More Spring Events At Cornish College of the ArtsFor arts calendars, updated listing of February through April events:
Winter New Works Festival
February 12 to 27
Alhadeff Studio at Cornish Playhouse
Cornish Theater’s annual Winter New Works Festival is a series of readings of new plays by members of the senior class in our Theater/Original Works program. The writers collaborate on the development of their scripts with professional directors and dramaturgs and casts of Cornish theater students. All performances free and open to the public.
BFA Dance Concert - Program One
February 20, 2 and 8 p.m.
Broadway Performance Hall
Featuring: Tala Baldwin, Laura Caputo, Dakota Crist, Scotty Flores, Thomas O’Neal, Alissa Pegram, Oralee Skeath, Tammy Wang
Guest choreographers: Corrie Befort, Pat Hon, Vivian Little, Marlo Martin, Jason Ohlberg, Penny Saunders, and Mara Vinson
BFA Dance Concert - Program Two
February 27, 2 and 8 p.m
Featuring: Allison Burke, Jasper Lane, Drew Lewis, Dara Palmer, Faith Savage, Lindy Lou Smith, Marcella Sweeney, Tira Sweet, and Abigail Zimmerman
Guest choreographers: Kyle Abraham, Alice Gosti, Michael Kidd, Michele Miller, Paula Peters, Rochelle Rapaszky, and Kate Wallich.
Cornish Presents: Greg Ruby and The Rhythm Runners
March 24, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy Street
Cornish graduate Greg Ruby and The Rhythm Runners deliver intoxicating Prohibition-era jazz, evoking the sounds of underground speakeasies, roadhouses and dance halls of the 1920s and 30s. This concert features compositions by Seattle jazz pioneer Frank D. Waldron. Tickets $5 to $15 and available online through Brown Paper Tickets.
by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Corey McDaniel
April 8, 12, 15 at 8:00 p.m., April 17 at 1:00 p.m.
Skinner Theater at Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Avenue
Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smart phones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Tickets $5 to $12 and available online through Brown Paper Tickets.
Cornish Presents: A Tribute to Janice Giteck
April 12, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy Street
Alumni, faculty, students and friends will gather to celebrate long and dedicated teaching career of Janice Giteck with a concert of her music performed by long-time friends and former students. With performances and presentations by long-time "Jancie-collaborators" Paul Taub, Roger Nelson, Matt Kocmieroski, Laura DeLuca, Walter Gray, and many more. Tickets $5 to $10 and available through Brown Paper Tickets.
Into The Woods Jr.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
Directed by Hugh Hastings
Music Direction by Katherine Strohmaier
April 9 and 13 at 8:00 p.m., April 16 at 2:00 p.m., and April 17 at 5:00 p.m.
Skinner Theatre at Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Avenue
Everyone's favorite storybook characters reflect on what happens after “happily ever after” in this modern classic performed in an intimate setting. Tickets $5 to $12 and available online through Brown Paper Tickets.
Singin’ In The Rain
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Presented with the Performance Production Department
Directed by Carol Roscoe
Choreography by Crystal Dawn Munkers
Music Direction by Chris DiStefano
April 12 to 15 at 8:00 p.m. and April 16 at 2:00 pm
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street
The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance in this a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' In The Rain the perfect entertainment. Tickets $5 to $17 and available in advance online through Brown Paper Tickets.
Cornish Dance Theater Spring 2016 Concert
April 22 at 8:00 p.m. and April 23 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street
Presented with support from the Bossak Heilbron Charitable Foundation
Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Wade Madsen, Deborah Wolf, Jason Ohlberg, and guests. Tickets $7 to $12 and available online through Brown Paper Tickets.
The Winter’s Tale
by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Farrage
April 22 and April 23 at 2:00 p.m., April 24 at 7:00 p.m.,
April 29 at 2:00 p.m., April 30 at 8:00 p.m., and May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Alhadeff Studio at The Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer Street
This continent-spanning tale of jealousy, betrayal and redemption features some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters. All performances are free and advance reservations will be available online through Brown Paper Tickets.
April 21 to May 1
Alhadeff Studio at the Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer Street
Cornish Theater/Original Works is a unique program that facilitates the development of such performers as Jinkx Monsoon, Lady Rizzo, and Opal Peachey, all Cornish graduates. Enjoy the creativity of the Original Works juniors with its annual O!Fest. The Clown Show, directed by David Taft, and 10 Minute Play Festival, curated by Kathleen Collins and Elizabeth Heffron, runs in repertory with The Winter’s Tale at the Alhadeff Studio in Seattle Center. Come to one, or come to all three, they’re free. For complete list of times and dates, see www.cornish.edu/calendar.
The Silver Fox
A one-act chamber opera by Libby Larson
April 25, 8 p.m.
PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 E. Roy Street
The Cornish Modern Opera Project presents The Silver Fox, a mystical, mythical one-act opera by American composer Libby Larsen, based on a Cajun legend and set in the Louisiana Bayou. Come explore the borderline world between reality and fantasy, and celebrate the renewal of the human spirit as five characters encounter the mercurial Titine, who travels between both realms and who transforms all who fall under her spell. This exciting, interactive production will feature a cast of six Cornish Classical Voice majors, supported by an instrumental chamber ensemble led by Cornish alumnus Greg Smith, and directed by Cornish faculty member Michael Delos. The evening will begin with a "curtain-raiser" called Animagus, featuring songs by American composers Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, and Jake Hegge. Tickets are “pay-what-you-can” and available through Brown Paper Tickets.
BFA Expo 16
Public Opening, April 29, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Multiple locations on Cornish College of the Arts' South Lake Union campus
Cornish’s largest student art exhibition of the year features the work of all Art and Design seniors. Look for previews at www.cornish.edu by mid-April. Free event.