Brittany Jackson, Copy Editor

Each fall, campus is buzzing with events, and this semester is no different. The calendar is full of performances by talented Lutes campuswide. Here is a look at some of the upcoming events.

Starting off the year is the University Jazz ensemble’s first concert at 8 p.m. , Oct. 3, in the Karen Hille Phillips Center. The ensemble will perform music ranging from classic big band jazz to modern contemporary styles. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for seniors and free to the Pacific Lutheran University community.

A number of theatre performances will take the stage this semester. The first is the student-directed, dark comedy “The Play About The Baby.” This production blurs the line between reality and fantasy as a young couple must cope with the loss of a newborn baby and ultimately question whether the baby ever truly existed. Students can catch the show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 in the Karen Hille Phillip Center.
Music will fill the air as the University Symphony Orchestra begins its busy season on Oct. 14 in Lagerquist Concert Hall. The performance begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are available through the Concierge Desk.

Students who enjoy singing can attend the Oct. 21 and 22 performances of the Fall Choral Concert in Lagerquist Concert Hall. Performances will be by the Choir of the West, University Chorale, University Singers and University Men’s Chorus. Both performances are at 8 p.m.

Also on stage is the thoughtful play “The Boys Next Door,” which explores the triumphs and frustrations of the daily lives of four developmentally disabled men. The cast features a group of fresh faces. With a total of eight spots, first-year students dominate the cast list. The show opens 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Karen Hille Phillips Center and runs through Oct. 26.

Musical theatre returns Oct. 30—Nov. 1 with the student-run production “Night of Musical Theatre.” The production consists of a series of short musical sketches highlighting the funny and not-so-funny parts of being a young adult. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Karen Hille Phillips Center.

The music continues with the talented voices of PLUtonic and HERmonic, PLU’s men’s and women’s a cappella groups. Along with amazing voices, each group boasts regional and national achievements in high-level competition. Their first performance is 8 p.m. Oct. 29 in Lagerquist Concert Hall.

With all of these great upcoming performances this season, students should mark their calendars so they don’t miss out on the fun. ◼︎

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