By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts
PULLMAN, Wash. – Season tickets for Washington State University Performing Arts 2016-17 go on sale Friday, July 15, at TicketsWest. A dozen acts include everything from “The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition,” to a brass holiday concert, to Cirque Zuma Zuma aerial acrobatics, to a comedic romp through the world of fantasy role-playing games.
Patrons will save 20 percent on regular ticket prices and get two free tickets to WSUPA’s Black Box Classic by purchasing a series subscription (http://performingarts.wsu.edu/Tickets/#series). Series and individual tickets may be purchased online at http://TicketsWest.com; by phone at 800-325-SEAT (7328); and in person at TicketsWest outlets, including the Beasley Coliseum ticket office, open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed through Aug. 1).
From world music to professional theater, WSUPA brings arts, culture and family-friendly entertainment to the Palouse for audiences of all ages. Performances will be in Jones Theatre beginning at 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. For more information, visit http://performingarts.wsu.edu.
2016-17 WSU Performing Arts Season
Sept. 24 – Mariachi meets jazz and classical when the Villalobos Brothers, award-winning virtuoso violinists and vocalists, headline the fourth annual Humanitas Festival. The festival includes free evening performances by Roja Kannan and Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theatre, and WSU’s International Education Week presented by the Interational Student’s Council.
Oct. 13 – The Reduced Shakespeare Company brings 600 years of history (and hilarity) to the stage in 6,000 seconds in “The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition.”
Oct. 28 – Actor Julian Sands (“The Killing Fields,” “A Room with a View”) performs solo in “A Celebration of Harold Pinter,” directed by John Malkovich, about Nobel prize–winning playwright and poet Harold Pinter.
Nov. 15 – “Literature to Life: Black Boy,” by Richard Wright, is adapted verbatim from the classic American autobiography of the Jim Crow South.
Dec. 1, 3, 8, 9, 10 – The Black Box Classic: “Eurydice,” by Sara Ruhl, reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Directed by WSU’s Mary Trotter. Advance tickets will be available through Brown Paper Tickets and, later in the fall, at select community locations.
Dec. 2 – The Presidio Brass holiday concert features some of the world’s most treasured songs of the season.
Jan 28 – Cirque Zuma Zuma delivers an all-ages action-packed show featuring aerial acrobatics, Egyptian limbo dances, South African gumboot dances, Gabonese tumbling and more. Shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 – Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, co-presented with the WSU School of Music, in a 2 p.m. matinee.
March 1 – Danú: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is a high-energy performance featuring a lush mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.
March 22 – A cappella quartet Women of the World celebrates folk traditions from Bulgaria to Brazil and from Japan to Africa.
March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 – “She Kills Monsters,” by Qui Nguyen, is a comedic romp through the world of fantasy role-playing games. Directed by Benjamin Gonzales, there will be six performances.
April 21 – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, explores the intersection of indigenous and new dance performance. The show is co-presented with Festival Dance & Performing Arts, in residence at the University of Idaho.
The WSUPA 2016-17 season is presented with support from the Residence Inn, Marriott of Pullman.
Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts, 509-335-8522, email@example.com