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Fine and Performing Arts Events

Below you will find UCC's theatre, music and fine arts events. Please join us for these exceptional performances. We look forward to entertaining you!

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Art Gallery Exhibits

The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College presents several exhibits each academic year that feature regional, national, and international artists working in all genres and media. It also exhibits works of UCC Art faculty and students. The Art Gallery sponsors artist's talks and workshops throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook: Art at Umpqua Community College.

Info Line: 541-440-4692


Ceramic Student Art
May - June 2015

UCC Student Art Showcase

Art Gallery at UCC

Display of student works for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Student Art Showcase is an annual, juried art show. The selections are not revealed to the public until the opening of the exhibit. Nearly 200 students submitted over 400 works of art, from which the jurors made their selections.

Mediums include ceramics, drawing, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

There are three Jurors' Choice awards, which will be presented during the Awards Reception on May 14th.

The jurors for this year's show are Gary Gukeisen, a Graphic Designer and artist, and Laurie Morris, a sculptor/ceramicist.


Musical Performances

UCC Music students and faculty perform in a variety of groups throughout the year that dazzle and entertain. 

Info Line: 541-440-4691

 


 

An Evening of Jazz 2015
7:30pm, May 27, 2015

An Evening of Jazz

Centerstage Theatre
Whipple Fine Arts Center
UCC Campus

The Big Horn Jazz Band, under the direction of John Gronberg, will perform this year-end concert featuring local musicians and UCC faculty. A reception will be held during intermission.

ADMISSION IS AT THE DOOR
Ticketing Price: $7/individual | $15/family

For more information, contact 541-440-4691


The Umpqua Singers present Prometheus
7:30pm, June 5, 2015

Umpqua Singers

Centerstage Theatre
Whipple Fine Arts Center
UCC Campus

The Umpqua Singers will present their final performance for the 2014-2015 season on June 5 in Centerstage Theatre at 7:30pm. The performance will feature the world premiere of a new one-act rock musical, Prometheus – An Epic A Cappella Operetta! This fully-staged comedy is a parody of the mythical story of Prometheus, featuring all modern high-energy a cappella singing. Prometheus will not only be the first a cappella musical ever presented in Douglas County, but the first all-student musical production presented at Umpqua Community College in over two decades. The Umpqua Singers will also be touring the production to local high schools from May 18-June 12.

The second half of the Umpqua Singers performance will feature selections from their recent tour of Ireland, as well as jazz and popular songs.

ADMISSION IS AT THE DOOR
Ticketing Price: $7/individual | $15/family

For more information, contact 541-440-4691

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Theatre Performances

The UCC Theatre Arts program produces high-quality student performances and encourages up-and-coming high school talent.

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Stay tuned for new upcoming productions!

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Oregon Musical Theatre Festival

The 2014 Season performances have ended. We will post the 2015 Season performance line up as soon as it becomes available.

Info Line: 541-440-4691


 

2015 OMTF Kiss Me Kate

7:30 p.m. July 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Aug. 1
2:00 p.m. July 26, Aug. 2

KISS ME, KATE

Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Directed by Troy Pennington

UCC Campus, Jacoby Auditorium

When you combine Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” with the legendary Cole Porter’s music and lyrics, we get KISS ME, KATE — a raucous musical comedy that has been considered one of Broadway’s dearest treasures. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, this musical follows director and actor Fred Graham who is days away from opening his new musical based on William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew". Fred has cast his difficult to work with ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, and himself as the warring stars Katherine and Petruchio in order to capitalize on the chemistry they once had to bring his career back to its former glory. As you can probably guess, things don't go very well. Throw in a couple of complicated love triangles, massive egos, and two of the savviest gangsters you'll ever see on stage, this play-within-a-play is a farcical delight. Musical numbers include Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Op’nin’, Another Show. KISS ME, KATE is fun, melodious, sophisticated, and pure entertainment from lights up to the final curtain.

Kiss Me Kate is produced by special arrangements with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., New York, NY.

Ticket Pricing: $15 adults | $10 students and children under 18

 


Schoolhouse Rock Live!

7:30 p.m. July 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, Aug. 2
2:00 p.m. July 25, Aug. 1

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!

Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, and George Keating

Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, and Tom Yohe

Directed by Christina Allaback

UCC Campus, Centerstage Theatre

A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970's Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it’s lighting up stages everywhere! Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just A Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly,” "Interplanet Janet," and “Conjunction Junction.” Schoolhouse Rock Live! brings its infectious zest to a cross-generational audience: entrancing those who will be hearing it for the first time while taking the rest on a nostalgic walk down memory lane.

Schoolhouse Rock Live Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019; Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

Ticket Pricing: $15 adults | $10 students and children under 18

 


OMTF Choir Girls
8 p.m. July 24-26; July 30-Aug. 3

CHOIR GIRLS: ON THE ROAD

Music and Lyrics by Dr. Jason Heald

Directed by Troy Pennington

UCC Campus, Swanson Amphitheater

Your favorite Choir Girls are back and this time they are taking their act on the road! Join Natalie, Susan, Michelle, and Rebecca as they arrive in Eastern Oregon, where they've been invited to perform their...unique renditions of some old school favorite songs. Did we mention they'll be performing at a funeral? Staying the night in a weird hotel being managed by an even weirder front desk agent, the girls rehearse in their room and naturally wander off track by discussing everything from death to...flatulence. This is one trip you'll be glad you took!

Ticket Pricing: Free for all ages!

Chairs provided.

 


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National Theatre Live

UCC is proud to present quality theatrical productions that stream to the Centerstage Theatre from The National Theatre in the United Kingdom.

Info Line: 541-440-4694


ntlive man plus superman
Thu, May 28, 2015 3pm
Sat, May 30, 2015 3pm

Man and Superman

by National Theatre Live

UCC Campus, Whipple Fine Arts Center, Centerstage Theatre

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Ticketing Price: $12 adult | $10 Staff and Seniors | $8 Students and under 18

For the best seating, get your tickets now!

 

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