York College (The City University of New York)

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The Mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to foster an engaging and effective educational environment that promotes the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and other creative endeavors; and service.

 

This Mission attaches importance to  Excellence, Integrity, and Respect as institutional values and to Accountability, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement as key operating principles for students, faculty, and staff. Further, this Mission is pursued in the context of the Vision and Mission of York College and The City University of New York,  and is conscious of the need to be responsive to the changing realities of our Borough, City, State, Nation, and Global Society.


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AIDA  | Open: 05/09/15 Close: 05/09/15
The timeless story of the enslaved Nubian princess, Aida becomes romantically entangled with the Egyptian captain, Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love grows deeper, Aida is forced to find balance between her heart’s yearning for Radames, and her responsibility to lead her people. Tony Award and National Broadway Theatre Award winner for best Musical, Music by Sir Elton John and Lyrics by Tim Rice.  With award winning songs such as “Written in the Stars” and many more, this is a production of AIDA like you’ve never seen before.


About the Company: York College (The City University of New York)

The Mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to foster an engaging and effective educational environment that promotes the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and other creative endeavors; and service.

 

This Mission attaches importance to  Excellence, Integrity, and Respect as institutional values and to Accountability, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement as key operating principles for students, faculty, and staff. Further, this Mission is pursued in the context of the Vision and Mission of York College and The City University of New York,  and is conscious of the need to be responsive to the changing realities of our Borough, City, State, Nation, and Global Society.

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All in the Timing  | Open: 03/18/11 Close: 03/22/11
 

To begin the Spring semester of the 2010-2011 Season, the York College Theatre present’s an evening of comic jems exploring the pleasures and perversities of contemporary life in ALL IN THE TIMING.

All In The Timingconsists of nine zany comedies all linked through the theme of time, communication and relationships. Playwright David Ives, a John Gassner Playwrighting Award winner, takes the audience on a veritable roller coaster of excitement and exploration. All in the Timing was the surprise comedy hit of the 1994 Off-Broadway theatre season in New York. Vincent Canby of the New York Times says the show is "like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, but has the density of thought and precision of poetry. All In The Timing is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words."  This production contains adult language and situations, and is not recommended for very young audiences.

Under the direction of Professor Timothy J. Amrhein, this production will feature the evocative set designs of faculty member David T. Jones, built by York College students under the direction of CLT G. Lawrence Belcon.  It also features vivid lighting of guest designer, Daniel Winters.  CLT, Jessica Pecharsky, member of Actor’s Equity Association, rounds off the list as production/stage manager.

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Anna in the Tropics  | Open: 10/17/08 Close: 10/25/08
To kick off the opening-night of Anna in the Tropics at York College, playwright Nilo Cruz, will make a special appearance and presentation about his play and his career as a Cuban-American artist/playwright. This event, sponsored by the Office of the President, the Pluralism and Diversity Committee, and the York College Theatre will begin at 4pm on Friday, October 17, 2008, followed by the performance of Anna in the Tropics at 5:30pm

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this lyrical and romantic story is an ode to great literature and a time gone by. Set in 1929, this play tells the story of a family of cigar workers whose lives are changed by the arrival of a new lector who reads Anna Karenina to the workers. The spirit of Tolstoy's novel affects each character, and with each chapter, new desires and jealousies erupt in the factory. Even the novel's deadly love triangle starts to play itself out. The play raises the dichotomy of a time when the sound of a human voice reading poetry is about to be replaced by the percussive sound of a factory full of machines.

The cast, under the direction of York College Associate Professor for Theatre Timothy J. Amrhein, features York College students: Joseph Grasso (Douglaston) as Santiago, Bency Pierre (Bellmore) as Cheché, Linda Mendivel (Jamaica) as Ofelia, Staci Ishmael (Valley Stream) as Marela, Francis Madi (Hempstead) as Conchita, Devon Phillips (Brooklyn) as Palomo, Erick Avila (Bronx) as Eliades, and Bijan Daryan (Bayside) as Juan Julian Rio.

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Dreamgirls  | Open: 05/03/13 Close: 05/12/13
CATCH THE DREAM!  Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the sensational new production of DREAMGIRLS tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Eyen, DREAMGIRLS features the unforgettable hits: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Steppin' To The Bad Side."  This Tony and Academy Award winning musical sparkles like never before!

 

Directed by Timothy J. Amrhein

Musical Direction by Jonathan Quash

Choreography by Danielle Hannah Bensky

Produced by Matthew Katz

 

 
 


About the Company: York College (The City University of New York)

The Mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to foster an engaging and effective educational environment that promotes the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and other creative endeavors; and service.

 

This Mission attaches importance to  Excellence, Integrity, and Respect as institutional values and to Accountability, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement as key operating principles for students, faculty, and staff. Further, this Mission is pursued in the context of the Vision and Mission of York College and The City University of New York,  and is conscious of the need to be responsive to the changing realities of our Borough, City, State, Nation, and Global Society.

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Fame The Musical  | Open: 12/03/10 Close: 12/12/10
Set in New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, “Fame The Musical” is bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

Adult content. For mature audiences only.

 


 

Directed by Timothy J. Amrhein

Scenic Design by David T. Jones

Costume Design by Allison Crutchfield

Lighting Design by Daniel Winter

Musical Direction by Jonathan Quash

Choreography by Jessica Morales

 

Assistant Director - Kevin Fandino

Production Stage Manager - Jessica Morales

Technical Director - Garth Belcon


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La Luz De Un Cigarrillo  | Open: 10/26/12 Close: 11/01/12
 

One week only of the hit play, La Luz De Un Cigarrillo at the York College Theatre (CUNY) in Queens!  The world primiere of the play in English, Oct. 26 at 4pm, Oct. 27 at 2pm and Oct. 30 at 12noon.  In Spanish, Oct. 27 at 8pm, Oct. 28 at 3pm and Nov. 1 at 12noon.  After the play on Oct. 26 at 4pm and Oct. 27 at 8pm, we have a talkback with the playwright, Marco Antonio Rodriguez.

