The Big Show
A site-specific celebration of AVPA and the Robert Frost Auditorium
Thursday, December 18
6PM 7PM TOURS ARE SOLD OUT!
8PM OPEN HOUSE HAS NO CAPACITY LIMIT!
One-hour walking tours of the installations and performances throughout the building will be conducted at 6:00 and 7:00pm.
Open House begins at 8:00pm.
A reception will take place beginning at 7pm - light food and beverages will be available.
Attendance and Ticketing Options:
• Purchase a tour at 6 pm and/or 7 pm – choose a track (A, B, C, or D) [please note: each tour is limited to 20 people]
• Purchase an Open House general admission which begins at 8 pm – all installations will be available to view, and many performances will have reprises during the 8-9 pm hour (Open House ticket holders may arrive for the reception beginning at 7 pm).
There are 3 links to follow to purchase your tickets:
For 6 pm tours, click here: [6PM TOUR IS ALMOST SOLD OUT!]
For 7 pm tours, click here: [7PM TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT!]
For Open House general admission, click here: [PLENTY OF TICKETS AVAILABLE - SEE ALL THE INSTALLTIONS AND MOST OF THE PERFORMANCES DURING THE OPEN HOUSE!]
Students from all five AVPA departments are performing and presenting their work for The Big Show. Please go to this link to download the full Cast and Locations list to see which students are on which of the four tours (A, B, C, or D). Click here for the listings:
For the first time in AVPA’s 19-year existence, a production that involves all five of our departments will also involve the entire building that we call “home.” The Robert Frost Auditorium is where many of our classes, workshops, meetings, and performances have taken place over the years. Students have spent countless hours studying, rehearsing, working, building, eating, sleeping, and performing in the building. Our “Big Show” will give the audience a chance to experience various works by all five departments throughout the many areas of the building, especially those never used for performance before.
Visual art students have been collaborating with music department composers to create 10 installations that will be on view during the evening. 9 location-based pieces, as well as 1 mobile piece/student, will highlight various areas of the building.
Dance will perform pieces from the stage, the orchestra pit, from within the audience and lighting booth, the lobby and ticket booth, as well as upstairs in the makeup/dressing room area.
Film will create installations in a hallway, restrooms, and stairwells.
Balconies in the scene shop will transform into performance spaces for scenes from classic theatrical productions. A collaboration with the Rogue Artists Ensemble will present a Greek-inspired performance from the orchestra pit.
Collaborating with the visual artists, composers have created soundscapes for 10 installations. Roving musicians will also pop-up and perform, as well as entertaining during the reception.