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Touhill Performing Arts Center | University of Missouri-St. Louis

Winter/Spring 2010


Arianna String Quartet with Anton Nel p. 6


in Botanica p.14

Veza (connections)

MADCO p. 20

The Mikado


Presented by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players p. 8

St. Louis Jazz Festival ReMastered p. 10

Chiwoniso Rebel Woman p. 22

Behind the Scenes p. 31

THE TOUHILL IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST A VENUE We collaborate with many artists and presenters to bring new and innovative programming to the region. We offer outstanding audience engagement programs that enlighten connoisseurs and welcome newcomers. We offer student programs to encourage cultural event appreciation and attendance, thus building the next generation of patrons. We are an academic training center hosting hundreds of academic performances, classes, rehearsals, seminars, and regional festivals each year. We provide professional staff and services to support and grow local performing arts organizations. We do our job behind the scenes, so that artists and students can do their best on stage.

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Table of Contents a COVER STORY 4. Al Jarreau



6. Anton Nel with the Arianna String Quartet

c OPERA 8. The Mikado

D Jazz


10. Remastered: St. Louis Jazz Festival 12. St. Louis Jazz Orchestra

E Dance 14. 16. 18. 20.

Momix in Botanica Cedar Lake / Spring to Dance 2011 Saint Louis Ballet MADCO: Making Connections


F International 22. Rebel Woman: Chiwoniso


G Special Events 24. Ambassadors of Harmony 25. Cirque d’ Or: Golden Dragon Acrobats ACADEMIC

26. Stop Kiss 26. Marriage of Figaro 28. Friends of the Touhill 31. Behind the Scenes

14 Writers & editors Cary Goldwasser, Carla Gibson, Julia Gleason, Michael Sieveking Design & Production Marty Baragiola Performers Photography: Erez Salbag (photos of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet) Max Pucciariello (photos of MOMIX) Carla Gibson (Short List event) Marty Baragiola (Building Photography)


The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is a not-for-profit organization.


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What a Week As the Managing Director of the Touhill, I have the privilege of seeing most events hosted by the center. One particularly outstanding week of performances occurred this past fall right before Thanksgiving. Within this one week, we hosted 13 events. That is quite an accomplishment. But looking at the variety of performances presented, is when you realize it’s truly amazing. We hosted pop music’s Sara Bareilles, comedian Martin Short, poet laureate Maya Angelou and the world-renowned fiddling duo of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy. At the same time, we showcased six academic performances ranging from chamber music to jazz and dance. Darting through the back hallways of the Touhill, I had the unique opportunity to experience both ends of this performance spectrum within moments of each other. At one point, I heard the wise and well-earned wisdom of Maya Angelou, and then, just a few steps away, heard the first public improvisational expressions from a young jazz saxophonist. It struck me how this combination of moments truly sums up the Touhill experience. Performing on our stages are the finest cultural and entertainment artists in the country right alongside the brightest performers of tomorrow. I know very few patrons have the opportunity to experience the wide variety and depth of what the Touhill has to offer, but I encourage you to build these inexpensive or free possibilities into your entertainment schedule. There can be just as much reward (if not more) in seeing a young artist blossom as there is in seeing a seasoned professional’s polish. At the Touhill, you can experience both – sometimes only within a few moments of each other.

–John Cattanach


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Unexpected extras – all included in the ticket price

h Amazing proximity to the talent on stage h Abundant free parking h Park-like campus setting to enjoy before the show and during intermission h Performance variety unparalleled on any other St. Louis stage h Incredible sightlines from every seat in the house h Pre-show discussion with artists and experts who help you discover special aspects of many performances h The opportunity to learn more about a performance before you even purchase a ticket h Outstanding acoustics h Frequent pre-show lobby showcase performances h Friendly, helpful volunteers to welcome you and help you find your way h Complimentary receptions after most cultural events that offer the chance to interact with artists

h Student ambassadors situated in parking lots to assist you with directions and information

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Al Jarreau exemplifies

the concept of the voice as a musical instrument. To hear him perform live is to hear a master vocalist riff and ad-lib in the same way any jazz guitarist, trumpet player or saxophonist would. Arguably, you have to see him live in concert to fully appreciate his talent.

At 70, legendary singer Jarreau keeps up a concert tour pace of someone less than half his age. His stage presence is just as dynamic. He defies his age with effortless, nearly constant motion during performance and vocal acrobatics that show no sign of wear. Rather, during a career that began in the early 1960s, Jarreau has so finely honed his skill that his capacity for scat, spontaneous riffs and vocal improvisation is unmatched. Jarreau is the only vocalist in music history to receive Grammy Awards in three separate categories, jazz, pop and R&B. The seventime Grammy winner has a multitude of other international music awards to his credit. He was lauded by Time magazine as “the greatest jazz singer alive.” So how does a living legend, known for such recognizable and beloved tunes as “Morning,” “Take Five,” “Moonlighting” and “We’re in This Love Together” keep it interesting for himself and fans?

“There are songs that I do almost nightly, but find something nightly in those pieces of music that continues to keep them special and fresh,” Jarreau told Lee Mergner in an August 2010 article in JazzTimes. “We’re always looking for a new little wrinkle in that song that hadn’t been explored before, and the band and I jump on that and ride that and the audience comes right with us.” And after a recent health scare that landed him in the intensive care unit of a French hospital, he’s happy to be fully recovered and back on stage. “I’m a real veteran and senior statesman of a sort and still doing it with as serious a commitment and focus of energy as I’ve always done it,” Jarreau told Mergner. “I love that aspect that I still have a career and that there are people who want to hear me sing and who leave satisfied.” h

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PRESENTED BY jazz st. louis Friday february 11 8 pM $150

, $50, $40

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Anton Nel Joins ASQ for Quint-Essential The Arianna String Quartet (ASQ) welcomes guest pianist Anton Nel to the stage of the Lee Theater. The program will showcase the power and intimacy of three great quintets: Dvorák’s A Major, Op. 81; Elgar’s A minor, Op. 84; and Brahm’s F minor, Op. 34. Nel, one of the most cherished and celebrated pianists in the world, enjoys a remarkable and multifaceted career. Born in Johannesburg, he played his debut recital at the age of 12, after only two years of studying piano. His nearly four decades of concertizing includes performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, and the symphonies of Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, and London, among many others.

