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The Washington, D.C.-based comedy troupe, The Capitol Steps, began as a group of Senate staffers who have elevated political satire to an art form. The troupe will help launch the election season with a new show of musical and political comedy. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or Democrat: neither side is safe from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy!Find out more »
Founded by Alvin Ailey in 1974, Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the finest young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in America under the leadership of Sylvia Waters from 1974 to 2012, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs. With artistic director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to…Find out more »
A Holiday Performance Sons of Serendip is a “Billboard”-charting quartet consisting of a harpist, cellist, pianist and lead vocalist. The quartet was a finalist on Season Nine of “America’s Got Talent,” gaining popularity by offering fresh interpretations of popular music. Since the talent competition, Sons of Serendip has toured nationally, lighting up audiences with their creative and emotionally stirring arrangements and original compositions.Find out more »
Jersey City-based Nimbus Dance Works focuses on the intersection between high-level dance and innovative ways of involving communities and audiences. In addition to choreography by artistic director Samuel Pott (former soloist for Martha Graham Dance Company), look for an evening of commissioned work by international choreographers including Darshan Singh Bhuller (London Contemporary Dance Theatre) and Dawn Marie Bazemore (Philadanco).Find out more »
For Mature Audiences ONLY “Seven” is a riveting documentary play by seven female writers. The play is based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia. “Seven” makes the powerful and timeless statement that even in the darkest times, one person, one voice and a single act of courage can change the lives of thousands.Find out more »
Hailing from counties Waterford, Dublin, Donegal and Cork, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. For over two decades, Danú’s master players of flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion and bouzouki as well as vocalists (Irish and English) have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums.Find out more »