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FROM THE DEA
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the 2010-2011 season at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Within these pages, you will find detailed descriptions of exciting events for the coming year. One of the distinguishing strengths of the University of Michigan among American universities is its international reputation in all forms of the performing arts. At the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, we are committed to nurturing the artists and scholars who will help create the work of our artistic future. Each year, SMTD students, faculty, and guest artists present more than 450 concerts, recitals, lectures, master classes, and staged performances. This season we are especially pleased to collaborate with pre-eminent arts organizations like the University Musical Society, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic - unparalleled opportunities that add immeasurably to the depth of educational experience for students at the School. Whether itâ€™s dance, drama, musical theatre, orchestra, band, choir, or opera, these wonderful students fill our stages with a dazzling spectrum of motion, emotions, and ideas. These works encourage us to celebrate the marvels of the past and anticipate in the promise of the future. Prepare to be engaged, moved and entertained. With so many marvels to experience, we know that once you join us, youâ€™ll be back for more.
Christopher Kendall Dean, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Our Town, February 2010
a drama by David Edgar Arthur Miller Theatre Oct. 7 - 17, 2010 Dept. of Theatre & Drama
Into the Woods
a musical by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine Mendelssohn Theatre Oct. 14 - 24, 2010 Dept. of Musical Theatre
The Elixir of Love a comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti Sung in Italian with projected translations. Power Center Nov. 11 - 14, 2010 University Opera Theatre University Symphony Orchestra
a new musical by Ali Gordon, A.J. Holmes, and Carlos Valdes Arthur Miller Theatre Nov. 18 - 21, 2010 Dept. of Musical Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
a comedy by William Shakespeare Power Center Dec. 9 - 12, 2010 Dept. of Theatre & Drama
a drama by Arthur Miller Arthur Miller Theatre Mar. 31 - Apr. 10, 2011 Dept. of Theatre & Drama
a musical by Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner Power Center Apr. 14 - 17, 2011 Dept. of Musical Theatre
Arms and the Man
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new dance works by guest Dianne McIntyre and faculty choreographers as well as a revival by Merce Cunningham Power Center Feb. 3 - 6, 2011 University Dance Company
a comedy by George Bernard Shaw Mendelssohn Theatre Feb. 17 - 20, 2011 Dept. of Theatre & Drama
an opera by Mark Adamo Mendelssohn Theatre Mar. 24 - 27, 2011 University Opera Theatre University Philharmonia Orchestra
Julia Donovan Darlow Laurence B. Deitch Denise Ilitch Olivia P. Maynard Andrea Fischer Newman Andrew C. Richner S. Martin Taylor Katherine E. White Mary Sue Coleman (ex officio)
All photos from the 2009-2010 season.
A drama by David Edgar
The Story: In an abandoned church in a post-Soviet-era Eastern European country, a museum curator has discovered a fresco that could radically change the history of western art and re-establish her country’s national identity. As she struggles through language barriers to authenticate the find, competing interest groups – from art historians, to religious groups, to the state itself - vie to claim ownership of the work. Suddenly, an unexpected situation changes the power structure, leading to surprising and shocking conclusions for both the artistic mystery and political intrigue.
Background: Best known for his Tony Award-winning adaptation of The Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, David Edgar is one of England’s premier contemporary political playwrights. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Pentecost is the second in a trilogy of political plays dealing with the transition of Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The work won the esteemed Play of the Year Award from the London Evening Standard in 1995. Wonderfully thought-provoking, Edgar’s drama presents a dazzling array of ideas about how we define nationalism, conflicting attitudes toward art, and the need for a global community. The New York Times declared “In a modern play that risks dealing with bravery, passion and sacrifice, prejudice and pride — the inevitability of war and the improbability of peace — Mr. Edgar imagines the unimaginable. With bitterness. And with hope.” This production contains adult situations and brief nudity. Recommended for mature audiences.
October 7 & 14 at 7:30 PM October 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 8 PM October 10 & 17 at 2 PM Arthur Miller Theatre Directed by Malcolm Tulip
Tartuffe, October 2009
Much Ado About Nothing a comedy By William Shakespeare
The Story: On their way home from a war, a group of soldiering friends visits the home of Leonato, his daughter Hero, and niece Beatrice. A self-proclaimed bachelor, Benedick, easily falls into a skirmish of words with his old acquaintance, the equally independent Beatrice. Meanwhile, Claudio falls instantly in love with Hero and rushes to propose. But Don John, jealous of the young lovers, plots to ruin the wedding through deceit. Will Claudio decide to trust the love in his heart or to believe what he thinks he sees? Can Beatrice and Benedick stop bickering long enough to recognize their love for each other? As passions strain, everyone learns the realities of love and the importance of second chances.
