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Friday, September 26, 2008

Beatles tribute kicks off the Irvin L. Young Auditorium season

A Beatles reunion, of sorts, will kick of the season when the Young Auditorium opens its doors for the 2008-'09 season Oct 4.

2008 season schedule:

Oct. 4 -- "Revolution: A Tribute to the Beatles" is a can't-miss tribute to the Fab Four, from their Ed Sullivan appearance to Yellow Submarine.

Oct. 8 -- The Parsons Dance Company combines sexy athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement in an amazing evening of modern dance.

Oct. 15 -- The Aquila Theatre Company performs Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors." The comedy is built around shipwrecked twins, mistaken identities, a twisted plot and clever dialogue.

Oct. 20 -- Chicago Chamber Musicians return with a string quintet performing famous pieces from Schubert, Mozart, and Brahms.

Oct. 23 -- Kate Clinton in Hilarity Clinton '08, a stand-up comedy act that tackles a variety of issues from stolen elections and wrong countries invaded to the presidential race and new administrations.

Nov. 1 -- The Kingston Trio bring their folk music to the stage with a mix of banjo and guitar on favorites "Greenback Dollar" and "Scotch and Soda."

Nov. 5 -- "Oliver," Broadway's classic family musical, lights up the stage with memorable songs like "Consider Yourself at Home," "Food, Glorious Food," and "Where is Love."

Nov. 9 -- Experience the magic of "Charlotte's Web," E.B. White's beloved children's tale of friendship, bravery and sacrifice at Young Auditorium.

Nov. 11 -- The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 50th anniversary and their final year under Maestro Andreas Delfs as he passes the baton to Edo de Waart, his successor.

Nov. 19 -- Sizzling hot Gypsy rhythms, fiery footwork and sensual choreography explode on stage with Compania Flamenco Jose Porcel. They are accompanied by a live, onstage ensemble.

Dec. 1 -- Author Christina Garcia is the featured speaker for the Letters and Sciences and Young Auditorium Community Reading Initiative. This is a free and non-ticketed event.

Dec. 3 -- "Leahy Celtic Christmas" is a fiddle-driven holiday event filled with seasonal and Celtic music, dance, and song.

Dec. 6 -- The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Music Department's Gala Holiday Concert is a feast of ensembles and small groups -- from gospel to jazz, with popular classical favorites mixed in.

Dec. 13 two shows -- "The Nutcracker," presented by The Dance Factory of Delavan, has become a holiday tradition and is a great way for the whole family to ring in the season.

Jan. 28 -- "Sleeping Beauty," performed by the esteemed Russian National Ballet brings this fairytale to life through the power of music and dance.

Jan. 31 -- Missoula Children's Theatre comes returns to Whitewater to cast 50 to 60 area youth in a one-week whirlwind production of "The Little Mermaid." Auditions are Monday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. Call (262) 472-1432 for more information.

Feb. 4 -- National Acrobats of China's 40 acrobats bring the mystery, enchantment, drama and magic of the Orient to our stage.

Feb. 11 -- Leapin' lizards! Broadway's "Annie" is coming to Whitewater, featuring the memorable songs, "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "N.Y.C." and "Tomorrow."

Feb. 19 -- Let Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience take you to Louisiana for the night with music that blends zydeco roots music, New Orleans funk-reggae flavored with Afro-Cuban world music. It will be hot!

Feb. 28 -- Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway" is a celebration of 100 years of Broadway songs, sung by many of the performers who starred in the roles on Broadway.

March 7 -- "The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute," starring Terry Lee Goffee, is filled with more than 34 Johnny Cash classics like "A Boy Named Sue, " "Sunday Morning Coming Down" and "Ring of Fire. "

March 12 -- Synergy Brass Quintet, "The Rock Stars of Classical music," earned the title with superb showmanship, explosive musicality, blazing precision and amazing technique

March 14 -- Lazer Vaudeville is a combination of high-tech special effects and old-fashioned vaudeville arts like juggling, comedy and acrobatics; clean, classy fun for the whole family.

March 17 -- Tony Award Winning "Hairspray" takes place in Baltimore in the '60s.

April 3 -- "The Wonder Bread Years, " starring John McGivern, is a tribute to baby boomers everywhere. In a hilarious mix of stand-up comedy and theater, McGivern will have you laughing and savoring the past like never before.

April 28 -- The Montana Repertory Theatre brings Harper Lee's classic, "To Kill A Mockingbird" to the stage for a new generation. This program is part of The Big Read initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

For ticket information, call (262) 472-2222. Visit online at


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