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Lensic Presents NT Live in HD: Small Island

Lensic Presents NT Live in HD: Small Island

July 16, 2019   7:00 PM

Member Presale starts Wednesday, April 10 at 10 am
Tickets available to all Friday, April 12 at 10 am


Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, England.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK. A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in London in this timely and moving story.

Image (Leah Harvey) by Franklyn Rodgers

Tickets: Lensic Members - $19 | Public - $22

Series Sponsor: Century Bank

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AMP Concerts present Lovett or Leave it

July 19, 2019   7:30 PM

Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, Lovett or Leave It on July 19 is cancelled. AMP Concerts apologizes for any inconvenience.



Lovett or Leave It is a wildly popular, critically beloved and deeply sexy podcast hosted by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett. Each week, he's joined by comedians, journalists, activists, elected officials, actors (not annoying ones), and musicians to break down the latest news, quiz the audience, and mock the endless frustrations and absurdities of our broken political nightmare factory.

AMP Concerts present Leo Kottke

AMP Concerts present Leo Kottke

July 31, 2019   7:30 PM

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10am.

Beloved 6 & 12 string guitar genius and raconteur nonpareil, makes his return to the Lensic stage. Delightful stream of conscious stories, astonishing guitar virtuosity and a voice he himself has likened to "Geese farts on a muggy day", a Leo Kottke concert is a not to be missed event.

Ticket prices: $34 - $44

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AMP Concerts present Glen Hansard

AMP Concerts present Glen Hansard

September 17, 2019   7:30 PM

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10am.

Glen Hansard is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist known for his lead acting role and Academy Award winning music in the film "Once". Prior to "Once, he was lead singer for Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA-winning film The Commitments, as well as his role in Once, which earned him a number of major awards, including an Academy Award for Best Song.

Glen bring his band to the Lensic for the first time in support of his new record "The Wild Willing" on Anti records out April 12.

Glen Hansard is proud to partner with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards safegaurding people experiencing homelessness and ending the cycle of homelessness and poverty. www.plus1.org

Ticket prices: $46 - $66.

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AMP Concerts presents Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

AMP Concerts presents Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

October 11, 2019   7:30 PM

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10 am.

Ticket prices: $231VIP/$74/$62/$47

VIP Package: $231
Each Rufus Wainwright Meet & Greet Experience Package includes:
• 1 Premium Seat
• 1 Meet & Greet and Photo with Rufus Wainwright
• 1 Exclusive Merch Gift
• 1 Commemorative VIP Laminate

Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album “Rufus Does Judy,” recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006, was nominated for a Grammy.

His acclaimed first opera, "Prima Donna," premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York. This summer it will be performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and the Augsburg Theatre in Germany. In 2015, Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Rufus celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album "Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets" on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in Spring 2016.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Wainwright’s second opera, about Roman Emperor Hadrian, to premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2018.

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AMP Concerts present Ryan Bingham

AMP Concerts present Ryan Bingham

October 20, 2019   7:30 PM

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10am.

The acclaimed singer/Songwriter from Hobbs, New Mexico makes his long overdue return to the Lensic stage.

After receiving critical raves for his first two studio releases on Lost Highway Records, 2007's Mescalito and 2009's Roadhouse Sun, Bingham went on to collaborate with Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the film Crazy Heart shot here in Santa Fe. Bingham co-wrote and performing the film's award-winning theme song, "The Weary Kind" earning Bingham an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Critics' Choice Award, as well as a Grammy Award for "Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media". The Americana Music Association also honored Bingham with the organization's top award in 2010 as "Artist of the Year".

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