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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 drinks, appetizers and surprises.  Proceeds benefit the Berea Education Foundation's Enrichment Grants for classroom programs. 

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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:  Eden Mau

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: Eden Mau
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: Will Boone
Factory Worker:  Kyle Clark
Factory Worker: Savannah Cooper
Factory Worker: Mia Galbraith
Factory Worker/Richard/understudy Harry: Eric Graupensperger
Factory Worker/Harry’s Band: Dashiell Gregory
Factory Worker/Milan Stage Manager/understudy Nicola: Audrey Hare
Factory Worker/Delivery Man: Anthony Harris
Factory Worker: Steven Huynh
Factory Worker/Bartender: Autumn Key
Factory Worker/Homeless Man/understudy Mr. Price/understudy George:  Harrison Rothblott
Factory Worker: Lauren Senden
Factory Worker: Ben Senneff
Factory Worker/Harry’s Band: Rodrigo Torrejón
Factory Worker: Hanako Walrath
Factory Worker/Hooligan/understudy Don:  Noah Wohlsen
Angel Swing: Jimmy Contakis
Young Charlie: Colin Willett
Young Simon: Isaiah Young

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BW MEN'S CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT
Frank Bianchi, director
Saturday, December 7, at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea
(The December 13 BW Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert at Plymouth Church is listed separately)
 
Join the BW Men’s Chorus for this annual tradition, featuring brass quintet and organ in an evening of holiday favorites.

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CONSERVATORY ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
Featuring the BW Singers, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and more!
Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium,
Kulas Musical Arts Building,
96 Front Street, Berea

Conservatory students present music of the season in this popular annual event. 
Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Conservatory, who support Conservatory students through scholarships, gifts in kind and volunteer assistance.

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FRIENDS OF THE CONSERVATORY
Naples Condo Raffle

Win a week at a Florida condo plus airfare for two.
Drawing will be December 8, 2019 at the Conservatory Holiday Concert.  You do not need to be present to win.  All procees benefit the BW Conservatory of Music.

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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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BW MEN'S CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT AT PLYMOUTH CHURCH
Frank Bianchi, director
Friday, December 13, at 8:00 pm
Plymouth Church
2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights
 
The BW Men’s Chorus will be performing their annual holiday concert at Plymouth Church. This treasured holiday tradition includes a brass quintet and organ, plus a visit from Santa.

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ONE SEAT FOR ONE FUTURE
The Conservatory Campaign for Extraordinary Students
Your one seat for one future sponsorship will launch a deserving student into a career path that will impact and inspire others.  We provide the expert training and extraordinary mentorship; you provide scholarship support that opens doors of opportunity for the next generation of citizen artists.

Add your name to a seat in the newly renovated Jacquelyn Jean Fynes Chamber Hall and you'll be ensuring the future of a deserving student through the Conservatory Memorial Scholarship, an endowed fund providing essential tuition support for multiple music students each year. 

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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 30-February 1, 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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2019 FAITH & LIFE LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS:
ILIA DELIO

Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
"Deep Relationality and a New Religion of the Earth"
Lindsay-Crossman Chapel
56 Seminary St., Berea

Friday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m.
"Evolution and the Dynamism of God"
Lindsay-Crossman Chapel
56 Seminary St., Berea

Friday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m.
A panel discussion, "The Emerging Posthuman: What Are We Becoming?"
Strosacker Hall, Sandstone 3
120 E. Grand St., Berea

"Christianity in a world of evolution: Exploring the Upside-Down God"  Christianity was a radical breakthrough in religious consciousness in the early Church but lost its power with the rise of modernity. Science has reawakened a new understanding of the Christian God through thinkers like Alfred North Whitehead and Teilhard de Chardin. We will explore their ideas on a relational God in a world of change and the significance of an upside down God. In particular we will focus on the life of Jesus as boundary-crosser and Christian life today as creating new wholes.

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BW ARTS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:  HE'S LOST HIS MARBLES:  THE MUSIC OF DANIEL RUFFING
Jack-Anthony Ina, Director
Sarah Farris, Assistant Director
Lindsay Miller, Music Director
Sunday, February 23, at 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea

In a concert filled with some of the weirdest musical theatre songs you've ever heard, "He's Lost His Marbles: The Music of Daniel Ruffing" is guaranteed to give you a night you'll never forget!
Hear all of your favorite songs, from "I Want To Be Tall" to "Road Work Ahead!"

Proceeds benefit BW's Arts Management Association (AMA).

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Pelléas + Mélisande 
by Claude Debussy and Maurice Maeterlinck
Directed by Scott Skiba
Conducted by Domenico Boyagian
Scenic & Costume Design by Tesia Benson
Lighting Design by David Stoughton
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 27-29, 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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"WE DO RECOVER"
Concert Benefitting Safe Passages
Sunday, March 29, at 3:00 pm 
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea

“We Do Recover” is a concert to benefit Safe Passages, a cooperative community-based partnership between law enforcement, courts, treatment providers, hospitals, educational institutions, and social services to facilitate treatment for those addicted to heroin or opiates.

The concert features BW faculty members and speakers.

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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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BROADWAY FOR BEREA SCHOOLS: Tickets for the Tuesday, November 19 "Kinky Boots" benefit performance for Berea Schools are still available here. All seats are $40 with a reception after the show for an additional $20, available here.
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PATRONS REQUESTING ACCESSIBLE SEATING ACCOMODATIONS are advised to call the Box Office at  440-826-2240, Monday-Friday, 12-5 pm.
 
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