Theatre repertory, Senior Showcase, concerts make for a big weekend at Meadows

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With the semester quickly coming to a close, students of the Meadows School of the Arts have lots of work to show.

The school’s events calendar is packed full of performances from the theatre, dance, and music divisions this weekend, giving patrons the chance to sample a little bit of everything. Here is a full rundown of everything going at Meadows Friday through Sunday.


SMU’s Theatre Division will present their annual spring repertory this weekend in the Margo Jones Theatre. The Rep is a series of student directed plays in rotation and has become a staple of the spring calendar, showing the versatility of the division’s actors, directors and designers. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7 for students, faculty and staff.

“Our Lady of 121st Street” by Stephen Adly Guirgis

As friends gather to mourn the loss of a nun, a murder mystery begins to unravel. From the playwright who won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Stephen Adly Guirgus’ brash, raunchy and smart humor is sure to please anyone.

Directed by Dylan Guerra

Featuring: Leslie Ballart, Kristen Lazarchick, Alejandra Flores, Ta’Ron Middleton, Marcus Pinon, Jo-Jo Stein, Ryan Woods, Braden Socia, Yusef Severs, Matthew Talton, Kamen Casey, Dalton Fowler

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 2:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00pm

“This Sweet Affliction” by Blake Hackler

The premiere of a new play by director and Meadows professor Blake Hackler. A story of viral social messaging running rampant in a small Texas town. A tale of social pressures, social media, and the social constructs of high school.

Directed by Madeleine Boudreaux

Featuring: Tia Laulusa, Holly Settoon, Lindsay Ryan, Laura Dupper, Lily Manuel, Joanna Hobbie, Danielle Green

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8:00pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00pm

“Love and Information” by Caryl Churchill

57 plays. Two hours. This new play from award-winning playwright Caryl Churchill investigates relationships in the digital age and how FaceTime conversations are threatening to replace interpersonal relationships. An experimental look at how feminism and sexual politics are being changed by technology.

Directed by George Colligan

Featuring: Seth Nelson, Nick Riley, Isaac Young, Ana Hagedorn, Corey Kosel, Luke Longacre, Christine Sanders, Katie Ibrahim, Bella O’Brien, Dakota Ratliff

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:00pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00pm


SMU’s Dance Division will host their annual Senior Showcase this weekend in the Bob Hope Theatre. The showcase will feature works choreographed and produced by seniors of the division. Tickets are $5 for all ages.

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 6:00pm
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6:00pm


Concerts in Caruth Auditorium:

Meadows Wind Ensemble: “Come to the Cabaret

The wind ensemble’s “Come to the Cabaret” will feature a variety of works better suited for a club than a concert hall. Songs from Weill’s “The Threepenny Opera” will be featured as well as Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Sanborn’s “Concerto for Sax.” The ensemble will be joined by faculty members Catharine Lysinger and Donald Fabian as piano and saxophone soloists. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7 for students, faculty and staff.

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:30pm

Cezanne Quartet Faculty Recital

This faculty recital features two quartets from Janacek and Beethoven’s “Rasumovsky” Quartet, Op. 59, No. 2. The Cezanne Quartet is the Meadow’s Peak Fellowship ensemble-in-residence. Tickets are free.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:30pm

Horn Studio Choir Concert

Meadow’s Horn Studio Choir invites the university community out for a short concert featuring great music and some good humor. Tickets are free.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 8:00pm

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