Hurricane Harvey Evacuees Invited to Two Shows at AT&T Performing Arts Center
Harvey evacuees currently staying in the City-operated emergency shelters are being invited to a pair of shows being performed at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District.
TITAS Presents and the Center are making up to 300 tickets available for evacuees for Thursday night's presentation of MOMIX, one of the world's most exciting dance companies. This family-friendly performance begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Winspear Opera House. TITAS Presents and the Center are providing the complimentary tickets and parking for the evacuees.
"During this disaster everyone needs to come together, as a community, to help each other," said Charles Santos, Executive Director/Artistic Director of TITAS Presents. "We are honored to open our doors and MOMIX's amazing performance to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. What we do together, truly does make a difference."
On Saturday, September 2, the rock band Colt & the Old 45s, a Dallas favorite, is making tickets available for its 7:30 p.m. performance in the Wyly Theatre. The Center is providing the evacuees with complimentary parking for that performance as well.
The evacuees will be provided vouchers at the four official City shelter locations in Dallas: the Kay Baily Hutchison Convention Center, Samuell Grand Recreation Center, Tommie Allen Recreation Center and Walnut Hill Recreation Center. The vouchers are both a parking pass and a ticket voucher.
Vouchers will be distributed by shelter staff to the evacuees at those shelters. Tickets, which are redeemed with the vouchers at Will Call at the venues, are available on a first come, first served basis. The vouchers to do not guarantee a parking space and/or show ticket so early arrival is being encouraged. The Center will continue to provide both until space is no longer available.
"As everyone pitches in to do what they can, we at the Center hope to provide some much-needed moments of entertainment and solace through the arts," said Doug Curtis, president and CEO of AT&T Performing Arts Center. "We're thankful for this opportunity to open our doors to fellow Texans who have been displaced."
The complimentary performances at the Center are among several evacuee outreach efforts being announced by arts and cultural organizations in the Dallas Arts District.
TITAS Presents, in association with AT&T Performing Arts Center
MOMIX: Opus Cactus
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
If Salvador Dali and Leonardo da Vinci were inspired by National Geographic you'd get Opus Cactus, Moses Pendleton's amazing evening-length work about the desert world. With their signature dance illusion style, MOMIX explores the mysterious creatures and cacti of the desert. Surreal, wondrous and massively creative, there's nothing like the MOMIX performance experience. If you've always wondered about dance, MOMIX is the ticket. Grab your family, friends and BFF - this is the show to see!
Colt and the Old 45s
Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
COLT AND THE OLD 45s: Remember when music was REAL? You know, when there was no such thing as "virtual" instruments and bands didn't use tracks! Remember listening to your favorite songs on your transistor radio and playing records on your hi-fi? Maybe you remember 8-tracks and cassettes. Well, Colt and the Old 45s brings that great music from the '60s and '70s back to life. Songs from such artists as Roy Orbison, The Righteous Brothers, The Four Seasons, Martha and the Vandellas, Dion, Aretha Franklin, Chicago, Eagles, Joe Cocker, Van Morrison, Tina Turner and many more. Even some of the early rock 'n' roll tunes of the late '50s from Jerry Lee Lewis, The Big Bopper and The Diamonds."Our hearts go out to all the victims of Harvey, and we hope, that in some small way, we can bring a little bit of joy into the lives of those enduring this tragedy," said Bryan Stout of Colt and the Old 45s. "We welcome with open arms those unfortunate victims who would like to, and can, attend our concert."
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas. Opening in October 2009, the Center has helped complete the 30-year vision of the Dallas Arts District.
Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway and off-Broadway; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS Presents; top concerts and performers with Center Presents; cutting-edge speakers from the #hearhere series; and a five-year initiative to present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Thousands of students explore and more deeply experience the arts through the Center's education program, Open Stages. Working with local service agencies, the Center provides free tickets to underserved individuals and families through Community Partners. These programs are made possible by the ongoing support of donors and members.
The Center's five resident companies are among the city's leading arts institutions: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architects, the Center's performance spaces are some of the finest venues in the world:
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, designed by Foster + Partners of London, is a stunning 2,200-seat venue wrapped in red glass with outstanding acoustic performance halls.
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is a 575-seat theatre with one of the most versatile stages in the world and a distinctive aluminum exterior. It was designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus (partner in charge) and Rem Koolhaas.
Annette Strauss Square, designed by Foster + Partners, is an open-air entertainment venue with lawn and patio seating for 2,000 surrounded by the downtown skyline.
Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park is an urban park with native plants and grasses, landscaped lawns, performance spaces, a reflecting pool. Sammons Park was designed by Michel Desvigne and includes the Information Center designed by Foster + Partners.
The Center's mission is to provide a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts. For more information about the AT&T Performing Arts Center and to purchase tickets, become a member, or make a donation, visit www.attpac.org.