‘The Color Purple,’ Irish Rovers among February CCA performances
February events at the Collins Center for the Arts will include a Tony Award-winning musical, a company of dancer-illusionists, an Irish musical group and more.
“The Color Purple,” which won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will start at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3. This joyous American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South has conquered Broadway in an all-new production.
Viva MOMIX combines illusion, beauty, magic, fun and inventiveness. The company of dancer-illusionists will perform at the CCA at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Recognized internationally for presenting work of exceptional innovation and physical artistry, MOMIX is directed by Moses Pendleton, one of America’s most innovative and widely performed choreographers and directors. This show is a collection of the most iconic pieces from the company’s illustrious repertoire and includes several fantastic new works. Surreal, wondrous and massively creative, there’s nothing like the MOMIX performance experience.
Brass septet Septura will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 in Minsky Recital Hall. Septura brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet. By creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical configuration, Septura aims to recast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium. The concert is a selection in the John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches Chamber Music Series. A reception for patrons and artists will follow.
Drum TAO 2020, coming to the CCA at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, is the latest production from internationally acclaimed percussion group TAO. Their modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers create an energetic and unforgettable production.
The Irish Rovers will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the CCA. These legendary kings of Celtic have been honored this year as one of Ireland’s greatest exports by EPIC, the emigration museum in Dublin, as well as back in their hometown of Ballymena. Fans should fasten their seat belts for a rollicking night of hits, latest releases and hilarious stories from their years on the road. The days of long tours are finally coming to an end for these Irish lads as they complete one last world tour.
“All My Sons” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 as part of the National Theatre (NT Live) series, which includes plays that are filmed in front of a live audience, transmitted via satellite to the CCA, then projected onto a high-definition screen — one of the largest in the state. When filmed, cameras are positioned throughout the theatre to ensure cinema audiences get the best-seat-in-the-house view.
And, as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s The Met: Live in HD series, “Porgy and Bess” will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 and “Agrippina” will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.
For more information, to view the full season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit the CCA website.