whose voice recalls a bygone era, and you have The Hot Sardines. For an additional $25 join our Roaring 20’s Pre-Show Party (add on to $50 tickets only). Beginning at 6 pm you’ll be given the password to enter the third floor speakeasy for Charleston dancing, great food, prohibition-era refreshments and a few surprises. Be sure to wear your best Roaring Twenties attire.

But that is what makes performance so special and one-of-a-kind. Its impermanence makes Ann B. Barshinger

us turn off our phones, put away our endless

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lists, and lose ourselves in the joy of being in

Mary S. Burton & Laurent Horne Linda Holman Marcks

the moment. With the generous support of

Dr. Mary Kearns & Dr. Jon Walker

Rodgers & Associates as our season partner

media sponsors Fig® Lancaster Magazine Fine Living Lancaster film series sponsor Carmen & David’s Creamery grants and foundation support Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

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The Hot Sardines

two great venues

Brother Sun

for a fourth year and all our season sponsors,

CLOSING NIGHT

we give you more than 80 chances this season

brother sun April 30, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $35

to experience the mystery, magic, wonder and excitement at the Ware Center in Downtown Lancaster and

ware center/lancaster 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

the Winter Center on

winter center/millersville 60 West Cottage Avenue, Millersville, Pennsylvania

Laura Kendall Director

campus.  

Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock and a cappella singing, Brother Sun shows off their musical diversity and harmonies. As their three, rich, male voices blend over a well-crafted instrumental foundation of guitar, slide guitar, piano, ukulele, and bouzouki, Brother Sun is sure to make our closing night an unforgettable experience. If you loved last year’s soldout, all-female trio, Red Molly, you will surely enjoy Brother Sun. millersville university | visual & performing arts | 2014/2015

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dance Let this season move you with groundbreaking work that embraces risk and imagination, an extravaganza of traditional Irish step dance, and new works from Lancaster’s own choreographers and dance companies.  

groundworks dance theater September 28, 2014, 3 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18 Critically celebrated as a cool and artistically significant ensemble, Artistic Director David Shimotakahara founded GroundWorks to explore the nuances of the human experience through their unique and adventurous choreography. Event Sponsor: Bobbie and Steve Campbell darrah carr dance irish extravaganza January 25, 2015, 3 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18

GroundWorks Dance Theater

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Darrah Carr Dance demonstrates the full range of Irish dance. This program features group and step dance, unique fusion works, and traditional Irish Dance Duets.

dance lancaster! Enjoy new work from Lancaster’s finest local choreographers and dance companies: downtown dances: modern & contemporary dance March 1, 2015, 4 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $15 celebrate ballet and world dance March 29, 2015, 3 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $15 rinse & repeat by netCo dance company April 19, 2015, 4 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $15

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classical music Wenzel Fuchs

music Tuned and ready, this season is sure to be music to your ears. Performances will include the finest in classical music, extraordinary jazz & cabaret, plus world music and festivals. 

Newstead Trio

wenzel fuchs, clarinet October 8, 2014, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $18 As Principal Clarinet of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wenzel Fuchs is one of the most exciting clarinetists of our time. He has appeared with such eminent conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Simon Rattle and Franz Welser-Möst. trio clavino November 15, 2014, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $15 Founded by pianist Xun Pan, clarinetist Doris Hall-Gulati, and violinist/violist Simon Maurer, Lancaster’s own Trio Clavino is dedicated to premiering and performing commissioned works by living composers.

mark edwards, classical guitar January 31, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18

newstead trio March 19, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18

Winner of 28 top prizes in the U.S. and Canada for classical guitar, Mark Edwards is carving out a reputation for his powerful technique and bringing effortless style to his playing. “New Classics” will feature iconic pieces written during the late 20th century. The program will marry together the idea of a composed piece of music with the sounds and forms that we are used to hearing today. This performance is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Classical Guitar Society.

