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May 2018

The (M)others

May 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The (M)others is a documentary that explores the stories of four women brought together by the unimaginable experience of losing a loved one at the hands of police. http://hammertheatre.com/event/647/2018-05-09/

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The (M)others

May 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The (M)others is a documentary that explores the stories of four women brought together by the unimaginable experience of losing a loved one at the hands of police. http://hammertheatre.com/event/647/2018-05-09/

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The Evolution of Beauty

May 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Prum, an ornithologist with a passion for bird-watching, takes you on this thrilling, intellectual adventure to explain the incredible diversity of beauty in nature. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/the-evolution-of-beauty/

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Hear Her Song

May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A musical celebration of remarkable women leaders, with honorees including Hillary Clinton, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, Sister Marilyn Lacey, Michelle Obama, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and more. An extraordinary array of musical artists offer powerful insights into women’s leadership worldwide. $36. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10263562

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FPS Fest Spring 2018

May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FPS Fest is a short-film festival hosted by SJSU Film Production Society with the goal of showcasing and rewarding excellence in independent filmmaking. $8-$12. http://hammertheatre.com/event/fps-fest-spring-2018/

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National Theatre Live – Young Marx

May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. For the broke, restless, and horny 32 year-old with his writing blocked, his marriage dying, and his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. This is a high-definition screening of the stage production captured live at London’s Bridge Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/young-marx-rory-kinnear-oliver-chris-national-theatre-live/

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National Theatre Live – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

May 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday until the lies they tell and sexual tensions threaten to destroy their marriage. This is a high-definition screening of the Young Vic stage production captured live at London’s Apollo Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof/

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June 2018

La Bayadére

June 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

San Jose Dance Theatre presents its 2018 Spring Showcase, a repertory performance featuring the Kingdom of the Shades scene from the ballet La Bayadére, plus original contemporary works! $11-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/la-bayadere/2018-06-02/

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La Bayadére

June 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

San Jose Dance Theatre presents its 2018 Spring Showcase, a repertory performance featuring the Kingdom of the Shades scene from the ballet La Bayadére, plus original contemporary works! $11-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/la-bayadere/2018-06-02/

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National Theatre Live – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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July 2018

National Theatre Live – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

July 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wizard of Oz

July 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this high-energy production produced by Starting Arts, follow Dorothy's adventures with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman, and a Cowardly Lion after a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz. $16-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/wizard-of-oz/2018-07-13/

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Wizard of Oz

July 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this high-energy production produced by Starting Arts, follow Dorothy's adventures with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman, and a Cowardly Lion after a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz. $16-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/wizard-of-oz/2018-07-13/

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Wizard of Oz

July 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this high-energy production produced by Starting Arts, follow Dorothy's adventures with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman, and a Cowardly Lion after a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz. $16-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/wizard-of-oz/2018-07-13/

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Wizard of Oz

July 15, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - July 16, 2018 @ 12:00 am

In this high-energy production produced by Starting Arts, follow Dorothy's adventures with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman, and a Cowardly Lion after a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz. $16-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/wizard-of-oz/2018-07-13/

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National Theatre Live – Hamlet

July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As a country arms itself for war, a royal family tears itself apart, and Hamlet is forced to avenge his father’s death but fearful of the task ahead. This is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s Barbican Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/hamlet/2018-07-19/

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National Theatre Live – Hamlet

July 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As a country arms itself for war, a royal family tears itself apart, and Hamlet is forced to avenge his father’s death but fearful of the task ahead. This is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s Barbican Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/hamlet/2018-07-19/

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National Theatre Live – Macbeth

July 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fighting to survive after a bloody civil war, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. This is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/macbeth/2018-07-26/

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National Theatre Live – Macbeth

July 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fighting to survive after a bloody civil war, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. This is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/macbeth/2018-07-26/

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August 2018

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

August 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Starring Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley, Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people come out to celebrate. The educated élite conspire to bring him down, and his assassination causes a civil war to erupt on the streets of the capital. This is a high-definition screening of the stage production captured live at London’s Bridge Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/julius-caesar/2018-08-02/

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National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

August 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Starring Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley, Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people come out to celebrate. The educated élite conspire to bring him down, and his assassination causes a civil war to erupt on the streets of the capital. This is a high-definition screening of the stage production captured live at London’s Bridge Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/julius-caesar/2018-08-02/

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Jane Monheit – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

