COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARYBALLET “Complexions...a matchless American dance company.” —Philadelphia Enquirer Complexions has been hailed as one of New York City’s finest dance companies. Choreographers Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, two stars of the Alvin Ailey dance universe, founded the company in 1994 and have reinvented dance through a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures. The company has been awarded numerous New York Times Critic’s Choice Awards, toured five continents, and been featured on TV’s So You Think You Can Dance. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 7:30 PM | LAXSON AUDITORIUM $42 PREMIUM | $35 ADULT | $33 SENIOR $25 YOUTH | $15 CHICO STATE STUDENT San Francisco Grand Opera Cinema Series SHOWBOAT By Jerome Kern “A broad array of theatrical delights; rollicking dance numbers, big crowd scenes, intimate emotion, and sheer romance.”—San Francisco Chronicle A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism. The magnificent Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II score, which includes such classic songs as “Ol’ Man River,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “Make Believe,” and “You Are Love” sounds glorious under the baton of music-theater maestro John DeMain. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 2 PM | ZINGG RECITAL HALL $18 ADULT | $16 SENIOR $10 YOUTH & CHICO STATE STUDENT Other operas featured in the San Francisco Grand Opera Cinema Series include: Norma (p. 10), Susannah (p. 14), and Cinderella (p. 21). 7 TICKETS | 530.898.6333 • •