Monday, September 18, 2017

Strathmore Expands Open Captioning Patron Accessibility Program as It Opens 2017-18 Season

The Simon & Garfunkel Story visits Strathmore, September 22nd

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Expands Open Captioning Service for Patrons

In an effort to better serve patrons, Strathmore adds open captioning to pre-selected main stage shows

As part of its ongoing commitment to make the arts accessible to all, Strathmore is expanding its open captioning offerings for Music Center performances beginning in the 2017-218 Season. Open captioning is a text display of words and sounds heard in a production - similar to closed captioning on a television. Strathmore has historically offered this service when requested by patrons, and has now proactively selected five main stage presentations for pre-planned open captioning, an initiative it plans to continue into the future. Patrons can contact Strathmore’s Ticket Office at (301) 581-5100 in advance to request the best seats for open caption viewing. TTY via Maryland Relay Services for in-state residents at 711 or out of state at 1(800) 735-2258.

More information is available on individual show pages for open caption performances, available at

While Strathmore has identified certain performances as particularly appropriate for open captioning, the service will continue to be available at other Strathmore-presented Music Center performances by request. Patrons can contact Strathmore’s Ticket Office at least 14 days in advance of a performance to request open captioning, sign language interpretation, or other accommodations.

Since its creation, Strathmore has embraced the foundational principle that the arts are for everyone. To that end, the arts center has devoted considerable attention to making its programs accessible for people with disabilities through its “Arts Access For All” program, which offers support through assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters, captioning, audio description, special seating assistance, and more. Information is available at

Strathmore is providing open captioning at the following Music Center performances in its 2017-2018 Season:

Friday, September 22, 2017
8 PM
Tickets $38-$58

This theatrical concert is about two boys from Queens who became the most successful music duo of all time. The Simon & Garfunkel Story includes timeless hits “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Sound of Silence,” and many more from the duo’s celebrated six albums before disbanding at the height of their career. The show takes the best of Simon & Garfunkel’s songs and mixes them with powerful images of 1960s America, relaying the atmosphere in which the artists created their music.

Sunday, November 19, 2017
8 PM
Tickets $45-$95

Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967, becoming the queen of rock ’n’ roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby,” and “Summertime,” this electrifying show is a raucous celebration of Joplin and her biggest musical influences - icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith - in a show that enjoyed much adulation during its run at DC’s Arena Stage.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7:30 PM
Tickets $45-$95

What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality? Deepak Chopra probes this question and discusses practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation, and healing, sharing new insights from his latest work You Are the Universe. Chopra is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, having authored 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including 25 New York Times bestsellers.

Book signing follows presentation. Politics & Prose will sell copies of You Are the Universe.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
8 PM
Tickets $38-$88

Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony-nominated smash hit Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. The show tells the story of the legendary day in 1956 that the four music stars dropped by Sun Records’ studio in Memphis. Rock ’n’ roll fans will love how the performance brings that magical recording studio moment to life, with hits including, “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Walk the Line,” and “Great Balls of Fire.”

Thursday, April 26, 2018
8 PM
Tickets $65-$115

John Malkovich may be best known for appearing in more than 70 films, from Places in the Heart to Con Air to Being John Malkovich, but most recently, he’s garnered rave reviews for sold-out performances in Michael Sturminger’s Just Call Me God at London’s Barbican Centre. The musical drama features Malkovich and music by Bach, Liszt, and others; his words as a megalomaniacal dictator countered by the powerful response of music most sublime. It’s a journey exploring tyranny in the raw in “the last speech of a dictator,” where power corrupts absolutely.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 250-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts and the Artist in Residence program.