August 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With a powerful instrument at her command and her warm-toned vocals, Monheit’s concerts are filled with abundant ethos and pathos. http://hammertheatre.com/event/jane-monheit/

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Billy Valentine Big Band – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

August 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With Billy Valentine’s Big Band performance at 2018 Summer Fest, one gets to hear jazz, pop and soul classics as realized by a supremely accomplished and charismatic songsmith. http://hammertheatre.com/event/billy-valentine-big-band/

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Kishi Bashi w/ Strings – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

August 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kaoru “Kishi Bashi” Ishibashi will be incorporating live looping with his own shimmering musical aesthetic in collaboration with an equally fearless string quartet at 2018 Summer Fest. http://hammertheatre.com/event/kishi-bashi-with-strings/

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Paula West With the Adam Shulman Trio – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

August 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From the American Songbook to folk classics, Paula West sings with a creative impulse to make each song her own and full of soulful sophistication and imagination. http://hammertheatre.com/event/paula-west-with-the-adam-shulman-trio/

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Christian Tamburr and Dominick Farinacci Quartet – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

August 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Joining forces on the Summer Fest bandstand, vibraphonist Christian Tamburr and trumpeter Dominick Farinacci form a potent duo whose music is forward-thinking and emotive. http://hammertheatre.com/event/christian-tamburr-dominick-farinacci-quartet/

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John Santos Afro-Latin Roots Project – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

August 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The group draws from a wide variety of Cuban rhythms and forms such as son, rumba, mambo, bolero and danzón, all heavily influenced by jazz. This performance will include iconic classics from Latin America, as well as original compositions and arrangements, while reflecting the deep African roots of Caribbean-based music. http://hammertheatre.com/event/john-santos-afro-latin-roots-project/

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Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

August 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For 2018 Summer Fest, Marcus leads the Modern Jazz Generation, a lush-sounding medium-sized multi-generational ensemble that will perform his always thoughtful original compositions. http://hammertheatre.com/event/marcus-roberts-romance-swing-blues/

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Sarah Mckenzie – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

August 12, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - August 13, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Swinging vocalist / pianist Sarah McKenzie has explored jazz by being a backing vocalist on Michael Bublé’s Irresponsible Tour from 2007–2008, winning an ARIA Music Award for Best Jazz Album in 2012, graduating with a degree in Jazz Performance and much more. http://hammertheatre.com/event/sarah-mckenzie/ 

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National Theatre Live – Follies

August 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, Follies, takes place in 1971 New York. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. This is a high-definition screening of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/follies/2018-08-23/

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National Theatre Live – Follies

August 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical, Follies, takes place in 1971 New York. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. This is a high-definition screening of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/follies/2018-08-23/

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September 2018

Semmarit – Something Else from Finland

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A superb Finnish show group comes on tour in California for the first time! Not a band, nor a choir—the Semmarit phenomenon is something else for you to figure out. $10-$20. http://hammertheatre.com/event/semmarit/

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Parker Quartet

September 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Parker Quartet for their inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship. They have appeared at the world’s most important venues like Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York City. $8-$18. http://hammertheatre.com/event/parker-quartet/

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Frankenstein@200 Panel Discussion

September 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SJSU will celebrate Mary Shelley’s legacy and discuss being human in the digital age. This discussion roundtable panel, moderated by Jonathan Gill, offers several points of view about the creature’s existence as a pseudo-human. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/frankenstein-panel-discussion-w-president/

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National Theatre Live – Julie

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, the wild and newly single Julie throws a late night party until Julie initiates a power game with Jean—which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London's National Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/julie/

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National Theatre Live – Julie

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In Polly Stenham’s shocking new version of August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie," the wild and newly single Julie throws a late night party, where she initiates a power game with Jean, which rapidly turns into a savage fight for survival. This is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/julie/

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CLA/Reed Magazine Celebration

September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reed Magazine and the Center for Literary Arts of San José will host the launch of Reed Magazine: Issue 151, The California Edition. After the reading event, VIP/SJSU Alumni ticket-holders are invited to the Rooftop Terrace of the Hammer Theatre for a special reception and book signing opportunity with T.C. Boyle. Refreshments and live jazz, courtesy of SJSU’s Latin Jazz Band, will be provided. $11-$51. http://hammertheatre.com/event/cla-reed-magazine-celebration/

