Recent News & Happenings at TMH
En garde! Recently, 18 kids of The Music Hall Academy trained in the art of stage combat on The Music Hall stage and in our studio. Supported by our staff of professional theater educators, trained stage combat expert Chris Smalley delivered master classes in footwork, falls and contact, cuts and parry, unarmed techniques, and, of course, safety. Then, our 2nd and 3rd graders created original scenes based on well known characters, and interjected weaponless and often hilarious combat scenes into the story. Our older kids reenacted famous scenes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and a Midsummer Night’s Dream. Everyone performed outside at Patriot’s Park on a beautiful afternoon for friends and family. This was a week nobody will forget!
Photos courtesy of Alexa Brandenberg Photography
On June 25, 2018, The Music Hall Academy kicked off its very first week of theater arts workshops for kids entering grades 2-12. With a theme of “legends”, kids exercised new muscles in all areas of the theater process, as they created the characters, story, dialogue, costumes, lighting and music to two stories based on myths and fairy tales. The week culminated in two special performances on The Music Hall stage for friends and families of Academy participants. The younger kids (grades 2-3) performed Little Red Riding Hood: Music Hall Style! which was a modern story of betrayal, friendship and dodging paparazzi, featuring the beloved characters in the original tale. The older kids (grades 4-8) presented a fresh and fun version of the Greek epic poem The Odyssey. It was amazing to see these centuries-old stories brought to life on the historic Music Hall stage. Photos of the Legends Week finale performance courtesy of Tim Grajek of Margaret Fox Photography.
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Thank you to New York Presbyterian Hospital for joining our community of Sponsors who love and support our nonprofit theater! We had a blast at Pink Martini, members joined in for a pre-show party in our studio for cake, cocktails, and a celebration of great live music at The Tarrytown Music Hall.
The event included a pre-show reception attended by Peter and Paul, as well as dignitaries Congresswoman Nita Lowey, State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti and Mayor Ken Wray of Sleepy Hollow.
The concert raised valuable funds to support our historic theater that makes the real difference between what we want to accomplish as a vibrant center for arts & culture and what we can achieve in our community. The Music Hall serves to strengthen our community by making the performing arts, accessible, affordable and engaging for all ages.
Thanks to all who contributed to this special event!
Photos courtesy of Deborah Martin Photography.
Celebrating Our New Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano
On February 13, 2018, The Music Hall celebrated an amazing gift of a beautiful Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano by Board Member Kent Sheng. This model is the gold standard for the world’s top music venues and an incredible asset for The Music Hall for decades to come.
Thank you to all who supported the Music Hall’s Peace, Love & Music Gala on October 27, 2017!
All proceeds from our 1960’s inspired event help our nonprofit theater present world-class musicians, provide children with access to live theater and the performing arts, collaborate with local arts organizations, plus care for our historic landmark theater. Special thanks to our photographers Margaret Fox and Tim Grajek for capturing the great images of the evening.