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Department of Theatre Presents ‘Chicago’

The Department of Theatre will present “Chicago” Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Theatre. Show contains adult content. UM student tickets may be purchased online at montevallotickets.universitytickets.com for only $10 or at the door as available.

In Roaring Twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American dream:” fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Script adaptation by David Thompson

“Chicago is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company

Directed by David Callaghan

Musical direction by Jennifer Hartsell

Guest choreography by Carl Dean

Cast: Joy Hill, Cadley Jackson, Aaron Coleman, Amber Hayes, Ryan Rorick, Meredith Vaughn, Alex Binion, Taylor Chatman, Olivia LeComte, Kodi Mae McDearmont, Adrianna Nix, Annslyn Pilkington, Sarah Clayton, Molly Culp, Labrina Riles, Kensley Sandlin, Meagon Williams, Nate Blakley, Nolan Evans, Jonathan Everheart, Lavaun Lloyd Thompson and guest artist A.J. Turner.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Actors Needed

Are you a theatre major or do you enjoy acting? We need individuals willing to serve as actors expressing different emotions. This is to develop an instrument to use in future research. We will only take about 30 minutes of your time, and you will receive a $10 Visa gift card for participating. You may sign up here. If you have questions, please email Dr. Melissa Shepherd.
 

Thanksgiving Food Drive

As the holidays approach, now is a good time to think about those who are less fortunate. Help us kick off the holiday season by donating non-perishable items to local families in need.

We will gladly accept all non-perishable food items, especially the following: stuffing mix, canned vegetables (corn, peas and green beans), boxed potatoes (mashed, au gratin or scalloped), cranberry sauce, gravy (mixes, jars or cans), cake mix and icing, broth or stock, canned fruit, sugar, flour, macaroni and cheese, cornbread mix and rice.

You may drop off donations through Nov. 20 at the following locations:

  • Comer 101 (Main Office): Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Comer 102: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, please email diversityandinclusion@montevallo.edu.

Food drive sponsored by the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement, M.A.D.E., the African American Studies Club and Minor, UM Minority Faculty and Staff, Minority Student Union, the Hispanic Student Organization and the National Panhellenic Council Organizations.
 

Montevallo Main Street Window Decorating Contest

Student groups and youth groups are invited to create holiday designs in empty storefronts on Main Street for a chance to win a cash prize for their organization. Interested groups and organizations must register by emailing mainstreet@cityofmontevallo.com. Participants will then be given guidelines and assigned a supervisor and a building. Submissions will be judged starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and all windows must be finalized prior to that time. Winners will be announced at the tree lighting ceremony immediately preceding the Holiday Parade on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in front of the downtown post office. Complete details can be found here.
 

Shoal Creek Park Survey

The SCP (Shoal Creek Park) Board and Mayor Cost are collecting feedback from local residents, University students and the surrounding communities about Shoal Creek Park. This survey also provides opportunities for volunteers who would like to support the park and are willing to contribute by helping to build new trails and maintain current trails. The SCP Board is also working on a project developing launch sites where kayaks, canoes and inner tubes can have access points in and out of the creek. We appreciate and thank you for your feedback! You can find the survey here.
 

Women’s Soccer Wins GSC Championship

The University of Montevallo women’s soccer team won the Gulf South Conference Tournament Championship on Nov. 17 after defeating Lee University 2-1 in the title match. Romee Contreras and Tylor Ring both scored goals in the final 11:59 of the match to help the Falcons clinch their first berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament since 2007. Visit www.montevallofalcons.com for additional information about the Falcons’ postseason schedule.

EVENTS

Woodwind and String Ensembles 

Monday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

This recital will feature music of many styles from classical to contemporary specifically written for small groups of players such as flute choir, clarinet choir, saxophone quartet and small string ensembles.

 

How to Pay for College Group Discussion

Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 3:30 p.m., in the UM Veterans Center, Global Community Outreach Building

The Falcon Success Center will be teaching a class pertaining to paying for college. This presentation will assist students in becoming proactive in paying for their education by informing them of UM’s scholarship application process and how to search for outside scholarships.

UM’s Veterans Center is located behind Napier Hall and across the street from the Center for the Arts. All UM military-related students are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided and the presentation will last no longer than an hour.

 

Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club

Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the James Wylie Shepherd Observatory (JWSO)

There will be a meeting of the Montevallo Astronomical Society and the UM Astronomy Club. This is a community event and all visitors are welcome for an evening of celestial observing and good company. This event will be held provided it is not raining or overcast.

For those with GPS navigation systems, the physical address of the JWSO is 1093 Pebble Road, Montevallo, AL, 35115. Gates will be open. Ignore the “No Trespassing” signs.

Directions to the JWSO: Following 119 South through Montevallo, turn right onto 10 West (Middle Street) for 1 mile, bearing right onto 17 North. After 0.3 miles, turn left onto 206 West, and after 0.4 miles, turn right onto Pebble Road, continuing 0.7 miles to the UM Gentry Springs property.

 

Thanksgiving Lunch in Anna Irvin

Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Anna Irvin Dining Hall.

