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February, 2017


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SYAA’s 2016-2017 Classroom Series
Spring 2017 Schedule




Sat., Apr. 22: Additional Sat. rehearsal for all 5-12 yr. old classes
Sun., Apr. 23 @ 2 p.m. & Tues., Apr. 25 @ 6 p.m.: Classroom Showcase
Thurs., May 11 @ 7 p.m.: SYAA Gala

Daily Schedule for
2016-2017 Classroom Series

**All classes are 3:45-5:15 unless otherwise noted
Mondays:
• Improv 101 (Ages 10-18)
• Young Singers (Ages 8-12)

Tuesdays:
• SYAA on Tour (Ages 12-18)**
• Creative Kids (Ages 5-7, 3:45-4:45)

Thursdays:
• Young Performers (Ages 8-12)

Fridays:
• Musical Theatre Dance (Ages 10-18)
• Bollywood Dance (Ages 8-12, Tentative)

Saturdays:
• Tech Theatre for Teens (Ages 12-18, 10-12 noon, excluding Sat. with audition workshops)

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Until - Thursday, Feb. 23

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"Charmed”
mixed media works by Rodrécas Davis,
Associate Professor, Grambling State University

Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

Powerpoint/Gallery Talk: Thur., Feb. 9, 2pm

Reception to follow 3-4pm

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Bry Art Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8 - 4:30, Fri. 8 - 12.
For more information visit ulm.edu/art or call 342-1375

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stauss February 16-18 – Fasten your seatbelts for Boeing Boeing in a riotous farce at Strauss Theatre Center!  Swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other.  But when Bernard’s friend Robert comes to stay and all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, catastrophe looms!   For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

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God in the Garden Exhibit
Opening Weekend February 17-18

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens Welcomes God in the Garden exhibit featuring the art of Henrietta Milan
God in the Garden, an exhibit of thirty impressionistic views of gardens and flowers by Henrietta Milan, officially opens with two weekend events Feb. 17 and 18 at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens.

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The weekend begins with an opening reception Friday, February 17 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to view the exhibit, meet the artist, stroll the Gardens and enjoy light refreshments. The opening is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 18, Henrietta Milan
will be in the gallery to meet with guests and to discuss the works on display from noon-2:00 pm. Meeting the artist is free and open to the public.

The exhibition, titled God in the Garden, officially opens Friday, February 17, and runs through Saturday, August 19. All exhibited works are for sale with some of the proceeds benefiting the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens.

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Beginning Stained Glass Workshop 
with Mark Bleakley, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday, February 20 - 23, 2016,
$160 museum members / $180 non – members

Class Description:
This workshop will teach the student how to build a small stained glass panel using the Louis Comfort Tiffany method. Students will learn a brief history of stained glass, pick out a pattern, learn to cut glass, put together a panel using copper foil, and solder their panel. The class will be (4) two-hour sessions, February 20 - 23 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Registration includes stained glass and basic supplies.
Space is limited and reservations are required. No prior experience is necessary.

About Mark Bleakley:
Mark Bleakley has worked in stained glass for nearly 15 years in three professional studios in Houston, TX, and Pittsburgh, PA. In 2010, he opened Bleakley Stained Glass in Vicksburg, MS, with commissions throughout the United States. Mark has been teaching stained glass classes since 2009.
In 2013, he moved to Monroe, LA, where he serves as vicar of All Saints Anglican Church.

To Register:
To sign up online, visit www.masurmuseum.org/upcoming-events and click on the "Beginning Stained Glass Workshop for Adults" link. If the class does not appear on the list of events, it is at capacity. To be on the waiting list for the class, please email Jenny at info@masurmuseum.org or call (318) 329-2237.

If you prefer not to register online, please call Jenny at (318) 329-2237 or email info@masurmuseum.org. We also accept cash, checks, and credit cards. You can mail in your payment, drop it by the museum, or call and pay with a credit card over the phone.

 

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SYAA Dreamcoat School Performances:

Feb. 22, 23, & Mar. 2 @ 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. each day


 


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Friday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.


The Louisiana Opera presents
excerpts from Fledermaus by Strauss

in a Mardi Gras party at the Ouachita Grand Plaza ballroom on 501 S. Grand.

Starring: Corey McKern, Betsy Uschkrat, Claire Vangelisti, Tyler Smith, April Golliver, and Ron Ulen.
Pianist is Richard Seiler and Conductor is Jeffrey Peterson.
The event is directed by Mark Ross Clark

Individual tickets are $40 for the performance, which includes food and drink.
A table, which seats 8, is $250.
Discounted tickets are available for CenturyLink employees, and ULM faculty and staff.

