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August 9, 2013

BSC releases fine and performing arts schedule for 2013-2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The campus of Birmingham-Southern College will light up this academic year with exciting productions of plays, musical performances, and visual art.

The college released its fine and performing arts schedule for the 2013-2014 season on Monday, July 29. Features include art exhibitions by BSC faculty, alumni, and more; productions of classic musicals, an historic French comedy, and a challenging modern drama; and performances by BSC-affiliated soloists and ensembles, including the 77th year of the beloved Service of Lessons and Carols.

All events are open to the public. Art exhibitions are held in the Durbin Gallery of the Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios on campus and are free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.. Most musical events are also free; theatre tickets range from $15-$20 for the public and cost $10 for students from any school. Tickets for all events are available at the BSC Box Office, (205) 226-4780.

Highlights of this year’s season include:

  • The Hate Project, an installation by Prof. Steve Cole that maps the 1,007 hate groups currently active in the United States, representing skinheads, ne-Nazis, and more with 10-inch cast figurines arranged state-by-state on the gallery floor. Cole will be joined by Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Prof. Randall Law for a panel discussion about hate groups in America.

  • A joint exhibition by two nationally known BSC alumni, sculptors Natalie Dunham and Jamey Grimes.

  • ReEntry, the powerful play based on interviews with Marines and their families about their experiences of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before the play opens, BSC President Gen. Charles C. Krulak will join theatre professors Alan Litsey and Matthew Mielke, as well as students participating in the production, for a panel discussion about Marines and Marine families in and out of combat.

  • A delightful production of the French farce The Liar, which brims with romance, outrageous humor, and just plain fun, in addition to two classic musicals, Jesus Christ Superstar and Stephen Sondheim’s Company.

  • A father-son duet featuring Prof. Lester Seigel on piano and his son, BSC graduate and acclaimed baritone Daniel Seigel, performing songs and arias by Samuel Barber, Vaughan Williams, and more. (Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m.)

  • An introductory recital from Prof. Leon Couch III, an international performer who is a new addition to the BSC faculty. He will perform on the college’s beautiful Casavant Frères organ.

The full performance schedule is available here. Members of BSC’s Fine Arts Society receive early ticketing to events as well as the chance to attend opening receptions and special events. To find out more about supporting the arts at Birmingham-Southern, click here.

About Birmingham-Southern College:

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,200 students from more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries. Learn more online at www.bsc.edu.