Mark Stuart Dance Theatre

When Change Comes

New York Live Arts Theater
Sep 13-14, 7pm, Sep 15, 2pm & 8pm, Sep 16, 5pm
Student $10, Regular $55
Featuring cast members from Hamilton, Bandstand, Finding Neverland, and Cats:
“When Change Comes: A Movement Forward” is a powerful dance musical that asks one question: Can the act of “seeing” each other without judgment or fear break the cycle of intolerance?

When Change Comes transports audiences through a century of music, movement, and human connection in the shadow of our nation’s most defining moments.  Using Mark Stuart Dance Theatre’s explosive brand of storytelling, When Change Comes follows three love stories set against the backdrops of the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, and the LGBTQ Rights Movement.  Danced to hit standards from the 1930’s, 1960’s, and the 2000’s, the show features 7 dancers, 3 vocalists and a 5-piece band.

When Change Comes aims to inspire and empower audiences to create positive change in their communities. This theatrical experience includes a 90 minute performance of When Change Comes followed by discussions with Mark Stuart and the cast.  We will ask:  how might we commit to small everyday acts of kindness, learn to truly see each other, and build empathetic dialogue about equality and tolerance.

A Movement Forward, exists as a challenge: Can we all turn seemingly small acts of kindness into a tidal wave of tolerance? Experience the magic and join the Movement…

September 13-14 at 7 PM, September 15 at 2 & 8 PM, 10th anniversary Mark Stuart Dance Theatre gala on September 16 at 5 PM, featuring guest appearances by Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Jerome Bell (American Idol), Matt Cusson, and Daniel Watts. 

All Student Tickets $10, use code bethechange

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