"DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience," an original, nationally touring theater performance makes its Vallejo, CA. debut at the Empress Theatre on October 12, 2018 at 8:00pm.

Mark Rodgers, the creator and host of the multi-media performance, is also the curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America. Rodgers originally developed the idea to compare and contrast the two geniuses while curating the DaVinci and Michelangelo Exhibition in Denver, CO.

"I realized you can't talk about DaVinci without Michelangelo," explained Rodgers. "Many people don't know that they were not only contemporaries but also fierce competitors."

The performance has evolved, starting as an exhibition tour of only DaVinci then, over time, Rodgers incorporated elements of the Michelangelo Exhibition arriving from Florence, Italy. According to Rodgers, guests' response to his many early tours and performances ultimately drove him to incorporate both monumental geniuses into this one-of-a-kind, multi-media Broadway production that has been successfully touring the United States. The performance made its Off-Broadway debut at the Triad Theater in New York City over the Thanksgiving weekend in November 2017 and is now exclusively represented by Columbia Artist Theatricals in New York City. www.cami.com

"The performance is so unique and I am sure most theater patrons have never seen anything like it", explained Rodgers. "Some theaters goers have said that we have created a new art form." This multi-media event is a combination of host Rodgers and a production that includes movies, 3D-animations of machines and inventions, images of codices, artwork, paintings and sculptures.

"DaVinci and Michelangelo have an outreach and following that everyone can relate to," explained Rodgers. "Everything they said and did relates to our lives today." By the end of the performance we are connecting DaVinci and Michelangelo to our present-day geniuses of Les Paul, Van Cliburn and Paul McCartney."

Running Time: 2 hours with 15-minute intermission.

Tickets are for reserved seats and cost $30.00 / $27.00 for Seniors and Military and $35.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.empresstheatre.org or over the phone at 707-552-2400.

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About "DaVinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience"

DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Theatre Performance

An Awe-Inspiring, Non-Stop, One-of-kind, Multi-Media "Live" Theatrical Performance as seen through the eyes of these two titans.

About the Performance:

In this "tour de force" performance..."DaVinci & Michelangelo The Titans Experience, Mark Rodgers will take the audience on an fantastic, awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two, monumental geniuses. The performance is a non-stop, multi-media event featuring movies, videos, 3-D animations, and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo's inventions, machines, sketches, codices, paintings, and sculptures. Rodgers compares and contrasts the incredible lives of Leonardo and Michelangelo as never before, relating them to our world today with our contemporary geniuses of Les Paul, Van Cliburn, Paul McCartney, Jacques Cousteau and the modern internal combustion engine, as we strive to discover our own "inner" Michelangelo and DaVinci. Running time: 2 Hours with 15 Minute Intermission

Mark Rodgers is the creator and mastermind of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America and the DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience original theatrical production.

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