Emelin Announces New Season
09 Sep, 2013
By Polly Kreisman
Who needs a Smoky New York Club (well, we all do, but…) when all you have to do is go to Mamaroneck to see Southside Johnny or The Glenn Miller Orchestra? Dar Williams or the Blues Brothers?
The Emelin Theatre has announced the 2013-14 Season, featuring award-winning theatre, dance, music, family programs, and more. Individual tickets purchased prior to September 21 are $5 off.
Blind Summit Presents
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 @ 8pm
A cantankerous puppet with a cardboard head has an existential crisis, on a table. Is he a puppet prophet or just an idiot on a table? Described by The Guardian as “a smart, lively young company bringing real verve to the art form,” Blind Summit Theatre presents puppets in new places and in surprising new ways. Recommended for ages 12+. Occasional strong language is used. Running time: 75 min.
Blessed Unrest Presents
A Christmas Carol
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 @ 3 & 8pm
The internationally acclaimed ensemble Blessed Unrest, one of New York City’s premiere physical theatre companies, presents Dickens’ classic in a way you’ve never imagined. It’s a raucous, dynamic
staging of the shocking night when Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened from his life of isolation and offered a shot at redemption. Running time: 90 min.
Perth Theatre Company Presents
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 @ 3 & 8pm
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer has been on a remarkable journey, touring worldwide and consistently attracting sold-out crowds, rave reviews, and prestigious awards. The “ingenious” (The Guardian UK) one-man show employs a unique blend of mime, puppetry, live and recorded music, and animation to present a last-ditch effort to find a new place for the human race to live within the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea. Running time: 55 min.
The Acting Company Presents
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 @ 8pm
The breakthrough Tony Award-winning play by Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern centers on the misadventures and musings of two minor characters—childhood friends of the Prince—from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern has a love for cleverness and language, treating it as a confounding system fraught with ambiguity to engage and delight the audience. Running time: 150 min.
Audie Blaylock and Redline
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 @ 8pm
Audie and his band are known for their dynamic vocals, powerful instrumentals and entertaining on-stage choreography around a single microphone. A veteran of first generation bluegrass star Jimmy Martin’s band, Audie later joined Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, with whom he last appeared at the Emelin. His band Redline features some of the best young musicians in bluegrass. Incomparable drive, emotion, and flair are the hallmarks of this terrific band.
Kenny & Amanda Smith
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 @ 8pm
The sublime guitar playing of Kenny Smith, two-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year, is just one of the reasons for this band’s great popularity. His wife Amanda is among the finest, most expressive singers in bluegrass, by turns sweet, wistful, happy, lyrical, and strong. Named IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year in 2003, Kenny & Amanda are returning to the Emelin for the first time since 2007.
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 8pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this sensational young band from Missouri, one of the most talked-about artists at IBMA in recent years. Their high-energy renditions of both contemporary and traditional bluegrass have resulted in a fan base that literally ranges from 8 to 80. As exciting to watch as to listen to, this powerful band promises to be one of the season’s highlights.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 8pm
For more than 35 years “Special C” has brought their cutting-edge yet traditionally-rooted style of bluegrass from their home in Chicago across the country and around the world. Led by one of the most respected and distinctive banjo players in bluegrass, Greg Cahill, the band was honored with a Grammy nomination in 2012. Their return to the Emelin is truly a cause for celebration!
Dan Paisley and the Southern Grass
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 @ 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 his 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.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 @ 8pm
With the release of their album Tell Your Friends, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music. The band has gained a reputation for putting on a live show unparalleled in energy, virtuosity, and musicianship. They seamlessly fuse a deep knowledge of and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical – or most carefree – audience.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 @ 8pm
Top 40 as you have never heard it before. Deconstructing popular music since 2012, this jazz fusion band featuring jazz vets Steven Bernstein, Bobby Previte, and Charlie Hunter boasts the world’s definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner has worked in some capacity with an unlikely and astonishing array of artists: Aretha Franklin, Sting, John Mayer, Levon Helm, Pearl Jam, Elton John, Courtney Love, R.E.M, and Tom Waits, among others.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 @ 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.
Dar Williams | $42
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 @ 8pm
Described by The New Yorker as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” and with 10 albums under her belt, Dar Williams’ heart-felt songs are inspired and ambitious, rich in melody and captivatingly lyrical She has toured with artists such as Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, and Shawn Colvin, to name a few.
