Dance & Theatre
Walk Two Moons— October 11 @ 10:00 am
The National Players present a moving adaptation of the award-winning novel about family, identity, and coming-of-age. While driving cross-country with her grandparents in search of her mother, 13-year-old Sal meets many eccentric characters, but none more so than Phoebe, the main character in the stories she tells to entertain her grandparents. Phoebe’s story bursts with wild conspiracy theories of her own missing mother, which helps Sal confront her own loss. But with a deadline looming, Sal might not make it in time to reunite with the one person she wants to find most.
National Theatre Live in HD: Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch as “Creature”— October 17 @ 07:00 pm
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting). This performance features Benedict Cumberbatch as his creation, Creature. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Go Home Tiny Monster— November 5 @ 10:00 am
One day, Sylvie and her family of homespun creatures find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out. Inspired by true stories, Go Home Tiny Monster features The Gottabees’ trademark mix of puppetry, joyously absurd silliness, physical theater, live music, and surprising poignancy.
Rhapsody in Black— November 7 @ 11:00 am
Rhapsody in Black is a one-man show that explores LeLand Gantt’s personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America. A prismatic look at life on the color line, Gantt presents a poignant, enraging, and often hilarious travelogue through the psyche of the perpetual “other.” As he spends a lifetime struggling with what it means to be black, he ultimately understands what it means to be a man. A blistering indictment of tribalism in all forms, Rhapsody in Black deconstructs notions of race and identity–provoking thought, realigning perspectives, and sparking the conversation we need right now
Rhapsody in Black— November 7 @ 07:00 pm
Rhapsody in Black is a one-man show that explores LeLand Gantt’s personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America. A blistering indictment of tribalism in all forms, Rhapsody in Black deconstructs notions of race and identity–provoking thought, realigning perspectives, and sparking the conversation we need right now.
The Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Nutcracker— December 23 @ 03:00 pm
A timeless story, The Nutcracker, takes audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Presented by The Bolshoi Ballet, an internationally renowned classical ballet company, based at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Founded in 1776, the Bolshoi is among the world’s oldest ballet companies. The Bolshoi is recognized as one of the foremost ballet companies in the world.
Che Malambo— February 5 @ 10:00 am
The Argentine company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, singing, and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse all-male company of gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer Gilles Brinas.
Che Malambo— February 5 @ 07:00 pm
The Argentine company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, singing, and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). This powerhouse all-male company of gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer Gilles Brinas.
David Gonzalez- Boy Who Could Sing Pictures— May 14 @ 10:00 am
Boy Who Could Sing Pictures follows Luca through a summer-long tour of surprises and wonders, reaching a climax in a fateful encounter with the evil ministers Reducto and Canoli. Based on the beloved book by Seymour Leichman and featuring the music of Villa-Lobos, Piazzola, Bach, Beethoven, and Daniel Kelly in beautiful 3-D surround sound, join Luca as he learns to trust his talents and save the day. The show also features Nina Nails It, a tale in which a savvy girl teaches a wizard where his true heart resides. Links to Links to: storytelling, technology, perception, stereotypes, beliefs, racism, anti-bullying, compassion, generosity, personal truth. Standards: CC ELA: RL 1-10, SL 1-4,L 3-6 & C3.D2.Civ.1, 2, 6-8, 10. Length: 1 hour