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"Side Man" at UW-Rock County to Feature jazz era music provided by the Rock Prairie Big Band

Posted by rppaa1 on October 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM

University Theatre Presents "Side Man", Thursday, November 1st, Friday, November 2nd, and Saturday, November 3rd, 7:30 p.m. start time each night at Kirk Denmark Theatre, UW-Rock County Category

$3 students, $7 adults. For advance tickets, call Business Services at (608 758-6565 ext. 100

Don't miss the directorial debut for the campus for Zac Curtis, UW-Rock County's new assistant professor of communication and theatre arts. Side Man is a memory play by Warren Leight that was the winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play. This deeply tender play follows the tumultuous life of a jazz musician's family from the early 1950s through 1985, an era when jazz declined with the advent of rock-n-roll. Set in smoky nightclubs and the family's New York City apartment, the play is narrated by Clifford, the son of an alcoholic mother and self-absorbed jazz trumpeter Gene Glimmer a so-called side man because he is a musician who can blend in with the band or star as a solo performer.

Featuring music from the Big Band era forward in jazz history provided by the Rock Prairie Big Band

 

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