FRIDAY M AY 6 8 PM $23 MOZART: Quartet in A Major, K.464 BARTÓK: Quartet No. 5 DEBUSSY: Quartet in G minor, Op.10

High acclaim has followed. Nel has been hailed as “an uncommonly elegant pianist” by The New York Times; “A pianist of exceptional sensitivity and stylistic discrimination” (Los Angeles Times); and one who “epitomizes 20th-century pianism: brilliant technique, intense focus and a passionate reverence for the music and its creators” (Austin Chronicle). This versatile musician has an active repertoire of more than 100 works for piano and orchestra, is an acclaimed Beethoven interpreter and has pursued a dual career in teaching since his early 20s.h


SATURDAY MARCH 5 3 pM $39, includes hors d'oeuvres, beverages & dessert

TITANS OF STYLE This concert showcases three landmark quartets, whose innovative languages and styles forged new paths for musical expressivity. Mozart’s Quartet in A Major, K.464, is tonally adventuresome work that sets the stage for the future of classical music.Béla Bartók’s groundbreaking Quartet No. 5 introduces a new sonic world that shows the composer at the height of his compositional genius. Finally, Claude Debussy’s exhilarating Quartet in G minor takes listeners on a nuanced odyssey through French traditions, world cultures and Debussy’s compositional ingenuity.


Sunday February 20 3 PM Wednesday February 23 10 AM

Learning to use your imagination when listening to music is a powerful skill. In this concert the Arianna String Quartet will reveal the “secret” techniques they use to bring great music to life, and how you can use them to transform your listening experience. This interactive concert will conclude with the kids joining the quartet on stage to draw to the music.

Before seeing a performance, Explore it! Arrive 50 minutes before the performance for a pre-performance discussion with experts. Find out how Mozart, Bartók and Debussy forged new paths for musical expressivity. Learn more about The Mikado, a Gilbert & Sullivan favorite.

EXPERIENCE While watching a performance, fully Experience it! With the knowledge you’ve gained in the Explore phase, you’ll have better understanding that will continue to take root during the performance.

ENGAGE Complete your evening by ENGAGING with fellow patrons for an after-performance reception and casual conversation. Frequently, artists join these gatherings to speak with the audience and answer questions. Interact with MADCO and learn more about this amazing troupe and its craft. Chat about Chiwonsio and how she lives up to the title Rebel Woman.

ASQ: music and Movement i n par t n e r s hip w it h MAD CO Sunday May 1 3 pM Wednesday May 4 10 AM

Dance is our most instinctive response to hearing music. The Arianna String Quartet and the Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) will guide young listeners through a hands-on journey to explore rhythm, breath, and expressive movement. Children will learn to explore and experience music in new ways.

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Created primarily for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, these special concerts allow children to actively learn more about music, imagination, and movement. $10 per participant, limit 100.

The Touhill brings you inside the performance like no other venue.

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The Arianna String Quartet introduces a delightfully interactive series for young audiences.

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Albert Bergeret, hailed as “The Leading Custodian of the Gilbert & Sullivan Classics,” adds a dash of relevant humor to the masterpiece





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“The Mikado captures the popular imagination,” said Albert Bergeret, musical director, conductor and founder of the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP). “There’s a great deal of colorful concept in this piece.” It’s colorful indeed, with gorgeous Japanese sets and vibrant costumes. And rich with Sullivan’s soaring music and that Gilbertian humor with a satirical edge. The Mikado is the most popular piece of musical theater in English and is chock full of lists: Pooh-Bah’s (name coined by G&S for this opera) list of exalted offices held; the Lord High Executioner’s list of people who wouldn’t be missed; and The Mikado’s list of punishments to fit the crime.

“They are long, comical lists, created in 1885,” said Bergeret, “So at the tail end, we include some topical zingers, and often use local references.” NYGASP is known for its judicious topical updating, while keeping the original intent and the tradition of performance from over 100 years ago. Gilbert’s libretto and Sullivan’s music are iconic. A few favorites in The Mikado include ‘’A Wand’ring Minstrel, I,’’ ‘’Three Little Maids From School,” ‘’Here’s a How-De-Do” and “The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring.” In addition to founding NYGASP, Bergeret directs and conducts, and he immensely enjoys his vantage point. “I sit in the pit and still laugh at all of the jokes,” added Bergeret. “They are still funny to me. Even if it’s a local reference, and I don’t get it, I still feed off the crowd’s laughter.” h

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It’s the kind of story that probably couldn’t happen today. As a promising bass player, Jim Widner went with his high school band director to visit New York City for the first time. Unexpectedly, his teacher suggested Widner should “look up” Ron Carter while they were in town. To which Widner replied, “you gotta be nuts. Why would Ron Carter want to meet with me? I’m just a high school bass player.”

Widner recalls. “He was easy enough to spot, and with butterflies in my stomach, I got to meet the jazz legend.”

“You don’t know until you ask,” said Widner’s teacher to the outrageous idea of meeting one of the preeminent professional jazz bass players.

“We talked about the book, and he told me stories of his days on the road with Miles Davis,” Widner remembers. “Needless to say, it was pretty much a one-sided conversation. I was too overwhelmed and tongue-tied to contribute much to the conversation. I couldn’t believe I was actually having a face-to-face meeting with Ron Carter.”

Although apprehensive, Widner got out the phone book and looked up the name Ron Carter. He chose one number randomly from the half dozen or so listings, and ended up getting the iconic musician himself on the phone. “Much to my surprise, he offered to meet me on a New York City street corner as he was on his way to a recording session,”

Not only was Carter gracious in taking his time to meet with a kid from the Midwest, but he also came prepared, bringing a copy of his recently published bass method book.

From there, Widner went on to quite an esteemed career as a bass player. Widner’s career highlights include performances with Clark Terry, Bobby Watson, the Glenn Miller Orchestra,


Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival FRIDAY APRIL 15 8 pm SATURDAY APRIL 16 8 pm $35, $20, $10

Sponsored by Emerson


Package Prices are $50, $25


Ron Carter Trio Jazz legend Ron Carter leads his trio featuring pianist Mulgrew Miller and guitarist Russell Malone. Miller and Malone individually packed houses in 2010 at St. Louis’ own renowned Jazz at the Bistro. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music’s greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery and Bobby Timmons. He later played across Europe with Cannonball Adderley. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat Magazine and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.



“Although having heard Ron Carter on numerous recordings, since the initial meeting, I had not had the opportunity to listen to him live until hearing his trio at the Blue Note in New York in August 2010,” notes Widner. “I knew immediately that I had to have this group as one of the headliners for the Festival.”

