Calendar

Apr
6
Sat
Squonk Opera: Cycle Sonic
Apr 6 @ 4:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Cycle Sonic celebrates bicycles with human-powered stages, propelled by their original chamber rock music…and their own legs! Sprouting  bulb-horns and whirligigs, whistles and bells, the parade floats become instruments of music through the swirl and thump of wheel and pedal. A pageant of double-decker bike-stages creates a merry Cycle Sonic ruckus. Giant, animated bikers circle the audience, with backdrops of undulating flags and 20-foot legs pumping with the rhythm of sustainable power. With no carbon footprint, Cycle Sonic combines the thrill of a live concert with the world of everyday transit.

Farm to Table(aux) @ The Columbus Museum
Apr 6 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 1:00 am

Farm to Table(aux) brings together art & food lovers to enjoy a farm-to-table feast of fresh and seasonal dishes prepared by local chefs alongside the imaginative productions and performances of local artists and performers.

During the Cocktail Reception, 4-5 community-based designers or artists each produce a spectacular tableau using local models, actors, friends, or volunteers.

The local cause takes the stage during the seated program, and guests are served culinary delicacies from local chefs then feast on entertainment and performances.


Join Us at The Table and Eat Your Art Out!

– Feast on farm-to-table cuisine.

– Indulge in artisan cocktails, craft beer and boutique wines

– Enjoy creative Tableaux Vivants and watch them come to life

– Enter the Mystére Box Raffle and more

Apr
12
Fri
EmiSunshine
Apr 12 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The exceptional talents of critically acclaimed teen music prodigy EmiSunshine has captured the nation’s attention. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression, Billboard and rolling Stone: “sounds like the spunky intense little sister to artist Iris DeMent, Natalie Maines, Nanci Griffith and Janis Joplin.” EmiSunshine has already graced some of the most prestigious stages from the “Today Show” to the Grand Ole Opry (over a dozen times) and most recently, “Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey” last April. Additionally, EmiSunsine stars in and performs three songs in her latest film appearance on “The King” alongside such celebrities as Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris Ethan Hawke Alec Baldwin and more. The film featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and premiered at Cannes Film Festival where Emi performed. A well-crafted storyteller, Emi’s music has been described as an “old-timey,” unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country with a sprinkle of Blues.

Apr
13
Sat
CSO: Joe Girard Plays the Sax
Apr 13 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

You have not really heard the saxophone until you have heard it played by Joe Girard. This amazingly talented member of the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet will be featured in the works by Glazunov and Ibert. Masterpieces by Falla and Stravinsky complete the concert program.
This concert is appropriate for guests ages 5 and up.

Apr
23
Tue
The King and I
Apr 23 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
 
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).

Apr
24
Wed
The King and I
Apr 24 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
 
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).

May
11
Sat
CSO: Symphonic Dances
May 11 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Piazzolla and Rachmaninoff will have your toes tappin’. Bruch’s well-known violin concerto will give you a chance to rest between dances.
This concert is appropriate for guests ages 5 and up.

May
18
Sat
Cantus Columbus: Say It With Music: The Songs of Irving Berlin
May 18 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

In this fourth concert homage to the founders of the American Songbook, the professional chorus Cantus Columbus and the distinguished string quartet Vega Quartet, directed by William J. Bullock, present tasteful arrangements of the songs of Irving Berlin (1888–1989). The concert follows previous collaborative tributes to Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, George & Ira Gershwin, and Jerome Kern.
 
Performing alone and in various combinations, the ensembles present a great variety of music. Performances alone include Puttin’ on the Ritz and Cheek to Cheek (string quartet), Remember and Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (the chorus’s pianist, Janie Lee Bullock), What’ll I Do, Say It Isn’t So and Now It Can Be Told (unaccompanied chorus). Combined performances include examples of the composer’s independent songs (How Deep Is the Ocean), Broadway show tunes (Blue Skies), film songs (I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm) and hits from the Broadway masterpiece Annie Get Your Gun (There’s No Business Like Show Business).
 
Interspersed throughout the concert’s chronological order are some of Berlin’s famous genre songs: secular holiday songs (White Christmas), so-called double songs (You’re Just in Love), patriotic songs (God Bless America), sentimental songs (Always) and humorous songs (You’d Be Surprised).
 
Lovers of the American Songbook will not want to miss this celebration of the songwriter about whom Jerome Kern said, “He has no place in American music, he is American music.”

Jun
4
Tue
Kinky Boots
Jun 4 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy- and Tony- winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (LaCage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than Kinky Boots!” – CBS News

Jun
5
Wed
Kinky Boots
Jun 5 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy- and Tony- winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (LaCage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than Kinky Boots!” – CBS News