Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces April Events

Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced its lineup of April events. See the full schedule below:

Max Raabe und das Palast Orchester

Music
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 8pm

Enjoy a musical evening of wit and high style. Based in Berlin, Max Raabe and his ensemble have an incredible range and sly humor that evoke the musical glory of the 20's and 30's with a modern sensibility.

From Berlin, the theatrical and charismatic baritone, Max Raabe, leads his stellar 12-piece Palast Orchester in the high-style popular music of the 20's and 30's. He is a singer and entertainer of incredible range and sly humor. He can capture the cunning of the cabaret star, the confidence of the Bel Canto hero and the nonchalance of the carefree jazz singer. The band is equally on target with tunes from the glory days of the American movies or German chansons from the turbulent Weimar Republic. Raabe and his orchestra are slick and sophisticated, nostalgic but distinctly modern, expert and entertaining, and simply original.

Arlo Guthrie: Running Down the Road Tour

Music
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
4/7/2017 - 4/8/2017 at 8pm

Since the late sixties, folk icon Arlo Guthrie has spent his life in a state of perpetual tourdom ... on trains, planes, buses and motorcycles. Following the sold-out Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, he is hitting the road once again.

Join Arlo on this latest musical road trip. Hop on and take a ride through the continuing American revolution, flying past the 60's counter-culture and "running down the road" to a more perfect union.

NTL Screening: Hedda Gabler

Theater
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre in Association with Arts Orange County
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:30pm

Broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London

"I've no talent for life."

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo Van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Kei Akagi Tokyo Trio with guest artist James Newton

Jazz/Blues
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8pm

Pianist, composer and bandleader, Kei Akagi has been a mainstay of the international jazz world for over two decades. A member of the MiLes Davis band in the late 1980's, Kei has released 13 CD's as a leader and has appeared on over 60 others as a sideman including MiLes Davis' last recorded works. Joined by bassist Shunya Wakai and drummer Tamaya Honda, the Kei Akagi Tokyo Trio has given over 400 performances worldwide and is renowned for its lyricism and refined musical invention. Experimenting with modern concepts within jazz improvisation, the Kei Akagi Tokyo Trio is helping to move forward the evolution of the piano trio into the 21st century.

James Newton is a legendary composer and musician voted top flutist for a record-breaking 23 times by DownBeat magazine.

Compagnie Herve Koubi: What the Day Owes to the Night

Dance
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm

Drawing his creative strength from his Algerian roots and Mediterranean culture, Hervé Koubi is a rising star on the international dance scene. His company combines contemporary and urban dance movements, capoeira, and martial arts with powerful imagery and inspired choreography, giving audiences the feeling that they are not bound by gravity. This will be the company's LA/OC area debut.

Part of the International Contemporary Dance Series

"A stunning fusion of acrobatics, gymnastics, b-boying, modern dance and ballet." - The Washington Post

Sleeping Beauty

Family Entertainment
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm

If you think you know all there is to know about Sleeping Beauty, you are in for a wonderful and magical surprise.

The classic fairy tale is told anew in David Gonzalez's innovative and poetic presentation. Gonzalez, whose storytelling has been engaging imaginations for over two decades, combines quirky, rhymed verse, live music, multi-media, and the most extraordinary device of all - our imaginations - to create a world in which our beautiful (and funky) princess is awakened by true love's kiss...or not.

Recommend ages 6-10

Asleep at the Wheel

Music
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8pm

The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become the stuff of legends. Over the past four decades, this classic-style Western swing band has garnered nine Grammy Awards and released more than 25 studio and live albums. Its alumni roster is well over 80 strong and includes an impressive list of musicians who have gone on to perform with artists such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, and more. And there is no sign of slowing down any time soon. The Wheel keeps rolling!

"Everything this act has ever released is simply spectacular." - Billboard Magazine

HAPA

Music
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8pm

Like the islands themselves, HAPA's music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient Polynesian rhythms and chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fishermen and Mexican cowboys. Add to this a dose of American acoustic folk/rock, and you have what has been described as the "most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows!" (Maui Times) These disparate ingredients, blended together musically in the Pacific, create the unique flavor of HAPA's music: "beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful...." (L.A. Times)


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