“You feel very close to the artists. It’s one of the many things that both the audience and the artists love about the Schimmel Center: It’s warm, it’s welcoming, it’s intimate.” – Martin Kagan, Assistant Vice President, Cultural Affairs
Schimmel Center is a hidden gem, a performing arts center for everyone. We push boundaries and bring together generations through a diverse lineup of world-class artists who seek to educate, inspire, provoke, and entertain.
This season, we are excited to offer an array of world premieres and inaugural events, from the first annual Crossing Bridges Music Fest, that celebrates traditional and modern Americana with contemporary singer-songwriters and legacy artists, to a modern premiere dance piece calling glenn by Ate9 with music composition and percussion by Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, to the premiere of Fearless: B-Sides with Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez.
We are building on the success of our comedy series by adding more artists to the lineup, including veteran comedians Caroline Rhea and Louie Anderson and rising star Hari Kondabolu. You won’t want to miss Comedy Central’s The Daily Show’s Ronny Chieng and Dulcé Sloan.
We have added documentaries to our season this year with the critically acclaimed Sacred and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. We will enhance this experience by presenting a Q & A after Sacred with Executive Producer William F. Baker and after Abacus with members of the film’s Sung family.