WINTER SEASON 2022/2023

 

​HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR

• A TRUE STORY OF HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR & SCIENTIFIC GENIUS
WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY HEATHER MASSIE

"CAPTIVATING" -The Huffington Post
"EFFERVESCENT" -Silicon Republic
"INSPIRING" -Broadway World

Friday, December 9th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 11th at 5:00 pm.

Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than 'The Most Beautiful Woman in the World'. She invented Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, Hedy Lamarr is there. The show celebrates the unexpected scientific genius of Viennese-born Hollywood screen siren and inventor Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr defied expectation by inventing technology for torpedoes during WWII. Also known as Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology, her invention is used today in cell phones, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth. The show's mission is to inspire audiences to make the world a better place, to encourage young women in science and technology, and to establish Hedy Lamarr as a role model for intelligence, ingenuity, and invention. The performance is 90 minutes followed by Q&A.

Heather Massie enchants the audience as Hedy Lamarr, along with Jimmy Stewart, Bette Davis, Louis B Mayer, and more. A 36 character solo play where the audience summons Hedy to unearth the truth behind how a glamorous Hollywood film star could create an invention which launched today's wireless technology revolution. Massie studied Astrophysics at the University of Virginia with dreams of becoming an astronaut prior to studying Theatre Arts at the Virginia Tech School of the Arts and becoming a professional Actress. In HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr Massie marries her love of art and science in the person of Hedy Lamarr. Massie premiered the show Off Broadway on Theatre Row in 2016 and has since toured the world through 12 countries garnering 24 awards and international critical acclaim. As a Fulbright Specialist Massie toured South Africa sponsored by the US State Department, World Learning, and the US Embassy South Africa. She tours the show to theatres, arts festivals, science festivals, science centers, technology conferences, museums, universities, schools, Jewish centers, STEM & STEAM events, and cultural and scientific organizations. Massie is honored to bring the show to AMT Theatre, to be seen in NYC for the first time in four years. www.HeatherMassie.com/HEDY

SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS

The award-winning Vital Theatre Company is pleased to announce the return of FANCY NANCY SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS. The show will run on selected Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm from November 19, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Tickets are $59.50 for premium seats, $49.50 regular seats and $39.50 for balcony seats.  

What could be fancier than Christmas?

Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles - and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous? In this merriest of stories from best-selling author and illustrator team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Nancy proves once again that a little fancying up can go a long, festive way!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

AMT Theater presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr., directed by AMT Youth Director Mary Lauren, January 18th through January 22nd at AMT Theater, 354 West 45th Street.  Book by Linda Woolverton, Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, this enduring classic has thrilled audiences throughout the years.  Michael Liepper is the Music Director. 

 

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

The young cast includes Lillie Bonanni, Luca Cerillos-Encinas, Maddy Christian, Brandon D’Elia, Reuven Fishman, Fleur Gentine, Lalitha Gowtham, Zoe Gowtham, Payten Green, Bryce Patrick Horan, Drew Hubbard, Alastrine Jacobson, Liam Reily, Aliyah Reinisch, Sadie Richardson, Eliza Richardson, Naomi Robinson-Pasher, Toby Sportiello, Nathalie Sullivan, Kelsi Madison Tirado, Adea Villanueva and Eliza Wechsler.

Showtimes are Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm, Saturday at 2 and Sunday at 3pm.  Click below to get your tickets!