Friday, January 29, 2016

Here's What's Happening at The Kate in February

February at the Kate!
Event: Met in HD:  Turandot
Christine Goerke, Lise Lindstrom, and Nina Stemme, three of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, take turns in the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenors Marcelo Álvarez and Marco Berti are Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her love. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. Shown on the Kate's BIG Screen!
Date: Tuesday, February 2
Time: 12:55 p.m.
Price: $25

Event: Willie Nile
Nestled somewhere between power-pop and American folk you will find Willie Nile strumming his guitar. Nile has made admirers out of such names as Bruce Springsteen and Pete Townshend who personally requested him to tour with The Who in '82.  His latest album American Ride, pools a mix of gritty, acoustic Bob Dylan, funky Ramones and everyman Springsteen, with a Petty-ish knack for melody and catchy singalong choruses.
Date: Friday, February 5
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $28/$32

Event: The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue
Get ready to step back in time as the Kate rolls back the clock to the 1950’s with The Corvettes. From New Hampshire to New Orleans and Virginia to Vegas, The Corvettes perform the great music of the Doo Wop era with a fresh new energy.   Come hear your favorites including:  Little Darlin’ - Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On - At The Hop - The Twist - Earth Angel - Rock Around The Clock - In The Still Of The Night - Twistin’ The Night Away.
Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $35

Event: Kate Classic Film: Holiday
Kate brings to the screen a role she understudied on Broadway in the play of the same name.  (She only went on once)  Holiday  brings together one of our favorite matches, Kate and Cary Grant in a story of an average guy Johnny (Grant) who is to marry his fiancé Julia (Doris Nolan) who he met on holiday, but finds that he just may have more in common with Julia’s sister Linda (Hepburn). 
Date: Tuesday, February 9
Time: 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Price: $8

Event: Livingston Taylor
The youngest of a famous musical family, Livingston picked up his first guitar at 13, recorded his first album at 18 and some forty plus years later teaches others stage performance as a full professor at the Berklee School of Music. Come watch him practice what he teaches at the Kate; it’s sure to be a fantastic evening.
Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $44

Event: The Weight
Playing songs of The Band- Featuring former members of The Band, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm Band.  Interpreting the music of The Band is an art- Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us.  The Weight brings those songs to the Kate for one night only, and it’s not to be missed!
Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $40/$45
Event: Mipso
When Mipso’s 2013 debut, “Dark Holler Pop,” rose to #8 on Billboard’s Bluegrass charts, the success surprised a lot of people – Mipso’s four members included. Since then, they’ve shifted their focus a little away from bluegrass, introducing new instruments and textures to create a distinctly different sound.  Matched with imaginative songwriting, MIPSO is known for a sound that is powerfully rhythmic, lyrically sharp and beautiful four-part harmony.
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $20/$25
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 877-503-1286
Website: ww.thekate.org

Event: Jonatha Brooke
Jonatha Brooke has written songs, made records, and toured since being part of her original duo, The Story.  She’s an American folk rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Massachusetts who writes with poignant lyrics and complex harmonies.  Jonatha’s also co-written songs with Katy Perry and with The Courtyard Hounds along with three Disney movies and several TV shows along with writing her own one-woman play.  We welcome this multi-talented force to the Kate.
Date: Thursday, February 18
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $32/$36
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 877-503-1286
Website: ww.thekate.org

Event: Daughters of Legends
An incredible night featuring the Daughters of Rhythm and Blues!   Rhonda Ross (Daughter of Diana Ross and Berry Gordy) joins Robyn LaJoya Charles (daughter of Ray Charles), and Carla Cooke (daughter of Sam Cooke).   If you’re looking for a powerhouse show, look no further.  This trio is honoring the music of their parents, while creating sounds all their own.
Date: Friday, February 19
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $56/$60
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 877-503-1286
Website: ww.thekate.org

Event: Exhibition in HD: The Girl with the Pearl Earing
The Kate and Florence Griswold Museum comes to you with the second in this year’s series:  The Girl with the Pearl Earring and other treasures from the Mauritshuis Museum Netherlands.  Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art yet the painting itself is surrounded in mystery. This beautifully filmed new documentary seeks to investigate the many unanswered questions associated with this extraordinary piece. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?
Date: Saturday, February 20
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Price: $15
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 877-503-1286
Website: ww.thekate.org





Event: James Montgomery & Kerri Powers
When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he “brings it home.”  Whether it’s recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery is simply one of the best.  Montgomery is joined by special guest, Kerri Powers, who returns to the Kate with her homespun, sparse and understated sound paired with incredible expressive song writing and interpreter of the great works of others.
Date: Saturday, February 20
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $35
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 877-503-1286
Website: ww.thekate.org

Event: National Theatre Live in HD: As You Like It
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.  With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.   There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.
Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $20
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 877-503-1286
Website: ww.thekate.org

Event: Ivy League Comedy
Get ready to laugh!  Ivy League of Comedy returns to the Kate this February with an All-Star lineup.  Jon Fisch made his late night television debut on Late Night with David Letterman and has appeared on Comedy Central. Frank Vignola is a 20 plus year veteran of the NYC comedy club scene.  Shaun Eli, in addition to being the man behind Ivy League Comedy, brings his quick wit and hilarious storytelling to wrap up an evening guaranteed to make you leave with a smile.
Date: Friday, February 26
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $25
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 877-503-1286
Website: ww.thekate.org

Event: Betty Buckley in Concert
Broadway comes to Old Saybrook in a big way when Tony Award-winning singer and actress Betty Buckley takes the stage. She won a Tony for her performance as Grizabella in Cats, an Olivier nomination for Sunset Boulevard, recorded 12 CDs, (2 Grammy nominations), appeared on TV and dozens movies.   Join us for a special night.
Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $67/$75
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 877-503-1286
Website: ww.thekate.org

Event: Oscar Party 2016
The Kate’s annual red-carpet event that honors our 12-time Oscar Nominated, 4-time-winning namesake and makes for a great party and fundraiser. Walk the red carpet. Pose for a photo or two. Hold a real Oscar. Watch the Oscars live on the Kate’s gigantic screen as you indulge in delicious appetizers, treats, and beverages.   Come and celebrate like a star!
Date: Sunday, February 28
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $75

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 877-503-1286
Website: ww.thekate.org

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