Orchestra Winner of the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is a New York City tradition. The group’s standing Monday night gig at the legendary Village Vanguard club started as a three-week engagement. Now, four decades later, anchoring the lineup at the club the Wall Street Journal calls “the center of the known jazz universe,” the Orchestra embodies all the historic magnitude of its namesake. The 16-piece big band, founded by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis in the 1960s, continues true to its original musical style. “Like the club it plays in, it keeps plugging away with the old formula, unpretentiously and extremely well,” said the New York Times.


Today, Widner feels deeply compelled to spend his time inspiring a new generation of jazz artists. As the current Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, his accolades as an educator are many, but perhaps none as heartfelt as when students at the University of Missouri-Columbia renamed the music wing of the fine arts residential college “Widner House” in his honor. In 2008, he was a cover story feature in the March issue of JazzEd Magazine, and in 2009, he was a recipient of Downbeat magazine’s Achievement Award for his work in jazz education.

The Vanguard Jazz

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Mulgrew Miller, Louis Bellson, Randy Brecker, Bill Watrous and Marilyn Maye. He’s played for former President Bill Clinton and at the world-famous Lionel Hampton and Montreaux Jazz Festivals.


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This Orchestra is the real deal. In fact, many of the band members have recorded together on the Chase Music Group label under the moniker The Jim Widner Big Band. The group’s 2007 release Out of This World was its fifth. In the review of Out of This World, writer Jack Bowers of All About Jazz explains that the album title “graphically underscores the ensemble’s impressive strength and solidarity as well as the album’s abundance of superlative charts and hair-raising solos.” He goes on to praise the group as “anonymous blue-collar workers who park their egos at the door and strive together to create bright and tasteful music that speaks eloquently to one’s heart and soul.” The description is just as apt for the group’s live performance.

ST. LOUIS JAZZ ORCHESTRA THURSDAY FEBRUA RY 24 7 PM $100 for a table of four $50 for a table of two $20 General Admission

“Lots of people told me they really loved the relaxed atmosphere of the concert,” says Jim Widner, director of the St. Louis Jazz Orchestra. “The guys came out on stage to warm up, there was no formal intro. And because the Lee Theater was set up cabaret style, the whole night had an authentic jazz-club feel.”

New Cabaret-Style Seating The charm of seeing jazz or comedy in a club setting often comes from sitting at a table with others to laugh or enjoy the music together. Now, the Touhill’s Lee Theater, beloved for its own inherently intimate atmosphere, is transformed for select jazz and comedy performances with cabaret-style seating. In this new configuration, cabaret tables are located close to the stage and along the sides of the theater. True to cabaretstyle, audience members can purchase and enjoy beverages inside the Lee. Rather sit in traditional theater seating? No problem. There’s a section of traditional theater seating, where seats are in rows rising above stage level, just as always. The February 24 Jazz Orchestra performance and April 28-30 Second City shows feature cabaret seating. For more information about Cabaret seating, call or visit the Touhill Ticket Office. h

This year, The Second City’s Fair & Unbalanced will take unbridled comic pleasure in the foibles of beltway politicos, Hollywood celebrities and even our significant others. With scripted and improvisational elements, no two performances are alike. If your parents asked you not to speak about it at the dinner table, chances are it will be made fun of in an evening with The Second City. An evening with The Second City provides the chance to see comedy stars in the making, and Touhill audiences thoroughly enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends. h



THURSDAY A p ri l 2 8 8 PM FRIDAY A p ri l 2 9 8 PM SATURDAY A p ri l 3 0 5 & 9 PM $164 for a table of four $82 for a table of two $36 General Admission


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Each Spring, audiences in the Lee Theater roll with laughter from hilarious songs, topical skits and deftly witty improv direct from The Second City’s Chicago and Toronto stages. Legendary for its list of alumni that reads like a who’s who of comedy, The Second City returns to the Touhill where few subjects are off limits for its clever satire.


“We’ll never know how much hard work, patience and tenacity it takes to keep this—or any other big band—intact and moving forward,” concludes Bowers. “Widner has hung in there for more than a decade, one result of which is that… we are able to taste and appreciate the fruits of his labors, even if we must travel Out of This


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Laugh, cry, laugh so hard you’ll cry

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Momix in botanica “Earthy and otherworldly at once—a magnificent vision of the everyday miracles around us.” – Schenectady Times Union

Start with squiggly Pilobolus-style acrobatics, and stir in roller skates, wind machines, red feathers, black light and the psychedelic imagination of choreographer Moses Pendelton, and you get MOMIX in Botanica—a fulllength fantasy celebrating the beauty and mystery of the entire world of nature. Created and directed by Pendleton, one of the founders of Pilobolus, MOMIX has held audiences spellbound for 30 years with its ingenious entertainments. Botanica is the company’s most ambitious project yet—“the IMAX version of dance theater,” says the New Jersey Star-Ledger, “with imagery that will leave your eyeballs hanging out.”

Pendleton’s sensuous choreography is performed by his impossibly nimble company of dancer-illusionists—“bravura technicians who are joyful in performance and exceptionally attractive” (Chicago Sun-Times). Working with light, shadow, fabric, props and other theatrical devices, “they conjure a gorgeous parade of hypnotic images,” says Michael Uthoff, artistic & executive director of Dance St. Louis. “These artists are magicians.” The many short scenes that make up Botanica follow the course of a day, the rhythm of the seasons and even the evolution of the world. Creatures both real and mythical materialize on stage, with the help of puppets by Michael Curry, the Tony Award-winning designer of The Lion King. The soundtrack ranges from birdsongs to Vivaldi to Hindu chants.


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Moses Pendleton was born and reared on a dairy farm in Northern Vermont. The cows of his childhood are honored in MOMIX’s name, which he took from a feed supplement. While still a student at Dartmouth College in 1971, Pendleton co-founded Pilobolus, which went on to win international acclaim for its innovative blend of acrobatics and modern dance. He started MOMIX in 1981. The company quickly established its own unique personality, highlighted by multi-media theatrical spectacle and “a hilariously unpredictable exploration of movement” (New York Times). Whether MOMIX is on stage, film or TV (most recently in national commercials for Hanes underwear and the Target ad that premiered on the 2010 Golden Globe Awards), the company “is out to provide moments of rare kinetic beauty,” says Allan Ulrich in his Voice of Dance, “which defy the usual rules of logic and head right for the senses and the imagination.”

