Virtual cinematic musicals, documentaries from Strand Theatre

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 3:00pm

The Strand Theatre presents a series of virtual cinematic events, including documentary art films and award-winning stage productions, available to stream from their website.

 

March 17 - 23

Frida: Viva La Vida

From the Great Art On Screen documentary series comes a film celebrating the revolutionary pioneering artist of contemporary feminism: Frida Kahlo. The film features interviews with Hilda Trujillo Soto, the director of the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City and Cristina Kahlo, Frida Kahlo’s grandniece; historical documents, photographs, clothes, and other personal items belonging to Frida, kept in the archives of the Frida Kahlo Museum and normally not accessible to the public; captivating reconstructions; and Kahlo’s own paintings, on display in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico. Tickets: $10

 

March 31 - April 6

War Horse

Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, War Horse is a powerfully moving and imaginative stage drama filled with stirring music and songs. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses thrillingly to life on stage.  The story is set at the outbreak of World War One, when Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford. Tickets: $15

 

April 14 - 20

Kinky Boots: The Musical

Captured live from the London stage, Kinky Boots is a feah, feel-good musical.  

With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this “dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting” (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Tickets: $15

 

April 28 - May 4

Secret Impressionists

From the Art On Screen documentary series. Secret Impressionists reveals the story of the art revolution sparked by the Impressionist movement, along with an unveiling of 50 previously unseen works by Impressionist masters Manet, Caillebotte, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Signac, Sisley and Morisot.  These hidden treasures,  loaned from some of the most important private collections, are now on display for the first time in Rome’s Palazzo Bonaparte, in an exhibition of the same title.  Audiences will be taken on a journey through the most captivating and intriguing artistic movement which created some of the most beloved works of art in the world, depicting the late nineteenth-century film stills of Paris, alluring portraits of women, and splendidly vibrant light-infused masterpiece works. Tickets: $10

 

May 12 - 18

42nd Street: The Musical

One of Broadway's most classic tales comes to cinema screens in the largest-ever production of the beloved musical! 42nd Street, set in 1933, tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Filmed in 2018 at London’s Theatre Royal, the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This show is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards (“Lullaby of Broadway”, “We’re in the Money (the gold digger’s song), “42nd Street” and more), and show-stopping ensemble production numbers. Tickets: $15

 

May 26 - June 1

Hermitage: The Power of Art

From the Art On Screen documentary series, Toni Servillo leads the viewer through St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, a wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world, to retrace two and a half centuries. Audiences pass through the magnificent interiors that provided a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture. The journey continues through the magnificent city of St. Petersburg with its waterfront, statues, canals and the bridges that form a symbolic cultural and visual element between places and distant civilizations. Tickets: $10

 

For tickets or more information, visit www.rocklandstrand.com, email info@rocklandstrand.com, or call (207) 594-0070. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland.