Tamburitzans Bring International Folk Act To Theatre Centre March 11

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Theatre Centre will welcome the legendary Tamburitzans, an international folk ensemble and the longest-running live stage show of  its kind, for one performance only on Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. 

Review for the Tamburitzans: 

Featuring more than 30 singers, musicians, and dancers, the “Tamburitzans’ Live” production features full-time college students, who along with their predecessors have expanded their repertoire throughout the past eight decades to include a wide variety of folk, dance, and music representing Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures. The company has been bringing eastern European folklore to the modern stage since 1937. 

Called a “joyous explosion of youth and spirited dance and music” by the New York Times and heralded for their “athletic prowess,” the Pittsburgh-based company tours nationally and internationally. 

The company’s costuming is elaborate. During the course of a single performance, more than 400 original and authentically reproduced costumes are worn by the performers. Each costume design is meticulously researched for authenticity, then created for the stage. 

When the Tamburitzans perform, their stage becomes a kaleidoscope of sight and sound. Songs are sung in many languages and dialects and accompanied by accordion, clarinet, violin, guitar, bandura, tambura, gadulka, and cimbalom, which are plucked, picked, bowed, and hammered. 

Admission to “Tamburitzans Live” is $25 in advance or $30 at the door for adults. Tickets for children, students, teachers, and CTC subscribers are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  

Tickets are available by calling 267-8534 or by visiting TheatreCentre.com.

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