Michael Jamanis (violin), Sara Male (cello), and Xun Pan (piano) are celebrating their twentieth season together as one of the most distinguished piano trios in North America.

jennifer koh, violin February 22, 2015, 3 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18 Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. As part of her Bach and Beyond program, violinist Jennifer Koh will perform Sonata No. 2 in A minor and Sonata No. 3 in C major along with a newly commissioned work to link the music of solo violin with contemporary audiences.

holiday programs

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glorious sounds of the season December 6, 2014, 4 pm, 7:30 pm December 7, 2014, 2:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $16 (pre-sale), $20 (at the door)

irish christmas in america December 15 , 2014 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $25

This Scholarship Benefit Holiday Concert will feature more than 250 Millersville University students presenting music from a variety of seasonal traditions get you into the holiday mood.

Returning with a stellar cast of amazing Irish talent to sprinkle some seasonal joy with lively instrumental tunes.

palestrina choir April 15, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets $18 On a rare tour of the United States, the Palestrina Choir from Dublin, Ireland, comes to Lancaster for one night only. The Choir’s unparalleled reputation for the singing of sacred music has grown over one hundred years from the much loved and respected institution of St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral of Dublin. The Palestrina Choir expresses the sublime creativity of the human spirit, continuing in the time-honored tradition of cathedral music.

Irish Chirstmas In America

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world music & festivals gary núñez & plena libre October 4, 2014, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10 Captivating and moving audiences over the course of a 20-year, 14-album career, this fine-tuned Grammy nominated Puerto Rican-based ensemble, Plena Libre infuses their contemporary Caribbean compositions with a deep sense of the indigenous musical traditions known as plena and bomba. The Boston Herald has described Plena Libre as “a mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle.” Presented by MU Cultural Affairs Committee.

cristina pato, galician bagpipe January 28, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18 Bagpiper, pianist and composer Cristina Pato has devoted her career to Galician popular, jazz, and classical music. The first female gaita (Galician bagpipe) player to release a solo album, Pato has since collaborated on world stages with Yo-Yo Ma, Arturo O’Farril, Paquito D’Rivera, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Osvaldo Golijov World Orchestra. This performance is made possible by an ArtsConnect grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

lancaster germanfest October 11, 2014, 6:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $35

“a virtuosic burst of energy” – New York Times

Celebrate German heritage with our haus band, the Bavarian Barons, for a festlich (festive) evening of great food, music and dancing, and, of course, lederhosen!

latino arts festival March 6 & 7, 2015 Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $25 (Fri), $15 (Sat)

rose & shamrock celtic festival November 22, 2014, Noon–Midnight Ware Center/Lancaster & Tellus 360 Tickets: $35 advance, $40 at the door Back by popular demand, the second annual Celtic Festival brings Irish and Scottish music, dance, food, workshops, and more to Downtown Lancaster. This year, the festival is expanded to include the stages of Tellus360. The day will include 12 concerts between the two venues. Food will be available on-site at both locations for purchase.

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“[O]ne of the living masters of the gaita” –Wall Street Journal

Enjoy a weekend of Latino Heritage which will kick off on Friday night with a special Latino Jazz in the Sky performance followed by a full day of celebration on Saturday with more Latin music, dance, food, and art.

charlie zahm April 10, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $25 With a baritone voice that comes along once in a generation and a master of the guitar, Charlie Zahm is one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer. Zahm will be performing with fiddler, Tad Marks; guitarist, Steve Hobson; and Champion Highland dancers, Casey Anne and Cailine Drummond. utsav indian festival April 11, 2015, 4 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $41 (special youth prices available)

Charlie Zahm

Plena Libre

The Indian Organization of Lancaster County (IOLC) is thrilled to continue the celebration UTSAV for 2015. After last year’s phenomenal success, this festival will again showcase Indian culture through music, dance, fashion, “Bollywood” performances and food in a banquet setting. This fun-filled event welcomes everyone and is not to be missed!

fatoumata diawara April 8, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18 Mali singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara commands the stage with her energy, musicianship and tight choreography. A blend of rock and funk, Diawara’s concerts are filled with inspiration and hope—especially poignant today as a new civil war erupts in her homeland, where in some places, music has been banned. This performance is made possible by the Mid Atlantic Arts Touring Foundation.

Cristina Pato

Fatoumata Diawara

Utsav Indian Festival

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jazz and cabaret jazz in the sky October 17, 2014 November 1, 2014 March 6, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $25 Taking place in the newly-named Harvey Worth Owen III Grand Salon, this series continues to keep jazz enthusiasts coming back for the most outstanding local & regional jazz artists. a tribute to the music of burt bacharach & hal david October 24, 2014, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $25 Guitarist Jeff Calvin leads a 10-piece band including Lancaster favorites Erin Cruise & Steve Rudolph that will take you back to the ‘60s-’70s playing tunes from one of the era’s greatest musical teams, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Their collaboration produced such enduring pop hits as “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose.” next generation jazz December 17, 2014 , 7:30 pm Tickets: $20 A Jazz in the Sky series performance, this concert features amazing rising stars of the jazz world. This performance encourages these unbelievably gifted young musicians to hone their crafts and continues to be an excellent platform to showcase their talents.

Reji Woods

Amy Banks

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Pete McGuinness

cabaret with reji woods “someone to fall back on” January 30, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $25

cabaret with amy banks “amy sings aretha” March 27, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $25

Reji Woods is a versatile performer with a powerhouse voice. With his eclectic musical style, influenced by jazz, gospel, R&B, and musical theatre, this Florida native has performed throughout the United States, Paris, Amsterdam, and India.

When asked what inspired the idea to recreate favorite Aretha songs, Amy replies, “Everything I Need to Know about Love I Learned from Aretha.” Banks has spent two decades performing as a professional singer, actress, and television personality.

pete mcguinness, jazz vocalist February 21 , 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $25

frank griffith, jazz clarinet April 17, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $25

New York City-based jazz musician and arranger Pete McGuinness was inspired by the great sound and scat singing style of Chet Baker. A featured singer with the Jimmy Heath Big Band, McGuinness has been chosen for the semifinals of the Thelonious Monk Vocalist Competition.

Accomplished jazz clarinetist, Frank Griffith resides in London where he has arranged for Mark Nightingale, Tony Coe, Norma Winstone and Joe Temperley. His band, The Frank Griffith Nonet, performs frequently in the London area, including annually since 2000 at the Ealing Jazz Festival.

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Department of Music student ensembles

Department of Music faculty concerts

choral ensembles concert: choral kaleidoscope September 27, 2014, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

orchestra concert haydn’s ‘farewell’ November 14, 2014, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

rodney mack philadelphia big brass and the mu jazz festival October 16, 2014, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $18

concert band/wind ensemble home on the grainger November 16, 2014, 2:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

christy banks, clarinetan exploration of musical innovation September 21, 2014, 2:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

ross ellison and shawn gingrich, dueling organists November 2, 2014, 2:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

This concert features Rodney Mack and some of America’s top brass musicians along with MU Department of Music’s jazz ensemble. This concert is made possible by the Melva S. McIllwaine Concert and Masterclass Endowment.

fall percussion extravaganza November 19, 2014, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

anita renfroe and xun pan, piano: fantastic conversations October 4, 2014, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $15

anita renfroe with sonia lee updated ancients February 22, 2015, 2:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

james armstrong: works for percussion and beyond October 5, 2014, 2:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

christy banks raising cane: a devilishly fun single reed concert February 28, 2015, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

orchestra, wind ensemble, and concert band: invitation to the dance October 19, 2014, 2:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10 jazz ensembles concert: jazz at the ‘ville, trick or treat with a beat! October 31, 2014, 5 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10 choral ensembles: cantilena & men’s glee club ‘men are from mars, women are from venus’ November 7, 2014, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10 choral ensembles: chorale and university choir ‘music of the british isles’ November 8, 2014, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

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louis vyner scholarship competition February 8, 2015, 2:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $10 jazz at the ‘ville February 20, 2015, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10 winner’s circle orchestra concert February 27, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $10 wind band composition award winners March 1, 2015, 2:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10 choral ensembles (women’s, glee, chromatic expansion) sing of spring in full-swing March 20, 2015, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

choral gems of germany, vienna, and venice (uchoir & chorale) March 21, 2015, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10 percussion ensemble & lanc allstar percussion ensemble showcase March 29, 2015, 2:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10 concert band and wind ensemble: artistry and art works of composer and conductor, dr. timothy mahr April 17, 2015, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10 10th annual single reed symposium concert April 18, 2015, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

