Friday, April 25, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 26, 2 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 27, 2 & 5 pm
$17 Adults, $15 Children & Seniors
Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little child with a big imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Seussical the Musical incorporates stories and scenes from 11 Seussical books. It is a wonderful family musical that will entertain all ages!
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
Friday, May 2, 8 pm
Sunday, May 4, 11:30 am, 2 & 5 pm
$14 Child 2-12
Join PAAM for their Annual Showcase! Featuring PAAM’s Conservatory students performing the dance styles of Jazz, Hip Hop, Theater Styles, and Ballet, as well as favorite pieces from Musical Theater. Plus competitive routines by the Alta Vista Dance Company, PAAM’s resident Dance Company. PAAM’s Conservatory provides students and performers with comprehensive theater and dance programs. Students receive superior training, expand their boundaries, and have a great time along the way!
Sunday, May 4, 3 pm
$45, $35, $25
Premium Seats $60
Students (20 and under) $20
Bargain Seats $20
From the creator of last season’s hit show 103 Years of Broadway comes an all-new, dazzling musical revue featuring the actual stars of Broadway’s greatest musicals and an all-star New York band, led by pianist/music director Neil Berg. This sensational show will recreate some of your favorite music such as Les Miserable, Jersey Boys, Fiddler on the Roof, Wicked, Rock of Ages, Tommy, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera and many others. The amazing performers will light up the stage with songs form the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg has brilliantly revived the arrangements of these Broadway classics as well as the fantastic numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows. This unforgettable afternoon of music will keep Broadway buffs tapping their toes and humming along for days after the event.
Friday, May 9, 8 pm
Saturday, May 10, 8 pm
$15 Seniors 60+ and Students, 13-18,
$5 Children 12 and under
Enjoy a wide variety of audience-pleasing songs, enlivened by narratives and staging surprises, including a musical and visual treat performed before the Chorus’ thematic artistic backdrop. The powerful 40-voice chorus, soloists, duets and ensembles vary the mood and sound texture, while the keyboard mastery of David Manley enriches the sound.
Saturday, May 17, 2 pm and 7 pm
$22 Advance, $25 Door
$12, Children 10 and under
Celebrating its 17th anniversary, the studio will feature its award-winning dancers, singers and actors as they showcase their many talents in tap, jazz, hip hop, break dancing and musical theater. Reach for the Stars! tells the story of the graduating seniors at Gleesville High School and how they suddenly realize that they have no clue as to what the future will hold. They’ve been best friends since kindergarten and, after discussing their questionable future plans, they begin reminiscing about all they’ve accomplished, the songs and dances they’ve shared and what wonders the future will hold. They soon learn that if you shoot for the moon, you’ll end up somewhere among the stars!
Saturday, May 17, 8 pm
$60, $39.50, $32.50
For thirty years the Harmony Sweepstakes has been delighting Bay Area audiences. The show was the inspiration for the hit prime-time show “The Sing-Off” which recently completed its fourth season on NBC. Winners of the seven regional competitions are flown to the Bay Area to compete in tonight’s contest with the winners being crowned National Champions. From vocal jazz to doo-wop, barbershop to pop and all styles in between, audiences will be amazed at the versatility of the human voice on display in this exhilarating evening of vocal harmony singing.
Sunday, May 18, 10am – 6pm
$30 At the Door
La Fogata Productions presents:
Festival Musical de Primavera 2014 (Spring Music Festival 2014)
The “Festival Musical de Primavera” mission is to interact and unite all multi-cultural communities in the Bay Area and beyond through the sound of music.
This will be the biggest musical festival in Northern California featuring the best well-known musicians from various Latin America countries and the Caribbean: the Grammy nomination singer for Best Salsa Album, Tito Nieves from Puerto Rico, the dynamic cumbia bands La Maquina and Grupo Algodon from El Salvador, the legendary Grupo Rana from Guatemala, the Grammy-nominated Banda Pachuco from Mexico and the new raising stars, Canela Fina from Peru.
