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32 Event(s) Found in "Pollak Theatre"

Feb 21

World Cinema Series: Coming Home 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.

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Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!

Feb 23

Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates! 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

PIRATE SCHOOL! Welcome aboard, mateys! Pirate School! is in session. This is a madcap, slap-dash pirate training academy that allows both youngsters and adults to discover their 'inner-swashbuckler. Recommended for grades K-5.

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Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!

Feb 23

Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates! 

Pollak Theatre - 12:15 PM

PIRATE SCHOOL! Welcome aboard, mateys! Pirate School! is in session. This is a madcap, slap-dash pirate training academy that allows both youngsters and adults to discover their 'inner-swashbuckler.' Recommended for grades K-5.

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Sweet Honey in the Rock

Feb 24

Sweet Honey in the Rock 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

With a new album #LoveInEvolution released early this year, Grammy Award-winning female African-American a cappella group founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973, endlessly continues to evolve and cultivate the rich textures of African American musical traditions. Currently consisting of members Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, ASL interpreter Shirley Childress, and featured musician Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass, the group possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. The group’s collective voice, often accompanied by hand percussion instruments and bass, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.

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Met Opera: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD)

Feb 25

Met Opera: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka.

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National Theatre of London: St. Joan (LIve in HD)

Mar 1

National Theatre of London: St. Joan (LIve in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

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Another Night of Acapella Harmony: Doo Wop Explosion II

Mar 4

Another Night of Acapella Harmony: Doo Wop Explosion II 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Our celebration of doo wop acappella harmony at the Pollak Theatre is back by popular demand. Born on the street corners of urban America, rhythm & blues and doo wop singing reached its peak in the 1950’s, but still has a strong following today. While doo wop singing began as an African American art form, by the late 1950’s it was enjoyed by singers of all races. Doo wop harmony in its purist form is acappella (without instruments or musical tracks). We’ve again assembled some of the top acappella doo wop vocal groups from NYC to Washington DC. Headlining the concert will be R&B and Doo Wop favorites, Pookie Hudson's Spaniels along with Vito & the Salutations. The Spaniels are known for the 1956 million seller, "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight," a song that defined the whole doo wop era. The current group backed lead singer Pookie Hudson before his passing in 2006 and continues the Spaniels' tradition of superb doo wop harmony. Originating on the streets of Brooklyn, Vito & the Salutations scored regional hits in the early 1960’s with their recordings of “Gloria,” “Unchained Melody” and “Your Way”. Rick Anthony has been handling most of the group's leads for the past 15 years, as the original Vito is no longer with them. The group also contains long time member, Shelly Buchansky, who sang on “Unchained Melody” and many of their other hits. While both Pookie Hudson's Spaniels and Vito & the Salutations almost always sing with bands, we've persuaded both to do this concert acappella, harking back to their early days singing on the street corners. Returning from our last acappella concert are two of the groups that excel every time they perform. The Philadelphia acappella group Quiet Storm remains one of the areas' top vocal groups. Re-MemberThen did a fabulous job last time, on their own set and backing Larry Chance. New to the concert this year are A Perfect Blend and the Copians. A Perfect Blend is a great acappella group from Philadelphia who have been singing since 1990, and had previously won the talent contest on the nationally syndicated "Showtime At The Apollo" TV show. The Copians are made up of former members of other standout Philly acappella groups. Enjoy another night of Doo Wop Acappella Harmony. [This line up is subject to change] A "Meet & Greet" Reception will be held prior to the concert for those holding Golden Seat Tickets.

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Met Opera Encore: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD)

Mar 5

Met Opera Encore: Rusalka (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka.

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Mar 6

On Screen/in Person: Real Boy 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

REAL BOY is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. Navigating the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child's transition. As tension mounts at home, Bennett is taken in by his idol, Joe Stevens, the lead singer of the alt-Americana band, Coyote Grace. Exploring how our search for personal identity also involves those closest to us, REAL BOY is a nuanced look at the new American family and the people we turn to when our given families are unavailable. There will be a post screening Q&A with the director Shaleece Haas.

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Caladh Nua

Mar 9

Caladh Nua 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments - from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion - the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary flair. Through a series of international tours and festivals across the globe, which saw the band take the stage in cities such as Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mumbai and Vancouver, Caladh Nua has cast a uniquely captivating net of Irish music and song over an ever widening worldwide audience. A long list of TV and radio broadcasts of their performances and two acclaimed recordings includes American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. Performing a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes, Caladh Nua is a young ensemble on the rise.

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Met Opera: La Traviata (Broadcast Live in HD)

Mar 11

Met Opera: La Traviata (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time.

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Met Opera Encore: La Traviata (Broadcast Live in HD)

Mar 19

Met Opera Encore: La Traviata (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time.

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World Cinema Series: Timbuktu

Mar 22

World Cinema Series: Timbuktu 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

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Met Opera: Idomeneo (Broadcast Live in HD)

Mar 25

Met Opera: Idomeneo (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Live in HD

Mar 26

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Live in HD 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him…

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