CAPTURING THE FLAG starts screening Thursday, January 24th! This documentary follows volunteers in Cumberland County, North Carolina during the 2016 presidential election. They have come to seek out and prevent any voter suppression, but they soon realize that the issue reaches far broader than one county in the southeast. This film tackles the ever-present problems with our voting systems in 2016, and how we can move forward to assure truly democratic elections in the future.
Thursday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at: thehipp.org
or by calling the Box Office at 352.375.4477
Belt out your favorite tunes at Karaoke Night at the Hippodrome Lower Level on Friday, Jan. 25. Gainesville City Entertainment has got every tune you can imagine to rock out the night in the Hipp Lower Level! BONUS: If you sing, you get a FREE SHOT OF LONG ISLAND ICED TEA.
Anyone can step into the limelight and sing the hits from their high-school days, their childhood favorites or chart-topping classics! Whatever it is, GC Entertainment has got you. Discover the magical destination of downtown Gainesville and fuel your sense of adventure.
The event is FREE and open to the public, and the basement bar will be open for those who need a little liquid courage before their performances.
To get $2 off your first drink at the bar, mark yourself as “going” and check-in on Facebook that night!
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Florida Swing Dancing Club invites you all to join us Friday the 1st at the Hippodrome Theatre downtown for some swing dancing, speakeasy style! You may come alone or with a group of friends. Coming with a dance partner is not necessary and no prior dance experience is required!
Lessons: 6 Count Connection with Zack Buchillon and Liz Townsend
DJ: Anthony JR Williams
Location: Hippodrome Theatre
Lessons start at 8:00 pm and the social dance will start at 9:00 pm and end at 1:00 am! This event only costs $10 and can be paid at the box office right at the front of the theatre.
PARKING is available at the court house nearby as well as street parking.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please come talk to any of the officers and we’ll try to help you out. We hope to dance with you all soon!
You thought it was over. It’s not. Nora returns to the family she left 15 years ago – what could possibly go wrong? A cutting-edge riff on the original classic that caused riots more than 100 years ago, “A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath opens at the Hippodrome Theatre on Friday, January 11, with showtimes through February 3.
“A Doll’s House, Part 2” is a visceral and quick-witted look at what happens when you just have to walk through that door again, and is directed by Charlie Mitchell, playwright, University of Florida theatre professor and director.
“Back in the day ‘A Doll’s House’ was revolutionary,” Mitchell said. “For a woman to walk out on her life and not just her husband, but her children. It was called ‘a door slam heard all around the world.’ How interesting to see what happens when she comes back and how these characters still have so much unfinished business.”
You don’t have to have seen Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” which premiered in 1879 to “get it.” Mitchell says the play stands on its own, “You understand right away what happened in the past.”
Previously on the Hippodrome mainstage, Mitchell co-directed “Avenue Q” and directed and wrote “Snow Queen.” Recently, he was seen acting in “Let the Right One In” and “The Legend of Georgia McBride.”
This is Nora’s story, we are all just along for the ride.
Tickets are on sale now at the Hippodrome Box Office: (352) 375-4477 or click here: https://tickets.thehipp.org/TheatreManager/1/login&event=1851
Special Dates for “A Doll’s House, Part 2”:
Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. – THIRSTY THURSDAY following the performance with director Charlie Mitchell.
Onstage from Jan. 11 – Feb. 3: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. | Wednesdays at 7 p.m. | Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m. | Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.| Sundays at 2 p.m.
Due to a scheduling conflict, we will be replacing the extension of Facing the Dragon with THE LOST BOYS! We apologize for the short notice, but we are sure this movie won’t disappoint!
This 1987 horror comedy has a star-studded cast including Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, and Corey Haim just to name a few. The story follows two brothers, Michael and Sam, who move to a small California beach town. Soon, Michael’s interest in a local girl gets him involved with a crowd neither of them could have predicted, a gang of vampires.
Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at: thehipp.org
or by calling the Box Office at 352.375.4477
The Hippodrome Theatre Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of illustrations and collage created by women incarcerated at the Florida Women’s Reception Center (FWRC) in Lowell, Fla.
“From the Inside” will run from Jan. 5 – Feb. 10, 2019 with a special reception on Jan. 25 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m at Artwalk.
Since 2013 volunteers of the Journey Daybook organization have taught the process of making illustrated journals to small groups of incarcerated women at the Florida Women’s Reception Center (FWRC) in Lowell, Fla. Journey Daybook pages capture a moment in time, a sight, a sound, a sense, a tiny piece of one person’s perception.