John Wesley Harding: Cabinet of Wonders | $37
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 @ 8pm
“Perpetually Entertaining!”—The New Yorker
Folk/pop singer-songwriter and author John Wesley Harding leads a variety show with nationally renowned and emerging musicians, writers, raconteurs, and comedians. You’ll laugh, think, and sing along, sometimes all at once! Each show is a unique, witty and intimate compendium of brilliant musical performances, robust storytelling, engaging repartee, and surprising collaborations.
Red Molly | $29
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 @ 8pm
Performing from their CD Light in the Sky, Red Molly once again creates an album with gorgeous a cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk, and a touch of jazzy western swing, all done up in Red Molly’s trademark three-part harmonies, signature dobro licks, and inventive arrangements. The trio will be sure to get the audience to its feet with their lively, engaging stage performances.
Rolie Polie Guacamole
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 @ 1:30pm
Get into the Halloween spirit with Rolie Polie Guacamole. Dress up in costume and dance, sing, and laugh with this rocking “kindie” band from Brooklyn who have a become a hit across the east coast and midwest, with top picks by Boston.com, Time Out Kids NY, and Time Out Kids Chicago. Their high energy, interactive shows are a mix of funk, rock, and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy, and staying active. Ages 2+
Exit Stage Left
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 @ 11am
“Clever and genuinely funny” – The New Yorker
“They can get laughs simply by breathing.” – The New York Times
Harkening back to the days of vaudeville, this fresh, energetic, inventive, dynamic, and surprising show packs more entertainment in a single performance than a three-ring circus, featuring tap dance, live music, and slapstick comedy. Be prepared for moments of simple magic for audiences of all ages. A Parallel Exit production. Ages 4+
A Christmas Carol
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 @ 11am & 1:30pm
‘Tis the season for merriment and fun! Catch the holiday spirit with Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and all the rest in this heart-warming musical based on the Charles Dickens classic. A Christmas Carol captures both the humorous and touching moments of the classic story with witty dialogue and fresh new songs, conveying Dickens’ original message that the holiday season should be a “kind, forgiving, charitable time,” a sentiment which still rings true today. A Theatreworks USA production. Ages 6+
The Paper Bag Players Hiccup Help!
Sat & Sun, Dec 28 & 29, 2013 @ 11am & 1:30pm
For their new show, Hiccup Help!, The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their bag of favorites and pulled out Lost In The Mall, That’s Good, and A Perfect Picture – — the picture is not only painted but comes to life as you watch! They then combined these classic numbers with a heaping helping of the brand-new. Ages 2+
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Story Books
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 @ 11am & 1:30pm
An exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books and featuring tales from Aesop’s Fables and Anansi the Spider. A Theatreworks USA production. Ages 4+
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 @ 11am & 1:30pm
Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy, and daredevil stunts are the signature style of Circo Comedia, starring the fantastic duo Jean Saucier & Patrick Côté from Montreal – performing their distinctive style of humor, acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic, and eccentricity.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014, @ 11am & 1:30pm
Charlotte (a spider) and Wilbur (a pig) are unlikely friends, but when Wilbur faces the troubling prospect of becoming pork dinner, it’s Charlotte to the rescue. Spinning words into her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. Based on E.B. White’s treasured tale. A Theatreworks USA production. Ages 4+
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 @ 11am & 1:30pm
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-up Chameleon, by award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer Eric Carle, are retold on stage in black light. Children will delight in following the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar; the little cloud who transforms itself into various shapes of things it sees – a sheep, an airplane, a shark, and more; and the chameleon who embarks on an adventurous trip to the zoo. Ages 3+
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 @ 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 26, 2014 @ 11am & 1:30pm
“Oh the thinks 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+
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Sat, May 10, 2014 @ 11am & 1:30pm
The award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in this fun-filled adaptation. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear as they wade through the gigantic swishy-swashy grass, the splashy- splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises! Ages 3+
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 @ 11am
Steve’s signature award-winning songs are educational and entertaining, silly but always seriously good music. Steve blends participatory songs, clever stories, and great melodies to create what the Boston Globe called “not just a musical journey but an entertaining, interactive and educational one.”
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 @ 8pm
Stunningly beautiful, flowingly lyrical, and technically masterful, Taylor 2 has been hailed by The New York Times dance critic Gia Kourlas as “a kind of a miracle… All of the dancers are considerable talents [who] unite fearlessness with skill.” This intrepid company performs adaptations of Paul Taylor’s renowned pieces to eager audiences across the country and around the world.
