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2016-17 Fine Arts Calendar

Nov 4 How to Talk Minnesotan 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Nov 5 How to Talk Minnesotan 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Nov 6 How to Talk Minnesotan 2 pm Waage Theatre

Nov 11 How to Talk Minnesotan 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Nov 12 How to Talk Minnesotan 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Nov 13 How to Talk Minnesotan 2:00 pm Waage Theatre

Nov 17 Jazz Band Concert 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Nov 20 Winter Choir Concert 3:00 pm Legacy Hall

Dec 9 Mannheim Concert 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Dec 10 Mannheim Concert 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Feb 24 Jazz Band Dinner and Dance 6 pm VFW

Mar 3 Steel Magnolias 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Mar 4 Steel Magnolias7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Mar 5 Steel Magnolias 2 pm Waage Theatre

Mar 9 Steel Magnolias 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Mar 10 Steel Magnolias 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Mar 11 Steel Magnolias 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Apr 12-13 Music Scholarship Auditions 2-4 pm W635

Apr 18 Jazz Band Concert 7:30 pm Waage Theatre

Apr 20 Empty Bowls Project 11-1 pm Legacy Hall

Apr 20 Concert Choir and Voice Ensemble Concert 6 pm Legacy Hall

Apr 23 Chamber Chorale Concert 2 pm Legacy Hall

Apr 28 Concert Band Concert 7:30 pm Waage Theatre



 

Jazz Band Dinner and Dance

Get in the swing at M State's Jazz Band Dance

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. - Jazz lovers can enjoy some of the area's best at Minnesota State Community and Technical College's Jazz Band Dance at the VFW in Fergus Falls on Friday, Feb. 24.

Come to dine and dance, come to dance or just come to enjoy the music. The social and dinner hour starts at 6 p.m., followed by the dance from 7 to 10 p.m. with music provided by the M State Jazz Band and the M State Jazz Combo (the Color Crayons), under the direction of Dan Carlson.

The musical entertainment will feature a variety of styles including swing, ballad, waltz, polka and upbeat rock and roll, along with instrumental solos by Kris Lein, Jenn Kaminski Horak, Jim Worner, Levi Soydara and Wally Worhal. Vocalists will be Christi Dickey and Jenn Kaminski Horak.

Dinner tickets are $20 and must be purchased by Friday, February 17. Dance-only tickets are $8 and are available in advance or at the door. The dinner menu includes a choice of roast beef or chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered carrots, salad, and milk or coffee.

Get your ticket by calling the M State box office at 218.736.1600 or visiting the Waage Theatre Box Office on the M State campus. Proceeds from the event help support the M State fine arts program.



 

"Steel Magnolias"

Amid the buzz of blow dryers and mist of hair spray, Minnesota State Community and Technical College's Fine Arts Department celebrates the bonds of female friendships with its spring production of Steel Magnolias.

The classic comedy-drama is set in Truvy's Beauty Shop in a small Louisiana town, where six Southern women - delicate as magnolias yet strong as steel - support each other through good times and tragedy. The witty dialogue and authentic characters emphasize the importance of female friendship and strength and encourage the audience to experience Truvy's favorite emotion: laughter through tears.

Performances at the Waage Theatre on the Fergus Falls campus are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11.

The cast includes Gigi Lindstrom of Cokato; Amanda Anderson of Buffalo Lake; Danelle Hubert of Fergus Falls; Megan Riedel of Clarissa; Naomi Beske of Fergus Falls; and Cassidy Anderson of Henning. The radio DJ voiceover is provided by Isaiah Moengen of Crosslake.

Steel Magnolias is directed by Sheri Johnson with technical direction by Stefanie Gerhardson.

Tickets are $9 in advance and $11 at the door for adults and $7 in advance and $8 at the door for students and are available at the M State box office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to each performance; by calling 218-736-1600; or online at mstatetickets.com.



 

Jazz Band Concert

Music lovers, come take a stroll through "The History of Jazz" as the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Music Department presents its annual spring jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Waage Theatre on the Fergus Falls campus.

Directed by guest conductor Scott Kummrow, the concert will feature the M State Jazz Band and Jazz Combo, along with special guest Russ Peterson, associate professor of music at Concordia College.

The concert will highlight music from the 1890s to today, including the ragtime and blues styles that influenced early jazz along with Dixieland, big band, bebop, jazz fusion, funk and more. Popular tunes will include "In the Mood," "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Georgia on My Mind" and "Dance to the Music."

Peterson, an accomplished classical and jazz saxophonist, bassoonist and composer, has performed with some of the most notable artists in the business such as Manhattan Transfer, Henry Mancini, Ray Charles, Frankie Valie and the 4 Seasons, Frankie Avalon and the Four Tops.

Tickets are $9 in advance and $11 at the door for adults, and $7 in advance and $8 at the door for students. Advance tickets are available in the M State Box Office, by calling 218.736.1600 or online at mstatetickets.com.



 

Empty Bowls Project

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Legacy Hall



 

Concert Choir & Voice Ensemble Concert

Don't miss out on the first-of-its-kind evening of entertainment at M State's Spring Extravaganza on Thursday, April 20, in Legacy Hall on our Fergus Falls campus.

The Extravaganza, sponsored by M State Student Government and the M State Music Department, includes dinner, performances by the Concert Choir and Voice Ensemble under the direction of Teresa Ashworth, and a dance with music by The Mourning After.

A pulled pork dinner and all the fixings will be served at 6 p.m., with the concert set to begin at 6:30 and the dance to follow. Come for dinner and the concert, or come for the whole night.

Admission is free for M State students and for M State staff and faculty, but you must visit the box office for your free ticket by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 17. For other community members and guests, tickets are $9 in advance and $11 at the door for adults, and $7 in advance and $8 at the door for students. Advance tickets are available in the M State Box Office, by calling 218.736.1600 or online at mstatetickets.com.



 

Chamber Chorale Concert

2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at Legacy Hall


 

Concert Band Concert

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Waage Theatre


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