"Crazy for You," a musical by George and Ira Gershwin, will appear at Westminster College Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. in the newly-refurbished Orr Auditorium.
"This large-scale production is crammed with popular standards like, 'I've Got Rhythm,' 'Embraceable You,' 'They Can't Take That Away From Me,' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me,'" said Gene DeCaprio, director of the Celebrity Series. "This is the Broadway musical at its best."
This Tony Award winning classic is a story of a stage-struck playboy starting a theater in a mining town. It features a host of hilarious mistaken identities, exciting dance numbers, great sets, and time-period costumes.
Westminster's Orr Auditorium has been recently remodeled to include air conditioning, stage elevator, new carpeting, and re-upholstered seats, along with stage lighting and shell improvements.
A limited amount of seating is still available. For tickets, contact Judy Behm, acting box office assistant of the Westminster College Celebrity Series at (724) 946-7354 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delores Natale, a lecturer of public relations at Westminster College, recently presented "From Typist to Tyrant: Film's Portrayal of Women in Journalism" at the 17th annual Far West Popular Culture Conference in Las Vegas.
"I used excerpts from four different films produced between 1940 and 1994 to illustrate both stereotypical and balanced portrayals of women in journalism, Natale said. "Implicit in the research is the influence the writers and actors had on either contributing to or debunking stereotypes."
Natale, who has been with Westminster College since 2001, earned her undergraduate degree from Westminster College.
Contact Natale at (724) 946-7348 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
The Westminster College Wind Ensemble will present "Music Through the Ages," Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., in Orr Auditorium.
"As we commonly do, the ensemble will perform a diverse program including Ron Nelson's Homage to Perotin, which was written to celebrate the contributions of the three early music masters: Leonin, Perotin, and Machaut," said Dr. Tad Greig, director of bands at Westminster College. "This particular movement is a wonderful opening, featuring fanfares in the brass and running lines throughout the woodwinds, punctuated by percussive accents."
The second number, Sol Solitar, was composed by Timothy Mahr, director of wind studies at St. Olaf University. It was dedicated to Anne Steiner, a friend whose life was tragically cut short. This piece has interesting additions including piano, rain sticks, bowed vibraphone, and vocals by an ensemble.
Four Dances from "West Side Story" features the Westminster College Dance Theater, directed by Gina Sharbaugh, who choreographed a dance to this work. "I am excited by the melding of the arts in this collaborative experience," Greig said.
"We will conclude with an epoch work, Carmina Burana," Greig said. "This masterwork has challenged the ensemble because of its magnitude and its duration. William Ambert and Dr. Anne Hagen-Bentz, vocal faculty at Westminster, will perform two of the solo arias. While slightly shorter in duration than the original work scored for a full chorus, vocal soloists, and full orchestra, this work is still full of pomp, pageantry, subtle beauty, humor, and anger."
The evening is free and open to the public, although a free-will donation will be taken before and after the concert to help defray the cost of the tour to Spain planned for the fall.
Contact Greig at (724) 946-7279 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Valentine Brkich, a 1997 Westminster College graduate, recently wrote "Cageball, Poker, and the Atomic Wedgie: A Tale of Catholic School Mischief," a book about his childhood school memories.
The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey F. Bullock, vice president and dean of the seminary of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, will give the 14th annual Christy Lecture Sunday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel on the campus of Westminster College.
Rev. Michael A. Dunlap, a 1983 Westminster College graduate, never thought the lessons he learned on the Westminster football field would help him in a national crisis, but they did.
Elizabeth Farry, a Westminster College senior broadcast communications major, was awarded the Kappa Delta Sorority National Leadership Award.
Westminster College's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won its division at the regional SIFE competition held in Chicago this month.
The Westminster College Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has awarded grants to nine students to perform in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition.
Dr. SoYoung Kang, Westminster College assistant professor of education, will speak on "Poverty, Education and Development" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center.
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