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Thalian Hall Studio Stage - Monday thru Saturday, February 23-25, 2015 @ 4:00pm & 7:00pm, February 26-28, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage - Friday, March 13, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Local Theatre: Love Letters - Saturday, March 14 @ 7:30pm /Sunday, March 15 @ 3:00pm
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. 117 minutes Drama/Music Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
Main Stage Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded 8 TONY's, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) crafted a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat with Sweeney Todd that has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000075#sthash.yZhB QJLm.dpuf...
The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. duPont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances. Biography / Drama / Sports 129 min. Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. Biography / Drama 115 min. Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann
An official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, this documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it. 97 minutes. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc45-ptHMxo Event is Free To the Public!
A member of the renowned musical trio Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Yarrow’s talent is legendary. As an artist and activist, his song writing produced some of the most moving songs the trio ever recorded, including “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “The Great Mandala,” and “Light One Candle.” His lifelong path is now in its most vital phase, as he is reaching a whole new generation with his music and advocacy. $36/$29/$20
Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre - Reserved Seating Event Starring Suellen Yates & Tony Rivenbark
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history. Action / Crime / Drama 125 min. Written & Directed by: J.C Chandor Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo
Written by Bruce Norris-Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award, Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family, Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. Drama 97 min. Written & Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako Stars: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki
Natalie MacMaster and husband Donnell Leahy aren’t mere masters of the fiddle; they are immortal wizards whose bows become magic wands as they conjure up jigs and reels that leave their audiences reeling and shouting for more. Thalian Hall is honored to welcome back to its stage these gracious icons of fiddling royalty for a night of extraordinary Celtic music and dance. $36/$29/$20
Called "one of the most exciting and innovative artists to happen to jazz piano in quite some time", Knutson tours regularly with former Tonight Show bandleader trumpeter Doc Severinsen and his big band. She has performed with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves, Bobby Shew, Slide Hampton, and Peter Erskine. As a show player, she has performed with such artists as Reba McEntire, Michael Bolton, Jordin Sparks, Trisha Yearwood, Donny Osmond, and Smoky Robinson. An acclaimed composer, Knutson has won numerous awards, including two from Billboard Magazine for her compositions "How Will I Know?" and "Meridian". "How Will I Know?" was recorded by Prince's horn section, the Hornheads, for their "5 Heads Are Better Than 1" release on Bone 2 B Wild Music. The art documentary, Wellington Lee: 60 Years of Artistic Photography, which is underscored by Knutson’s composition, "Call Me When You Get There", has been shown at major art museums across the country.
The renegade traditionalists of Mipso are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. These three North Carolina songwriters have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a near clearing for their Southern string band sound. This evening of strings is sure to get toes tapping and leave you smiling. $32/$26/$18
This will be the second annual Easter week special screening of the beloved classic, starring the iconic Judy Garland. Presented on the Main Stage, seeing this digitally mastered film on the big screen, as it was intended, is like seeing it for the very first time. Bring along the kids and grandkids for a truly magical experience. $10; $5 Kids under 12
Singer Ken Lavigne has charmed his way into the hearts of concert goers across North America with his exciting blend of classical tenor sound and modern style. Joined by a four-piece band, Lavigne takes his audience on a riveting and enchanting journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. Told with spectacular songs, and entertaining and hilarious stories, Lavigne embodies the spirit of the underdog: audacity, tenacity, and ultimately… triumph.
France. Biographical Documentary. 96 minutes. English subtitles. Jean-Marie (born Aaron) Lustiger, whose Jewish mother perished in the Holocaust, converted to Catholicism as a teen, became a priest, and rose to the position of Cardinal within the Church. He faces a moral dilemma when Carmelite Nuns begin building a convent on the grounds of Auschwitz. The Cardinal struggles with his dual allegiances and tries to retain both his Jewish and his Catholic values. Stars: Laurent Lucas, Aurelien Recoing, Audrey Dana, Pascal Greggory, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, and Alex Skarbek. Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsycptpSwec
Germany and France. Holocaust War Drama. 107 minutes. Polish, German, Russian, Yiddish; English subtitles. An 8-year-old Jewish boy escapes a Nazi roundup of Jews headed to the Warsaw Ghetto and runs for his life through Nazi-occupied Poland. Over 3 years he meets some adults who help him and others who betray him. Based on a true story corroborated by the survivor. Stars: Andrzej Tkacz, Kamil Tkacz, Elisabeth Duda, Jeanette Hain. Trailer: http://youtu.be/njjdP3gZ_pk
U.S.A . Romantic Drama. 89 minutes, English, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish (English subtitles). Two young women, teachers at a public school in Brooklyn, develop a friendship even though one is an Orthodox Jew and the other a Muslim of Pakistani descent. As both go through the process with their families of accepting arranged marriages they come to recognize the cultural values they have in common. Stars: Zoe Lister Jones, Francis Benhamou, Mimi Lieber, John Rothman. Trailer: http://youtu.be/YJ50OHibLq0
Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Wahler vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys front woman with a voice from another era, and you have The Hot Sardines (and we haven’t even told you about the tap dancer yet). The Sardines sound - wartime Paris via New Orleans, or vice-versa - is steeped in hot jazz and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Wahler used to make -- straight-up foot-stomping jazz. $36/$29/$20
Wilmington Jewish Film Festival. This heroic documentary produced by Nancy Spielberg, sister of Steven Spielberg, depicts the creation of the Israeli Air Force in 1948 with the vision and volunteer efforts of American Jewish fighter pilots, veterans of World War II. Directed by Roberta Grossman, the film contains interviews with the pilots and their families, as well as dramatic computer-generated re-creations of aircraft engaging in firefights with the Arab nations attacking Israel in 1948. The film will be introduced by producer Nancy Spielberg and will be followed by a Q and A with Spielberg and a catered reception. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNMJGaptDds
France. Mystery-drama. 95 minutes. French (English subtitles). A journalist seeks the return of her family’s paintings, stolen by the Nazis during the Second World War. Her search for them uncovers some dark family secrets best kept hidden. Stars: Anna Sigalevitch, Louis-do de Lencquaisang, Francois Berleand, Michel Bouquet. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/102132567
Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, U.S.A. Suspense-thriller. 90 minutes. Hebrew, Arabic, French, Spanish (English subtitles). Set in Argentina around the time of the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994, the film depicts the twists, turns, excesses, and dangers of political terrorism. Two young men who have each dealt with personal tragedies in the past turn their energies fiercely toward political work on opposing sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The film moves toward their violent encounter, portraying the horrific costs of extremist acts carried out in the name of religious beliefs. Stars: Mohammed Al-Khaldi and Vando Villamil. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/65262544
This woman really needs no introduction, but we will give you one anyway. While there is no doubt that Poundstone is funny, the thing that separates her from the pack of comics today, and that has made her a legend amongst comics and audiences alike, is her ability to be spontaneous with a crowd. A high school dropout, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz, Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me. $40/$32/$18