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By Tony Kushner
Directed by Scott Plate
October 7-10 & 14-17 at 7:30 p.m., and
October 11 at 2:00 p.m.
William Allman Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

Angels in America, part one, Millennium Approaches has been hailed by critics as "breathtakingly brilliant," "thrilling," and "masterful."  Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, among many other honors, Tony Kushner's daring exploration of sexuality, politics and AIDS in the Reagan era was an instant classic.  Ten years later, Mike Nichols' HBO miniseries recaptured America's imagination, and was one of the most watched television events of the decade.  Addressing themes both intimate and universal with startling originality and virtuosity, Angels in America is one of the most important pieces of theatre to come out of the 20th century.

This play contains mature themes.  Parental discretion is advised

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Friday, October 9, at 8:00 p.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall

Bach’s music has influenced 250 years of musical creation. Artists from Mozart to Monk have claimed Johann Sebastian Bach as a model for their works. The Bach Haus event celebrates the breadth of Bach’s influence while highlighting the diversity of talent in the BW Conservatory.  Enjoy BW faculty and students performing Bluegrass, Broadway, Percussion, and of course Bach, while local coffee and pastries provide a true coffee house atmosphere.

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By William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
Directed by Adam Heffernan
October 22-24 at 7:30 p.m.
William Allman Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

Based on Chaucer's A Knight's Tale, this neglected masterpiece of the Jacobean stage matches the young theatrical powers of Fletcher with the last words Shakespeare ever wrote for the theatre.  With a tale drawn from the relationship between Venus and Mars, Shakespeare returns to themes explored much earlier in his career to create a rich drama of obsessive love.

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Sally Stunkel, director
Susan Schoeffler, music director
Friday & Saturday, November 6 & 7, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, November 7 & 8, 2:00 p.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center
33 Seminary Street, Berea

Our Gilbert & Sullivan series continues with arranged marriages, love triangles, humorous lyrics and elaborate plot twists.  This year's operetta promises all of your favorite MIKADO tunes and topsy-turvy moments delivered in just over an hour.  This series is presented with full costumes, streamlined sets and piano accompaniment.  Arrive early to get a great seat.

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Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY
Book by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Scott Spence
November 12-15 & 19-21 at 7:30 p.m., and November 15, 21 & 22 at 2:00 p.m.
John Patrick Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

All Shook Up combines the legendary music of The King (Elvis Presley!  Who else??).  Elvis' greatest hits are interwoven into a brand new story that echos Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."  Featuring classics like "Hound Dog," and "Love Me Tender," "Jailhouse Rock," and dozens more, would-be lovers pine, sweethearts unite, and even genders swap - all in the name of love.  Not only is it the dawn of Rock and Roll, but also the very beginning of the Civil Rights movement that will help shape our nation.

Cast Performances:
November 12, 7:30 – Chad
November 13, 7:30 – Nat
November 14, 7:30 – Chad
November 15, 2:00 – Nat
November 15, 7:30 – Chad
November 19, 7:30 – Nat
November 20, 7:30 – Chad
November 21, 2:00- Nat
November 21, 7:30 – Chad
November 22, 2:00 - Nat

Natalie Cast
Natalie Haller – Caroline Murrah
Chad – Dan Hoy
Jim Haller – Alec Irion
Sylvia – Shayla Gragston
Lorraine – Olivia Kaufman
Dennis – Kelly Autry
Miss Sandra – Erin Moylan
Mayor Matilda Hyde – Meghan Cordier
Dean Hyde – Jason Goldston
Sheriff Earl – Riley Ewing

Chad Cast
Natalie Haller – Livvy Marcus
Chad – Jon Loya
Jim Haller – Alec Irion
Sylvia – Shayla Gragston
Lorraine – Olivia Kaufman
Dennis – Matt Lynn
Miss Sandra – Julia Hines
Mayor Matilda Hyde – Meghan Cordier
Dean Hyde – John Kramer
Sheriff Earl – Riley Ewing

Ensemble (Both Casts)
Colby Anthony
Eyeri Cabrera-Loos
Michael Canada
Michael Cefalo
Ellis Dawson
Joy Del Valle
Tre Frazier
Annalise Griswold
Matthew Harris
Kayla Heichel
Sam Leicht
Callee Miles
Holly Moss
Noah Mattocks
Izzy Plana (Henrietta)
Michelle Pauker
Victoria Pippo
Chandler Smith
Mackenzie Wright
Jonathon Young

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Conducted by Frank Bianchi

Accompanied by Michelle Massouh Makhlouf
Featuring Mr. Sun's Echo
Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea

The Men's Chorus performs holiday favorites along with student ensemble Mr. Sun's Echo. This concert includes candlelight processional, soloists, organ, brass ensemble and audience sing-along.

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Featuring the BW Motet, University and Treble Choirs,  BW Singers, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazztet, Music Theater, and more!
Sunday, December 6, 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. 
Sponsored by the BW Conservatory Women's Committee.

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Directed by Sara Whale
February 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., and February 6 at 2:00 p.m.
John Patrick Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

In this election year, what could be more fitting than our choreographers and composers taking their inspiration from Dr. Barb Palmer's research on the success of women candidates?  From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Hillary Clinton, they will explore the challenges, scandals and 'fashions' of women in politics.

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An abridged version of Bizet's opera
Directed by Victoria Bussert
Conducted by Octavio Mas-Arocas
February 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., and February 28 at 2:00 p.m.
William Allman Theater, Kleist Center for Art and Drama, 95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

THE TRAGEDY OF CARMEN is Peter Brooks' streamlined 90-minute adaptation of Bizet's opera, CARMEN, performed with a vibrant English translation by Sheldon Harnick.  Brooks has taken the core of the Carmen story and focused on the intense interactions between the four principal characters.  It is a thrilling evening of blood, sand, passion and death -- come experience this rarely-performed piece.  

Recommended for a mature audience only.  

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By Charles Mee
Directed by Anjanette Hall
March 30-April 2 at 7:30 p.m., and April 3 at 2:00 p.m
William Allman Theatre, Kleist Center for Art and Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

"There is no such thing as an original play."  - Chuck Mee
Big Love puts a unique, modern twist to the Greek play The Suppliants by Aeschylus when fifty brides (represented by 3) flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins.  After being ambushed by the grooms via helicopter, a murder plot is hatched by hard core feminist older sister, Thyona.  While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the characters raise issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence.  A surrealistic journey of song, dance, and movement, Big Love inevitably shows us that "love trumps all." 

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By Matthew Barber

Directed by Jack Winget
April 20-23 at 7:30 p.m., and April 24 at 2:00 p.m.
John Patrick Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

We end our main stage series with a joyfully restorative tale set amongst the wine, wisteria and Mediterranean sunshine.  Longing to get away from the malaise of post-WWI London and the stasis of their respective marriages, housewives Lotty and Rose are enticed by an ad in the paper that reads, "Small castle on the Mediterranean, Northern Italy.  To be let for April.  Cook, gardens, ocean view."  Impulsively, they rent the Italian villa, recruit two very different English women to share the cost and plan their escape.  All four women dive into the experience of a lifetime, shed inhibitions and blossom anew - rediscovering themselves in ways they could never have imagined. 

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