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Ryan Ahern in Concert

September 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

World-Champion show pianist Ryan Ahern will cross nearly every style and genre of music including his award-winning Boogie-Woogie, music of Broadway, Rock ‘n’ Roll, amazing movie themes, a tribute to Liberace, Jerry Lee Lewis, and contemporary hits from Maroon 5, Disney, Seal, Queen, Ray Charles, and so much more! $49-$65. http://hammertheatre.com/event/ryan-ahern-in-concert1/

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BANDALOOP: The Sky is Not the Limit

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BANDALOOP honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bandaloop/2018-09-28/

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Hammer Theatre Plaza Celebration

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Hammer Theatre Center presents this FREE event featuring, aerial dance, live performances, food trucks and more! Come celebrate downtown's art, innovation,and community! http://cbpr.co/press/hammerplazacelebration/

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Bridgman-Packer Dance: Truck

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Through Bridgman|Packer’s signature integration of live performance and video technology, an ordinary box truck evolves from the utilitarian into a reimagined space, a micro-world of magical visions and transformation. The work ranges from evocative to humorous, to sensuous, to wacky. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bridgman-packer-truck-dance/2018-09-28/

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BANDALOOP: The Sky is Not the Limit

September 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BANDALOOP honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bandaloop/2018-09-28/

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Bridgman-Packer Dance: Truck

September 28, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Through Bridgman|Packer’s signature integration of live performance and video technology, an ordinary box truck evolves from the utilitarian into a reimagined space, a micro-world of magical visions and transformation. The work ranges from evocative to humorous, to sensuous, to wacky. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bridgman-packer-truck-dance/2018-09-28/

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Bridgman-Packer Dance: Truck

September 28, 2018 @ 9:15 pm - 11:15 pm

Through Bridgman|Packer’s signature integration of live performance and video technology, an ordinary box truck evolves from the utilitarian into a reimagined space, a micro-world of magical visions and transformation. The work ranges from evocative to humorous, to sensuous, to wacky. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bridgman-packer-truck-dance/2018-09-28/

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BANDALOOP: The Sky is Not the Limit

September 28, 2018 @ 9:45 pm - 11:45 pm

BANDALOOP honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bandaloop/2018-09-28/

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BANDALOOP: The Sky is Not the Limit

September 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BANDALOOP honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bandaloop/2018-09-28/

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Hammer Theatre Plaza Celebration

September 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Hammer Theatre Center presents this FREE event featuring, aerial dance, live performances, food trucks and more! Come celebrate downtown's art, innovation,and community! http://cbpr.co/press/hammerplazacelebration/

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Bridgman-Packer Dance: Truck

September 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Through Bridgman|Packer’s signature integration of live performance and video technology, an ordinary box truck evolves from the utilitarian into a reimagined space, a micro-world of magical visions and transformation. The work ranges from evocative to humorous, to sensuous, to wacky. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bridgman-packer-truck-dance/2018-09-28/

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BANDALOOP: The Sky is Not the Limit

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BANDALOOP honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bandaloop/2018-09-28/

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Bridgman-Packer Dance: Truck

September 29, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Through Bridgman|Packer’s signature integration of live performance and video technology, an ordinary box truck evolves from the utilitarian into a reimagined space, a micro-world of magical visions and transformation. The work ranges from evocative to humorous, to sensuous, to wacky. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bridgman-packer-truck-dance/2018-09-28/

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Bridgman-Packer Dance: Truck

September 29, 2018 @ 9:15 pm - 11:15 pm

Through Bridgman|Packer’s signature integration of live performance and video technology, an ordinary box truck evolves from the utilitarian into a reimagined space, a micro-world of magical visions and transformation. The work ranges from evocative to humorous, to sensuous, to wacky. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/bridgman-packer-truck-dance/2018-09-28/

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October 2018

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein — Miller as Victor Frankenstein

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development, and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/frankenstein/2018-10-03/

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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein — Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein

October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development, and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/frankenstein-cumberbatch-as-frankenstein/2018-10-05/

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National Theatre Live: Hamlet – Actors from the London Stage in Hammer 4

October 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Regarded as one of Shakespeare’s finest works, Hamlet contains prominent themes on the complexity of action vs. inaction, the mystery surrounding death, and the uncertainty inherent in existence itself, as Hamlet experiences visions from the afterlife that indict his uncle in the murder of his father. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/hamlet-actors-from-the-london-stage-in-hammer-4/2018-10-05/

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National Theatre Live: Hamlet – Actors from the London Stage in Hammer 4

