Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 38th season in 2015-16, performing in the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macao, the Republic of China, the People's Republic of China. Chanticleer will also represent the United States at the biannual Festival de las Chiquitas in Bolivia, celebrating the rich musical heritage of the South American missions. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Carole King, Tommy James & The Shondells, Sting, Paul McCartney, Three Dog Night, Christopher Cross and Alan Parsons were among the most beloved and influential pop music artists of the second half of the 20th century. And all share another common denominator: at some point during their careers, each had at least one of THE HIT MEN playing behind them on the road or in the studio.
THE HIT MEN – a supergroup consisting of Lee Shapiro, Jimmy Ryan, Jeff Ganz, Russ Velazquez and Steve Murphy – either played, sang or did both on some of the most memorable hits of the era, including “Who Loves You”, “Oh What a Night”, “The Loco-motion”, “Peace Train”, “Mony Mony”, “Joy to the World” and other songs in which they used their talents to spin wax into gold and platinum.
"Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries.
When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets.
"No way," replies Farmer Brown. "No blankets!"
So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs!
Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
The New Golden Age of Latin Music is being created right here in the United States. The Mexican-American communities of Arizona and California have emerged as hotbeds of musical creativity, merging styles that reflect the changing borders and shared cultural identities between Mexico and the United States. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s most exciting bands, forging inspired new paths for the fabled Latin sound.
Aquila expands the canon of classical works for the stage by adapating Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in a bold and exciting new production. Directed by Aquila’s artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production will incorporate her innovative use of space, movement, design, and sound. D.C. Metro said “Sanchez is wildly inventive, and the production choices made were carried out beautifully” and NY Theater Review says “her direction is polished and laser sharp. She gets the maximum amount of potential out of every stage moment, has exceptional attention to detail, and is a demiurge of direction.”
Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness and robust musicality. Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei.
Each year, International Guitar Night's founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours highlighting the diversity of acoustic guitar music.
For IGN's 18th year of touring, in January/February 2018, Germany's Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will return as the show's host and will be joined by Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation; Marek Pasieczny, Poland's innovative classical composer/ performer, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.
Lulo has built on grand-uncle Django Reinhardt's repertoire by introducing Latin rhythms. Calum has a two-handed style that has attracted millions of YouTube viewers. Marek has performed and written for a variety of orchestras around the world, and Michael has won both the Guitar Foundation of America Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championship for steel string guitar.
Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” mice, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. To get away from the continuous badgering,
he retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures, to be the hero.
Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime; a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of
infinite peril and awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and bring him the glory and acceptance he craves?
Lightwire Theater is proud to present MOON MOUSE, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.
The escape route that Harriet followed soon became known as the Underground Railroad, and she quickly became one of its most celebrated 'conductors.' Up creek beds, through swamps, over hills in the dark of night, on 19 secret trips Harriet Tubman guided more than 300 slaves, including her aged parents, to freedom. "I never run my train off the track," she said, "and I never lost a passenger."
Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period.
Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs!
For one hundred fifty years, Tango has been the dance turned to when expressing love. It is the one universally recognized duet that has conveyed to millions in film and theatre the complexity of passion between a man and a woman. The passionate music and fiery dance of the Tango have undergone a renaissance in recent years, a testament to its ability to capture the imagination of lovers of music and dance around the world – erotic, seductive, and irresistible. The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires brings this smoldering art form to the stage with twelve spectacular dancers and a quartet of brilliant musicians, tracing the history of the art form from its origin on the streets of Buenos Aires through its evolution into contemporary ballroom styles
If you don't believe they do things differently in the Lone Star State, just take a listen to this swinging slice of a honky-tonk holiday, presented by Texas's premier Western swing band. Asleep at the Wheel amp up a passel of traditional holiday faves, with slightly altered titles like "Swingin' Drummer Boy" and "Swingin' Silent Night" indicating the good-time feel that permeates the whole set (even the potentially downtrodden "Xmas in Jail")." Spice up any Christmas party with a Merry Texas Christmas, Y'all--and why not sneak a little tequila into the eggnog while you're at it.
Cool Winter Nights and Hot Jazz will feature Brian Shaw, Willis Delony, and Bill Grimes in a program of new arrangements and holiday favorites, including the classic Duke Ellington arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite.
December 5 7:30pm
December 6 7:30pm
MOOSELTOE, the Moose with a Dream, and his friends come to life in this colorful, magical and whimsical musical tale. Follow our hero as he pursues his seemingly impossible dream while learning many valuable lessons along the way – lessons which are important for us all. Al Roker narrates the story while celebrities from Broadway, TV, and the movies provide the voices of MOOSELTOE and his friends in this charming production.
Throughout a recording career that has spanned more than 20 years, Jack Ingram has maintained a reputation for uncompromising songs and energetic performances that has earned him prominent stature in a prestigious tradition of iconoclastic singer-songwriters. After a seven year hiatus, his eighth studio album Midnight Motel, was released in August 2016 (Rounder Records).
Due to popular demand we are adding another show of this amazing film!
