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VOICES OF INSPIRATION:
Danica Patrick
Saturday, September 28, at 7:00 pm
Lou Higgins Center, Ursprung Gymnasium
136 E. Bagley Road, Berea

As the most successful woman in open-wheel auto racing history,Danica Patrick is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world. Her 2008 Indy Japan 300 victory stands as the only win by a woman in an IndyCar Series race. Since retiring from racing, she authored a book, “Pretty Intense,” and just launched a weekly podcast of the same name, where she talks with a variety of personalities about how they succeeded in their own personal “race.” For this event, Patrick will be on the other side of the Q&A, as BW President Bob Helmer quizzes her on the drive, personal philosophy and competitive energy that led her to win at the highest level.

Funded by the Boesel BW School of Business Lecture Series

For more information, visit bw.edu/voices

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VOICES OF INSPIRATION:
Robert Olen Butler
Wednesday, October 9, at 7:00 pm
Sandstone III, Strosacker Hall
125 Tressel Street, Berea

Robert Olen Butler has been called a “literary Houdini” for his “ability to seamlessly mix humor and poignancy.” Butler, who draws on his experiences as a Vietnam Veteran, has published 16 novels, six volumes of short fiction and a book on the creative process. In 2001, he did something no other writer has ever done: he revealed his writing process in real time, producing a literary short story, live and online, in 17 two-hour webcasts. His lecture is titled “How to Win a Pulitzer Prize and Other Life Lessons.”

Reception to follow in teh Cyber Cafe.

Funded by BW’s Marting Humanities Lecture Series

For more information, visit bw.edu/voices

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BW COMMUNITY ARTS SCHOOL TTBB INVITATIONAL, WORKSHOP, AND CHORAL FESTIVAL
Frank Bianchi, director
Wednesday, October 9, at 7:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea

The Festival features 5 male choruses from area high schools performing in the evening.  The entire festival chorus will perform 3 combined pieces as well. The BW Men’s Chorus will also sing 2 pieces on the concert. 

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3RD ANNUAL A CAPPELLA FESTIVAL
Presented by ACDA
Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12, at 8 pm
Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street, Berea

Join us for two concerts featuring the A Cappella community of Northeast Ohio!
Friday performing groups: Moondaze, Synergy, Divisi, Kanga Blue
Saturday performing groups: SOL, Fem Valore, Wing It!, Touch of Class, Madrigals A Cappella, All or Nothing, and Paige Zilba
For more information, visit: https://bwacda.weebly.com/events.html

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CIGTalk - ARTS INNOVATION SUMMIT:  
Diversity & Inclusion in the Arts
Tuesday, October 15, at 4:00 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

In connection with BW’s fall production of KINKY BOOTS with themes of diversity and innovation, learn how Cleveland artists and arts organizations use funding and resources from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in their art, audiences and communities. The event will include a preview of KINKY BOOTS and networking with CAC’s cultural partners and others in Cleveland’s arts community. Co-presented by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, BW Arts Management & Entrepreneurship, BW Center for Innovation & Growth and BW Department of Theatre & Dance.

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DIDO & AENEAS
By Henry Purcell
Directed by Katherine Frady
Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 & 24, at 7:00 pm
Red Space
2400 Superior Avenue, Cleveland
 
Just in time for Halloween, BW Opera presents this hauntingly beautiful chamber opera by Henry Purcell and Natham Tate based on Virgil’s, Aeneid.  Dido, Queen of Carthage, has fallen for Aeneas, Prince of Troy.  Their love is destroyed by the trickery of an evil sorceress.  Katherine Frady, Executive Artistic Director of Marble City Opera, guest directs.

Schedule for the Evening:
6 p.m. - Doors & bar open
7 p.m. - Curtain
9 p.m. - After Party — meet the cast and mingle with friends

Experience this alternative venue production presented at Red Space. Standing at the crossroads of Cleveland's epic downtown renaissance, Red Space is quickly becoming the most sought-after event venue and gallery in the region.

