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TRANSCRIPT: 04/04/2018: KKTV (CBS)
… and starting tomorrow there some chances to see some theater productions? “peer gynt” university of colorado at colorado springs theatre company and theatreworks, opens 7:30 p.m. thursday, 7:30 p.m. thursdays through saturdays, 4 p.m. sundays, runs through april 15, dusty loo bon vivant theater, ent center for the arts, 5225 n. nevada ave., $15-$26, free for uccs students, no children 4 and younger; 255-3232, uccspresents.org something else: prologue lecture with eileen blumenthal on building puppets, 2:30 p.m. sunday, free. peer gynt might be a scamp and a cad, but people can’t help loving him. the character is at the heart of playwright henrik ibsen’s 1867 drama “peer gynt,” a tale loosely based on a norwegian fairy tale. ibsen chronicles the life of a man who goes from wayward youth, traveling the globe after being banished from his hometown for female troubles, to facing down a troll king, a creature called the byg and a talking sphinx in egypt before returning home an old and broken man. “everyone loves peer even though everything he does in life is conniving,” said kevin landis, associate professor of theater in the uccs department of visual and performing arts. “he’s the punk kid who we always like, even though at the end of the day you think he didn’t live life like he should have,” the show is a collaboration of the uccs theatre company and theatreworks, and it opens thursday in dusty loo bon vivant theater at ent center for the arts. it runs through april 15. and all the brass instrument lovers out there. some really nice music happening this weekend. boston brass 8 p.m. saturday, ent center for the arts, 5225 n. nevada ave., $18-$65; 255-3232, uccspresents.org this one’s for the brass fans in the house. two trumpets, french horn, trombone and tuba make up the popular quintet boston brass, well known for its original arrangements of classical and jazz music. they’ll perform saturday at the ent center for the arts. after a group of music students formed the band in 1986, it took about a dozen years for them to come into their own. founder and original member jeff conner says it was the personnel and the presentation of the music that earned them attention. “we were doing it off memory, and the arrangements were unique and had never been heard before a brass quintet doing the kind of music we were doing, especially the jazz,” said the trumpet player, who graduated from boston university. the first half of the show is classical music-oriented, with works by johann sebastian bach, astor pizzola and john williams and spanish orchestral dances. the second half features jazz tunes by duke ellington, stan kenton and others. joining them on stage for several songs will be the restoration brass ensemble, a collection of professional brass and percussion musicians in the colorado springs area, including glen whitehead, a trumpet player and associate professor of music at the university of colorado at colorado springs. thanks for stopping by and giving us a look at what to expect in tomorrows go section. 11 news at 9 will be …