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Fine Arts Bldg., Room 229

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766.5139

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Cultural Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

Fall 2016 Schedule

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone, comedienne | Sept 16, 2016

BCPA Concert Hall
General public $35 / Senior, Faculty & Staff $30 / Student $15

“At the top of her game…” San Francisco Chronicle

“Never been funnier…” Boston Globe

Comedienne, author, and panelist on NPR’s #1 show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Paula Poundstone makes her first appearance in Laramie in September of 2016.  Recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-ups of all time, Poundstone won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and was voted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 2010.  Don’t miss your chance to spend an evening with a comedienne that Bob Zany of the Boston Globe heralds as one that “…can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.”  We are proud that Wyoming Public Radio is joining us as a partner for this event as they celebrate 50 years of programming.


Repertory Dance Theatre

Repertory Dance Theatre | October 5, 2016

Laramie High School Auditorium
General public $15 / Senior, Faculty & Staff $12 / Student $10

Cultural Programs joins forces with UW Fine Arts Outreach and the UW Department of Theatre and Dance to bring you a performance by the nation’s oldest repertory dance company.  Presenting a diverse range of modern dance styles and choreographers, RDT is guaranteed to deliver a dynamic and unexpected performance.  Buckle yourself in for a night of grace, athleticism, beauty, and power as we present you with a company that encourages you to embrace the unexpected: art in motion, and it’s here for you in October, 2016.


Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet | October 21, 2016

BCPA Concert Hall
General public $23 / Senior, Faculty & Staff $19 / Student $10

“The world’s hottest classical ensemble or its tightest pop band?  However it helps you to think about the LAGQ, keep the emphasis on superlatives for its unrivaled joy, technical elan and questing spirits.” Los Angeles Times

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) returns to Laramie October 21, 2016, for an evening unlike any other.  Members of the LAGQ have continually set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles worldwide, while perennially redefining themselves in their musical explorations.  One of the most charismatic groups performing today, the LAGQ is recognized as one of America’s premier instrumental ensembles.  We urge you not to miss a group that has a history of sold-out performances in Laramie!



Cashore Marionettes

Cashore Marionettes | November 3, 2016

BCPA Concert Hall
General public $15 / Senior, Faculty & Staff $12 / Student $10

“…beautifully constructed and move with such realism.” Los Angeles Times

“A wonderful world of breath-taking magic is created by one man and his exquisite marionettes.” Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta

A first for Cultural Programs’ greater than 30-year history brings puppetry to Laramie.  Joseph Cashore, creator of the Cashore Marionettes has, for his invention of marionette control mechanisms and achievement of depth of expression and lifelike movement, been honored with the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Fellowship for Performance Art, and has been awarded the highest honor a puppeteer can receive: a UNIMA Citation of Excellence.  Join us for a night that will be magical, enchanting, engaging, and unlike anything you’ve experienced in Laramie, before.



Daniel Hsu, piano

Daniel Hsu, piano | November 18, 2016

BCPA Concert Hall
General public $15 / Senior, Faculty & Staff $12 / Student $10

“…poet…[with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes” Philadelphia Inquirer

At just 18 years of age, pianist Daniel Hsu can boast the honor of being a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist and First Prize winner at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, as well as top prizes at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, the San Jose International Piano Competition, the Pacific Musical Society Piano Competition, and the San Francisco Chopin Competition.  What we’re saying here, essentially, is Hsu’s star is on the rise and you get to experience his playing on the ground floor!  It’s advised we keep an eye on this gentleman – in addition to being a piano superstar in-the-making, he’s also a computer programmer, having been a contributor to the 2015 Apple Design Award-winning project, Workflow.  Playing, first, with the UW Symphony Orchestra on November 17 (Mozart is on the menu), Hsu will play a solo recital on November 18.  Come earn bragging rights to say you heard him first!



Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain | December 6, 2016

BCPA Concert Hall
General public $23 / Senior, Faculty & Staff $19 / Student $10

Holiday celebrations have never been so fun!  Join us as we welcome the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain for an evening of toe-tapping music, hilarious banter, and sheer entertainment all wrapped in a blanket of holiday cheer!  And if an orchestra of ukuleles (all of different sizes) isn’t thrill enough, the UOGB is asking audiences to bring their own ukuleles to play and sing along from your seat in the hall (don’t worry…we’ll post video tutorials so you’re prepared!).  The UOGB, boasting 16 million minutes of “ukuleleation”, has been on the road for greater than 30 years.  Their fans and performances are too many to mention, so you’ll just have to take our word for it, folks: this is one you don’t want to miss!



Ira Glass

WPR 50th Anniversary Events

Ira Glass | October 15, 2016

Laramie High School Auditorium / $55


All Performances Begin at 7:30 PM

Please Contact the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Box Office for Individual or Season Tickets (307-766-6666)





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