Slayer in concert and Amy Seiwert’s Imagery leaps to the stage. Or, check out the Animation Block Party and a new Joan Cornella exhibit.
Hanz Zimmer and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are in concert. Or, check out Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center and breathtaking works at the Joyce Theater.
It’s time to party! Iron Maiden and Phish in concert. Plus, there’s a beach party happening in Brooklyn and Claudia Schreier leaps to the stage.
Kendrick Lamar in concert and a new play comes to BAM. Or, check out Jewels at Lincoln Center and a Jazz performance at noon.
Emery LeCrone Dance leaps to the Joyce Theater and Full Court 21 returns. Plus, music lovers there’s a treat for you!
What a weekend coming up! Great ideas for how to spend Valentine’s Day, plus a sports fans dream.
TGIT, NYC! Nathan Lane back on stage, Edward Burns signs his book, Jamie Cullum on stage, and more this Thursday!
What day is it?! A Boardwalk Empire star off-Broadway, Pictures at an Exhibition, an age-old NHL rivalry, and more tonight!
What do boats and ceramics have in common this week? Check out the Daily Fix to find out!
Broadway Week begins tonight! Nab 2-for-1 tickets, or shop shop shop! Rena Lange and Fivestory with great sales.
Three theaters in one, the University of Denver’s year-round performing arts venue isn’t just for students. Indeed, entertainers of all stripes—local, national, and international; emerging and established—make touring stops here. In any given academic season, enthusiasts can catch the acts of flamenco and ballet troupes; concerts by chamber orchestras, jazz ensembles, and a capella groups; and even spoken-word pieces and lectures by authors and professors as well as performers. Among the big names gracing the marquee of late: the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Bill Frisell, and Joyce Carol Oates. Insider’s tip: the Newman Center is only a couple of miles away from Old South Pearl; south Denver’s Restaurant Row is your best bet for dinner before the show.
Founded in 1976, Dallas Black Dance Theatre has been wowing the metroplex with contemporary modern dance for audiences spanning all generations. Twelve professional, full-time dancers perform modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works by some of the country’s best choreographers.
Currently, jaws drop as audiences watch the troupe perform new works from New York based choreographer and Broadway based Lion King performer, Ray Mercer. Now located in the up and coming Dallas Arts District, performances can been enjoyed at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.
When contemplating exploring the arts, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre provides not only consistently fresh entertainment, but offers classes (three levels each) in ballet, jazz, tap and Liturgical disciplines for ages 4 and up. Nearly 400 students per week enjoy learning in the year-round classes and develop a new appreciation for what they see up on stage.
With general admission tickets at $15, it’s more than worth your while to check out a performance or learn one for your own personal repertoire.
With a new fountain in place of the iconic plaza fountain, it seems that things are changing at Lincoln Center. Yet, one thing that has not changed for the 16.3-acre complex is its role as the world’s leading performing arts center. Home to 12 resident arts organizations and 26 amazing performance venues, Lincoln Center is the epitome of art and performance in New York City.
One of its most famous facilities is the magnificent 3,900-seat Metropolitan Opera House, which is the home stage of the world famous Metropolitan Opera and the annual Spring season of American Ballet Theatre. There is also the gorgeous Avery Fisher Hall, home stage of the New York Philharmonic, and the David H. Koch Theater, home of the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera.
Lincoln Center puts on thousands of performances of music, opera, theater, dance, and multi-media every year by renowned artists from all over the globe. It has been home to ultra cool events like the MTV VMA’s and is the new home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Whether its orchestra concerts or authentic kabuki theater or opera performed with life-size puppets, Lincoln Center presents only the top of any and every kind of performance art.
An affordable evening of culture and class? You bet. The Winspear Opera House is the crown jewel of One Arts Plaza, boasting seating for 2,200 with retractable screens, variable acoustics and a spectacular view of the skyscrapers of downtown Dallas.
