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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

From Mozart to The Nutcracker: The Magic of the MAC

Behind-the-scenes, Onstage, and Backstage Tour of the Musical Art Center with a preview of this fall's opera and ballet productions.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Ave.
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below



The MAC tour will be led by house manager Tridib Pal and will provide the opportunity to see what happens at the MAC that produces the magic of its operas and ballets, including the upcoming productions of The Marriage of Figaro, Hansel and Gretel, and The Nutcracker. From the public spaces to the stage where musical stars and stars of the future perform to behind-the-scenes shops where elaborate sets and costumes are designed and built on site.

One of the grandest performance venues in the United States, the Musical Arts Center seats 1,460 and features acoustical design and technical capabilities that are among the best in the United States. Regularly compared to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the main stage is 90 feet wide by 60 feet deep. The backstage area occupies more than half the building and provides a state-of-the art theater space for technical work.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in going on the tour, please e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "MAC tour" and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied.

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