Friday, July 25, 2014

Chicago City Limits - UPSTAGE at The Palace

New York City’s Legendary Improv Comedy Group, Chicago City Limits, is coming to The Palace this September!

Come see why the New York Post characterizes the show as the “Funniest show in town…Not to be missed!!” and The New York Times calls the show “ingenious and very, very funny,” and cast “the perfect masters of improvisation.”

Tickets are available for $20 for the 8pm show UPSTAGE at The Palace on Friday, September 5th. Buy yours now!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Jeff Dunham: Disorderly Conduct - LIVE at The Palace

From our stunning 1927 main stage to our cozy, club-like UpStage space, you'll find The Palace has more entertainment than you would imagine! What’s up next on our roster - Jeff Dunham, August 13th on the HARMAN Stage!

Come see why Time Magazine calls ventriloquist Jeff Dunham “the most popular comedian in the United States” and Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running.

Get ready for Dunham’s entourage of signature characters - Walter, Bubb J, Peanut and Achmed the Dead Terrorist all ready for their 8pm showtime.

Tickets are on sale NOW - $165; $125; $75; $65  (per-ticket fees apply)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

History of The Palace Theatre

The Palace has been a beacon for the best in arts and entertainment in downtown Stamford since 1927. Acclaimed as “Connecticut’s Most Magnificent,” this 1,580 seat Thomas Lamb-designed vaudeville house brought stars like Will Rogers, Lucille Ball, the Three Stooges, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Hattie McDaniel, Olsen and Johnson, Red Skelton, Jackie Cooper, Ed Sullivan, Eddie Albert, Buster Crabbe, Donald O’Connor, Paul Whiteman, Jimmy Dorsey, Blackstone the Magician, and opera star Biniamino Gigli.

Years later, the Palace was restored and re-opened in 1983 for live theatre, concerts and art exhibitions. The multi-phase improvement project provided the Palace with a larger than Broadway sized stage, new dressing rooms, wardrobe/costume maintenance facilities, and other improved services.

From 1999-2003, another major expansion and renovation phase was put into motion. The four story building that housed the small lobby was torn down and reconstructed to what we know today; including two levels, a Grand Staircase to connect them and the Jaffe Cafe Teatro.

The Palace is dedicated to providing exciting entertainment that enriches the cultural, educational, economic and social life of the community. With a full season of cultural and entertainment events, the Palace Theatre is also home to several performing arts groups, forming an oasis for arts lovers.

Interested in the full history of the Palace? Visit our website linked here ».

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Performance Arts Education at The Palace

“Having the arts in young people’s lives is essential; we know that intuitively. Parents sing to their babies; dance with their toddlers, and occupy children with crayons and paper.” - Rocco Landesman, Chairman National Endowment for the Arts

Here at the Palace, we offer hundreds of children and teens the chance to collaborate with professionals and explore their passion for the creative arts. Our programs don’t only focus on performance but also on the development of skills that will enhance all aspects of our students’ lives. 

Our Arts Education programs seek to:

  • Instill a lifelong appreciation for the performing arts by creating opportunities to experience the thrill of live performance;
  • Foster a genuine understanding of the performing arts;
  • Provide the inspiration and tools to enjoy and create the performing arts.

Our current programs include the:

  • Triple Threat Performer Intensive - A week long study of theatre arts that empowers young artists through training in three disciplinary areas: dance, drama and voice -- thereby creating the “Triple Threat.” 
  • Young Choreographers Festival - A weekend program that gives aspiring choreographers the opportunity to work with theatre professionals to create an original composition, then perform it on the HARMAN Stage. 
  • Young Playwrights Festival - A nine-week program for middle and high school students to work collaboratively to develop a creative script that is performed on stage at the end of the program. 
  • DanceFest - An annual dance festival held over two weekends for intermediate and advanced students who train at dance schools in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

We continue to expand opportunities for local youths to engage in arts education through outreach programs, field trips to shows at The Palace, and training in music, dance, writing, and theatre.

Please visit us on the web for more information.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Current Programs: Triple Threat Performer Intensive

So you can sing, act, dance - but not all three at the same time? Our upcoming Arts Education program seeks to change just that. The goal of this week long study of theatre arts is to empower young artists by encouraging self-expression, nurturing individual creativity and developing inner talent through training in three disciplinary areas: dance, drama and voice -- thereby creating the “Triple Threat.

Students study with seasoned Broadway professionals and teaching artists in classes including: Audition Techniques, Theatre Dance/Hip-Hop, Voice, Acting, Projection, and Individual Coaching. Guest artists (either of stage or screen) will visit weekly to engage students about a career in the theatre, life on tour, auditioning and performing. At the end of the week’s intensive, students are showcased in an ensemble piece featuring singing, dancing and acting.

The TTP program runs July 21st-25th from 9:30am - 1:30pm and is open to students ages 10 - 16 for $320. For more information on the dance, acting, and voice techniques and on the program overall please visit our website linked here ».

Do you know a budding young actor? Sign them up for the Triple Threat Performer Intensive!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Don't Miss The National Circus Project - July 22nd!

The circus has a time honored tradition of enticing and entertaining audiences with agile acrobats, dazzling jugglers, aerialists, and clowns for more than two centuries. Working to preserve this grand tradition, the National Circus Project is coming to the main stage of the Palace Theatre with an exhilarating, interactive show for ALL ages!

Since they began in 1984, over 2 million spectators have experienced the excitement of National Circus Projects performances. Come experience the excitement at the Palace Tuesday, July 22nd at 11am!  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here »