Dance Off the Grid – NEW SERIES!
Thurs Feb 27, Mar 20, Apr 24 & May 15, 2014 @ 8pm
A new and extraordinary way to see dance at the Emelin! Dance Off the Grid (OTG) is the latest iteration of critically-acclaimed series Dance Under the Influence which was hailed as a must-see “eclectic performance series” by The New Yorker. Curated by renowned dance critic Valerie Gladstone, this 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. Whether you are a dance expert or a novice, the Emelin and OTG put you in the know.
OTG’s stellar line-up is packed with groundbreaking newcomers and icons of contemporary dance. Specific programs for each date will be announced shortly. Scheduled to perform are: Doug Elkins, Larry Keigwin, Ben Munisteri, Heidi Latsky, Sean Curran, Claire Porter, The Sa Dance Company, Mark Gindick, Leondro Silva, Nlida Tirado, Jason Samuels Smith, and Khaleah London.
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 @ 8pm
Two acts of fully improvised comedy from the best, funniest comedians in the world. Hand-picked from NYC and LA, these performers are the next wave of comedy superstars from the theatre that has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. From Saturday Night Live to The Office to Parks and Recreation, UCB is all over the place. This show has never been seen before, it will never be seen again, and it will never be forgotten.
Steve Solomon: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m Home for the Holidays…The Therapy Continues.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 @ 8pm
From the star and creator of one of the longest-running one-man comedy shows in history, this new show brings more wild and hilarious stories and characterizations about Steve’s family, friends, and the other folks we meet whose sole purpose was to drive him into therapy in the first place. We all get to attend holiday dinner at Grandma’s where there are 35 over-fed adults and only one toilet! It’s another laugh filled evening of family chaos from the award-winning writer and comedian Steve Solomon.
Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous Tour
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 @ 8pm
Stand-up comedy is a tough job, but these ladies are at the top of their game. This comedy contest tour has launched the careers of countless women including the evening’s headliners: Jane Condon, Robin Fox, and Leighann Lord. These Ladies of Laughter have appeared before standing-room audiences at major comedy clubs, casinos, and even Madison Square Garden.
Sat, May 10, 2014 @ 8pm
Growing up with all brothers will give a Sicilian girl from Cleveland two things: a great sense of security and an even greater sense of humor. Being one of the Final Five on NBC‘s Last Comic Standing 2 catapulted Tammy‘s career and won her a slew of new fans. She just won Comedy Central‘s Stand-Up Showdown, and has appeared twice as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 @ 8pm
The New York Times hails the HSFE as “marvelous – crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip in a program framed successfully by a sophisticated context.” Regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world, the Ensemble has performed across four continents and won the admiration of an audience of more than seven and a half million people. They have continued to collect and play authentic folk music and to preserve the folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungary and Hungarian-inhabited areas.
CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 @ 8pm
CJ Chenier has been hailed as “the best living zydeco singer and accordionist” by Living Blues while the Boston Globe has anointed him “the crown prince of zydeco.” Son of the “King of zydeco” Clifton Chenier, C.J. has spread word of this music to the world, all while pushing the genre to new heights with his virtuosity. C.J.’s mastery of the accordion, combined with his rich and satisfying voice, is the driving force behind this powerhouse zydeco band.
Slavic Soul Party!
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 @ 8pm
“We strongly recommend you witness it live and direct.” –TimeOut NY
Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. These nine musicians have created an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and Gypsy sounds with North American music, weaving gospel, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York’s neighborhoods seamlessly into a Balkan brass setting and always “delivering a great time.” – The New York Times.
SPECIAL EVENTS SERIES
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 @ 8pm
The Queen of Cabaret has been hailed as the “most Sinatra-like” of the current generation of cabaret performers. The New York Times raves “Andrea Marcovicci has an incandescent enthusiasm and a masterly balance between poignancy and wit” while the Wall Street Journal called an evening with Andrea “the most immersive experience you will ever have.” Marcovicci will perform her critically acclaimed show, Moonlight Cocktail.
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 @ 8pm
Acknowledged as the Kings of a cappella, The Persuasions’ singing, style, and musical inventory includes the heavy influence of gospel, a major measure of soul, and a dose of pop. The Persuasions may not have invented a capella. They have, however, carried the torch and kept the art form alive, sometimes single- handedly, for over four decades. They have recorded and performed songs with artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa, from Sam Cooke to Bob Dylan, and from Lennon and McCartney to Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Fri, May 9, 2014 @ 8pm
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is undoubtedly one of the most popular and sought-after big bands in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Tickets for this event go on sale October 23.
