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WE ARE A HUB FOR THE ARTISTIC, CULTURAL, AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY IN JACKSON HOLE.


THE CENTER PRESENTS

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE DECEMBER 14 - APRIL 20 THE CENTER THEATER $12 - $20* *Includes $2 processing fee

HAMLET DECEMBER 14 | 7 PM

THE AUDIENCE JANUARY 10 | 7 PM

SKYLIGHT FEBRUARY 4 | 7 PM

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES MARCH 7 | 7 PM

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE APRIL 20 | 7 PM


National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. The company has since broadcast more than twenty other productions live from the National Theatre, and on occasion other theaters in the UK and around the world. Though each live broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time. Satellites allow the productions to be broadcast live, without delay, to cinemas throughout the UK as well as many European venues. Other venues view the broadcasts ‘as live’ according to their time zone, or at a later date. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE AT THE CENTER IS FUNDED WITH SUPPORT FROM PAMELA AND SCOTT GIBSON, THE JAQUITH FAMILY FOUNDATION, AND MARGERY AND EDGAR MASINTER.


THE CENTER PRESENTS

BRETT DENNEN DECEMBER 16_7 PM THE CENTER THEATER $37-$47* *Plus $2 Vendini fee

Brett Dennen creates folk-pop music that draws from his influences of classic Americana singer-songwriters. Rolling Stone described Dennen’s 2013 album Smoke and Mirrors as, “cheerful, hook-heavy…[shifting] gracefully from lilting, breezy pop to heartfelt balladry.” NPR praised him, calling him, “capable of cranking out big, beautiful pop songs… [capturing] both the ornate and the simple.” Brett has always found inspiration beyond his music as well. A talented visual artist and watercolorist, he’s incorporated his paintings into his shows, and into his relationship with fans. He’s climbed Everest and Kilimanjaro, guitar in hand, in support of several important non-profits, including The Impact Plan and the Love Hope Strength Foundation. And his unique taste and appreciation for food and drink is now on display through the launch of his new venture Dennen Wines. Brett’s irresistible spirit runs through it all.


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RHYTHMIC CIRCUS: FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW DECEMBER 28_7 PM THE CENTER THEATER $53 - $69* *Plus $2 Vendini Fee

Home-grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with “FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW.” “Heatbox” the human beatbox, joins the swingin’ seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain. It’s easy to see why the this troupe was a 2012 winner of the Edinburgh Festival “Spirit of the Fringe” Award. In this joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance, you’ll be jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat! “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” premiered in August 2008 at the Ritz Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when the group’s dancers and founders joined forces with the seven Twin Cities’ heavyweight musicians. Together, they integrated an inventive style of rapid-fire tap with a variety of musical genres to create a show that presents a wildly creative view into the indomitable power of the human spirit.


THE CENTER AND PERFECT MOMENT ENTERTAINMENT CO-PRESENT

DON’T CRACK UNDER PRESSURE DECEMBER 29_7 PM THE CENTER THEATER $18* *Plus $2 Vendini Fee

Thierry Donard has completed another aroundthe-world journey with his camera, bringing us right into awe-inspiring natural settings where men and women carry out incredible feats. From the most beautiful snowy alpine faces to the peaks towering above the Norwegian fjords, from the waves of Fakarava to proximityfly above the glaciers to the heart of Swiss Alps. Skiers, snowboarders, wingsuit pilots, and surfers all have one thing in common: the desire to reach the goals they set for themselves, sometimes at the price of waiting months for various weather criteria to converge, and all this in a time when nature is becoming more and more chaotic.


THE CENTER PRESENTS

THE MOTH: MAINSTAGE JANUARY 29_7 PM THE CENTER THEATER $55 - $75* *Plus $2 Vendini Fee

The Moth: Mainstage features true, personal stories by luminaries in the arts and sciences, among many others. Each show features five carefully selected storytellers who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors. The Moth: Mainstage is a staple of the literary and art scenes in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, and a continuing presence across the U.S. and beyond. Partners have included public radio stations, non-profit organizations and international arts festivals. We’ve even joined forces with the U.S. State Department to produce Mainstage shows in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and Podgorica, Montenegro.


