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AUGUST 2017

Florida School of the Arts announces 2017-18 season

Florida School of the Arts announces a variety of performing and visual arts events to enlighten and entertain with its 2017-18 season. Florida School of the Arts Dean, Alain Hentschel, said the season includes something for everyone - from a Cole Porter celebration, to a nightmarish exploration of the absurdity of modern bureaucracy in “The Trial.”

Also included this season are the annual dance performances, where the dance, costume and stage design programs join together to create a colorful and exciting evening of ballet, jazz and modern dance.

The visual arts calendar will be equally diverse with gallery shows exhibiting drawings, paintings and photographs by a variety of guest artists and students.

The season begins August 31 with an exhibition titled “Halftone Separations,” featuring prints by Gainesville artist Patrick Grigsby.

2017-18 Performing Arts Events:
September 28- October 1 - “The Trial,” a nightmarish exploration of the absurdity of modern bureaucracy by Steven Berkoff, adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka
October 26 - 29- The Musical Theatre Project: “Hot ‘n’ Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration!” A musical revue of timeless Cole Porter classics with a contemporary twist by Bruce W. Coyle, Cole Porter, David Armstrong, and Mark Waldrop
November 17 - 19- Dance Choreography Gala
December 3- Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert
December 7 - 8 - Final Scene Performances
February 22 - 25 - “Baby,” a musical comedy about three couples experiencing the anticipation and arrival of new life
March 29- April 1 - The Actors’ Project, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” an edgy, dark comedy by Christopher Durang
April 15- Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert
April 19- 22- An Evening of Dance
April 26 - 27- Final Scene Performances
June 14 - 17 - “Misalliance,” a mischievous comedy classic by the great Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw
June 20- Final Scene Performances

2017-18 Visual Arts Season:
August 31 - Gallery Opening- “Halftone Separations,” Patrick Grigsby, print making
October 19 - Gallery Opening- “The Indiscriminate Beauty of Riff Raff,” Mozart Dedeaux, digital photography
January 18 - Gallery Opening- “Guardians of the Gallery,” Student Exhibition
February 15 - Gallery Opening- “Tangential Ruminations,” Christina Foard, paintings
April 12- Gallery Opening- Graduate Exhibition
May 24 - Gallery Opening - Graduate Exhibition

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and during main stage performances.

Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of St. Johns River State College and awards the two-year associate degree. It is located on the SJR State Palatka campus. Admission is based on audition and portfolio review.

For more information about Florida School of the Arts call (386) 312-4300 or visit online at floarts.org

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Florida School of the Arts announces its 2017-18 season that includes something for everyone - from a nightmarish exploration of the absurdity of modern bureaucracy, to the dance performances in which the costume and stage design programs join together to create a colorful and exciting evening of ballet, jazz and modern dance.

 

 

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