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The Ware Center

42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
717-871-2308 http://www.millersville.edu/muarts/about-us/ware-center/index.php

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October 2017
$20

Club 42 – Shayna Steele

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

International soul singer and Broadway stage veteran Shayna Steele has a voice that the London Jazz Review says “has enough voltage to light up the West End.” Shayna and her 4-piece rhythm section of a series of jazz, blues and old soul that will leave you wanting more.

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$15

Alash Throat Singer

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Named for the Alash River that runs through the northwestern region of Tuva in the heart of Central Asia, this amazing ensemble combines the ancient art of throat singing with newer musical ideas from the west.

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$15

Alash Throat Singer

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Named for the Alash River that runs through the northwestern region of Tuva in the heart of Central Asia, this amazing ensemble combines the ancient art of throat singing with newer musical ideas from the west.

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Oil & Water

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Two boys come of age during the contamination of Ecuador’s Amazon region by reckless oil drilling.

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$15

Xun Pan & Dana Weiderhold

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Most popular violin-piano repertoire through three centuries, includes Schubert – “Sonatina in D,” Beethoven – OP. 30 No. 3 in G, and Albeniz – “Asturias” for solo violin.

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Say Good Night Gracie

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Alan Safier stars in the Tony-nominated hit. Go back in time to spend a hilarious, heartwarming evening of stories, singing, and dancing in the company of America’s funniest centenarian.

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Purple Cries for Blue Skies

October 21 @ 3:00 pm
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Play using poetry and dance in an emotional portrayal of the stories of people all over the world affected by multidimensional battle of domestic violence.

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Purple Cries for Blue Skies

October 22 @ 3:00 pm
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Play using poetry and dance in an emotional portrayal of the stories of people all over the world affected by multidimensional battle of domestic violence.

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Tunes at Noon

October 23 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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Feed your ears and your belly with this brown bag lunch concert series in honor of the Governor’s Arts Awards. Bring your lunch and munch in the Lyet Lobby of the Ware Center while listening to local artists representing different music genres. (Artists TBD.) Free, lunch not provided.

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Tunes at Noon

October 24 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2017 at 11:45am

Feed your ears and your belly with this brown bag lunch concert series in honor of the Governor’s Arts Awards. Bring your lunch and munch in the Lyet Lobby of the Ware Center while listening to local artists representing different music genres. (Artists TBD.) Free, lunch not provided.

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Tunes at Noon

October 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2017 at 11:45am

One event on October 26, 2017 at 11:45am

Feed your ears and your belly with this brown bag lunch concert series in honor of the Governor’s Arts Awards. Bring your lunch and munch in the Lyet Lobby of the Ware Center while listening to local artists representing different music genres. (Artists TBD.) Free, lunch not provided.

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Pennsylvania Ballet – En Avant

October 25 @ 7:00 pm

Pennsylvania Ballet II are considered Pennsylvania Ballet’s “Community Ambassadors”. They are a pre-professional company that travels throughout the area presenting programs both in theaters and schools. The program you see tonight is a representation of the versatility of this company. They not only perform the classics with a new exciting passion, but they also attack the contemporary pieces with an energy and enthusiasm that represents Artistic Director, Angel Corella’s vision of the Pennsylvania Ballet.

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Tunes at Noon

October 26 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 24, 2017 at 11:45am

One event on October 25, 2017 at 11:45am

One event on October 26, 2017 at 11:45am

Feed your ears and your belly with this brown bag lunch concert series in honor of the Governor’s Arts Awards. Bring your lunch and munch in the Lyet Lobby of the Ware Center while listening to local artists representing different music genres. (Artists TBD.) Free, lunch not provided.

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Mexico Beyond Mariachi

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Entertaining, exciting and educational, this experience is a journey that ignites the imagination and opens the senses. Expand your perception of Mexican culture through enchanting pre-colonial instruments and vibrant interpretations of music and dance that reveal the true essence and story of Mexico.

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November 2017

Musical Tales for Modern Minds

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Musical Storybooks that introduce musical concepts to kids through global stories and songs.

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$10

Yu and Shih: Two Piano Recital

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Listen to master pianists while contributing to a worthy cause. Veteran winners of the amateur division of the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition, Christopher Shih and Thomas Yu will present the works of Mozart, Brahms, Dukas and Milhaud all proceeds from this concert will benefit Music For Everyone.

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$20

The David Myles Road Show

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Canadian singer-songwriter Myles makes a living traversing musical time periods and genres, crisscrossing from folk, roots, jazz, and country, while swinging between the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s to the present. His tour marks the debut of his tenth original album, “Real Love,” which celebrates the sound of the 50’s infused with a personal style that has captivated fans across North America and around the world.

