Coming Up: April at the Emelin
11 Mar, 2014
By Polly Kreisman
The Emelin Theatre offers some great events next month:
Sat, Apr 5 @11am & 1:30pm
Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings life to a world of imagination, beauty and merriment. The performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. Ages 4+
Sat, Apr 5 @ 8pm
This fascinating quintet from Paris brings back a cabaret-style sound reminiscent of the Paris of the late ’30s. The French-based acoustic combo has struck a positive chord with critics and audiences for their fun-loving mix of jazz, French pop, cabaret, gypsy, Latino, and Middle Eastern rhythms. Paris Combo is fronted by the delightful chanteuse Belle du Berry who also plays the accordion and is the company’s lyricist.
Dan Paisley and the Southern Grass
Fri Apr 11 @ 8pm
Dan Paisley has appeared at the Emelin more than any other bluegrass artist. Continuing in the hard-driving tradition of his late father, Bob Paisley, Dan and the band deliver intense, relentless, take-no-prisoners bluegrass of the first order. This appearance introduces a third-generation Paisley to the Emelin audience – Dan’s young son, Ryan, on mandolin.
Dance off the Grid
Thu, Apr 24 @ 8pm
A new and extraordinary way to see dance at the Emelin. Curated by renowned dance critic Valerie Gladstone, the series features the top talent of contemporary dance. Each evening hosts the work of 4 choreographers and their companies, followed by an audience Q&A with the performers and Gladstone, providing an inside look at the diversity of today’s dance landscape.
April finds Gindick combining physical comedy, dance, and mixed media; former Alvin Ailey Dance Company member London performing the rhythmical BEING; The Bang Group performing Slapstuck, Parker’s ingenious duet for two men clad in Velcro suits; and Sa Dance celebrating the
Indo-American spirit through dance.
Featuring Mark Gindick, Khaleah London, David Parker and the Bang Group, and The Sa Dance Company
Brentano String Quartet
Fri, Apr 25 @ 8pm
Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat-Major, Op. 64, No. 3
Elgar: String Quartet in E-minor, Op. 83
Beethoven: Quartet in E-minor, Op. 59 No. 2
“Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent, and The New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism.” Recently appointed as the quartet in residence at the prestigious Yale School of Music, the internationally acclaimed Brentano String Quartet is renowned for their exquisite artistry.
Sat, Apr 26 @ 11am & 1:30pm
“Oh the things you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, Seussical is an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous “think” ever save the day. A Theatreworks USA production. Ages 4+
Sat, Apr 26@ 8pm
An internationally acclaimed artist on the rise, her Emelin appearance is a chance to catch one of the most exciting rising stars in music. The New Jersey singer-songwriter’s music ranges far afield: at some times vaudevillian, at others psychedelic, a little bit country, and a dash from early musicals, all under a cloud of pop-noir, often coming in the very same song.
ABOUT EMELIN THEATRE
The Emelin Theatre, located in Mamaroneck, New York, and founded in 1972, is the oldest continuously operating performing arts theater in Westchester County. Its mission is to bring the best in live performing arts to Westchester and other nearby communities and to promote a cultural life that entertains, educates, and invigorates. The Emelin, well-known for its high-quality and affordable programs, is one of the few performing arts venues in this region which offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes, and attracts diverse audiences throughout Westchester County and beyond. Due to its strategic location in central Westchester, the Emelin also attracts theatergoers from New York City, New Jersey, and lower Connecticut.