Billy Elliot the Musical is based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot. The music is by Elton John, and the book and lyrics are by Lee Hall, who wrote the film's screenplay
The plot revolves around motherless Billy, who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes. The story of his personal struggle and fulfillment are balanced against a counter-story of family and community strife caused by the UK miners' strike in County Durham, in North Eastern England
Hall's screenplay was inspired in part by A. J. Cronin's 1935 novel about a miners' strike, The Stars Look Down, to which the musical's opening song pays homage
Food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy family-friendly movies under the stars
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NACC is proud to announce it’s 13th Annual Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition Main Gallery: A Collection of Western NY Artists.
This year’s exhibition is open to all artistic interpretations of all mediums & genres. Garden Gallery: Violet Gordon: A Life of Color Acclaimed local artist will be featured in a solo exhibit in the Garden Gallery.Violet was an artist, art educator and teaching-artist.
Opening Reception: Main Gallery The opening reception will take place on Friday, June 17th from 6 to 8 pm at the NACC and will feature music & refreshments" />
Four artists come together in one show for a terrific variety of work connected through their creativity.
The shows opening reception is on Saturday May 6th from 2pm to 5pm and remains on display through June 3rd.
From May 7, 2017 through January 21, 2018 the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host Thomas Kegler: Painting Niagara.
Harkening back to the Hudson River School of painting, artist and educator Thomas Kegler will lend his Niagara, Psalms 84:11, an eight foot panoramic painting of the Horseshoe Falls of Niagara. The quiet and contemplative works in this exhibition include 15 plein air paintings and related studies as well as works from the Castellani Art Museum collection.
Excerpts from the most comprehensive instructional documentary video ever made on the landscape painting techniques of “indirect painting” used by the old masters will also be included in the exhibition. This ground-breaking film presents the creation of Niagara, Psalms 84:11 over a period of two years.
Over 40 drawings and paintings laid the groundwork in preparation for this expansive work. Niagara, Psalms 84:11 endeavors to share the beauty of one of the world’s great natural wonders while evoking awareness and concern for the fragility of our natural environment.
A presentation by Kegler, Buffalo/Niagara Riverkeepers and the WNY Land Conservancy is being planned for fall 2017.
Reception is May 7th from 2pm-4pm
10am Registration: Niagara LaSalle Lodge #132 F&AM 9605 Colvin Blvd. NY 14304
Noon - Kickstands up
Finish: Lewiston #2 Volunteer Fire Company 1705 Saunders Settlement Rd. Niagara Falls, NY 14304
To Benefit: Empower (formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy)
Ride for Children's Hospital
Noon: Meet - Donation: One NEW stuffed animal
12:30 - 2 or 3 undetermined locations as of yet
This a no drama no hassle ride that all are welcome to
Last year we have donated 361 new stuff animals for the nurses to give as they see fit, such as a crying child in the middle of the night or a child whose parents just can't afford to bring them something, as medical bills are so expensive. Let's see if we can break 400 this year! We do not accept cash. Just a new stuffed animal because the hospital can't accept used due to the germ factor and the sick kids. We look forward to see you all there" />
Dance of the Fireflies is a night time glowing moving happening hosted by 24 Below Gallery. Featuring glowing creatures, dance troops, sidewalk food, entertainment and the bizarre.