Fall semester at the CAC is loaded with talent
Published: Monday, August 20, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012 01:08
The 2012 fall semester brings many exciting events to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center.
The CAC is known for hosting a wide array of entertainment, including some of the world’s most renowned performers.
"We’re excited by this year’s lineup and the positive reaction we’ve had from subscribers. We think this could be one of our most ambitious lineups yet for the University Arts Series," said David Ryan, public relations specialist for WVU Arts & Entertainment.
Previous acts to appear at the CAC include The Avett Brothers, "Shrek the Musical" and Joan Rivers.
"We’ve got gravity defying acrobatics, intricate dance moves, legendary musical artists and national tours of Broadway productions.We believe there’s something for everyone," Ryan said.
This semester’s schedule of events at the CAC is as follows:
Time for Three, Sept. 5
This trio blends elements of classical, jazz, country western and gypsy music together to create a unique sound.
‘American Idiot,’ Sept. 7
In 2004, American punk band Green Day released its seventh studio album titled "American Idiot," which was written as a rock opera, inspired by earlier efforts by The Who and other musicals. Since then, the album has sold more than 14 million copies.
Director Michael Mayer collaborated with Green Day’s frontman Billie Joe Armstrong to create what the Toronto Star calls "One of the most exciting musicals you’ll ever see."
Blue Man Group, Oct. 5-6
A unique and brilliant mix of music and theatrics makes its way to the CAC and is sure to impress.
Jackson Browne, Oct. 15
An American legend, Jackson Brown brings his classic rock sound to the CAC. His hits include "Running on Empty" and "Doctor My Eyes."
Martina McBride, Oct. 20
This American country music star has been referred to as "the Celine Dion of country music" for her ballads and wide vocal range.
Dionne Warwick, Nov. 9
Dionne Warwick has captivated audiences for more than 50 years with her soothing and sensual voice. She is a five-time Grammy Award winner and has sold more than 100 million records.
‘A Chorus Line,’ Dec. 5
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including best musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, it is among the longest-running American Broadway musicals.
Jim Brickman, Dec. 11
Brickman’s romantic style has earned him six gold and platinum albums, 30 charted radio hits and two Grammy nominations.
Moscow Ballet‚ ‘Great Russian Nutcracker,’ Dec. 13
The 20th anniversary of the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker comes to the CAC to give its audience a worldly experience.
Regardless of how far you drive from Morgantown, it is difficult to find a venue that offers a more impressive schedule than the WVU CAC.