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Show Guide for An Evening with Groucho Marx

Where did the trademark mustache originate? Read the story and more about the legendary wit of Groucho Marx, "America's most gifted funny man."

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Show Guide for Ralph Stanley and Cherryholmes

New to bluegrass? Learn about the history and instruments of bluegrass music as well as background on Ralph Stanley and Cherryholmes.

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Show Guide for Jigu: Thunder Drums of China

Introduction to musical performance in China and types of Chinese drumming

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Show Guide for As You Like It

New to this show? Our performance guide explains plot, sources and more.

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Show Guide for Mariachi Christmas

Learn about the history, dancing, instruments and clothing behind one of Popejoy's most loved performances of the year.

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Show Guide for The Wedding Singer

Totally awesome blast from the past!

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Show Guide for Sister’s Christmas Catechism

A guide and "Catholic Glossary" to the irreverently hilarious and wildly successful show from Chicago.

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Show Guide for Peking Acrobats

A guide to the history of a nearly 3,000 year old traditional form of Chinese performance. Plus, an insider peek at tricks and skills of the acrobats.

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Show Guide for Pilobolus

From what some thought would be an "easy A" dance class at Dartmouth College, emerged an acrobatic modern dance company fusing athletics, science and the body. Learn more about Pilobolus.

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Show Guide for ZooZoo

Come with Imago Theatre to a world of live human animation, where fantasy and ultra-realistic illusion delight the imagination.

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Show Guide for Swan Lake

Did you know ballet began in Italy? Learn how Moscow soon became a thriving center for ballet and peruse a guide to Swan Lake.

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Show Guide for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

An overview of courtship practices through the ages and a history of this musical comedy

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Show Guide for Jungle Jack Hanna

Who is Jungle Jack Hanna? Learn about the passion for wildlife that makes "Jungle Jack" such a well-loved ambassador for the animal kingdom.

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Show Guide for Harlem Gospel Choir

A brief history of gospel music and the founding of the Harlem Gospel Choir

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Show Guide for Cabaret

Learn about cabaret culture and the origins of the Kit Kat Club

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Show Guide for Ballet Folklórico de México

A guide to the culture, traditions and legends reflected in folkloric dance

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Show Guide for Forever Tango

Discover the history of tango and learn more about Forever Tango's creator, Luis Bravo.

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Show Guide for Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Never heard of Ladysmith Black Mambazo? Read about some of their accomplishments in the past 40 years of performing.

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Show Guide for Three Mo Tenors

These classically trained, multi-talented operatic tenors can do it all. They have mastered opera as well as jazz, gospel, soul, spirituals, New School, Broadway, rock and the blues.

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Show Guide for Diavolo

Diavolo’s signature dramatic movement integrates the human body with its surroundings in dynamic ways. Diavolo is comprised of dancers, gymnasts, rock climbers, and actors.

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Show Guide for Riverdance

Don't miss the farewell tour!

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Show Guide for Ed Asner in FDR

FDR explores the life of one of America’s best-loved presidents and the events and decisions that shaped a nation. This powerful play follows the iconic president as he reflects on his years in office.

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Show Guide for Of Mice and Men

About John Steinbeck and the Great Depression context of this show

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Show Guide for Jesus Christ Superstar

Rock rhythm and rollicking choreography paradoxically communicate humble themes of love and acceptance in this Tony-nominated musical.

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Show Guide for The Wizard of Oz

Little Dorothy Gale from Kansas is swept to the magical land of Oz in the stage version of the beloved family musical.

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Show Guide for Beauty and Beast

Disney’s beloved animated movie Beauty and the Beast comes to life in this Tony Award®-nominated musical.

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Show Guide for Benise-The Spanish Guitar

The music of Benise’s Spanish guitar, combined with dancers, cirque performers and African drummers, transports the audience to Spain, Cuba, Brazil, the Mediterranean and Africa.

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Show Guide for Drumline Live!

DRUMLine Live was created to embody the soulful, high-stepping style of the HBCU–Historically Black Colleges and Universities–marching band experience.

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2014-2015 Performance Guides

Show guides for Ovation Series performances in the 2014-2015 Popejoy Presents season.

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