The rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany has been documented by countless historians. Yet, for those Americans who actually lived in Germany during the period and saw firsthand the rise of power it was often a time filled with uncertainty and disbelief. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author and historian Andrew Nagorski. His new book "Hitlerland" unveils new insight into the Hitler regime.
On this edition of Against the Grain, James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt will be in to promote their new CD, "All Wood And Doors", an acoustic interpretation of Doors songs. With the recording of All Wood and Doors, veteran composers/vocalists/musicians James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt took songs that are practically hard wired into our collective pop culture consciousness and put a uniquely fresh spin on them. Cliff Eberhardt and James Lee Stanley are wonderful singers and musicians, with unique mastery of their instruments.
Verdi’s immensely popular opera, La traviata, scandalized its audience when it was first performed and continues to do so today. La traviata (literally, the fallen woman) is the story of an affair between star-crossed lovers, Alfredo, a commoner, and Violetta, a terminally-ill courtesan proving that true love must triumph over all and that the highest virtue in a human being is a good heart.
Ticket Prices: $49-$59; Discounts available. Please call the box office at 877.571.7469 for more information.
The Federal Theatre Project was the largest and most ambitious effort ever mounted by the federal government to produce theatre events across the United States. An effort of the FDR administration to provide work for unemployed actors and theatre professionals during the Great Depression, the Federal Theatre Project gave birth to many new works, including some so controversial that they later became labeled as detrimental to the security of the nation. Conducted by Nora Long, dramaturg at Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Free to member of the Worcester Historical Museum.
Lewis Black is one of the most prolific & popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sell out audiences throughout the world.
Emmy Award winning TV host and lifelong animal advocate, Jack Hanna brings the jungle to Worcester this spring. Sit back and enjoy this awe-inspiring program as you learn about amazing animal species and the wild adventures of Jack Hanna!
Ticket Prices: $27-$32; Discounts available. Please call the box office at 877.571.7469 for more information.
Cinderella performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet
Music Worcester presents The Moscow Festival Ballet as part of the 152nd Worcester Music Festival. From the moment that the curtain is raised, this ballet will enchant audiences of all ages. Please note the early start time for this performance, making this a perfect event for families and dance lovers of all ages. Performed to the glorious music of Prokofiev, and featuring gifted principal dancers and an extraordinary corp de ballet in beautiful costumes, lavish sets, the magic of this timeless tale is...CINDERELLA!
This special Access Hanover event is presented in conjunction with the 11th Annual Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference at Assumption College, where students participate in a performance workshop and present scenes from some of Shakespeare’s best known plays. Be part of the analysis and discussion as young Shakespeare scholars share their talents and passion for England’s National Poet. Free to participants of the Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference.
Come take a whirl on The Hanover Theatre's stage, or simply sit and watch the world dance while enjoying Phil Kelsall, world-class organist in the "Blackpool style", play the theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer. Phil Kelsall, resident organist at Blackpool Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, UK is truly phenomenal. It is a spectacle to see how fast this man's hands can move! Blackpool Tower Ballroom is home to what must be the most famous and most played Wurlitzer in the world, and Phil Kelsall has been the man playing it for the last 36 years.
Assumption College presents Seussical, a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge, not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but also he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.