The Emelin Theatre Announces Fall 2012 Lineup

The Emelin Theatre Announces Fall 2012 Lineup

The Emelin Theatre has announced its fall 2012 season. Celebrating 40 years this November, the Emelin brings the best in live performing arts to Westchester County with its high quality and affordable programs offering a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes. This fall the Emelin will present award-winning musicians; family favorites; outstanding comedy and theatre; a return of classical music featuring the world-renowned Juillard String Quartet; and more.

Emelin Theatre Fall 2012 Season

CLASSICAL
Julliard String Quartet|$57 Adults/$29 Students
Fri Nov 16, 2012 @ 8pm
Pre-show lecture/demonstration at 6:45 pm
Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op.131
Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, Op.132

The Juilliard String Quartet, one of the most celebrated and widely recorded string quartets of our time, “plays new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new.” This gorgeous program of two big beautiful Beethoven quartets is accompanied by a pre-show discussion with the performers. Join us as classical music returns to the Emelin in honor of our 40th Anniversary!

CABARET
Will and Anthony Nunziata|$42
Sat Oct 20, 2012 @ 8pm
Twin brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata have been dubbed by The Wall Street Journal as being “blessed with strong voices and leading man looks” and by The New York Times as “displaying an engagingly brassy professionalism.” Enchanting audiences with their fresh arrangements of popular music, show tunes, and standards, these Pelham-native siblings now make a homecoming with their Emelin debut.

DANCE
Parsons Dance Company|$44/$22 Students
Sat Nov 3, 2012 @ 8 pm
Under the artistic direction of dancer/choreographer David Parsons, Parsons Dance creates engaging and joyful works for audiences throughout the world. The acclaimed contemporary dance company is renowned for their extraordinary artistry and fantastic repertoire. The New York Times raves, “David Parsons is one of the great movers of modern dance.”

THEATRE
The Taming of the Shrew| $44 Adults / $22 Students
Aquila Theatre
Sat Nov 10, 2012 @ 8 pm (pre-show talk at 7 pm)
Sun Nov 11 2012 @ 3 pm
From its earliest productions at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to Cole Porter’s Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me Kate to modern film adaptations, The Taming of the Shrew comes alive for every generation, telling the story of the timeless battle of the sexes. Aquila Theatre breathes fresh life into one of Shakespeare’s most popular and enduring comedies, with The New Yorker describing their productions as “the classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging.”
FRI, NOV 9: Special pre-show workshop. Call the box office for details.

BLUEGRASS
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out|$42
Fri October 12, 2012 @ 8 pm
Celebrating 20 years of music together, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out prove they are still at the top of their game! Their soaring leads, spectacular harmonies and driving instrumentals propel the band through fine contemporary bluegrass songwriting as well as traditional favorites. Four-time (and current) IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Russell Moore heads up this seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year – a fantastic way to open the season!

The Spinney Brothers|$38
Fri Dec 7, 2012 @ 8 pm
Nova Scotia's finest return to the Emelin with their trademark brother harmonies and powerhouse traditional sound. Featured performers at IBMA's World of Bluegrass in 2011, Alan and Rick Spinney and their excellent band make even the oldest chestnuts sound fresh and alive with their infectious spirit and energy. Great harmonies, rock-solid instrumentals: as good as it gets.

JAZZ
Spyro Gyra|$67
Fri Nov 30, 2012 @ 8pm
Spyro Gyra has been revolutionizing American jazz since they first broke into the scene in 1974. Over the past 40 years, they have performed over 5,000 shows, released 29 albums, sold over 10 million records, and won four Grammy Awards—and they are nowhere near slowing down! With their latest album, A Foreign Affair, they return to a source of great inspiration: the rhythms of the world, leading audiences on a musical journey around the globe, with beats and melodies from the Caribbean, South America, South Africa, India, and Japan.

OLDIES
Sha Na Na|$62
Sat Dec 8, 2012 @ 8pm
The classic party band Sha Na Na brings their rock ‘n’ roll celebration to the Emelin in a dynamic, hit-laden show that includes highlights of their four decade journey from Woodstock to the movie Grease to The SHA NA NA TV Show, and their world-wide concert tour. Hey, all you teen angels and party dolls: twist, stroll and hand jive to the classics as performed by the crowned princes of doo-wop and rock & roll.