Or as Moses Pendleton puts it, “The essence of dance is bringing a little lightness to the world. If people walk away from the pieces at MOMIX with a little less gravity in their step, it’s a success.” h Funding provided by Novus International, Inc. Additional support provided by Mid-America Arts Alliance, Missouri Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts Promotional partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden

MOMIX in botanica

PRESENTED BY DANCE ST. LOUIS Friday APRIL 8 8 PM SATURDAY APRIL 9 2 & 8 PM $50, $40, $30 $30 all seats matinee

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A radically different take on ballet Cedar Lake is a ballet company that includes alumni of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as well as the Boston Ballet-trained dancer who performed with Beyoncé on her Single Ladies video—with a repertory “that reads like a starting lineup of the world’s best contemporary choreographers” (Newcity Stage Chicago). In St. Louis, Cedar Lake will dance the landmark Decadance by Ohad Naharin of Israel, the work that first made them “the toast of the dance world,” says Dance St. Louis Artistic & Executive Director Michael Uthoff. And from the fall 2010 program at New York’s Joyce Theater, Cedar Lake will bring two new works created especially for the company—the propulsive Unit in Reaction by Italy’s Jacopo Godani and Hubbub by Sweden’s Alexander Ekman, hailed for its “humor, style and charm” by Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice.

Adds Jowitt about Cedar Lake’s magnificent dancers, “If I had more space, I’d list every name and add an exclamation point to it.” Don’t miss the chance to see them live on stage before they hit the silver screen this March in the Universal film The Adjustment Bureau, a science fiction thriller starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as the Cedar Lake ballerina he loves. “Enormous presence and resilience and a strong touch of the strange...The boundless imagery and energy astound.” – Arts Journal h Presented by Centene Corporation. Additional support provided by Mid-America Arts Alliance, Missouri Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts


Friday JANUARY 28 8 pM Saturday JANUARY 29 2 & 8 PM $50, $40, $30 $30 all seats matinee


And judging by the standing ovations and the hundreds of comments on surveys conducted at the performances, St. Louis has firmly fallen in love with the three-day dance cornucopia that is the Emerson SPRING TO DANCE FESTIVAL: “It is the most fantastic festival especially for St. Louis! Amazing compilation!” “I am glad to see so many different styles at once—gave me a good perspective on what modern dance is about.” “Really enjoyed and was able to bring children at reduced price.” “I was impressed with the diversity in the audience. Great for St. Louis.” “Great venues at Touhill—well timed & organized—will plan for future years.” “If the ticket prices remain so reasonable, I’m sure I’ll be bringing more friends and family with me next year. Great programming. Thanks so much to the sponsors!”

Coming to the fourth annual SPRING TO DANCE for the first time is Dance Theatre of Harlem from New York City. Favorite returnees include The Joffrey Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Dancing Wheels and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s BAM! “Such energy and novelty is not found anywhere else in the world,” Uthoff says. “SPRING TO DANCE is one of those fantastic events that capture the excitement of life with every movement that takes place.” h

Sponsored by Caleb C. and Julia W. Dula Educational and Charitable Foundation, Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, Missouri Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, the Whitaker Foundation and the Trio Foundation of St. Louis

“Love! Love! This!” “MORE MORE MORE”

SPRING TO DANCE® Festival 2011

PRESENTED BY DANCE ST. LOUIS & THE TOUHILL thursday-Saturday may 26-28 5:30pm festive fun in the lobby 6:00pm Lee Theater performance 7:30pm Anheuser-Busch performance


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All for only $10 a night.

“For $10 a day, we have three days of getting to know new artists, welcoming old friends and sharing the experience with others in the audience, who are thrilled to be part of such an event.”


program every night, with four companies in the intimate Lee Theater and six in the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall.

“The 30 companies from the Midwest and beyond will make us laugh, cry, ponder, applaud and perhaps even at times a little mad,” Dance St. Louis Artistic & Executive Director Michael Uthoff declares about his brainchild, which he created in partnership with the Touhill in 2008.

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Horiuchi brings a global perspective and impressive professional background to his vision for Saint Louis Ballet. He grew up in Tokyo, Japan, where his parents were professional dancers with their own studio.

His Broadway musical credits include Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance and the role of Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats. He went on to perform in London's production of Cats in the same role and became the first performer to play the lead on both Broadway and the West End in 1998. That same year, he choreographed the stunning Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Since becoming the artistic director of Saint Louis Ballet, Horiuchi has created a dozen original works for the company. Through his relationships with world-renowned choreographers, he has opportunity to bring many other original works to Saint Louis Ballet dancers, and its ever-expanding St. Louis audience.




Friday june 24 7:30 PM Saturday june 25 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday june 26 2 PM


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$47, $37, $25

Saint Louis Ballet’s Spring production is Tribute. The program’s namesake number is choreographed by Christopher d’Amboise. His immense credits include creating more than 60 ballets for companies in over 20 countries.

The culmination of the 10th anniversary season is the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet. Written by Sergei Prokofiev and choreographed by Gen Horiuchi, the ballet is based on Shakespeare's tragic love story.

Tribute also features “Valse Fantaisie,” music by Glinka and choreography by George Balanchine; “New Ballet,” choreraphed by Horiuchi; “Romantique,” also choregraphed by Horiuchi with music by Bolling; and a solo by “Dancing Across Borders” star Sokvannara Sar.

Many believe this classic story of two young "star-crossed lovers” is the greatest ballet score ever written. This is forbidden romance and intense turmoil unfolds with fiery elegance in Horiuchi’s sixth full-length production with the company.

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Tangible changes include moving its headquarters to Chesterfield and increasing its ballet school enrollment from 40 to 300. Another move was in performance space. Saint Louis Ballet began performing in the AnheuserBusch Performance Hall at the Touhill in June 2009. “We are privileged, through the support of our audience, to have grown to the point where we need a larger venue,” Horiuchi told the St. Louis Business Journal.

While he was with New York City Ballet, George Balanchine created the role of Mercury in Persephone for Horiuchi.


In the 10 years since Artistic Director Gen Horiuchi took the helm of Saint Louis Ballet, he implemented changes that reaffirm its status as a cultural institution and nurture its artistic ambition. The result is that the area’s resident, professional ballet company has grown by leaps and bounds.

