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Drake Faculty To Perform In “A Night Of Stars” Friday

Friends of Drake Arts logoCONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

Drake University fine arts faculty members will showcase their musical and theatrical talents in “A Night of Stars,” a free concert sponsored by Friends of Drake Arts on Friday, Sept. 7. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. on the Jordan Stage in Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main, 2507 University Ave.

Clive Elliott, Drake’s Daniel B. Goldberg artist in residence in theatre arts, will portray a broken-down actor in saggy tights performing a monologue titled “The Night I Appeared as Macbeth.” A new faculty member, Karla Kash, visiting assistant professor of theatre arts, will sing “Maybe This Time” from the musical “Cabaret” by John Kaner and Fred Ebb. She also will perform a Shakespeare monologue from “As You Like It.”

The concert also will feature the following full-time members of the music faculty performing in solos and ensembles:

  • Ann Cravero, mezzo-soprano
  • Leanne Freeman-Miller, soprano
  • Leslie Marrs, flute
  • Clarence Padilla, clarinet
  • Sarah Plum, violin
  • James Romain, clarinet and saxophone
  • Nicholas Roth, piano
  • Ashley Sidon
  • Rika Uchida, piano

For more information about “A Night of Stars,” call 515-271-3939.

Friends of Drake Arts is a member organization that celebrates and supports the visual and performing arts at the University. In addition to providing opportunities for young aspiring artists, the group sponsors an interactive open house, pre-theater dinners and audience talks, receptions at the Anderson Gallery, special performances and other events. Memberships start at $35 a year. For more information about the group, call 515-271-3055 or visit the Drake Web site.