Ring in 2017 with music, theater and dance at the Brooks Center
CLEMSON — Music, dance and a classic play highlight the winter season at Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.Tickets and information are available at www.clemson.edu/brooks or by calling the box office at 864-656-7787 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
JULIAN BLISS, clarinet
Thursday, January 19 · 7:30 p.m.
Utsey Chamber Series
FREE – no ticket required
Julian Bliss returns to perform a solo recital following his highly successful tribute to Benny Goodman by the Julian Bliss Septet last season. One of the world’s finest solo clarinetists, at the age of 6, Bliss was invited to play for Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace. At 9, he moved to the United States to study at Indiana University, where he received the institution’s postgraduate Artist Diploma at age 12. Bliss’ program will include works by Poulenc, Debussy and Brahms, among others.
Friday, February 3 · 7 p.m.
$10 adults/$5 students
Dr. Seuss’ best-loved stories collide in an unforgettable musical caper, which includes such songs as “Oh, The Thinks You Can Think,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “It’s Possible.” Adapted from the Broadway version, this production, presented especially for young audiences by Theatreworks USA, will transport you back to your childhood.
JESSICA LANG DANCE
Thursday, February 9 · 7:30 p.m.
Boni Belle Brooks Series
$25 adults/$15 students
Hailed “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, the Bessie Award-winning Jessica Lang founded her New York City-based dance company in 2011. The company has enjoyed notable success performing at renowned venues and festivals throughout the country. In 2014, Jessica Lang Dance received rave reviews for “Scape,” a work commissioned by The Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra set to John Adams’ Violin Concerto.
“A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE”
Thursday-Saturday, February 23-25 · 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 · 3 p.m.
$15 adults/$10 students
A classic of the American stage, Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a sensual and heartbreaking portrait set against the backdrop of 1940s New Orleans. This play features two of the most memorable characters in dramatic literature: the visceral Stanley Kowalski and his sister-in-law, the fragile and tormented Blanche DuBois. Once they meet, they begin to crash towards Blanche’s breaking point.