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2014-15 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

NOW AVAILABLE

 

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Romeo and Juliet  (2014)

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is delighted to offer the Subscription Series for 2014-2015.

 

What do the next big name in dance, a future star of Broadway, and a budding
music sensation all have in common? They’re students at UNCSA, and for just $75,
you can experience their world with your purchase of a subscription series. Four
performances for one great price. It’s your chance to see Tony, Oscar, Grammy and
Emmy before they graduate!

Choose from the All Dance, All Drama, All Music or the Sampler Series. Act now and save! A new sales tax of 6.75% will apply to tickets for all future UNCSA performances. Purchase your subscription series by July 31 and receive last year’s prices (we’ll pay the tax for you!).


 

“The entire UNCSA season is delightful, but there is one problem—too much to see
and hear! The Subscription Series presented a great solution for us. We bought our
subscriptions, marked down the dates, and knew we wouldn’t miss these wonderful
performances. Plus, we saved money! We plan to buy all of the subscriptions again this
year, but this time we are going to buy extras, so we can bring friends!”

                                                                                                                              — Peter Juran


Choose from these great UNCSA Subscription Series

4 options for $75 per subscription ($50 for children 13 and under)*

All Dance Subscription: 4 Dance Performances
~ Fall Dance Concert
~ Emerging Choreographers
~ Winter Dance Concert
(with Subscriber Exclusive Pre-Curtain Reception)
~ Spring Dance Concert


All Drama Subscription: 4 Drama Performances
~ The Learned Ladies, by Molière
(with Subscriber Exclusive Pre-Curtain Reception)
~ The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder
~ Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches,
by Tony Kushner
~ Misalliance, by George Bernard Shaw


All Music Subscription: 4 Music Performances
~ Sejong Concert
~ UNCSA Symphony Orchestra: Friends in Music
(with Subscriber Exclusive Post-Concert Reception)
~ A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute–Die Fledermaus,
Music by Johann Strauss, Libretto by Karl Haffner
and Richard Genée
~ UNCSA Symphony Orchestra: Russian Fireworks


Sampler Subscription: Choose any 4 performances from all 3 disciplines!
Click here to see all performances listed by date.

*Includes all box office charges and facility usage fees. Optional mailing fee is $4. Prices valid until July 31, 2014 only.

 

Verdi Requiem (2013)

                                               

BENEFITS TO PURCHASING A SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

 

In addition to experiencing great performances, subscribers enjoy VIP perks
including:


-- A chance to mix and mingle with guest artists, deans, and faculty at subscriber
exclusive receptions! Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served.

-- First pick and prime locations! Subscribers have early access to the best seats
in the house.*

-- Insider’s look! An invitation to “Behind the Scenes” events.

-- One simple price! No additional box office fees and no fee to exchange
a ticket if your plans change.

-- Early Access! Opportunity to buy tickets for The Nutcracker and Guys and Dolls
one week before the tickets go on sale to the general public on September 27.

-- Give More/ Get More! By making a donation to UNCSA of $100 or more with
your subscription purchase, you will receive 2 additional tickets to a show
(restrictions apply).

-- 10% discount if you purchase 2 or more different Subscription Series.


* All subscriber performances at the Gerald Freedman Theatre, Stevens Center and
Watson Hall have reserved seating. Performances at Agnes de Mille, Catawba and
Patrons theatres are general admission, but subscribers will enjoy a reserved section
in a prime location.

 

DANCE SUBCRIPTION SERIES

tDance!!

Fall Dance (2013)


Fall Dance Concert

Subscription series dates: September 30 or October 1, 7:30 p.m. at Agnes de Mille Theatre
A showcase of four varied and vibrant pieces of contemporary dance, including two world premieres: a collaboration by School of Dance alumnae Helen Simoneau and Cara Hagan, as well as a new work by Assistant Dean Sean Sullivan. Also on the program is a re-staging of Associate Dean Brenda Daniels’s Chaconne, featuring live violin accompaniment of J.S. Bach’s towering score. Fall Dance promises to enthrall contemporary dance aficionados, while inspiring new enthusiasts.

