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Witches' Night OUt
Members of the National Touring Company of "Wicked" present an evening of song and dance, performing “non-Ozian” material. Company members volunteer to perform on their night off. In addition to the performance, the evening features live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit ARCW and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
New Artistic Director, Viswa Subbaraman will open his very first production at Skylight with a unique staging of the tale of Fidelio by Ludwig Von Beethoven. A timeless story that deals with love, freedom, the purity of purpose and of course mistaken identity: Skylight turns this work on its head by setting it as classic Bollywood film! We will combine Beethoven’s dramatic score with a moving chorus of colorfully dressed Indian dancers on a set design by the modern artist Raghava KK. The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek will also collaborate with us as we transcend culture, society, and ethnicity, ultimately showing we all share similar values. This is certain to be a historian not-to-be-missed season opener.
Centerpiece to our season, Les Misérables is the show that inspired Skylight to focus on freedom and revolution as a conversation through the entire year. Set in 19th century France, in the midst of revolution, it follows Jean Valjean on his quest for redemption after being jailed for stealing a loaf of bread, inspector Javert who relentlessly pursues parole violator Valjean, and an abundance of other compelling and entertaining characters. Skylight looks forward to producing this legendary, Tony Award-winning musical in the intimate Cabot Theatre. This epic tale of passion and sacrifice will be a phenomenal way to share live theatre with the family during this holiday season.
January 3 – 12, 2014 in the Studio Theatre Composed by Hans Werner Henze Text from book by Miguel Barnet Libretto by Hans Magnus Enzensberger English Translation by Christopher Keene Stage Directed by Eugenia Arsenis Music Directed by Viswa Subbaraman Skylight is immensely proud to be co-producing Hans Werner Henze’s theatre piece El Cimarrón with the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York. Subtitled “Biography of the Runaway Slave Esteban Montejo,” it is a work that fits perfectly in their season’s conversation about freedom and revolution. Slavery is a very difficult aspect of humanity, but it is an important and pivotal part of our history. El Cimarrón is a powerful work that will leave audiences forever changed.
In the Heights
January 31 – February 23, 2014 in the Cabot Theatre Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Algería Hudes Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda Music Direction by Jamie Johns In the Heights is a 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about life in a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Heightsmelds a variety of musical styles from vibrant, freestyle rap to rhythmic salsa, as it explores the universal themes of finding the freedom to be ourselves and discovering our place in the world. Skylight will have audiences dancing in their seats as it presents this energetic, Spanish-infused Pulitzer-prize nominated musical!
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