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GU’s Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center announces 2019-20 season

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:48 p.m.

The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center was made possible by Myrtle Woldson’s $55 million gift to Gonzaga University, the largest in Gonzaga’s history and second-largest gift from an individual to a college or university in Washington state history. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center was made possible by Myrtle Woldson’s $55 million gift to Gonzaga University, the largest in Gonzaga’s history and second-largest gift from an individual to a college or university in Washington state history. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga University, which opened in April, has announced its 2019-20 season of performances.

Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 21 through the box office, 211 E. Desmet Ave. and (509) 313-2787.

There will be a free season preview presentation at the center at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 28.

The 2019-20 season features the following performances:

Taylor 2 Dance Company – Sept. 13. The touring company, which was formed by dance legend Paul Taylor, pays tribute to Taylor, who passed away in 2018.

Carlene Carter – Sept. 26. The daughter of June Carter, Carlene Carter released “Carter Girl” in 2014 and “Sad Clowns and Hillbillies” with John Mellencamp in 2017.

Post Comedy Theatre – Oct. 10. Comedian Robert Post quick changes between six characters in a murder mystery spoof.

Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till – Oct. 17. Actor and playwright Mike Wiley performs a one-actor, multiple-character drama telling of the murder and trial in the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till.

California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio – Nov. 14. Two guitar trios combine sounds and styles in original compositions and arrangements of rock, world, jazz and classical music.

Turtle Island Quartet: Winter’s Eve – Dec. 14. Turtle Island’s holiday program of music from year-end celebrations worldwide.

The Night Before Christmas Carol – Dec. 19. David zum Brunnen plays Charles Dickens and 17 other characters from the Dickens classic in a production suitable for the entire family.

Dallas String Quartet Electric – Feb. 14. A fusion of classical and contemporary music for string quartet on traditional and electric instruments accompanied by drums and guitar.

Hiplet Ballerinas – Feb.18. Hiplet (hip’-lay) combines pointe technique from classical ballet with hip-hop and urban dance styles, choreographed to music from Tchaikovsky to tango and Black Violin to Beyoncé.

Lúnasa – March 5. An Irish music supergroup combining some of the top talents from Ireland’s greatest bands.

Arcis Saxophone Quartet – March 18. Munich-based Arcis blends world-class technique, stage presence and a diverse repertoire from baroque to modern.

Wonderheads: Grim And Fischer – April 2. The Grim Reaper meets his match in this hilarious and touching physical mask comedy.

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock-N-Roll – May 15. Composer and pianist Neil Berg and stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals and bands share the songs and stories behind music that changed the world.

Along with these performances, the center also will host concerts and performances from the GU theater program, choirs, orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band and dance ensembles through the season.

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