By University Relations Staff
NEWPORT, R.I. - The Casino Theatre, which serves as an educational facility for the Department of Performing Arts during the academic year, is also available to other groups for theatrical productions, summer stock, films, concerts, lectures and other public events. Theatre Street Productions, the Newport Music Festival and newportFILM will all hold cultural events at the theater during the month of July.
Theatre Street Productions, in conjunction with Salve Regina's theatre arts program, will present Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play "Master Class" July 19-22. Based on a series of master classes taught by legendary opera diva Maria Callas at the Juilliard School in the 1970s, the play includes music from Puccini's "Tosca," Bellini's "La sonnambula" and Verdi's "Macbeth."
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $20 for seniors, staff and military and $15 for students. Click here to purchase tickets.
Now celebrating its 44th season, the Newport Music Festival presents unique chamber music programs, American debuts, world-class artists and special events in the Casino Theatre and other unique venues throughout Newport. Sixty-one concerts featuring 19th-century chamber music, vocal repertoire and Romantic era piano literature will presented during the festival.
The Casino Theatre will host nine performances during the festival, which runs July 11-29. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (401) 849-0700 or visit www.newportmusic.org.
NewportFILM will screen this documentary that recounts the 2011 journey of the last professional knuckleball pitchers: Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey. Founded in 2010, newportFILM nurtures discovery, creative achievement and community dialogue through the art of film.
Tickets are $25 and include a 6 p.m. cocktail reception and the 7 p.m. screening. Wakefield is scheduled to be in attendance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit newportfilm.com.