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September 21, 2005

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2005-06 Performing Arts Series kicks off with the Arrogant Worms, Sept. 24

SACKVILLE, NB — The Mount Allison University Performing Arts Series starts its new season with a bang on Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m. in Convocation Hall with a performance by the celebrated Canadian musical trio, the Arrogant Worms. Wildly comical and appealing to people of all ages, the Worms sing irreverently of this country, often lampooning our closest neighbour along the way. Though their satiric songs target many current social issues large and small, the foibles of human character and our Canadian identity are never far from their thoughts.

The Arrogant Worms have played all over North America and Australia in venues ranging from small clubs, folk festivals and arenas to New York City’s Lincoln Center. They have played with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and before a crowd of 150,000 in the nation’s capital on Canada Day. In 2001 they were briefly the biggest band in the universe when their song “Dangerous” was played for the crew of the space shuttle. Their current tour will take them to Ontario, the Maritimes, and the American Midwest.

The Worms consist of Chris Patterson (voice and bass), Mike McCormick (voice and guitar), and Trevor Strong (voice and small instruments). Critics have described them as “hilarious and poignant,” “too much fun for their own good,” and “certifiably demented.” Their particular brand of satire, humour, and social commentary is highly infectious—don’t miss this unforgettable season opener!

Tickets for the show are $25 for adults and $13 for children. Subscriptions are also available for the entire six-concert 2005-2006 series. Subscription and ticket rates are as follows: Adult season passes (for all six performances) are available for $120, providing a $30 savings. Single tickets for adults are $25. Student season passes are $50, providing a savings of $28, while single performances are $13. Last year the Performing Arts Series introduced the popular “Bring a Child Free” program. If you purchase an adult subscription or single adult ticket to any Convocation Hall performance, you can obtain a free student ticket for a young member (ages 4–18) of your family. All first-year Mount Allison students are also entitled to free tickets to the Convocation Hall performances, enabling them to attend the entire series for just $25. Upcoming concerts include Ballet Jörgen Canada; the Wood-Djokic-Jalbert Trio; Jennifer Lim, pianist; Kiyoshi Nagata Taiko; and the Ingrid Jensen Quartet. Venues for the series are Convocation Hall and Brunton Auditorium and all performances begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

More information about the Worms is available at For tickets and more information, contact the Mount Allison University Performing Arts Series office at 364-2662 (voice mail only), by e-mail at, or visit the web site




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