After studying on scholarship at the School of American Ballet, Horiuchi joined the prestigious New York City Ballet in 1982, where he became a principal dancer in 1989.

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Making Connections

When Stacy West learned there are more Bosnians living in St. Louis than anywhere else outside their native country, she felt strongly that “somebody in the arts needed to reach out to that community to see if there was something we could create together.” So she did. And there was. In 2009, when Mayor Francis Slay attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Bosnian Chamber of Commerce, his office indicated the St. Louis Bosnian population was approximately 50,000.

The number “Reflections in the Well of Solace,” for instance, looks at curative human connection after catastrophe. Created shortly after 9/11, West calls it a “beautiful piece about healing after tragic events.”

West, the artistic director of the Modern American Dance Company (MADCO), quickly came to know and characterize the younger generation of Bosnian immigrants as “real gogetters, out to change the world.”

Another take on “connection” applies to “MACalter, ” created collaboratively with percussionist Matt Henry, videographer Zack Hoesly and sculptor Allen Christian. During the progression of the piece, dancers assemble segments of a sculpture. As it takes shape, we learn how technology we use to connect interpersonally may actually cause disconnect.

Among the new St. Louisans she met is Haris Fazlic, an 18-year-old, second-generation choreographer. His father was a choreographer in Bosnia, so Fazlic grew up with a rich history of traditional Bosnian dance that he now combines with his study of modern dance and ballet. The result of their relationship is VEZA: Connection, MADCO’s spring concert. The concept of connection inspired the whole evening’s program. West characterizes it as “a collage of dances based on stories of Bosnians immigrating to St. Louis.” So whether directly or tangentially related to the Bosnian experience, all pieces explore how dance connects us to the world around us.

“My hope is that we all develop a crosscultural understanding of each other through dance,” said West. veza (connection) PRESENTED BY MADCO



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Roughly translated, Taiko means “big drums” – and that’s exactly what Taikoza delivers. The group combines thunderous rhythms of ancestral Japanese drums with delicate melodies of bamboo flutes to revitalize an art form pulsing with energy. Dancers in vivid, traditional costumes create a dynamic aspect as powerful for the eyes as the Taiko drums are for the ears.


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Triptych is a vivacious three-part ensemble featuring fiddler Laura Risk, guitarist/ percussionist/vocalist Paddy League, and dancer Kieran Jordan. This remarkable trio delivers elegant and soulful renderings of traditional music and step dance, from Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian traditions. Each boasts a robust solo career, but as Triptych, these three accomplished performers create a tasteful yet gutsy sound and a visually invigorating live concert performance.

All performances in the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater

chiwoniso: rebel woman PRESENTED BY the center for international studies Friday JANUAR Y 2 6 8 p.m. $23

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A “likeably feisty” artist, according to the BBC, Chiwoniso Maraire, is recognized as one of Africa’s greatest young talents. Her music is characterized by palpably personal lyrics and a sound reflective of her upbringing. Known as Chiwoniso, the singer-songwriter was born in Olympia, Washington a few years after her parents moved to the United States from Zimbabwe. Her late father, Dumisani Maraire, a respected scholar and musician, relocated to pursue a degree in Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her mother was a talented singer. Music was simply a part of life in her house. Though growing up away from her family’s native Zimbabwe, she was immersed in its musical culture. In an article about her most recent album, Rebel Woman, she speaks to her diverse influences. “My father was an amazing mbira player, my mother was a beautiful singer, so I was surrounded by this music from the day I was conceived, really, because they used to teach classes in the house as well. But at the same time they loved to listen to other people, so I grew up exposed to James Brown, Michael Jackson, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Bach, Mozart, you name it, it was being played.”

She, too, learned to play the mbira–by the time she was four years old. She started recording professionally by age nine. At 11, she performed live with her father and siblings, Tawona and Ziyanai, in their family mbira group ‘Mhuri yaMaraire’ (The Maraire Family). Naturally, she evolved into her own voice and sound. And earned a career in her own right. h

“For all the cultural crosscurrents in her music, Chiwoniso maintains a distinctly personal style and outlook. And Rebel Woman establishes her as one of the most compelling young voices in today’s African music.” – National Public Radio

mbira A mbira is the primary traditional instrument of the Shona people, and has been played for over 1,000 years at religious rituals, royal courts and social occasions. It consists of 22 to 28 metal keys mounted on a hardwood soundboard and is usually placed inside a large gourd resonator (deze). The keys are played with the two thumbs plucking down and the right forefinger plucking up.


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chiwoniso: rebel woman

PRESENTED BY the center for international studies SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26 8 PM $18

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A capella is all the rage. One of 2010's most downloaded singles on iTunes is an a capella version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” by the fictional group The Warblers from Fox’s runaway hit show “Glee.” Renewed for a second season, NBC’s competition show “The Sing Off,” pits 10 vocal groups against each other for the chance to win a major-label recording contract. Pop culture is finally catching on to the tune the St. Charles, Missouri-based Ambassadors of Harmony have been singing for decades. Since 1963, the all-male chorus has dedicated itself to preserving the craft of barbershop music. The group goes beyond preservation to nearing perfection as evidenced by its gold-medal wins in international barbershop competition. The singing style is not easy. It is about simultaneously listening to other singers, the harmony and your own voice. The Ambassadors boasts a chorus of 160 members. Ambassadors of Harmony give a dual meaning to the phrase “in concert.”

AMBASSADORS OF HARMONY voices in harmony saturday June 18 2 & 8 pm

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An Olympic gymnast may do a one-handed handstand on the balance beam. Golden Dragon Acrobats do a one-handed handstand atop a tower of chairs more than 30 feet high.

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Authentically Spectacular



Faithful adherence to centuries-old tradition is a large part of the magic of Cirque d’Or. The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Its 25 members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their craft since early childhood. Cirque d’Or features contortionists, tumblers and jugglers. They perform acts called “Swaying Board Balancing.” They juggle umbrellas and jars. So you can only imagine how many acrobats participate in the human pyramid riding moving bicycles.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Golden Dragon Acrobats! Hosted by the St. Louis Chinese American Newspaper


The Festival Package includes a pre-show backstage tour, Chinese food sampling, a meet & greet with the performers, and a premium ticket to the performance! Contact the Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949 for more information.

Cirque d' or: Golden Dragon Acrobats SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26 3 & 8 PM $32, $16 (Children)


Cirque d’Or is a display of extraordinary athleticism, agility, grace, balance, and above all, showmanship. Performed by the Golden Dragon Acrobats, a troupe widely recognized as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company, the show is nothing shy of an authentic cultural spectacle.

