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The Other Mozart

The forgotten story of Mozart's genius sister.
DRAMA DESK & Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nominations

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

There was another Mozart - a forgotten genius: Nannerl, the sister of Amadeus. THE OTHER MOZART is the true and untold story of a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

With the opulent beauty of the 18 foot dress that makes up the set, the sweet smell of perfume, and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, the performance creates a multi-sensual experience that the New York Times calls, "Strikingly Beautiful," and transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight -- but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice. Along with music composed by her famous brother and Marianna Martines (a Viennese female composer who inspired Nannerl), the play features original music for the instruments Nannerl knew intimately such as clavichords, music boxes and bells, as well as teacups, fans, and other ordinary objects that might have captured her imagination. There, in communion with the audience, this other Mozart at last tells her story.

"Imagine an eleven-year old girl, performing the most difficult sonatas and concertos of the greatest composers, on the harpsichord or fortepiano, with precision, with incredible lightness, with impeccable taste. It was a source of wonder to many." - Augsburger Intelligenz, May 19, 1763.

2015 DRAMA DESK AWARDS Nomination (Outstanding Sound Design in a Play)
2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nomination (Best Solo Performance)
Eight 2015 New York Innovation Theatre Awards nominations - winning Outstanding Solo Performance and Outstanding Original Music in a Play

“Strikingly beautiful.” – New York Times
"A gem of a show." - The Stage (London)

Venue: Allen Theatreartist informationbuy tickets

General Admission

$18 individual
$75 season tickets

Purchase individual and season tickets through all Select-A-Seat locations, call 806.770.2000 or visit www.selectaseatlubbock.com.

TTU Students

1 free ticket

Present valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk to receive your free ticket.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU Members

$12 general admission

Present valid OLLI ID at the Select-A-Seat Civic Center Box Office or order online using your member promo code.

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To suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series director Jo Moore.

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We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R03 (the Library lot), R11 (the Band lot), R07 (the Administration Building lot), and R13 (the Visitor lot). Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.

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