This event will also feature typical dishes from various Latin American countries, including the award-winning Peruvian cuisine.
Sunday, May 18, Noon & 2 pm
Love2Dance will showcase its youngest dancers (ages 2-6) along with the studio’s competitive dance team, the Love2Dance All-Stars as they perform to songs from favorite story books. This fun and entertaining performance will feature ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop styles of dance.
Sunday, May 18, 2 pm
$20 Children 12 & under
$20 Seniors 65 & over
Audiences will enjoy an abbreviated classical ballet production complete with stunning costumes and original classical ballet choreography. Audiences also will be entertained with tap, hip-hop, contemporary and jazz dance productions presented by the junior and senior dance programs. This year the senior jazz dance program is excited to present a “Moulin Rouge” production with wonderful music, costuming and characters including an authentic Bollywood routine.
Tuesday, May 20, 7 pm
Join high school students from Redwood, Drake, Marin Academy, Branson, and County Community, and recent Marin County college graduates, as they speak out to parents and families in the Bay Area about their perceptions and experiences around drug and alcohol use. The format is Q & A, after a brief introduction by Jennifer Grellman, LMFT, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist and Founder of Being Adept*. Have all of your questions answered about the disturbing trend of adolescent substance abuse in our communities by those with first hand knowledge, willing to share invaluable information with parents and families.
*This evening is a fundraiser for Being Adept, a middle school prevention curriculum for drug and alcohol abuse, now in 15 middle schools in Marin, San Francisco, Contra Costa and Sonoma Counties.
Featuring Zoe Jakes, Kristin Sague and Colleena Shakti
Saturday, May 24, 8 pm
Advance: $22.50 (upper section),
$27.50 (lower section),
Door: $27.50 (upper), $32.50 (lower)
Internationally acclaimed electro-acoustic world music ensemble Stellamara presents: “Unfolding and Becoming,” in collaboration with world renowned Odissi, Indian tribal fusion, classical and contemporary dancer, Colleena Shakti, visionary tribal fusion performing artist, Zoe Jakes (Beats Antique) and contemporary Persian devotional dance artists Kristen Sague and Aliah Najmabadi.
Immerse yourself in eastern melodies, soring voices, dramatic orchestral sections, otherworldly ambience, passionate rhythms and deep bass grooves, interwoven with eastern fusion dance, at once refined, exquisite, ecstatic and unbound.
Evolving for over a decade of recording and performing, Stellamara unites world-renowned musicians and dancers from diverse cultural backgrounds in a shared devotion for folk and classical music rooted in Turkish, Arabic, Balkan, Medieval European and Persian and Indian traditions. With their renowned discography, film score placements, and unforgettable live performances, Stellamara is at the forefront of contemporary world music, giving new life and a fresh, modern expression to the beautiful and mysterious qualities of timeless, modal traditional music and performing arts. They bring to mind Loreena McKennitt, Dead Can Dance and Lisa Gerrard, evoking lost gardens, mysterious landscapes, and the transcendent whirling of Rumi’s dervishes, revealing the poetic yearning that lies within.
Love2Dance’s “Dancing the Dream” celebrates songs of motivation and inspiration through hip-hop, jazz, ballet fusion, lyrical, contemporary, tap and acrobatics styles of dance. Also featured are the popular Dancing Dads as well as the Love2Dance All-Stars, the studio’s competitive dance team who will perform their award-winning routines.
A Rare Marin County Performance by
Performing All His Classic Hits with a 28 Piece Orchestra
Produced by Rick Bartalini Presents
Wednesday, May 28, 8 pm
$150.50, $100.50, $75.50
A Perfect Mother's Day Gift!
Johnny's accomplishments are numerous and varied. He holds many records and has set many precedents in the music industry. In 1958, two years after being signed by Columbia Records, Johnny's Greatest Hits was released. It began a "Greatest Hits" tradition copied by every record company since then. Johnny's Greatest Hits went on to become one of the most popular albums of all time and spent an unprecedented 490 continuous weeks (almost ten years) on the BILLBOARD Top Albums Chart. This record has been noted in the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.
