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“Nutcracker” Story Celebrates 200th Anniversary at the Wynne Home

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by Emily S. Binetti Huntsville, Texas will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the E.T.A. Hoffman story behind the favorite Christmas ballet at the historic Wynne Home on Dec. 6 -10, 2016.   The original story behind the ballet, entitled “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”, was written by Hoffman in 1816 ...

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SHSU Presents “The Bard: Opera’s Celebration of Shakespeare”


by Emily S. Binetti On Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, SHSU Opera will present The Bard: Opera’s Celebration of Shakespeare in the Recital Hall of the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center. This program of opera scenes is intended to commemorate the four-hundred-year anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death ...

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Free Film: Love & Basketball


SHSU Department of Mass Communication will host the final fall installment of the Old Town Theatre Film Series for the fall semester. Starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps in a coming-of-age film about student-athletes, the story follows two friends, beginning to fall for each other, as they try to reach ...

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HCT to Open Comedy “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s”

Murder at the Howard Johnson's

Huntsville Community Theatre announced the opening of their next production, Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, a comedy. Performance Dates: Nov 11, 12, 18, & 19 at 7:30pm, and Nov 13 & 20 at 2:00pm The plot summary, cast list, and more details can be found on HCT’s website. Ticket Prices: ...

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James Surls Exhibit Opening at Wynne Home

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James Surls is a Sam Houston State University graduate from a number years ago, but will soon be returning to Huntsville, to coincide with the installation of his Time and Time Again exhibit at the Wynne Home Arts Center, opening Saturday, November 5. “It’s wonderful to have an artist of ...

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Dance Gallery Festival: Texas Experience

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VON USSAR danceworks presents the 7th Annual The Dance Gallery Festival:  Texas Experience by Emily Schulze Binetti VON USSAR danceworks and The Sam Houston State University Department of Dance present the 7th Annual Dance Gallery Festival: Texas Experience, performances November 4-5 at Sam Houston State University with master classes for students on ...

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Free Double Reed Day at SHSU


Music Professors Bring Day Devoted to Oboists and Bassoonists to SHSU. Double Reed Day provides free activities to college and surrounding community. by Emily Binetti Free and open to all skill levels Double Reed Day will be hosted by the Sam Houston State University School of Music on October 16, 2016, ...

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British Farce To Offer Peek Behind The Theatre Curtain

Noises Off

by Angela Theis  Did you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes of your favorite theatrical performances? “Noises Off” just may provide an answer to that with a comedic look at the eccentricities and outlandish happenings going on behind the curtain.  The Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre and Musical ...

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Volunteers Needed for Haunted Hayride

Haunted Hayride

The City of Huntsville will be hosting the 3rd Annual Haunted Hayride the evening of Saturday, October 22, at Kate Barr Ross Park. We are looking for volunteers who would like to be part of this spooktacular event. If you are interested in letting out your inner zombie and acting ...

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Professor to Host Free Old Town Theatre Film Series

"Port of Shadows, " a 1938 French film, will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29

French film ‘Port of Shadows’ to be screened Sept. 29 The Sam Houston State University Department of Mass Communication and assistant professor of film Grant Wiedenfeld will continue their ongoing film screening series at historic Old Town Theatre in downtown Huntsville. The first of the screenings, “Port of Shadows,” is a 1930s ...

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