Anita Renfroe

partner companies Our partner companies make the Ware Center their home base and each offer a $5000 scholarship to a Millersville student.

chamber/world percussion concert April 24, 2015, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10 orchestral masterworks May 1, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $10 choral ensembles mostly mozart choral collage May 3, 2015, 2:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

sara male and faculty recital April 2, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18

Amahl

allegro chamber orchestra’s music in the round November 21, 2014 January 23, 2015 March 13, 2015 6:45 pm (reception) 7:30 pm (performance) Ware Center/Lancaster starting at $25

operalancaster: mad about mozart October 2, 2014, 7:30 pm October 5, 2014, 2 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $21

Outside of the traditional concert hall setting, Allegro takes over the Atrium for a casual concert.

operalancaster: amahl December 12, 2014, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $21

A perfect introduction to opera, Mad About Mozart features Lancaster’s top singers, actors and instrumentalists.

The story of a boy’s wondrous encounter with three magi on their way to see the Christ Child comes to life in this beloved one-act opera.

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theatre Chamber Theater spotlights intriguing, solo and intimate ensemble portrayals of Ann Landers, Groucho Marx, Judy Holliday, and FDR starring Ed Asner.

chamber theatre lady with all the answers by david rambo (drawn from the life and letters of ann landers with the cooperation of margo howard) October 25, 2014, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18

Ed Asner as FDR

This heartwarming one-woman show focuses on the life of the late, beloved advice columnist, Eppie Lederer— known as Ann Landers—who in the course of the evening shares the journey of her long career of delivering direct, insightful and often humorous advice to her many readers, as well as the struggles and heartbreaks of her own life. playboy of the western world October 29 & 30, 2014, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18 The Kilmeen Drama Group from West Cork, one of Ireland’s top 10 theatrical groups, comes to the Ware Center after performing J.M. Synge’s Playboy of the Western World off Broadway in NYC. This drama about a man who kills his father, first staged in 1907 in Ireland’s national theater, the Abbey, sparked controversy and even riots, but now is considered a classic of the Irish theater. This performance is co-sponsored by Tellus360.

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frank ferrante in an evening with groucho November 5, 2014, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $25 Award-winning actor, director and playwright, Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx. In this fast-paced show, the comic genius of stage and screen will deliver some of his most memorable one-liners, anecdotes, and songs. pitch blond March 28, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $18 An award-winning actress Laura Anne Harris wrote, directed, and stars in Pitch Blond, a portrayal of legendary Hollywood star Judy Holliday, who was best known for playing a dumb blonde in such comedies as It Should Happen to You and Born Yesterday, for which she won the Oscar. Pitch Blond offers an intimate look at Hollywood’s history when Holliday testified in 1950 during Senator Joseph McCarthy’s antiCommunist inquisition, as well as how one smart cookie could play the role of “dumb blonde” with insight, pathos and humor.

ed asner as fdr April 6, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $45, $35 Ed Asner, recipient of 16 nominations and seven Emmy Awards (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant), five Golden Globe Awards, and member of the TV Academy Hall of Fame, will star in this one-man drama which explores the life of America’s 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR follows the life and times of the iconic president as he reflects on his years in office, from his inauguration through the trials of leading a nation through the Second World War.

Pitch Blond

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Frank Ferrante in An Evening WIth Groucho

University Theatre rent N0vember 13, 14 & 15, 2014, 8 pm N0vember 16, 2014, 2 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

shrek the musical March 19-21, 2015, 8 pm March 22, 2015, 2 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $10

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. Book and Lyrics by David LindsayAbaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatrics and Neal Street Productions. Student directed and produced by the All Campus Musical Organization.

Musical Arrangements Steve Skinner. Original Concept/Additional Lyrics Billy Aronson. Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements Tim Weil. Dramaturg Lynn Thomson. RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop. Directed by Tony Elliot. PG-13.

Directed by Justine Hilbert. Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.

