GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 26, 2016) – Bob Jones University today announced the schedule for the University’s 2016-2017 Concert, Opera and Drama Series. The series will once again bring to Greenville world-renowned artists and exciting performances. All performances are open to the public.
The 2016-2017 BJU Concert, Opera and Drama Series schedule includes:
The 5 Browns
Sept. 27 – 8 p.m.
Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium
Enjoy an evening of music with The 5 Browns—siblings who have created an unprecedented musical concert attraction. Performing on five pianos and in various ensemble combinations, they are a singular quintet of world-class concert pianists dedicated to bringing classical music to the lives of people everywhere.
Little Women: The Broadway Musical
Nov. 17, 18 – 8 p.m.
Nov. 19 – 2 p.m.
Little Women: The Broadway Musical follows the saga of the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—as they grow up in Civil War America. With music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, this production is sure to charm young and old alike.
Jan. 26, 27 – 8 p.m.
Filled with hope, humanity and humor, Wiesenthal is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a universal hero. His unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life.
March 2 – 8 p.m.
Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium
The choirs of BJU present an outstanding evening of music with acclaimed guest choir, Rivertree Singers, and renowned guest composer, Dan Forrest. This concert, under the direction of Warren Cook, features performances by individual choirs and culminates with comments by Dan Forrest and a combined choral/orchestral performance of his new major choral work, Jubilate Deo. This seven-movement setting of Psalm 100, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord,” sets portions of the Psalm in eight different languages, representing all the earth resounding with joy.
“Merchant of Venice”
March 16, 17, 18 – 8 p.m.
One of the best known and best loved of Shakespeare’s plays, with its great central figure, Shylock, played by Bob Jones III.
Living Gallery – “The Savior’s Call”
April 13, 14 – 4:30 and 8 p.m.
April 15 – 2, 4:30 and 8 p.m.
A boldly unique, dramatic presentation of sacred masterworks of art depicting Christ’s ministry and passion. See these great paintings “come alive” in life-size re-creations on the Rodeheaver stage as choirs, instrumentalists and costumed actors re-create scenes from our Lord’s ministry on earth. This year’s presentation features Dan Forrest’s musical work Requiem for the Living and dramatizes Christ’s invitation to His followers: come, eat, drink and rest.
Information and tickets are available starting Sept. 1 at www.bju.edu/finearts. For further information, call (864) 770-1372.