Color, culture and more : Young Auditorium opens its 20th season
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John Pinero will bring the life and times of Vince Lombardi to life Oct. 16-17 as part of Whitewater's Young Auditorium's 2012-'13 season. File photo.
WHITEWATER--Young Auditorium opens its 20th anniversary season with an exciting lineup of music, theater, dance and children’s theater.
Sweet Honey In The Rock is rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions. This all-women a capella group possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. They perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27.
Music is the soundtrack to our lives and The Eagles music has scored the memories of so many. Hotel California reproduces the sound of The Eagles studio recordings and brings the energy and magic of their music to life Oct. 6.
On. Oct. 14, the Turtle Island Quartet will be performing the innovative program Have You Ever Been? The two-time Grammy-winning quartet ventures to Electric Ladyland, tackling works by legendary guitarist, songwriter and performer Jimi Hendrix.
Are you ready for some football? In “Vince — The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi,” John Pinero will perform as the legendary Packer coach. Be inspired by this amazing story Oct. 16 and 17.
Cultural Affairs & Contemporary Issues present a performance of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” by the Aquila Theatre, Oct. 23. A SoundBites program is held just before the show at 6:30 p.m. Unrequited love is one of the most devastating ailments especially when you have one huge problem — your nose. Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, is one of the most famous romantic adventures in world literature. The next evening, Oct. 24, the Aquila Theatre will present Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” with a SoundBites at 6:30 p.m.
Get a complete schedule and find out more about the performers at www.uww.edu/youngauditorium.
If you go
-- What: Young Auditorium performances.
-- Where: Young Auditorium, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 903 W. Main St., Whitewater
-- Tickets: (262) 472-2222, www.uww.edu/youngauditorium.