Woodland Opera House, UC Davis offering new shows
The Historic Woodland Opera House is about to present “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure”, a show that is sure to delight young and old alike.
Based on the 2005 DreamWorks animated film “Madagascar”, this stage rendition will feature all the familiar characters, including Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo as they travel from their home in central New York. Zoo Park in Madagascar of King Julien.
The show is scheduled from Friday April 22 to Sunday May 8 with performances Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
To buy tickets, visit www.woodwoodoperahouse.orgcall (530) 666-9617 or visit the Woodland Opera House, located at 340 Second St. Box office hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and two before each performance.
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The Woodland Opera House Board of Trustees welcomed two new members earlier this year.
Shreyanshi Khanna and Ian Earley were introduced as members of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM) Board of Trustees, an arrangement made possible through a partnership with the UC Davis GSM Women in Leadership Club , according to a press release from the Woodland Opera House.
Khanna is a consultant, project manager, entrepreneur and STEM MBA candidate (pursuing a concentration in strategy and general management) and plans to graduate in June 2023. Earley is a non-profit professional, entrepreneur and STEM MBA candidate (pursuing a concentration in General Management and Organizational Behavior), and he also plans to graduate in June next year.
The Board Fellowship Program places MBA students on the boards of partner organizations as non-voting or adjunct members, allowing students to gain business leadership experience and contribute their skills to help solve the business challenges faced by partner organizations.
The program was launched in 2015 with the participation of 19 students. It has grown considerably since then and has coordinated partnerships with organizations such as WEAVE, Eskaton Foundation and Valley Vision.
The new members will initially work with the board’s human resources committee, but they will also interact with customers and staff.
“We look forward to leveraging their knowledge and thank Women in Leadership Club Co-Chairs Molly Jo Scott and Aynaxi Madhav for facilitating WOH so she can be a part of this wonderful program,” said Lou Anderson. , WOH. Secretary of the Board of Directors.
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Vacancy Arts Collective will host a staged reading of “Native Gardens” by Karen Zacarías for their first in-person event since 2019.
Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) is co-producing and hosting this free outdoor event at its studio, located at 1224 Lemen Ave. at Woodland and will also feature original serigraphs inspired by the play.
This is the first event of the Davis Shakespeare Festival’s current project, Vacancy Arts Collective (VAC). VAC’s mission is to cultivate community joy by aligning socially responsible art with equitable practice.
The staged readings will take place on April 30 at 7 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m. The reception starts one hour before the show and will include free tacos, aguas frescas, visual arts and live music. There will also be ASL interpreters at both performances.
For more information and to book tickets, visit shakespearedavis.org/shows/native-gardens/.
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The UC Davis Department of Theater and Dance is set to present two new works in April.
The first is “The Ophelias: Badass Voices” where playwright Janey Pintar explores the character of Ophelia from William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in her MFA project. What would Shakespeare’s Ophelia do if given another chance to live? “The Ophelias: Badass Voices”, a play with movement, explores fictional and non-fictional Ophelias who successfully stand against life’s challenges and raise the brave, determined, intelligent voices in our world.
Performances are free to all and will take place April 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and April 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. at the Wyatt Pavilion Theater.
Later in April, the department will present “Alone/Together,” a series of short solo performances designed around the shift from isolation to being with others (and back again) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The performance will show the story of each undergraduate’s life using daily narratives, tales and read texts combined with self-scripted poetry, lyrics and songs.
The free show will take place April 28-30 at 8 p.m. at the Wright Hall Arena Theater.
For more information about these shows and other shows from the Department of Theater and Dance at the College of Letters and Science, visit arts.ucdavis.edu/theatre-and-dance.
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The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will perform two exciting orchestral pieces in its “Effects and Dances” program at the Mondavi Center.
The program includes the piano concerto “Kuleshov” by composer Oscar Stasnoy, which will mark the first time the piece will be performed in the United States. The show will also include “Fiesta! by Peruvian composer Jimmy López Bellido. Four Pop Dances for Orchestra” which draws inspiration from academic composition techniques, Latin American music, Afro-Peruvian music and contemporary pop music.
The performance is scheduled for April 21 from 8-9 p.m. in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center.
For more information visit, https://arts.ucdavis.edu/event/uc-davis-symphony-orchestraeffects-and-dances.
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