The Cashore Marionettes; Life In Motion
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, 7:30 pm
Unmatched in artistry, grace, and refinement of movement, The Cashore Marionettes reinvent the art of puppetry. Award winning Joseph Cashore creates and manipulates these amazingly lifelike marionettes in a performance entitled Life in Motion. This powerful, entertaining, surprising, one-of-a-kind performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful classical music. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, poignancy, and poetic insight, Life in Motion carries the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of life. This performance is for adults and young adults, and is not recommended for those under age 12.
“Marionette Masterclass” on 10/09/12 in the theatre at 10:00 am. Masterclass is free and open to the public.
The American Shakespeare Center presents “The Duchess of Malfi”
Monday, October 22nd, 2012, 7:30 pm
Since 1988, the American Shakespeare Center has produced English Renaissance plays in a bold, fresh style, bringing Shakespeare and other early modern works to communities across the country and around the world. Direct from the stage of the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA, the ASC On Tour employs Shakespeare’s own staging conditions to break down the barriers that traditionally separate performer and audience. The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster was written in 1612-13 and is based on a true story. The play begins as a love story, with a Duchess who marries beneath her class, and ends as a nightmarish tragedy as her two brothers exact their revenge, destroying themselves in the process.
Workshops in stage combat on 10/22/12 in the theatre at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. Workshops are free and open to the public.
Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas
Sunday, December 9th, 2012, 3:00 pm
We are doing something new and different this year: a Christmas show on a Sunday afternoon! Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in the remote parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of Ireland, when the neighbors gather around the fire to grace the long wintry night with the laughter of their stories, the joy of their music, and dances they always said they were much too old for.
This year, Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas features Marcus Donnelly from Co. Galway, one of the most exhilarating, truly creative Irish dancers performing today. Internationally acclaimed master of the steel-string guitar William Coulter joins in, along with vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Marianne Knight from Co. Mayo (and world-champion level Irish dancer), and Brian Bigley on uilleann pipes, whistles and flute (also a world-champion level Irish dancer).
Tomáseen Foley appears by arrangement with MCM Arts and Entertainment.
Oscar® Nominated Short Subjects
Live Action: Friday, February 22nd, 2013, 7:30 pm
Animated: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, 7:30 pm
To view the 90 second trailer for this event go to; http://vimeo.com/58286811
A new favorite returns for its third year! Come see the Oscar® Nominated Short subjects on both nights and then root for your favorite during the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th! We have had much fun dressing up in our awards season best and mugging for the camera, and you are invited to do the same while you walk our red carpet. Please note the day change this year to Friday and Saturday, instead of Thursday and Friday.
Advance single ticket price (or season ticket package) includes tickets for both nights. Individual tickets will be available at the door for specific nights, but at full ticket price.
“Oscar” is a trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 724-223-6546
Grande Romanza®; Songs from Broadway and Operetta
Friday, March 8th, 2013, 8:00 pm
Music from the turn of the 20th century, Rogers and Hammerstein, Phantom of the Opera, Brigadoon, The Merry Widow and selections from Operettas including Firefly, Desert Song and Maytime are presented by Stefano and Nina Tanchietti, with accompanist Maria de los Angeles Rivera. Because of their tremendous versatility and their love for various types of musical expression, this remarkable couple decided to create a special show that would highlight their numerous gifts. They also wanted to reach out to audiences that are not accustomed to experiencing the thrill of live voices coming directly at them without the aid of microphones and amplifiers. This totally unique event brings musical scenes of passion, fully choreographed and costumed, to the stage for a stupendous night of highlights from the Great White Way.
Jeffrey Siegel presents Keyboard Conversations®
Thursday, April 25th, 2013, 7:30 pm
Recently featured on PBS, Keyboard Conversations is a unique concert-plus-commentary in which Mr. Siegel speaks to the audience about the music prior to performing each work in its entirety. Mr. Siegel presents an informal, accessible and highly entertaining introduction to the vast repertoire of the piano and to classical music in general. In this performance, Mr. Siegel will present GERSHWIN AND FRIENDS! Hear some of America’s most melodious, jazzy music --- featuring Rhapsody in Blue, Aaron Copland’s humorous Cat and Mouse, Leonard Bernstein’s expressive Anniversaries, Scott Joplin’s Wall Street Rag --- and more
Masterclass/Workshop - April 25th, 11:00 a.m., Olin theatre. Workshop is free and open to the public. Please call the box office for more information. 724-223-6546