The 2010 season of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, and the musical “The King & I” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Festival performances run from June 11 through July 2 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit the festival Web site at http://shakespeare.olemiss.edu. (March 2, 2010)
Auditions for the Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s 2010 “A Royal Season” will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. on the Ole Miss campus, Isom Hall 202/302. Sign-up in hallway beginning at 8:30 a.m. Callbacks will be 1:30 – 5 p.m. that afternoon.
The Season will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, and the musical “The King & I” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Festival performances run from June 11 through July 2.
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Pastor Eddie Goliday Sr. and the Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church family will host Spring Break Youth Revival/Vacation Bible School, March 15 – 19, beginning at 6 p.m. nightly. All families are invited to attend. If you need a ride, contact Carolyn Brassell at 662-701-9085. (March 2, 2010)
Julia and Robert Aubrey will audition children from ages 8 – 13 for chorus roles in the Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s production of The King and I. Auditions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Nutt Auditorium on Saturday, March 27.
Children are asked to prepare a short song and be dressed comfortably to participate in music and theatre games. If needed, callbacks will start at 1 that afternoon.
There are two leading roles for boys ages 10 – 14, as Louis and the Prince. These characters sing and have spoken dialogue in the musical.
Rehearsals will begin June 7 with final performances on June 24, June 26 and June 27 in the Ford Center. If you have any questions, please contact Julia Aubrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 915-1280. (March 2, 2010)
Faculty soloists Bradley Robinson, baritone, and Jennifer Robinson, soprano, will join the L-O-U Symphony in a selection of opera arias and duets from at 8 p.m. March 10 in the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center.
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Pianist Washington Garcia is set to perform as a special guest artist March 9 at the University of Mississippi. The show is slated for 8 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium, and tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for UM students with valid IDs. They can be purchased at the UM Box Office in the Ole Miss Student Union, telephone 662-915-7411 or at the auditorium box office on the night of the performance. (March 2, 2010)
The University Museum presents a brown bag lecture by Lou Haney, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi, on Thursday, March 4, at noon. The public is invited to attend. The artist will discuss her past and present work, as well as some contemporary artists to consider. The talk will be about the journey “from college to Oxford, with a little New York and L.A. thrown in.” The University Museum is located at the intersection of University Avenue and Fifth Street and is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information visit www.olemiss.edu/museum or call (662) 915–7073. For assistance related to a disability call (662) 915-7084. (March 1, 2010)
Bozarts Gallery at 403 Main Street in Water Valley hosts “Long Time Coming,” featuring the work of Cynthia Buob, Adrienne Brown-David and Katherine Strause, March 5-April 3.
The exhibit commemorates the Civil Rights Act of March 1964 which outlawed segregation. The show features many images and themes related to and inspired by civil rights struggles in the South and African-American life, past and present. Opening reception is Friday, March 5, from 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. (March 1, 2010)
Tao, a Japanese dance-and-drum ensemble that incorporates explosive percussion with tight choreography and martial arts moves, will perform at the University of Mississippi this week. “Tao, The Martial Art of Drumming,” comes to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tickets are $25 for the general public, $12 for UM faculty and staff, and $10 for students and faculty enrolled in the Cultural Passport program. They are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm. (March 1, 2010)