Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2016 - Page 30

Poundstone FRI Sept 2 7:00pm Tickets: $35/$48/$63 Box* 78 $ SAT Sept 3 7:00pm Tickets: $55/$85/$102 Box* 117 $ Get ready for a night of laugh-out-loud, good-time comedy by Emmy Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone. You'll probably remember her as the funny one on NPR's popular weekly news quiz show, "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me" where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy is heard by five million homes across the country and internationally. She has starred in comedy specials for HBO, Showtime and Bravo while garnering numerous awards, accolades and firsts for a female comedian. Her latest comedy CD, set to be released in June, was recorded live at Big Top Chautauqua in 2015. Michael Feinstein is the two-time Emmy, five-time Grammy nominated Ambassador for the Great American Songbook. He plays over 100 shows each year, including sold out performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, the White House and Buckingham Palace. He is the Director of the Jazz and Popular Song Series at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Artistic Director of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, home to an annual Great American Arts festival and a museum for his rare memorabilia and manuscripts. Expect an evening of popular music and jazz standards ranging from Gershwin to Sinatra. Sponsored by: •Ruth & Bruce Goetz• •Pat & Judy Sebranek• Sponsored by: •Don & Abby Funk in support of the KEEPERS of Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua• • The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Music has generously provided the Steinway piano for this event, with support of Pierce & Piszczek Fine Pianos, Duluth, MN FRI STEERAGE SONG musical arrangements by Dan Chouinard By Peter Rothstein and Dan Chouinard Paula Sept 9 7:00pm Tickets: $22 adult/$11 student Also plays Sept. 9 Box* 37 $ "Steerage Song" is a docu-musical, blending the songs of 20 countries of Old Europe and the rhythms of Tin Pan Alley into a moving, fully-staged, new musical. The Duluth Playhouse joins Big Top Chautauqua in a grand collaboration featuring members of the Blue Canvas Orchestra and special guests in a moving, musical theatre piece originally produced by Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis. Ellis Island was the gateway to America – a land of opportunity for some, a land of exclusion for others. Packed into the steerage of steamships, they left their homelands with few possessions but a wealth of hope, promise and music. Sponsored by: •Lake Superior Magazine• The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Music offers you the opportunity to continue your musical career as a music major, or your participation in ensembles as a non-major as well. We offer five different undergraduate degrees and four different graduate degrees in music as well as the minor in music and jazz studies. There is something for you here at UMD, and we’re here to help you find it. Undergraduate Music Degrees Graduate Music Degrees Bachelor of Music Jazz Studies Music Education Instrumental K- 12 Vocal K-12 Performance Instrumental Vocal Theory Composition Master of Music Music Education Music Performance Instrumental Vocal Collaborative Piano Conducting Bachelor of Arts in Music For more information visit the University of Minnesota Duluth is an equal opportunity educator and employer 30 WWW.BIGTOP.ORG (715)373-5552 ∆Dance Alert We never know when joyous dancing or standing may break out. We try to make it fun for everyone. If you are not a dancer and don’t want to be caught behind one, try choosing seats in the mid-center or back sections.