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‘Arts Alive!’ offers three events

November 5, 2010

Friday, Nov. 12 brings the centerpiece of MacMurray’s Fine Arts Series -- Arts Alive!, an evening of the visual arts, music and theater.

All events are free (the previously announced admission charge has been waived). Space is limited, so please make reservations by calling 479-7016.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception in the Putnam Center for the Arts, at the corner of State and Clay streets in Jacksonville, followed by:

Visual artist Chris Valle’s work will be on display in the Applebee Gallery in Putnam Center.

The MacMurray Women’s Vocal Ensemble will perform at 6:00 p.m. in Thoresen Recital Hall at the Putnam Center.

And at 7:30 p.m., there will be a production of “Vanities” by Jack Heifner in the Marian Chase Schaeffer Studio Theatre. The performance will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Arts Alive! is only one evening of the three-night run of “Vanities.” The play will also be performed 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Schaeffer theater. Admission will be $5 for the general public and free with a school ID for MacMurray, Lincoln Land Community College and Illinois College students. Admission for other students is $3. Seating is limited so make reservations by calling 479-7208 or e-mailing

Two Jacksonville actors will be among the three-member cast:

Dakota Beavers (Kathy) is an English teacher at Waverly High School and is a graduate of Jacksonville High School. She has appeared in several area productions, most notably in Jacksonville Theatre Guild's To Kill a Mockingbird. Last spring, MacMurray audiences enjoyed Beavers in the MacMurray production of A... My Name is Alice. This December, she can be seen in White Christmas at JTG.

Bailey Brammeier (Joanne) teaches at Jacksonville High School. She recently starred as Audrey in the Jacksonville Theatre Guild's Little Shop of Horrors and as Ado Annie in Oklahoma!

Teresa Marcotte (Mary), a MacMurray junior in the Interpreter Training Program, considers this her first “real” play. Marcotte, of Kankakee, is no stranger to the stage, however, having performed at Carnegie Hall with the MacMurray College Choir this past summer. She is serving this year as the choir’s President.

For more information, contact:

Public Relations, MacMurray College
Work: 217-479-7181 | Cell: 217-883-3340
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