Purchase your tickets at Fi
esta Nutrition on 1211 N. 18th St. or call 342-3247 for information



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SYAA Dreamcoat Performances:

- Sat., Feb. 25 @ 2 & 7 p.m.
- Sun., Feb. 26 @ 3 p.m.

 

 

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March, 2017

 

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SYAA Dreamcoat Performances:

- Sat., Mar. 4 @ 2 & 7 p.m.
- Sun., Mar. 5 @ 3 p.m.

 

 

 

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Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 24

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24th Annual High School Junior/Senior Art Exhibition


Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

Awards Reception: Thursday, Mar. 9, 5:30 - 7 pm

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Bry Art Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8 - 4:30, Fri. 8 - 12.
For more information visit ulm.edu/art or call 342-1375

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SYAA Charlotte’s Web

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and as you might expect, in this dramatic telling, all of the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Exploring the true meaning of the word “friend,” this evening of enchantment will leave you with a little lump in your throat and a smile on your face.

 

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SYAA Audition Workshop:
Mar. 6-8, 5:30-7:30 noon

 

 

 

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ldb March 10 & 11 – Louisiana Delta Ballet– Dancing With the La Stars 10th Anniversary Celebration and Competition

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Card Making Workshop for Adults.
Ages 12 and up.
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

$30 museum members / $40 non-members

In this card making class, students will explore multiple techniques for designing and making cards and envelopes. Learn how to make bi-fold and tri-fold cards that can be used as greeting cards! Card making is multimedia design/art, and is a skill that can make a special gift or hobby.

About the instructor:
Ansell M. Jordan, II is a University of Louisiana at Monroe student, as well as an artist in both visual and performing arts. He is a native of Monroe, Louisiana and loves art in all its forms. His main artistic focus is working with paper and scenic design.

To register:
Go to http://www.masurmuseum.org/upcoming-events, then click on the "Card Making Workshop for Adults" link. If the link does not appear, the class is at capacity. To be on the waiting list, please contact Jenny at 318-329-2237 or info@masurmuseum.org.

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SYAA Charlotte’s Web Auditions:
Sat., Mar. 11 @ 1 p.m. or Mon., Mar. 13 @ 5:30 p.m.

 

 

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March 18 - The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council presents the Monroe Symphony Orchestra in this rousing Simply Sinatratribute show featuring Steve Lippia, known worldwide for interpreting the best of the Big Band era and American Classic Pop by bringing back the timeless appeal of “Ol’ Blue Eyes” repertoire, including Come Fly with Me, New York, New York, My Kind of Town and I’ve Got You Under My Skin.  This sought after entertainer has headlined in Las Vegas, New York and across Europe and has performed with symphonies across the US including The Boston Pops. 7:00 p.m., Monroe Civic Center Arena.  For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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Thursday, March 30

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LECTURE by Joshua Chambers,
guest juror for the upcoming
20th Annual ULM Juried Student Art Exhibition
Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus


2:00-3:00pm, Sandall Hall 236

You can find out more about him here http://www.joshuachambers.net/2015

Bry Art Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8 - 4:30, Fri. 8 - 12.
For more information visit ulm.edu/art or call 342-1375

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April, 2017

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Monday, April 3 - Friday, May 5

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20th Annual ULM Juried Student Art Exhibition


Bry Art Gallery, ULM campus

Awards Reception: Friday, April 7, 5 - 7 pm

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Bry Art Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8 - 4:30, Fri. 8 - 12.
For more information visit ulm.edu/art or call 342-1375

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Off the Wall: Friday, April 7, 6:30 - 9:30. 
8th Annual Off the Wall!
Join us for the 8th Annual Off the Wall fundraiser at the Masur Museum of Art!! OTW is the area's premier art auction featuring an excellent selection of affordable art by artists in our community and all over the country. This year we are also offering an expanded bar and delicious food catered by Chef Pat Nolan, both of which will nicely pair with live music! And don’t forget the ever popular Bon Voyage Trip Raffle. The raffle is a trip to the destination of your choice for a value up to $3,000!! Support your local art museum; please join us for one of the best parties in the Twin Cities!
Proceeds from Off the Wall support exhibitions and educational programs at the Masur Museum of Art. As the largest visual arts museum in northeast Louisiana, the Masur Museum of Art is vital to providing quality visual art experiences to the community of Northeast Louisiana. This is accomplished through temporary exhibitions, educational programs for all ages, and the management of a permanent collection.
Tickets: $50 per person, includes one chance at the Bon Voyage Trip Raffle
Extra chance at Bon Voyage Trip Raffle: $20 each

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Beginning Calligraphy Workshop for Adults. 
April 10 - 12, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

$35 museum members / $50 non-members

Learn Calligraphy!
Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. Taught by Lucinda Hickey, this workshop will provide you with the skills a beginner needs to master calligraphy. You will learn the alphabet in Italic font, proper spacing for writing text, and get a primer on the history of calligraphy, as well as fonts more difficult than Italics. This class will be built around a Speedball 3.5 chisel point marker, but you will have an opportunity to try your hand at a fountain pen on the final day. The museum will provide all supplies for this workshop including two calligraphy markers to take home. The workshop will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on April 10th through the 12th. It will cost $35 for members and $50 for non-members.