At one point in his career, according to record historian Joel Whitburn, Johnny was one of only five recording artists to have Top 40 Hits spanning each of his first four decades as a recording artist. Amazingly, his second #1 Hit Single, "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" (recorded with Deniece Williams), came almost 21 years after his very first #1 Hit Single, "Chances Are".
Johnny has received four Grammy nominations. The first was for "Misty" in 1960 in the category of Best Male Vocal Performance - Single Record or Track. The second was in 1992 for "In a Sentimental Mood / Mathis Sings Ellington" in the category of Best Traditional Pop Performance. He also was nominated in 2006 for "Isn't it Romantic" in the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Johnny has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame two times so far. In 1998, he made the famous Hall's list with "Chances Are" (Columbia Traditional Pop Single 1957). In 2002 he made the list again with "Misty" (Columbia Traditional Pop single 1959). Most impressive of all is his 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
2006 marked Johnny's 50th anniversary as a recording star and was very busy for him. "Johnny Mathis - Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration" and "A 50th Christmas Celebration" were both released and PBS taped a special called "Wonderful, Wonderful". The PBS special was later released on DVD as "Johnny Mathis - Gold: A 50th Anniversary Celebration". 2006 also marked the year that he was honored with receiving the Society of Singers coveted Ella Award.
From movie music to classic masterpieces and family favorites, your Marin Symphony’s 61st Season is an inspired place to be. The season kicks off with our first-ever outdoor Waterfront Pops Concert on the Marin Center grounds overlooking the Lagoon featuring John Williams classic movie soundtracks played live by our orchestra on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Bring a picnic, your own chairs, family and friends.
The 61st Season continues with another first, a west coast premiere of the National Young Composers Challenge Composium on Sunday, October 6. Experience six exciting new works by competition winners—top young composers from all over the country. Witness first-hand an amazing afternoon of drama, and music—part master class, competition, live recording session—this totally unique event is thrilling, unpredictable, highly interactive and fast-paced.
The Masterworks Series opens with From Russia with Love on October 27 & 29. Van Cliburn award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu returns for Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto, a work overflowing with gorgeous melodies and jaw-dropping virtuosity. Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony is an epic struggle that will have you on the edge of your seats right up to the end.
Establishing a new Marin tradition on Tuesday, December 17, our brand new Holiday Pops Concert will feature the Marin Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Children’s Chorus.
If you’re a classical musician who would like to deepen your knowledge and skills, our Marin Symphony Orchestra Pro-Am is your chance to improve your playing and have fun side-by-side with top orchestra musicians and get coaching directly from Maestro Alasdair Neale. The special event happens on Saturday, November 9.
A standout in our 2013-14 Season is Masterworks Two: American Dream. In celebration of liberation, this program includes Joseph Schwantner's "New Morning for the World" — a work that draws upon the inspiring words of Marin Luther King, Jr. to create a memorable and moving experience. Renowned Bay Area actor, singer and inspirational speaker Noah Griffin, is our narrator for this extraordinary piece. The concerts take place on January 19th and 21st — surrounding MLK Day on January 20, 2014.
Our Magical Music of Disney Family Concert on Sunday, March 16, 2014 will delight everyone, from children to adults! Timeless animated images are synchronized with music are certain to transport you to favorite Disney musical moments. Highlights include symphonic arrangements from classic films including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and more.
The 61st Season wraps up on Sunday, June 8, 2014, with our second annual Spring Pops Concert — a one-of-a-kind movie experience — Disney’s full-length film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, with our orchestra performing the soundtrack live!
Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 18, 2:30 pm
$55, $45, $39
Menopause The Musical® - COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD!
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years!
It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®
Friday, November 7, 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. Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten 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 Chip Esten and Jeff Davis improvise and sing. Their combined musical range is incredible!