Category: Ballet

Theatre | Houston’s Theater District Takes Serious Hit From Harvey

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The basement of the Wortham is totally flooded, a report from the Houston Theater District said Monday.

In a scene that is sure to draw even more comparisons to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, the Houston Theater District has once again sustained a hit from ongoing flooding, this time thanks to now-Tropical Storm Harvey.

After a day of walkthroughs in each of the five Theater District venues, Theater District Houston CEO Kathryn McNiel and board chair Perryn Leech outlined the damage in a report Monday afternoon. Read more…

Lone Star College-Montgomery announces fall 2016 fine arts calendar

chicago-roxies-extensionThe Lone Star College-Montgomery fine arts department has an exciting lineup of theater, music and visual arts events planned for the upcoming fall semester. Events are open to the public and many are free of charge. For a complete listing of the college’s fine arts events, visit lonestar.edu/ArtsGuide.

Art Gallery Exhibits

Aug. 29 through Sept. 23, 2016 “Labor of Love” by Claire Cusack will be displayed. Closing reception Thursday, Sept. 22 at noon.

Oct. 10 through Nov. 4, 2016 “Bienvenidos seres queridos” by curator Charlie Pena. Opening reception Monday, Oct. 10 at noon and closing reception Wednesday, Nov. 2 at noon.

Nov. 14 through Dec. 2, 2016 “ART Exhibit” by Alton DuLaney. Opening reception Monday, Nov. 14 at noon.

Dec. 12 through Dec. 16, 2016 – Juried Student Art Show works will be displayed. Opening reception Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.

All art exhibits are free of charge and open to the public. All exhibits and artist receptions are held in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery located in the Performing Arts Center (building D). The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visitLoneStar.edu/montgomery-artgallery.

Concerts

Oct. 6 – Jazz Ensemble Concert.

Oct. 13 – Symphonic Band and String Ensemble Concert.

Oct. 20 – Fall Choir Concert.

Dec. 1 – Jazz Ensemble Concert at the Mainstage Theatre (building D).

Dec. 9 – Holiday Benefit Concert at the Mainstage Theatre (building D).

All events are held in the Music Recital Hall (building H), unless otherwise specified, and begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LoneStar.edu/montgomery-music-department.

Drama Performances

Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 – Black Box Production “96 Minutes” an eyewitness account of the day Charles Whitman gunned down students, professors and others from the University of Texas Tower will be performed in the Black Box Theater (building D) Thursday, Sept. 29 – Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance Saturday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 general admission. Rating: R, contains adult language and situations.

Nov. 17 through Nov. 19 “The Birds” is the adaptation of the short story that is the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock horror film and will be performed in the Mainstage Theatre (building D) Thursday, Nov. 17 – Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance Saturday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 Students/Faculty/Staff; $7 Seniors; $10 General Admission. There will be a preview performance Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. with free admission for Lone Star College students/employees and $5 general admission. Rating PG-13, parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be frightening and inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.LoneStar.edu/drama-dept-montgomery.

Call 936.273.7401 or visit LoneStar.edu/arts-montgomery for more information and a complete listing of the college’s upcoming fine arts events. Plus check out the Arts & Culture Fall 2016 Guide lonestar.edu/ArtsGuide. The LSC-Montgomery fine arts department offers a variety of concerts, theatrical productions, art exhibitions and lectures, workshops and more throughout the year.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

Kingwood Dance Theatre presents the Nutcracker Ballet

19425.1The Nutcracker Ballet – A 29-year tradition in Kingwood/Humble Area. Kingwood Dance Theatre will present the Nutcracker Ballet, a familiar holiday favorite, in the Atascocita High School Theatre on December 5 and 6. For the past 29 years, the full-length production, with extensive sets and costumes, has brought the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to life.

A cast of over 100 dancers and performers fill the stage. A gliding sleigh, magical trunk, and falling snow add to the enchantment of the ballet, set to the well-known music of Peter Tchaikovsky.

