FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2006
Performing Arts Center Offers Musical Variety
From a gold-digging blonde aboard a cruise in the roaring '20s in the musical "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" to three gifted classical musicians out to prove they play just as well as they can teach in "A Faculty Recital," or simply "Just Mozart" with the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center will be bursting at the seams with musical fusion during the end of March.
The fun begins on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. with "A Faculty Recital." The first half of the concert features pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar and violinist Sharon Harman playing an Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms and Duo Concertant by Franz Liszt. The second half features guitarist Joe LoPiccolo accompanied by Larry Steen on Bass, performing original work.
General admission is $10 and $5 for students, senior citizens and children under 12.
Saturday, March 25 will be the cat's pajamas when Winwood Production's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" takes the stage at 8 p.m. The musical is about the adventures of chorus girl Lorelei Lee-a role made famous on screen by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s-en route to Paris aboard the Ile de France with her partner in crime, Dorothy Shaw. The musical is packed with lively tunes such as "A Little Girl from Little Rock," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," and, of course, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Tickets start at $25.
On Sunday, March 26 the Santa Clarita Master Chorale presents "Just Mozart" at 3:30 p.m. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, the Chorale will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Great Mass in C Minor" with full orchestral accompaniment. Guest soloists Desiree Hassler, soprano; Caroline McKenzie, soprano; Jonathan Mack, tenor; and Michael Gallup, bass, will join the Chorale. There will be a free pre-concert lecture at 2:30 p.m. by artistic director Allan Robert Petker. For ticket information visit their website at www.scmasterchorale.org.
For more information, please visit the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center website at www.CanyonsPAC.com