Emerging Choreographers

Subscription series dates: November 18 or 19, 7:30 p.m. at Agnes de Mille Theatre
Experience groundbreaking choreography from the next generation in dance. Emerging Choreographers presents the original work of student choreographers as they flex their creative muscle for the first time on stage.

 

Winter Dance Concert
Subscription series dates: February 26 or 27, 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center
This vivid concert commemorates the past while celebrating the new. Works include
Birthday Offering, a one-act ballet choreographed by Sir Fredrick Ashton for Royal Ballet’s 25th anniversary, the riveting Sounddance by Merce Cunningham, as well as two world premieres, by alumna and School of Dance faculty member Trish Casey and by Dean of Dance Susan Jaffe, whose piece will be accompanied by an original composition by Bruno Louchouarn.


Pre-curtain reception for subscribers only:
February 27 at 6:45 p.m., 10th Floor, Stevens Center
Meet Susan Jaffe and composer Bruno Louchouarn: Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres
with the celebrated former ABT prima ballerina, now UNCSA Dean of Dance, and
composer Bruno Louchouarn as they discuss their collaboration on the program.


Spring Dance Concert
Subscription series dates: April 23 or 24, 7:30 p.m. at Gerald Freedman Theatre
Spring Dance will revive classics Allegro Brilliante, George Balanchine’s most joyous, pure dance piece; Sweet Fields, choreographed by Twyla Tharp; and Napoli, choreographed by Bournonville, inspired by the vibrant city of Naples in constant movement. Also featured is a world premiere by School of Dance faculty member Ming-Lung Yang.

 

“These gripping productions provide audiences with a glimpse
into the highly professional training that goes on at the school.”

                                                 — 88.5 WFDD on Fall Dance 2013

 

DRAMA SUBCRIPTION SERIES

Drama!!

As You Like It (2014)

The Learned Ladies, by Molière
Directed by Bob Francesconi
Subscription series dates: October 16 or 17, 7:30 p.m. at Catawba Theatre

The Learned Ladies satires academic pretention through the struggle of Henriette, whose desire to marry Clitandre is threatened by her female relatives’ preference for the pompous Trissotin. Join this bumpy ride of genuine affection versus affectation in one of Molière’s most prized comedies.


Pre-curtain reception for subscribers only:
October 16, 6:45 p.m., Cobb Theatre, Performance Place

Meet the Director: Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres with Assistant Dean
of Drama and The Learned Ladies director, Bob Francesconi, who will explain his
fresh take on this satiric classic.

 

The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Carl Forsman

Subscription series dates: November 13 or 14, 7:30 p.m. at Catawba Theatre
In a classic tale of tangled love, The Matchmaker is a 19th-century comedy about a wealthy merchant in search of a wife. Horace Vandergelder hires a matchmaker, Dolly, to find his bride, but instead Dolly finds herself in a few romantic entanglements. As the web unfurls, Horace and Dolly discover they may have been searching for each other all along. Revel in this humorous romance that proves the face of love does not always look how one expects.

 

Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner
Subscription series dates: February 20 or 21, 7:30 p.m. at Catawba Theatre
Winner of two Tony Awards and the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches is one of the most evocative and intelligent theatrical works of the 20th century. Walk with Prior Walter, a man living with AIDS, whose partner ultimately leaves him out of fear of the disease and a growing attraction to a closeted conservative. An overlapping series of plots forms the rich landscape of this poignant drama depicting the AIDS crisis in mid-’80s America. Both intimate and epic, Angels in America is a theatrical masterpiece not to be missed.