Rubi Nicholas presents vidur kapur and adrian mesa November 8, 2014, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $30 (21 and older only) Get up close and personal with Vidur Kapur, India’s only gay comedian, whose edgy, lively humor includes a message of unity. Also performing will be rising comedy star Adrian Mesa, a first-generation Cuban-American who has been selected for the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival. ben kronberg with 105.7 the x, the people’s morning show’s ‘nipsey’ January 24, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $30 (21 and older only) See NBC’s Last Comic Standing’s unforgettable Ben Kronberg who has national TV credits including Comedy Central’s Half Hour, @Midnight, Jimmy Kimmel and The Daily Show..

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Please see the website for information on University Theatre productions of The Miser and Bury the Dead, Spring of 2015.

Rubi Nicholas

comedy

carmen lynch with ray devito February 28, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $30 (21 and older only) Carmen Lynch, the winner of New York City’s She Devil Comedy Festival, has appeared twice with David Letterman and is a nationally touring headliner sought after for her smart, witty commentaries about life. Appearing with her in this show will be Ray Devito, best known for his role on the hit MTV series, Guy Code.

sweet six, an all-female comedy show May 2, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $30 (21 and older only) The Sweet Six includes female headliners from around the country, ranging in age from 22-72, these ladies each have incredible individual shows and are now coming together to tour the country as the “Sweet Six”. Come see Iris Benson, CA; Carrie Gravenson, CA; Molly Sanchez, NYC; Sandra Risser, CA; Leah Mansfield, CA; and Central Pennsylvania’s own Rubi Nicholas!

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special events the power of knowing what you want: vision and goal setting with susanne conrad November 1, 2014, 7 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $15

special events This season includes great collaborations creating one-of-a-kind experiences and performances. The Ware Center also has the distinct honor to host the Fall Annual Mid-Atlantic Arts Market statewide conference, providing the public two showcase events.

Evolution Yoga presents Susanne Conrad, a leadership and communication adviser who has worked more than 25 years with businesses, government agencies and numerous individuals, helping them to improve their interpersonal and business skills and achieve happier personal and professional lives.

Lancaster Premieres: Millersville University supports and shares the new work of talented artists making an impression through their passion, dedication and commitment to their craft.

showcase of the performing arts Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $10 per night, $15 both nights

civil rights portraits as democratic vistas November 21, 2014, 7:30 pm Winter Center/Millersville Tickets: $15

The annual Mid-Atlantic Arts Market will take place in Lancaster offering the opportunity to see a variety of breathtaking national touring artists who will perform in 15-minute increments over two nights.

Composed for string quartet by Daniel Bernard Roumain, Civil Rights Portraits as Democratic Vistas will present musical portraits of such iconic civil rights activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Maya Angelou, interspersed with narrative episodes drawn from slave narratives, political speeches, and the famous essay by Walt Whitman, “Democratic Vistas.”

dance showcase November 10, 2014, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster music & variety showcase November 11, 2014, 7 pm Ware Center/Lancaster

Part of the One Campus Book Experience, Millersville University’s incoming first-year students read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks then share and discuss the same book and attend arts performances related to the subject.

premieres work in progress: pretty for a black girl, by penny wrenn November 23, 2014, 3 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: tickets required (pay what you can) Harlem-based writer Penny Wrenn shares her witty and honest story of growing up as a young black girl in Lancaster, Pennsylvania surrounded by the picturesque Pennsylvania Amish country. Wrenn’s work has appeared in such magazines as Esquire, Essence, Glamour, Redbook, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

lancaster premiere: inspira, the power of the spiritual by amanda kemp February 14, 2015, 7:30 pm February 15, 2015, 3 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $15 (2/14) and Pay what you can on 2/15 Through music and spoken word, “Inspira” tells the story of African American spirituals from their birth during slavery to their use during the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The program features Amanda Kemp as narrator, violinist Michael Jamanis and San Francisco jazz saxophonist Francis Wong.

lancaster premiere: chiaroscuro and chums March 11, 2015, 7:30 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $15 Chiaroscuro and Chums is a collaboration between Duo Chiaroscuro (Sara Male, cello and Maria Thompson Corley, piano), and Kristin Sims, soprano, and Marian West, dancer, with visual art by Lori Stahl. An evening of serious to humorous works by Andre Previn, Leos Janacek, Valerie Capers, and Seymour Barab for voice, cello, and piano, and including visual highlights in art and dance.

