Friday, February 20, 2009


  • Feb. 26-28: Music Theatre of Idaho presents Seussical, the Musical, which brings together such favorite Dr. Seuss characters as the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, the Grinch and Yertle the Turtle. The show runs Feb. 20-21 and 26-28 at 7:30 and Feb. 21 at 1:30.
  • Feb. 27: Stage Coach Theatre presents Brooklyn Boy, a witty drama about a writer whose novel has just hit the best-seller list while his wife is leaving and his father is in the hospital. The show runs Feb. 27-28 and Mar. 5-8 and 12-14 at 7:30 Thursday, 8:15 Friday-Saturday and 2:00 Sunday at the theater in the Hillcrest Shopping Center at Orchard and Overland in Boise.
  • Feb. 27: Boise Little Theater presents Foxfire, a musical about an Appalachian widow deciding whether to sell the farm and home she shared with her husband to a real-estate developer and live with her son in Florida. The show runs Feb. 27-28 and March 5-8 and 11-14 at 7:30 Wednesday, 8:00 Thursday-Saturday and 2:00 Sunday at the theater on Fort Street.
  • Feb. 28: The Boise Philharmonic presents Sounds Like Fun! concerts for woodwinds at 10:30 a.m. and noon at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy at Ninth and Myrtle.
  • Feb. 28: Ballet Idaho presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mendelssohn's adaptation of Shakespeare's romantic comedy, at 2:00 and 8:00 at the Morrison Center on the BSU campus.
  • Feb. 28: The Boise Art Museum opens an exhibit of early works by photographer Ansel Adams.
  • Now through March 1, 2009: Boise Art Museum presents an exhibit of photos of Idaho Special Olympics athletes called Let Me Be Brave: Portraits in Courage by Idaho photographer Susan Valiquette.
  • Now through March 1, 2009: The Boise Art Museum presents Small Wars and 29 Palms, two documentary photo series by Vietnamese photographer An-My LĂȘ that explore the Vietnam War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Now through March 8: Company of Fools presents Souvenir, a comedy about real-life musical laughingstock Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy, high-society woman who believed herself to be a great opera soprano even though she couldn't carry a tune. The show runs at 8:00 Feb. 20-21, 27-28 and March 6-7; 7:00 Feb. 25-26 and March 4-5; and 3:00 Feb. 22 and March 1 and 8 at The Liberty Theatre on Main Street in Hailey.
  • Now through March 20: Immigrant Shadows: Tracing The Herders' Legacy, an art installation by artists Amy Nack and Earle Swope recreating a grove of aspen trees from paper, is at Rosenthal Gallery at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
  • Now through May 2009: The Boise Art Museum hosts a site-specific architectural structure called After, by Lead Pencil Studio architects and artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo.
  • March 1: Boise Baroque Orchestra performs Vivaldi and Rossini at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church/Cathedral of the Rockies at 717 N. 11th St. in Boise.
  • March 1: The Treasure Valley Youth Symphony performs its spring concert at 7:00 at Borah High School at Curtis and Cassia in Boise.
  • March 3: Pianist Alexander Ghindin performs at 7:30 at Jewett Auditorium at College of Idaho in Caldwell.
  • March 5: The Boise State University Theater Arts Department opens Pippin, a musical set in France at the time of Charlemagne. The show runs at 7:30 March 5-7, 10 a.m. March 6, and 2:00 March 8 at the Morrison Center.
  • March 6: Harley's Angels, a spoof about the Angels and their attempts to prevent a sinister plot by the French to take over the world, opens at Prairie Dog Productions. The show runs March 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 and 27-28 at 7:15 Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 Sundays at the playhouse at 3820 Cassia in Boise.
  • March 6: Starlight Mountain Theatre opens the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. The show runs March 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and April 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18 at 7:30 at the Star theater at 1851 Century Way in Boise.
  • March 6: The Illustrious Onion Skin Players present the melodrama Ruckus at Cowboy U, or Who's Hugh. The show runs March 6-7, 13-15, 17, and 20-21 at 7:30 at the Star Theater on State Street in Weiser.
  • March 7-8: Opera Idaho presents Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at 8:00 March 7 and 3:00 March 8 at the Egyptian Theater at Capitol and Main.
  • March 14: Boise Art Museum opens Higher Ground, a juried art exhibit of works by Boise and Meridian high school students, and Bloated Floaters, Snouted Sappers and the Defense of Empire, a series of drawings of bloated, blimp-like figures by Idaho artist Garth Claassen.
  • March 15: The Langroise Trio -- violinist Geoffrey Trabichoff, cellist Samuel Smith and viola player David Johnson -- and guest artists Robyn Wells (piano) and Jack Koncel (double bass) perform works by Tovey, Gliere, Clarke and Vaughn Williams at 7:30 in the Langroise Recital Hall at College of Idaho.
  • March 16: Joan Didion, author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Year of Magical Thinking, and the scripts for A Star is Born and Up Close and Personal, reads her work at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theatre at Capitol and Main.
  • March 16: Boise Contemporary Theater presents a reading of Beautiful American Soldier, a story about two sisters lost in war-torn Iraq who find a man peddling junk, and an Iraq war veteran who discovers how much he has in common with a homeless man. The reading is at 7:00 at the Fulton Street Theater on Fulton between 8th and 9th Streets.
  • March 20: Alley Repertory Theater and East Indian Follies present Love Person, an exploration of the role of language and love in various cultures, couples and communities, using English, Sanskrit and American Sign Language. The show runs through March 20-22 and 25-28 at 8:00 at the Visual Arts Collective behind the Woman of Steel Gallery on Chinden in Garden City.
  • March 20: Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theatre opens Once on This Island, a musical featuring calypso music about a young peasant girl who is sent on a journey by the gods to test the strength of her love even in the face of death. The show runs March 20-21, 26-28, and April 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18 at 7:00 Thursdays and 8:00 Fridays and Saturdays, with dinner served at 7:00 Fridays and Saturdays. The theater is located on 9th Street between Myrtle and Front.
  • March 28 and 30: Starlight Mountain Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland, performed by students in grade school through high school, at 7:30 at Capital High School in Boise.

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