Written in 1598, Much Ado About Nothing immediately became one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. Much Ado depicts the absurd behavior of men and women in love – something that hasn’t changed much in the 400 years since its debut. A romantic comedy that nearly becomes a tragedy, the play is filled with wooing, misunderstandings, eavesdropping, and clever wordplay. Indeed, the merry war of wit between Beatrice and Benedick, a subplot to the main story, often steals the show – King Charles I even attempted to rename the play for the pair. An intricate tale of the various ways love is revealed and tested, Much Ado About Nothing takes two couples along different paths to the same ending.
Directed by December 9 at 7:30 PM December 10 & 11 at 8 PM John Neville-Andrews December 12 at 2 PM Power Center
Arms and the Man
a drama By George Bernard Shaw
The Story: At the end of the Serbo-Bulgarian War in 1885, an idealistic young Bulgarian woman, Raina, is delighted to be engaged to Sergius, a dashing but dense hero of the war. One evening she is startled to confront a soldier in her boudoir – Captain Bluntschli, a handsome Swiss mercenary fighting for Serbia – who begs for refuge. Attracted, Raina assists Bluntschli evade capture, although she views him doubly lacking in courage when he confesses that he would rather carry chocolates than bullets. Upon her fiancé’s homecoming, Raina begins to find Sergius pompous and foolhardy, a distinct contrast to her sensitive “chocolate cream soldier.” When the Captain suddenly returns and is surprisingly welcomed by Sergius, Bluntschli’s presence turns Raina’s ideals, household, and engagement upside down. Torn between the two men, Raina must decide to whom she will give her heart.
Background: Considered the second greatest English-language playwright after Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw was equally as prolific, writing 29 plays and countless books, essays, articles and reviews in his lifetime. After a string of stage failures, Shaw embarked on his “Plays Pleasant,” for which Arms and the Man became his initial commercial success in 1894 and was the first of his works to debut in North America only five months after its London premiere. Often considered an “anti-romantic” comedy, the play deftly weaves Shaw’s infamous wit with a satirical study on the illusions of both the glories of war and romantic love. Called “a firecracker of a play” by Shaw himself, Arms and the Man is social criticism wrapped in an entertaining confection.
February 17 at 7:30 PM February 18 & 19 at 8 PM February 20 at 2 PM Mendelssohn Theatre
Directed by Philip Kerr
a drama by Arthur Miller
The Story: In the rigid Puritan society of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, a group of teenage girls is stricken by a mysterious illness. When no earthly cause can be found, the girls rock the village with accusations of witchcraft against their neighbors. Hysteria quickly consumes the town bringing more and more charges – even singling out the most pious members of the church. As a few residents try to stem the loss of reason, some exploit the fear for their own gain, while others get caught up in the politics of maintaining religious and societal control. In the midst of the madness, the accused struggle to maintain the integrity of their souls while determining if they must conform in order to survive. Background:
Initially written in response to the hearings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities led by Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s, The Crucible touches on Miller’s unique artistic vision — theater about ethics, morals, religion, political issues, and the consequences of history. The play is Miller’s most frequently performed work at home and around the world. Miller perhaps put it best, “The play seems to present the same primeval structure of human sacrifice to the furies of fanaticism and paranoia that goes on repeating itself forever.” A compelling, scathing indictment on the perils of religious and political extremism, The Crucible has an enduring timeliness that exposes the dark corners of human nature in the name of moral certainty.
