2013-2014 SRU Performing Arts Season




Rocky Mountain High John Denver Tribute,
Starring Ted Vigil

Thursday, April 3, 2014

University Union, MPR, 7:30

(Café-style seating)

The legendary John Denver was a brilliant song writer and a truly gifted performer. His music was a combination of romance ("Annie's Song"), folk ("Leavin' on a Jet Plane"), country ("Thank God I'm a Country Boy") and environmentalist ("Calypso"). Ted Vigil, a man who closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on John Denver's inspiring legacy. Ted is not an impersonator: rather he sings a tribute to this colossal musical icon, performing with long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg.









 The Jammin' Divas

Sunday, May 4, 2014

University Union, MPR, 4:00 pm

(Café-style seating)

The Jammin’ Divas perform stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music from Ireland, Australia, Israel and the USA. Through beautiful three-part harmonies set against the plush melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, The Jammin' Divas draw the audience into an experience that transcends four continents’ history by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influences and enriches another.









Dala-Amanda Walther & Sheila Carabine

Dear Dala Patron,


I know you have been looking forward, as I have, to the performance by the duo Dala on May 4. We have recently heard some very good news about Dala member Amanda Walther: her first child is due in April. Although Amanda will have to cancel her spring tour because of the baby’s arrival, Dala hopes to plan another tour at some future time. The details, of course, will not be arranged for quite a while.  


Fortunately, we have been able to book another wonderfully talented female ensemble, The Jammin’ Divas, for the same date and time: 4 p.m. on May 4. Similar to Dala, they write and perform original folk music, while at the same time showcasing their Irish, Australian, Israeli and American roots.


The Providence Phoenix calls the Jammin’ Divas “an international supergroup.” “Their harmonies are divine, and the songs contain enticing elements from the various cultural backgrounds,” says the Phoenix. “It’s an inspiring evening.” But the Jammin’ Divas not only win critical acclaim – they win raves from audiences, too.


To read more about these remarkable musicians and to get a glimpse of their artistry, please visit their web site at http://www.thejammindivas.com. I have also enclosed in this mailing a brief bio about each of the women.  To make the day even more special we have arranged for The Divas to attend a reception in the lobby following the concert so that each of our patrons has the chance to meet Aoife, Nicole, Kath and Hadar in person.


Your Dala ticket will be honored at The Jammin’ Divas concert, so make sure you keep it. You will have the same seat you held for Dala. Remember that the concert is at the same date, time, and location with a café-style set-up: Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4 p.m., University Union.


I am confident that you will enjoy the concert by The Jammin’ Divas, and I greatly look forward to sharing May 4th with you. If you have any questions, please call me at 724.738.4499. Thank you for your participation in and support of our performing arts program.


Best wishes,

Deb Baker



Past Shows this Season

The New Christy Minstrels

Friday September 6, 2013University Union,
Multi-Purpose Room, 7:30

This renowned American Folk group recorded more than 20 albums, including their Grammy Award winning debut album, and sold millions of records. Their hits are still popular today: "Green Green" "Saturday Night" "Today" "Denver" and their cover of "This Land Is Your Land." Randy Sparks who founded the New Christy Minstrels, still leads this amazing group in a concert not to be missed.Click here to hear a message from The New Christy Minstrels. http://www.thenewchristyminstrels.com/

"Simply Sinatra"

Starring Steve Lippia
and featuring SRU Jazz Ensemble

Friday, October 11, 2013

University Union MPR, 7:30 p.m.

Steve Lippia has been thrilling sold-out pops audiences across America. In this musical celebration, Steve interprets some of the most well-known and beloved Frank Sinatra hits. Be wowed by such timeless standards as "I've Got You Under my Skin," "The Lady is a Tramp," "My Way," "The Best is Yet to Come," and "Come Fly With Me." The award-winning and internationally Traveled SRU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jason Kush will back Steve for this evening of extraordinary music.







The Broadway Boys Holiday Show

Sunday, December 8, 2013

University Union MPR 4 p.m.

A collection of the hottest singers working on the New York stage, the Broadway Boys infuse elements of pop, funk, gospel, and rock into traditional holiday classics and show tunes to create a new and contemporary musical theater sound. Enjoy songs from The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Memphis, Spiderman, and many more as well as your holiday favorites.







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