For Immediate Release — Monday, September 19, 2005

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Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

mccrank@geneseo.edu

SUNY Geneseo Announces Limelight & Accents Season

GENESEO, N.Y. — The State University of New York at Geneseo has announced the Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series for the 2005-06 season.

The series will include a comedic tribute to William Shakespeare, an evening with comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, performances by the American Repertory Ballet and Nebellen, storytelling by Len Cabral, and musical performances by Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts and Boston Brass. The events are:

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, Wadsworth Auditorium

In this comedic tribute to the works of William Shakespeare, three actors take on the task of performing 37 plays and 154 sonnets in under two hours. No play is safe from this troupe, as "Othello," "Romeo and Juliet" and "Titus Andronicus" all get special "abridged" makeovers. Tickets are $5 for Geneseo students, $12 for faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. For more information, go to www.windwoodtheatricals.com/complete_shakespeare.htm.

An Evening with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, Kuhl Gymnasium

Following enormously successful solo tours, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy-nominated "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Using their quick wit, Mochrie and Sherwood take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes. Throughout the evening, the show becomes interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Tickets are $15 for Geneseo students, $22 for faculty and staff, and $24 for the general public. For more information, go to www.colinmochrie.com or www.bradsherwood.com.

American Repertory Ballet, 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, Wadsworth Auditorium

Continuing a legacy that began in 1954, the American Repertory Ballet is a company comprising mature artists and raw, young talent who enjoy sharing their joy of dance with audiences all over the country. With an emphasis on production value, gorgeous costumes, use of popular music and skilled performers, the company is in the top tier of dance troupes. The repertory has amazed audiences for years with its creative work. Tickets are $5 for Geneseo students, $12 for faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. For more information, go to www.arballet.com.

Len Cabral, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, MacVittie College Union Ballroom

Len Cabral is an acclaimed, award-winning storyteller and author who has been enchanting audiences with his unique, personable style in communities throughout the United States and Canada for more than 25 years. Incorporating traditional storytelling devices such as mime, poetry, song, humor and vivid characterizations, Cabral is a popular storyteller at festivals and theaters. This family-oriented show is a great opportunity to get a taste of history and pay tribute to the power of imagination. Tickets are free, but reservations required, for Geneseo students, faculty and staff, and the general public. For more information, go to www.lencabral.com.

Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts, 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, MacVittie College Union Ballroom

With inventive and engaging live performances, Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts deliver a unique jazz experience. Wolff is a brilliant and innovative pianist/composer who combines traditional jazz styles with world music from Southeast Asia, South America and other parts of the globe. Tickets are $5 for Geneseo students, $12 for faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. For more information, go to www.michaelwolff.com.

Nebellen, 8 p.m., Friday, March 24, Wadsworth Auditorium

Striving to create something new and accessible, Nebellen uses current and innovative music from electronics to hip hop to rhythm and blues. Breaking all the rules of traditional dance techniques, while experimenting in dance fusion performance, Nebellen dancers arouse audiences by bringing together different forms of dance, from break dancing to traditional ballet. Nebellen brings a blend of raw movement and passion to the stage. Tickets are $5 for Geneseo students, $12 for faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. For more information, go to www.nebellen.com.

The Boston Brass, 8 p.m., Saturday, April 8, Wadsworth Auditorium

The Boston Brass quintet is committed to setting new standards in entertainment through its classical arrangements, vocal harmonies and jazz standards. Boston Brass has delivered performances featuring works from operas such as "Carmen," "The Magic Flute" and "Candide." Whether the quintet is performing solo or with a symphony, the fun and emotion exhibited from this group is infectious and keeps audiences on their feet, demanding encore after encore. Tickets are $5 for Geneseo students, $12 for faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. For more information, go to www.bostonbrass.com.

Limelight & Accents Series tickets also are available. The cost for the five shows is $32 for SUNY Geneseo students; $65.60 for faculty, staff, alumni, senior citizens and children under 12; and $79.20 for the general public.

For more information or to reserve tickets for one or more shows, call the MacVittie College Union Ticket Office at (585) 245-5873 or (800) 525-2070. Purchases of tickets for four or more performances receive a discount of 10 percent, and purchases of tickets for the full series receive a discount of 20 percent. An online brochure is available at http://actcomm.geneseo.edu/LLA%200506/LLA.html.

Tickets may also be purchased between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays (except during holiday weekends) at the MacVittie College Union Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the union. In addition, tickets may be purchased, depending on availability, on the evening of the event, beginning one hour before show time, in the lobby of Wadsworth Auditorium or Kuhl Gymnasium, or at the union ticket office for shows in the union ballroom.

The SUNY Geneseo Limelight & Accents Series is funded by mandatory Student Association fees and coordinated by the college's Activities Commission. The goal of the series is to provide high-quality programming that incorporates a wide assortment of cultural and artistic themes that appeal to a diverse audience.

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