The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
A hilarious homage for Shakespeare lovers, haters and everyone in between as three actors frantically attempt to perform the entire canon — all 37 plays! — in 97 minutes. That necessitates some ... creative editing. Cheer the histories on the gridiron! Get down with Othello through the magic of rap! Pick up culinary tips courtesy of Titus Andronicus! "Shakespeare as written by Reader's Digest, acted by Monty Python, and performed at the speed of the minute waltz." — Los Angeles Herald London’s longest running comedy after a decade of performances, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a high-speed roller-coaster is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars, degrees in Elizabethan history and/or people inclined to motion sickness.
CSI Stage Door Series "Anima"
A performance hosted by the CSI Theater Department. “And I went on amateurishly to sketch a plan of the soul so that in each of us two powers preside, one male, one female; and in the man’s brain, the man predominates over the woman and in the woman’s brain, the woman predominates over the man. The normal and comfortable state of being is that when the two live in harmony together, spiritually co-operating.”—Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own. In this multi-media performance piece, we take an interdisciplinary approach to explore the role of women in Western arts and literature. How have women been portrayed, treated, and included in cultural development? What part does the feminine aspect of our selves, what Carl Jung termed the “anima,” play in the act of creation? Members of the faculty, staff, and student body of the College of Southern Idaho invite you to experience their thoughts and experiences as they address these questions through dance, music, art, theatre, and literature. The Stage Door Series is designed to be thought-provoking and a little out of the ordinary in different ways - whether it's because of the intimate setting, the material performed, the way they are presented, or the collaborations involved. Proceeds for the performances will benefit the individual CSI programs which are performing.
Written by Eric Idle. Music and Lyrics by John Du Prez... Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows, and the somewhat odd Knights who say "ni" are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, VERY round table in their quest for the holy grail. Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the fresh Broadway hit and irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend. It was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, winning three, including Best New Musical for 2005. The Random Acts of Theatre Players proudly present this raucous comedy for the first time in Southern Idaho under the direction of Tony Mannen..
Celtic Nights - Emigrant's Bridge
Just as a plant craves light, Celtic people are drawn to music and song. Scattered around the world like seeds on the wind, they are propelled by the powerful rhythms and motifs of a mysterious and exuberant ancient culture. The hopes and dreams - the lives and loves of the Celtic exiles who dared to dream big and were doggedly determined to carve out a home in the New World. Their stories live large in the power and majesty of their music and hypnotic fury of dancing Irish feet...Their response to melody, lyric and the crisscrossing rhythms of Irish dance is reflexive, intuitive and filled with joy. Every thundering dance tune and plaintive melody is a separate tread in the broad and colorful tapestry of Celtic music. Celtic Nights expertly weaves these strands together. Over two hours of top-drawer entertainment, beautiful ballads, striking choreography, and a compelling storyline intertwine effortlessly to form a vivid and rewarding link with the past. It’s stirring tale of a people’s struggle to find their place in the world. In this glittering production - six of Ireland’s most accomplished dancers mirror six of its finest voices to present a spell-binding and exhilarating picture of a proud people and their passion.
CSI Stage Door Series - Silo
The award-winning writer Harlan Ellison explained, “People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.” What would it be like to watch a writer work? How does a writer choose the elements of fiction that surprise and entertain? How do poets get inspiration for their poems? Now you can find out.
In anticipation of the upcoming publication of the CSI English Department’s literary journal, silo, its editors invite you to a performance dedicated not just to creative writing, but to writing’s creative process. Watch as writers compose impromptu flash fiction and poetry on stage. Create a story by providing your input. Enjoy local authors reading from recent work.
The Stage Door Series is designed to be thought-provoking and a little out of the ordinary in different ways - whether it's because of the intimate setting, the material performed, the way they are presented, or the collaborations involved. Proceeds for the performances will benefit the individual CSI programs which are performing.
The Blue Canyon Boys
Every once in a while a band comes along that stands out amongst the crowded fields of the bluegrass world. The Blue Canyon Boys, a premier bluegrass band of the Rocky Mountain West, are one of those bands. Winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys have gone on to perform across the country and were selected to represent the United States and bluegrass music at the 14th annual Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Malaysia on the island of Borneo, which has consistently been rated in the top 25 International Festivals by Songlines Magazine. This bluegrass powerhouse consists of Gary Dark on mandolin, Jason Hicks on guitar, Drew Garrett on bass, and award-winning Chris Elliott on banjo. Blending incredible brother-duet-style vocals and hard-driving instrumental proficiency, this energetic band has created an infectious brew of hard-driving Colorado bluegrass. With four well received CDs that have garnered heavy airplay across the country and around the world, the Blue Canyon Boys have quickly become one of Colorado’s most celebrated bluegrass bands.
Keoala and Moanalani Beamer
For over thirty years, Keola Beamer's artistry has helped breathe new life into slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots. Keola has become a Hawaiian music legend, having grown up in one of Hawai'i's most famous music families. One of Hawai'i's premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar, Keola Beamer's breadth of talent springs from 5 generations of family musical history. The Beamers can trace their involvement in Hawaiian music and hula at least as far as back as the 15th Century. A multiple Nâ Hôkû Hanohano Award Winner (Hawaiian Music Awards) and “Lifetime Achievement Award” Recipient, Keola established himself early as a leader in contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote the classic "Honolulu City Lights," one of the all-time best-selling records in Hawaiian music history. He was one of the first to integrate Hawaiian chants and instruments, like the tiny gourd whistle and the nose flute, with contemporary forms of music. Keola is featured in the PBS Hawaii special: "Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)" as well as the grammy-nominated soundtrack for the film The Descendants. His wife Moanalani Beamer joins him in performing hula as well as chants and traditional Hawaiian instruments.
Harlem Gospel Choir
The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir is the most renowned gospel choir in America and a preeminent gospel choir worldwide. It travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music and raising funds for children's charities. The Choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, who got the idea for the Choir while attending a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cotton Club in Harlem. The Choir presents the finest singers and musicians from Harlem's Black Churches & the New York/Tri-State area. The Harlem Gospel Choir has performed for Nelson Mandela and Pope John Paul II. Over the years, the Choir has performed with such famous artists as Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Simple Minds, Live, Robin Gibb, Kim Wilde, Lyle Lovett, Diana Ross, Harry Belafonte, Brooks and Dunn, Ashford & Simpson, Jimmy Cliff, and the Chieftains. The Choir has been featured on many TV shows, including Top Chef, The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Good Day New York, and the Early Show. In 2008 the Choir performed for 60,000 people at Yankee Stadium for Pope Benedict XVI, and in July of 2009 the Choir performed for the world in Times Square as part of the memorial service coverage on ABC TV for Michael Jackson’s Funeral. With every performance, the Choir shares the renaissance of Harlem's culture. Their songs of gospel and inspiration will touch the depths of your soul and lift your spirit to angelic heights, with sounds that are unfettered, joyous, and inspirational. The Harlem Gospel Choir’s songs of inspiration touch the depths of the soul and raise spirits to angelic heights. This is a musical experience not to be missed.