April Showers Schimmel Shows (NYC)
It’s raining talent on the Schimmel stage this month with pirates, a jazz pianist and drummer from The Police, Pace Performing Arts, and charming quartet.
Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker and Co.: Off the Score
Friday, April 8 | 7:30 p.m.
Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker are two artists used to breaking the mold. With three incredible collaborators, they have created a quintet that has one foot in the classical world and its other foot all over the place. As the iconic drummer of The Police, Copeland’s sound is immediately recognizable the world over. Jon Kimura Parker is a pianist whose forward-looking programming is matched by his incredible chops. In Off the Score, Copeland and Parker will explore the intersection of the notes on the page combined with the improvisational instincts of the rock and jazz musician. It is the rare classical musician that can improvise, as it is the rare rock musician who reads music. Both Jon Kimura Parker and Stewart Copeland are witty and articulate artists who are eager to share their fresh ideas as they move beyond the notes on the page and perform an evening of chamber music for a new generation: propulsive, engaging, interesting, and—most of all—fun!
Family Fun: The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told
Sunday, April 10 | 3:00 p.m.
Pirates of the Caribbean meets Whose Line Is it Anyway?, a crew of misfit pirates are flung into the future by a bumbling sea witch and now have only one chance of returning home: performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage! There’s only one problem: half their script is missing. Help the crew fill in the blanks and watch as they improvise a brand new musical adventure based on your suggestions.
Sunday, April 17 | 7:30 p.m.
This critically acclaimed, quirky quartet is known for their passionate virtuosity, instrumental acrobatics, charm, and a great sense of fun. Their work is a delightful combination of classical music: tango, chansons, folk, and film soundtrack presented in a cabaret aesthetic of artistic sketches, all performed with an effortless flair and disarming self-irony. The quartet’s new program is called Night of Destiny and was created to celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary.
Pace School of Performing Arts presents A Chorus Line
Wednesday, April 20–Friday, April 22 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24 | 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and directed by Baayork Lee, A Chorus Line is a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three,” “The Music and the Mirror,” “What I Did for Love,” “One (Singular Sensation),” and “I Hope I Get It.” It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song, and compellingly authentic drama. Click here for tickets.
Pace School of Performing Arts presents Dance Out Loud
Friday, April 29 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30 | 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 | 2:00 p.m.
Featuring choreography from Pace faculty and guest artists, and conceived and curated by Rhonda Miller, Dance Out Loud is a diverse dance concert starring the BFA in Commercial Dance students of Pace School of Performing Arts. If you enjoy all genres of dance then you will love Dance Out Loud. Click here for tickets.
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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