Artist Series: World on a StringSunday, Feb. 26, 4:00 PM
Irina Fainkichen and Tara Novak present "World on a String." The performance will feature music from around the world, including Irish, Hungarian, Romanian, American, and Gypsy tunes.
Tara Novak is a multi-genre acoustic and electric violinist and vocalist. In addition to being a dynamic solo performer, Tara is also an active composer, arranger, and orchestrator.
Irina Fainkichen is a busy freelance violinist in the Greater Boston area. She was concertmaster of San Francisco's Russian Chamber Orchestra for many years, appearing as soloist numerous times. Currently, she is a member of Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of Brockton Symphony Orchestra, and co-founder of "Flying Hearts" duo, which performs in a number of musical genres including Jazz, Klezmer and classic American tunes.
Tea service will be available in the lobby.
Tickets: Adults $20;
BLACK BOX Jazz
Big Band Brunch with Kenny Hadley Big Band
Sun., March 5, 11:30 AM
The critically-acclaimed 16-piece ensemble, led by drummer Kenny Hadley, boasts masterful musicians with performance ties to Big Band legends Woody Herman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich and more. The Kenny Hadley Big Band has shared the stage with such notables as the Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra and has hosted guest soloists including Clark Terry and Louie Bellson. Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with music beginning at noon.
Tickets: Big Band Only: $20; Big Band and Brunch $12
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, March 11, 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 12, 2 PM
Friday, March 17, 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 18, 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 19, 2 PM
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
This "tale as old as time" is family theatre at its best!
Electric Youth 2017
Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM
Electric Youth 2017 returns to THE BLACK BOX, offering family entertainment with music for all ages! Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, EY delivers high-energy music, including contemporary pop, classic rock, Broadway and country hits. The EY show at THE BLACK BOX will feature fully choreographed performances of The Black Crowes, Michael Bublé, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Colbie Caillat, Carrie Underwood, The Who, Guns N' Roses, and more!
THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series
The Jennifer Tefft Band
Saturday, March 25, 8 PM
Catch award winning Alt-Rock singer-songwriter Jennifer Tefft and her band as they celebrate the release of their 5th CD, the first in over 10 years! A Boston Music Award nominee, and 4 time Local Music Award winner, Tefft is a fired up, energizing presence who pulls earthy music from its roots and breathes fresh, soulful, rock and roll life into them. Her music combines intense rhythms with melancholy textures and haunting vocals that wind easily from darkly ethereal to outspoken, creating her own brand of Gritty-Lush Alternative Rock.
Together with her band, guitarist John Parrillo, drummer Phil Antoniades and bassist Jeff St. Pierre, Tefft has toured the country playing clubs and opening for national acts like Aerosmith, her music has been heard on several TV shows including CSI, MTV, Stargate Universe, One Life To Live, The Young & The Restless and many others. Celebrate the release of this new, edgy, deeply personal CD in Jenn's hometown!
With Special Guest Grand Evolution.
The Magic of Broadway in Downtown Franklin!
Sunday, March 26, 3 PM
The magic of 42nd Street comes to Boston's MetroWest suburbs as stars and students share the stage! Don't miss this Broadway revue of show-stopping numbers from the Great White Way. Broadway in Franklin features Broadway headliners and appearances by musical theater students from the Franklin School for the Performing Arts and by Electric Youth.
Coming in April!
THE BLACK BOX Presents
The Fat City Band
Friday, April 7, 8 PM
James Montgomery Friday, April 14, 8 PM
Franklin Performing Arts Company Presents
The Crucible April 28, 29, 30
Franklin School for the Performing Arts Presents All Student Productions