BEHIND THE SCENES: BROADWAY & MORE!


 

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Behind the Scenes - Broadway and More!

Learn first-hand how world-class artists make it to the top, what life is like on the road or how to create "magic" on the stage. Provided in collaboration with Broadway in Tucson and UApresents.

This day-long package includes:

• A Behind the Scenes Look at the Production    • Workshop    • Lunch    • Admission to the Show

Imago Theatre, Frogz

November 3rd, 2018    ALL AGES  (Families Encouraged to Attend as a Group)

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

About the Workshop: We’re kicking off the season with a special family program of mime, comedy and illusion. Kids and the young-at-heart are encouraged to join in the fun. With a master mime artist as your guide, you’ll learn the art of physical storytelling. We’ll invent a world of larger-than-life characters using nothing more than our minds, our bodies…and a pool noodle!

About the Production: Internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions, Imago Theatre is bringing their classic favorite FROGZ! To Centennial Hall. FROGZ! combines mime, dance, original music and special effects tocreate menagerie like no other­—frogs, lizards, windbags, cowboys, sloths and penguins fill the stage with wit, wonder and mesmerizing Felliniesque humor and mayhem. Imago’s wordless productions explode performance boundaries and are hailed by critics and family audiences world-wide. Boston Globe called it “ A rare theatrical event...family friendly ...lively...inventive... ­­­truly goofy fun...now, that’s entertainment!” and The New York Times  raved "A mastery of mime, dance and acrobatics" Don’t miss these lighter-than-air skits that the whole family will enjoy!

Something Rotten!

February 9th, 2019     Grades: 6-12

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

About the Production: Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

Bella Gaia

February 24th, 2019     Grades: 6-12

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

About the Production: BELLA GAIA (Beautiful Earth) is an award-winning, immersive, live multimedia performance, of projected NASA visualizations of Earth from Space, with live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life changing power of seeing the Earth from space, award winning director, composer, and violinist Kenji Williams, created this multimedia journey of our world in partnership with NASA, combining stunning NASA imagery of the Earth from space, data visualizations, and stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world, threaded by an orbiting flight path from the International Space Station.

Fiddler on the Roof

April 13th, 2019     Grades: 8-12

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

About the Production: Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset;' "If I Were A Rich Man;' "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "To Life (L'Chaim!)," FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.

Che Malambo

April 28th, 2019     Grades: 6-12

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

About the Production: The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle. Malambo is a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song which originated in the 17th century in the South American pampas. It evolved from competitive duels amongst the Argentine gaucho (South American cowboy) that tested agility, strength and dexterity. It soon evolved to include what is now its hallmark, zapeteo, the fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. Malambo also features the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos and whirling boleadoras, a throwing weapon made up of intertwined cords and weighted with stones.

Cats

May 4th, 2019     Grades: 3-12

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

About the Production: Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—"Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!