PAC’k your schedule this fall

PACk your schedule this fall

Patrick Woehrlen ‘14, Staff Writer

There is a veritable goldmine of entertainment right here on campus. The W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting several events throughout the semester. Ranging from theatre, dance, music and art, there seems to be something for everybody.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, between 1 and 4 p.m. the Performing Arts Center will be holding an Injury Prevention and Nutrition Workshop. It will be an afternoon of different lectures and demonstrations aimed at teaching students about nutrition, functional strength and how to prevent injury through various stretches. It is recommended that attendees wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

In September, the Performing Arts Center will also be opening their season with some big numbers.

On Sept. 12, guest vocalist Jane Monheit will treat a cozy crowd to an evening of jazz in the Jesuit Theatre. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $25. Monheit is a Grammy nominated singer, and has worked alongside artists such as Michael Bublé and Terence Blanchard. She has released several albums and is featured on the soundtrack for “Sky Captain in the World of Tomorrow,” singing “Over the Rainbow.”

Starting Sept. 17, the second floor lobby will feature a student exhibition of black and white photography called, “The World in Close Up.” This exhibit will make the Wilson Art Gallery only one of two places to enjoy fine art.

On Sept. 27, for the Friday of Family Weekend, the Jazzuits will have a concert in the Jesuit Theatre from 9 until 10 p.m.

The next day, Saturday, Sept. 28, the Performing Arts Center’s student-run theatre company, Major Arcana, will be putting on an improv show, “Fools and Follies,” with two show times starting at 7 and 8 p.m.

The Le Moyne Student Dance Company [LSDC] is also a great portion of the Performing Arts Center. The auditions took place last Friday, bringing in 15 new students for a total of 38 dancers.  Their first performance won’t be until November 21 – with shows on the 21, 22 and 23 – but there is a lot to look forward to until then.

“The talent in our company has grown and our show will have a variety of dances, including tap, contemporary, jazz, modern and hip hop,” said Jennifer Sikora, LSDC’s president.

Sikora also added that the team is looking forward to promoting their group and helping out in the community through a t-shirt sale.

“One thing we are really excited about working on is creating and selling ‘LSDC #1 Fan’ t-shirts,” she said. “Students, faculty, and the Le Moyne community will be able to purchase the shirts, and all proceeds will go the WindDancers, a special needs dance group with the Madison-Cortland ARC.”

So make sure you stay on your toes, get your t-shirt and catch the college’s biggest and best dance shows once they begin!

If you would like more information about events or to buy tickets, visit the office in the Performing Arts Center on the second floor, the box office in the first floor lobby, or call 315-445-4523. You can also visit the Department of Visual and Performing Arts Facebook page at LSDC is also active on social media, visit them on Facebook [], Twitter (@LeMoyneSDC), Instagram [@lemoynestudentdancecompany], Vine [@LSDC] and YouTube [LMCStudentDanceCo].