UFPA presents seven January performances

Published: December 21 2012

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts will host seven performances in January, featuring a diverse lineup of artists.

Leading off the month is the adaptation of the memoir of real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch (“Dinner and a Movie,” “Fired!”) and Jeff Kahn (“The Ben Stiller Show,” “40-Year-Old Virgin”), “YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP!,” which will be performed at Squitieri Studio Theatre Jan. 8-12.

“ELVIS LIVES,” a Broadway-style tribute to Elvis Presley, comes to the Phillips Center Jan. 12. The performance features finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life.

January also brings a pair of top-notch dance performances to the Phillips Center Main Stage. On Jan. 19, the U.K. dance company Motionhouse will perform its U.S. premiere of “Scattered,” a production delving into the majesty and savagery of water using projection technology, daring dancing, aerial harnesses and bungees. On Jan. 24, MOMIX returns with “Botanica,” a production displaying dance at its most organic and inventive.

Rounding out UFPA’s January lineup are jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson and his ensemble Wilsonian’s Grain (Jan. 25 at University Auditorium); Vilde Frang (violin) and Michail Lifits (piano) (Jan. 28 at Squitieri Studio Theatre); and the Specticast pre-recorded presentation of Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” (Jan. 20 at the Phillips Center).

For more information on performances or ticket prices call 352-392-2787 or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

To purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets with a valid student ID for January shows at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Student Union, or by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787).

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