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Averett Arts Schedule

Are you a bluegrass fanatic?
Or maybe Shakespeare is more your style?
Perhaps it's musical theatre that peaks your interest


Whatever you enjoy, Averett's Arts@Averett Series offers this and more.

coffeehouse
1859 - Coffeehouse Lecture Series 2014-2015
Spend an evening with current and retired Averett University professors

August 28 — September 25
Student Art Show, Megan Sawyer

Jut’s Café, Student Center
Free & Open to the Public

September 18 & 19, 7:30 p.m.; September 20, 2:30 p.m.
“How I Became a Pirate”

Theatre for Young People Series
Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens; 434-791-5867, or at the door
Open to the Public

A musical, “How I Became a Pirate” tells the story of a young boy named Jeremy Jacob who is invited to help Captain Braid Beard and his crew bury their treasure chest. Along the way, Jeremy learns about talking like a pirate, “Green Teeth” and “Pirates Dot Aaargh!” “How I Became a Pirate” is based on the award-winning, best-selling book by Miranda Long.

September 26 — October 24
Student Art Show, Taylor Gauldin

Jut’s Café, Student Center
Free & Open to the Public

October 2 — October 30
Student Art Show, Kiara Hunt

Mary B. Blount Library
Free & Open to the Public

October 23, 5 p.m.
Art History Presentation, Erika Sturkie

Mary B. Blount Library
Free & Open to the Public

October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Community Partnership with Danville Concert Association
Kruger Brothers and The Kontras Quartet

Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student; 434-792-9242 in advance, or at the door

Some call it jazz. Some call it classical. Some call it bluegrass. Certainly, the music of The Kruger Brothers is all of that and more. Experience what happens when these innovative and soulful world-class virtuosos put on one-of-a-kind performance. The Kontras Quartet will join them in a performance of “Appalachian Concerto,” a work for banjo, bass, guitar and string quartet that was composed in 2010 by Jens Kruger. It takes the form of a classical concerto, and reflects the cultural history of the Appalachian region.

October 27 — December 1
Student Art Show, Quienton Greear

Jut’s Café, Student Center
Free & Open to the Public

November 2 — December 2
Student Art Show, Tyler Jarvis-Bennett

Mary B. Blount Library
Free & Open to the Public

November 13-15, 7:30 p.m.
Averett Theatre Department Presents
“I Never Saw Another Butterfly”

Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens; 434-791-5867, or at the door
Open to the Public

During World War II 15,000 children under the age of 15 lived in the Terezin Concentration Camp. Less than 100 survived. “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” is a one act play written by Celeste Raspanti that follows Raja Englanderova’s experience in the camp. While her story is permeated with loss and anguish it is also one of hope and love.

December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Averett Celebrates Christmas

Featuring the Averett Singers & a Community Choir
Pritchett Auditorium
Free & Open to the Public

Join the University as we welcome in the holidays with a service of lights, readings and carols for the Advent and Christmas season.

December 5, 7:30 p.m.
“A Christmas Carol”

Pritchett Auditorium
Free & Open to the Public

Actor John Hardy will play more than 40 roles in this unique production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol.” Even though it’s a one man show, the play follows the book scene by scene.

February 5, 7:30 p.m.
AndJam Jazz Trio

Pritchett Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public

Husband and wife duo James and Andrea Rohlehr make up AndJam Jazz Trio. Their concerts are a lush blend of romance and grove, jazzy sensibilities and classic soul influences, drawing upon James’ mixed Guyanan and Trinidadian heritage.

February 17, 7 p.m.
“A Long Civil Rights Movement”

Dr. Andrew Canady, assistant professor of history
Multipurpose room, Student Center
Free & Open to the Public

This talk will discuss the quest and struggle for African American civil rights from the end of the Civil War through the 1960s.

February 19-21, 7:30 p.m.
Averett Theatre Department Presents
“Noises Off”

Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens; 434-791-5867, or at the door
Open to the Public

Often called the funniest farce ever written, “Noises Off” is a play within a play. It presents a cast of characters rehearsing for a play called “Nothing’s On.” The actors are hopelessly unready missing their cues, forgetting their lines and slamming doors on their entrances and exits.

March 20 — April 20
Averett Student Art Show

Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Free & Open to the Public

April 16-18, 7:30 p.m.; April 19, 2:30 p.m.
Averett Theatre and Music departments Present
“Sweet Charity”

Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens; 434-791-5867, or at the door
Open to the Public

Charity Valentine, a down on her luck young woman, works at a dance hall in New York City. She finds herself in one scrape after another, but despite her continued misfortune, continues to have faith in the human race. She still has hope she will meet a nice young man who will romance her and take her away from her sleazy life.



Tickets
Tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased in advance or on the night of the show from the Pritchett Auditorium Box Office 434-791-5867. Seating is general admission. Individual ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens. Season tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased for $36 for adult season tickets and $28 for students/senior citizens season tickets.


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