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Center of Performing Arts announces 2003-2004 season

Santa Clara, Calif.-- Sept 8, 2003 – Santa Clara University’s Center of Performing Arts opens its 2003-2004 season this month with a diverse array of dance, music, and theatre productions.

The new season, begins Friday, Sept. 26, with a “Meet the Musicians” concert, that presents the talents of Santa Clara University student and faculty performers, directors, choreographers, and crew.

The season will include several new projects: "Barred from Life," a faculty choreographed and performed performance that will explore the human experience of individuals wrongfully convicted of crimes; a cabaret performance by alumna and Broadway performer Jeanne Smith, and an end-of year-musical, “Kiss Me Kate.”  Some annual favorites will also take on new forms as the Jazz Ensemble joins the Choral Ensembles for the holiday “Festival of Lights” performance.

“The new season displays a diverse cross section of music, dance, and theater designed to challenge the mind, stir the heart, and uplift the spirit,” says Jerald Enos, director of the Center of Performing Arts. “We consider it a wonderful opportunity to show off the talent, the artistry, and the creativity of our students and faculty, and we invite audiences to share in that opportunity.” 

SCU’s Center of Performing Arts offers two season subscription options that are currently on sale. Subscription prices range from $25-$35 for a Mayer Theatre Three-Show Subscription.  A flexible Create Your Own Subscription’ package can also be purchased.  Single ticket prices range from $5-$14.  Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available.

For a complete list of performances and ticket information, contact 408-554-4015 or visit

About the Center  of Performing Arts
Center of Performing Arts at Santa Clara University, formed in January 1996, includes the University’s Department of Theatre and Dance and Department of Music.The purpose of the center is to allow artistic exchange between the artists in each of these fields of study. Graduates include Emmy award winners, Broadway directors and performers, designers, and administrators. SCU students have gone on to graduate programs at some of the country's leading schools such as the Curtis Institute, Eastman, Cleveland Institute, Indiana, USC, UCLA, and the American Conservatory Theatre. For more information on the CPA or scheduled performances, visit

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,060 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master’s universities, California's oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. More information is online at



<p>Theater productions are in the spotlight in the Center of Performing Arts 2003-04 season.</p>

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