(Feb. 21, 2014) -- The UTSA Department of Music Lyric Theatre and Orchestra will present the opening performance of the comic opera "The Mikado" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21 in the Buena Vista Theatre (1.326) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Additional performances will be 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28; and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 2.
"The Mikado" is one of the most famous and often-produced operas by the dynamic duo of comic opera, Gilbert and Sullivan. The team also created "H.M.S. Pinafore" and "The Pirates of Penzance," both of which performed in recent years by the UTSA Lyric Theatre.
"The Mikado," a love story set in exotic and faraway Japan, satirizes British politics and institutions without being overtly anti-British.
Cast members include UTSA voice students Jonathon Brehm, Adrien Johnson, Blaine Cowen, Kyle Lantry, Edward Tovar, Trey Hoadley, Adrian Soliz, Elise Miller, Sami Serrano and Myrna Peralez.
The ensemble is rounded out by students Randi Holst, Rachel Hicks, Brianna Garcia, Maeli Mesilemit, Meghan Henry, Christine Sidell, Maggie Sorrell, Erick Paredes and Christian Silliker.
The musical comedy is directed by William McCrary, UTSA associate professor of music, and choreographed by Michelle Pietri, UTSA music lecturer.
General admission tickets are $15. Tickets for students, military and seniors ages 55+ with ID are $10. Advance tickets for opening night are available by calling Cindy Solis at 210-458-5685 or visiting the UTSA Department of Music website.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
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Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
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