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Wizard of Oz (1939)<h4> Summer Classics</h4>
 

While not initially a major financial success due to its large budget, The Wizard of Oz was a critical and cultural sensation when released in 1939 (losing the Best Picture Oscar to similarly-popular Gone with the Wind). Its multi-generational nostalgia solidified with its annual holiday telecasts, first on CBS and later NBC, where Dorothy (Judy Garland) became iconic and her journey well-known: a tornado hits her native Kansas and sends her and her little dog, too, to Oz. Once there, she befriends a brainless Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a heartless Tin Man (Jack Haley), and a spineless Lion (Bert Lahr). The four follow the yellow brick road to meet the eponymous Wizard while battling the Wicked Witch of the West (née Elphaba).

Co-presented with La Casa de Amistad and the South Bend Civic Theatre, which will be performing the stage version July 14-30.

Free for Notre Dame students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 7/5/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Rear Window (1954)<h4>Summer Classics</h4>
 

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, a commentary on vicariousness and self-reflexively filmgoing, returns to the Browning Cinema. Laid up with a broken leg, professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies (James Stewart) combats the cabin fever swelling about his midcentury New York apartment with some binoculars and voyeurism. Looking out his rear window to a shared courtyard, he becomes enthralled with the lives he follows, bringing in his girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly) into the peeping. When they suspect a potential murder (it is, after all, a Hitchcock movie) and the couple decides to crack the case, the once-giant gulf between the apartment and the courtyard quickly collapses as tension builds.

Free for Notre Dame Students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema. Co-presented by La Casa de Amistad.

Wed 7/12/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema


ShakeScenes <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame </h4>
 

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's Community Company presents Shakespeare's greatest hits! Enjoy an afternoon of 10-minute scenes performed by young actors from throughout Michiana. Family-friendly fun at Notre Dame's beautiful Washington Hall.

Sat 7/15/17 2:00PM Washington Hall


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)<h4> Summer Classics</h4>
 

In the wake of Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick co-wrote a science fiction space epic alongside the author of the short story that inspired it, Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Released at the height of the Space Race, the film and, in particular, its visual effects garnered immediate popular and critical praise, which never waned. After the sun rises to the timpani of Also Sprach Zarathustra, a black monolith appears before a chattering tribe of ape-men and, through unspoken means, delivers them uppercase-T Technology. Millions of years later, the monolith is (re-)discovered by humans and soon a fleet of astronauts find in conflict with their ship’s computer, HAL.

Free for Notre Dame Students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema. Co-presented by La Casa de Amistad.

Wed 7/19/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Season Launch Party<h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

You're invited! It's a new beginning and a new season for the DeBartolo Performing Art Center Presenting Series. Come celebrate with us!

Sat 7/22/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Angela Ingersoll Cabaret <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame </h4>
 

“Simply magnificent!” - Chicago Tribune Join the astonishing Angela Ingersoll for an evening of live music. This one-night-only cabaret event will feature numbers from our upcoming Much Ado & Ingersoll's acclaimed Judy Garland solo show. Cash bar.

Mon 7/24/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Chinatown (1974)<h4> Summer Classics</h4>
 

Chinatown ultimately became Roman Polanski’s last film to be shot in the United States and remains a classic depiction of Los Angeles, which is no short order. The neo-noir mystery follows fedora-wearing private investigator Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) as he picks up a seemingly routine infidelity case involving Mr. and Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is snuffed out, the plot thickens as Jake noses around Depression-Era Southern California.

Free for Notre Dame Studnets.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema. Co-presented by La Casa de Amistad.

Wed 7/26/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Explore Much Ado About Nothing <h4>Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival </h4>
 

Explore Much Ado About Nothing. Go "Beyond the Stage" with director Drew Fracher and members of the ND Shakespeare Festival's professional cast and design team. Talk to actors, touch the costumes, tour our star-spangled stage. Only 50 tickets available for this exclusive event!

Wed 8/2/17 6:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Wed 8/2/17 7:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Much Ado About Nothing <h4>Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival </h4>
 

World-class theatre. Right next door. The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's (NDSF) Professional Company presents Much Ado About Nothing. Join director Drew Fracher as he brings big band music & dance to our star-spangled comedy set at the close of WWII.