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MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Sliced and Diced Presented by THE University of Missouri-St. Louis, Department of music AND UMSL OPERA THEATRE

Does your heart burn for a Mozart opera without all the trimmings? Do you find all the recitatives just a bit too much to digest? Then join University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Opera Theatre as they dish up a deliciously slenderized evening of one of opera’s tastiest morsels. Whet your palates on a tantalizing spread of musical vignettes, garnished in the flavorsome Italian language. Our Figaro is guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning tastes! FRIDAY MARCH 11 7:30 PM SATURDAY MARCH 12 7:30 PM SUNDAY MARCH 13 2 PM (with 2pm preshow talk)

This event is free and open to the public.

Sum of Motion UMSL Dance Spring Concert presented by Theatre, Dance & Media Studies

The Department of Theatre, Dance & Media Studies presents the Spring Dance Concert featuring choreography from UMSL Faculty and students. Come join the University of Missouri-St. Louis dancers for three nights of entertainment. The Concert includes a variety of dances from Ballet to Modern. Featured artists include local professional dance companies. APRIL 21-23 8 PM $3 with UMSL ID $5 general admission

Join us for this annual community celebration! Dr. King Holiday Observance Monday January 17 10 am

The University of Missouri – St. Louis’ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance features live performance, a keynote speaker, award presentations, and activities for children ages 5 and up. This year’s keynote speaker is The Honorable Brenda Stith Loftin, Associate Circuit Judge for the St. Louis County Circuit Court Division 33. Also slated to appear is the Dickson String Quartet, the group of siblings recognized as prodigal musicians. Now UMSL students, this classical string ensemble performs with youthful enthusiasm and artistic flair. Through their music, they strive to uplift and encourage the hearts of all

For more information, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity at 314.516.5695 or visit This event is free and open to the public.


St. Louis Premiere!

Stop Kiss is part romantic comedy, part cry for justice. It begins with Callie, a New York City traffic reporter, and Sara, a gifted teacher transplanted from St. Louis. A close friendship evolves, leading to an unexpected romantic attraction to each other. As Callie and Sara begin

to fall in love, their relationship is disrupted by a sudden act of homophobic violence. Ultimately, Stop Kiss is a moving exploration of love, violence and survival. Stop Kiss is directed by Tlaloc Rivas, Assistant Professor of Theatre at UMSL. This production marks its premiere in St. Louis, professional or academic. Production contains adult language and subject matter and may be inappropriate for younger audiences.



PRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THEARE, DANCE, AND MEDIA STUDIES FEBRUARY 3-5 & 10-12 7:30 PM SUNDAY 3 PM $5 with any local school ID $10 general public


UMSL’s Department of Theatre, Dance & Media Studies presents Diana Son's OBIE Award-winning play, Stop Kiss. First produced in New York City in 1998, it received the GLAAD Media Award for Best Production and was included in Top 10 Plays lists by the New York Times, New York, Newsday and the New York Daily News.

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Making the “Short List” Opportunity to meet Martin Short topped off memorable night for Friends of the Touhill Last November, Friends of the Touhill were extended a special invitation to enjoy a premium experience at the Martin Short performance. The evening began with a delectable dinner in a private room at nearby Hill Brewing Company. After spending time together and enjoying the meal, the Friends headed to prime seating at the Touhill for Short’s hilarious performance. The event highlight came postshow, when Friends then had an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet this singer, actor and movie star one-on-one. Mr. Short was remarkably affable and graciously spent time signing autographs and taking pictures with anyone who asked. Friends of the Touhill are extended special invitations to events because of their generous support of the quality programs and partnerships the Touhill offers. Knowing that you have a hand in making these programs possible is a compelling reason to give - and there are many other benefits to becoming a Friend. Put yourself or someone you love on the next “Short List” by making a gift to the Touhill.


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Friends Board Member Judie Courtney looks on as Martin Short signs an autograph for Board Chairperson Cindy Bambini at the post-performance "Short List" meet and greet



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Thank You Friends Board Cynthia J. Bambini, Chairperson Carolyn Bazzi, Janet Conners, Judie A. Courtney, Karla R. Goldstein, Dr. Malaika Horne, Scott J. Lapp, Kathleen Matheny, Molly Rockamann

Director’s Circle Engelhardt Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jerome F. Brasch Ensemble Level Bob Bousman and Ernie Rohay

Patron Level William C. Edwards and Camilla L. Bishop, Willyetta M. Carter, Dr. William F. Carver, The Honorable Edith C. Cunnane, John B. Hylton, Elizabeth Kurila and Michael Mindlin, Debra Lee, Larry Levin, Robert McCullough, JoAnn McNaughton-Kade, Roy E. Parks, Jean Prokop, Eve P. Samuel, Thomas Siler, Michael Uthoff, Beverly Vanburen, Cecil and Pearlie Wood

Friend Level Jim and Vicki Ambrose, Wendy Bell, John A. Burger, Rachel Haspiel, William S. Hester, Joseph L. Kline, Kathleen Kuehnle, Lewis and Cheryl Levey, Jean Lovati, Scott L. Meier, Kevin and Ann Schulte, Howard J. Smith, Cynthia A. Tesdall, Vivienne Topping, Martha B. Vogelsang, Ken and Eve Wilde, Kendall Winter, Callaway Zuccarello

SPONSORS Emerson and Emerson Charitable Trust Centene Corporation Regional Arts Commission

Donor list as of December 17, 2010


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Collaborative Programming Fund – The Touhill often partners with other organizations to bring new and unique programming to St. Louis, for example our annual Spring to Dance Festival and special events such as the children’s opera Brundibar.

HOW TO BECOME A FRIEND Go to Call the Touhill at 314.516.4100 In person at the Touhill Ticket Office SIGN UP AT PERFORMANCES

Student Access Programs – These programs expose students to cultural programming and educational opportunities for free or at very low participation costs.


Explore.Experience Engage (E3!) – This program enhances the live performance experience by offering a pre-show discussion and a post-show meet-and-greet opportunity to share ideas and enthusiasm for the performing arts.

TOUHILL VOLUNTEERS Thank you for generously giving your time! We couldn't do what we do without you!

