2008-09 Season

"Exceptions to Gravity” with Avner the Eccentric

September 15, 2008 at 8 pm
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

Avner Eisenberg has continued to thrill audiences around the world with his unique twist on physical comedy that challenges the intellect. Review upon review consistently warns that you will ‘laugh until it hurts.’ Compared to Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers, he has appeared in feature motion pictures, TV, Broadway, and major theatre venues and festivals around the globe. His current show, “Exceptions to Gravity” defies the barriers of language and culture and has been characterized as so engaging that one loses a sense of the passing of time during the show! As Joel Siegal of ABC-TV noted, “I laughed for two solid hours…the show only lasted an hour and a half.” Join us for a truly entertaining night with this world-renowned artist and performer!

25th Anniversary Tour starring Sally Struthers

November 13, 2008 at 8 pm
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

Nunsense, the hit musical comedy, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with this special National tour starring two-time Emmy Award winner, Sally Struthers.
This evening begins as the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 fellow sisters. Money must be raised immediately for burials! The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun named Sister Robert Anne, Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina, and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. This show has become an international phenomenon boasting more than 5000 productions worldwide in over 21 different languages.

Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra

January 28, 2009 at 8 pm
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

Founded in the mid 1800’s, The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra, together with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, represented the pillars of Irish classical music life at a time when Dublin, after London, was considered the most vibrant and distinctive city in the British Isles. Please join us in welcoming the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Colman Pearce as they undertake their inaugural tour of the United States of America.

Musica Viva, featuring Jue Yao, Chinese Virtuoso Violinist

March 29, 2009 at 3pm
Performance Hall in the Covington Center

“Yao created sparks with her immaculate fingering, excellent intonation and extraordinarily passionate interpretation of the piece……she gave a performance which was both technically impressive and intensively moving.” Times Tribune (Belmont, CA)

"The young and talented violinist, Jue Yao, produced much warmth in tone and richness in sound. Her charming appearance and pleasing stage presence won the hearts of the entire audience.” Cultural (Moscow Russia)  

Russian National Ballet "Swan Lake"

 April 8th at 8 pm
 Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.