Tue 8/15/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Wed 8/16/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 8/17/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 8/18/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/19/17 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/19/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 8/20/17 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Tue 8/22/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Wed 8/23/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 8/24/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 8/25/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/26/17 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/26/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 8/27/17 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Deborah Voigt, soprano <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Widely acknowledged as the preeminent dramatic soprano today, Deborah Voigt has made her mark on both the operatic and concert stages as a down-to-earth diva with a remarkably varied repertoire.



Co-sponsored by Department of Music. Made possible by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Opera, the Teddy Ebersol Endowment for Excellence in the Performing Arts, and the Sharon Devine Endowment for Excellence.

Fri 9/15/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Quetzal<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

The Grammy Award-winning Chicano band Quetzal, celebrating its 20-year anniversary, is influenced by the East L.A. rock soundscape of Mexican ranchera, cumbia, salsa, rock, R&B, folk, and fusions of international music.



Co-sponsored by Institute for Latino Studies.
Fri 9/22/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


ND Theatre NOW: Rhinoceros <h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
 

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents ND Theatre NOW: Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco. A student-driven project directed by FTT senior Abbey Schnell. No one believes they’ll turn into a rhinoceros…until they do.

Thu 9/28/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 9/29/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 10/1/17 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 10/4/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 10/5/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 10/6/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 10/7/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 10/8/17 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Measure for Measure <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame
 

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall." Five British actors use inventive staging to explore Shakespeare's rich morality play. Can a righteous woman preserve her dignity in the face of hypocrisy and corruption? Only three performances.

Wed 10/4/17 7:30PM Washington Hall
Thu 10/5/17 7:30PM Washington Hall
Fri 10/6/17 7:30PM Washington Hall


Nathan Gunn and Julie Gunn <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Drawing from the Great American Songbook Nathan Gunn, baritone, and wife Julie Gunn, piano, perform their very popular cabaret program for the first time on the Presenting Series.



Presented in partnership with the Department of Music. Made possible by the Renaldo Ferguson Family Endowment for the Performing Arts, the Sharon Devine Endowment for Excellence, and the Gary A. and Peggy A. Masse Endowment for Excellence.
Fri 10/6/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Milton String Quartet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

The Milton String Quartet took the Grand Prize and Senior String Division Gold Medal at the 44th Annual Fischoff Competition.



Made possible by the Charles T. Morse Endowment for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
Thu 10/12/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Big Dance Theatre <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

In Cage Shuffle Paul Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy while simultaneously performing choreography by Annie-B Parson.



Made possible by the Gary A. and Peggy A. Masse Endowment for Excellence.
Tue 10/24/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 10/25/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and the Preservation Legacy Quintet<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Legacy Quintet combine for a spectacular jazz-soul triple bill with a night of music straight from the heart of NOLA.



Made possible by the Slattery Family Endowment for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
Thu 10/26/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Amit Peled, cello<h4>Department of Music</h4>
 

The story of cellist Amit Peled and his journey with the cello.

Sun 10/29/17 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Kiera Duffy, soprano <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

In a program evoking travel and journey to celebrate the University of Notre Dame’s 175th anniversary, Kiera Duffy, recognized for her gleaming high soprano, is joined by Solera Quartet for an exclusive selection.



Co-sponsored by the Department of Music.
Sun 11/5/17 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Importance of Being Earnest<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
 

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. A trivial comedy for serious people.

Wed 11/8/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 11/9/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 11/10/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 11/11/17 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 11/11/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 11/12/17 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


The Okee Dokee Brothers <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

From rivers to the mountains, bears to bugs, parents and children alike will gain a new appreciation of the outdoors after an hour with Grammy-winners Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing, and their engaging and lighthearted band.

Family friendly. All ages are welcome. 60 minutes/no intermission/best for ages 4–8.

Sat 11/11/17 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


Solera Quartet <h4> Presenting Series </h4>
 

Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola and Andrew Janss, cello, have been featured in such world-renowned international venues as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, and, The Kennedy Center.