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BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN FEBRUARY 5_7 PM THE CENTER THEATER $54 - $67* *Plus $2 Vendini Fee

Sure, in the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset by limitations. But when the banjo players cast in those roles are Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck—she with the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, he with the virtuosic, jazz-toclassical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots— it’s a different matter entirely. There’s no denying that theirs is a one-of-a-kind pairing, with oneof-a-kind possibilities. Fleck and Washburn have collaborated in the past, most visibly in their Sparrow Quartet with Casey Driessen and Ben Sollee. Until last fall, though, any performances they gave as a two-piece were decidedly informal, a pickin’ party here, a benefit show at Washburn’s grandmother’s Unitarian church there. It was inevitable and eagerly anticipated by fans of tradition-tweaking acoustic fare that these partners in music and life (who married in 2009) would eventually do a full-fledged project together.


THE CENTER PRESENTS

GRACE POTTER FEBRUARY 8_8 PM THE CENTER THEATER SOLD OUT!

Citing Miles Davis, Dylan, the Beatles, Bowie, Blondie and Beck as prime examples, Potter says she is drawn to artists who make sonic leaps from record to record—a notion she has explored throughout her career. For an artist who has built a devoted fan base through her electrifying live show, Potter seems hell-bent on breaking out of the box when it comes to studio work. She refuses to be defined by a single genre. Over the last three years, she has seamlessly transitioned from collaborating with the Flaming Lips, for a Tim Burton film, to songwriting and producing for soundtracks and theme songs for film and TV, to multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated country duets with her friend Kenny Chesney, to most recently joining The Rolling Stones on stage for an inspired rendition of “Gimme Shelter.” “The bands and artists that captivate me,” Grace Potter explains, “are the ones who are always pushing it, always taking risks. A great musician can shine in any genre. I refuse to make the same kind of record over and over— that’s not how art works for me. The worst thing an artist can do,” she asserts, “is what is expected of them.”


THE CENTER PRESENTS

AN EVENING WITH GARRISON KEILLOR FEBRUARY 28 _7 PM THE CENTER THEATER SOLD OUT!

One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. Keillor is also the host of the daily radio and online program, The Writer’s Almanac, and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places. A best-selling author, Keillor has published more than two dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and Homegrown Democrat. Keillor has also been honored with the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Offering insight and stories from his journey as one of America’s greatest storytellers, Keillor captivates audiences with his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom.


THE CENTER PRESENTS

AN EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT & ROBERT EARL KEEN MARCH 16_7 PM THE CENTER THEATER $129 ALL SEATS *Plus $2 Vendini Fee

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a conventiondefying manner that breaks down barriers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician. Now three-decades on from the release of his debut album, Robert Earl Keen remains as committed to and inspired by his muse as ever. And as for accruing recognition, well, he’s done alright on that front, too; from his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he’s blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world.


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ELVIS COSTELLO APRIL 13_7 PM THE CENTER THEATER $149 - $189 *Plus $2 Vendini Fee

Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 30 years. He is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. However, he has also entered into acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, guitarist Bill Frisell, composer Roy Nathanson, The Charles Mingus Orchestra, record producer and songwriter T Bone Burnett and Allen Toussaint.


DECEMBER

14

MONDAY_DECEMBER 14

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: HAMLET THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

16

WEDNESDAY_DECEMBER 16

BRETT DENNEN THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

19

SATURDAY_DECEMBER 19

JACKSON HOLE COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT JACKSON HOLE COMMUNITY BAND | THE CENTER THEATER

28 29

MONDAY_DECEMBER 28

RHYTHMIC CIRCUS: FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

TUESDAY_DECEMBER 29

DON’T CRACK UNDER PRESSURE FILM PREMIERE THE CENTER AND PERFECT MOMENT ENTERTAINMENT | THE CENTER THEATER

TICKETS 307.733.4900 / JHCENTERFORTHEARTS.ORG


JANUARY

10

SUNDAY_JANUARY 10

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE AUDIENCE THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

14

THURSDAY_JANUARY 14

CHAMBER MIXER HOSTED BY THE CENTER | THE CENTER THEATER LOBBY

20

WEDNESDAY_JANUARY 20

THINK WY GATHERING: ART AND ACTIVISM II WYOMING HUMANITIES COUNCIL, COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER AND THE CENTER | THE CENTER THEATER LOBBY

