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Mystery Science Theater presents scinematic Titanic at the University of Nevada, Reno, Nov. 3



Original team from MST3K to riff live on stage from the peanut gallery at Nightingale Hall!

From Joel Hodgson, creator of those movie-riffin’ robots and the Peabody Award-winning cult-TV comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (named one of 100 Best TV Shows of All Time by TIME Magazine), comes another milestone in wise-cracking commentary. In this new feature-length movie-riffing show, Cinematic Titanic pits the original human members of the MST3K company against one of the cheesiest films ever, giving them ample opportunity to riff their insanely irreverent comments from the peanut gallery – this time live on stage – while the movie plays on.

As part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Performing Arts Series, the original five-person MST3K team brings Cinematic Titanic to Nightingale Concert Hall on the University campus Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Laugh riots will certainly abound with the Cinematic Titanic team, which includes Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, Frank Conniff and Mary Jo Pehl. Their original work on Mystery Science Theater was called “some of the hippest, deepest satire of a generation” by journalist Keith Olbermann.

To see more of Keith Olbermann’s take on Cinematic Titanic and his MSNBC interview with the actors, visit the Performing Arts Series at http://www.unr.edu/pas/titanic.htm . For more about Cinematic Titanic and Mystery Science Theater, visit http://cinematictitanic.com and http://www.mst3k.com .

“Top Ten!” – Rolling Stone
“The Led Zeppelin of movie riffers.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch

Individual tickets for Cinematic Titanic are Adult $30/ Senior $26/ Student $12. To purchase tickets online and for more about the Performing Arts Series, visit http://www.unr.edu/pas . Individual tickets also may be purchased in person at Lawlor Events Center, 1500 N. Virginia St., Reno, lower level entrance, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and at the Church Fine Arts Building box office, one hour prior to performances.

Nightingale Concert Hall is located in the University’s Church Fine Arts Building just south of 14th St. on North Virginia St. in Reno. A convenient patron drop-off area is located in front of the Church Fine Arts Building at the Virginia St. entrance. Parking is free on arts events evenings after 7 p.m. (and on weekends) in the University’s Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, which is north of the Church Fine Arts Building and south of Lawlor Events Center.

The 2011-12 Performing Arts Series continues with:

The Assad Brothers
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 * 7:30 p.m.
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, UNR campus

Multiple Latin Grammy winners described by critics as nothing short of “guitar gods,” Sergio and Odair Assad have been commanding the rarefied world of guitar virtuosity for more than four decades. From jazz to the classics and in their profoundly unassuming but consummately exceptional way, they also play with such other masters as Paquito D’Rivera and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Listen for them on the sound track of Julia Roberts’ recent film Duplicity. A compelling and brilliant duo indeed. “. . . jaw-dropping . . . a show-stopper if there ever was one!” – Classic FM Magazine
For more about the Assad Brothers, visit http://www.assadbrothers.com .
Individual tickets: Adult $30/ Senior $26/ Student $12.

50th Anniversary Celebration of the Reno Jazz Festival with The Mingus Big Band
Friday, April 27, 2012 * 7:30 p.m.
Lawlor Events Center, UNR campus

Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “showcasing music’s future,” the Reno Jazz Festival has been bringing Grammy winners, jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists to town for nearly half a century. The Performing Arts Series is proud to partner in celebrating the festival’s 50th anniversary by hosting the world-class Mingus Big Band to wow the enthusiastic fans of RJF. The 14-piece Grammy-nominated band celebrates the music of the legendary late composer/bassist Charles Mingus, under the direction Sue Mingus. Jazz greats who regularly play with the band include such superstars as Randy Brecker, Robin Eubanks, Jeff “Tain” Watts and many more. “The hippest big band in the universe – robust, earthy, sanctified.” – Time Out New York

For more about the Mingus Big Band, visit http://www.mingusmingusmingus.com .
Individual tickets: Adult $33/ Senior $29/ Student $15.

For more information about the University’s Performing Arts Series, call (775) 784-4046, email [email protected] or visit: http://www.unr.edu/pas . For additional performance, gallery and arts events at the University of Nevada, Reno, visit the arts365 Calendar website: http://www.unr.edu/arts . Email: [email protected]

While the Performing Arts Series prides itself in bringing some of the finest performers in the world to the University of Nevada, Reno each season, occasionally an unforeseen occurrence calls for an artist to cancel a performance. If a cancellation requires us to schedule another performer, the series will always seek to substitute a comparable artist with similar credentials and performance standards within a related genre.

Funding for the Performing Arts Series is provided in part by the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts and Extended Studies; the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, and the Graduate Student Association; the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency; National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission; Western States Arts Federation; For the Love of Jazz; the Fulton Fund; and Sierra Arts. Accommodations for guest artists have been provided by the Sands Regency Casino Hotel.

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