Costume attire is encouraged with a prize awarded each night to an audience member in the best Halloween costume.

Performed in 2 Acts with one intermission
Fully-staged with Chamber instrument ensemble, costumes, and lighting
Run Time: Approx. 2 hours
Language: English (original language) 

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THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Nathan Motta
Wednesday-Saturday, October 23-26, at 7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot explores western culture’s most infamous sinner. This expressionistic epic traverses space and time, jumping from a courtroom in purgatory to various flashbacks and flashforwards. A philosophical dark comedy that crackles with modern language, playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis examines humanity’s most notorious loser in an extraordinary meditation on freewill and mercy, guilt and redemption.

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THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA 
Vinay Parameswaran,  conductor
Friday, October 25, at 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea
 
The renowned Cleveland Orchestra performs:
Verdi's "Overture to La Forza del Destino"
Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1,
     featuring Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

Proceeds to benefit the Conservatory Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:
THE SERPENT MOUND AND THE ASTEROID IMPACT
Dr. Keith Milam, Ohio University
Sunday, October 27, at 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 E. Bagley Rd, Berea

The Serpent Mound crater, also known as the Serpent Mound Disturbance, is an eroded meteorite impact crater.  Dr. Keith Milam, Assistant Professor of Geology at Ohio University, will present a lecture on the impact craters have on Earth.  In particular, Dr. Milam will focus on the 300 million year old impact crater in Ohio on the rim of which was built the Serpent Mound.

After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.

For questions, contact the Observatory Director at gkader@bw.edu, or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 440-826-2312.

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TESTING GROUND
MARGINALIA:  INTERPLAY WITH EDGAR ALLEN POE

Directed by Sara Whale
Thursday-Saturday, October 31-November 2, at 7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea
 
We are all familiar with Poe’s tales of horror and the macabre, but did you know his prolificacy also included comedy, criticism and marginalia, the dying act of creating discourse with written works by making notes in the margins?  This evening of theatre combines Poe’s poetic text with movement as a means of heightening the viewer’s  interpretation of some of his classics…and lesser known works, while honoring the era of the book…the one you can touch, feel and write in.

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KINKY BOOTS
Directed by Victoria Bussert
Music Direction by Matthew Webb
Associate Music Direction by Beth Burrier
Choreograpy by Gregory Daniels
Tuesday, November 12 - Saturday, November 16 and Wednesday, November 20 - Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 pm;
Sundays, November 17 and 24 at 2:00 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre presents the academic premiere of Kinky Boots, winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discover that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

LOLA CAST: Performs Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday


Lola: Nick Drake
Charlie: Charlie H. Ray
Nicola: Nadina Hassan
Pat/understudy Lauren: Mackenzie Meyh 
Trish/Dance Captain: Lauren Tidmore
Lauren: Kailey Boyle

CHARLIE CAST: Performs Thursday and Sunday
Lola: Gordia Hayes
Charlie: Andrew Faria
Nicola: Caroline Didelot
Pat/understudy Lauren: Mackenzie Meyh
Trish/Dance Captain: Lauren Tidmore
Lauren: Sydney Howard

PERFORMING IN BOTH CASTS:
Mr. Price: Ben Senneff
Simon Sr.: Anthony Harris
Don: Ethan Rogers
Harry/understudy Charlie: Steven Huynh
George: Patrick Kennedy
Angel: Mateus Cardoso
Angel: Nick Cortazzo
Angel: Kyle Elliot
Angel: Nic Hermick
Angel/Dance Captain: Charles Miller
Angel: Lee Price
Factory Worker/Hooligan: Jeremy Beloate
Factory Worker/Hooligan: Will Boone
Factory Worker: Savannah Cooper
Factory Worker: Mia Galbraith
Factory Worker/Richard/understudy Harry: Eric Graupensperger
Factory Worker/Harry’s Band: Dashiell Gregory
Factory Worker: Milla Guerra
Factory Worker/Photographer: Audrey Hare
Factory Worker/Delivery Man: Anthony Harris
Factory Worker: Steven Huynh
Factory Worker: Autumn Key
Factory Worker/Photographer/understudy Pat: Eden Mau
Factory Worker/Bartender: Veronica Otim
Factory Worker/Homeless Man: Willem Sandercox
Factory Worker: Lauren Senden
Factory Worker: Ben Senneff
Factory Worker/Harry’s Band: Rodrigo Torrejón
Factory Worker/Milan Stage Manager: Allison Winkel
Factory Worker/Hooligan/understudy: Don Noah Wohlsen
Male Swing: Harrison Rothblatt
Female Swing: Hanako Walrath
Angel Swing: Jimmy Contakis
Young Charlie: Colin Willett
Young Simon: TBA

