The next presentation by Sun Valley Opera and Broadway’s Live Simulcast Opera Performances is Florencia en el Amazones on Saturday, December 9, 2023. More information can be found at www.sunvalleyopera.com. Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas tells the enthralling story of an opera diva who returns to her native South America to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. Ailyn Pérez stars as Florencia Grimaldi, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to lead a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman. Fluidity—of time, place, emotion, and even of identity—is at the core of Florencia en el Amazonas. It is ostensibly the tale of passengers traveling down the Amazon River aboard the steamship El Dorado; the real drama, though, lies in the psychological journeys that each character undertakes. The libretto, by Marcela Fuentes-Berain, is an original story rich in allusion to other tales that skirt the border between drama and fantasy. Fuentes-Berain was a student of Gabriel García Márquez, whose style of magical informs the plot. Doors open at 10:30am. The concession counter will be open. The production begins at 10:55am. The Magic Lantern is located at 100 East …
THE SPOT YOUNG COMPANY 2023 PRESENTS ALICE BY HEART DECEMBER 6-10, 2023 Music/Lyrics by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik Book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson Directed by Yanna Lantz Music Director R.L. Rowsey Choreography Megan Mahoney Movement Director Kevin Wade with The Spot Cr3w From the Tony® and Grammy® award-winning creators of Spring Awakening (our inaugural Spot Young Co. production), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress) comes ALICE BY HEART. Join us to see the incredible Spot Young Company–our flagship educational program–take on this beautiful new story! In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. As they travel through the tale, Alice by Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the …
Join us for the second gallery walk of the winter! Come view the colorful, abstract paintings of Joanne Freeman and the figurative paintings, crafted with sewing patterns, by John Westmark. Drinks are on us!
An SVCI fundraising dinner for the Student Professional Fund will be an exceptionally crafted five-course dinner with James Beard Award-winning Chefs John Currence and Vish Bhatt, with select wines provided by Blackbird Vineyards of Napa Valley. This unique food experience will be an unforgettable epicurean, convening limited to 26 guests
Join us for the first gallery walk of the winter! On view is our annual holiday group show, Deck the Walls, showcasing new work by our artists and featuring teasers for our winter/spring exhibitions.
Using delicate paper sewing patterns applied directly to canvas Westmark creates strong female protagonists, often stoic martyrs, fantastical beings or the hapless everywoman. Westmark embellishes the garment patterns with custom text inspired by feminist writing, creating a conceptual narrative alongside the existing assembly instructions to complete the familiar dialogue presented to women throughout history. The viewer is asked to read both the text embedded surface and the pictorial narrative as a whole to disrupt the stereotypical notion of women’s work in order to create a feminist dialogue in the visual conversation.
Abstract painter Joanne Freeman does not rely on direct observation but rather process and precedence. The title These Days, borrowed from the song written by Jackson Browne in the late 1960’s, conjured up comparisons to her own state of mind during her daily studio practice where the realities and upheavals of the external world collide with the inner workings and solitude of her studio. The reductive abstract paintings are about the beauty of singular color, the impact of pure abstract forms and the quiet order that cuts through the noise.
Each December/January Gilman Contemporary celebrates the diversity of the artists they bring to Sun Valley with their group exhibition, Deck the Walls. This dynamic group show teases upcoming feature exhibitions with works by Joanne Freeman, John Westmark, Matt Duffin and Paul Béliveau, as well as introducing new artists to the gallery Tony Hernandez and Jason Wheatley. We will also feature one of Jill Lear’s newest large scale works alongside Michael Massaia, Kelly Ording, Ellie Davies, Rodney Smith, Thai Mainhard and Frances McCormack.
Sun Valley Music Festival Music Institute and Footlight Dance are presenting our first annual joint holiday performance on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 at the Community Campus Theater, 7:00 pm. Students from our two programs are working together to perform holiday classics with live musicians and dancers. Ellen Sanders and Rudy Kramer from the Music Institute have been working with their musicians, and Hilarie Neely and Mackenzie King from Footlight Dance have been working with their dancers to ring in the season together. The presentation is free to the public, donations accepted. More information – Hilarie Neely, Director, Footlight Dance 208-578-5462.
HAMMOND CASTLE December 16 & 17 Performed live at Big Wood Cinema in Hailey Written by Naomi McDougall Jones Directed by Veronica Moonhill A soon-to-be-filmed motion picture script, written by TLTC’s Naomi McDougall Jones, Hammond Castle will be presented as a 2-day Live Staged Radio Play! Featuring an on-stage foley artist creating sound effects alongside a full cast, this fairytale for grown-ups is the story of a 7-month pregnant failed actress who becomes entangled with the power-hungry ghost of a long forgotten inventor hell-bent on fame. He draws her into a glamorous, ghost-filled fantasy and together they hatch a dangerous plan to secure both their legacies… at a terrible cost. Shows Dec 16th @2pm & 7pm, and Dec 17th @7pm. $30 General Admission / $15 Student. Tickets at LibertyTheatreCompany.org