March 31 & April 7 at 7:30 PM April 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 8 PM April 3 & 10 at 2 PM Arthur Miller Theatre
Directed by Jerry Schwiebert
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Ragtime, April 2010
Into the Woods
Book by James Lapine Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
A childless baker and his wife, cursed by the witch next door, set into the woods in pursuit of four items to break the spell. Along their way, the couple intertwines with favorites from the Brothers Grimm - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), and Rapunzel - all on their own search for the perfect fairy-tale ending. In their quests, everyone ends up using some dubious methods to get their wishes fulfilled. But “happily ever after” proves to be the real fairy tale as everyone must soon face the consequences for what happens when all their dreams come true. Faced with a terror larger than themselves, they must learn to cooperate in order to save their hard-won happiness.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times declared Stephen Sondheim “Indisputably the best, brightest and most influential talent to emerge during the last half century.” Winner of Tony Awards for Best Book and Score and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Into the Woods brought James Lapine and Sondheim together for their second collaboration following their success with Sunday in the Park with George. Full of wicked wit, the musical turns old fairy tales upside down and sets off multiple colliding journeys, ultimately becoming a new, moving parable about the legacies parents will pass down to their children. Sondheim’s dazzling score features such songs as “Agony,” “Children Will Listen,” and “No One Is Alone.” Come celebrate Sondhiem’s 80th birthday with this lively, irreverent fantasy.
October 14 & 21 at 7:30 PM Directed by Mark Madama October 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 8 PM Music Direction by Cynthia Kortman Westphal October 17 & 24 at 2 PM Mendelssohn Theatre
A new musical in progress Book by Ali Gordon Music and Lyrics by A. J. Holmes and Carlos Valdes
The Story: Gibson Fleck follows the story of a young man, abandoned as a baby and shunted
from family to family across America, who is looking for a place to call his own. At the age of twenty-two, knowing nothing of his original family or even his real name, Gibson stops wandering and begins creating his own roots in New Haven, Connecticut – with a steady job, friends, and perhaps even a relationship. But when an unexpected piece of the past beckons him to Virginia, he is driven to discover his origins and determine the meaning of “home.”
Background: Ever since the inception of the Department of Musical Theatre, its graduates have gone on not only to grace the stage, but also to create works for the stage. From Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party; The Addams Family), to Nick Blaemire (Glory Days), to Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), to Pasek & Paul (Edges), MT creators have made their mark on Broadway and in regional theatre. The Department has also regularly presented new works, including See Rock City, Ella Minnow Pea, and The Pursuit of Persephone. Our production of Gibson Fleck continues these traditions in a unique way by featuring an original new work by a trio of multi-talented current undergraduates - Ali Gordon (See Rock City), A. J. Holmes (who played Tateh in Ragtime), and Carlos Valdes (composer/musician for Trafford Tanzi and Che in Evita). Featuring a score incorporating an eclectic blend of folk rock and musical theatre idioms, Gibson Fleck offers an exclusive opportunity to witness the creation of a new musical from an ambitious young team.
November 18 at 7:30 PM November 19 & 20 at 8 PM November 20 & 21 at 2 PM Arthur Miller Theatre
Directed by Linda Goodrich Music Direction by Catherine Walker Adams
Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe
The Story: Having become lost in the mists of the Scottish highlands, two young American travelers, Tommy and Jeff, chance upon a quaint village not on their map — Brigadoon. The two men quickly get swept up in the village’s preparations for a wedding. While Tommy and the sister of the bride, Fiona, gather heather for the ceremony, their attraction grows. But as charming as Brigadoon appears, Tommy and Jeff notice anachronistic oddities about the town. The schoolmaster, Mr. Lundie, explains that Brigadoon has been blessed by God – in order to shield it from the evils of the outside world, the town awakens for only one day each century. No one may leave err the spell be broken and the town disappear forever. Strangers, if they be in love, may choose to stay. Torn between the modern world and the love growing in his heart for Fiona, Tommy must choose his path before Brigadoon disappears once again into the mists.
Background: Premiering in 1947, Brigadoon established the team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe as one of the most successful songwriting duos in the Golden Age of musical theatre. Filled with memorable songs such as “The Heather on the Hill,” “Come to Me, Bend to Me,” and “Almost Like Being in Love,” Lerner and Loewe’s whimsical musical fantasy weaves music, dance, and story into an enchanting tribute to romantic love. Winner of the 1947 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play (the first musical to win the honor), Brigadoon allows us to escape to a world where “when one loves deeply enough, anythin’ is possible. Even miracles.”