Many believe the bulk of the Dominican American experience in New York City lies in Washington Heights, but in the unexpected corners of now gentrified upper mid-town are remnants of what once was: Lucecita Ortensia Cruz is one of only a handful of Dominican immigrants that stubbornly remains in this neighborhood.

A sudden death in the family forces her son, Julio César, to return to the City after a five year self-imposed absence.  In the course of two nights they attempt to rekindle the love and appreciation for each other and their Dominican roots.  But hidden secrets are unexpectedly revealed and threaten to destroy an already thin bond.

 

For more information or reservations, please visit us at http://www.laluzdeuncigarrillo.com and in Spanish http://www.laluzdeuncigarrilloes.com or call the box office at (718) 262-5375.


About the Company: York College (The City University of New York)

The Mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to foster an engaging and effective educational environment that promotes the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and other creative endeavors; and service.

 

This Mission attaches importance to  Excellence, Integrity, and Respect as institutional values and to Accountability, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement as key operating principles for students, faculty, and staff. Further, this Mission is pursued in the context of the Vision and Mission of York College and The City University of New York,  and is conscious of the need to be responsive to the changing realities of our Borough, City, State, Nation, and Global Society.

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Little Shop Of Horrors  | Open: 05/01/09 Close: 05/09/09
Down-and-out Skid Row floral assistant Seymour becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore offering him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite… but as Audrey II’s hungry demands increase, all that Seymour holds dear is threatened as the plant’s sinister agenda for global domination is revealed.


Little Shop of Horrors opened at the Orpheum Theatre on July 27, 1982 with Lee Wilkof playing the part of Seymore and Ellen Greene as Audrey, the girl of his dreams. The offbeat little musical won over the majority of the critics and enjoyed a run of 2,209 performances. In addition to the original long-running 1982 off-Broadway production and subsequent Broadway production, the musical has been performed all over the world and was also made into a 1986 film of the same name, directed by Frank Oz.


This production, under the direction of Timothy J. Amrhein, includes sets by David T. Jones, costumes by Rauil Aktanov, lights by Paul Hudson, and musical direction by Jonathan Quash.
 

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Oleanna  | Open: 11/19/08 Close: 11/21/08
Oleanna is a two-character play about the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students who accuses him of sexual harassment and, by doing so, spoils his chances of being accorded tenure. The play's title, taken from a folk song, refers to a 19th-century escapist vision of utopia. This show is for mature audiences only. Previews begin November 19 at 4PM, with performances running November 20 at 6PM and November 21 at 4PM and 8PM. This production stars Solomon Peck as John and Adrianna Riolo as Carol.
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Rent  | Open: 05/04/12 Close: 05/13/12
In what is the first-ever collaborative effort among the Theatre Discipline and the York College Performing Arts Center, York College Theatre presents RENT, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème.  RENT tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City

 

TIMOTHY J. AMRHEIN (Director)
ALEX CONSTANTINIDES (Assistant Director)
JONATHAN QUASH (Musical Director)
MATTHEW KATZ (Director of the Performing Arts Center)

DAVID T. JONES (Set Designer)
ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD (Costume Designer)
DANIEL WINTERS (Lighting Designer)


JESSICA MORALES (Production Stage Manager & Choreographer)
G. LAWRENCE BELCON (Technical Director)
JACQUELINE BAILEY (Series Manager & Publicity)
KWAME CLARKE (Performing Arts Center Production Manager)

 

Visit the RENT at York College website and follow us on Facebook.

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Scapin  | Open: 12/04/09 Close: 12/12/09
Moliere’s comedic fable brims with colorful characters and merry mayhem, in a sparkling adaptation by noted clown Bill Irwin.  Scapin is the clever servant who outsmarts (almost) everyone, especially the foolish rich.  Don’t miss the comic romp that stomps the pomp.

 

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Slapdash  | Open: 10/20/11 Close: 10/27/11
“SLAPDASH” is a fast-paced, funny, “audience-interactive” improv performance in the tradition of "Whose Line is It Anyway?" Two improv teams spontaneously compete to act out hilarious, unscripted scenes as they try to “out-perform” each other in the show where “everything's made up and the points don't matter.”


About the Company: York College (The City University of New York)

The Mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to foster an engaging and effective educational environment that promotes the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and other creative endeavors; and service.

 

This Mission attaches importance to  Excellence, Integrity, and Respect as institutional values and to Accountability, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement as key operating principles for students, faculty, and staff. Further, this Mission is pursued in the context of the Vision and Mission of York College and The City University of New York,  and is conscious of the need to be responsive to the changing realities of our Borough, City, State, Nation, and Global Society.

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Yo Soy Latina  | Open: 03/19/10 Close: 03/25/10
Six “Latina” women of differing backgrounds meet in a classroom that becomes a forum for their life experiences, fears and dreams. This moving comedy/drama features a fascinating and diverse ensemble of Latinas and challenges perceptions of homogenization and cultural stereotypes. Immediately following the March 25 performance, please join us for a panel discussion with playwright Linda Nieves-Powell and other Latina artists as they discuss "Latinas in the Arts".

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