Sunday, July 11, 2021

Little Shop of Horrors coming to the Strand (finally)

 


After months of on-again-off-again, it's on!!! The Westside Theatre Foundation presents 
Little Shop of Horrors
Live onstage.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination.

Featuring:
Brian Sessums as Seymour Krelborn
Alex Long as Audrey
Mark Jourdan as Mr. Mushnik
Patrick Wallace as Orin Scrivello
Reba Causey as Ronette
Renee Irons as Crystal
Jai Dobson as Chiffon
Daniel Boone as the voice of the plant

Advance Admission: $20
Seating is limited, so we encourage advance purchase of tickets.

Available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online: https://lsoh.brownpapertickets.com/

Performances:
Friday, July 16 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 17 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 18 at 4 PM

Friday, July 23 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 24 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 25 at 4 PM

Monday, July 5, 2021

John & Lisa Martin present: Bringing Up Baby

 


John & Lisa Martin present

Bringing Up Baby
Saturday, July 10 at 7 PM

Black and White
100 min
1938
A classic screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn
David Huxley, an archaeologist, is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.
Director Howard Hawks
Cast Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson, Fritz Feld
$10
Seating is limited, so advance tickets are recommended: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5133683

Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Oscar winner: Promising Young Woman coming to the Strand

Promising Young Woman
Saturday, July 3 at the Strand at 7 PM


Cassie's once-bright future is thwarted by a chance encounter that leaves her reeling. Working at a coffee shop by day, the medical school drop out takes to the night seeking justice to cope with the trials of her past. Cassie's family and friends know little of her private vendetta, instead puzzling as to her sudden shift in trajectory.

2021 Oscar Nominated for Best Picture, Actress, and Director. Won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Director: Emerald Fennell
Production year: 2020
Rating: R
Studio: Focus Features
Runtime: 113 minutes
Cast
Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Adam Brody

$10
Seating is limited, so we encourage you to purchase advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online at Brown Paper Tickets
 

 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

2 Lottery Tickets - Romanian Comedy Sat. June 26

 

Two Lottery Tickets

Saturday, June 26 at 7 PM

Can losers ever win?

The next generation of Romanian filmmaking talent finally arrives in the U.S. with Paul Negoescu and Two Lottery Tickets. A buddy comedy produced on a shoestring budget, starring three of the most recognizable faces in Romanian movies, Two Lottery Tickets suggests Pineapple Express by way of Abbas Kiarostami.
A winsome, riotous comedy of errors, Negoescus second feature is an audience-friendly social satire which merges a stoners shaggy-dog story with the sophisticated, intensely realistic style that has made the Romania cinema one of the most popular national film movements in the world.
Police, Adjective star Drago Bucur plays against type as Sile, an irresponsible carpenter who spends most afternoons at the pub, placing small bets, racking up a huge tab, and buying lottery tickets. He convinces his drinking buddy Dinel (Dorian Bogu), whose wife has just left him for an Italian, to play the lottery one hot afternoon. Borrowing a few Euro from Pompiliu (Alexandru Papadopol), the local conspiracy theorist, Dinel plays the numbers on the off chance that a win would bring back his wife.
After two petty criminals jack his fanny-pack and the winning ticket, the three guys spend what little money they have tracking down the thieves. Although all three guys are easy marks with zero talent for sleuthing, their wild goose chase around Dinels apartment complex precedes a road trip to Bucharest, where the two thugs might be about to cash in on the €6 million jackpot.Unpretentious, well-acted, and consistently hilarious, Two Lottery Tickets is a breezy reminder of the eternal essentials for good comedy: smart performances, a clever and intuitive style, and an irresistibly, unpredictable yarn.
Here's a review from the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/.../two-lottery-tickets-review.html
See the trailer: https://vimeo.com/544099998
Seating is limited, so we encourage advance ticket sales https://2lotterytickets.brownpapertickets.com/ 

Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Downtown Vicksburg


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Deconstructing the Beatles - Rubber Soul coming to the Strand

 

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Deconstructing the Beatles: Rubber Soul

Saturday, June 19 at 7 PM


In October, 1965, The Beatles were faced with an impossible task: produce a new album of original music in time for a Christmas release. Within a month, they had emerged with what many consider to be one of their greatest albums— Rubber Soul. They even had time to create a Double A-side single, “We Can Work It Out,” backed by “Day Tripper.” Both sides, as well as the album, hit Number One on the charts.
In the engaging multimedia presentation, Deconstructing The Beatles' Rubber Soul, composer/producer/”Beatle-ologist” Scott Freiman walks fans through the creation of Rubber Soul – and the band’s day-by-day race against the clock. Learn the stories behind the creation of “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life,” “Nowhere Man,” and other classics. No matter how much you know about the Beatles, there's something new here for you.

$10
Seating is limited, so we encourage you to purchase advance tickets.

Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Monday, June 7, 2021

Frida Kahlo Exhibition on Screen at the Strand


Frida Kahlo Exhibition on Screen
Saturday, June 12 at 7 PM

Directed by Ali Ray
Running time 90 mins
● The definitive film exploring the life and art of a true global icon.
● Filmed extensively at Kahlo’s home ‘The Blue House’ in Mexico City.
● Created in collaboration with experts who knew Kahlo, and those that have studied and curated her work.

Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and the floral crowns? Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life.
Making use of the latest technology to deliver previously unimaginable quality, we take an in-depth look at key works throughout her career. Using letters Kahlo wrote to guide us, this definitive film reveals her deepest emotions and unlocks the secrets and symbolism contained within her art.
Exhibition on Screen’s trademark combination of interviews, commentary and a detailed exploration of her art delivers a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works, and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, politics, men and women.
Delving deeper than any film has done before, engaging with world-renowned Kahlo experts, exploring how great an artist she was, discover the real Frida Kahlo.

$12



Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183