October 24, 2014
Troy Maxson, a former baseball player in the Negro Leagues now reduced to collecting trash, must deal with his headstrong football-player son and his wife, who reevaluates their marriage when Troy comes home with the baby he fathered with another woman.
October 23-24-25, 2014
Yuriy Bekker, conductor and violin
Ludwig van Beethoven………..Violin Concerto
Dmitri Shostakovich…………..Symphony No. 5
For this elaborate production themed around fairytales, fully dramatized scenes will be performed from a collection of operas and musicals: “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rusalka,” “The Magic Flute,” “Camelot,” “Wicked,” “Cinderella,” “Into the Woods,” and many more. Audiences will be carried to various lands full of mystical characters and magical enchantments, and expand their imaginations like never before.
Out of Control is the theme of the fall dance concert, with choreography by dance program faculty and guest artists. How does a restriction or limitation actually encourage creativity? What happens when the creative process is reversed or altered in such a way that it generates a challenge to all artists involved in the process? How do dancers and even audience members affect the final product? This concert promises to be an exciting and entertaining venture into creating and viewing dance.
Marlon Daniel, Conductor
Roberta A. Laws, soprano | Daniel A. Washington, Baritone | Robert A. Mack, Tenor
William Grant Still
Porgy and Bess – Concert Suite
The Acme Hot Air Ballon Company is whirling with lovesick receptionists and one dimwitted gangster in this glitzy new comedy from award-winning 34 West Theater, featuring timeless melodies from the 1920s and 30s.
October 25, 2014
Wayne S. Brown, President and CEO, Michigan Opera Theatre
Ticket entry includes 10:30am musical presentation.
2014 Scholarship Recipient for Wind Instruments: Keenan McCoy
Nothing goes right for Alexander in this charming musical for young people, adapted from Judith Viorst’s acclaimed children’s story. There’s no prize in his breakfast cereal, no dessert in his lunchbox, lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV. When he loses his best friend on the same day it’s obviously a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day.
Book by Judith Viorst
Music and Lyrics by Judith Viorst
Composed by Shelly Markham
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV 532
Suite No. 1 for Organ
12 Stüke fur die Orgel
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasy and Fugue in f minor, K. 608