SUNY GENESEO LIMELIGHT & ACCENTS SERIES

FALL 2003

"Spectacular, Spectacular!"

The SUNY Geneseo Limelight and Accents Series will launch its 2003-04 program, titled "Spectacular, Spectacular!" with four fall performances, including music, dance and improvisational comedy. Highlights will include a theatrical sports spectacle, when the Harlem Wizards take on a team of SUNY Geneseo alumni, students, faculty and staff; and a show by Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the popular television comedy, "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Both these events will be held during the college’s Family Weekend, from Nov. 7-8.

Descriptions of each show follow below, including ticket prices. For more information or to reserve tickets for one or more shows, contact the Robert W. MacVittie College Union Ticket Office, by phone at (585) 245-5873 or 1-800-525-2070. Purchases of tickets for four or more performances receive a discount of 10 percent, and purchases of tickets for the full series receive a discount of 20 percent.

Tickets are also available in person at the MacVittie College Union Ticket Office, Room 102, which is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 12-4 p.m. (except during vacations and holidays). In addition, tickets may be purchased, depending on availability, on the evening of the event, from one hour before show time, at the ticket office in the lobby of the Wadsworth Auditorium.

• Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana, Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., Wadsworth Auditorium

Flamenco dancing is a multicultural art form said to be one of the richest expressions of Spanish folklore. Through its pureness in form, rhythm and intensity, Flamenco touches on universal themes of life – pride, sorrow, love and death. Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana is a performance that will appeal to and amaze audiences of all ages and cultures, with its combination of intricate footwork, ornate costuming and powerful music.

Tickets are $18 for the general public; $15 for SUNY Geneseo faculty, staff and alumni, and for senior citizens and children under 12; and $5 for SUNY Geneseo students.

• The Second City, Saturday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Wadsworth Auditorium

Six actors, a few chairs, and some of the most improvisational and irreverent comedy in the nation promise an evening of first-rate entertainment, as this outstanding group of comedians makes fun of politics, society and everyday modern life. The Second City has been the springboard for some of the world’s best known and funniest comics, including Bill Murray, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, John Candy and Mike Myers.

Tickets are $18 for the general public; $15 for SUNY Geneseo faculty, staff and alumni, and for senior citizens and children under 12; and $5 for SUNY Geneseo students.

• The Harlem Wizards, Friday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m., Schrader Gymnasium

Known and loved by fans of all ages for their exceptional sports skill, dynamic personalities and unique blend of comic talents, the Harlem Wizards basketball team will take on a team made up of Geneseo alumni, students, faculty and staff. Supporters and players on both sides will need a sense of humor, as the teams try to outplay and outwit their opponents in style.

Tickets are $7 for the general public; $6 for SUNY Geneseo faculty, staff and alumni, and for senior citizens and children under 12; and $5 for SUNY Geneseo students.

This event is scheduled as part of the college’s 2003 Family Weekend program, and is co-sponsored by Mac’s Place, another of the college’s arts and entertainment programs.

• Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood, Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Kuhl Gymnasium

Spontaneity and wit continue to abound in Family Weekend, as "Whose Line is it Anyway?" stars, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, take to the college’s Kuhl Gymnasium stage. Their oddball, improvisational humor and quirky antics are sure to keep the audience guessing at what these nationally know comics will come up with next.

Tickets are $22 for the general public; $20 for SUNY Geneseo faculty, staff and alumni, and for senior citizens and children under 12; and $15 for SUNY Geneseo students.

This event is scheduled as part of the college’s 2003 Family Weekend program.

Upcoming highlights for spring semester include Garth Fagan Dance on Sunday, Feb. 8, Break! The Urban Fun Spectacular on Friday, March 26 and, in an event spanning several days, mandala sand painting by Tibetan monks, from Sunday, April 18 through Wednesday, April 21.

The SUNY Geneseo Limelight and Accents Series is coordinated by the college’s Activities Commission, based in the Department of College Union and Activities. The goal of the series is to provide high-quality programming that incorporates a wide assortment of cultural and artistic themes that appeal to a diverse audience. Financial support for the series is provided in part by private individuals, and in part by co-sponsoring departments as detailed in the performance descriptions above.

For more information on the spring Limelight/Accents schedule, or on joining SUNY Geneseo Friends of Limelight, please contact the Activities Commission or College Union and Activities, by phone at 1-800-525-2070 or (585) 245-5855, or by e-mail at actcomm@geneseo.edu or cuact@geneseo.edu.

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