Saturday, September 8, 2018

Strathmore Announces November Performances

Wanda Sykes returns to Strathmore, November 3rd

From our friends at Strathmore...

November Performances in the Music Center at Strathmore

Culinary demigod Ina Garten giving you all the “good vanilla” and a peek at her new cookbook;
comedian Wanda Sykes; pop hits with a vintage twist from Postmodern Jukebox;
“Queen of Ranchera Music” Aida Cuevas; stunts from The New Chinese Acrobats;
NBC’s The Sing-Off winners Home Free kick off the holidays with A Country Christmas

November in the Music Center begins, appropriately enough, with culinary goddess Ina Garten, whetting palates in anticipation of Thanksgiving with tips from her new book Cook Like a Pro, audience Q&A, and stories about her TV show, the Hamptons, and, lest we forget, Jeffrey. Wanda Sykes shares laugh-out-loud stories with the wit, incisive commentary, and delivery that has fueled her popular comedy specials and characters on Blackish, Snatched, and Bad Moms. Pop hits get a retro twist from viral sensation-turned-touring juggernaut Postmodern Jukebox, while Mexican singer Aida Cuevas pays tribute to confidant, mariachi icon Juan Gabriel. The New Chinese Acrobats dazzle with incredible feats of physicality and winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Home Free, jump headfirst into the holidays with A Country Christmas.

November 2018 events in the Music Center at Strathmore include:

Thursday, November 1, 2018
8:00 PM
Tickets $55-85 (Sold out)

Fans of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa and anyone wanting to up their holiday cooking game will delight in this on-stage interview with the country’s most beloved culinary icon as she shares tips and inspiration from her latest cookbook, Cook Like a Pro. Garten will share behind-the-scenes stories of life in the Hamptons, filming her television show, writing bestselling cookbooks, and enjoying food with friends and family. Audience members will have a chance to participate in a live Q&A.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
7:30 PM
Tickets $35-115

Heralded as one of the funniest stand-up comics in the game, Wanda Sykes calls on the genius behind her smart-witted comedy specials and hilarious characters on Blackish, Snatched, and Bad Moms for an evening of laugh-out-loud stories. With sidesplitting jokes and poignant observations covering parenthood, aging, race, and politics, there’s no question why the Chicago Tribune calls this comedy lightning rod “remarkably endearing” and “endlessly watchable.”

Monday, November 5, 2018
8 PM
Tickets $35-85

Viral sensation Postmodern Jukebox originally blew up online with videos that showcased the group’s trademark vintage twist on modern pop hits. Since then, this traveling band of throwback minstrels has brought their retro pop stylings to sold-out shows around the world. Drawing on a setlist that can include anything from Guns N’ Roses to BeyoncĂ©, the rotating cast of musicians and singers renders modern music in fashions that date back to a time of street corner harmonies and torch singers, blues belters and golden-voiced crooners.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
8 PM
Tickets $38-78

“Queen of Ranchera Music” Aida Cuevas pays tribute to her legendary mentor and friend Juan Gabriel in a captivating mariachi spectacle. Often called one of Mexico’s most important female voices, Cuevas exhibits her stunning vocals on Gabriel’s biggest hits, including “Te Lo Pido Por Favor” and “Te Sigo Amando,” accompanied by guest musicians.

Friday, November 9, 2018
7:30 PM
Tickets $24-54

Created in collaboration with the world-famous Cirque Eloize, The New Chinese Acrobats represent the history and evolution of Chinese acrobatics by combining new techniques with ancient traditions and folk art references. Their awe-inspiring spectacles and physicality are enhanced by innovative stage design and gorgeous lighting. The overall experiences created by The New Chinese Acrobats have earned recognition from the Monte Carol Circus Festival and World Circus Festival of Paris.

Sunday, November 25, 2018
8 PM
Tickets $34-78

Home Free brings A Country Christmas Tour, their high-energy show of country-dipped Christmas hits and Nashville standards, to Strathmore. Since being crowned NBC’s The Sing-Off victors in 2013, Home Free has made their mark on the music scene, amassing more than 225-million YouTube views and entertaining more than 350,000 people live in concert. The quartet has become known for its show-stopping performances that mix signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with quick-witted humor.

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.