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New Year, New Schimmel Acts

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The Schimmel Theatre is dancing, singing, rocking, and rolling in the new year with the Bacon Brothers; a classic sing-along starring you, the T-birds, and the Pink Ladies; rising opera stars; and more.

Taylor 2
Friday, January 22–Saturday, January 23 │ 7:30 p.m.
Paul Taylor’s renowned Taylor 2 Company, composed of six professionals with a particular gift for his style, are headed back to the Schimmel for their third appearance! Repertoire to be announced soon. Sponsored by the SHS Foundation.

Voce Rising Opera Stars in Recital: Leah Crocetto
Sunday, January 24 │ 3:00 p.m.
Recognized as a rising star in the next generation of singers, Leah Crocetto represented the United States at the 2011 Cardiff BBC Singer of the World Competition where she was a finalist in the Song Competition. She is a 2010 Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was the First Place Winner, People’s Choice, and the Spanish Prize Winner of the 2009 José Iturbi International Music Competition, and winner of the Bel Canto Foundation competition.

Sing-a-long-a Grease
Saturday, January 30 │ 7:30 p.m.
The Sing-a-long-a version of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music.

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs, and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars, and remember, GREASE is the word...

The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free magic moments fun packs. You’ll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive. Then just sit back and watch Danny and Sandy and the gang, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen.

Dressing up is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. It couldn’t be easier...or more fun!

Silent Film: Diary of a Lost Girl
Sunday, January 31 │ 2:00 p.m.
Louise Brooks in Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) with André Roanne, Josef Rovenský, Fritz Rasp; directed by G.W. Pabst. Released October 1929 by Pabst-Film. German film, with English intertitles. 116 mins. Live accompaniment by Ben Model

After playing supporting roles in a string of light comedies at Paramount, Louise Brooks went to Germany and made two iconic and darkly dramatic films directed by G.W. Pabst. Her bobbed hair, charm, and smoldering screen presence in the midst of the dark stories of Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl have made Brooks an icon of '20s culture. Her character in Diary goes from one situation to another attempting to better her life, finding adversity, love, and tragedy.

The Bacon Brothers
Saturday, February 10 │ 7:30 p.m.
There’s something about singing with your sibling. Long before Kevin launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael became known as a go-to composer for film and television, the Bacon Brothers grew up playing music together in the city of Brotherly Love. Nearly 20 years ago, they decided to make it official and formed the Bacon Brothers. Their music, an infectious mix of rock, country, folk, and a little Philly soul, has fans dancing in their seats and singing along at every show.

Now, years later, any cynical preconceptions about well-known actors “dabbling” in music can safely be discarded.

Pace Faculty and Staff receive $20 tickets to all Schimmel Center shows. These must be purchased through the box office phone or in person with your Pace ID. A limit of two tickets per performance applies.