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June 22, 2012

THE VAMPIRE! aboard Centennial Showboat Wows 'em

THE VAMPIRE! J.R. Planche's haunting thriller interspersed with musical olios straight from the golden days of vaudeville opened aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat to cheers of enthusiastic audiences this week.

The dynamic duo of directors, Peter Moore staging the melodrama and Vern Sutton directing the tuneful interludes of song and dance spiced with fun gimmicks and surprises, leads the talented cast of ten Showboat Players, who strut their stuff as actors, singers and dancers. The entire company of performers and crew --all University of Minnesota theatre students -- are presently preparing for theatrical careers through the BFA and BA actor training programs.

Playing through August 25, The VAMPIRE! and musical olios are performed at 8pm
Tuesday-Saturday; with 2:30 pm matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
For ticket information visit showboat.umn.edu or call 651-227-1100.

June 1, 2012

Ananya Chatterjea & Carl Flink named 2012 McKnight Fellows

The University of Minnesota's Theatre Arts and Dance Department learned today that
Professor Ananya Chatterjea, Director of Dance, and Associate Professor Carl Flink
Chair of Theatre Arts and Dance, have both been recognized as 2012 McKnight Choreography Fellows. These artists will be presenting works in the coming weeks, under the auspices of Northrup.

For details, see this website