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Performing Arts Series

We are thrilled to launch the fourth season of Cushing Academy’s Performing Arts Series. Initiated in 2014, the Series continues to broaden and deepen our students’ exposure to first-rate performing artists, while also providing a service to our extended community. Our performances continue to be free to the public, though we do appreciate voluntary donations that support the continuation of these performances as well as our Performing Arts Program.
Paul Dennis, Artistic Director

Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:00 pm
 
Cowell Chapel*
 
University Dancers is the performing and touring company for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Dance Program, providing a uniquely diverse, creative and artistic education to aspiring performers, dance makers and teaching artists. 

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ONCE IN...NEVER OUT!

Written and performed by June Ballinger

Saturday, January 20, 2018
7:30 pm
  
Joseph R. Curry Academic Center Theatre Room

Once In....Never Out! reveals the true story of Nancy’s service as a female code breaker at Bletchley Park, England during WWII.  The play traces the impact of this extraordinary experience throughout Nancy’s life.  

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Friday, April 13, 2018 8:00 pm
 
Cowell Chapel*
 
Jesse Ruben is a Philly born singer/songwriter currently living in Brooklyn. He has released four independent albums, with his fifth, “A Reply To Violence,” due next year. His songs have been heard on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Degrassi, Switched at Birth, and Teen Mom. His most recent single, “

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All events in the Performing Arts Series are free to the public. Voluntary donations to support this Series and the performing arts at Cushing Academy are welcome and can be made in person at each event or online at www.cushing.org/give.
To reserve your tickets, please e-mail reservations@cushing.org and include your name, contact information, requested event, and number of attendees. Please reserve early as some event venues have limited seating. Unclaimed  tickets will be released to the public 15 minutes prior to showtime.
 
Performance  Locations: 
Performances will be held in Cowell Chapel, located in Cushing’s Main Building and the Theatre Room, located in the Joseph R. Curry Academic Center, lower level.
 
*We regret that Cowell Chapel does not have wheelchair access
The 2017-18 Series combines performances by our current students with productions by professional artists who have ties to Cushing through our faculty and alumni.  Please join us for as many events as you can, and bring along young people ready to absorb music, theatre, dance and musical theatre. In November, The University Dancers, the performing and touring company of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Dance Program will bring their current work to Cowell Chapel. In January, we’re pleased to offer an original one-woman show written and performed by June Ballinger. She portrays Nancy Annan, her mother who died in 2013. Nancy kept a secret for nearly 50 years that she was part of the elite team that developed Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer while at Bletchley Park  during World War II. June portrays her mother through the various decades of life, as well as the three men she loved.  A talk back will follow this production. In the spring Jesse Ruben, a Philly born singer/songwriter will perform in concert. He has released four independent albums, with his fifth, “A Reply To Violence,” due out next year. His most recent single “This Is Why I Need You” premiered on Billboard, and has been streamed more than 6 million times. 
 
Our own performing arts students will open with a one-act play in the fall; followed by The Who’s Tommy, our winter musical production and a spring play, yet to be determined.  Multiple jazz, dance and choral pieces are offered and our stage is busy and productive beginning in September; look for an event each month!  We are excited to reconnect with those of you who attended in the past years, and to welcome those of you who are just discovering our vibrant arts community here at Cushing Academy. See you at the theatre!
 
Julia Ohm, Performing Arts Chair

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Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430
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Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy is a coed, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in and out of the classroom through outstanding academic, art and athletic offerings. Visit our welcoming community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.

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