3/10/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday
THEATER: Blue Man Group @ Proctors, Schenectady. Blue Man Group creates an experience that’s both intellectually witty and slapstick silly. They have evolved from an intimate fringe performance art group to a world-wide manstream multi-media franchise, but it’s still an astute look at the foibles of contemporary human life through the eyes of three bald, blue and mute characters. 7:30pm. $20-$85. Also at 7:30pm on Wednesday.
MUSIC: Les Violons Du Roy @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Featuring music by Haydn and Mozart conducted by Mathieu Lussier and featuring piano soloist Marc-Andre Hamelin. The orchestra plays on modern instruments, but in the style of the periods in which the music was written and uses replicas of period bows. 7:30pm. $40 & $50. Also, a free pre-show talk with Maestro Lussier at the Rensselaer County Historical Society at 6:30pm.
THEATER: “Souvenir” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, the comedy with heart is based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, who rose to fame for her annual, sold-out, opera recitals at the Ritz Carlton. Crowds went wild when she tackled the most difficult arias. The only trouble was that she could not sing. Not a note. 7:30pm. $20-$60. Through March 22.
READING: Caryl Phillips @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The award-winning British novelist, playwright and essayist is the author of the new novel, “The Lost Child,” which intertwines the life of Heathcliff, the dark-skinned orphan of Emily Brontë’s classic Victorian novel, “Wuthering Heights,” with the modern tale of a young woman struggling to raise her sons in the wild moors of northern England after she is cast out by her family for marrying a Caribbean man. 8pm. FREE. Also a free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room.
TALK: Clark Conversation @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Jacqueline Lichtenstein (professor of the philosophy of art at the University of Paris-Sorbonne) and Iris Moon (Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) discuss – what else? – art. 5:30pm. FREE.