Back to Top
 

bnnr artsentertainment

posticon The Return of Opera Cowpokes Alive!

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, July 19, 2019 | By Triphammer Arts Print
Pin It
crs operacowpokes Dede D190714 051SSlargeSteven Stull and Jeanne Goddard. Photo by Dede Hatch
Whoa, there! Can it be true? The Opera Cowpokes are back in town, with that special blend of music, dance, horseplay, cowboy poetry, and lost (and found) love. Triphammer Arts presents Opera Cowpokes Alive!, a multi-genre musical extravaganza, with performances Thursday through Sunday, August 1-4 at 7:00pm at the CRS Barn Studio, 2622 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca.

Opera Cowpokes Alive! features opera stars performing western and country/western songs, traditional folk songs (many with new, topical lyrics), and favorite opera choruses, all tied together with a humorous original script. This unique production breaks down the barriers between "classical" and "popular" performance and bring together an impressive collection of musicians and dancers from both worlds in Opera Cowpokes Alive! You'll enjoy tunes from Grand Opera to Grand Ol' Opry, including perennial favorites like "Cool Water" and "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" accompanied by a dynamic Western swing band and cowgirl dancers.

Pin It

Read more ...

posticon A New Musical Debuts at the Kitchen Theatre

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, July 19, 2019 | By Walking on Water Productions Print
Pin It
theaterThe premiere of a new musical about Hurricane Katrina, written by two Ithacans, is opening at the Kitchen Theatre on August 2, with a preview on August 1. Katrina, A New Musical, by book writer Liz Bauman and composer David Frumkin, is being presented by Walking on Water Productions (WoW). Katrina tells the story of fictional characters living in New Orleans who struggle with the storm and subsequent flooding, made so much worse by the government's slow response and the racial and economic divides in that city.

"This is a big show with 13 talented cast members and a six-piece band performing 25 original musical numbers," says Priscilla Hummel, founder and producing artistic director of WoW and director/choreographer of Katrina. "The show is based on actual news reports and events, with the fictional characters making the story evocative and emotionally moving."

Pin It

Read more ...

posticon Kiddstuff Series Presents Unicorn Girl

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, July 19, 2019 | By Thena Gitlin Print
Pin It
hangar KS1 4 Publicity 06102019 1RachelPhilipson 6325From left: Steven Bennett (Ron), Francesca Panzara (Emma), and Jack Herrin (Roy). Photo Credit: Rachel Philipson
The Hangar Theatre Company continues its KIDDSTUFF season with the world premiere of Unicorn Girl by award-winning playwright and Ithaca College professor Saviana Stanescu. Directed by Sharifa Elkady, Unicorn Girl will be presented from Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27, with two performances each day at 10 am and 12 noon.

When 8-year-old Emma gets bullied at school for having two dads, she sets out on a fantastical journey to end bullying and encourage listening. Emma's stuffed unicorn, Connie, joins her on this journey of discovery, during which she meets people-like animals, animal-like people, and the president of the United States! This play explores themes dealing with advocacy, bullying, self-expression, and allyship.

Pin It

Read more ...

funniesheading

Lansing in a Nutshell


Past "Lansing In A Nutshell" comics