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Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From the rough-edged courts of New York City and recruited by Coach Pat Summitt for the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols, Chamique Holdsclaw was hailed as the “female Michael Jordan,” impressing crowds with her artistry, athleticism and drive.

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$15

Nobuntu

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fusing music rooted in tradition, Afro Jazz, Gospel and crossover with pure voices, traditional instruments, minimalist percussion, and dance, the five-part a cappella vocal group Nobuntu transports audiences to their native Zimbabwe.

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$15

Aunt Lily’s Flower Book

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Emmy winning musician Mark Izu accompanies his wife and “America’s foremost Asian storyteller” Brenda Wong Aoki to share touching and persona; family histories with universal and contemporary appeal. The Two acclaimed artists weave memories recorded in a recently discovered family diary with further flourish, story and song, tracking over 100 years of history in the American West. joined by koto master Shoko Hikage, the performance offers a poignant glimpse of our shared history and demands it not be repeated.

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King Street Big Band: Happy 100th Birthday, Ella! Featuring Amy Banks

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lancaster’s own Big Band returns to the Steinman stage with local favorite Amy Banks to present a tribute to the legendary singer, Ella Fitzgerald, and music from the Great American Songbook.

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Peter Pan

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

All children, except one, grow up…. Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive take…

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$10

Lightwire Theatre ” A Very Electric Christmas”

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“America’s Got Talent” semi-finalists, Lightwire Theater captivate people of all ages with dazzling, glow-in-the-dark visuals and a unique menagerie of characters that magically appear out of the darkness. combining the arts of puppetry, theater and dance with the music of timeless holiday hits, this magical tale of family, friendship and hope creates a truly one-of-a-kind, inspired and exhilarating holiday experience that will be a treasured memory for years to come.

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December 2017

Portals: The Gail Gray Project

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We the People Present the Gail Gray Project

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$15

Robin Spielberg’s Spirit of the Holidays

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

With an impressive tour schedule and 17 recordings, Steinway Artist Spielberg has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world. This evening will include gorgeous arrangements for the season, form traditional Christmas carols to winter favorites, as well as tales from the bench that uplift and inspire.

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$20

Irish Christmas in America

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Now in its 13th year, the perennial favorite is back, with a family-friendly performance featuring evocatively-snug Irish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing, while reminiscent photographic images provide backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions.

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Irish Christmas in America

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Now in its 13th year, the perennial favorite is back, with a family-friendly performance featuring evocatively-snug Irish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing, while reminiscent photographic images provide backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions.

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$20

Holiday Jazz with the Champian Fulton Quartet

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Oklahoma native Fulton has become a world class jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim. With seven previous albums under her belt while still in her twenties, she will be debuting her brand new holiday release.

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January 2018

The Gospel of Lancaster

January 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The We the People First Friday Initiative presents The Gospel of Lancaster, a celebration of spiritual music rooted in many churches across Lancaster County. For those who want to worship and praise in a non-traditional way, treat yourself to this event at the Ware Center.

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Julie Keough – “Crossover”

January 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Julie Keough an friends present “Crossover,” a unique story about the influence of popular music styles and Broadway musicals on each other through the decades. From the early days of “trunk musicals” by greats such as Cole Porter and George Gershwin, “Crossover” explores Broadway’s Golden Era, and progresses to the favorite shows and styles of today including Country & Western, Rhythm & Blues, and modern Broadway shows.

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$20

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

January 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The hysterical “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” is the only unscripted theatrical awards shows. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes fore its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it int a full-blown musical-complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.

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$7

Little Stones

January 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From a graffiti artist speaking out against domestic violence in the favelas of Brazil to a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, “Little Stones” profiles four women artists/social activist, each of whom is contributing a stone to the mosaic of the woman’s movement through her art. Filmed in Senegal, Kenya, Brazil, Germany, India, and the USA.

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February 2018

SOJO: A 75-Years Young Appalachian Trial Thru-Hiker’s Travelogue

February 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local lawyer and adventurist Soren West recounts how he lived his childhood dream, hiking the Appalachian trail, at 74! Hiking 2,189.1 miles from Maine to Georgia is a feat for anyone; listen as West shares his hiker travelogues to learn how he did it!

