Batavia Fine Arts Centre announces its coming lineup
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The Batavia Fine Arts Centre will welcome Project Trio at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. This high-energy chamber music ensemble is comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, N.Y.
The trio blends their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles.
Tickets are $10 online, $12 at the box office or phone, free for kids ages 5 and younger.
The renowned Osmond Brothers will thrill the audience with their close harmonies and diverse musical styling at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. The Osmonds Brothers, featuring Jimmy, Merrill and Jay, perform all styles of music, from barbershop, pop, rock, and country. Tickets are $52.50-$69.50.
Batavia High School will present "Shrek: The Musical" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, to Saturday, Nov. 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Doors to the fine arts center open a half-hour earlier. Tickets are $10-$14 online; $11-$15 at the box office or by phone.
Join Shrek and his friends for an "ogre-ific" breakfast adventure at the center at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, for a "Shrekfast." Journey to either Shrek's Swamp or Lord Farquaad's Castle in Duloc to enjoy the finest delicacies, such as Shrek's Swamp Juice, Donkey's Delicious Parfaits, and freshly-baked muffins from the Muffin Man (who lives on Drury Lane)!
Fiona has chosen some of her breakfast favorites and Dragon is making sure they stay hot — scrambled eggs, French toast, sausage, and bacon.
Guests at the Swamp and the Castle will be treated to a preview of musical performances from the show, visits (and autographs) with Fairytale Creatures, crafts, and gingerbread cookies. Souvenirs and souvenir photos — taken with Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona on the Main Stage set — will be available for purchase beginning at 9 a.m.
The Shrekfast buffet will be served starting at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 per person for ages 12 and older and $18 per person for children ages 11 and younger. If you wish to be seated with a group, indicate that at the time the reservation is made as all seating will be pre-assigned.
State Street Dance presents its 10th anniversary production of "The Nutcracker" at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The performance will include professional guest artists from around the world, special effects, full scenery and colorful costumes.
For $50, get a behind-the-scenes tour and meet and greet after the Saturday matinee. Artistic director Linda Cunningham will be your host. Online tickets are $40-$25; $42-$27 at the box office or by phone.
The new year also will welcome the vocal arrangements of the all-female group A Capella Couture, whose contagious grooves and vocals are sure to delight at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Online tickets are $22.50-$32.50; $24.50-$34.50 via the box office or phone.
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will perform its "Tour of Italy" concert at the Batavia Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Journey through Italy as Brandon Ridenour, a former trumpeter with the Canadian Brass, performs "Agitata da due venti" from "La Griselda," and a world premiere of Fantasy Variations composed by the trumpeter himself. Strauss' "Aus Italien" will continue your journey through the beauty of Italy, leaving you with images of the vibrant culture and countryside. Online tickets are $25-$40; $27-$42 via the box office or phone.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, brings a heartwarming solo performance to the stage with the arrival of "Say Goodnight Gracie," a long-running hit Broadway play about the world's favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are $23.50-$35.50 via online; $25.50-$37.50 via the box office or phone.
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, the center welcomes the all-male string quartet Well Strung, featuring classical musicians who mesmerize the audience with a range of classical and contemporary compositions. Online tickets are $24.50-$33.50; $26.50-$35.50 via the box office or phone.
"Whose Live Anyway," 90 minutes of improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions, will be coming to Batavia at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014. Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis leave their audiences gasping with the witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is the key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage. Online tickets are $50-$73; $52-$75 via the box office or phone.
The season closes with an opportunity to step back in time and experience one of the world's greatest musical groups as 4 Lads from Liverpool replicate the distinct sounds, mannerisms, energy, and charm of the Beatles at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014. Online tickets are $22.50-$31.50; $24.50-$33.50 via the box office or phone.
The Batavia Fine Arts Centre is committed to bringing the arts to life in this community at affordable and accessible pricing. Theatre goers can choose to purchase tickets to individual shows or select from a variety of season ticket packages, which come in 3, 4 or 6 show increments and start as low as $57.
Season ticket holders receive additional benefits, including exclusive access to private receptions and a BFAC VIP Card. This card entitles holders to receive 15-percent off their total bill at 13 local restaurants and eateries. Card discounts are valid for the entire run of the season, July 1, 2013,-June 30, 2014.
For information or to purchase tickets, call (630) 937-8930 or visit www.BataviaFineArtsCentre.org.
The list of restaurants participating include: Aliano's Ristorante, O'Brien's Pub and Grill, Batavia Creamery, Open Range American Grill, East China Inn- Wilson Street location, Pal Joey's Batavia location, El Casanova Mexican Restaurant, The RendezVu Restaurant, North Island Sandwich Shoppe, The Rhino Room: Coffee, Wine, Tapas, Bulldog's Red Hots, Thai Village Cuisine and Bulldog's Pizza.
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