Thursday, September 3, 2009


  • Sept. 11: Alley Repertory Theater presents Collective Soul, a launch party and preview night for their next season, at 8:00 at the Visual Arts Collective behind the Woman of Steel Gallery on Chinden. It includes excerpts from some of their upcoming productions, including Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, the musical Landlocked by local musicians Heather Bauer and Thomas Paul, and Skit/Skit, a short piece by cartoonist E.J. Pettinger.
  • Sept. 11: Soprano Rochelle Bard and baritone Ken Mattice will give a recital of songs, arias and duets from operas and showtunes at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theatre on Capitol and Main.
  • Sept. 11-13: The Boise Art Museum presents Art in the Park at Julia Davis Park from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. About 270 artists will have booths at the event.
  • Sept. 11: Music Theatre of Idaho opens the Neil Simon's Sweet Charity, a musical about a girl who flits in and out of relationships. The show includes numbers such as "Big Spender." The show runs Sept. 11-12 and 17-19 at 7:30 and Sept. 12 at 1:30 at the Nampa Civic Center.
  • Sept. 11: Encore Theatre Co., Etc., opens Gepetto & Son, a musical version of Pinocchio. The show runs Sept. 11-12 and 18-19 at 7:30 at the Holly Street Performance Hall, formerly the old science lecture hall, at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa
  • Now through Sept. 12: Stage Coach Theatre presents Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, a comedy by Mitch Albom about a tabloid reporter tracking down the story of two Alabama duck hunters who believe they shot an angel. The show runs Sept. 3-6 and 10-12 at 7:30 Thursdays, 8:15 Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 Sunday at the theater in the Hillcrest Shopping Center breezeway at Orchard and Overland.
  • Now through Sept. 12: Starlight Mountain Theatre presents the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. The show runs Sept. 4-5 and 11-12 at 7:30 at Starlight Amphitheater in Garden Valley.
  • Sept. 17: The Langroise Trio and tenor Corey McKnight perform music by Idaho composer Jim Cockey at 7:30 at the College of Idaho in Caldwell. Other C of I faculty will also perform.
  • Now through Sept. 19: Boise Little Theater presents You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, a musical based on Charles Schultz's comic strip, Peanuts. The show runs at 8:00 Sept. 11-12 and 18-19, 7:30 Sept. 10 and 17, and 2:00 Sept. 13 and 19.
  • Now through Sept. 20: Boise Art Museum hosts an exhibit called Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception. Sperber arranges spools of colored thread in such a way that, when viewed through an optical device, recreates a famous work of art.
  • Sept. 25-26: The Boise Philharmonic and Boise Master Chorale perform a symphonic tone poem by Gustav Holst called The Planets at 8:00 at the Northwest Nazarene University Swayne Auditorium in Nampa on Friday and at 8:15 at the Boise State University Morrison Center Saturday.
  • Sept. 25: Prairie Dog Productions presents Tales from the DorkSide Sept. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 and 30-31 at 7:15 Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 Sundays at 3820 Cassia St.
  • Sept. 29: Ballet Idaho presents an interactive introduction to ballet for children and adults in its Family Series version of Swan Lake, Idaho and Yes Virginia, Another Piano Ballet at 4:00 and 7:00. Kids get to learn the story behind the ballet, meet the characters, get a sneak peek behind the scenes of the ballet and learn a few easy dance moves.
  • Sept. 29: Frank Deford, the author of The Entitled, a novel about celebrity, sex and baseball, will give a reading at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theatre at Capitol and Main. Deford is a six-time Sports Illustrated U.S. Sportswriter of the Year, a Hall-of-Famer for the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters, and a frequent contributor for NPR's Morning Edition and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
  • Now through Oct. 3: The Idaho Shakespeare Festival presents A Tuna Christmas, a two-man comedy with 20 characters from small-town Tuna, Texas who are trying to salvage the Christmas pageant and win the yard decorating contest despite a mysterious saboteur. The show runs Sept. 9-13, 16-20, 23-27 and 30 and Oct. 1-3 at 7:30 Wednesday through Saturday and 7:00 Sunday at the theater on Warm Springs.
  • Now through Oct. 11: Tying It Together, an exhibition of drawings by Garden Valley artist James Castle, is on exhibit 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 Nov. 8: Boise Art Museum exhibits 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 Nov. 15: Boise Art Museum presents Kid Stuff, an exhibit of art geared toward children by artists Deborah Barrett, Alexander Calder, Michael Corney, Benjamin Jones, Marianne Kolb, Marilyn Lanfear, David Gillhooley, Marilyn Lysohir, Renda Palmer and others.
  • Now through March 14: Boise Art Museum presents Patchwork, a collection of quilts from the early 1800s through the mid-20th century.

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