The annual UM Thanksgiving meal will be served Thursday, Nov. 21. This meal is also a faculty/staff appreciation meal which means anyone with a Montevallo employee/contractor ID badge can eat for $5 plus tax ($5.50).  

 

Korean Voices: Dr. Won Cho, Dr. Kyung Cho and Dr. Eun-Hee Park

Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

A lecture-recital on development of Korean art songs with Dr. Won Cho and Dr. Kyung Cho, voice, and Dr. Eun-Hee Park, piano. Korean art songs juxtapose traditional Korean musical elements within the structure of Western music, making them a unique, exemplary musical tradition. As a result, this body of work demonstrates a cultural and musical hybridity and makes a unique contribution to the field of ethno music, ethnomusicology and vocal music. Acclaimed leading scholars and performers of Korean art song, Kyoung Cho and Won Cho will present a lecture-recital with Park featuring Korean art songs and folk songs of historic and artistic significance with an overview of Korean history, culture and music.

 

Senior Recital: Aaron Saxon, Trumpet

Friday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

This senior recital is a capstone performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in instrumental music education degree, and features works by Torelli, Ketting and Hummell. Saxon is from the studio of Dr. Joe Ardovino.

 

Opera Scenes

Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

The Opera Ensemble performs an evening of scenes from operas composed by the world’s greatest composers. A variety of scenes are performed from operas past and present.

 

Joint Senior Recital: Meagan Gamble, Clarinet; Amy Summersett, Trumpet

Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m., in LeBaron Recital Hall

This joint senior recital is a capstone performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in instrumental music education degree. Gamble is from the studio of Dr. Lori Ardovino, and Summersett is from the studio of Dr. Joe Ardovino.

 

December Professional Photo Days

Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Wednesday, Dec. 4, between 8 and 11 a.m. (by appointment), in Peterson House

University Marketing & Communications is pleased to offer Professional Photo Days. Each month, the university photographer will have two designated mornings available for professional headshots. Anyone on campus is welcome to participate (faculty, staff or student). There is no charge. Next month’s Professional Photo Days are Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. Please contact Alyssa Green to reserve a time slot.

Student Highlights

Many outstanding students were recognized Nov. 6 during Senior Elite Night. Read more

The freshman team of Ethan King and Griffin Phillips won first place at the University of South Alabama College Fishing Tournament on Smith Lake. The final rankings for the 2019 FLW season had the Montevallo fishing team ranked in sixth place to finish the year. 

Two University of Montevallo women's cross country runners earned a spot in the NCAA Division II National Championship, which will be held Nov. 23 in Sacramento, California. Junior Justine Glass and senior Taylor Gonzales finished third and fifth, respectively, at the NCAA Division II South Region Championship on Nov. 9 to earn their national bids. 

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Upcoming Events

Please contact 205-665-6250 or dss@montevallo.edu at least one week prior to event to request disability-related accommodations, visit montevallo.edu/disabilityaccess.

Now through Nov. 20
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Comer 101 (Main Office): Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
Comer 102: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
 
Now through Nov. 21
BFA Exhibition: Christa Kimbrough and Ashlie Lodge
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Runs through Nov. 21, weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Nov. 18
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Woodwind and String Ensembles
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Nov. 19
Food Truck: City Bowls 2
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
7 p.m.
 
Nov. 20
How to Pay for College — group discussion
UM Veterans Center, GLOCO
3:30 p.m.
 
Montevallo Astronomical Society and UM Astronomy Club
James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
7:30 to 9 p.m.
 
Nov. 21
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
UM Thanksgiving Lunch
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Korean Voices: Dr. Won Cho, Dr. Kyung Cho and Dr. Eun-Hee Park
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Nov. 21-24
Chicago
Reynolds Theatre
Nov. 21-23, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 24, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets
 
Nov. 22
Aaron Saxon, Trumpet, Senior Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
4 p.m.
 
Nov. 22-23
Opera Scenes
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Nov. 23
Meagan Gamble, Clarinet, and Amy Summersett, Trumpet, Joint Senior Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
2 p.m.
 
Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
2 p.m.
 
Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
4 p.m.
 
Nov. 25
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
5:30 p.m.
 
Men’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
7:30 p.m.
 
Nov. 27-29
Thanksgiving holidays
University closed
 
Dec. 2
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Dec. 3
Professional Photo Day 
Peterson House 
8 to 11 a.m. 
Schedule an appt. 
 
Food Truck: City Bowls 2
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Campus Feud
Farmer Hall stage
6 p.m.
 
Montevallo Choral Christmas
The American Village
7:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets
 
Dec. 4
Professional Photo Day 
Peterson House 
8 to 11 a.m. 
Schedule an appt. 
 
Student Composers’ Concert
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
11 a.m.
 
Women’s Basketball
Trustmark Arena, SAC
6 p.m.
 
Dec. 5
Food Truck: Vessel Coffee Co.
Anna Irvin Dining Hall
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
City of Montevallo Christmas Parade
Main Street
6 p.m.
 
Wind Ensemble
Palmer Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
 
Dec. 6
Community School of Music Honors Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
7 p.m.
 
Dec. 8
Community School of Music Recital
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall
2 p.m.
 
Midnight Breakfast
Anna Irving Dining Hall
10 p.m. to midnight

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