Daniel Roumain

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Tom Chapin

Snail & Whale

family fun fest

carnival of the animals October 4, 2014, 11 am Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $8, $5 children 12 and under

east meets west December 5, 2014, 7 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $8, $5 children 12 and under

Enjoy composer Camille Saint-Saens’ beloved musical suite performed by Lancaster’s very own Allegretto Youth Chamber Orchestra.

A collection of vignettes featuring characters and ideas blended from Asian and western cultures, along with traditional Chinese dance as performed by string puppets, hand puppets, and rod puppets.

the snail & the whale October 26, 2014, 3 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $8, $5 children 12 and under Imago Theatre: Frogz

family series Great for ages 5-12, the Family Fun Fest series brings the best local, national and international performances to Lancaster. Starting one hour before each performance, children are welcome to participate in creative, hands-on activities. Each visit is a truly extraordinary experience for the whole family.

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What better way to see the world than to hitch a ride on the tail of a giant humpback whale?! One small snail does just that in this adventure-filled story about an unlikely friendship. Coming to us straight from its Broadway run at the New Victory Theater! (A Tall Stories Production.) “Expect to leave the theatre happy & smiling” – Fest Magazine

imago theatre: frogz February 20, 2015, 7 pm Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $8, $5 children 12 and under The incredible creativity of Imago Theatre catapulted its signature show FROGZ to two Broadway runs and a celebrated world tour. This production treats audiences to encounters with human-sized finicky frogs, not to mention silent sloths, escaped penguins, personable paper bags, devilish strings and other fanciful things.

tom chapin in concert April 18, 2015, 11 am Ware Center/Lancaster Tickets: $8, $5 children 12 and under Called “the best family artist around” by Billboard, Grammy Award-winning Tom Chapin charms audiences of all ages. His remarkable musicianship, great songwriting and personal warmth shine through in his live concerts. This performance will be hosted by WXPN Kids Corner’s Kathy O’Connell. (Sensory friendly version.)

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Relay Calls are welcome at 717.871.7600

• Student Memorial Center Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday, (9 am–4:30 pm) •The Ware Center Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday, (8 am–4:30 pm) and Saturday, (10 am–4:30 pm) • One hour prior to each show (both venues) by phone Call the Box Office Monday–Friday (8 am–4:30 pm), 717.871.7600. Relay calls are welcome. online artsmu.com

Please request all access services when ordering tickets online, at the Ticket Office or on the phone. When purchasing tickets online, please request access services in the box provided on the Order Details page; a Ticket Office representative will call you if changes need to be made to your seats. All events include personal curbside assistance on request. Assisted listening devices are available for Steinman Hall (Ware Center) and all venues at the Winter Center, free of charge. Accessible restrooms are located on the first and third floors of the Ware Center, and first floor of the Winter Center. An accessible elevator is available at both locations.

Methods of Payment cash credit cards Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover marauder gold checks Checks made payable to Student Services, Inc. ticket discounts seniors Receive a $3 discount. Senior tickets are ages 60 and older. Season packages excluded. students Receive $5 tickets to select performances. Students are K-12 grades and enrolled college students with a valid ID. Students must purchase their ticket in person and show ID. mu alumni & military (with valid id) Receive a 15% discount on most of our performances. In order to take advantage of this, please call the Ticket Office 717.871.7600 to order. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or Season Package. group When ordering 10 or more tickets to one event, you will receive a 15% discount; you must call the Ticket Office at 717.871.7600 to order. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or Season Package. Ticket Information Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up at the Ticket Office during business hours, mailed (if requested), printed at home, or at “will call” one (1) hour before the event at the venue. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the performances unless it is a Family Fun Fest Show, but must have a ticket. Gift certificates are sold year round! Certificates can be purchased at the Ware Center Box office during regular business hours and by calling 717.871.2308.