Misalliance, by George Bernard Shaw
Subscription series dates: February 25 or 26, 7:30 p.m. at Patrons Theatre
George Bernard Shaw’s Misalliance provocatively explores the social constructs of courtship and marriage. Set over the course of a single summer afternoon, house guests (both welcome and unwelcome) drop in to the conservatory of John Tarleton, a successful shopkeeper with a lively daughter, Hypatia, who is betrothed to intellectually astute but emotionally immature Bently Summerhays. When the afternoon is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of intriguing new guests, a dance of attraction and debate ensues.

 

 

The Hollywood Reporter ranks UNCSA’s School of Drama #6 in the world, and it is among the most selective. The acceptance rate for last year’s incoming class was 6.2%.

 

 

 

 

MUSIC SUBCRIPTION SERIES

Music!!

La finta giardineria (2014)

 

Sejong Concert
Subscription series date: October 2, 7:30 p.m. at Watson Hall
This exceptional concert culminates the Sejong Residency at UNCSA, an international
collaboration between Donald Weilerstein (first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet for
20 years), former UNCSA faculty pianist Robert McDonald, violist Hsin-Yun Huang and
two eminent Korean string players, Kyung Sun Lee and Kangho Lee. The program includes works of Schumann and Kodály as well as Dvorák’s magnificent Piano Quintet.


UNCSA Symphony Orchestra: Friends in Music
Subscription series date: November 15, 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center
New UNCSA Chancellor Lindsay Bierman guest stars as narrator for Britten’s iconic Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. In the second half, Music Director Christopher James Lees conducts Elgar’s Enigma Variations, which captures the composer’s friends, neighbors, and even his wife in a charming collection of musical portraits.


Post-concert reception for subscribers only: 10th Floor, Stevens Center
Meet the Conductor: Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres with
UNCSA’s new Music Director, Christopher James Lees, who will give remarks on
the evening’s concert.

 

A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute: Die Fledermaus
Music by Johann Strauss
Libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée

(Sung in English)
James Allbritten, music director
Steven LaCosse, stage director
Angela Vanstory Ward, vocal preparation
Subscription series dates: February 6 or 10, 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center
As the night unfolds, so do the tricks! In this hilarious tale of pranksters, Dr. Falke’s attempt to revenge himself on Gabriel von Eisenstein sends an innocent man to prison and spouses straying from one another beneath the guise of masquerade. A farcical romp set against Strauss’s marvelously buoyant score, Die Fledermaus is pure operatic confection.


UNCSA Symphony Orchestra: Russian Fireworks
Subscription series date: March 19, 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center
Conducted by Music Director Christopher James Lees, this energetic and rousing program of Russian music captures the fiery spirit of St. Petersburg and Moscow, culminating in Shostakovich’s monumental Fifth Symphony—a deeply personal response to Soviet-era artistic repression.


Of the 2014 production of The Tales of Hoffmann, Lynn Felder of the Winston-Salem Journal wrote, "A beautifully conceived and performed ‘Hoffmann,’ worth far more than the price of admission. At three hours of sumptuous music and spectacle, it’s the bargain of the season.”

 

She Loves Me (2013)   

PERFORMANCES BY DATE

Love Dance, Drama and Music?

Choose any 4 performances from all 3 disciplines and create a Sampler Subscription.
All the available performances are listed by date below.

 

SEPTEMBER 2014   

Fall Dance Concert
Subscription series dates:
September 30 or October 1, 7:30 p.m.
at Agnes de Mille Theatre
Full performance run:
September 30–October 3 and October 9–11

 

   FEBRUARY 2015  

 

A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute:
Die Fledermaus

Music by Johann Strauss,
Libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée
Subscription series dates:
February 6 or 10, 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center
Full performance run: February 6, 8 and 10


Angels in America, Part 1:
Millennium Approaches,

by Tony Kushner
Subscription series dates:
February 20 or 21, 7:30 p.m.
at Catawba Theatre
Full performance run:
February 19–March 1


Misalliance,
by George Bernard Shaw
Subscription series dates:
February 25 or 26, 7:30 p.m.
at Patrons Theatre
Full performance run:
February 25–28 and March 1

