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Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro: Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret

July 24 | 8:00 pm

Due to Covid safety protocol, the Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro: Och & Oy! concert is canceled

All ticket purchases will be refunded. The Box Office will contact all ticket holders on Monday, July 26.
We love you all and appreciate your understanding.

ALAN CUMMING AND ARI SHAPIRO: OCH & OY! A CONSIDERED CABARET

A Schaefer Popular Series Event

Series Sponsorship provided by Westglow Resort & Spa, made possible through the generosity of Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer. Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers, SkyBest Communications, Inc., and Appalachian Home Care LLC

Alan Cumming (Cabaret, “The Good Wife”) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Pink Martini) both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now, they’re joining forces in SONG. Witness the exclusive debut of their new evening of tunes and tall tales.

In a statement, Cumming said, “I’ve got to know Ari over the last few years, both socially and when he interviewed me for a couple of events. The last time was an evening in D.C., and by the end of it I realized our chemistry and the unusual combo of us, as well as the fact that Ari has an amazing voice, would make for a really great cabaret show. And kapow! We’re doing it! What I love most is it’s fresh and ever-changing.”

Shapiro added, “When Alan first suggested that we create a show together, I didn’t quite believe him. Then as we started to dig in to this collaboration, I realized how much our professional lives actually complement each other. We’re both storytellers who try to help audiences better understand themselves and the world around them. This show lets us explore those shared ideals on stage together, through stories and songs.”

LOCATION:
State Farm Road Concert Lot – THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets; remember, the venue is a parking lot, not a grass field. Ponchos and rain jackets recommended; ponchos also available for sale onsite.

ADDRESS: 235 Dale Street, (off of State Farm Road, adjacent to Intramural Field at the Greemway), Boone, NC 28607

ESTIMATED SHOW LENGTH: 90 minutes; no intermission

FOR INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Contact theschaefercenter@appstate.edu, call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046, visit in person the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, or purchase online.

STATE FARM ROAD CONCERT LOT EVENT POLICIES
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TOP 6 THINGS TO PLAN FOR
1. Bring your own lawn chairs
2. Concert takes place rain or shine
3. No umbrellas (ponchos will be available for purchase)
4. Food trucks (The Cardinal, Village Inn Pizza, Fried Pies)
5. Beverage tent (beer, wine, soda and water)
6. Apparel and merchandise tents (App Summer and artist items for sale)

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

TICKETS:
2-person pod: $100* SOLD OUT ONLINE (Special arrangements for 2-person seating can be made by calling the box office at 828-262-4046.)
4-person pod:
$190*
6-person pod: 
$270
(Pricing remains the same even if pod is not purchased for maximum number of occupants)

SHOWTIME:
Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 8pm
Gates open at 7pm

WHO IS ALAN CUMMING?

He has performed with Jay-Z and Liza with a Z; he has won a Tony, hosted the Tonys and been nominated for an Emmy for doing so; he has a bar called Club Cumming and a soap called Cumming in a Bar; and he made back-to-back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls. He has played God, the Devil, Hitler, the Pope, a teleporting superhero, Hamlet, all the parts in Macbeth, General Batista of Cuba, a goat opposite Sean Connery, Dionysus, a Smurf (twice) the Em­cee in Cabaret (thrice), a James Bond baddie – oh, and political spinmeister Eli Gold on seven seasons of The Good Wife for which he received multiple Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG award nominations. He is the author of five books, including a #1 New York Times best-selling memoir; he played the first ever gay leading role on an U.S. network drama, CBS’s Instinct. He appeared on Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, topless in Playgirl and naked on the cover of his second album.

He has received over 40 awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, three honorary doctorates, both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland, and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014.

He has sung in concert halls across the globe, including the Sydney Opera House, the London Palladium, the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and Billboard said of his show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, “He’s an icon to behold – he is unapologetically himself, and with a talent like that, he has no need to apologize.”

ABOUT ARI SHAPIRO

Ari Shapiro is the award-winning co-host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” the most listened-to radio news program in the United States. As a journalist, he has reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He has covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed stories from dozens of countries and most of the 50 states. Before joining the “All Things Considered” host team in 2015, he was NPR’s international correspondent based in London. Shapiro joined NPR’s international desk after four years as White House Correspondent during the Obama presidency. In 2012, he embedded with the presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney. He was NPR’s Justice Correspondent for five years during the George W. Bush administration.

Ari is also a frequent guest singer with the “little orchestra” Pink Martini, from his hometown of Portland, Oregon. He has contributed songs to four of the band’s albums, singing in several languages, and joined them on stage with some of the world’s leading symphony orchestras. Since his 2009 debut at the Hollywood Bowl, he has performed in many of the world’s most storied venues, including The Royal Albert Hall in London, L’Olympia in Paris, and Carnegie Hall in New York. He has shared a stage with both Chita and Rita (Rivera and Moreno), among many others. He was featured in the American debut of the play Request Concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He was also a guest singer in the Washington Ballet’s original production of The Sun Also Rises and a soloist at the Kennedy Center with the Washington Chorus in Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. In 2016, Ari debuted his original one-man show, Homeward, and has since performed it around the US.

 

Anna Deveare Smith

SPONSORED BY

Westglow Resort and Spa
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skybest communications logo
mast general store
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Appalachian Home Care Logo

Details

Date:
July 24
Time:
8:00 pm
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