“THE LATINO STORY: THEN AND NOW” EXHIBIT OPENING WYOMING HUMANITIES COUNCIL, THINK WY, THE AWARENESS PROJECT AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER THE CENTER THEATER GALLERY

29

FRIDAY_JANUARY 29

THE MOTH: MAINSTAGE THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER


JANUARY_FEBRUARY

30

SATURDAY_JANUARY 30

MADAME X GALA OFF SQUARE THEATRE COMPANY | THE CENTER THEATER AND LOBBY

4

THURSDAY_FEBRUARY 4

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: SKYLIGHT THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

5

FRIDAY_FEBRUARY 5

BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

8

MONDAY_FEBRUARY 8

GRACE POTTER THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

26 27

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY_FEBRUARY 26 / 27

MARY POPPINS OFF SQUARE THEATRE COMPANY | THE CENTER THEATER

TICKETS 307.733.4900 / JHCENTERFORTHEARTS.ORG


FEBRUARY_MARCH

28

SUNDAY_FEBRUARY 28

AN EVENING WITH GARRISON KEILLOR THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

4

FRIDAY_MARCH 4

WHODUNNIT?! ANONYMOUS ART SHOW AND SALE ART ASSOCIATION OF JACKSON HOLE | THE CENTER THEATER LOBBY

7

MONDAY_MARCH 7

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES THE CENTER | THE CENTER THEATER LOBBY

16

WEDNESDAY_MARCH 16

AN EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT AND ROBERT EARL KEEN THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

18

FRIDAY_MARCH 18

JUNIOR REPERTORY COMPANY SPRING SHOWING DANCERS’ WORKSHOP | DANCERS’ WORKSHOP STUDIO 1


APRIL_MAY

13

WEDNESDAY_APRIL 13

ELVIS COSTELLO THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

19

TUESDAY_APRIL 19 THROUGH SATURDAY_APRIL 30

IRISH THEATRE RESIDENCY OFF SQUARE THEATRE COMPANY | BLACK BOX THEATER

20

WEDNESDAY_APRIL 20

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE THE CENTER PRESENTS | THE CENTER THEATER

29 30 14

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY_APRIL 29 / 30

NEW DANCES, NEW CHOREOGRAPHERS DANCERS’ WORKSHOP | DANCERS’ WORKSHOP STUDIO 1

SATURDAY_MAY 14

PROGRESS PERFORMANCE DANCERS’ WORKSHOP | THE CENTER THEATER

TICKETS 307.733.4900 / JHCENTERFORTHEARTS.ORG


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS CH AIRMA N DON OPATRNY

AGNES BOURN E

JI M M O S E S

C L A R E PAY N E S Y M M O N S

VI CE CHAIR MAN PAT TY L UM M I S

HAL BURROU G H S

L A R RY P E R L M A N

B I L L WAT E R M A N

SECRETARY JENNY FEL SI NGER

PEGGY GI L DAY

S T E V E RYA N

BRENDA WYLIE

TREAS UR ER VALERIE BROW N

J J HEALY

LISA SAMFORD

NONA YEHIA

AM ANDA M OO R E

K E I T H S T O LT Z


THE CENTER FUND The Center Fund was established in 2014 to address The Center’s fundraising needs. Current priorities include repayment of the organization’s outstanding debt from its capital campaign, growing the annual fund, and building endowment in support of programming and facility maintenance.

TICKETS Tickets are available at jhcenterforthearts.org and The Center Box Office (307.733.4900) located at 265 South Cache Street. The Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12 pm to 5 pm, and two hours prior to ticketed performances.

THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS Many thanks to our dedicated volunteer ushers who play a vital role in the success of programming on our creative campus. The Center’s volunteers strive to accommodate every patron that enters the theater in a pleasant and efficient manner. They ensure the patrons’ safety, enhance the patrons’ experience at The Center, and encourage the community’s curiosity in the arts, education, and culture.

PARKING FOR CENTER EVENTS Free parking is available in the multi-level parking structure on the corner of Milward and Simpson Streets. Parking is also available in the public lot on the north side of the theater and street-side on Cache and Glenwood Streets. Curbside drop-off is available in front of the theater or on Cache Street. Carpooling and use of the public START Bus is encouraged.

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