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For Immediate Release
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Oakland invites area performance art lovers to indulge themselves after work

     Rochester, Mich. – The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University is proud to announce the second season of its popular Thursday Arts-After-Work performances.

     This engaging series of diverse and professional-quality productions invites all area performing arts lovers to spend time in the inspiring company of faculty and student musicians, actors and dancers.

     Arts-After-Work features roughly hour-long performances starting at 6 p.m., which allows attendees to avoid rush hour traffic and enjoy their evenings feeling refreshed and uplifted. What's more, tickets for all series performances are "Pay What You Wish," with a minimum contribution of $1.

     To once again kick off the Arts-After-Work season, the highly acclaimed OU Jazz Faculty will present a dynamic array of compositions in a Thursday, Sept. 20, concert that promises to have listeners tapping their feet and marveling at the sounds they're hearing. Following this performance will be must-see events featuring opera, musical theatre, world music, dance and more. To see the full season line-up, visit

     All Arts-After-Work performances take place in Varner Recital Hall, located on the campus of Oakland University. Interactive and printable maps are available at

     Tickets are available at the door or in advance by visiting the Star Tickets website at or calling Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737; by calling the Varner Box Office at (248) 370-3013; by visiting the Center for Student Activities Service Window in Oakland Center, or by visiting the Varner Box Office from 3-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, or up to one hour before each performance.

     Complete ticket information about all in-person, online and phone sales options is available on the Music, Theatre and Dance website at

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Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 133 bachelor's degree programs and 128 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and The Honors College. Visit Oakland University on the Web at