CTSA Open House


November 6, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Claire Trevor School of the Arts is one of the premier arts campuses in Orange County. The School maintains a vital presence both nationally and in its surrounding community. At any given moment during the year we have alumni working on both sides of the curtain on Broadway, performing with internationally recognized dance companies and musical ensembles, and receiving critical acclaim in major art press for their exhibitions and performances.

Celebrate our Golden Anniversary as we showcase the talents of our current students and faculty during our Annual Open House. The campus will be bustling with art exhibitions, musical concerts, dance performances, dress rehearsals and more in various CTSA venues.

CTSA would also like to extend a special invitation to our alumni to see the changes made to campus during the past five decades, and to preview what the future holds.

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus     5:30 - 8:00 pm

Free Admission. Public is Welcome. 
Visit www.arts.uci.edu/calendar for updates and additional information.

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above. 

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)



Please note, performances and times are subject to change.  A program is available on campus for the evening's festivities

Galleries (all open 5:30 – 8:00pm):

Ed Moses, Cross-Section
Curated by Kevin Appel & Juli Carson
Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, Room 1201
University Art Gallery, Arts Plaza, Room 151
Room Gallery, ACT Building, Room 1200

Eddo Stern: New Works
Beall Center for Art + Technology, Room 151

Open Studios

4th Floor, Contemporary Arts Center (TBD)
Catalyst Gallery, ACT Building, room 2223

A Gift of Art, Works By Artists Kevin Appel, Barbara T. Smith, Bruce Yonemoto, Liat Yossifor

A special Department of Art Fundraiser with a collection of art by current faculty and alumni.  
Contemporary Arts Center, Lobby
More Info


Dance Wellness Suite

Join Professor of Dance Diane Diefenderfer and UCI dancers as they give demonstrations on our Universal Reformer Equipment and discuss dance wellness and injury prevention. Dr. Art Ando will also offer complimentary orthopedic/musculoskeletal consultations.
5:30 - 6:30 pm, Location:  Mesa Arts Building, level 3

Open Rehearsals

For further information on dates, pricing and location for the following performances, please see the Season-at-a-glance in the back of this program, or visit our website at http://www.arts.uci.edu/

The Last Lifeboat
By Luke Yankee, 2012
Don Hill, Director
Studio 5 or Contemporary Arts Center, xMPL (TBD)
This world premiere of Luke Yankee’s latest play, The Last Lifeboat, reveals the untold story of  J. Bruce Ismay, owner of the White Star Line at the time of the sinking of the Titanic.

By Mary Zimmerman, 1996
Annie Loui, Director
Claire Trevor Theatre
Adapted from the classic Ovid poem and nominated for three Tony Awards in 2002, Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and contemporary in both language and  image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Tennessee Williams, 1955
Jane Page, Director
The 1955 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof explores the complex family relationships of cotton tycoon “Big Daddy” Pollitt and embodies the ubiquitous theme of mendacity—related especially to bowing to the complicated rules of social conduct in Southern society and culture.

UCI Symphony Orchestra
The Isles
Music and Media 220
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, Scottish

New Slate
Sheron Wray, Artistic Director
This diverse and creative program features the choreographic talents of CTSA’s graduate dance students. This showcase includes nine original works, and promises something for every dance enthusiast.

Dance Visions
Molly Lynch, Artistic Director
As UC Irvine celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Department of Dance is thrilled to present a  revival of Founding Chair Eugene Loring’s iconic 1938 American ballet Billy the Kid.  The program will also include works by outstanding faculty members Tong Wang, Shaun Boyle, and Donald McKayle.

Improv Revolution (iRev)
Arts Amphitheater, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Artistic Director: Joel Veenstra

Open Alumni Reception

Located in front of the Claire Trevor Theatre

Live jazz provided by: The Devin Norris Trio

Catering Provided By: Aramark/UCI Catering

Special 50th Anniversary Window Display Courtesy of:

Juli Carr
Morgan Price
Jaymi Smith


November 6, 2014 - 5:30pm
November 6, 2014 - 8:30pm