This year the production will feature Michelle Peterson as the Sugar Plum Fairy role and guest artist, Andre Prikhodko, as Prince. Hannah Hanz and Amber Robinson will perform as the Snow Queen. All three ladies are senior dancers with Kingwood Dance Theatre. Other featured dancers include Rebecca Braden and Kiera King in the Dew Drop role. Lilly Agnew and Jenna Monteleone will share the Clara roll.

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Lone Star College kicks off the holiday season with another finely crafted and well-danced performance of Dancescape

The Lone Star College-Montgomery dance department presented its fall dance concert, Dancescape, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., in the Mainstage Theatre in the college’s Performing Arts Center (building D).DSC04297The evening’s program included a guest performance by Trenton Young. After graduating from Oak Ridge High school in 2012, Trenton enrolled at Lone Star College – Montgomery.

“Trenton had no formal training but was a natural dancer with raw talent. He took ballet, modern dance, jazz and immersed himself in our dance program. Earlier this year he auditioned for the dance program at Sam Houston State and was accepted, now he is a dance major at Sam” said LSC-Montgomery dance instructor Tiffany Nirider

Dancescape is the culmination of work done by students enrolled in the dance performance class. This class, in which students enroll for the opportunity to perform in a formal dance concert, teaches the students choreography, and then allows for rehearsing and refining it for the stage. Faculty, guest artists and students develop choreography, but students learn all of the other aspects of the creative and production process by helping with publicity, costuming, lighting design and more.

Nirider has been involved in dance for 33 years, beginning with dance instruction at 16 and moving into professional dance in 1997. She has taught at three Lone Star College campuses and also at Sam Houston State University. Her teaching repertoire includes modern, ballet, jazz, choreography, dance performance, dance appreciate, ballroom and aerobics.

DSC04362LSC-Montgomery currently offers ballet, modern dance, jazz and dance appreciation classes in addition to dance performance. Students in these courses focus on technique and artistry, while they continue to explore creativity in finding their own personal style. During the year, the dance program attends various dance festivals and performing venues.

For more information about the dance or fine arts department, contact Lauren Lazo at (936) 273-7021 or e-mail Lauren.Lazo@lonestar.edu.

The Nutcracker Comes to Life Via The Woodlands Ballet Ensemble

nutcracker-payne-920Performances: Nov. 27  – Nov. 29

The Woodlands Ballet Ensemble and Payne Academy of Performing Arts bring The Nutcracker to vivid life on stage this holiday season. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth time, immerse yourself in the story of Clara, a young girl who’s beginning to yearn for romance. At the family Christmas party she receives a wooden nutcracker as a gift. That night in her dreams, she and her nutcracker prince embark on a grand adventure that begins with an epic battle between mice and toys and ends with a journey to the kingdom of sweets.

  • Fri. Nov. 27 & Sat Nov. 28 at 7pm
  • Sat Nov. 28 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun Nov. 29 at 2pm

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LSC-Montgomery Dance Department presents Dancescape

The Lone Star College-Montgomery dance department will present its fall dance concert, Dancescape, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., in the Mainstage Theatre in the college’s Performing Arts Center (building D).
The Lone Star College-Montgomery dance department will present its fall dance concert, Dancescape, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., in the Mainstage Theatre in the college’s Performing Arts Center (building D).

The Lone Star College-Montgomery dance department will present its fall dance concert, Dancescape, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., in the Mainstage Theatre in the college’s Performing Arts Center (building D).

Admission is $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and $5 for students, faculty and staff.

Dancescape is the culmination of work done by students enrolled in the dance performance class. This class, in which students enroll for the opportunity to perform in a formal dance concert, teaches the students choreography, and then allows for rehearsing and refining it for the stage. Faculty, guest artists and students develop choreography, but students learn all of the other aspects of the creative and production process by helping with publicity, costuming, lighting design and more. click here for complete story