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Fall at the Schimmel

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The Schimmel Theatre unveils its exciting fall lineup of events. With everything from a Grease Sing-Along to the works of Botticelli, and opera to silent film, the Schimmel is sure to have something for you.

The 2014-2015 season kicks off on Friday, September 5, with a special presentation of a little alapadma, a touch of katakamukha, and so much more. Indo-American Arts Council in collaboration with Pace University presents the annual Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance. Click here to see the promo of what is sure to be one of the biggest Indian dance festivals in New York.

On Sunday, September 21, join Julia Bullock and Joseph Kaiser with pianist Steven Blier for Voce Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Declared, “ravishingly visceral,” by The New York Times, the rising soprano star, Julia Bullock was the winner of the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition. She is joined on stage by the charismatic tenor Joseph Kaiser, hailed for his beauty of tone and innate sense of style and elegance. The afternoon is programmed by renowned accompanist, Steven Blier.

On September 27, bring the kids to visit Gustafer Yellowgold, a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun, and now lives as an explorer in the Minnesota woods! He has many stories to share—all with live music.

On September 28, one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists Ben Model will curate Seven Chances (1925), directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The film, which features a string of hilarious proposal attempts, culminates in one of the wildest comedy chases in silent film that involves a huge posse of brides, a spate of boulders, and a snapping turtle. This edition includes a new digital restoration of the film's technicolor prologue.

The Great Masters Lecture Series continues on October 1, 8, 15, and 22, with four more of the greatest artists of all time. These richly-illustrated lectures offer an in-depth examination of four artistic geniuses chosen to represent four different eras, artistic styles, and countries. Begin in the Early Renaissance in Italy with Botticelli’s fluid charm and ideal of feminine beauty. Continue to the Romantic era in Spain with Goya’s powerful emotion—in paintings and in prints. In the Impressionist era in France, Rodin was the unrivaled sculptor—yet his work was at times indistinguishable from that of his lover, Camille Claudel. And the Russian-born Chagall continued to paint joyous recollections of his early life in Russia throughout a long, productive life.

Perhaps best known for his novelty song, “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)” and numerous appearances in the hit films of Judd Apatow, Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and illustrious career. On Saturday, October 11, he will grace the Schimmel stage. Highlights include more than two dozen album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for “High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project,” and two previous Grammy nominations.

On October 12, join sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, widely considered today’s greatest sarod (lute) player, for The Sarod Project. The performance features a sarod solo representing music from different regions of India and the Middle East; a sarod duet by Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan; and a sarod trio joined by two consummate percussionists, Issa Malluf on Middle Eastern percussion and Anubrata Chatterjee on tabla.

American Showstopers: Cy Coleman returns to the Schimmel on October 18 with an evening of music. Featuring stars from Coleman’s musicals including: Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies and City Of Angels), and Sam Harris (The Life), Terri White (Barnum and Welcome to The Club), as well as Kevin Earley, Deidre Goodwin, Damon Kirsche, Jesse Luttrell, Karen Murphy, Lindsay Roginski, and Leslie Stevens.

On October 26, silent film accompanists Ben Model will curate The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog (1927), directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Ivor Novello. The film features a murderer who targets young blondes, a mysterious stranger comes to town, and climactic chase pursue him through the streets of London.

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady, but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off?  Well, November 1 is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quaffs, and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember grease is the word... Join the Schimmel Theatre for the brand new Sing-a-long-a Grease version of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music!

Tickets for staff and faculty are $10 (Use code: PACEINSIDER to purchase your discounted ticket.) and can be purchased by calling (212) 346-1715 or by visiting the Box Office, Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information about these and other events at the Schimmel Center, please visit