The Apollo Theater
We’re celebrating our 85th anniversary with some wonderful, low-cost programs that your organization’s staff, clients, students, and community may be interested in:
1. Family Showtime: Dance Theatre of Harlem is 50!
Saturday, February 16th at 1 pm
Tickets start at $10
Renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Apollo for a very special presentation of its legendary lecture demonstration. See what goes into making a dancer, the elements of a dance, the links between popular dance and ballet, and how it all comes together to make magic. A few students will even get a chance to show off their moves on stage! Tickets are $10 for children under 12 and groups of 10 or more.
2. Amateur Night: Season Opener ft. Special Guest Raheem DeVaughn
Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $8.50
Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage.
3. Apollo Live Wire: Mr. Soul!
Thursday, February 21st at 6:30 pm
Race Music weekend at the Apollo will kick off with a free screening of Mr. SOUL! From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. The groundbreaking PBS series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.