October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Regarded as one of Shakespeare’s finest works, Hamlet contains prominent themes on the complexity of action vs. inaction, the mystery surrounding death, and the uncertainty inherent in existence itself, as Hamlet experiences visions from the afterlife that indict his uncle in the murder of his father. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/hamlet-actors-from-the-london-stage-in-hammer-4/2018-10-05/

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SFJAZZ Collective plays the music of Antônio Carlos Jobim

October 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective performs fresh arrangements of works by Antônio Carlos Jobim and newly commissioned pieces by each SFJAZZ Collective member. $25-$45. https://sanjosejazz.org/artist/sfjazz-collective-plays-the-music-of-antonio-carlos-jobim/

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Deep Humanities: Science, Gender & Equality – Cordelia Fine

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cordelia Fine is a Professor in the History & Philosophy of Science program at the University of Melbourne, known for her books, Delusions of Gender, and, Testosterone Rex, which was the winner of the prestigious Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book prize in 2017. Free event. http://hammertheatre.com/event/cordelia-fine-ha-talks/

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National Theatre Live: King Lear

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers—one a King, one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. $14-$21. http://hammertheatre.com/event/king-lear/

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Pasquale Esposito: Celebrating Italian Piazzas

October 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito returns to the Hammer Theatre with his new program celebrating Italian Piazzas (squares). The program is the live version of his new Public TV Special on San Francisco PBS (KQED). $66-$86. http://hammertheatre.com/event/pasquale-espacito-celebrating-italian-piazzas/

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The New Chinese Acrobats

October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mixing new techniques and acts with ancient traditions, The New Chinese Acrobats present the opportunity to view the best of China’s ancient folk art, mixed with the style and virtuosity of today’s generation. $29-$46. http://hammertheatre.com/event/the-new-chinese-acrobats/

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Gary Kamiya

October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gary Kamiya, bestselling author of Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, will give a talk of 25–40 minutes, to include a conversation with Michael Johns and a question-and-answer session and book-signing to follow. $11-$51. http://hammertheatre.com/event/gary-kamiya-ha-talks/

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Frankenstein Goes to the Movies

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the many film adaptations of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein with an evening of clips, discussion, and a panel of experts from San José State University and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. This is a free event, sponsored by an SJSU Artistic Excellence Programming Grant. Due to limited seating, please RSVP. http://hammertheatre.com/event/frankenstein-goes-to-the-movies/

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Kaleidoscope! 2018

October 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From the famous Choraliers to the swinging Jazz Orchestra to the exciting Symphony Orchestra to the exhilarating Wind Ensemble, the School of Music populates over 20 ensembles and 120 performances a year. Its ensembles have performed at prestigious conferences, including the California Music Educators State Conference. $7-$20. http://hammertheatre.com/event/kaleidoscope/

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Frankenstein!!

October 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Vocalist Eugene Brancoveanu joins San José State University's School of Music and Dance Symphony Orchestra this fall to present H.K. Gruber’s Frankenstein!! $10-$20. http://hammertheatre.com/event/frankenstein-2/

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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium – Adventure

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago. Erth shows use actors, technology, puppets, science, and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to science. $35-$45. http://hammertheatre.com/event/erths-prehistoric/

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Frankenstein: The Radio Play

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly's chilling and classic novel, this new, scary radio play will be presented before a live studio audience, then broadcast on KSJS 90.5 FM College Radio. Free event. Please RSVP. http://hammertheatre.com/event/frankenstein-live-radio-play/

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Ballet Folklórico de México

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance, and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era. $37-$61. http://hammertheatre.com/event/ballet-folklorico-de-mexico/2018-10-28/

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Ballet Folklórico de México

October 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance, and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era. $37-$61. http://hammertheatre.com/event/ballet-folklorico-de-mexico/2018-10-28/

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November 2018

Deep Humanities: Silicon Politics – Margaret O’Mara

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Behind current headlines about tech’s disruption of American politics and privacy lies a largely hidden political history that spans more than seven decades. Drawing from her forthcoming book, Margaret O’Mara talks about the relationships between the Valley, Sacramento, and Washington DC that reshaped American politics and finance in the modern age. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/deep-humanities-silicon-politics-margaret-o-mara/

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American Night: The Ballad of Juan José

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth. As Juan José studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical journey through U.S. history. $10-$20. http://hammertheatre.com/event/american-night-the-ballad-of-juan-jose/2018-11-09/

