Matinees for High School Student Groups

by Sandra Foyt on October 7, 2010

in Uncategorized

Home school and other high school student groups are invited to attend matinees of the productions at the Performing Arts Center of the University at Albany, State University of New York.

From the Performing Arts Center website:

Fall Offerings

American Place Theatre in "The Glass Castle"
Thursday, October 21 at 10am
American Place Theatre presents a one-person theatrical adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ unique memoir of survival and resiliency told through the eyes of a young girl. It is the saga of the restless Walls family, led by a crusty eccentric and his volatile artist wife.

This program includes pre-and post-show discussions led by a member of American Place Theatre.


"Branches of Words"
Thursday, November 4 at 10am
A tapestry of live music, spoken word and contemporary dance celebrating the Persian poetry of Hafez, the 14th century Sufi poet, and performed by a multi-national gathering of artists: Iranian theatre and film director Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, Jewish American composer Zoe B. Zak, Ghanaian musician Zorkie Nelson and the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. 

The first three schools that sign up for this performance will receive a free post-show workshop (movement, theatre or music) with one of the artists in our facility immediately following the performance.


"Dear Harvey"
Tuesday & Wednesday, November 9 & 10 at 10am
The University’s Theatre Department presents this play by Patricia Loughrey celebrating Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office in the US.


Photo this page: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company by Gary Gold

Spring Offerings

TAKE Dance
Friday, February 4 at 10am
This New York City-based contemporary dance company led by Takehiro “Take” Ueyama, a native of Japan,blends Eastern and Western sensibilities to communicate the universal human condition: exciting athletic movement and an unusual sensitivity are combined to create distinctive work that is uniquely “TAKE.”

The first five groups who sign up for this show can have two free-of-charge in-school workshops on critical writing with Susan Mehalick, currently of the Times Union and formerly a longtime dance critic for Metroland.


American Place Theatre in "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"Friday, March 25 at 10am
American Place Theatre presents a one-person theatrical adaptation of Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic story of an overweight Dominican boy growing up in New Jersey who is obsessed with science fiction, fantasy novels, comic books and role-playing games but also the curse of the "fukú" that has plagued his family for generations.

This program includes pre-and post-show discussions led by a member of American Place Theatre.


"Cabaret"
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 5 & 6 at 10am
The University’s Theatre Department presents Kander & Ebb’s musical set inthe dazzling, decadent and tawdry Kit Kat Club in the heart of 1930’s Berlin.


Photos this page: TAKE Dance by Quinn Baston

Logistics:

Fee: Admission is $5 per student with chaperones free.
Teacher resource materials are available approximately one month in advance of the shows.

Guided campus, Performing Arts Center and Art Museum tours as well as other activities are possible when your group is on campus. More information will be provided with your reservation. Directions and bus information are provided upon reservation of tickets.

To make a reservation for your school group or for additional details, contact Kim Engel at (518) 442-5738 or kengel@albany.edu or visit the website at: www.albany.edu/pac/high_school_matinees.shtml.

Performing Arts Center
University at Albany, State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3300

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Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie.

A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.”

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