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January 22, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, dance — and students perform ‘Reefer Madness’

 The cast of the Undergraduate Theater Society's production of "Reefer Madness," playing in the Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theater Jan. 23 through Feb. 2.

The cast of the Undergraduate Theater Society’s production of “Reefer Madness,” playing in the Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theater Jan. 23 through Feb. 2. MelodyDonais

Dance and drama lead this busy week of UW Arts, with the Dance Program’s Dance Faculty Concert and later, “Reefer Madness” by the Undergraduate Theater Society and the School of Drama’s production of “Reading to Vegetables.”

Dance Faculty Concert
Jan.22-26 | Meany Studio Theater
A presentation of dance choreographed by UW Dance Program faculty and performed by students. “Pony” was choreographed by new faculty member Rachael Lincoln, “From Here”choreographed by Jürg Koch and “Beats Me,” choreographed by Jennifer Sullivan, all in collaboration with the student dancers. More info.

“Reefer Madness”
Jan. 23- Feb. 2 | Hutchinson Hall, Cabaret Theater
This musical satire tells the story of Jimmy, a 16-year-old all-American whose life unravels after being introduced to marijuana. With a catchy pop music undertone, this musical being produced by the Undergraduate Theater Society portrays the dangers of drugs and addiction with an over-the-top comedic twist while showing us that there is a little “madness” in all of us. More info.

Grupo Corpo
8 p.m., Jan. 23-25 | Meany Hall
This Brazilian contemporary dance company combines the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms, the liquid swing of jazz and the technical prowess of ballet, with energy to burn. More info.

UW Chamber Orchestra
7:30 p.m., Jan. 24 | Brechemin Auditorium
Members of the orchestra perform works by Mozart and Haydn. More info.

Artifact ID Day
1-3:30 p.m., Jan. 25 | Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Join the Burke Museum for the one day a year where all of their experts are in one place to help you delve more into the objects that matter to you. Past Artifact ID Days have uncovered such rare items as a 5,000-year-old stone tool, a twined basketry doll made by a Tlingit weaver and a drinking cup made from a walrus’ tusk. What do you have? More info.

Reading to Vegetables

Anna Lamadrid in “Reading to Vegetables,” Jan. 29-Feb. 9.Mike Hipple

“Reading to Vegetables”
7: 30 p.m., Jan. 29-Feb. 9 | Penthouse Theater
The opportunity to bring a brand new play from page to stage is rare for student directors. With “Reading to Vegetables,” Tina Polzin, a student in School of Drama’s Professional Director Training Program, worked directly with Portland-based playwright EM Lewis to create a Hitchcockian world of suspense. More info.