DSC arts announces performance series

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College of Utah’s Cultural Arts program has announced its 2010-11 Performance Series season, which includes over 45 instrumental, choral, theatre and dance programs held in the state-of-the-art Dolores Dore’ Eccles Fine Arts Center on the DSC campus.

For the third-straight season, Dixie State is offering a DSC Fine Arts Season Pass (excluding dance performances), giving patrons access all DSC theatre productions, instrumental and vocal concerts, for the 2010-11 season. The DSC Fine Arts Season Pass is available for $99 per patron, an $85 savings over the regular box office single-event ticket price.

In addition, a season Theatre-Only pass is available for $40 for adults (a $14 savings), $30 (a $24 savings) for seniors, and $20 for youth ages 5-17. Patrons may also purchase a season Music-Only pass for $85, a savings of $65 over the regular box office single-event ticket price.

DSC’s theatre department will stage four major productions this season, beginning with Noel Cloward’s British comedy “Blithe Spirit,” running Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 5-9, in the Black Box Theater, followed by the production of the “The Baker’s Wife,” based on the book by Joseph Stein with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, from Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 16-20, in the Mainstage Theater. The theatre program will also present Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in the Mainstage Theater March 3-5 and March 8-12, and will wrap up the year with the Cole Porter classic “Anything Goes” March 31-April 2 and April 5-9, in the Black Box Theater.

DSC will offer a number of vocal and instrumental concerts and recitals this season, featuring Dixie’s talented students and faculty. DSC’s Symphony Band and Symphony Orchestra will each perform four times this season, as will a number of instrumental ensembles, including DSC’s Jazz, Brass, Percussion and Piano Ensembles. In addition, the music concert season includes multiple string and woodwind chamber performances.

Patrons will also have the opportunity to enjoy DSC’s talented choral ensemble in four concert events in 2010-11, along with several faculty and student recitals throughout the season, while DSC’s dance department will present a pair of concert events to be held in December and April.

In addition to the concert events, DSC’s Sears Art Museum Gallery will host several art exhibits this upcoming season, highlighted by the 24th Annual Robert N. and Peggy Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale, recognized as one of the biggest art events in the state of Utah, from Feb. 18-through-March 27, 2011. The Museum Gallery’s season will also include four more exhibits showcasing the talents of the area and region’s best artists, including a special DSC historical exhibit “DSC Now and Then” currently on display, and the annual DSC Showcase April 11-through-May 5, 2011, featuring works created by Dixie students, faculty and alumni.

For tickets and further information, please call 435-652-7800 or visit the central campus ticket office at the DSC Avenna Center. Patrons may also purchase tickets prior to each evening’s performance at the Eccles Fine Arts Center Box Office or online at www.tickets.dixie.edu.

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