Spring Performance Preview: College of Fine Arts and Production

 - by beckybarber

The College of Fine Arts and Production at Grand Canyon University is busy preparing for their spring lineup of shows from the theatre, dance and music departments. Here’s a quick preview of what to look forward to in 2012:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Feb. 10-12, 17-19

Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:00 p.m.

Ethington Theatre

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” Never was this truer than in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Follow the hilarious angst of teen love out of Athens and into the forest as four more of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers try to find a safe place to love who and how they please. Add into the mix a fractured fairy kingdom and a group of construction workers turned artists, and you have one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays. Written soon after Romeo and Juliet, the Bard takes a shot at the blindness of love and hits a bull’s eye.

Grand Canyon University College of Fine Arts and Productions theatre program performs at Ethington Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opera and Broadway Concert

Friday, Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m.

The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

The music department presents a program of Opera and Broadway favorites featuring The Canyon Chorale, The Canyon Singers, The New Life Singers, students and faculty soloists. This event is free and open to the public

University Dance Series: Student Spotlight

March 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Sanctuary Room of the GCU Recreation Center

This event is free and open to the public

Grand Canyon University College of Fine Arts and Productions dance program performs a concert at Ethington Theatre at GCU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boy Friend

April 13-15, 20-22

Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:00 p.m.

Ethington Theatre

This Broadway hit brings us back to the roaring 1920’s to find love on the French Riviera. A jazzy score and smart, sassy dialogue bring us the story of Polly Browne, the only girl in Madame Dubonnet’s School for Young Ladies without, you guessed it, a boyfriend. Will she settle for one of the wealthy fellas, or will Tony, who seems to be nothing more than a lowly delivery guy, stand a chance? Rest assured, everyone finds a match in what the British Theatre Guide calls, “a…virtuous production…a ripping evening’s entertainment.”

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.

The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

The Music department presents a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s magnificent Oratorio Elijah performed by the Grand Canyon Choral Union, with students and faculty soloists. This event is free and open to the public

Grand Canyon University's College of Fine Arts and Productions choir chorale performs concert GCU Arena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Dance Series: Spring Dance Concert

April 27-28, 7:30 p.m.

Ethington Theatre

Cost: $10

Awards and Commencement Concert

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.

The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

Enjoy this “Best of the Best” program at our awards concert.  The Canyon Chorale, The New Life Singers, The Canyon Singers, and student soloists will perform a wide variety of musical selections including some of the best musical performances of the year, along with command performances by some of our most outstanding students. Join us as we honor our excellent graduates along with some of the best performance students of the year.

For additional information regarding all performances visit College of Fine Arts and Productions website.

To RSVP for a free event or to purchase tickets for events at Ethington Theatre contact us at the box office at (602)639-8880 or ethington@gcu.edu.

 

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