Enjoy your own Phantom of the Opera moment as the enormous chandelier appears to float above the room until the lights dim for the show, and then slowly ascends into the ceiling and disappears. Speaking of grand performances, take in family friendly Broadway shows like Beauty and the Beast, the legendary Pointer Sisters, or more mature favorites like Avenue Q.
The acoustics rival Broadway theaters and bring the orchestra to life in an intimate way, no matter where your seats are located. During intermission, browse the lobby area and coffee bar for the delicious treats and fine drinks. Tickets begin at $25, providing affordable date nights, family outings and group excursions. And remember, the good times aren’t over until the fat lady sings.
Chicagoans take theater seriously. Not that they’re obsessed with dramas, no, but the art of theater-going, yes. Here theaters range from the classics like the Goodman, Ford Center (Oriental Theater), and (of course) Chicago Theater to the king of comedy, Second City. In the middle of these two genres is the Harris Theater, which masterfully presents options worthy of the classics and funny enough for the kids at Second City. The reason the Harris Theater’s so successful in diversity is that it partners with some of the best performing arts companies, allowing the theater to be on the forefront of all things dance, musical, comedy and drama.
Just take a look at some 2010 highlights to come:
Mikhail Baryshnikov in a solo dance performance, an evening of insight with the “Master of the Musical,” Stephen Sondheim, the Harris Theater debut of Lang Lang under the baton of his mentor Christoph Eschenbach, the Chicago premiere of Orquestra de Sao Paulo with virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.
The theater’s calendar is jam packed with performances making its repertoire new and fresh, especially compared to the big-boy theaters whose stage productions last for months at a time. And for those who still can’t enough of Harris Theater, there are plenty of classes and volunteering opportunities to keep everyone entertained.
Master ballet choreographer George Balanchine had a protege once, his name was Edward Villella and he is now the artistic director of the Miami City Ballet. Even though Villella has made a name on his own, with an induction into the Dancer’s Hall of Fame in 2004, it’s no wonder a major chunk of the troupe’s repertoire — which numbers 88 ballets — are Balanchine-choreographed pieces.
The troupe’s international blend of dancers have performed with the Paris Opera Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet of China and the San Francisco Ballet, to name a few. This season, on top of the Balanchine pieces, there are nine world premieres in the mix. Check them out this season as they leap, twirl and float across the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Downtown Miami.
Created in 1971, this memorial to President John F. Kennedy highlights more than 3,000 multimedia performances a year, making it the busiest arts facility in the nation. Complete with an Opera House, Concert Hall, Family Theater, Atrium, Terrace Gallery, Rehearsal Room and more, the facility offers workshops, family performances, ballets, musical events and festivals.
For the holiday season you can catch the famous Nutcracker ballet here and it seems for every other national holiday there is a performance, or two, at the JFK Center.
The JFK Center is more than a massive performance arts venue, it is also a living memorial, with sculptures and special exhibits to the beloved President.
The Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is a cultural spectacular to see this holiday season. With a cast of more than 100, awe-inspiring sets and costumes, magical special effects, incredible music, and exquisite dancing by international ballet stars. The Miami City Ballet Company’s reputation has been enhanced with one of their dancers making the cover of Dance Magazine.
The dates are limited to make sure you plan ahead to see this stellar performance- and star dancers- this holiday season.
Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s exquisite music and the stunning choreography of Mikko Nissinen mend together in a holiday celebration for young and old alike. The Boston Ballet, one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies, once again presents the captivating story of the adventures of Clara and her Christmas gift, a unique nutcracker fashioned as a dashing soldier. Magic abounds in their adventures making it the perfect complement to the season.
Being the second largest performing arts center in the country (only topped by New York City), the Denver Center for the Performing Arts houses a symphony, concert hall, auditorium, ballet, opera house, Broadway Theatre and <gasp> the Tony-Award winning Denver Theatre Company.
Check out traveling shows because this venue gets them all. Whenever you want to experience Broadway away from Broadway, here is the place to be.
The center also features several smaller theatres and comedy events.