From May 18-June 2, Jenny Wiley Theatre will be showing Million Dollar Quartet. The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
The 4th annual UPIKE FMA Film Festival is set to begin on April 26 and run through April 28. The festival was founded by current UPIKE students David Chapman and Aaron Asbury in the spring of 2015. Over 150 entries have been received locally and internationally. Films range from short films, music videos, college films, middle school and high school films, to a feature-length film. Also, for the first time ever, there will be a screenplay contest tied into the three-day event.
All 150 films are currently being judged by the UPIKE Film Festival class. There will be screenings designated for middle school and high school films, college films, professional films, and for a feature-length film. Not all submissions will be presented, as only the films voted in by the UPIKE students will be screened.
There will be cash prizes that will be divided up into a variety of rewards for films including:
Best of Show
Best Professional Film
Best College Film
Best High School Film
Best Middle School Film
Best UPIKE Student Film
In addition, there will be an award for the best feature screenplay and the best short film screenplay. Also, any high school senior that submits a film of high quality will be considered for a Film & Media Arts scholarship to UPIKE. Filmmakers must be present at the festival to win cash prizes.
This event will be located on the 7th floor of the HPE building located on the UPIKE campus.
For more information, please visit www.fmafest.org.