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DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Maria Maggard
Thursday-Saturday, November 14-16 at, 7:30 pm
MACS Acting Studio, Room 177
Math & Computer Science Building
139 Tressel Street, Berea

What happens to people's cell phones when they die? In this dramatic comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, a woman for an appreciation for the old-fashioned comes across a morbid situation where she finds herself answering a dead man's phone calls. As she becomes increasingly determined to tie up his loose ends and preserve his relationships, she comes to confront her own assumptions about morality. Blending both poetic fantasies and mundane reality, this play examines how we memorialize the dead and the state of human connection in our technology-obsessed world.

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SCAN HUNGER CENTER BENEFIT CONCERT
Featuring Conservatory Faculty
Sunday, November 17, at 3:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea

A concert benefiting the SCAN Hunger Pantry serving the Cleveland Metro Area (Berea, Brook Park, Columbia Twp, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Township, Olmsted Falls, and Strongsville).

All ticket proceeds and donations will go to the SCAN Hunger Center Pantry.

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VOICES OF INSPIRATION:
Dr. Mahzarin Banaji
Monday, November 18, at 7:00 pm
Sandstone III, Strosacker Hall
125 Tressel Street, Berea

The Harvard researcher known for groundbreaking research on “implicit bias,” Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, presents "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People." Banaji studies bias which stems from factors like race, gender and sexual orientation and runs counter to our outward expressions of values and beliefs. In her talk, Harvard’s Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics will reveal how to “outsmart” mental blindspots, which can compromise personal and professional decisions if left unattended. 

Funded by the BW Psychology Department’s Kathryn Grover Harrington & Robert A. Harrington Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture series – 25th Annual

For more information, visit bw.edu/voices.

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BROADWAY FOR BEREA SCHOOLS
BEREA EDUCATION FOUNDATION NIGHT AT
KINKY BOOTS
Directed by Victoria Bussert

Music Direction by Matthew Webb
Associate Music Direction by Beth Burrier
Choreograpy by Gregory Daniels
Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 pm 
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre presents the academic premiere of Kinky Boots, winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discover that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Proceeds of this performance benefit the Berea Education Foundation's Enrichment Grants for classroom programs. 

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BROADWAY FOR BEREA SCHOOLS
POST SHOW RECEPTION
Tuesday, November 19, after Kinky Boots
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

Join us for a cabaret reception including "meet the cast," drinks, appetizers and surprises.  Proceeds benefit the Berea Education Foundation's Enrichment Grants for classroom programs. 

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TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
Tuesday December 10, at 7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama,
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

Produced by the Directing Class.  Featuring a collection of short plays.  Directed by BW students – a great chance to see emerging talent.

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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:
LISTENING TO THE UNIVERSE WITH LASERS

Dr. Madeline Wade, Kenyon College
Friday, January 17, 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 E. Bagley Rd, Berea

Dr. Madeline Wade, the Lodish Faculty Dev Professorship and LIGO Team Collaborator at Kenyon College, will present a lecture on gravity waves and her work with Laser Interferometer Gravity wave Observatory (LIGO).  Gravitational waves are disturbances in the curvature of space-time, generated by accelerated masses that propagate as waves at the speed of light. They were predicted in 1916 by Albert Einstein on the basis of his general theory of relativity.  LIGO is the most sensitive “sensor” ever built and in 2017 and on February 11, 2016, the LIGO and Virgo Scientific Collaboration announced they had made the first direct observation of gravitational waves.  This was, arguably, the most significant discovery of the century.  So important that in 2017, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish for their role in the direct detection of gravitational waves.

After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.

For questions, contact the Observatory Director at gkader@bw.edu, or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 440-826-2312.

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UNCLE VANYA
By Anton Chekov
Directed by Brennan Murphy
Wednesday-Saturday, January 22-25, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 26, at 2:00 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

What a summer it is! Family members, friends, and an ecologically-minded doctor snipe, quarrel, make up, and haplessly pursue love affairs that are never going to happen. They have all made their beds, and now it is time to watch them lye in the messy sheets. This group of misfits seems to always look at the glass as half empty in this play by the great Anton Chekhov. Uncle Vanya is a story about the universal human condition that is funny, poignant, and teaches us quite a bit about life and what makes it insufferable.

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PAINTING VINCENT
Written & Directed by Shane Thatcher
Thursday-Saturday, January 23-25, at 7:30 pm
MACS Acting Studio, Room 177
Math & Computer Science Building
139 Tressel Street, Berea
 
“It is essential to see [his life] because then one understands it better,” according to Theo van Gogh regarding his brother's art. The two brothers had made an oath to stand by each other, but that oath and their relationship comes under strain as Vincent continues down his path as an artist. How will poverty, illness, and existentialism influence Vincent’s paintings? And what do the history books get wrong?

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FYOO ZH EN 20 -
THE BODY POLITIC OF THE BEAUTIFUL
Based on the research of Dr. Ana de Freitas Boe
Directed by Sara Whale
Wednesday-Saturday, February 12-15, at 7:30pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

What is beauty? What color is it, what gender is it, and who decides who is, or isn’t beautiful??  Inspired by Dr. Ana De Freitas Boe’s dissertation on gender, sexuality, and race in late18th century aesthetics, this production uses physicality and wit to examine the aesthetic of the human form, the lengths society goes to to find, enhance, and define it, and how things have changed, or not, in the last two plus centuries

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Pelléas + Mélisande 
by Claude Debussy and Maurice Maeterlinck
Directed by Scott Skiba
Conducted by Domenica Boyagian
Scenic & Costume Design by Tesia Benson
Lighting Design by David Stoughton
Friday and Saturday, February 28 & 29, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 1, at 2:00 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

BW Opera, winner of first and second place in the 2017 and 2018 National Opera Association collegiate opera competition, presents a new, abridged, English-language adaptation of Claude Debussy and Maurice Maeterlinck’s decidedly kinky Symbolist opera, Pelléas et Mélisande. 

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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:
THE TIME IS NOW:
Beginning the Search for Life Outside Our Solar System
Dr. Scot Gaudi, The Ohio State University
Friday, March 20, at 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 E. Bagley Rd, Berea

We live in unique time in human history.  Just under 30 years ago, the first planets were discovered around other stars.  Now, we have developed the technology that we believe will allow us to search for potentially habitable planets orbiting nearby stars, and even search for the signatures of life in their atmospheres.   Dr. Scott Gaudi, Vice Chair, Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration, University Distinguished Scholar, The Ohio State University, will present a lecture on the search for life beyond our solar system.

After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.

For questions, contact the Observatory Director at gkader@bw.edu, or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 440-826-2312.

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DRACULA
By Stephen Dietz
Directed by Scott Plate
Wednesday-Saturday, April 22-25, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 26, at 2:00 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

A provocative adaptation by American playwright Steven Dietz restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker's famous vampire.

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TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (2)
Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama,
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

Produced by the Directing Class.  Featuring a collection of short plays.  Directed by BW students – a great chance to see emerging talent.

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KINKY BOOTS TICKETS will be available beginning Thursday, September 12 at 9 am, after the cast lists have been published.  For more information, please call 440-826-8070.

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