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Opera THE SCAFFOLDING, Comedian Nancy Redman and More Set for NYC Arts Events, Nov 2012


Audrey Ross Publicity has announced its clients' upcoming events in opera, music, tango and dance for November 2012. More details below!

Martin Halpern'S NEW CHAMBER OPERA 'THE SCAFFOLDING' freely based on Henrik Ibsen's "The Master Builder"
November 1-3 at 8 PM; November 4 at 3 PM
Shetler Studios, 244 West 54 Street
Tickets $20; Reservations at 718.858.1549

Composer/librettist Martin Halpern will premiere his two-act chamber opera "The Scaffolding," freely based on Ibsen's "The Master Builders," centering around the strange love affair between the young Hilde Wungel and the famous middle-aged architect Halvard Solness, whom she has idolized since they met ten years earlier. Singers are Jacqueline Noparstak, John Jay Hebert, Jim Trainor, and Leslie Middlebrook, accompanied by pianist Earl Buys. Stage direction by Jamibeth Margolis; music direction by Martin Halpern.

final weekend November 1-3 at 7:30 PM; November 4 at 2:30 PM
La Mama E.T.C., 74A East 4th Street (first floor theater)
Tickets: $18; Reservations at 212.475.7710

Final performance of Triple Shadow's evocative solo adaptations of plays whose themes are based on stories of the sea: Dylan Thomas's "Holiday Memory," performed by Seamus Maynard; and John Millington Synge's "Riders to the Sea," performed by Mari Andrejco. Films of the sea accompany the works, and Edward Herbst performs live his music for toy piano, harmonium, and mandolin, along with traditional Irish folksongs. Director is Beth Skinner, lighting design is by Bessie and Drama Desk winner Paul Clay (RENT), and scenic design is by Obie winner Jun Maeda.

November 3 at 8 PM; November 4 at 5 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 St.
Tickets: $25; Reservations at 212.868.4444

Roberto Villanueva presents an all-new program of his BalaSole Dance Company, presenting talented young dancer/choreographers Lauren Alpert, Elijah Avraham, Nicole Calabrese, Caitlyn Casson, Sarah Ewing, Aaron Gregory, Morgana Rose Mellett, Emily Pacilio, Gina Pero and emerging artist Kyla Healey, joined by Villanueva.

AZUL DANCE THEATRE/Yuki Hasegawa presents 'ELEMENTS'
November 3 at 8:30 PM; November 4 at 2:30 PM
Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, 126 East 13th Street
Tickets: $20; Reservations:

Yuki Hasegawa presents new works by her and guest choreographers Juri Nishio, Kanako Yokota, and twin dancer/choreographers Hsiao-Ting and Hsiao-Wei Hsieh. The company's style is a robust blend of contemporary dance, theatrically costumed and performed to music by contemporary Asian composers.

Friday November 9 at 7:30 PM
NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64 Street
Tickets: $30; Reservations at 1.800.838.3006

Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman presents the stunning GlamourTango, with an all-woman cast of musicians and dancers from Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Israel, Montreal and Germany, paying tribute to the, until now unheralded, contributions of women to the art of Tango. Fascinating rarely seen early tango films will also be shown. Guest singer is Argentina's Roxana Fontan; choreographer is Mariana Parma.

November 9 & 10 at 7:30 PM; Sunday November 11 at 4 PM & 6:30 PM
Schermerhorn Theater, 160 Schermerhorn St. in Brooklyn
Tickets: $20; Reservations at 1.800.838.3006

Caitlin Trainor presents a program of premieres and repertory works set to music by contemporary composers Robert Boston, Marlon Cherry, Paul Lansky and So Percussion. Her dances feature a spirited and technically demanding style, and subjects range from use of the square as a focus point to a witty re-enactment of mating habits of the tree frog, danced to a nature show study.

November 15-18
(Infinity & Pi: Thursday-Saturday, November 15-17 at 7 PM
Women's Stories Project, November 17 at 2 PM; November 18 at 5 PM)
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
Tickets: $20; Reservations: 917.289.0799

Infinity Dance Theater, the company for both disabled and able-bodied dancers directed by Kitty Lunn, and Pi Dance Theatre, directed by Toni Taylor, join forces for "Elements," a shared program of new and revived modern dance works by Lunn, Taylor and Roxanna Lewis, with music composed and performed live by William Catanzaro, Thursday-Saturday evenings. "The Women's Stories Project," receiving its World Premiere, features five remarkable women who come together for inspiring and healing stories of their experiences, through dance, music and the spoken word, Sat Nov. 17 at 2 PM and Sun Nov. 18 at 5 PM.

Comedian/actress/writer NANCY REDMAN on the United Solo Festival
Saturday November 17 at 9 PM
Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street
Tickets: $18; Reservations: 212.239.6200

Veteran comedian Nancy Redman premieres her new one-woman show directed by Austin Pendleton. "Emergency A La Carte: A comedian dies and finds that Death is her toughest audience." Redman appeared last year in "CLUTTER: I'm Saving My Life and It's Killing Me," also directed by the esteemed Austin Pendleton, winning her the United Solo Festival's "Best Comedian" Award, and Pendleton the "Best Director" Award. A one-hour delight.

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Image from Triple Shadow's 2 FROM THE SEA.

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