 

Winter Dance Concert
Subscription series dates:
February 26 or 27, 7:30 p.m.
at Stevens Center
Full performance run:
February 26–28 and March 1

 OCTOBER 2014  

Sejong Concert
Subscription series date:
October 2, 7:30 p.m. at Watson Hall


Fall Dance Concert
Subscription series dates:
September 30 or October 1, 7:30 p.m.
at Agnes de Mille Theatre
Full performance run:
September 30–October 3 and October 9–11


The Learned Ladies, by Molière
Subscription series dates:
October 16 or 17, 7:30 p.m.
at Catawba Theatre
Full performance run: October 16–19
and October 22–25

 

 

MARCH 2015

UNCSA Symphony Orchestra:
Russian Fireworks
Subscription series date:
March 19, 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center
UNCSA Symphony Orchestra Dates:
September 27, November 15, March 19
and May 2

 

 

   NOVEMBER 2014     

 

The Matchmaker,
by Thornton Wilder
Subscription series dates:
November 13 or 14, 7:30 p.m.
at Catawba Theatre
Full performance run:
November 13–16

Emerging Choreographers
Subscription series dates:
November 18 or 19, 7:30 p.m.
at Agnes de Mille Theatre
Full performance run: November 18–22


UNCSA Symphony Orchestra:
Friends in Music
Subscription series date:
November 15, 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center

UNCSA Symphony Orchestra Dates:
September 27, November 15, March 19
and May 2

  APRIL 2015     

 

Spring Dance
Subscription series dates:
April 23 or 24, 7:30 p.m.
at Gerald Freedman Theatre
Full performance run: April 23–26

 

Exchange availability starts September 2.


Get Early Access to the Best Seats for our Biggest Shows!

 

Get first dibs on great seats! Subscribers will have the opportunity to purchase
tickets to these events one week BEFORE they go on sale to the general public on
September 27.

 


The Nutcracker
Score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
December 11-21, 2014 at Stevens Center

Don’t miss this production of “enormous power and artistic excellence,” (YES!Weekly) that
“enchants and enthralls…sweep[ing] us into a spell” (Winston-Salem Journal). UNCSA’s
production features the largest Nutcracker orchestra in the Triad. Experience Tchaikovsky’s
lush score, the vivid sets and costumes, and extraordinary performances that have made
UNCSA’s Nutcracker a cherished holiday tradition.

 

 The Nutcracker, 2013 

 


Guys and Dolls

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
April 9-19, 2015 at Stevens Center

One of the biggest hits of Broadway’s Golden Age, Guys and Dolls is a Tony-winning
perennial favorite that has delighted audiences since its rollicking premiere in 1950.
Its songbook includes such irresistible classics as “Luck Be a Lady,” “My Time of Day/
I’ve Never Been in Love Before” and “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat.” Featuring
an array of characters both engaging and enduring, some of the snappiest, smartest lyrics
ever written and a score that seamlessly traverses comedy, romance and the thrill of a
throw of dice, Guys and Dolls has justifiably been called “the greatest of all American
musicals” (TIME Magazine). It’s a sure bet that UNCSA’s production of Guys and Dolls
will be the talk of the town!

 


 

Share the Experience by Supporting UNCSA

 

If you make a contribution to UNCSA of $100 or more in addition to your subscription
purchase, you will receive two additional tickets to one of your subscription shows!
(Restrictions apply). A perfect opportunity to share the amazing performances of the
gifted UNCSA students with your friends and loved ones.

 


Locations and Parking

 

For information on venues, visit: uncsa.edu/performances/facilities.htm
For information on parking, visit: uncsa.edu/performances/directions.htm

 

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Print the order form

Fax it to: 336-631-1212

or

Mail it to:

UNCSA, Stevens Center Box Office, 405 West Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101

You may also charge by phone by calling 336-721-1945.

Or visit the Stevens Center Box Office in person!

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UNCSA would like to thank the following for their generous support