Lights. Camera. Schimmel. (NYC)
Programming at the Schimmel Center is making its triumphant return for the 2016–2017 year. Here’s everything you need to know about the dazzling performances hitting the stage this fall!
New York Theatre Ballet presents Carnival of Animals
Saturday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m.
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) takes the stage for a family-friendly production called Carnival of the Animals, which tells the story of Queen Diana, a lion who rules a collection of animals, and their relationship with a pair of lost children who wander into their magical forest. The production is part of NYTB’s Once Upon a Ballet series encourages youth engagement and participation in dance. Buy tickets now.
Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Acclaimed inspirational storyteller and musician Mark Schultz, alongside special guests JJ Heller and Mandy Arioto, is bringing his unique performance style to the Schimmel. Schultz, originally from Kansas City, moved to Nashville and pursued a career in music while working as a youth pastor. His music draws heavily on Christian influence, as Schultz, who has sold over one million albums in his career, has reached the top spot on Billboard magazine’s Christian Adult Contemporary Songwriter list. Buy tickets now.
Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened?
Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
A national touring comedian, regular at New York City’s iconic Comedy Cellar, and—wait for it—magician is coming to the Schimmel for one night only, for his show "What Just Happened?" With an incisive blend of comedy and magic, Greenbaum has been lauded as “one of the most unique acts you’ll ever see” by AM New York. Buy tickets now.
Taylor 2 Dance Company
Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.
The New York Times calls perennial favorite Taylor 2 “a kind of miracle.” The dance group is back for their fourth appearance at the Schimmel, and the group of six professional dancers looks to mesmerize as usual. Buy tickets now.
Bickram Ghosh’s Drums of India
Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Drums of India features internationally renowned tabla player Bickram Ghosh, whose breathtaking five-person ensemble showcases the world of Indian percussion (other instruments include sitar, mridangam, sree khole, and ghatam) through a memorable evening of music, performance, unique sounds, and unforgettable skill. Buy tickets now.
Art History Alive: Body Beautiful, Part I
Wednesday, October 26 at 12:15 p.m.
In this two part series, Fulbright Senior Scholar Award Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, examines how artists portray men and women, clothed and unclothed, in a discussion surrounding the effect of image and artistry—and their social, religious, and personal influences—on culture and society at large. Part one explores Venus of Willendorf, Greek gods, Lady Godiva, and Henry VIII. The lecture is followed by a catered luncheon. Buy tickets now.
American Showstoppers: An Evening with Frank Loesser
Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m.
The Fred Barton 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers will honor and interpret the musical contributions of Academy, Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and lyricist Frank Loesser. In addition to composing several notable Broadway scores (Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella), Loesser is also celebrated for his classic American songs such as “Luck be a Lady,” “Heart and Soul,” “I Believe in You,” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Buy tickets now.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sunday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.
On the eve of Halloween, head to the Schimmel for this tried-and-true fall classic! Featuring the legendary performance by Tim Curry alongside Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, and Meatloaf, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an October tradition that the Schimmel is proud to present. Buy tickets now.
Art History Alive: Body Beautiful, Part II
Wednesday, November 2 at 12:15 p.m.
The second installment of Janetta Rebold Benton’s artist series explores “Michelangelo’s muscled men, Rubens’s ample anatomy, Ingres’s Odalisque, and Picasso’s fragmented figures: anatomical accuracy and artificial enhancement.” The lecture is followed by a catered luncheon. Buy tickets now.
With the exception of Pace School of Performing Arts shows, $10 student balcony tickets are available for advance purchase in person at the box office. Student rush orchestra tickets are available for purchase at the box office on the day of the performance (subject to availability).
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