Directed by: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Written by: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Starring: Douglas Booth, Chris O'Dowd, Helen McCrory, Saoirse Ronan
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent Van Gough to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
This November Manship Theatre presents a Martin Scorsese retrospective in honor of the acclaimed filmmaker’s 75th birthday month. An innovator who is as devoted to film history as he is to filmmaking, Scorsese’s work spans 50 years of master storytelling that is a culmination of influences that range from The French New Wave and Italian Neorealism film movements to his native New York City Little Italy neighborhood. Aside from the signature Scorsese trademarks—violence, profanity, morality, religion and redemption—his films inhabit deep character studies that allow audiences to relate to his often anti-hero protagonists, (frequently played by longtime collaborator Robert De Niro).
Directed: Martin Scorsese
Written: Martin Scorsese and Mardik Martin
Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval
A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob.
From the folks who brought you Spoof Night! with Films at Manship comes their hilarious monthly Improv Show. Hang out with Baton Rouge's premier comedy troupe in our Hartley/Vey Theatres for some live Improv Games and tons of laughs for a cheap ticket price.
Plus there is a full bar in the room with serving great drink specials!
Entrance into the Hartley/Vey Theatres Studio Side is on North Blvd. This show is the equivalent of Rated R-ish. 17 and older please.
John Fullbright grew up on an 80 acre farm outside of Okemah, Oklahoma (home of Woody Guthrie). His career started early, as did his success and acclaim. His 2012 album "From the Ground Up" scored a Grammy nomination. Appearances on national TV (David Letterman's show, etc) and high profile concerts led to national tours and numerous awards. John has been honored by the Americana Music Association and by the ASCAP at their Foundation Awards Ceremony. Fullbright's second album, "Songs", garnered positive reviews and comparisons to legendary artists like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Townes Van Zandt. Through it all, John Fullbright remains fiercely independent and is still the same good guy he started out as.
Nashville songwriter Kevin Welch has deep Oklahoma roots. When he relocated his career to Tennessee, Welch began scoring hits as both a performer and a songwriter. Kevin scored five hit singles of his own and has had his songs covered by a myriad of artists including Garth Brooks, Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood, Don Williams, Moe Brandy and Patty Loveless. Kevin often plays live with artists he has influenced including his son Dustin Welch, his daughter Savannah Welch (Trishas) and John Fullbright. Kevin is also a member of the songwriting collective The Dead Reckoners, a group for which his record label was named.
After retiring from a massively successful career as a graphic artist, Martin Flanagan made his songwriting hobby into a career. His songs range from sensitive to downright hilarious and have been covered by several artists. A cover of his ode to fellow songwriter Guy Clark (Open a Vein) became an international hit for his friend Dennis Ledbetter. Martin is also one third of the songwriting collective The Three Amigos. Take a minute to look Martin up online. Search "Martin Flanagan Illegitimate Son of a Legend," and watch a nine minute documentary by filmmaker Jamie Firnberg. It just might be the most interesting story you have ever seen!
American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul., a well-known artist manager and new artist development agent, submitted a demo recording to Blue Note Records which resulted in a recording contract and an association with singer Norah Jones.
Since that time Lee has recorded five albums on Blue Note Records and has toured as an opening act for Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Merle Haggard, Van Morrison, John Prine, Dave Matthews Band, Adele, the Zac Brown Band, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, and David Gray. His music has appeared on the soundtracks of numerous TV shows and movies In 2011, his album Mission Bell debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The original Doktor Kaboom! show in which the good Doktor takes his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences. Aimed at grades 4-8.
Topics covered include: safety; pressure and force; simple machines; velocity; application of science to everyday life; the scientific method (hypothesis and experimentation); multiple experimentation; constant discovery of new information and data; definitions: chemical reactions, exothermic, external and chemical formula; mass; air pressure and demonstration vs. experimentation.
NOAM PIKELNY has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation. He is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a 3-time Grammy Nominee and was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2010.
90 Degrees West Band!
Sunday in the Park is a series of free outdoor concerts held each Fall and Spring in Downtown Baton Rouge at the Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza. This series provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate community and enjoy music from across Louisiana in a fun, family-friendly environment.
Enjoy great food from Capital City Grill Downtown and Stroubes Seafood Steaks. With Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts' Outdoor Full Bar serving up happy hour specials and classic brunch cocktails.
Football fans are welcome to catch the games at the Capital City Grill Bar!
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Office of the Mayor-President, the Baton Rouge Metro Council, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Cox Communications, and 225 Magazine.
Named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2013 and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC has been instrumental in establishing Los Angeles as a center for contemporary dance. With their versatile repertoire BODYTRAFFIC is internationally recognized as bridging both new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts with works by today’s most distinctive choreographic voices such as Kyle Abraham, Hofesh Shechter, Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal, and Victor Quijada among many others. BODYTRAFFIC recently toured Israel and Jordan as part the DanceMotion USA tour which is produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in conjunction with the U.S. State Department.
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. JANE comes to Baton Rouge's Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts Nov. 3.
Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Dr. Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.
This November Manship Theatre presents a Martin Scorsese retrospective in honor of the acclaimed filmmaker’s 75th birthday. An innovator who is as devoted to film history as he is to filmmaking, Scorsese’s work spans 50 years of master storytelling that is a culmination of influences that range from The French New Wave and Italian Neorealism film movements to his native New York City Little Italy neighborhood. Aside from the signature Scorsese trademarks—violence, profanity, morality, religion and redemption—his films inhabit deep character studies that allow audiences to relate to his often anti-hero protagonists, (frequently played by longtime collaborator Robert De Niro).
Directed: Martin Scorsese
Written: Joseph Carter, Peter Savage, Based on Book written by Jake LaMotta
Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.