Thursday, April 30, 2009


  • May 1-3: Ballet Idaho presents Spring Collage of Classics. The event includes three performances: Sweet Dreams, featuring the music of Patsy Cline and the guitar concertos of Antonio Vivaldi; the Rite of Spring, an original ballet by Ballet Idaho resident Alex Ossadnik; and a new ballet by Peter Anastos that accompanies Ravel's Piano Concert in G Major. Performances are 8:00 May 1 and 2 and 2:00 May 2 and 3 at the BSU Special Events Center.
  • May 1-2: The BSU Theatre Arts Department presents Les Femmes En Noir, a student dance concert, at 7:30 May 1 and 2 and 2:00 May 2 at the Danny Peterson Theatre in the Morrison Center at BSU.
  • May 2: Tying It Together, an exhibition of drawings by Garden Valley artist James Castle, opens at the Boise Art Museum along with a short documentary about Castle, who was born deaf, never learned to read and write, and prefers to make his drawings on discarded scraps of paper and cardboard.
  • Now through May 3: The College of Idaho Theatre Department presents A History of Freaks, a play about a tight-rope circus performer struggling to keep her father’s traveling circus alive. The show runs at 7:30 May 1-2 and 2:00 May 3, at Langroise Theatre at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
  • Now through May 3: The Boise Art Museum hosts a site-specific architectural structure called After, by Lead Pencil Studio architects and artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo.
  • May 4-5: Boise Contemporary Theater presents a reading of Kid Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh, about a young girl who invents a machine that can hear inaudible sounds. When the machine is stolen by a mercenary, she and the last boy virgin in 11th grade embark on a quest to find it and save noise as we know it. The show, which features a foley artist, is 7:00 at the Fulton Street Theater in Boise.
  • May 6-9: Boise Music Week presents Brigadoon, a musical about a mysterious town in Scotland that appears once every 100 years. The show runs at 7:30 May 6-9 and 2:00 May 9 at the Morrison Center on the BSU campus.
  • May 6-9: BSU's Theater Majors Association presents A Night of One-Acts, including a new play by BSU student Evan Sesek called "The Eighth Day" and David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago." The show runs at 7:30 at the Danny Peterson Theater in the Morrison Center at BSU.
  • May 8: Greg Keeler performs songs and reads from his new memoir, Trash Fish, at 7:00 at the Log Cabin Literary Center next to the Boise Public Library.
  • May 8: A one-person show called, "Me, Miss Krause and Joan," about an actress attempting to portray the trial of Joan of Arc while at the same time dealing with her own rape, will be performed at 7:30 at the Boise First Congregational Church at Woodlawn and 23rd Street.
  • Now through May 9: Prairie Dog Productions presents its spoof Space Trek: The Wrath of Juan. The show runs at 7:15 May 1-2 and 8-9 and at 2:00 May 3 at Prairie Dog Playhouse at 3820 Cassia in Boise.
  • May 9: The Hot 8 Brass Band performs at 7:30 at the Sun Valley Opera House.
  • May 14: Playwright Edward Albee reads some of his work at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theatre at Capitol and Main in Boise.
  • May 15: The Boise Philharmonic presents Star-Spangled Sousa! at 8:15 at the Morrison Center.
  • May 15: Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theatre opens Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, about two men who become engaged to women while claiming to be the same man, named Ernest. The show runs May 15-16, 21-23, 28-30 and June 4-6 and 11-13 at the theater on 9th Street between Front and Myrtle. Show times are 7:00 on Thursdays and 8:00 Fridays and Saturdays; dinner is served at 7:00 Fridays and Saturdays.
  • May 17: The Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents its season finale at 7:30 at Centennial High School.
  • May 19: The BYU Chamber Orchestra performs Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Delius' The Lark Ascending; Prokofiev's Classical Symphony; and Hayden's Symphony #94, "Surprise," at 7:30 at Jewett Auditorium at the College of Idaho.
  • May 22: Stage Coach Theatre opens Leading Ladies, a farce about two down-on-their-luck Shakespearian actors who attempt to pass themselves off as a dying woman's nieces in order to inherit her fortune. The show runs May 22-23, 28-31 and June 4-7 and 11-13 at 7:30 Thursdays, 8:15 Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 Sunday.
  • May 22: Boise Little Theater opens Bleacher Bums, a play about die-hard Cubs fans rooting for their team at Wrigley Field. The show runs May 22-23 and 28-30 and June 4-6 at 8:00, May 31 at 2:00 and June 3 at 7:30.
  • May 23: Boise Art Museum opens an exhibition of sculpture by Ann Weber called Corrugated. The pieces are made from cardboard, are woven into giant gourd-like spires, and are up to 16 feet tall.
  • Now through May 24: The Boise Art Museum offers an exhibit of early works by photographer Ansel Adams.
  • May 29-30: Dance company The Trey McIntyre Project performs at 8:00 May 29-30 and 2:00 May 30 at the BSU Special Events Center.
  • May 29: Prairie Dog Productions presents My School Musical!, a spoof of High School Musical. The show runs at 7:15 May 29-30 and June 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 and 2:00 June 7, 14 and 21.
  • May 29: Starlight Mountain Theatre presents the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the story of Joseph's coat of many colors. The show runs at 8:00 May 29-30, June 5-6, 12, 15, 19, 25 and 30, and July 4 at Starlight Mountain Amphitheater in Garden Valley.
  • Now through May 31: Boise Art Museum hosts Bloated Floaters, Snouted Sappers and the Defense of Empire, a series of drawings of bloated, blimp-like figures by Idaho artist Garth Claassen.

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