Friday, September 26, 2003
Harvard Community Theatre presents
The Harvard Community Theatre is proud to present the musical comedy, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 3, 4, 10 and 11 in the Cronin Auditorium in Harvard. "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is a fast-paced musical celebration of the modern-day mating game.
The production is staged by Michael McGarty, HCT's Artistic Director with music direction by Kathy Bilodeau and choreography by Kathy Fricchione. The cast includes Tedford Armistead (Carlisle). Performances start at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call 1-978-456-4152 ext. 557. The Cronin Auditorium is handicapped-accessible and located on Route 111 at the Bromfield School in Harvard.
Hear the Concord Brass Quintet
On Sunday, October 5 at 4 p.m., the Concord Brass Quintet, ensemble in residence at Trinity Episcopal church, Concord, will present "Masterpieces for Brass Quintet," spanning four centuries of ceremonial, brilliant and delightful music by Telemann, Susato, Gabrieli, Bach, Pezel, Maurer, Cheetham, Ewald and Joplin.
This concert is the first public program in Trinity's series, which will include choral evensongs, concerts and recitals each month, September through May. Admission to this concert is free, or by suggested donation of $12, $8 for students and seniors. For information, call 1-978-369-3715 or visit www.trinityconcord.org. Trinity's facilities at 81 Elm Street, Concord are fully handicapped-accessible.
Concord Orchestra Young Artists competition
Auditions for the Concord Orchestra Young Artists Competition will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 12 and 13. The winner will be the featured soloist on the Concord Orchestra's concerts on January 30 and 31, 2004 and will receive the Ehlers Memorial Scholarship. The competition is open to high school and younger instrumental students, including pianists. A complete concerto or other work suitable for performance with orchestra must be memorized for the audition. Applications are due by October 27. For more information and an application form, call 1-978-371-1491.
Shangri-La Acrobats to perform in Lowell
The UMass Lowell Center for the Arts announced the first performance in the popular family Discovery Series. The Shangri-La Acrobats from Beijing will perform two shows on Sunday, October 5 at 2 and 4 p.m. The series is designed for families with children ages four and older.
Featuring sensational acrobatics, balancing feats, martial arts displays, brilliant costumes and authentic music, the Shangri-La Acrobats present a stunning show guaranteed to amaze all audiences. Chinese acrobatics have been formed by centuries of tradition. The grace and precision of the acrobats are a triumph of the years of dedicated training and discipline. Each act clearly demonstrates the achievement of perfection through finding harmony between mind and body.
The Shangri-La Acrobats are under the direction of the legendary Hai family, whose family name is synonymous with physical feats of daring and skill all across Asia.
The Discovery Series offers families the flexibility to create their own series based on children's ages and interests. Single tickets are $10 per person. Families who chose four or more shows (of the six in the series) save money over the cost of single tickets. Discounts range from $1 to $2 per ticket. Groups of ten or more ordering in advance receive a group rate of $8 per ticket. Shows remaining in the series are: The Star Keeper (November 2), the Gizmo Guys (December 7), Tomas Kubinek: Certified Lunatic & Master of the Impossible (March 7), Scrap Arts Music (April 4) and Charlotte's Web (May 4).
The popular birthday option is available again this season. Patrons are invited to celebrate a family birthday by buying a block of tickets (10 or more) and making the performance the main "party event." The name of the birthday child will be printed in the program and will be announced from the stage. The box office must be informed two weeks prior to the performance to guarantee inclusion.
The performances will be held at 2 and 4 p.m., running approximately one hour without intermission. They take place in Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder Street, on the UMass Lowell South Campus. The theatre is handicapped-accessible and free, convenient parking is nearby.
For more information, to request a brochure, or to order tickets by phone with Mastercard or Visa, call the box office at 1-978-934-4444 between 10 and 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
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