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Theater and Rental Information

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Past Series

Montana Repertory Theater
The Great Gatsby

Wednesday, January 28
7:30 pm

Sponsored by: Mediation Works

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.


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Sandglass Theater
D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks

Friday, January 30 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 31 - 2pm Matinee
Adults - $15, Students - $12

Sponsored by: Hunter Family Foundation

How do we find meaning in the baffling tragedy of dementia? What can possibly heal our hearts as we watch our loved ones degenerate into Alzheimer's profound loss of self?

Sandglass Theater members discovered that patients in late-stage dementia displayed unexpectedly rich humor, creativity, and poetic power. D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks is a full-length theater piece based on stories they wrote collaboratively with people in late stages of dementia. Their stories, told here in puppet-theater tradition, reveal humor, playfulness, despair and joy from both patients and caregivers.

"It is one of the must beautiful and affecting theater pieces I’ve ever seen. I laughed and cried (literally) and was blown away by the supreme artistry of these puppeteers and actors. You come away with all kinds of fresh thoughts about aging, and time, and living in the moment, and you have a deeper understanding of those who have travelled down the road before us." -- Douglas Anderson, Executive Director of Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, VT.

Sandglass Theater will work in residencies with Helena's caregiver communities and with theater students, along with Helena puppet artist, Retta Leaphart

Retta has been a teaching artist with the New Victory Theater, Disney Theatrical Group, Brooklyn Arts Council, Town Hall Theater, Grandstreet Theatre, Venture Theatre, and Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Most recently, Retta performed with Trusty Sidekick Theater Company during their residency at The Park Avenue Armory in New York City. She continues to serve as Artistic Manager of Trusty Sidekick Theater Company in NYC. Currently, Retta is guest directing Our Town at Grandstreet Theatre.


Funding by New England Foundation for the Arts/National Theater Project, Andrew Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jim Henson Foundation, The Clowes Fund, Fresh Sound Foundation, the McKenzie family Charitable Trust, and donations from Sandglass Theater's supporters.

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Jayme Stone
The Lomax Project

Friday, February 6
7:30 pm

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.


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Billy Childs

Sponsored by: Montana Public Radio

Thursday, February 12
7:30 pm

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


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Mayhem Poets

Friday, February 20
7:30 pm
Adults - $20, Students - $15

Sponsored by: Northern Lights Yoga

"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.


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Presented By Helena Center of Creative Living

Marcy Baruch Live!
The Circle of Friends Concert

Thursday, February 26
7:00 pm

If the stars could sing a love song, they might very well sound like the voice of Marcy Baruch. Her concerts invite audiences into a stylistic range of lilting Celtic melodies, Hebrew chants, humorous odes to garden tomatoes, and sacred hymns of everyday life. Marcy’s music is born of one soul-mission: to remind us of the deep and wondrous magnificence of who we truly are. Upon the release of her third CD, The Strength of Love, Marcy’s song, “This Inner Space" received the Posi Award for the best healing song of the year. Emmy nominated producer Steve Avedis, whose clients include Tony Bennett and Kenny Rogers, exclaimed, "You've got to hear this woman. Her voice drew me in right up front with its silky-smooth, sultry quality; she is like no one else I have ever heard.”

The Helena Center of Creative Living is founded in the Science of Mind, which includes the highest and best of science, religion, and philosophy. The Helena Center of Creative Living promotes the universal spiritual principles defined by the evolving metaphysical New Thought Movement, including Religious Science, Unity, Divine Science, and the Infinite Way.

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Caladh Nua

Friday, March 6
7:30 pm

Sponsored by: Anderson ZurMuehlen

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.


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Saturday Night Live

March 11, 12, 13
7:30 pm

Sponsored by: Taco del Sol

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.

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Helena Theater Company

April 9-11, 16-18
7:30 pm

The Helena Theater Company will, as usual, present one of the best new American comedies as its Spring production.

Ticket Information:

Tickets can be purchased at the Myrna Loy Center by calling the Box Office at 443-0287 or following the links above.

Box Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Noon-7:30 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday Noon-9 PM
Saturday 3:30 PM-9 PM
Sunday 1:30 PM-7 PM
All sales final (no returns, no refunds)

For film and live performances, seniors are 59 years and older.
Students are high school age and younger.

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Helena, Montana 59601

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