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American Night: The Ballad of Juan José

November 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth. As Juan José studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical journey through U.S. history. $10-$20. http://hammertheatre.com/event/american-night-the-ballad-of-juan-jose/2018-11-09/

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American Night: The Ballad of Juan José

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth. As Juan José studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical journey through U.S. history. $10-$20. http://hammertheatre.com/event/american-night-the-ballad-of-juan-jose/2018-11-09/

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American Night: The Ballad of Juan José

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth. As Juan José studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical journey through U.S. history. $10-$20. http://hammertheatre.com/event/american-night-the-ballad-of-juan-jose/2018-11-09/

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American Night: The Ballad of Juan José

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth. As Juan José studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical journey through U.S. history. $10-$20. http://hammertheatre.com/event/american-night-the-ballad-of-juan-jose/2018-11-09/

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American Night: The Ballad of Juan José

November 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth. As Juan José studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical journey through U.S. history. $10-$20. http://hammertheatre.com/event/american-night-the-ballad-of-juan-jose/2018-11-09/

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American Night: The Ballad of Juan José

November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth. As Juan José studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical journey through U.S. history. $10-$20. http://hammertheatre.com/event/american-night-the-ballad-of-juan-jose/2018-11-09/

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Deep Humanities: The Human After “The Human” – Tobias Rees

November 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The modern concept of ‘the human’ was invented by European philosophers between the 17th and 19th century. Today, fields like AI and biotech have rendered this philosophical concept radically insufficient. Dr. Rees discusses the repercussions for the human sciences. Free. http://hammertheatre.com/event/tobias-rees/

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An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas Starring Evan Tyrone Martin

November 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chicago sensation Evan Tyrone Martin invites you and your family to his holiday special, An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas. Martin warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole in hits like “L-O-V-E,” “Mona Lisa,” “The Christmas Song,” and “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.”  $60. https://hammertheatre.com/event/an-unforgettable-nat-king-cole-christmas/2018-11-30/

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December 2018

An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas Starring Evan Tyrone Martin

December 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chicago sensation Evan Tyrone Martin invites you and your family to his holiday special, An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas. Martin warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole in hits like “L-O-V-E,” “Mona Lisa,” “The Christmas Song,” and “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.” $60. https://hammertheatre.com/event/an-unforgettable-nat-king-cole-christmas/2018-11-30/

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An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas Starring Evan Tyrone Martin

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chicago sensation Evan Tyrone Martin invites you and your family to his holiday special, An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas. Martin warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole in hits like “L-O-V-E,” “Mona Lisa,” “The Christmas Song,” and “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.”  $60. https://hammertheatre.com/event/an-unforgettable-nat-king-cole-christmas/2018-11-30/

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An Irish Christmas

December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. $25-$46. https://hammertheatre.com/event/an-irish-christmas/

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Cool Yule: SJSU Jazz Orchestra

December 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The SJSU Jazz Orchestra mixes a mainstream jazz repertoire with holiday classics in Cool Yule. Celebrate the start of the season with this concert of contemporary jazz for large ensemble. $13-$21. https://hammertheatre.com/event/cool-yule-sjsu-jazz-orchestra/

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Burning Man & Playa to Paseo Artwork Celebration

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It's a celebration of the Burning Man Project in partnership with Playa to Paseo featuring artworks XO and HaHa, by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/New-Burning-Man-Artwork-Will-Be-Showcased-in-Downtown-San-Jose-498062701.html

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Tandy Beal & Company – JOY!

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JOY! stars Cirque du Soleil soloists Jeff Raz and Diane Wasnak in a dazzling extravaganza for the whole family with circus, dance, and live music. This magical holiday circus is set to the Candy Land-flavored live music of award-winning a cappella group SoVoSó and features world-class acrobats, dancers, and circus. $15-$50. https://hammertheatre.com/event/tandy-beals-joy/2018-12-07/

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Tandy Beal & Company – JOY!

December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JOY! stars Cirque du Soleil soloists Jeff Raz and Diane Wasnak in a dazzling extravaganza for the whole family with circus, dance, and live music. This magical holiday circus is set to the Candy Land-flavored live music of award-winning a cappella group SoVoSó and features world-class acrobats, dancers, and circus. $15-$50. https://hammertheatre.com/event/tandy-beals-joy/2018-12-07/

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Tandy Beal & Company – JOY!

