Music/Theater on campus
During my time at USC I have met an incredible amount of talented people in the music and theater areas. I want to make sure others know of the opportunities to watch musical/theater performances on campus because we have such great programs here at USC. Tickets for the 2016-2017 season of plays by the USC School of Dramatic Arts are available at the ticket office either in person or online. From February 3rd to March 4th they will be performing Uncle Vanya, where the return of Uncle Vanya’s brother-in-law with his beautiful second wife unlocks hidden passions and the entire family is turned upside down. Also playing around this time period (February 4th-March 5th) Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches which is Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Price-winning masterpiece about a gay man abandoned by his partner when he gets AIDS as well as a closeted Mormon lawyer stalling marriage to his pill-popping wife. Other shows in February are Antigone X (February 11th-March 2nd), The Rivals (February 23rd-26th), The Kentucky Cycle (March 2nd-7th), Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege (March 30th- April 2nd). They are many more incredible plays going on this semester and I urge you to bring a friend and go see them. The list can be accessed on the USC School of Dramatic Arts website.
The USC Thornton School of Music has a multitude of events coming up as well. On February 15th students in Thornton’s Renowned Classical Guitar program showcase the breadth of repertoire of the instrument in the Ramo Recital Hall (BMH). The Concert Jazz Orchestra will be performing on February 16 in the Ground Zero performance café. There are many other exciting events on the USC Thornton School of Music website and I really encourage everyone to try and make at least one of these events every month.