POP & ROCK
The Malone Brothers|$35
Sat Dec 15, 2012 @ 8pm
Bringing together the similar but fantastically different worlds of two of the finest New Orleans rock bands today – The Radiators and the subdudes – The Malone Brothers is a brand new collaboration by brothers Dave and Tommy Malone, two of Louisiana's greatest guitarist singer-songwriters. One of the most exciting new lineups in American music, the brothers create a musical experience that fans of both men have wanted to hear for years.

FAMILY
All Shows $18 adults; $13 children

Lowly Worm & Huckle Cat: Busytown Busy |$18 adults; $13 children
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11am & 1:30pm
Based on Richard Scarry’s bestselling children’s books, Busytown captures the incredible world of his loveable characters and follows the adventures of Huckle Cat, Sally Cat, Lowly Worm, Sergeant Murphy and their unforgettable friends. Busytown will be hosting a talent contest and everyone is buzzing with excitement. Together, the friends attempt to discover their true talents with lots of laughter – and only a few hiccups - along the way! Ages 2+

The Pop Ups: Radio Jungle|$18 adults; $13 children
Sat Nov 17, 2012 @ 11am
Equal parts rock show, puppet show, and multimedia extravaganza, Radio Jungle is a happy romp through time and space, populated with mermaids, bananas, treasure maps, giant crayons, a sky full of glowing constellations, dancing bats, and more! The magic unfolds propelled by award-winning music and dance beats that bring kids and adults alike to their feet! Ages 3+

Martha Speaks |$18 adults; $13 children
Sat Nov 24, 2012 @ 11am & 1:30pm
When an ordinary dog named Martha eats a bowl full of alphabet soup, something unusual happens: all those letters go to Martha’s brain instead of down to her stomach! Martha’s clever way with words saves the day in this doggone funny new musical based on the delightful Martha Speaks series of books by Susan Meddaugh. A Theatreworks USA production. Ages 4+

The Paper Bag Players|$18 adults; $13 children
Sat & Sun Dec 29 & 30, 2012 @ 11am & 1:30pm
Back by popular demand! The Paper Bag Players, a beloved favorite, return to the Emelin. Described by Parent Guide as “side-splittingly funny and jam-packed with energy and pizzazz,” The Players are sure to dazzle and entertain. Ages 2+

GREAT TRADITIONS
Metropolitan Klezmer|$32
Sun Dec 16, 2012 @ 3pm
Hailed as one of the finest American klezmer bands, the award-winning Metropolitan Klezmer performs an exhilarating range of musical treasures with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. This collaborative adventure of eight exceptional New York musicians combines the best of downtown, classical and world music scenes to create inspired interpretations and compositions of eclectic Yiddish repertoire. Come celebrate the last day of Hanukah at the Emelin!

SPECIAL EVENTS
The Sound of Music Sing-a-long|$18
Sat Oct 13, 2012 @ 8pm
“Irresistible fun” The Daily News, London
Be a part of the worldwide hit musical! This interactive show is more than just a screening of the movie: it is one of the funniest, craziest, most outrageous theatre experiences ever. Audience members can shout out, use props, and sing their hearts out to all the Sound of Music songs. Come in costume and join the fun!

COMEDY
The Ivy League of Comedy|$25
Fri Oct 5, 2012 @ 8pm
When was the last time you laughed so hard you could barely catch your breath? The Ivy League of Comedy will do the trick! Hosted by Shaun Eli Breidbart, “one of the smartest comics in the country” (Readers Digest), this hilarious night of stand-up will feature those best qualified to be snobby and brag about it – professional comedians who went to top universities and then disappointed their parents by quitting a Wall Street law firm to tell jokes.

The Second City: Laughing Matters|$45
Fri Oct 26, 2012 @ 8pm
The Second City: Laughing Matters puts comedy first in a wickedly funny revue that skewers and celebrates in equal doses. With economic uncertainty, political gridlock and a dearth of Khardashians clogging up our televisions, laughing has never mattered more. The legendary comedy theatre has been a training ground for a host of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and more.

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