Schimmel Hits Its Stride
The Schimmel is closing out the semester strong with music from a folk legend, Dance Out Loud, and a powerful musical drama addressing gun violence.
PPA Presents: The Drowsy Chaperone | Wednesday, April 11–Sunday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. (2:00 p.m. weekend matinees)
The talented folks at Pace School of Performing Arts are putting on their rendition of what New York Magazine once deemed "the perfect Broadway musical." Described as a true love letter to the Jazz Age musical, The Drowsy Chaperone is the winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score. This version's book is by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Don't miss out! Read more and get tickets for The Drowsy Chaperone.
Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters | Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.
A true family affair. Tom Chapin has a career that spans five decades, 25 albums, and three Grammy Awards. Lily and Abigail Chapin are singing, songwriting sisters known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. The trio will put on a concert that will feature original and traditional songs, as well as a few songs by the late, great Harry Chapin. Read more and get tickets for Tom Chapin.
Dance Out Loud | Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m.
Conceived and directed by Rhonda Miller, Dance Out Loud features BFA Commercial Dance students of Pace School of Performing Arts examing and expressing all genres of dance. Don't miss this special performance! Read more and get tickets for Dance Out Loud.
The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra: The Struggle to Forgive | Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.
The Struggle to Forgive, a new musical drama, tackles the issue of gun violence in America by giving voice to the various humanistic forces that shape the debate surrounding the issue—from victims and their families, to law enforcement and perpetrators, to politicians and gun enthusiasts. Read more and get tickets for the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra.
Lonesome Traveler: The Concert | Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Lonesome Traveler features folk legend Peter Yarrow of the trio Peter, Paul and Mary, and a cast of young singers and instrumentalists as they perform the concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that tells the story of American folk. From Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan, the concert will feature the music of Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and many more, with a special tribute to the late, great Leonard Cohen. Read more and get tickets for Lonesome Traveler.
Kayhan Kalhor and Friends | Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Kalhor is a soulful master of the kamancheh, the Persian spiked fiddle, and an ambassador for Persian music. He’s known for his moving improvisations, as well as extensive collaborations with music legends including Yo-Yo Ma, the Silk Road Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider, and countless orchestras around the world. Read more and get tickets for Kayhan Kalhor.
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