Performances

Audience favorites. Music from around the world. Performances perfect for the little ones…and much, much more all on stage at BlackRock starting this fall. NEW THIS YEAR: NO ADDITIONAL TICKET FEES! Prices are all-inclusive for the 2016-2017 Season.

So Much to See, So Much to Do, So Close to Home

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    The Reduced Shakespeare Company

    Comedy, Holiday | Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 | 7:30 PM | $27-35

    Get ready as these fruitcakes take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays. It’s festive funny physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send-up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions. Read more…
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    The Reduced Shakespeare Company

    Comedy, Holiday | Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 | 3:00 PM | $27-35

    Get ready as these fruitcakes take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays. It’s festive funny physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send-up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions. Read more…
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    The HillBenders present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry

    Bluegrass/Country | Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    Forty-Five years after its original release, Pete Townshend’s The Who’s Tommy has been realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute performed by Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders. This Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. Read more…
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    Ivy League of Comedy: Battle of the Sexes

    Stand-up Comedy | Friday, Feb 10, 2017 | 8:30 PM | $21-29

    Two male comics, two female comics—one each married and single—talk about relationships and other wonders. Pre-celebrate Valentine’s Day with tales of love, not-love, bad dinners, good dates, broken cars, and unbroken dreams, brought to you by the Ivy League of Comedy. Read more…
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    Cyrille Aimée

    Jazz, Swing | Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    Billed by The Wall Street Journal as—“one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation” Cyrille Aimée’s unique musical vision and hybrid of Brazilian, gypsy and jazz music influences resultsin a sound that’s destined to enthrall audiences for decades to come. Read more…
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    Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, a Dance Company: Walking Out the Dark

    Dance, Modern Dance | Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $27-35

    Founded by Ronald K. Brown, Brooklyn-based EVIDENCE, A Dance Company, focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word, and acquaints audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms while reinforcing the importance of community. Inspired by Brown’s first trip to Cuba, Walking Out the Dark is a seminal quartet, a danced conversation between mother, daughter, sister, father, lover, friend performed to the music of Sweet Honey in the Rock and Francisco Mora, and Upside Down, set to the music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Read more…
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    Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children

    Film | Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 | 5:00 PM | $6

    Dr. Maurice Hilleman led a revolution in vaccine innovation but was forced to retire at the height of his productivity in 1985. He watched as one company after another began to abandon vaccine research and parents chose not to vaccinate their children. Read more…
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    April Verch

    Country, Folk, Roots | Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 | 7:30 PM | $17-25

    April Verch steps, sings, and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions. The musical stylings of this world-class trio feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass, and clawhammer banjo in unison with Verch’s delicate vocals, fiddle, and foot percussion. Read more…
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    The Suffers

    Jazz, R&B, Rock, Soul | Friday, Feb 24, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    Mixing classic American soul with rock and roll, this electric 10-piece band from Houston redefines the sound of Gulf Coast soul, and packs each position of the rhythm section and horn section with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin’s massive voice. Read more…
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    Eric Bibb

    Blues | Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    A progressive preservationist and a fiery singer with true soul, gospel, and folk roots. Eric’s career has spanned five decades, 36 albums, countless radio shows and non-stop touring. He’s one of the leading bluesmen of his generation. Read more…
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    Bromance

    Contemporary Circus | Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $31-38

    From Britain’s hottest young acrobats, this tour-de-force of cutting edge physical heroics wittily explores friendship and its limits through humor, exceptional parkour skills, B-boying, tricking, hand-to-hand acrobatics, Cyr wheel, and more. Read more…
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    Bromance

    Contemporary Circus | Sunday, Mar 5, 2017 | 3:00 PM | $28-42

    From Britain’s hottest young acrobats, this tour-de-force of cutting edge physical heroics wittily explores friendship and its limits through humor, exceptional parkour skills, B-boying, tricking, hand-to-hand acrobatics, Cyr wheel, and more. Read more…
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    ETHEL

    Contemporary Chamber | Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $17-25

    For 20+ years this acclaimed and exciting contemporary music quartet has conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed rich multimedia concerts. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Ethel presents “Blue Dress” a program that pays homage to masterful women who are making their musical mark on the 21st century, including Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Lainie Fefferman, Mary Ellen Childs, Anna Clyne, Pamela Z, Paola Prestini and ETHEL’s own Dorothy Lawson. Read more…
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    Lúnasa

    Celtic, World | Friday, Mar 17, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $37-45

    Following a sold-out performance in 2015, Lúnasa returns for another St. Patrick’s Day show. Their inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves, along with their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music. Read more…
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    Companhia Urbana de Dança

    Dance, Hip Hop | Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 | 2:00 PM | $18-32

    An infusion of contemporary Brazilian dance and hip-hop brings new rigor to the forms—meditative one moment and explosive the next. This ensemble of street performers fosters the human experience by revealing the true heart of hip-hop. Read more…
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    Companhia Urbana de Dança

    Dance, Hip Hop | Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 | 7:30 PM | $28-34

    An infusion of contemporary Brazilian dance and hip-hop brings new rigor to the forms—meditative one moment and explosive the next. This ensemble of street performers fosters the human experience by revealing the true heart of hip-hop. Read more…
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    National String Symphonia: COMPOS(H)ERS

    Chamber, Classical | Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 | 5:00 PM | $25-33

    Founded in 2013, the National String Symphonia is a fully professional symphonic string orchestra. Read more…
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    The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet

    Americana, Folk | Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    The dynamic, Baltimore-based, father-son duo weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo, and fiddles, pushing the boundaries of the traditional—and original—fiddle tunes into uncharted territory. Their creative bond and danceable groove is unmistakable. Read more…
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    Real Boy

    Film | Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $6

    The coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice. As tension mounts at home, Bennett is taken in by his idol, Joe Stevens, lead singer of Coyote Grace. Read more…
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    Thomas Pandolfi: Lattes and Liszt

    Chamber, Classical | Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 | 11:00 AM | $10-12

    With each passing season, the utterly engaging young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi becomes more and more sought after by audiences worldwide for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. Read more…
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