Friday, October 3
Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. Frequent quests on Prairie Home Companion, they recently won Canadians Juno Award for their new album, Bright Morning Stars. With their varying backgrounds, each of the Jennys is unique in their individual expression. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound — all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.
Please call 443-0287 for ticket information.
Rosy Simas Danse
We Wait in Darkness
Wednesday, October 8
Adults - $18, Students - $15
Rosy Simas will perform her National Dance Project dance, We Wait InThe Darkness. a solo dance that explores how ancestry, homeland, culture, and history are stored in the body and expressed in movement taking the audience on a journey through a contemplative and fierce Native experience of displacement and homecoming.
Friday, October 17
Nineteen young black and latino string artists from Detroit perform in the Sphinx Virtuosi. The Sphinx Association works with young musicians in Detroit to provide opportunities and training through this string orchestra.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Thursday, October 23
$10 at the door/ $8 in advance
Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 23, at the Myrna Loy Center for two hours of fun, engaging, and short independent films about our natural environment – issues, adventure, inspiration.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and $8 bought in advance. Door prizes will be given out during the evening. There also will be concessions, including beer and wine, and door prizes.
Advanced tickets are available at:
The Base Camp, 5 Broadway Street
Online at www.northernplains.org
Helena Theater Company - Assassins
November 7-8, 13-16, 20-22
A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.
Sunday, January 18
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, his career took off in 1990, with the recording of his critically acclaimed, self-titled debut disc, which yielded such classics in their own right as “Walking In Memphis,” “Silver Thunderbird,” and the lovely “True Companion.”
Montana Repertory Theater
The Great Gatsby
Wednesday, January 28
Only recently has bringing this American classic to the stage become possible, with the publication of Simon Levy's masterful adaptation. Although there are several movie versions of varying artistic merit, the stage offers a new, exciting, and fertile ground for the story. On the stage though you can feel the energy of Jay Gatsby, the sensual allure of Daisy Buchanan, and the Everyman complexity of Nick Carraway.
D Generation: The Exultation of Larks
Friday, January 30 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 31 - 2pm Matinee
Adults - $15, Students - $12
Sandglass Theater’s Generation D: An Exultation of Larks is a National Theater Touring Project. Sandgl015ass Theater works with puppets and with this show investigates elderly dementia. They will work in residencies with Helena artist, RettaLeaphart, who is a puppet artist, who recently was Artistic Manager of Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company, a New York puppet theater.
The Lomax Project
Friday, February 6
Jayme Stone's Lomax Project- Celebrating the work of famed folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, Old World weavers’ work songs, ancient Appalachian ballads and new songs inspired by the sounds, stories and melodies Lomax collected.
Winter Jazz Festival
Both Nights - $40
The Dueling Divas
Thursday, February 12
This special one time performance by Montana women jazz artists Eden Atwood, Jeni Fleming and MJ Williams is sure to warm your soul.
Friday, February 13
Childs has garnered ten Grammy nominations and three Grammy awards: two for best instrumental composition (Into the Light from Lyric and The Path Among The Trees from Autumn: In Moving Pictures) and one for best arrangement accompanying a vocalist. As a pianist Childs has recently performed with, among others, Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Kronos Quartet, Wynton Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, the Ying String Quartet, the American Brass Quintet, and Chris Botti
Friday, February 20
Adults - $20, Students - $15
"Let's go see a poetry show." That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed "an amazing ride" by the New York Times, this mind boggling performance has been described as "The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert". These theatre trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and stand up comedy to tell gut wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.
Friday, March 6
Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments – from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion – the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary flair.
Saturday Night Live
March 11, 12, 13
The bi-annual Saturday Night Live from Helena is back and will cook up a homegrown Satire-day Night comedy sure to tickle your funny bone in this season of legislature noir.
Helena Theater Company
April 9-11, 16-18
The Helena Theater Company will, as usual, present one of the best new American comedies as its Spring production.
Tickets can be purchased at the Myrna Loy Center by calling the Box Office at 443-0287 or following the links above.
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Noon-7:30 PM
| Myrna Loy Center
15 North Ewing
Helena, Montana 59601