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Broadway Princess Party (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Sunday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1

Limited VIP packages with premium seating, exclusive meet-and-greet with the princesses and souvenirs $85/$60 MCC tax district residents

$50/$45 students and seniors/$35 MCC tax district residents 

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with royalty in this hit concert direct from NYC! Featuring Tony-nominee Susan Egan (Broadway’s original Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” voice of Meg in the movie “Hercules”), Grammy-nominee Courtney Reed (original Jasmine in Disney’s “Aladdin” on Broadway) and Christy Altomare (Anastasia in “Anastasia” on Broadway). Your every dream will come true as knockout voices sing the petticoats off every princess song in the book, sharing hilarious and heartfelt stories of their royal antics backstage, on stage and beyond!
Running time: 90 minutes   View the video

“The quality of each princess’s singing was astounding… Short of the Tony Awards, I know of no other place where you can find such find such an abundance of talent on one stage.” –Twin Cities Arts Reader

 

Chamber Music at The Alden
At 2 p.m. on various Saturdays throughout the year
Free. Reservations are not required.

Borisevich Duo, violin and piano

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m. 

Nikita Borisevich and Margarita Loukachkina

Put down that tablet and enjoy some of the region’s most talented classical musicians. These chamber music concerts are free to the public and appropriate for all ages.
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The Pop-Ups “The Great Pretenders Club” (Family Friendly)btn buy tickets
Saturday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents


From three-time Grammy nominees, The Pop Ups, “The Great Pretenders Club" takes family audiences of all ages on a scavenger hunt for the best imaginative play games your mind can dream up! This high-energy journey transports audiences into a whimsical, educational world with dancing robots, a fire-stomping rhino, live drawing, huge balloons, full scale puppets, even a costume party! This highly-interactive show unfolds, propelled by award-winning music and dance beats that will catapult both young and old out of their seats! Running time: 60 minutes  View the video

“Performances and lyrics any grownup would add to a playlist.”— Parents' Choice

LARD Dog & The Band of Shy (Family Friendly)btn buy tickets
Saturday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents


Parents’ Choice Award winners Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have burst onto the family entertainment scene converting countless families to be fans of their quirky universe and highly infectious tunes. Running time: 60 minutes  View the video

 

"This show is a full-on sensory experience! Such a treat for the eyes and ears, with surprises popping from every direction. I was afraid to blink for fear I'd miss something!” - SiriusXM's Kids Place Live

Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Recreated by Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers
Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$40/$35 senior/$30 MCC tax district residents

In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. Award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar, you’ll hear all the beloved poetic masterpieces that made Simon & Garfunkel famous: “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “The Sound of Silence” and many more. Running time: 90 minutes   View the video


“The show was terrific! Audience LOVED it. The voices of Lee and Johnny were spot-on and the accompanying slide show added to the beauty of the show. - Gallo Center for the Arts

John Eaton's Holiday Songbookbtn buy tickets

Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. 
$30/$25 student and senior/$20 MCC tax district residents

 

John is a local legend: spectacular jazz pianist, brilliant historian, and quite funny to boot. Join us for an afternoon of holiday songs from the Great American Songbook.

"Pianist John Eaton practices a special kind of alchemy. He takes the familiar and makes it fresh, renders the old new and exciting. It's no easy trick, but Eaton is a master at it..." —The Washington Post

Damien Sneed’s “We Shall Overcome” (all ages)btn buy tickets
Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$45/$35 Senior/$20 MCC tax district residents

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.  View the video

“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.”-Wynton Marsalis

Danú “Saint Patrick’s Celebration” (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Sunday, March 15, 3 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$50/$45 senior/$35 MCC tax district residents


Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.  View the video

 

“…a vibrant mix of virtuosity,energy, and empathy”-The Washington Post

Intermediate Djembe Drumming and Drum Circle btn buy tickets
Friday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
$12/$8 for MCC tax district residents

 

Back by popular demand! Join The Alden for a creative (and de-stressing) Friday evening master class for families. Master Artist, Kofi Dennis, will lead the group through intermediate-level drumming skills culminating a group drum circle. Participants do not need to have taken the Intro to Djembe Drumming class at The Alden, but should be familiar with basic drumming skills. This class is designed for children eight and older, and it is recommended that families participate together. Children under 14 must have a parent register and attend with them.

Saturday April 25 at 1 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1btn buy tickets
$20/$15 senior/$10 MCC tax district resident

Jazz pianist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton brings his popular continuing education program to the Alden. Jazz Masters with John Eaton is an entertaining and insightful afternoon that combines Eaton’s peerless knowledge of the Great American Songbook, hilarious commentary and elegant, ultra-tasteful renditions of Cole Porter’s work.