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parking and directions: The Ware Center 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster parking: prince street garage As you enter the downtown Lancaster City area via Prince Street, Prince Street Garage (Lancaster Parking Authority) will be located on your left at 111 North Prince Street. Another entrance is located on Orange Street, between Queen and Prince Streets. Cash and credit accepted. Discount vouchers available at the front desk of the Ware Center. parking: hager surface lot As you enter the downtown Lancaster city area via Prince Street, the Hager Lot will be on your left, directly across from the Ware Center on your right. This is a smaller lot and fills quickly. Cash and credit accepted. Discount vouchers available at the front desk of the Ware Center. parking and directions: The Winter Center 60 West Cottage Avenue, Millersville directions from lancaster city Follow Manor Street/PA-999 West. Turn left on North George Street. Take the third right at the traffic light onto West Cottage Avenue. Proceed approximately two blocks and turn left at the entrance to the Winter Center to drop off visitors. Continue past Prince Street for garage parking. parking Visitors are able to park for free in the Winter Center visitor parking spaces on the first level of our secure, covered parking garage at the corner of Cottage Avenue and Prince Street in Millersville. There is a well-lit walking path from the garage to the Winter Center. Handicap parking is available in the surface parking lot adjacent to the Winter Center. Visitor parking tags are not needed at any time when parking in the visitor parking spaces of Millersville’s Prince Street Garage or during events.

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season at a glance

season at a glance

September

music dept.: jazz ensembles concert

faculty recital: christy banks, clarinet

September 21 (2:30 pm)

winter center

p. 13

opening night: the hot sardines

September 26 (6 pm party, 7:30 pm show)

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p. 3

music dept: choral ensembles concert

September 27 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

dance: groundworks dance theater

September 28 (3 pm)

ware center

p. 5

Lady With All The Answers (October 25)

October

p. 12

November jazz in the sky

November 1 (7:30 pm)

ware center

p. 11

special: susanne conrad, speaker

November 1 (7 pm)

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p. 19

faculty recital: ross ellison & shawn gingrich, organ

November 2 (2:30 pm)

winter center

p. 13

theatre: frank ferrante in an evening with groucho

November 5 (7:30 pm)

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p. 15

music dept: choral ensembles (cantilena & men’s glee)

November 7 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

music dept: choral ensembles (chorale & univ choir)

November 8 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

comedy: vidur kapur & adrian mesa

November 8 (7:30 pm)

ware center

p. 16

special: arts market dance showcase

November 10 (7:30 pm)

ware center

p. 19

special: arts market music and variety

November 11 (7 pm)

ware center

p. 19

university theatre dept: rent

November 13-15 (8 pm) November 16 (2 pm)

winter center

p. 16

music dept: orchestra concert

November 14 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

classical: trio clavino

November 15 (7:30 pm)

ware center

p. 7

November 16 (2:30pm)

winter center

p. 12

music dept: fall percussion extravaganza

November 19 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

special: civil rights portraits as democratic vistas

November 21 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 19

partner: allegro music in the round

November 21 (6:45 pm reception, 7:30 pm show)

ware center

p. 13

festival: rose & shamrock celtic festival

November 22 (noon)

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p. 8

premiere: pretty for a black girl

November 23 (3 pm)

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p. 19

family: east meets west

December 5 (7 pm)

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p. 21

holiday: glorious sounds of the season

December 6 (4 pm & 7:30 pm) December 7 (2:30 pm)

winter center

p. 7

p. 15

partner: operalancaster amahl

December 12 (7:30 pm)

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p. 13

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holiday: irish christmas in america

December 15 (7:30 pm)

ware center

p. 7

ware center

p. 15

jazz: next generation jazz

December 17 (7:30 pm)

ware center

p. 11

October 2 (7:30 pm) October 5 (2 pm)

ware center

p. 13

family: carnival of the animals

October 4 (11 am)

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p. 21

faculty recital: anita renfroe & xun pan

October 4 (7:30 pm)

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p. 13

world: gary núùez & plena libre

October 4 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 8

faculty recital: james armstrong, percussion

October 5 (2:30 pm)

winter center

p. 13

classical: wenzel fuchs, clarinet

October 8 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 7

festival: lancaster germanfest

October 11 (6:30 pm)

ware center

p. 8

music dept: rodney mack philadelphia big brass

October 16 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

jazz in the sky

October 17 (7:30 pm)

ware center

p. 11

music dept: combined concert

October 19 (2:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

cabaret: music of bacharach & david

October 24 (7:30 pm)

ware center

p. 11

theatre: lady with all the answers

October 25 (7:30 pm)