Carole Allen Rita Anokhin Fran Atkins Richard Augustine Ellen Kaye Augustine Rebecca Barnes Tim Barnes Christine Bates Dottie Bates Janet Beasley Della Bibko Duane Bibko Dick Blatz Marge Blatz Joan Bohrer Mary Ellen Bredenkoetter Martino Britt Vicki Budd-Darby Penney Bush-Boyce Willyetta Carter Terri Christian Donald Cole Doris Coleman Catherine Daniels Donna Dannenmaier Galina Dega Jacqueline Dehmer William Dehmer Joe DeLuca Bill Dick Dottie Dick Gail Dieckhaus Loyd Duering Georgia Durfee Gerry Durfee Chuck Ehlert Linda Fiehler Joan Fromme Barbara (BJ) Fuhrmann Paul Fuhrmann Mary Fulmer

Angela Gielow Lou Goedeke Scott Goldman Craig Groh Margo Harris Betty Heath Becky Henderson Diane Henderson Don Henning Gloria Herr Bob Herr Florence Hodge Faye Holdenried Yvonne Holmes Carol Hutchinson Donald Jeffries Gene Jewell Dorothy Kaiser Kathy Keane Mary Knoke Mike Knoke Donna Kriete Libbie Krumme Roger Krumme Jennifer Krupp Sandra (Sam) Lane Mary Leuchtmann Margie Levinson Mary Lutz Terry Lynch Mark Lynch Whitt Lynn Kay McFarlane David Mentzel Elsie Meyer Norman Meyer Madreen Meyer Paul Meyer Linda Mitchell Ginni Mittler Mary Mueller

Active Volunteer list as of December 17, 2010

Janice Mueller Larry Nenninger Pat Poindexter Kathy Pratte Sharon Preston Tracy Ramsey Pamela Rice Tom Riethmann Kathleen Riethmann Sheryl Rogers Janie Saxe Brenda Schmelzel Betty Schmelzer Alvin Schumacher Carol Simon William Simon Elaine Simpson Brad Snead Jo Snead Peggy Stephens Joe Sulze Jane Sulze Ryu Takagi Tammy Tate Sheri Lyn Terry John Terry Murlene Thayer Barbara Thomas Brenda Thomas Dawn Tofari Michael Ursch Catherine Vatterott Jean Vullo Frank Vullo Peggy Wald Harold Walters Judith Walters Steve Webb April Webb Martin Wilder Jeanne Yegge


When you enter the Touhill, you’re greeted by a smiling volunteer wearing a red coat. Many more friendly volunteers will assist you as you make your way to your seat.

How do volunteers contribute to the Touhill? Our volunteers are a vital component of our operations. First and foremost, they are the face of the Touhill for our audience. They work hard to make patrons feel welcome and comfortable, and ensure that they have a spectacular evening out. They also serve as a link between the Touhill and the community, sharing information about events and happenings here. Their service commitment helps us channel our resources into quality programming.

What is your favorite part of working with our volunteers? I love getting to know the volunteers one-on-one. They are an amazing group of people with varied backgrounds and accomplishments.

Do you have a favorite “Behind the Scenes” story about a Touhill volunteer? A set of grandparents were having trouble finding the building for their granddaughter’s graduation. One of our volunteers guided them by cell phone, patiently giving turn-by-turn directions, then met them at the door and escorted them to join the rest of the family. Thanks to the volunteer, they got to their seats in time to see their granddaughter get her diploma.

You’ve been working with volunteers for quite some time. What makes working here different? This is a destination. It is a place where people want to be. Our volunteers give their time because they want to be here. Our audience is here because they want to be here. Our staff is here because we want to provide a quality event. It all comes together to create an amazing experience.

Anything else you’d like to add/want people to know? I’m always amazed at what a giving spirit permeates the volunteers. They are a remarkable group of people. Rarely do they just volunteer at the Touhill. Most of them have two or three volunteer jobs that they engage in. Our volunteers are extremely busy people – yet they always find time for us. Fran Ventimiglia House Management Coordinator Touhill Performing Arts Center


Fran Ventimiglia, the Touhill’s house management coordinator, oversees our awardwinning volunteer guild.


In fact, all Touhill performances are supported by our volunteer guild. Nearly 120 active volunteers serve as greeters, ticket takers, and ushers. This important role comes with some major perks, including complimentary tickets to Touhill Performances. To learn more about becoming a Touhill volunteer, visit or call 314.516.4100

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Information and Directions touhill ticket office hours Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and at least three hours prior to performances on Saturday and Sunday. The Ticket Office remains open through intermission. Phone: 314.516.4949 Toll-free: 866.516.4949 Online: All tickets purchased by phone and online must be charged to MasterCard, Visa or Discover; individual tickets will not be held without payment. Checks may be made payable to the University of Missouri-St. Louis or UMSL. All tickets purchased via mail, phone or online will be mailed. Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery. All tickets purchased less than seven days prior to the performance will be held at will call. Patrons must present an I.D. when picking up tickets. Tickets will only be released to ticket purchaser with I.D. Call with name changes.

co n v e n ie n c e F e e s A $3 per ticket convenience fee is added to all phone, mail, fax and online purchases. Fees are not printed on ticket. Di s c oun t s Area students, seniors, UMSL employees and alumni benefit from discounted ticket prices to many performances at the Touhill. Please ask at the time of purchase if the show you choose to attend is eligible. Students and UMSL employees must present current I.D. when requesting discounts. Discounts may not be combined.

P e r s o n a l A mp l i f i e d L i s t e n e r ( PAL) Don’t miss a note or a word at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Our state-of-the-art Infraports — lightweight, comfortable and easy to wear hearing augmentation headsets — are available free to patrons at the Touhill’s two coat checks.

LAT E SEAT ING P OLIC Y Please arrive at the Touhill with enough time to find your seat before the performance begins. Late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager, who will determine an appropriate time Refr e s hm e n t s so as not to interrupt the artists The Bar/Concession area or other audience members. located in the Terrace Lobby is Video monitors are available open one hour before curtain at each door to ensure that you and during intermission for can partake of the program most performances. Featuring while waiting to enter the Hall. drinks, snacks and light fare, you Late seating points may be can pre-order your intermission significantly into the program. drinks to avoid lines. No food or drink is permitted in the theater M at u r e A u d i e n c es except for Gold Circle and select m a t u r e Indicates performances events. Catered parties are are suitable for mature audiences available. Please contact an due to adult content. event manager at 314.516.4100 for information. AT M An ATM is located in the Partere Lobby next to the concession area.

Group Di scounts Group discounts may be available for groups of 20 or more. Call 314.516.4940 for information. T i cke t Re se l l e rs Be advised that only tickets printed on Touhill imprinted ticket stock will be honored for admittance to events held at the Touhill. Touhill tickets may be offered through other resellers, however we recommend checking directly with the Touhill Ticket Office for availability and pricing prior to purchasing from these resellers. The Touhill will not be responsible for any transactions between a reseller and patron. Disru pt iv e Be havi or P ol i cy In order to preserve the enjoyment and safety of all patrons and performers, the Touhill does not permit disruptive behavior that causes undue attention to any audience members. If a patron displays behavior deemed disruptive by the House Manager, he or she may be asked to leave the facility and will not be allowed a refund.


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From I-70 to the Main Entrance and MAIN Ticket Office: Take the Florissant Road exit (exit 240) and travel south one-half mile to Arnold B. Grobman Dr. Turn right, continue up the hill and park in the garages to your left or in Parking Lot E to your right. Follow signs for handicapped parking. metrolink Go METRO! The UMSL North Campus MetroLink Station is just steps from the Touhill’s Main Entrance! Parking Touhill patrons enjoy plenty of free parking, found in Parking Garages at the Touhill’s Main Entrance, and Lot K at the Touhill’s Lee Entrance. Handicap accessible parking is also available.





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2010-11 Touhill Season Calendar JANUA R Y



The Parker Quartet Friday 28, 8 p.m.

ASQ: Quint-Essential Saturday 5, 8 p.m.

ASQ: MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Sunday 1, 3 p.m. Wednesday 4, 10 a.m.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Friday 28, 8 p.m. Saturday 29, 2 & 8 p.m.

The Mikado Friday 11, 8 p.m.

ASQ: Titans of Style Friday 6, 8 p.m.



MADCo: VEZA (Connection)

Saturday 29, 8 p.m.

Friday 1, 8 p.m. Saturday 2, 8 p.m.


Saint Louis Ballet: Tribute Saturday 2, 7:30 p.m. Sunday 3, 2 p.m.

Al Jarreau Friday 11, 8 p.m. ASQ: Imagination and imagery Sunday 20, 3 p.m. Wednesday 23, 10 a.m.

St. Louis Jazz Orchestra

MoMix in Botanica Friday 8, 8 p.m. Saturday 9, 2 & 8 p.m.

Saturday 18, 2 & 8 p.m.

Chiwoniso: Rebel Woman The Second City Thursday 28, 8 p.m. Friday 29, 8 p.m. Saturday 30, 5 & 9 p.m.

CIRQUE D' OR: GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS Saturday 26, 3 & 8 p.m.

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Spring to Dance 2011 Thursday 26, 5 p.m. Friday 27, 5 p.m. Saturday 28, 5 p.m.

Ambassadors of Harmony

Friday 15, 8 p.m. Saturday 16, 8 p.m.

Saturday 26, 8 p.m.

Saturday 14, 8 p.m.


Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival

Thursday 24, 7 p.m.


Saint Louis Ballet Summer Classic: Romeo and Juliet Friday 24, 7:30 p.m. Saturday 25, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday 26, 2 p.m.

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Don’t miss these academic performances at the Touhill! Dr. King Holiday Observance Monday, January 17, 10am Anheuser-Busch / Free

Piano Studio Student Recital Wednesday, April 13, 7:30pm Lee Theater / Free

Stop Kiss – UMSL Theatre February 3-5 & 10-12, 7:30pm & February 6, 3pm Lee Theater $5 with school ID $10 general public

Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival April 14-16 Lee Theater / Anheuser-Busch Free daytime events

Des Lee High School Music Festival Concert Tuesday, February 15, 6:30pm Anheuser-Busch / Free Des Lee Middle School Music Festival Concert Thursday, February 17, 6:30pm Anheuser-Busch / Free Celebration of African American Song Legend Singers Choral Ensemble Friday, February 18, 7:00pm Lee Theater FREE with UMSL ID $7 general admission Ridge Trio Faculty & Guest Recital Sunday, February 27, 3pm Lee Theater / Free University Jazz Ensemble Concert Tuesday, March 8, 7:30pm Anheuser-Busch / Free University Symphonic Band Concert Wednesday, March 9, 7:30pm Anheuser-Busch / Free The Marriage of Figaro: Sliced & Diced – UMSL Opera March 11 & 12, 7:30pm & March 13, 3pm Lee Theater / Free St. Louis & Kansas City Wind Symphonies Sunday, March 13, 3pm Anheuser-Busch / Free University Orchestra Concert Wednesday, March 23, 7:30pm Lee Theater / Free University Jazz Combos Concert Thursday, April 7, 7:30pm Lee Theater / Free University Percussion, Afro-Cuban Ensemble, & Vocal Point Combined Concert Tuesday, April 12, 7:30pm Anheuser-Busch / Free

University Orchestra & University Singers Combined Concert Monday, April 18, 7:30pm Anheuser-Busch / Free University Symphonic Band Concert

with Mehlville High School & Frank Ticheli

Tuesday, April 19, 7:30pm Anheuser-Busch / Free UPB: Mirthday Concert Wednesday, April 20, 7pm Anheuser-Busch Sum of Motion – UMSL Dance April 21-23, 8pm Lee Theater $3 with UMSL ID $5 general admission Cello Choir Concert Monday, April 25, 7:30pm Lee Theater / Free Genesis Jazz Project Concert Tuesday, April 26, 7:30pm Lee Theater / Free Acting Showcase – UMSL Theatre Wednesday, April 27, 7:30pm Lee Theater / Free Directing Project Performance – UMSL Theatre Monday, May 02, 7:30pm Lee Theater / Free University-Community Chorus Concert Tuesday, May 03, 7:30pm Lee Theater / Free Student Chamber Music Concert Wednesday, May 04, 7:30pm Lee Theater / Free St. Louis Storytelling Festival May 5 & 6, 10am and 11:30am & May 7, 7:30pm Anheuser-Busch / Free MFA Graduate Readings Friday, May 13, 7:30pm Lee Theater / Free

Spotlight: Features student productions presented by the College of Fine Arts & Communication. Complete with post-performance reception.

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2010-2011 Touhill Experience Magazine (Winter)  

Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

2010-2011 Touhill Experience Magazine (Winter)  

Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis