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Gypsy in University Theatre

Contributed by: Kayla Cassem
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:30 PM

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents:

GYPSY

Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS; Music by JULE STYNE; Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Directed by Beth Turcotte

Guest Musical Directed by Brent Marty

Choreography by Michael Worcel

March 22-23, 26-29 at 7:30 p.m.

March 24, 31 at 2:30 p.m.

March 30 at 8pm

University Theatre

The ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.

Tickets Available Online, at the University Theatre Box Office (Monday-Friday 12 noon-5 p.m.), via phone at 765-285-8749, and 1 hour before each performance.

General Public $18

Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors $15


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School of Art Visiting Artist and Animator John Pomeroy

Contributed by: Andy Beane
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:00 PM
The School of Art is proud to present John Pomeroy as a part of our visiting artist series.

John Pomeroy is an American animator, producer, writer, storyboard artist, character designer, and painter. He started his animation career in 1973 and has worked on animated films such as: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Rescuers, Pete’s Dragon, Banjo the Woodpile Cat, The Fox and the Hound, The Secret of NIMH, Dragon’s Lair, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Pocahontas, Fantasia 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, Curious George, and The Simpsons Movie. He has been a supervising or directing animator for over a dozen feature film characters. Pomeroy has worked for Walt Disney Studios as well as Don Bluth Studios in Ireland. He was mentored under famed animator Frank Thomas, one of Walt Disney’s “Nine Old Men”. His career spans between the end of the Golden age of animation to today’s current feature length animated films.

John will give a public presentation March 28th at 5pm in AJ 175.
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Spring Choreography Projects in the Korsgaard Dance Studio

Contributed by: Kayla Cassem
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 12:30 PM

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents:

SPRING CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECTS

Choreography by Class of 2020 Dance Majors

March 22-23 at 7:30 p.m.

March 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Korsgaard Dance Studio

Experience the future of dance during this showcase of original dance.

Tickets Available Online, at the University Theatre Box Office (Monday-Friday 12 noon-5 p.m.), via phone at 765-285-8749, and 1 hour before each performance.

General Public/Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors $6

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BOGO Tickets - Molly Tuttle

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 8:00 AM
Molly Tuttle
Mar. 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall
Coffee and Cabernet Series

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. Molly’s lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive songwriting make her a star on the rise. Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid-fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It’s a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barnstorming songwriting.

Tickets
Ball State staff/faculty/alumni tickets are buy one normally priced, adult ticket get one free (BOGO). Tickets are $19 in advance or $24 at the door. Youth tickets (18 & under) are $5. Visit the Emens Box office or call 765-285-1539 for more information.
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$5 Tickets for Molly Tuttle!

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 8:00 AM

Molly Tuttle
Mar. 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall
Coffee and Cabernet Series

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. Molly’s lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive songwriting make her a star on the rise. Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid-fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It’s a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barnstorming songwriting.

Tickets
With a valid Ball State Student ID, student tickets are just $5 at the Emens Box office. Call 765-285-1539 for more information.
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Snapshots in the Cave Theatre

Contributed by: Kayla Cassem
Published: Friday, 15 March 2019 12:30 PM

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents:

SNAPSHOTS

By CYNTHIA MERCATI

Directed by Talon Reed Cooper

March 19-23 at 7:30 p.m.

March 23, 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Cave Theatre

Snapshots is the story of three women. Through their search for identity, they encounter bumps and detours along the way.

Tickets Available Online, at the University Theatre Box Office (Monday-Friday 12 noon-5 p.m.), via phone at 765-285-8749, and 1 hour before each performance.

General Public/Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors $6

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March Newsletter

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Friday, 01 March 2019 4:00 PM
Happy March, Ball State! With springtime just around the corner, we have so many awesome shows coming to Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall this month. We can't wait to see YOU at these spectacular events!

Mar. 9 at 2:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers.
The disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. This top-notch presentation includes high flying Frisbee dogs, tight wire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs, and of course, the one and only Sammie the Talking Dog!


Mar. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!”


Mar. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. Molly’s lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive songwriting make her a star on the rise. Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid-fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It’s a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barnstorming songwriting.


Mar. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences in classical jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old.

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The Sound of Music
Mar. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary successes a live television production when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired at the end of 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
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March Newsletter

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 25 February 2019 8:00 AM
Happy March, Ball State! So many great shows are coming to Emens Auditorium and Pruis Hall this month, and we can't wait to share the experience with YOU!

Mutts Gone Nuts
Mar. 9 at 2:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers.
The disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. This top-notch presentation includes high flying Frisbee dogs, tight wire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs, and of course, the one and only Sammie the Talking Dog!


Something Rotten!
Mar. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!”.


Molly Tuttle
Mar. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals.
Molly’s lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive songwriting make her a star on the rise.
Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid-fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It was a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barnstorming songwriting.


Ryan & Ryan: Kickin' the Clouds Away
Mar. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old.

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The Sound of Music
Mar. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

THE SOUND OF MUSIC! The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences. We waited for a moment when we could rediscover THE SOUND OF MUSIC as it was originally created. Because of the enormous success of the film, few were aware that it started life as a hit Broadway show—and a very big hit at that! The artists behind this production embraced what the authors wrote, looked at it all through modern eyes and, in so doing, found depth and resonance that has been recognized by critics and audiences across the country. It's like visiting an old friend but finding yourself surprised as well. It's also a reminder of why this show is such an evergreen.
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VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 2:00 PM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the new fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Read about their upcoming seminars, and contact the Fellows below to apply to be a part of the projects:
  • Fall 2019: Jill Christman, English - "Rape Culture in the Age of #MeToo"
  • Fall 2019: Laura Romano, English - "Makerspaces: Opportunities for Cultural Identity in Post-Industrial Cities"
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