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Upcoming Music and Theatre Events in October, November

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The Music and Theatre departments at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh have a full line up of entertainment scheduled for October and November. For more information on any of these events, contact the College at 518-564-2180.

Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. Guest Alumna Workshop by Jen Byrne, class of 1999.

Byrne will present "Putting Over a Song: From Audition to Performance." Admission is free, and the public is invited to observe. For those who would like to participate, Byrne requests that they bring a musical theatre song they intend to work on for an audition or future use.    

Byrne has been involved with such productions as The Pirates of Penzance , It's Karate Kid the Musical , From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Singin' in the Rain .

Her special skills include accents, hand-to-hand stage combat, muppet dancer, physical acting (mime), clowning and a bad Carol Channing impression.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh.

The College Theatre Association will present The Lieutenant of Inishmore reader's theatre style under the direction of Nicholas Dubay. Reader's theatre is minimal theater in support of literature and reading so that the text becomes the most important concept. Students use their voices, facial expressions and hand gestures to interpret characters in scripts and stories.

The Lieutenant is set on one of the Aran Islands in 1993 and considers the life of a notorious political terrorist named Mad Padraic. The play contains strong language - parental guidance is strongly encouraged. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 4:30 p.m. in the Room 112, Myers Fine Arts Building. Lecture by Dr. Sara Doncaster.

The Music Department and Women's Studies Program present Dr. Sara Doncaster who will speak on her recent music and creative process.

Doncaster, a composer, will discuss the genesis of Supernatural Songs, a work for 14 musicians and four singers based on the poetry of William Butler Yates. The presentation will include recordings of many of her compositions. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22 at 8p.m. in the Studio Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. A Student Night of One Acts.

The College Theatre Association presents a student night of one acts -- all performances are student written, directed and produced. Five one-act plays have been chosen for these two evenings. (College humor will apply - parental guidance is strongly encouraged.) Tickets are $2 at the door. This event is sponsored by the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council.

Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 9 - 12 at 8 p.m. in the Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building. The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh.

The Theatre Department presents The Cripple of Inishmaan directed by John Shout, professor of theatre and English. The play is set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934. The story is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling.

Advance tickets may be purchased starting Oct. 15 at the Angell College Center Information Desk until 10 p.m. each night. Tickets will also be available on the night of the shows at the Hartman Theatre Box Office. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $8 for alumni, faculty, staff, non-SUNY Plattsburgh students and seniors; and $2 for SUNY Plattsburgh students. (Play contains strong language - parental guidance is strongly encouraged.)

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