Co-sponsored by Department of Music.
Sun 11/12/17 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Third Coast Percussion <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Grammy winners Third Coast Percussion celebrate their time as DPAC’s Ensemble-in-Residence with a program of University of Notre Dame commissions. The quartet looks back to breakthrough compositions including 2014’s Wild Sound by Glenn Kotche.



Third Coast Percussion at Notre Dame made possible through the generosity of Shari and Tom Crotty and the Gayle A. and Steven C. Francis Endowment for Excellence in Creativity.

Fri 12/1/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


L.A. Theatre Works: The Mountaintop<h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, Katori Hall's gripping and poetic drama envisions the events that might've taken place the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.



Made possible by Rick and Peg McFeeley Golden.

Fri 1/19/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


UZIMA!<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Lead by Kelly Morgan, founder, and director of local dance and theater company UZIMA! and master African drummer James Riley ’94 this popular event celebrates wholeness, joy, purpose, and life.

This is a free but ticketed event.

Sat 1/20/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Jessica Lang Dance <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Jessica Lang, a former member of Twyla Tharp's company, has created an extraordinary visual and sensory experience—her production of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s 1736 Stabat Mater (There Stands the Mother)—Mary’s grief at the crucifixion of Jesus.



Made possible by the Robert M. and Ricki Conway Dance Series.
Fri 1/26/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 1/27/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Third Coast Percussion<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Third Coast, 2016 Grammy winners, end their 5-year tenure as our Ensemble-in-Residence with a multimedia work featuring a new soundtrack to the 1966 Oscar-nominated children's short film Paddle to the Sea.



Third Coast Percussion at Notre Dame made possible through the generosity of Shari and Tom Crotty and the Gayle A. and Steven C. Francis Endowment for Excellence in Creativity.

Fri 2/2/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories<h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones. When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, fiery hijinks ensue! Theatreworks USA’s newest musical revue also features beloved contemporary children’s books such as Interrupting Chicken, The Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days.

60 minutes, no intermission. Best for ages 6–11. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available at the 2 p.m. performance.

Sat 2/10/18 11:00AM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/10/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Michael Unger <h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Michael Unger is an award-winning organist who appears as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, Europe, and Asia.



Made possible by the O'Malley Sacred Music Series.
Sun 2/11/18 2:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


Grand Rapids Ballet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

The instantaneous love and overwhelming passions that ultimately lead to the violence and death in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet are dualities masterfully set to Prokofiev's music and interpreted and performed by Grand Rapids Ballet.



Made possible by the Robert M. and Ricki Conway Dance Series.
Fri 2/16/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/17/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Native Gardens<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
 

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias. Good fences make good neighbors…or do they? A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

Thu 2/22/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 2/23/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 2/25/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 2/28/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 3/1/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 3/3/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 3/4/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Seraphic Fire <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

The Guardian refers to Selva Morale et Spirituale as Monteverdi’s “most significant anthology of liturgical works.” Hear Seraphic Fire in its element in this exhibition of the Italian Baroque style. Seraphic Fire, founded by Notre Dame alumnus Patrick Dupré Quigley, artistic director, assembles the country’s top ensemble singers and instrumentalists to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to newly commissioned works.

Co-sponsored by the Program in Sacred Music at Notre Dame.

Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Chloë Agnew & the Atlanta Pops <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

As the lead voice with Celtic Woman, Irish singer Chloë Agnew spent an incredible 81 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard World Music Charts. Now the solo sensation captivates with a program of Irish music, standards, Broadway, and movie melodies.

Sat 3/24/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Solera Quartet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola and Andrew Janss, cello, have been featured in such world-renowned international venues as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, and, The Kennedy Center.



Co-sponsored by Department of Music.
Sun 3/25/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Spring Awakening<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theater</h4>
 

Spring Awakening book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. A musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality.

Wed 4/18/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 4/19/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/21/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/21/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 4/22/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Patti LuPone <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone explores through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes her life-long love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming.



Made possible by the Teddy Ebersol Endowment for Excellence and the Laura and Jack Boyd Smith, Jr. Endowment for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Itzhak Perlman <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Treasured by audiences worldwide for his exceptional talent and musicality, Itzhak Perlman is revered not only for his technical skills, but for the palpable joy he brings to every performance.

Sun 4/29/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall