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Critic’s Picks: Quartet at Old Town Tuesdays, Tacoma Opera’s “The Elixir of Love,” UPS’ “The Cradle Will Rock” and All-Tharp at PNB

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Nov. 5, 2010 at 6:46 am |
October 28, 2010 9:48 am

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Classical Tuesdays

The Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series this month features a UPS faculty-based string quartet playing Gabriela Frank’s “Legends,” a composition reflecting her heritage and travels. 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Free. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

Tacoma Opera drinks “The Elixir of Love”

A flirty soprano, a gullible tenor and a cunning baritone get together for Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love,” staged this weekend by Tacoma Opera. 8 p.m. Nov. 5, 2 p.m. Nov. 7. $25-$64. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, 253-627-7789, www.tacomaopera.com

“The Cradle Will Rock” at UPS

A cast of 25 University of Puget Sound students directed by Marilyn Bennett puts on Marc Blitzstein’s Brechtian opera “The Cradle Will Rock,” about the night when Orson Wells and company marched down Manhattan on being locked out of their theatre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 6, 11, 12; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Ages 6 and up. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu

“All Tharp” for Pacific Northwest Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates legendary American composer Twyla Tharp in an all-Tharp program opening next week, with works including “Opus 111,” “Afternoon Ball” and “Waterbaby Bagatelles.” 7:30 p.m. Nov/ 5, 6, 11, 13; 2 p.m. Nov. 6; 1 p.m. Nov. 14. Tickets from $27. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle Center. 206-441-2424, www.pnb.org

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