The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland returns to The Weinberg Center for the Easter holiday weekend. An eclectic cast of characters takes over the Weinberg stage this spring, featuring the infamous Red and White Queens, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and everyone’s favorite, The Cheshire Cat. This lively musical theater event based on the Lewis Carroll classic tale will entertain children of all ages.
The Friday evening performance will be American Sign Language interpreted and is partially enabled by a grant from the Frederick Arts Council. The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland is produced by Other Voices, Inc.
The original bad boys of abridgment come to Frederick and leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes. Come see why The Cincinnati Enquirer calls the show “A wild, wild ride!”
The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies. They have created seven stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces–all of which have been performed, seen and heard the world over.
The company’s itinerary has included stops at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s West End, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, as well as performances in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malta, Belgium, The Netherlands, Singapore and Bermuda, as well as countless civic and university venues throughout the United States, Great Britain and Ireland.
Renowned physicist, New York Times best-selling author, co-founder of string theory
Co-founder of string field theory Dr. Michio Kaku carries on Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything. One of the most widely recognized physicists and futurists in the world today, he has written three New York Times best-sellers, including his latest, The Future of the Mind, which hit #1 on the New York Times, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble best-sellers lists, making it the #1 hardcover, non-fiction book in the country.
He has appeared on television shows such as Larry King Live, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, Late Night with David Letterman, The Colbert Report, Conan O’Brian and Real Time with Bill Maher. He has also appeared on numerous science specials, including PBS’s Steven Hawking’s Universe, Science Odyssey and Einstein Revealed. His Facebook site has 1.8 million fans, and over 240,000 people regularly receive his tweets.
Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York, where he has been a faculty member for almost 30 years. He has also taught at Princeton and Harvard, where he graduated summa cum laude and first in his physics class from Harvard in 1968. Kaku received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley in 1972.
The most awarded vocal group in history (10 GRAMMY® Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more) celebrates their 25th Anniversary! Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley), heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!’, is the quintessential a cappela group and model for vocal genius. Six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop. With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the pre-eminent a capella group in the world.
As Take 6 celebrates their 25th Anniversary with a brand new show, they’ll share the memories in the music of the past 25 years as well as reveal what the future holds!
Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success.
Other speakers might be as witty as Jeanne. Some might even be as tall. (Barefooted with her hair “mashed” down, she’s 6’2″ in her size 11B stocking feet.) But nowhere will you find a speaker so adept at turning personal experiences into funny material that does more than elicit laughter. This Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant, “Yearrrrrrrrrrrs ago,” quoting Jeanne, uses her down-home Southern drawl to leave her audiences laughing … and thinking about her message.
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels play the title roles (though viewers may find themselves debating which is which) in this genially low-brow comedy. Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are two intellectually-challenged best friends who share an apartment so messy that gangsters aren’t sure how to trash the place; the guys also have a certain problem (not difficult to understand) holding on to jobs. Lloyd is working as a limo driver in Rhode Island when he picks up a beautiful and wealthy woman named Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) who is being taken to the airport. Lloyd immediately falls head over heels in love with Mary, and when she leaves a briefcase at the airport, he’s determined to return it in hopes of impressing her. Lloyd isn’t able to get aboard Mary’s flight (though not for lack of trying). Harry has a van decorated to look like a dog (to promote his failing dog-grooming business), and the pair hop in the Poochmobile to find Mary in Aspen. What Lloyd and Harry don’t know is that the briefcase is full of money, which Mary deliberately left at the airport as a ransom payment to save the life of her kidnapped husband. Incidentally, Lloyd’s chipped front tooth happens to be real; while Jim Carrey had the injured tooth capped many years ago, he thought a broken smile would suit Lloyd’s character and had the cap removed for the duration of filming.
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC.
2CELLOS rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” took the world by storm. The YouTube video became a massive viral sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Sir Elton John on his worldwide tour.
Aside from their huge online following where they continue to amaze with new YouTube hits, 2CELLOS’ main focus has always been playing live. In addition to many sold out solo tours (US, Japan, Europe) the duo have also appeared on major TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (multiple times), ABC’s The Bachelor and many others. 2CELLOS were also the first instrumental act to ever perform on the hugely popular TV series GLEE, where they appeared as special guests in the Michael Jackson tribute episode, performing “Smooth Criminal”. The 2CELLOS’ arrangement of the song, which featured Naya Rivera, debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital Songs Chart and landed the 2CELLOS’ debut album in the Top 100.
Performing with Sir Elton John on his tour, they have traveled around the globe several times playing with him and opening the shows in massive stadiums and appearing at prestigious venues and events such as Madison Square Garden, Paris Olympia, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the Emmys in Los Angeles.
In addition to touring with Elton John, 2CELLOS has collaborated with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and George Michael.
2CELLOS released their second album IN2ITION in January 2013. The album was produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Deep Purple) and features an eclectic group of vocal and instrumental guests including Elton John, Steve Vai, Lang Lang, Naya Rivera and Zucherro.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents A Night at the Opera
Grand Gershon, conductor
Edward Berkeley, stage director
From tragic to comedic, romantic to whimsical, the BSO and Washington National Opera team up to present opera scenes featuring artists from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. A wonderful evening featuring the music of Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and more!
About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
The Grammy Award-winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland with innovative education and community outreach initiatives.
The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra’s 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop’s leadership has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences.
In recent years, Marin Alsop and the BSO have been regularly invited to Carnegie Hall, including Maestra Alsop’s debut in February 2008, a critically acclaimed appearance later the same year to perform Bernstein’s Mass, further performances in November 2010 and again in November 2011 for a performance of Honegger’s dramatic oratorio Jeanne d’Arc au Bucher. The Orchestra under Maestra Alsop undertook their first domestic tour in March 2012 to the West Coast, including a three-day residency at the University of California, Berkeley.
Don’t miss five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter in a unique evening of intimate, acoustic performances. Featuring timeless hits and deep cuts from her beloved 13-album catalog, Carpenter will be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki). Known for hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Carpenter has sold over 13 million records, won five GRAMMY® Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals.
Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter embarks on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this spring, including her one-night only stop at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter is joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki).
Carpenter has spent the past year performing alongside world-renowned orchestras since the release of her debut orchestral album, “Songs From the Movie” (Zoë /Rounder), which was conducted and arranged by six-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Vince Mendoza. Carpenter’s world debut orchestral concert took place on January 24 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall alongside the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In March, she performed two milestone concerts at New York’s Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Mendoza, and was joined by special guests Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, Tift Merritt and Aoife O’Donovan. Over the course of her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five GRAMMY® Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals.
Lúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles).
Lúnasa have sold more than quarter of a million albums in the course of the band’s career and boast an impressive back catalogue of 7 highly acclaimed and award-winning studio albums.
The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House and Moscow International House of Music. They have been invited to appear at the White House.