To Register:
To sign up online, visit www.masurmuseum.org/upcoming-events and click on the "Beginning Calligraphy Workshop for Adults" link. If the class does not appear on the list of events, it is at capacity. To be on the waiting list for the class, please email Jenny at info@masurmuseum.org or call (318) 329-2237. 

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 tcb ornament April 20-23 The Twin City Ballet’s beautiful dancers and a beautiful setting combine to make an unforgettable evening for patrons of North Louisiana’s signature spring arts event,
   Ballet Under the Stars. Celebrated choreographers work their magic to produce a varied, full spectrum concert that covers many genres, including ballet, jazz, musical theatre, modern and contemporary dance. Beautiful Kiroli Park creates the perfect backdrop for our dancers to share their incredible strength, musicality, beauty and joy of dance. Kiroli Park Amphitheater. 
   Spring Children’s Production After much success, Twin City Ballet will again be
presenting area school children with a fun, entertaining and educational show in Kiroli Park in
conjunction with Ballet Under the Stars. This production is intended to be interactive and the
audience is encouraged to dance and sing along with the characters on stage. This show appeals
to all generations and reminds everyone, “No one cares if you can dance, JUST GET UP AND
DANCE!”  Kiroli Park Amphitheater.  For more information, call 318-388-3011 or visit http://www.twincityballet.org

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SYAA Charlotte’s Web School Performances:
Apr. 27@ 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. each day

 

 

 

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mso ornamentApril 29 - Join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Clay Couturiaux for A Tchaikovsky Spectacular with a program that guarantees a nonstop feast of appealing themes and lavish orchestral color.  Follow Tchaikovsky through the trials of the Fifth Symphony as he confronts doubt and destiny and navigates a hard-earned triumph.  Why do we adore Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony so much?  It’s because he speaks directly to us with the orchestra as his voice.  Sorrow, joy, passion, triumph, the forces of Fate - it's all there in the music.  It's there in the striking dramatic gestures, fabulous melodies and irresistible waltz rhythms; it's there in the sheer intensity of emotion.  This All-Tchaikovsky Spectacular will also have you on the edge of your seat when Russian-born pianist Gleb Ivanov adds “musical sensitivity and an appreciation of style to go with the thunder and lightning” (The New York Times) to this explosive concert with Tchaikovsky's impassioned, beloved and bold Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor. 7:00 p.m., Jack Howard Theatre, Monroe.  For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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SYAA Charlotte’s Web Performances:
- Fri., Apr. 28 @ 7 p.m.
- Sat., Apr. 29 @ 2 p.m.
- Sun., Apr. 30 @ 3 p.m.

 

 

 

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May, 2017

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SYAA Charlotte’s Web School Performances:
May 2 & 4 @ 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. each day

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SYAA Charlotte’s Web Performances:
- Sat., May 6 @ 2 & 7 p.m.
- Sun., May 7 @ 3 p.m.

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mso ornament May 10 – Encourage your child’s teacher to make reservations for the Monroe Symphony Orchestra’s Sound Safari, the annual educational concert geared to children in 1st -5th grades.  Students have an opportunity to listen to the orchestra, see it perform and, following the concert, meet the musicians and play some of the instruments they’ve heard.  The specific program has not been selected but previous concerts include Carnival of the Animals, Peter and the Wolf, and Babar the Little Elephant. Brown Theatre, ULM.  For more information call 318-812-6761 or visit http://www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com/

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stauss May 12-14 & 18-20 – It’s Nice Work If You Can Get It at Strauss Theatre Center! In this new George & Ira Gershwin musical, wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter meets female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding.  Thinking Jimmy and his bride will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in his basement.  But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up for the wedding, hijinks ensue.  For more information call 323-6682 or visit www.strausstheatrecenter.com

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SYAA
Sun., May 21: SYAA Senior Showcase

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Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 11, 2:00 p.m.
The Louisiana Opera presents:
Susannah, an American drama by Carlisle Floyd

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