Every morning I get to work and open up my planner to see what the day holds. Today I was shocked by the realization that we are already in the 2nd month of 2017. Time sure does fly when your days are full of things you enjoy! The Ware Center has another great line-up of events with which to fill your February Calendar. Get your planners out and start marking the dates!
Danny Weinkauf and His Red Pants Band
DANNY WEINKAUF and HIS RED PANTS BAND have won multiple awards for kids’ music that captures a wide range of styles and topics making it fun for the whole family! Accolades for the albums No School Today and Red Pants Band include an International Songwriting Competition win, 2016 Family Choice Award, a 2014 NAPPA, Parents’ Choice honor, and CoolMomPicks Pick of the Year Awards in 2014 & 2016. Danny is best known as bassist for the multi-Grammy winning/platinum selling band THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS.
The band is comprised of Tina Kenny Jones on bass and vocals and Steve Plesnarski on drums and vocals. Red Pants Band shows feature radio favorites like “My Magic Helicopter”, “Champion of the Spelling Bee”, and “The Moon is made of Cheese” as well as hits from Danny’s work with TMBG such as “I am a Paleontologist”, “Elephants,” and many others!
This performance is sensory friendly. A quiet room with activities will be available throughout the event.
Hilleman – On Screen/In Person
A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children | DIRECTOR DONALD RAYNE MITCHELL | On Screen/In Person Series | Hilleman tells the inspiring story of Dr. Maurice Hilleman, a man with a singular, unwavering focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth on the plains of Montana, he came to prevent pandemic flu, develop the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and invent the first-ever vaccine against human cancer. Now through exclusive interviews with Dr. Hilleman and his peers, rare archival footage, and 3-D animation, this film puts a human face to vaccine science, revealing the character that drove this bold, complex, and heroic man.
Everybody’s Hero – Jackie Robinson Story
In the fall 1947, President Truman addressed the nation for the first time on TV, Chuck Yeager flew faster than any man ever had, and Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball. This play, with music by Mad River Theater Works, shows the events that shaped Jackie Robinson’s character, his struggle to gain acceptance, and the tremendous obstacles he overcame on his way to changing the face of our nation and our national pastime.
Audience Perspectives: A free 20 minute Audience Perspective talk by Dr. Rita Smith Wade-El will begin 45 minutes before the performance to provide insight & perspective related to the performance. Seating is limited to the capacity of the room and not guaranteed. Dr. Smith Wade-El is a Professor of Pscyhology at Millersville University as well as the Director of African American Studies.
This event will also feature Audio Description for our blind patrons and ASL Interpretation for our deaf patrons.
Club 42 – Velvet Caravan
An unorthodox, high-energy, acoustic based quintet that has emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah, Georgia’s burgeoning music scene. Club 42 offers the best in cabaret and popular music with intimate table seating, drinks, and small plate choices from Aussie and The Fox. Small plates are available for pre-order, designed to feed one person and range from $8-$10. Select Show+PLATE option after picking your seats at the table. If you already have tickets to the show please call 717-871-7600 to add a plate to your table. Join us on the 3rd floor of the Ware Center throughout the season for a relaxed night on the town with beautiful views!
Emeline Michel is the reigning Queen of Haitian Song: a captivating performer, versatile vocalist, and one of the premier Haitian songwriters of her generation. Michel has recorded and appeared on concert stages throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and North and South America for over 20 years. She combines traditional rhythms with social, political, and inspirational content.
Audience Perspectives: A free 20 minute Audience Perspective talk by a Eric Usner will begin 45 minutes before the performance. Eric Usner is a trained ethnomusicologist, and he joins the music department at Franklin and Marshall College as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music for the coming year after two years teaching courses in food studies, material culture, and American music in the Department of American Studies at F&M. Seating is limited and not guaranteed.
Club 42 – Randy Jeter
A Washington DC native, Randy brings a nostalgic “Broadway Style” to Club 42, celebrating the different styles of Broadway. From Sammy Davis Jr. “What Kind of Fool am I” to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s”Soliloquy” (Carousel,) through new hits from today’s Broadway. Enjoy “I Could Be That Guy” from Sister Act and duets like “Wheels of a Dream” (Ragtime,) and “Love Me/Don’t” (Smokey Joe’s Cafe). Stroll through history with Randy’s emotive yet powerful vocals. Club 42 offers intimate table seating in the Atrium, drinks, and small plates (extra) from Aussie and The Fox. Pre-order generous small plates for one from $8-$10. Select Show+PLATE option after picking your seats at the table. If you already have tickets to the show please call 717-871-7600 to add a plate to your table.
National Theatre Live: Amadeus
By: Peter Shaffer | Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.
Big Band, Blues & Beyond
Come savor the sounds of The MU Jazz Band with a program of jazz favorites, swingin’ saxophones, bluesy brass, and a rompin’ n stompin’ rhythm section featuring special guest artist, Mark Buselli. MU Student & Visiting Student (any age, any level) tickets are free with a valid ID at a ticket office location or at the door.
This performance will be held at the Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center
Romantic Interludes in Song
Come and warm your soul and body with passionate choral music from the 19th century. This concert features vocal music of the Romantic Period from around the globe, including Germany, Italy, France, and America. All the choral ensembles from MU’s Music Department will be represented: Chorale, University Choir, Cantilena Women’s Choir, and Marauder Men’s Glee Club. MU Student & Visiting Student (any age, any level) tickets are free with a valid ID at a ticket office location or at the door.
This performance will be held at the Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center
Allegretto Youth Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert
Allegretto Youth Chamber Orchestra is Lancaster’s own place to hear the very best high school instrumentalists in the region! We are very proud to give these fine students an opportunity to play the repertoire for chamber orchestra, an opportunity that is very seldom available to students of this age group. Program includes: Camille Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 2; Gordon Jacob, More Old Wine in New Bottles; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Overture to Don Giovanni; Benjamin Britten, Simple Symphony. Please be advised, all credit card charges will appear from Student Services, Inc; ticket provider for Millersville/Ware Center.
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