Friday, May 8, 8 pm
Saturday, May 9, 8 pm
$15 Seniors 60+ and Students, 13-18,
$5 Children 12 and under
Director Mark Penn, in his third Mayflower Chorus season, touches all the right chords in bringing out the group’s full musicality and exuberance. Enjoy a wide variety of music themed around the beauty and familiarity of “Songs of the People,” enlivened by narratives and staging surprises. The powerful 40-voice chorus, soloists, duets, and ensembles vary the mood and sound texture. The keyboard mastery of David Manley and an instrumental ensemble enrich the experience. The chorus continues to build on the joy and beauty of singing that began at a San Rafael pub 34 years ago. Read more at mayflowerchorus.org.
Sunday, May 10, 3 pm
$60, $45, $35, $25, $20 students (20 and under)
(No student discount at the $60 level.)
Champagne brunch: $36 adults, $19 children (12 and under)
Mother’s Day with Deana Martin—A Tribute to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra
Join us for a special Mother’s Day champagne brunch at the Embassy Suites San Rafael, followed by a performance by Deana Martin in our theater. Martin, an influential American singer, actor, and performer, is the very proud daughter of the iconic entertainer Dean Martin.
Performing such classic hits as It Had to Be You, Strangers in the Night, Mack the Knife, and more, this special tribute concert is one not to be missed. Martin will take us on a musical journey honoring her father and his Rat Pack cronies and woo us with stories of her days with “Uncle Frank,” Sammy Davis Jr. and the others.
$29.50/$34.50 at the door
$65 VIP (includes best seats, signed copy of the CD, and a private concert with Bodhi)
students (20 and under) $20
Bodhi: Peace Is Now with an all-star band of musicians and singers
The national CD release concert for Peace Is Now promises to be an enchanted evening of long-form chant with a large chorus and more than 20 musicians, all of them stars in their own right. The melody, “peace is now,” becomes a choral mantra, played through a wide variety of musical styles such as folk, jazz, rock, reggae, gospel, and more, all brilliantly woven together, to deliver a vision of peace in the world. The album itself includes the talents of 35 musicians from various genres with one message: affirming a world of peace. Under Bodhi’s skillful direction, many voices and instruments unite to sing and perform as one. Best known for his exquisite flute work, Bodhi is equally at home on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, which add to the magic of this heartfelt recording.
Saturday, May 16, 2 pm and 7 pm
$22 Advance, $25 Door
$12, Children 10 and under
What would you do if you had the responsibility of saving the entire world? Would you be able to find that special link that holds everything together? In the not too distant future, this challenge will be set upon the people of Earth: find similar elements that will bring people to harmony, or the Earth as we know it will be destroyed by the very people who reside there. Join a group of children as they travel about trying to discover the one common connection that ties all of us together. Celebrating its 23rd anniversary, the studio will feature its award-winning dancers, singers, and actors as they showcase their many talents in tap, jazz, hip-hop, breakdancing, and musical theater.
Saturday, May 16, 8 pm
$60, $39.50, $32.50
For more than three decades, Harmony Sweepstakes has been delighting Marin audiences. Today it’s the county’s longest-running music festival and certainly one of its most popular. Begun in San Rafael in 1984, the event is the leading showcase for vocal harmony groups nationwide; winners of the seven regional competitions from around the country fly to San Francisco to compete in the national finals. From vocal jazz to doo-wop, barbershop to pop, and all styles in between, you will be amazed at the versatility of the human voice on display in this exhilarating evening of vocal harmony singing.
Sunday, May 17, Noon & 2 pm
Love2Dance Little Feet/Mini/All-Star Performance “DanceTube”
Love2Dance showcases its youngest dancers (ages 2 to 6) as well as the studio’s nationally ranked competitive dance team, the Love2Dance All-Stars. Dancing to a wide variety of popular kids’ songs, this fun and entertaining performance will feature ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. The Little Feet dancers will warm your heart and make you smile. Read more at www.love2dance.biz
Sunday, May 17 at 2pm.
