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Students are stars of April 20-22 Family Weekend

April 12, 2012

University of Wisconsin-Stout is Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, but during Family Weekend, April 20-22, performing arts will be center stage.

Three concerts, a play, a museum exhibit-movie and a fashion show — all starring student performers and creators — are scheduled on and around campus. The events are open to the public.

Tickets are required for some shows. Go to http://tickets.uwstout.edu or call 715-232-1431. For details go to http://www.uwstout.edu/parents/familyweekend.

Friday, April 20

• “Cabaret,” 7:30 p.m., Harvey Hall Theatre. Led by an all-student cast, the popular Broadway musical captures life at a raucous Berlin nightclub in 1931.
UW-Stout Theater Director Paul Calenberg will direct and choreograph the musical with a cast of 16 students, along with two student stage managers. The show contains mature content and situations.

• Double Feature Drive-in: Good Times — Bad Films, 7 p.m., Rassbach Heritage Museum, Wakanda Park. Art, English and philosophy and construction students have created an exhibit celebrating the history of the park’s old drive-in theater and will show two 1950s films, “Bride of the Monster” and “Night of the Ghouls,” each 69 minutes long. Admission is free.
• Comedian Curt Folkestad, 8:30 p.m., the Terrace of the Memorial Student Center. A Menomonie native, Folkestad performs a family-friendly show. Admission is free.

Saturday, April 21

• Tours of Louis Smith Tainter House, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 320 S. Broadway St.

• Spring Band Concert, 11 a.m., Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. The Stout Symphonic Band will present an Americana program to highlight the diverse melodies and styles of music in America, under the direction of Aaron M. Durst.

Selections will include John Philip Sousa’s “Liberty Bell March” and “Yankee Doodle” arranged by Mark Taylor; Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “My Bonnie Boy”; Frank Ticheli’s “Sun Dance” and “Tuba Tiger Rag”; and Brant Karrick’s show-closing “See Rock City,” which incorporates rock, jazz and funk. Student ensembles also will perform several numbers.

• Golf scramble, 11 a.m., Menomonie Country Club.

• Benefit auction, 1 p.m., Ballroom B of the Memorial Student Center, by the student chapter of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

• Photography show, 1-5 p.m., Memorial Student Center, featuring the Exposed Photography Club.

• Family Weekend Choral Concert, 4 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 910 Ninth St. E. The Symphonic Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform, under the direction of Patrick Liebergen.

Selections from the Symphonic Singers will include the South African song “Tshotsholoza”; Franz Schubert’s “Gloria” from Mass in G; Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night”; Keith Hampton’s “Praise His Holy Name”; and Stephen Paulus’ “The Road Home.” The men will perform Sigmund Romberg’s “Stouthearted Men.”

Vocal Jazz Ensemble selections include Andy Beck’s arrangement of “Over The Rainbow”; Ed Lojeski’s arrangement of “Java Jive”; and Kirby Shaw’s arrangement of “Fly Me To The Moon.”

• “Cabaret,” 7:30 p.m., Harvey Hall Theatre.

• Fashion Without Fabric, 8 p.m., Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Dozens of School of Art and Design students create wearable art out of anything but fabric — vinyl records, bottle caps, coffee filters, plastic — and then show off their work on the runway in front of a panel of judges and, typically, a sellout crowd.

Sunday, April 22

• Photography show, 1-5 p.m., Memorial Student Center, featuring the Exposed Photography Club.

• Jazz from Harvey, 4 p.m., Harvey Hall Theatre. The Jazz Band, directed by Durst, will be joined by the Stout Jazz Combo to present a repertoire that features a number of student soloists playing in the jazz, ballad, Latin and funk styles.

Jazz Combo selections will include standards “Sonnymoon for Two” by Sonny Rollins; “Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock; “Work Song” by Nat Adderley and “Poultry Guest” by Les Hooper.

Full jazz band selections will include arrangements of Duke Ellington’s popular compositions “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “In A Mellow Tone”; “Jordu” by Clifford Brown; Dave Barduh’s arrangement of “Misty” by Errol Garner; original compositions “Trofeo de Bolos” by Craig Skeffington and “The Defibrillator” by Adrien Re; and an arrangement of the Earth, Wind and Fire song “Fantasy.”

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