With every new school year comes a new and exciting lineup of shows at C.W. Post’s own Tilles Center. This year is no exception. With big names, like Idina Menzel and Marilyn Maye, and such renowned broadway plays, such as Fiddler on the Roof and In the Heights, the 2011-2012 season has something for everyone.
What makes it even better is just how accessible these shows are to students. Not only is the theater right on campus, but students can also buy tickets for just $12 apiece when they present their student identifications at the box office.
This discounted price is not new to Post, however many students might overlook this opportunity. Emily Edwards, a senior theater major, feels that the Tilles Center is a great asset to the community at C.W. Post. She said, “The student discount inspires me to see more productions,” which is certainly something students are encouraged to use to their advantage. The Tilles Center also provides students with a multitude of different performances and events to choose from. There are also certain performances that offer something called Performance Plus! This event is offered for several of the performances scheduled to take place this year. Performance Plus! events cost five dollars and are presented before the main performance happening that night. They often include lectures or discussions by professors of C.W. Post or individuals directly connected to the performance. They give audience members insight into productions, artistic concepts, and what it is like to be a performer on the stage.
Tilles Center box-office hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., from Monday through Saturday. For more information about tickets, seating, and upcoming performances, visit www.tillescenter.org.
Here are the upcoming October performances worth looking into:
10/2 – The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra: Live from Las Vegas
10/8 – Thanos Petrelis and So Tiri
10/9 – Ariel Quartet
10/14 – Tedeschi Trucks Band Revelator Tour 2011
10/15 – The Flying Karamazov Brothers
10/16 – State Symphony Capella of Russia, Direct from Moscow
10/21 – Debby Boone in Reflections of Rosemary
10/22 – Tosca
10/28 – Brian Stokes Mitchell
10/29 – Ruben Blades
10/30 – In the Heights
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