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family: the snail and the whale

October 26 (3 pm)

theatre: playboy of the western world

October 29 & 30 (7:30 pm)

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winter center

music dept: concert band/wind ensemble

partner: operalancaster mad about mozart

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October 31 (5 pm)

December

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season at a glance

season at a glance

January anuary

partner: allegro music in the round

March 13 (6:45 pm reception, 7:30 pm show)

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p. 13

classical: newstead trio

March 19 (7:30 pm)

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p. 7

university theatre: shrek the musical

March 19–21 (8 pm) March 22 (2 pm)

winter center

p. 16

music dept: choral ensembles

March 20 & 21 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

partner: allegro music in the round

January 23 (6:45 pm reception, 7:30 pm show)

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comedy: ben kronberg & “nipsey”

January 24 (7:30 pm)

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p. 16

dance: darrah carr dance irish extravaganza

January 25 (3 pm)

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p. 5

world: cristina pato (galician bagpipe)

January 28 (7:30 pm)

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p. 8

cabaret: amy banks “amy sings aretha”

March 27 (7:30 pm)

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p. 11

cabaret: reji woods “someone to fall back on”

January 30 (7:30 pm)

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p. 11

theatre: pitch blond

March 28 (7:30 pm)

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p. 15

dance: celebrate ballet & world dance

March 29 (3 pm)

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p. 5

classical: mark edwards, guitar

January 31 (7:30 pm)

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p. 7

music dept: percussion ensemble showcase

March 29 (2:30 pm)

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p. 12

p. 13

April

February music dept: vyner scholarship competition

February 8 (2:30 pm)

premiere: inspira by amanda kemp

February 14 (7:30 pm) February 15 (3 pm)

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family: imago theatre’s frogz

February 20 (7 pm)

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faculty recital: sara male, cello & guests

April 2 (7:30 pm)

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p. 13

theatre: ed asner as fdr

April 6 (7:30 pm)

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p. 15

p. 19

world: fatoumata diawara, mali

April 8 (7:30 pm)

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p. 8

world: charlie zahm

April 10 (7:30 pm)

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p. 8

p. 21

festival: utsav indian festival

April 11 (4 pm)

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p. 8

classical: palestrina choir

April 15 (7:30 pm)

ware center

p. 7

p. 12

music dept: jazz at the ‘ville

February 20 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

jazz: pete mcguinness, vocalist

February 21 (7:30 pm)

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p. 11

jazz: frank griffith, clarinet

April 17 (7:30 pm)

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p. 11

classical: jennifer koh, violin

February 22 (3 pm)

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p. 7

music dept: concert band & wind ensemble

April 17 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

faculty recital: anita renfroe with sonia lee

February 22 (2:30 pm)

winter center

p. 13

music dept: single reed symposium concert

April 18 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

family: tom chapin in concert

April 18 (11 am)

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p. 21

music dept: orchestra featuring local competition winners

February 27 (7:30 pm)

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p. 12

dance: rinse & repeat by netco dance co.

April 19 (4 pm)

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p. 5

faculty recital: christy banks, clarinet & saxophone

February 28 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 13

music dept: chamber/world percussion concert

April 24 (7:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

comedy: carmen lynch with ray devito

February 28 (7:30 pm)

ware center

p. 16

closing night event: brother sun

April 30 (7:30 pm)

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p. 3

music dept: orchestral masterworks

May 1 (7:30 pm)

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p. 12

comedy: sweet six

May 2 (7:30 pm)

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p. 16

music dept: choral ensembles

May 3 (2:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

May

March music dept: wind band composition award winners

March 1 (2:30 pm)

winter center

p. 12

dance: downtown dances

March 1 (4 pm)

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p. 5

jazz/festival: latino arts

March 6 (7:30 pm)

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p. 11

festival: latino arts

March 7 (all day)

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p. 8

premiere: chiaroscuro & chums

March 11 (7:30 pm)

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p. 19

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2014-2015

PERFORMING ARTS SEASON Ware Center/Lancaster 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Winter Center/Millersville 60 West Cottage Avenue, Millersville, Pennsylvania


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