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$15

The New Golden Age of Latin Music

February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The New Golden Age of Latin Music is comprised of two groups: the infectious indie mambo band Orkesta Mendoza, mixing a multitude of Latin styles like Cumbia, Merengue and Ranchera through a psychedelic mambo and post-punk prism to create a truly one-of-a-kind sound, and alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras, recreating traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style. With rousing, socially conscious messages in English and Spanglish, these groups tell stories of a community that is looking for…

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Milton Suggs

February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month with an artist dubbed “Chicago’s next rising star.” Jazz vocalist and composer Suggs’ vocals and approach to music are a reflection of the many great voices in Black music and culture from the past century and beyond. Enjoy his lush baritone on original compositions, vocalese tunes and time-honored standards.

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Velvet Caravan

February 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Eclectic gypsy jazz for the 21st Century, the Savannah, GA quintet returns this season to serve up dazzling original tunes along with traditional swinging favorites that would make Reinhardt and Grappelli proud.

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March 2018

Alonely

March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A one-woman performance piece that explores ideas of isolation, frustration, identity, focus, a sense of belonging, and creation in a world filled with distractions. Poetry. Pings. Coffee. Humor. Be prepared to create something beautiful.

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$10

Shhh! We have a Plan

March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Returning from Northern Ireland, Cahoots presents a nonverbal tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry. Follow the delightful and surprising journey of a family adventuring through the woods, and their obsession with capturing a beautiful bird they’ve encountered perched high in a tree.

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$18

The Man in the Arena

March 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt is energetically brought back to life by award-winning actor Derek Evans. The face of America for three decades, Roosevelt was powerful, opinionated, intensely loyal, and devoted to the ideal of a just, honorable, and muscular America. He stood for high ideals, and never preached anything he didn’t practice. A show that offers lessons in patriotism, self-reliance, family values, and the conservation of our great natural resources and everything you ever wanted to know about man once called…

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$20

The Seamus Egan Project

March 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Day at the Ware has never been more authentic! Bandleader of Philadelphia-based Solas, the preeminent Irish-American band of their generation, Egan brings friends and musical guests to share the stage in his latest creative endeavor, fusing hits from the iconic band with new tunes that continue to explore “the farther reaches of the Irish tradition and beyond.”

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$7

Big Sonia

March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For years Sonia Warshawski (90) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. But when Sonia is served an eviction notice for her iconic tailor shop (in a dead mall), she’s confronted with an agonizing decision: either open up a new shop, or retire. For a woman who admits she stays busy “to…

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$15

Pasted Together

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In “Pasted Together,” NetCo’s founder Jennifer Berlet explores a multitude of themes varying from literary references of Sylvia Path’s “The Bell Jar”, to a physically challenging piece depicting the adventures of Amelia Earhart, a whimsical look at the mythical beautiful world of Mermaids, and concludes with a look into the bedtime routines of children with their toys.

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Mary Stallings

March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A legendary staple in the fabric of jazz, San Francisco singer and HighNote recording artist Mary Stallings’ bio reads like a Who’s Who of jazz greats and prestigious festivals. For nearly half a century, listeners have enjoyed the silky, long-tone stylings of a woman of whom the New York Times says, “…perhaps the best jazz singer singing today…”

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Mary Stallings

March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A legendary staple in the fabric of jazz, San Francisco singer and HighNote recording artist Mary Stallings’ bio reads like a Who’s Who of jazz greats and prestigious festivals. For nearly half a century, listeners have enjoyed the silky, long-tone stylings of a woman of whom the New York Times says, “…perhaps the best jazz singer singing today…”

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Chamber Music Concert

March 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A delightful evening of elegant chamber music selections for string instruments and pianoforte.

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April 2018

Underwater World of Riverland Streams

April 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This presentation will explore the amazing world of our nation’s freshwater rivers and streams from beneath the surface, giving audiences the opportunity to witness incredible ecological feats such as thousand-mile fish migrations, predator-prey interactions, or the vibrant-colors of mating displays, and granting us new perspectives and reasons to care about the importance of clean water. The ways in which rivers, and the creatures that live in them, are woven into our cultural and natural heritage become apparent.

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Van Cliburn 2017 Silver Medalist Kenny Broberg

April 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Be among the first to hear a performance by Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist Kenny Broberg. In its 55-year history, the quadrennial Cliburn Competition has identified and ushered a host of exceptional artists to international prominence, including Barry Douglas, Olga Kern, Radu Lupu, Vadym Kholodenko, and Beatrice Rana.

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$20

Camille Thurman

April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An appropriate wrap up of our Jazz in the Sky series, celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with saxophone player, singer and composer Camille Thurman, known for amazing her audiences throughout the world with her impeccable sound, remarkable vocal virtuosity and captivating artistry. Many have praised her vocal abilities to the likeness of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter, while her rich and warm sound on the tenor saxophone has alluded others to compare her to tenor greats Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon.

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