The 2017-18 Theatre season at Taylor University will kick off with satire Clybourne Park, the Jason Francis Memorial Scholarship Show, which begins at the end of September. Clybourne Park is a satire about the politics of race. In response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, playwright Bruce Norris set it up as a pair of scenes that bookend Hansberry’s piece. The play will be presented at 8:00 pm, Sept. 29 and 30, and at 2:00 pm, Oct. 1.
Faculty from the Taylor University Department of Music will present a Music Faculty Showcase on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 7:00 p.m. The program will be held in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall at the Smith-Hermanson Music Center on the Taylor campus. There is no admission charge and the campus and local community is invited.
The Taylor University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will be hosting two recitals in the next week. The first recital features flutist Sarah Wardle Jones. The recital, Music of Female Composers, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 pm, in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall. On Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8:00 pm, there will be a voice recital featuring baritone Dr. Conor Angell, also in the Recital Hall.
Guest artist Paula Monsalve will join Taylor University's Symphony Orchestra, and the Taylor Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will present their final concerts for the 2016-2017 next week.
The following performances and recitals comprise the remainder of the Taylor Department of Music, Theatre and Dance's music performance schedule for the month of April.
The Taylor University Theatre production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole has received 10 national honors after its appearance at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).
Taylor Lyric Theatre presents "The Musical Theatre of Kurt Weill: A Celebration in Song and Dance" on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall in the Smith-Hermanson Music Center.
Taylor Theatre presents Andrew Bovell’s award-winning play When the Rain Stops Falling on February 24-25 and March 3-4 at 8:00 p.m., February 26 and March 5 at 2:00 p.m., at Taylor University’s Mitchell Theatre.
The Marion Philharmonic Orchestra will present Gems, an intimate chamber concert, on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall on the campus of Taylor University.
Taylor University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present two recitals during the month of February featuring visiting vocal and piano faculty members.