Magic Beyond Imagination featuring Adam Wilber, Ryan Bliss and Kozmo
Friday, October 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 7:30 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Tickets: $55 VIP Advance Tickets (Limited) and $45 General Admission / General Admission – Doors Open at 7:00 pm & VIP Advance Tickets – Doors Open at 6:00 pm (The VIP Meet & Greet starts 6:30 pm sharp.) / VIP Tickets include Early Admission to the Theatre, Priority Seating, and Meet & Greet performances by the Magicians at 6:30 pm / Seating is very limited. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. This is a family event with a suggested age of 8years and older. / Purchase Tickets at Magic Beyond Imagination
Magic Beyond Imagination features: Adam Wilber – a master magician, inventor, and speaker who has been captivating audiences for over two decades. His unique blend of sidesplitting comedy magic and mind reading has won him fans around the world. He has appeared at TEDx, on The Discovery Channel, and has triumphed on “Penn &Teller’s Fool Us.” Adam is the man The Discovery Channel called “The real deal in magical entertainment,” and Penn & Teller called Adam, “A genius!”; Ryan Bliss – recognized as one of the top sleight-of-hand performers in the world. He is not a big, flashy stage magician with assistants and enormous props. Seated behind a table, he performs close-up miracles in an intimate setting. Ryan is truly the King of Sleight of Hand.; and Kozmo – a legendary street performer, who has thrilled audiences from Bourbon Street to The Great Wall of China with his hilarious brand of magic. He will keep you in stitches and blow your mind with miracles using ordinary objects. In addition to performing at festivals and on street corner saround the U.S., Kozmo has appeared on the Tonight Show and toured China.
Elysium Furnace Works presents Sana Nagano’s Smashing Humans
Saturday, October 21, 2023 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Advance Tickets: $20; At the Door: $30 / Click HERE to purchase Advance Tickets
The Brooklyn-based noise-jazz violinist Sana Nagano leads an adventurous ensemble performing her compositions which bring together gorgeous chaos, explosive energy and exceptional musical dexterity, featuring Nagano on violin and effects, Anna Webber on saxophones, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar, Kim Cass on bass and Danny Sher on drums.
Sana Nagano was born in Tokyo, where she began playing violin as a child, and moved to the United States as an exchange student. She earned performance and composition degrees from the Berklee College of Music and the Aaron Copland School of Music of Queens College. Living in New York City since 2010, she’s been highly active as both a collaborator and bandleader. She has played as part of Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra and Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra, in addition to working with artists such as William Parker, Daniel Carter, Harvey Valdes, and numerous others. Her debut album, Inside the Rainbow, was released in 2014, featuring Berger on vibraphone and John Ehlis on guitar. Nagano formed several ensembles during the decade, including avant-rock quartet Atomic Pigeons and experimental pop duo Peach and Tomato (with Leonor Falcon).
In 2018, Nagano played on the Grammy-nominated self-titled full-length by pop star Shawn Mendes, as well as Berger’s Tzadik-issued In a Moment and Coheed and Cambria’s Unheavenly Creatures. Astroturf Noise, a mutated bluegrass trio with mandolinist Sam Day Harmet and bassist Zach Swanson, issued their self-titled debut album on 577 Records in 2020. The same label also released Smashing Humans, a 2021 full-length featuring Nagano’s quintet of the same name, including saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum, bassist Ken Filiano, guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, and drummer Joe Hertenstein. The album’s pixelated cover art was designed by Michigan-based artist Rachel Viola (aka dr!p).
Elysium Furnace Works presents Joe McPhee with Strings
Saturday, November 18, 2023 / Time TBA / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Ticket Information: Elysium Furnace Works
The legendary Poughkeepsie-based multi-instrumentalist, Joe McPhee, performs with a large string ensemble which includes such acclaimed musicians as bassists Michael Bisio and Hillard Greene, cellists Fred Lonberg-Holm and Lester St. Louis, violists Melanie Dyer and Mat Maneri, violinists Rosi Hertlein and Gwen Laster and guitarists James Keepnews and Billy Stein.
From Stage To Screen Acting Studio presents “Seussical Kids”
Saturday, December 9, 2023 and Sunday, December 10, 2023 / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Performance Times and Tickets: From Stage To Screen Acting Studio
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Elysium Furnace Works presents Joe Fiedler
Saturday, December 16, 2023 @ 8:00 pm / VBI Theatre – 12 Vassar Street / Ticket Information: Elysium Furnace Works
This solo performance by the consummate trombonist/composer/arranger, Joe Fiedler, builds on his recent solo recording The Howland Sessions. This performance is sure to be startling and deliriously engaging to close out Elysium Furnace Works 2023 Season on a multi-phonically high note.