In ancient China, the beautiful Princess Turandot reigns with an iron fist and an ice-cold heart. To her wooers, she has issued a decree: he who can answer her riddles will win her hand - all others will face beheading. When a mysterious man passes her test, will she finally open her heart to love? Puccini's final work is one of his grandest, featuring forbidden romance and gorgeous melodies, including the rousing anthem "Nessun dorma."
Pennsylvania Ballet opens the 2016-2017 seasonwith Ben Stevenson's Cinderella. Set to a heartfelt lyrical score by Sergei Prokofiev, Stevenson transcends culture and time, drawing audiences to a compelling story of love, strength, and acceptance despite personal obstacles. The lavish combination of music and dance will enchant dance and theater lovers of all ages.
Steve Martin and his friend Martin Short are teaming up for a night of live comedy and music. Their show, entitled "An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life" will include stand-up, musical numbers, film clips and conversations about their show business experiences. Short and Martin will be joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass band with which Martin frequently performs.
Lewis Black's insights and love/hate relationship with America are brilliantly expressed in his concerts and TV appearances worldwide. Perhaps best known for his hilarious rants on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Lewis' live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He yells so they don't have to. He is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves silly while still making making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.