Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

Legally Blonde The MusicalLegally Blonde The Musical

ECU Theatre Production

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

 

Based on the popular 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers herself in the course of the play and how her knowledge of the law can help others.  The show features Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin with Book by Heather Hach based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.

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She Stoops to ConquerShe Stoops to Conquer
ECU Theatre Production

April 6-8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Chalmers Herman Theatre

Oliver Goldsmith's 1773 play tells the story of the arranged marriage of Charles Marlow and Kate Hardcastle. Only one problem - Charles is nervous around upper-class women, but very comfortable with common women. Kate realizes that if Charles is to woo her, she must "stoop" to becoming common.  The story gets some modern twists in this production which contains adult situations.
 

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Songs of the Fall with opening act The Baptist GeneralSongs of the Fall with opening act The Baptist Generals
Fine Arts Season Feature Presentation

April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

Songs of the Fall is a Colorado-based Americana band featuring 5 time Grammy Nominee Cia Cherryholmes on banjo and vocals, and Stetson Adkisson on guitar and vocals. Songs of the Fall has been described as a meeting of celtic, delta blues and bluegrass and referred to as the American version of the Swell Season. Sonically, the music ranges from driving and gritty Americana performed by a 5-piece band to beautiful country ballads sung by Cherryholmes and Adkisson as a duo. Opening for Songs of the Fall are The Baptist Generals. Known for their claustrophobic and haunting musical imagery, the Baptist Generals have performed worldwide and are signed to the Sub-Pop recording label.
The bands will also host a master class for high school and college students.

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ShowtimeShowtime: When you Wish Upon a Star

April 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy I. Summers Theatre

Showtime is ECU's musical song and dance performance group.  Each semester they prepare numbers which they perform for local organizations and schools. Near the close of the semester, they perform a home show. This is the spring performance of the group.

 

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John Waters "This Filthy World"John Waters "This Filthy World"
Momentum Ada
Fine Arts Center Feature Presentation

May 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Ataloa Theatre

John Waters is a man of many monikers:  The Prince of Puke, The Duke of Dirt, The Sultan of Sleaze.  Anyway you put it, John Waters is famed the world over for his trash epics including  "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," "Desperate Living," "Polyester," "Serial Mom," "Pecker,"  "Cecil B. Demented" and "A Dirty Shame." Two of his more surprisingly commercial films have been adapted for the stage: "Hairspray", winner of eight Tony Awards and "Cry Baby - The Musical" nominated for four Tony Awards. In the summer of 2007, "Hairspray" reinvented itself cinematically as a big-budget Hollywood movie starring John Travolta that became a smash hit worldwide.
"This Filthy World" is Waters’s rapid-fire one-man spoken word "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and joyously appalling taste of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of Trash."  It is updated and expanded from the original film version that enjoyed critical success at the Edinburgh, Toronto and Berlin Film Fest.
 

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