April 14 at 7:30 PM April 15 & 16 at 8 PM April 17 at 2 PM Power Center
Directed by Linda Goodrich Music Direction by Catherine Walker Adams choreographed by mark esposito
Our Country’s good
a drama by timberlake wertenbaker East year the Department of Musical Theatre presents a studio production featuring its students in a straight play. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award in 1988, Our Country’s Good tells the tale of the early days of the Australian penal colonies. An idealistic English Lieutenant suggests that putting on a play will help to reform the convicts. But the young officer encounters many difficulties in the course of rehearsal, not the least being the illiteracy and lewdness of his cast. Inspired by actual events, Our Country���s Good grapples with whether the eloquence of the spoken word can transform an individual.
February 17 at 7:30 PM February 18 & 19 at 8 PM February 20 at 2 PM Arthur Miller Theatre
a studio production Directed by malcolm tulip
musical theatre senior showcase The Senior Showcase is a lively revue featuring the wide range of talent of the Musical Theatre Department’s graduating seniors. The Showcase has become an essential component in launching students into a professional career. The Showcase previews in Ann Arbor before making its way to New York where it is performed before agents, who help actors get into the most important auditions, and casting directors who control the auditions. Wish our seniors good luck at this wonderful event!
May 1 at 4 PM & 7:30 PM mendelssohn theatre
Directed by brent wagner musical Direction by Cynthia Kortman Westphal
Choreography by guest Dianne McIntyre, with faculty Melissa Beck-Matjias and Sandra Torijano, and a revival of a work by Merce Cunningham The University Dance Company’s 2011 concert celebrates the intertwining of music and culture throughout the Americas. Acclaimed dance artist Dianne McIntyre creates a new work entitled Diddley Daze, based on the music of Bo Diddley. McIntyre’s extensive career has stretched from performing to choreographing for modern dance, theatre, television, and film, as well as winning numerous awards, including the 2009 American Dance Festival Award for Distinguished Teaching. PBS declared her “one of the most important black woman dance artists to emerge during the 1970s…[with] a distinctive body of work that features an idiosyncratic use of music, a dynamic movement style, and important choreographic explorations of the lives of African Americans.” Sandra Torijano premieres a dance that examines the deep, shared spirit underlying Latin America’s rich dance and music cultures. First in Flight by Melissa Beck-Matjias explores our love affair with being airborne. The dance is set to original poems performed live by collaborator Emily XYZ. Closing out the evening will be a Minevent featuring a work by the late, great American choreographer, Merce Cunningham.
February 3 at 7:30 PM February 4 & 5 at 8 PM February 6 at 2 PM Power Center
(Re)Visionary Dances, February 2010
The Marriage of Figaro, November 2009
The Elixir of Love
(L’elisir d’amore) A comic opera in two acts Music by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by Felice Romani Sung in Italian with projected English translations
The Story: The handsome young peasant Nemorino is hopelessly in love with Adina but she barely gives him a glance. In fact, she seems enamored with the head of the local garrison, Sgt. Belcore (a rather shallow guy, but there’s something about a man in uniform) – even going so far as to promise to marry him immediately. What’s a desperate and lovesick Nemorino to do? Resort to “magic” of course. Dr. Dulcamara, a charming con man, guarantees to the naïve Nemorino that one drink of a mysterious elixir will make Adina fall at his feet within twenty-four hours. In order to get the elixir (actually just an ordinary Bordeaux) to work faster to prevent Adina’s impending marriage, Nemorino downs the entire bottle in one gulp. In vino veritas prevails — with charming twists and turns, love blossoms in all the right places.
Background: One of the most popular works of the opera repertoire, The Elixir of Love has been an audience favorite since its debut in 1832. The opera skillfully balances comedy with poignancy, simplicity with detailed invention, in a fresh, exhilarating example of bel canto. The score is filled with delightful arias, duets, and ensembles, including two hauntingly beautiful tenor arias for Nemorino, “Una furtiva lagrima” and “Quanto è bella.” The 19th century Italian equivalent of a Broadway musical, The Elixir of Love is a delightful tale about the innocence of love that is sure to make you smile.
November 11 at 7:30 PM November 12 & 13 at 8 PM November 14 at 2 PM Power Center
university opera theatre directed by Joshua Major University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martin Katz
An opera by Mark Adamo
The Story: Adapted from the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women is more than a poignant coming-of-age tale that has beguiled audiences for over a century. The four inseparable March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy – are devoted to each other and the warm cozy home they share with their parents. Unfortunately, childhood doesn’t last forever and growing up ultimately means growing apart. Unwilling to accept the change, Jo does everything she can to stem the passage of time – even leaving home. But when Beth’s illness brings her racing home to transformation beyond recall, Jo must reconcile her childish wishes with the mature twists in her own life.
Background: Acclaimed by The New Yorker critic Alex Ross as “one of the best opera composers of the moment,” composer-librettist Mark Adamo achieved unprecedented success with his first opera Little Women. Premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in 1998, Little Women has become one of the top ten performed operas in the U.S. and internationally with fifty-five different productions. His latest commission is for the San Francisco Opera, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, set to premiere in June 2013. The Los Angeles Times declared Little Women “A strong poetic text married to music of charm and tunefulness...a joy in every way.” Filled with vivacious music, wit, and charm, Little Women is an engaging opera that evokes our own wishes to freeze moments in time.
March 24 at 7:30 PM March 25 & 26 at 8 PM March 27 at 2 PM Mendelssohn Theatre
university opera theatre Directed by Robert Swedberg University Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Christopher Lees
10-11 power series
Experience the excitement – Buy season tickets now! Where else can you find the best of opera, drama, dance, and musical theatre in one convenient package? Our 2010-2011 Power Series has it all - The Elixir of Love (opera), Much Ado About Nothing (drama), Dancing Americas (dance), and Brigadoon (musical theatre). Four original productions that are full of dazzling effects, sumptuous music, family fun, and spellbinding drama.
Series Information Series A: Thursday Evenings, 7:30 pm Series B: Friday Evenings, 8 pm Series C: Saturday Evenings, 8 pm Series D: Sunday Afternoons, 2 pm
Opera Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14
Drama Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12
Dance Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5 Feb 6
Musical Theatre Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17
Prices Center Orchestra & Balcony Side Orchestra & Balcony
(Sections 2-4, 7-9) (Sections 1, 5, 6, & 10)
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Scholarship Showcase Hear the best of the best at this showcase concert spotlighting scholarship students in music, theatre, and dance in solo and small ensemble performances.
September 26 at 4 PM Mendelssohn Theatre Free - tickets required
A Grand Night for Singing A new event highlighting all facets of singing at SMTD, this fast-paced concert presents performances by the Chamber Choir, University Choir, Orpheus Singers, Women’s Glee Club, Men’s Glee Club, the Department of Musical Theatre, and the University Opera Theatre as well as lieder and early music soloists.
October 3 at 4 PM Hill Auditorium Free - No tickets required
Band-O-Rama: Dance Mix Featuring a wide variety of popular and ethnic music, “Dance Mix” is a feast of shoulder shaking, hip wiggling, toe tapping, and hand clapping opportunities combined with classic UM spirit tunes sure to make you pump your fist and shout “Go Blue!”
October 23 at 7:30 PM Hill Auditorium
Halloween Concert Join the University Orchestras for this holiday favorite, full of tricks and treats. The concert includes a variety of spooky classical music combined with popular Halloween songs. Get out your scariest costume or come dressed as you are to enjoy this fun event for young and old alike. Early time to accomodate trick-or-treating.
October 31 at 3 PM Hill Auditorium
Collage Concert The Collage Concert format is unique, featuring all the ensembles and departments in the School performing one bravado piece after another without pause. It’s a non-stop evening of virtuosic performances. You won’t want to miss this incredible show.
January 15 at 8 PM Hill Auditorium
Jazz Showcase Jazz great, bass Buster Williams joins the UM Jazz Ensemble, Creative Arts Ensemble, student jazz combos, the Jazz Chamber Ensemble, and faculty for an evening of great jazz featuring compositions and arrangements by UM faculty and more.
UM Symphony Band China Tour
The Symphony Band, under the baton of Michael Haithcock, embarks on a historic two-week tour of China with a preview concert in Ann Arbor culminating with a celebratory performance at the stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The concerts feature works by SMTD faculty composers William Bolcom, Michael Daugherty, Kristin Kuster, and Bright Sheng, as well as traditional Chinese folk tunes. Join us in sending the Band off to a warm “Ni men hao!”
March 27 at 8 PM Stamps Auditorium
Kick-Off Concert May 5 at 8 PM Hill Auditorium Free - No tickets required Homecoming Concert May 29 at 7:30 PM Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA Tickets: music.umich.edu/laconcert
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