Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London.
Mistaken identities, disguises, and love triangles: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night sees the great playwright blending his comic and dramatic devices with masterful dexterity. This deliriously enjoyable romantic comedy is presented by one of the oldest touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world, Actors From The London Stage.
Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble & Hasmik Harutyunyan present GORANI: Lullabies and Love Songs to Lost Homelands
Founded in 1979 as an offshoot of the Westwind International Folk Ensemble, Kitka began as a grassroots group of amateur singers from diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds who shared a passion for the stunning dissonances, asymmetric rhythms, intricate ornamentation, and resonant strength of traditional Eastern European women’s vocal music.
Drummer and composer Kendrick Scott kicked off his Blue Note contract four years ago with We Are The Drum, earning rave reviews and reiterating how Oracle, Scott’s long-running working group, is one of the most thoughtfully powerful jazz bands of its generation.
Experience the Exceptional...Expect the Unexpected! Transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen, and television.
Join us for an interactive talk with Sonia Nazario, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist for The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. Her stories and articles have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, imimigration.
Join us for Kaleidoscope! an annual live show presented by the talented performers of SJSU's School of Music and Dance!
Playing works by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven, the Steinway Society is proud to present prize-winning Ukrainian-American pianist Anna Dmytrenko.
The 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner, Quiana Lynell infuses her classical training with her gospel upbringing and approaches jazz as a storyteller. Her mesmerizing performances can only come about because Quiana believes every word that journeys from her soul. She hits every note with perfect timing and impeccable pitch. If Sam Cooke were alive to hear her performance of his classic, “A Change is Gonna Come,” he might say, “yeah…that is what I meant.”
El Libro Centroamericano De Los Muertos / The Central American Book of the Dead: A Bilingual Reading and Conversation with Mexican Poet Balam Rodrigo
Balam Rodrigo, an acclaimed poet and dynamic speaker from Chiapas, Mexico, joins us in November for a bilingual public event at the Hammer Theatre and a day-long creative writing workshop in Spanish, co-sponsored by the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center.
Undocumented students share their story in the Dreamer Project, a verbatim theatre piece created from interviews with SJSU students. Follow these young people on their continuing journeys from Mexico and Central America and learn about the issues surrounding those who seek to find a home in the U.S..
How is Christmas celebrated in the Southwest? With traditional carols playedby a mariachi of course! And this November, Mariachi Sol de Mexico®, with the blazing sounds of its 13-piece ensemble, brings to life a festive, joyous holiday celebration.
The Department of Film and Theatre's School Touring Ensemble Program (STEP) presents its theatrical production of Bang Bang You're Dead! written by William Mastrosimone and directed by Buddy Butler, to help enable and empower students to put an end to the escalating trend of violence and bullying in schools today.
The SJSU Jazz Orchestra mixes a mainstream jazz repertoire with holiday classics in Cool Yule. Celebrate the start of the season with this concert of contemporary jazz for large ensemble.
Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. For the 2018-19 season, Storm performs her one-woman autobiographical musical memoir Crazy Enough, a “ballsy, heartbreaking, hysterical tour de force.” (Chelsea Cain)
Our story begins at a festive holiday party hosted by young Clara, her brother Fritz, and their family in San Jose at the turn of the last century. Meet fascinating Uncle Nikola and his electric gifts, including electric lighting for the home, an arc lamp, and a large electric coil that rivals the power of lightning itself.
My Very First Nutcracker is a special one-hour classical ballet presentation of The San Jose Nutcracker suitable for our youngest audiences, including children and toddlers of all ages. My Very First Nutcracker features the first act of The San Jose Nutcracker, including a festive holiday party hosted by young Clara, her brother Fritz, and their family in San Jose at the turn of the last century. Meet fascinating Uncle Nikola and his electric gifts, including electric lighting for the home,…
Shannon Wild has been charged by an elephant, bitten by snakes and lizards, and pinned by a cheetah, but her most difficult assignment may be filming a rare and elusive black panther in southern India.
FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic, and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invites you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to blow away everything in its path.
Bioengineer and research diver Kakani Katija takes you deep into the midwaters of the ocean—one of the least explored ecosystems on our planet—and shares how its inhabitants could lead to breakthroughs in bio-inspired design.
Few musicians embody the spontaneous energy of jazz like Matt Wilson. The New York-based drummer combines buoyant zeal, idiosyncratic style, infectious humor, joyous swing, and an indomitable spirit of surprise.
For nearly five decades, MUMMENSCHANZ has been the epitome of contemporary mask theater worldwide, crossing language barriers and cultures. Without spoken word, purely visually, and completely without music and set design, only with masks and bodies against a black background, the artists appear.
From North Korea to Cuba, David Guttenfelder has gained unprecedented, intimate access to nations isolated by politics, using his cameras to examine the way people really live and making connections around the world through social media.
Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, explores the reigns of powerful ancient queens to illuminate a time when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these strong female leaders were considered exceptions to the rule, but their power and influence is undeniable.
Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.
Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM
Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)