Spring Into Schimmel
We’ve got it goin’ on at the Schimmel this spring—from art history, to a bluegrass opry, to a rendition of the childhood classic, Cinderella.
North America: Art History Alive with Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton
Wednesday, March 1, at 12:15 p.m.
In this North America lecture, Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, compares these artistic geniuses’ environments to their masterpieces. She will feature the homes of Frida Kahlo at the Blue House in Mexico City, Georgia O’Keeffe at Ghost Ranch and Abiquiú in New Mexico, Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin East and West in Wisconsin and Arizona, and Philip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut. The lecture is followed by a catered luncheon, the Conversation Continues. Buy tickets now.
The Zabrecky Hour with Rob Zabrecky
Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Rob Zabrecky is strange. And then wonderful. Puzzling. Empathetic. Engaging. Join him on a mysterious and magical journey with a series of astonishing and beautiful effects combined with remarkable timing and sensational theatrical edifice. Buy tickets now.
An Evening with Kander and Ebb
Friday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating Broadway and Hollywood’s most dynamic and prolific songwriting duos. This Tony Award-winning team brought us the classic musicals Cabaret and Chicago, as well as cult classics like Kiss of the Spider Woman and Steel Pier. The duo also brought us classic scores to films such as Funny Lady. Enjoy the sultry melodies and sophisticated lyrics of songs such as “Willkommen,” “All that Jazz,” and “New York, New York.” Buy tickets now.
Sunday, March 12, at 3:00 p.m.
With a dancing clock, wacky stepsisters, and everyone’s favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by the Metropolitan Opera’s resident costume designer Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan, and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith. Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages. Buy tickets now.
Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
The Argentine based Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the all-male company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. Buy tickets now.
The HillBenders Present Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry
Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Head to the Schimmel for an all-acoustic rendition of the Who’s classic album performed in its entirety. Forty-five years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s the HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician and producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. Buy tickets now.
Saturday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m.
After a sold-out 2016 show, DakhaBrakha is back by popular demand! This talented group from Kiev will be bringing with them new songs from their upcoming album, as well as old favorites. DakhaBrakha’s musical style blends soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkin, African, jazz, and R&B. Buy tickets now.
Legends and Visionaries: New York Theatre Ballet
Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Deemed “an invaluable company” by The New York Times, the Legends and Visionaries performance will feature a restaging of former NYTB resident choreographer Edward Henkel’s Revision, as well as the world premiere of Misfit Movement Makers, by Broadway choreographer Chase Brock, set to indie-folk and folk-pop music with lyrics. Says Brock, “I see this new ballet as a millennial folk dance, a dance that will feel current without feeling contemporary.” Buy tickets now.
The Alice in Wonderland Follies
Sunday, April 30, at 3:00 p.m.
You’re familiar with Alice’s adventures through Wonderland, so why not spend a night following Alice as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children’s literature. The ballet is presented in a vaudeville setting, and draws on many different dance forms to create an eclectic, and undeniably entertaining night out. Buy tickets now.
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.
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