Spring brings concerts and plays to Lewis

Lewis University boasts a diverse display of talented students, ranging from athletes to mathematicians, journalists and artists in various educations. Notably, the University hosts numerous events throughout the year to showcase the skill of its theater and arts community. Among these events, the Phillip Lynch Theater stands out as a venue for concerts and performances, welcoming both the public and students alike.

Recently, Core Ensemble presented “Tres Vidas,” a musical theater production celebrating the legacies of three historically significant Latin American women: Frida Kahlo, Rufina Amaya and Alfonsina Storni. Rosa Rodriguez, a Dominican actress, delivered a remarkable performance embodying all three iconic figures, garnering praise from audiences and critics. With a background in acting from The Acting Studio in New York, Rodriguez has showcased her talents in various theatrical productions and has been affiliated with Core Ensemble for eight years.

The show featured a repertoire of songs from many Latin countries including Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina, along with vocal and instrumental tangos by Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla. Additionally, original compositions by Osvaldo Golijov, Orlando Garcia, Pablo Ortiz and Manuel Demurga were specially crafted for Core Ensemble.

Looking ahead, Lewis is set to stage “Godspell” (2012,) written by Michael Tebalek and directed by Annie Calhoun. This production offers eight opportunities for audiences to immerse themselves in the performance, with the first show scheduled for Thursday, April 18 through April 20, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Visit Lewis’s Master Calendar online for additional show dates to accommodate your schedule.

In addition to theatrical performances, Lewis offers live music experiences for students. The upcoming PAS Monarch Winds Concert promises an evening of woodwind quintet favorites from the 20th century and romantic era, featuring selections from Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and Persichetti’s “Pastoral,” alongside performances by the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra and other musical artists. Don’t miss the chance to witness the exceptional talent showcased within the Phillip Lynch Theater—it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

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