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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 2013-2014
Spend an evening with current and retired Averett University professors

September 26-27
Religious Lecture Series
Join us for the inaugural lecture in a new annual series exploring issues of faith and spirituality. This year's speaker will be Gabe Lyons, speaking from his book "The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America" and the founder of Q. Q is a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society. For more information about this event, or to register, visit www.averett.edu/lyons.

August 29-September 25
Senior Art Show, Ashley Green

Jut's Café, Student Center
Free and Open to the Public

September 7, 7:30 p.m.
Barefoot Movement

Student Center Lawn (*If it rains, the concert will be held in the back dining hall.)
Free and Open to the Public
A melding of Americana with acoustic modern rock and jazz influences, Barefoot Movement is sure to have you tapping your toes along with the music. They have opened for such artists as Ricky Skaggs, Peter Rowan and Dale Ann Bradley.

September 19-20, 7:30 p.m.; September 21, 2:30 p.m.
Theatre for Young People Series

Averett Theatre Department Presents
"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
Student Center multipurpose room
Tickets: $9 adults, $7 students/senior citizens; 434-791-5867, or at the door
Open to the Public
"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" is a fast-paced comedy that combines two classic stories "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood" into one production — with the big bad wolf stuck in between.

September 27-October 25
Senior Art Show, Ariel Barrett

Jut's Café, Student Center
Free and Open to the Public

October 1, 7 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Fellow Michael Markovits

"Leadership in a Global World"
Blount Chapel
Free and Open to the Public
Michael Markovits is the former vice president of leadership at IBM, where he was responsible for identifying and developing the leadership pipeline and the placement of business and technical leaders at all levels to drive IBM's growth, transformation and performance. His presentation will focus on the leadership characteristics required for success in our increasingly global world.

October 3-November 15
Senior Art Show, Kathleen Moore

Mary B. Blount Library
Free and Open to the Public

Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Polish-American poet John Guzlowski
Student Center multipurpose room
Free and Open to the Public
The Women's Leadership Circle Series will host Polish-American poet John Guzlowski who will give a talk on "What the War Taught Her." This is the title of one of his poems about his mother, Teresa Guzlowski, who had a life few of us can imagine. For more information about his visit, please call 434-791-5680.

October 28-November 25
Senior Art Show, Jordan Bay

Jut's Café, Student Center
Free and Open to the Public

November 14-16, 7:30 p.m.
"Musical Theatre Cabaret"

Averett Theatre Department
Student Center multipurpose room
Tickets: $9 adults, $7 students/senior citizens; 434-791-5867, or at the door
Open to the Public

December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Averett Celebrates Christmas

Featuring the Averett Singers & a Community Choir
West Main Baptist Church
Free and 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.

February 6-8, 7:30 p.m.
"V Monologues"

Averett Theatre Department
Student Center multipurpose room
Tickets: $9 adults, $7 students/senior citizens; 434-791-5867, or at the door
Open to the Public
Controversial, hilarious and disturbing have been used to describe Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" — an episodic play. The monologues are based on interviews Ensler conducted with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships and violence. This production includes graphic language and content. A portion of the proceeds will go to support a women's shelter in the area.

March 24-April 21
Averett Student Art Show

Student Center multipurpose room
Free & Open to the Public

April 1, 7:30 p.m.
Julian & Elnora Light Memorial Concert

Dr. Robert Bracey, tenor and Dr. Karen Beres, piano
Pritchett Auditorium
Free & Open to the Public
In a return to the Romantic era, tenor Robert Bracey and pianist Karen Beres combine their talents to bring the works of composers like Schubert, Schumann, Hahn and Finzi back to life.

April 10-12, 7:30 p.m.; April 13, 2:30 p.m.
"Little Shop of Horrors"

Averett Theatre and Music departments
Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $9 adults, $7 students/senior citizens; 434-791-5867, or at the door
Open to the Public
A comedy horror rock musical, "Little Shop of Horrors" tells the story of Seymour Krelborn, a poor young man on Skid Row who discovers a mysterious plant that looks like a very large Venus flytrap. In love with Audrey, a young woman he works with at Mushnik's Skid Row Florists, he names the plant Audrey II. Unfortunately for Seymour, this is no ordinary plant and mayhem ensues.

**The Arts@Averett Series is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Morotock Arts and Cultural Fund of the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.



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 $9 for adults and $7 for students/senior citizens. Season tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased for $24 for adult season tickets and $18 for students/senior citizens season tickets.


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