College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Brush Up Your Shakespeare With Music

The College of Charleston Opera Program in the College’s School of the Arts will present “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” a fast-paced performance featuring works and popular shows that use Shakespearean texts, such as Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” or are take-offs of his plays, such as Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.”

The show will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 8 p.m., in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Tickets will be sold at the door (cash and checks only) and are $10 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID. For more information call (843) 953-5927.

The wealth of music literature based on William Shakespeare’s plays is immense. This eclectic musical review will include works from “Romeo and Juliet” by Charles Gounod, “Giulio Cesare” by G.F. Handel, “Kiss Me Kate” by Cole Porter, “The Boys From Syracuse” by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, and various others.

The production will feature many of the award-winning singers from the College, such as Nathan Matticks, Jordan Boyd, Ashley Fabian, Kori Miller, Savannah Shelby, and Cat Richmond, joined by other voice students. The College of Charleston Opera is directed by David Templeton.