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Spring 2018 Freed Lineup

Check out some of these great shows that are coming to the Freed Center this Spring semester (photo by Ohio Northern University).

Spring 2018 Freed Lineup

Check out some of these great shows that are coming to the Freed Center this Spring semester (photo by Ohio Northern University).

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will host an assortment of theater and musical performances for the Spring 2018 semester. From symphonies, musical tributes, plays surrounding love and coming-of-age tales, there is always a variety of performances to check out. 

The "Choreographers' Showcase" is the first Spring 2018 performance. On Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biggs Theatre, come see a wide variety of dance styles and performances. The Showcase can also be seen on Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. as well. 

From Feb. 22-25, in the Biggs Theatre, experience "The Wolves." The play tells of an all-girl’s indoor soccer team, struggling to take on the issues of adolescent relationships and the many issues they face as a team. Saturday and Sunday performances will take place at 2 p.m. Also, on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Biggs Theatre, the Ohio Northern Symphony presents Black History and Brahms. To celebrate Black History Month, the Symphony will present pieces from William Grant Still’s "Symphony 1: the Afro American Symphony" and "The Passion of John Brown." The show will be composed by 2011 American Prize for Orchestral Composition winner, Jesse Ayers. 

March kicks off with a Wind Orchestra concert on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biggs Theatre. The performance will be directed by Dr. Thomas Hunt. The Wind Orchestra is composed of skilled members who traveled and performed in several European cities, such as Berlin and Luxembourg. On March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biggs Theatre, be sure to check out the ONU Symphonic Band, a band that plays for military events and several university functions. 

Ever wonder what a Shakespeare sonnet would be like if it were written as a play? From March 22-25, in the Stambaugh Theatre, witness "Love’s Fire." ONU students direct original short plays by great American playwrights, presenting great stories of love and tragedy. Weekend performances will be shown at 2 p.m. 

On April 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biggs Theatre, Sweet Charity will be performed. Charity Hope Valentine, a thinking she’s found love in her man Vittorio Vidal, meets her match when she is stuck in an elevator with the quiet and contempt Oscar Lindquist. Weekend performances begin at 2 p.m. On April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biggs Theatre, be sure to check out the Wind Orchestra. April 29 at 4 p.m. will present works by the Spring Band. 

May also brings many performances and opportunities for a variety of performers. On May 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the Biggs Theatre, the Interactive Family Concert takes place. Popular among families, including kids, this concert shares the music of Profokiev and allows listeners to interact with instruments. The event is welcome for all ages. 

Also on May 5, at 7:30 p.m., the Symphony Season Finale: Bernstein at 100 will take place. Celebrated composer Leonard Bernstein will be honored as the Symphony performs selected works such as “Make our Garden Grow,” "Overture to Candide," and "Chichester Psalms." 

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