January 8 – January 17 | $25 | $75 VIP
Inspired by the 1960 short story by James Hurst, THE SCARLET IBIS is a new American opera that explores the pain and wonder of childhood. With music by composer Stefan Weisman, libretto by David Cote and direction by Mallory Catlett, the piece fuses singers, puppets and nimble, multimedia stagecraft to evoke a primal, dreamlike landscape where two brothers struggle over the meaning of normal.
January 8 – January 15 | $25 | $75 VIP
KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY is a theatricalized concept album about explosive young love tested by cruel fate, told in a series of mysterious flashbacks. Kansas City Choir Boy is epic and romantic, a love-story for the music-video age and a love-child of the 24-hour news cycle that feeds on the stories of the anonymous "missing."
January 8 – January 11 | $25 | $35 Premium | $75 VIP
Vocal theatre company Carmina Slovenica, world renowned for its unconventional choral storytelling with opera, drama, and movement, brings its unique "choregie" practice to New York City for TOXIC PSALMS. Led by internationally acclaimed conductor Karmina Šilec, the troupe creates a highly theatrical and visceral experience through choral music that is both unexpected and provocative. In Toxic Psalms, the gripping music mirrors the unspeakable violences and victimizations across our world today. A co-presentation with Carmina Slovenica and St. Ann's Warehouse.
January 14 – January 17 | $25 | $75 VIP
A musical and archetypal journey through the subconscious, SUNKEN CATHEDRAL is a multimedia performance by Korean-American composer, sonic surrealist and TED fellow Bora Yoon, fusing voice, electronics, and instruments from various cultures and centuries with evocative video design.
January 13 – January 14 | $20 | $75 VIP
On the eve of her fifteenth birthday, Child is visited by the ghosts of her three older sisters. She is forced to confront her family’s past, her hunger for a future, and a bargain her Mama made long before her birth. Set in a Southern gothic landscape, WINTER’S CHILD is a world of rough earth, quiet prayer, and a mother’s fight to change her youngest daughter's fate. A co-presentation with Trinity Wall Street.
January 11 – January 13 | $20 | $75 VIP | Tickets for Aging Magician will go on sale later this fall.
A workshop presentation of a new music-theatre work, AGING MAGICIAN is a composite of sonic and visual elements that paints an allegory on time, youth, and the peculiar magic of ordinary life, and, perhaps, the ordinary magic of a peculiar life. Accompanied by a string quartet and a choir of young people, Aging Magician moves us along with Harold from the surgical repair of a timepiece to the magic show of time itself, lives and deaths, appearances and disappearances. The man's vibrant last adventure is brought to life by a team of multidisciplinary artists who combine music, theatre, puppetry, instrument making, and scenic design to create an enduring work for the stage. This work features vocalist Rinde Eckert, a musical set by Mark Stewart, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. A co-presentation with the Park Avenue Armory.
The 2013 PROTOTYPE smash hit dark glam opera band TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM returns for a one-night-only presentation at Joe’s Pub. Playing songs from their Requiem for the planet, Collapse (in a preview for the NYC premiere coming up in fall 2015), originals and fan-favorite cover tunes, this will be a night not to be missed.