December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JOY! stars Cirque du Soleil soloists Jeff Raz and Diane Wasnak in a dazzling extravaganza for the whole family with circus, dance, and live music. This magical holiday circus is set to the Candy Land-flavored live music of award-winning a cappella group SoVoSó and features world-class acrobats, dancers, and circus. $15-$50. https://hammertheatre.com/event/tandy-beals-joy/2018-12-07/

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Tandy Beal & Company – JOY!

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JOY! stars Cirque du Soleil soloists Jeff Raz and Diane Wasnak in a dazzling extravaganza for the whole family with circus, dance, and live music. This magical holiday circus is set to the Candy Land-flavored live music of award-winning a cappella group SoVoSó and features world-class acrobats, dancers, and circus. $15-$50. https://hammertheatre.com/event/tandy-beals-joy/2018-12-07/

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SJDA’s End-of-Year Meeting

December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

San Jose Downtown Association’s End-of-Year public meeting will be at the Hammer Theatre for the third consecutive year. The main stage serves as backdrop for Executive Director Scott Knies’ year-in-review presentation. The meeting also includes comments from SJDA and PBID Board members terming off and presentation of the Golden Nail Award for architectural and beautification excellence. Confirm a seat at sjdarsvp@sjdowntown.com.

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The San Jose Nutcracker

December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The San Jose Nutcracker is a two-act classical ballet production in a winter wonderland presided over by the Queen of Snow as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince begin a fantastic journey. $19-$56. https://hammertheatre.com/event/the-san-jose-nutcracker/2018-12-14/

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The San Jose Nutcracker

December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The San Jose Nutcracker is a two-act classical ballet production in a winter wonderland presided over by the Queen of Snow as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince begin a fantastic journey. $19-$56. 'https://hammertheatre.com/event/the-san-jose-nutcracker/2018-12-14/

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The San Jose Nutcracker

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The San Jose Nutcracker is a two-act classical ballet production in a winter wonderland presided over by the Queen of Snow as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince begin a fantastic journey. $19-$56. 'https://hammertheatre.com/event/the-san-jose-nutcracker/2018-12-14/

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SJSU Film Production Society Fest Winter 2018

December 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FPS Fest is a student film festival hosted by The Film Production Society at SJSU, a student organization dedicated to providing students with hands-on film set experiences. Students from various departments submit short films each semester and the selections are judged live at FPS Fest by a panel of guest judges along with the audience. $8-$12. https://hammertheatre.com/event/fps-fest-winter-2018/

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The San Jose Nutcracker

December 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The San Jose Nutcracker is a two-act classical ballet production in a winter wonderland presided over by the Queen of Snow as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince begin a fantastic journey. $19-$56. https://hammertheatre.com/event/the-san-jose-nutcracker/2018-12-14/

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The San Jose Nutcracker

December 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The San Jose Nutcracker is a two-act classical ballet production in a winter wonderland presided over by the Queen of Snow as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince begin a fantastic journey. $19-$56. https://hammertheatre.com/event/the-san-jose-nutcracker/2018-12-14/

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The San Jose Nutcracker

December 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The San Jose Nutcracker is a two-act classical ballet production in a winter wonderland presided over by the Queen of Snow as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince begin a fantastic journey. $19-$56. https://hammertheatre.com/event/the-san-jose-nutcracker/2018-12-14/

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My Very First Nutcracker

December 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

My Very First Nutcracker is a special one-hour classical ballet presentation of The San Jose Nutcracker suitable for our youngest audiences, including children and toddlers of all ages. $14.50-$38.50. https://hammertheatre.com/event/my-very-first-nutcracker/2018-12-15/

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The San Jose Nutcracker

December 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The San Jose Nutcracker is a two-act classical ballet production in a winter wonderland presided over by the Queen of Snow as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince begin a fantastic journey. $19-$56. https://hammertheatre.com/event/the-san-jose-nutcracker/2018-12-14/

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January 2019

National Geographic Live – Bob Poole: Nature Roars Back

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In the heart of Mozambique is the East African Rift, where one tectonic plate is slowly breaking into two. Straddling that rift is Gorongosa National Park, one of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on Earth, and this is where you’ll find Bob Poole. $29-$46. https://hammertheatre.com/event/bob-poole-nature-roars-back/

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National Theatre Live – The Madness of George III – Screening

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown and expose the fine line between a King and a man. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production…

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National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III – Screening

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown and expose the fine line between a King and a man. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production…

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