BROADWAY IN MAMARONECK – NEW!
Fri & Sat, Oct 18-19, 2013 @ 8pm
This evening provides a unique look at the life and astonishingly prolific career of, arguably, the most celebrated and successful theatrical composer in the history of American music, Richard Rodgers. With Richard Rodgers’ last collaborator Martin Charnin acting as host and narrator, spend a luscious evening with four Broadway luminaries who will perform unforgettable Rodgers songs from South Pacific to The King And I and Oklahoma to The Sound of Music.
The Doo Wop Project
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 8pm
The Doo Wop Project stars leading cast members from the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash Jersey Boys. Presenting a night of songs mixed with individual stories and references to their upbringings and experiences in the business, The Doo Wop Project pays homage to classic doo wop and the music that was inspired by that unforgettable sound.
Fri & Sat, May 2 & 3 @ 8pm; Sun, May 4, 2014 @ 3pm
This New York sensation is returning with an all-new, fresh view of the highs and lows of recent seasons including Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, Follies, Spiderman, Book of Mormon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once, and Death of a Salesman, and features outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know, and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast! Whether you’re a seasoned theatre-goer or new to Broadway, Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs.
TRIBUTE BANDS – NEW!
Us Not Them
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 @ 8pm
Us Not Them, New York’s spectacular Pink Floyd tribute band, with special guest Norbert Stachel from The Roger Waters Band celebrates the 40th anniversary of Dark Side Of The Moon, widely considered by many to be the greatest and most influential album ever recorded. The album will be played in its entirety along with many other Pink Floyd classics as well as a full light and video show.
DAN AYKROYD, JUDY BELUSHI and Musical Director PAUL SHAFFER Present:
THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS ™ Revue
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 @ 8pm
Since their film debut in 1980, the irreverent characters created by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd have resonated with people around the world, catapulting the Blues Brothers into a cultural phenomenon and musical, comedic, and cinematic legend. The Revue, featuring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood, recreates the live concert experience, integrating the humor and songs from the original film and subsequent albums. Upbeat and uplifting, The Blues Brothers™ Revue is fun for all ages.
The THE BAND Band
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 @ 8pm
The THE BAND Band brings the music of The Band – undeniably one of the greatest and most influential groups in the history of rock and roll – alive with authentic, true-to-form renditions of the group’s legendary repertoire, including signature Levon Helm classics like The Weight and Up on Cripple Creek. This group of veteran musicians showcases the astounding breadth and depth of The Band’s distinctively original Americana music, mixing the well-known hits with obscure gems.
Donna the Buffalo
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 @ 8pm
Donna the Buffalo’s feel-good, groove-oriented, danceable, and often socially conscious music all began over twenty years ago with roots in old-time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric Americana mix infused with elements of cajun/zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country. The band’s powerful communal energy has created an intensely loyal fan base, self-dubbed “The Herd” with a passion for the music akin to the Grateful Dead’s deadheads.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 @ 8pm
This lipstick-smeared glam-punk hero of his years with the New York Dolls returns to the stage as his alter-ego: the tuxedo-clad lounge lizard Buster Poindexter of “Hot Hot Hot” fame. Cultural innovator, musical chameleon, icon of rock history, David Johansen is a performer whose live appearances simply have to be seen to be believed.
Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 @ 8pm
No rules. No fences. Just a New Jersey legend and his troubadours playing Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band, George Jones, and more. The Poor Fools will also dive into some of the legendary Asbury Jukes material. With Johnny Lyon shaking up each night’s set list for himself and his four multi-instrumentalist band members, Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools is another trip–one more way to see one more side of Southside Johnny.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 @ 8pm
With her throaty vibrato and lushly orchestrated pop songs, Nicole Atkins made her debut in 2006, bringing to mind a blend of Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn, and Jenny Lewis. The New Jersey singer-songwriter’s music ranges far afield: at some times vaudevillian, at others psychedelic, a little bit country, a dash from early musicals, all under a cloud of pop-noir, often all coming in the very same song.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 @ 8pm
Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4, “Sunrise”
Shostakovich: Quartet No.in F-sharp minor, Op. 108
Brahms: Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Pacifica tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, performing regularly in the world’s major concert halls. In 2009, they received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
Brentano String Quartet
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 @ 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
Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves London Independent, and The New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism.” Brentano String Quartet has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington, and the Sydney Opera House.
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