$20 Children 12 & under
$20 Seniors 65 & over
Join the Just Dance Academy for their annual grand year-end spring performance. Audiences will enjoy an abbreviated classical ballet production of Cinderella, complete with stunning costumes and original choreography. Following the ballet, the junior and senior dance programs present jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary and Bollywood. Productions include a Janet Jackson tribute and a rock and roll girls tribute. A wonderful family dance event for all ages. Read more at www.justdance.biz.
Love2Dance presents the sounds of today. The Love2Dance cast performs a variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, tap, musical theater, contemporary, acrobatics, ballet, and lyrical to hits of all genres, including popular hip-hop, country, top 40, and classical. Love2Dance, located in Novato, is a positive, upbeat dance studio with more than 300 students from around the Bay Area. The entertaining show promises to be a great time for the entire family, as the Love2Dance All-Stars perform their award-winning routines and the Dancing Dads bring the house down. Read more at www.love2dance.biz
Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm
$100, $70, $40
Singing sensation Celtic Woman brings their 2014 North American Tour to The Marin Center. Under the distinct musical direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer, David Downes, this spectacular musical experience features Celtic Woman performing traditional Irish tunes, timeless pop anthems and inspirational songs including the return of fan favorites “You Raise Me Up,” “Orinoco Flow” and many more, all with the signature Celtic Woman sound. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Celtic Woman as you’ve never seen them before.
This wonderful whimsical show is funny, provocative and endearing about chance meetings, secret loves, and the everyday up’s and downs of men and women meeting and falling in and out of love. It is several heartfelt stories of loves lost and found, but always speaks to the resilience of the human spirit and our capacity to love again, and again and yet again. You will laugh, and you might cry, but you will rejoice in all the experiences love can bring.
Sunday, May 31, 11am and 1:30pm
Join Miss Sara’s young dancers, aged 3 to 10, for their annual spring recital featuring original choreography and custom costumes.
Sunday, May 31, 4 pm and 7 pm
Called one of the largest collections of dancers to perform in a single evening, the RoCo Dance Onstage event is among Northern California’s most unique youth dance experiences. Famous for its high energy and innovative and diverse choreography, RoCo Dance Onstage has been packing houses in Marin County since 1993. Don’t miss this weekend of progressive dance and entertainment for the entire family, featuring more than 600 RoCo dancers of all ages and Body Language (RoCo’s youth modern dance company). Nationally acclaimed Bay Area choreographers will showcase their hip-hop, modern, jazz, ballet, and breakdancing styles in both shows.
$55 Advanced, $65 Day of the Event
The Breastfest is a unique fundraiser in that it is organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to low-income women who are battling cancer right now. These women are our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, cousins and friends and they are truly grateful for your support.
For our 15th year of fundraising, The Breastfest beer festival has a new location back in beautiful Marin County at the Marin Center on the Fairground Island. The fundraiser will feature endless eats and bottomless cups at no additional charge. Sip beers from 38 of the best California Breweries while listening to live music and supporting a great charitable cause.
All the Proceeds from the popular event will benefit Oakland’s Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, an award-winning non-profit women’s health provider. A pillar of low-income medical care in the Bay Area, Charlotte Maxwell has supported and saved thousands of lives by providing complementary integrative treatments for low-income women with cancer for 25 years.
A free-of-charge clinic that specializes in complete care for those who need it most, the clinic’s innovative comprehensive care model supports women medically and financially during treatment, giving a safety net that allows for full recovery.
We've partnered with Lyft to get you to and from the Breastest safely. Get affordable rides within minutes after downloading the mobile app.If you’re new to Lyft, sign up with the promo code BREASTFEST for a free first ride up to $20. Once you download the app, create an account and enter the code in the ‘Payment’ section.Drink responsively and designate a drive or arrange a lift with LYFT!
We hope to see you at the Breastfest; it’s a good time for a great cause!
Friday, November 6, 8 pm
$49.50, $39.50, $29.50 Premium Seats $59
Whose Live Anyway is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Greg Proops, Joel Murray Ryan Stiles, and Jeff B. Davis leave their audiences gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Everyone is amazed at how quickly they make it up and crowds of all ages are astounded at the incredidle improvised song lyrics Jeff Davis improvise and sing.