Thirteen gallery artists will be featured in the show: Rozzi Kunz, Jackie Kennedy, Ashley Dizdar, Betty Kirk, Deborah Rice, Latesha Brokenshire. Lori Steele, Heather Bruen, Jamie Davis, Lisa Wisor Serratore, Brandi Murch, Jennifer Graves and Celeste Frotten. Many of the works center around the types of sights and sounds that these women have personally experienced in the justice system.
Visual works range from delicate watercolor landscapes, stream of consciousness poetry, graphic ink illustration and found object collage.
“From the Inside” will run through Feb. 10, 2019. The volunteer staff of the Journey Daybook organization will be present at the Gainesville Artwalk reception on Jan. 25 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday noon till “close of shows,” and by appointment.
For additional information please contact Justine Henry, 352.373.5968 ext.210 email@example.com.
Indulge in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of your regional, professional theatre, and once-courthouse and post office, Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. and discover the Hippodrome Theatre’s hidden legends – but intruders beware!
This ghostly tour is only for the stout of heart (or stout beer if you prefer), and will grant you access to the sights and secrets of the Hipp normally off-limits to mortals. Journey with the Hipp’s resident actor and ghostly host with the most – Bryan Mercer, into the depths of the underworld (Hipp Lower Level), and even venture to the lesser-known third floor where specters have been sighted working daily to keep Gainesville Hipp! Join us and discover more – if you dare!
TIME: Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m.
For tickets call the Box Office at (352)375-4477 or visit https://tickets.thehipp.org/TheatreManager/1/online?event=2019
Bryan Mercer, a Hippodrome Company Actor, was last seen on the Hippodrome Mainstage in “A Christmas Carol” this winter as Bob Cratchit/Future. Prior to that, he played Stefan/Kurt/Jocke in “Let the Right One In,” Benjamin in “Ripcord,” FROG in “A Year With Frog and Toad,” the piano in “Forever Plaid,” Horatio in “Hamlet,” Steve in “Becky’s New Car,” Jane in “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?,” John Merrick in “The Elephant Man,” Mrs. Bumbrake in “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Gibson in “Mr. Burns, a post electric play.” He was musical director for “Toxic Avenger,” “Honky Tonk Angels,” “Winter Wonderettes,” “Avenue Q,” “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” “Trailer Park,” “Trailer Park Christmas, College: The Musical,” and “SHOUT!”
There is no better way to foster your child’s enthusiasm for art and theatre than through after-school classes at the Hippodrome, Mondays from January 28 through March 4, from 4 to 5:45 p.m.
Our after-school series focuses on acting skills, improv and playwriting. Your children will be able to expand their storytelling abilities by developing character study, writing exercises and performance techniques. You won’t want to miss this action-packed and enriching experience, and neither will your kids!
Classes are available for ages 9 – 17.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (352) 373-5968 x 230, or visit thehipp.org/education.
Students will learn how improv can help them unlock creative potential, solve problems, listen and react, and make more effective decisions in this class with Hippodrome Company member Matt Lindsay!
The six-week course begins Monday, Jan. 28, at 6:15 p.m. at the Hippodrome Theatre and meets each Monday through March 4.
Lindsay has utilized his talents onstage and off to develop this series for the Hippodrome Education department. This class is designed for anyone who wants to improve their business and/or interpersonal communication skills.
Each session focuses on a different aspect of these and will work to develop them into strengths.
Sign up here: https://thehipp.org/programs/educational-courses/hippodrome-improv-registration/
The Hippodrome Theatre is proud to partner with the University of Florida School of Music AGAIN to bring the Hippodrome Jazz Series BACK to the Hipp Lower Level! The series will continue every Monday through February.
Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the music is from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
HIPPODROME JAZZ SERIES:
Feb. 11 – Trenton Klaz and Aaron Colverson
Feb. 18 – Richy Stano
Feb. 25 – Brian Stevens and Paul Johnson
Mar. 4 – UF Spring Break (NO GROUP)
Mar. 11 – Erik Abernathy
Mar. 18 – Bill Fote and Ed Legare
Mar. 25 – Vic Donnell
Apr. 8 – Jacare Brazil
Apr. 15 – UF Student Jazz Combo
Apr. 22 – UF Jazz Faculty with Scott Wilson and Clyde Connor
The Hippodrome Jazz series presents a range of jazz musicians who will play select Mondays through the months of February, March, and April 2019.
As a centerpiece of culture in downtown Gainesville, the Hippodrome Theatre is proud to host such talented musicians at the Lower Level and hope that when people think jazz, they come to the Hipp.
Location: The Hippodrome Theatre Lower Level. The entrance is on the East Side of the theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, Downtown Gainesville, 32601.
Call the Box Office at (352)375-4477 for tickets or visit https://tickets.thehipp.org/TheatreManager/1/login?line=1&month=0&year=0&event=0&venue=0&genre=0&presale_coupon=0