Community Arts Series

Welcome from the President

The 62nd season of Hanover’s Community Arts Series (CAS) offers a wide variety of great entertainment and culture right in your own backyard.

We begin with the return of the always popular improv troupe, The Second City, bringing their world-renown satirical sketch and comedy revues. For opera lovers, the Kentucky Opera will perform highlights from “La Traviata.”

Shanren, a folk-fusion band from southwest China, offers original compositions and traditional songs. We’ll kick off 2015 with Michael Cooper: Masked Marvels and Wondertales, who combines handcrafted masks, original stories and outlandish stilt dancing.

Indiana University’s men’s a cappella pop ensemble, Another Round, will have toes tapping. Paulo Padilha and Group will bring the rhythm and swing of urban Brazil.

We end the season with our annual event, The President Honors the Arts, where Hanover’s talented student performers create an exciting evening that is free to the public.

I encourage you to take advantage of these wonderful cultural and entertaining events!

Sue DeWine
President of Hanover College

Welcome, Community Friends!

It is River Valley Financial Bank’s pleasure to again partner with Hanover College for another spectacular season of the Community Arts Series.
Hanover College is one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the nation; unmatched in the beauty of the campus, and unsurpassed in its commitment to educating future generations of bright, energetic and aspiring youth.

This is also River Valley Financial Bank’s home, and home to our employees and customers. We, too, are passionate about sustaining our leadership role in developing and assisting our hometown to reach even greater potential. Community-based arts and entertainment programs in music, theater, the visual arts and the world of books add immeasurably to the quality of life in a community. The many fine programs that we have in Madison and Jefferson County today owe their success in large measure to what the Hanover College Community Arts Series started over 60 years  and continues to this day.

On behalf of both institutions, I want to welcome you personally and hope you will join me at the show!

Sincerely,
Matthew P. Forrester
President, CEO of River Valley Financial Bank

2014-15 Community Arts Series

The Second City

Saturday, September 20, 8:00 p.m., Collier Arena, Horner Center
Adults: advance,$15; @ the door, $18
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $15
Youth (high school and under): $5

America’s famed comedy troupe, The Second City, is coming to town with The Best of The Second City. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation. The Best of The Second City features some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s fifty-two year history.

Learn more about The Second City.
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Kentucky Opera Presents: La Traviata

Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m., Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance,$12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

A special performance featuring highlights from La Traviata (The Fallen Woman) will highlight an evening of Verdi’s beautiful compositions in one of the world’s best-loved operas. Kentucky Opera was founded in 1952 by Moritz von Bomhard and designated the State Opera of Kentucky in 1982.

Learn more about The Kentucky Opera.
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Shelley Cooper '08: Should I Be Sweet

Thursday, October 30, 7:30 p.m., Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance,$12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

A concert by soprano Shelley Cooper ’08. During her four years at Hanover (04-08), Shelley was one of the brightest young stars onstage in both Theatre and Music. Her career since then has taken her to Florida, New York City, Germany, and now Thailand where she teaches Voice and Musical Theatre Performance at Mahidol University in Bangkok.

Operatic lyric favorites and belting show tunes will combine in this gala celebration of her return to her alma mater!

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Shanren

Saturday, November 8, 7:30 p.m., Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance,$12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

Experience the joyful music of Shanren—literally “mountain men.” Hailing from ethnic minority groups who live in the beautiful mountains of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, this Chinese folk-fusion band presents the rich but largely unknown heritage of Southwestern China. Through original compositions and traditional songs, the four musicians fuse their indigenous music with modern styles from around
the globe.

Support provided by the Arts Midwest and the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China.

Learn more about Shanren.
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Michael Cooper: Masked Marvels & Wonderfuls

Saturday, January 24, 7:00 p.m., Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance,$12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

Michael Cooper spins tales and weaves stories using an unusual and colorful cast of characters. Creating a world where dogs wear hats, wild stallions are tamed, giant noses sneeze and fish bait candy to catch children in a pond. A show for all ages, Masked Marvels & Wondertales is sure to capture hearts and stimulate imaginations.

Learn more about Micahel Cooper.
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Another Round: IU's Men's Acapella Pop Ensemble

Saturday, February 7, 7:30 p.m., Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance,$12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

Another Round is a campus favorite and one of the most popular collegiate a capella groups in the country. Undergraduate members have maintained the tradition for the past 16 years, formerly known as Straight No Chaser. Our new album, “Two For the Show” marks a new chapter in the storied history of men’s acapella at Indiana University. It’s a new name. It’s the same sound. It’s Another Round.

Learn more about Another Round.
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Paulo Padilha

Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m., Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Adults: advance,$12; @ the door, $15
Seniors (65+), faculty/staff: $12
Youth (high school and under): $5

Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil with Arts Midwest World Fest’s Paulo Padilha and Group. Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Paulo Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as muse to philosophic ramblings on art. A little samba, a little pop — you’ll dance all the way home!

Support provided by the Arts Midwest, Art Works, National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, National Endowment for the Arst, Minnesota State Arts Board, Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment and BNSF Railway.

Learn more about Paulo Padhila.
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The President Honors the Arts

Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Center for Fine Arts
Free and open to the public

Join President Sue DeWine annual “The President Honors the Arts,” a 90-minute stage show featuring outstanding student performers and presenters in theater, music, visual arts and creative writing, showcasing the depth and breadth of student accomplishment at Hanover College. Preceding the stage show is an invitation-only gala reception with food, wine and entertainment in Duggan Library, which will express our appreciation to our donors and supporters of the arts at Hanover College!


The Regional Arts Partnership is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.