Ten brave men board four wooden skiffs for a pioneering journey across the vast, uncharted American West. Except that sites they discover are well known to countless generations of native peoples. And the rivers they float are theatrical sets. And the men on the boats are not men.
Gregg Walker’s career has led him from the halls of Yale Law to Goldman Sachs, Viacom and Sony. His latest adventure takes him under the big top as CEO of Big Apple Circus in New York.
As business manager of Edison Theatre and the 560 Music Center, Bill Larson is responsible for a variety of duties, from booking shows to selling tickets to even mopping the stage. “I want to make the 560 and Edison a destination for everybody on campus,” he said.
Acclaimed baritone Eric Owens and renowned pianist Jeremy Denk will join forces Dec. 8 for a recital of Franz Schubert’s beloved “Die Winterreise” as part of Washington University’s Great Artists Series.
Nearly 40 dancers, selected by audition, will perform six original works by faculty and visiting choreographers as part of “Coalescence,” the 2019 Washington University Dance Theatre concert.
The Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences will present “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” Ntozake Shange’s beloved Broadway drama, in the A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre Nov. 21-24.
New York’s acclaimed Momenta String Quartet will perform a new work by Washington University’s own Christopher Stark, along with pieces by Roberto Sierra and György Ligeti, Nov. 17 in the 560 Music Center.
With her pink suits, chippy chihuahua and Greek chorus of sorority sisters, Elle Woods seems to have it all. But when her well-bred boyfriend, Warner Huntington III, leaves UCLA for Harvard Law, Elle’s dreams for the future come crashing down. So begins “Legally Blonde,” a musical adaptation of the 2001 film, which explores themes of personal identity, social expectations and what it means to be authentic.
In “Mrs. Kelley’s Igloo,” senior Sophie Tegenu explores themes of family, romantic love and the difficulties of saying “I do.” This weekend, the play will be one of three to receive world premier staged readings as part of the Performing Arts Department’s annual A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival.
This summer, Christopher Stark, assistant professor of music in Arts & Sciences, presented two world-premiere compositions at major venues for contemporary classical music.