It’s a mad mad mad mad post-modern world here at the Lark, where “Live” can mean different things. Often it refers to opera singers in NYC, or actors in London or on Broadway, who are performing simultaneously on their respective stages and on our screen.
Sometimes, though – like when our (truly wonderful) On Stage at the Lark series is in swing – we proudly present actual performing humans, in the flesh. Producer Ellie Mednick is bringing great stuff to our stage in the coming weeks, starting with the brilliant Will Durst.
In an election year, this is the guy to see. The New York Times calls him “possibly the best political comic in the country.” Author, syndicated columnist, radio and TV commentator, stage and screen actor, radio talk show host, nominated for 6 Emmy Awards. Sample his down-to-earth outrageousness here.
Next up is St. Patrick’s Day, and of course we are celebrating. On March 16 we have a great evening planned, starting with the documentary JIG. This is the first time the controlling body of competitive Irish dance has ever allowed an outsider to film this fiercely competitive world, and director Sue Bourne discovers an amazingly diverse range of characters, competing in the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships – a hot bed of dedication, hard work, obsession and passion.
Even the trailer is fascinating. View it here.
Following at 8pm are the fabulous Black Brothers, bringing Old Dublin street and music hall songs and historical ballads from the Irish, English and Scottish traditions along with songs from contemporary writers. Check them out here. Come for the music, the movie or both.
Details on our website. And there’s more coming in April (Jazz vocalist Paula West) and May (The Great Broadway Sing-Along) – so stay tuned…
The Oscars are just around the corner and we will be celebrating in our usual high/medium/low/mix-it-up style. Join us for our 8th Annual Awards Night Party! It’s the Oscars broadcast live on Feb. 26, with costume contest, auction and prizes. A delicious dinner from our great local restaurants, appetizers, desert and wine are all included in the ticket price.
This year’s costume contest brings a wealth of opportunity. Steampunks have HUGO. Those who favor casual yet chic clothing made from expensive fabric that drapes nicely can come as the modern-day characters from MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. Marilyn Monroe (MY WEEK WITH MARILYN) and Margaret Thatcher (THE IRON LADY) are both options; or just wear your usual Izod shirt, wind-breaker and baseball cap (MONEYBALL). Something for everyone.
Tickets are $55 General ($45 for Lark Theater members), $75 VIP. They are going quickly, so we recommend you call in advance: 415.924.5111. Details on our website.