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April 2019

Urinetown

The SJSU School of Music and Dance and Department of Film and Theatre presents its spring production, the Tony Award-winning musical satire Urinetown. Don't miss it! In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets.

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
April 27 @ 7:30 pm
May 1 @ 11:00 am
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
May 3 @ 7:30 pm
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
May 5 @ 1:00 pm
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The Mama Dragon Monologues

The Mama Dragon Monologues is a moving and timely new play made from the real words of Mormon mothers about their LGBTQ kids. It explores, in their own words, the thoughts and feelings of Mormon mothers torn between faith and their love for an LGBTQ child.

April 29 @ 7:30 pm
April 30 @ 3:00 pm
April 30 @ 7:30 pm
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May 2019

Leonard Bernstein’s MASS

Leonard Bernstein's MASS: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers features over 200 students from the School of Music and Dance in a unique and remarkable production.

May 10 @ 7:30 pm
May 12 @ 2:00 pm
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Deva Premal & Miten with Manose

The Wings of Mantra World Tour 2019 will feature the Seven Chakra Gayatri Mantra from their latest album, DEVA along with Miten's songs of spiritual awakening, taken from his TEMPLE AT MIDNIGHT album.

May 13 @ 7:30 pm
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Mireya Mayor: Pink Boots and a Machete

A scientist, anthropologist, primatologist, and National Geographic explorer, Dr. Mireya Mayor believes in exploring audaciously. On any given day, that could mean being charged by gorillas, chased by elephants, or bitten by poisonous insects.

May 15 @ 7:30 pm
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México Mágico

Silicon Valley's premier Mexican dance troupe, Grupo Folklorico Los Laurales Company, provides quality Mexican folk history through the art of dance.

May 17 @ 7:00 pm
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
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Hear Her Song – Carla Canales

The Canales Project (TCP) returns to San José’s Hammer Theatre Center, presenting the second edition of Hear Her Song in partnership with City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs. A musical celebration of extraordinary women, the project honors the achievements of distinguished women through new songs inspired by their words.

May 19 @ 4:00 pm
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San Jose Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Chamber Orchestra is one of the San Jose Youth Symphony’s premiere ensembles alongside the Philharmonic Orchestra. It is for musicians of high-school age at the advanced musical level. Rehearsals focus on the full orchestra as well as small chamber music groups coached by professional musicians.

May 19 @ 5:00 pm
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San José Dance Theatre’s The Firebird

San José Dance Theatre presents its spring showcase featuring The Firebird and other classical and contemporary dance pieces.

May 25 @ 2:00 pm
May 25 @ 7:30 pm
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June 2019
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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – Screening

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, captured live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre.

June 2 @ 2:00 pm
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Studio PAV presents UP10TION

Since their debut, UP10TION has garnered attention with their unique concepts and charming members. The Hammer Theatre is excited to present UP10TION as part of their North American "Laberinto" tour!

June 7 @ 8:00 pm
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Philippine Ballet Theatre

Philippine Ballet Theatre debuts in the U.S.A. with "Filipino Masterpieces" and “Serye at Sayaw”, a special concert featuring a unique cultivation of music and dance inspired by Philippine-American culture, history, and heritage.

June 8 @ 2:30 pm
June 8 @ 7:30 pm
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Duende — Carla Canales

An evening devoted to the exploration of Duende, a concept introduced by Federico Garcia Lorca and based in Latin culture, described as both dark and a source of energy and inspiration.

June 8 @ 7:00 pm
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Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys Experience

Come along on a Surfin' Safari Concert — All Beach Boys, All the Time! Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys Experience has played to packed houses and standing ovations since 2007.

June 9 @ 4:00 pm
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Stratford Festival’s Coriolanus — Screening

Staged at Stratford Festival and named on many 2018 year-end critics "best of" lists, the Stratford Festival’s “riveting” and “exhilarating” (The New York Times) production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, has been called “the show of the decade... a landmark production for the Stratford Festival. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live for the Stratford Festival.

June 13 @ 7:00 pm
June 16 @ 2:00 pm
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Ballet Folklórico Fuego Nuevo

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo Inc. presents: "Al Son Que Me Toquen" featuring 50 of their spectacular students, 40 professional dancers, and guest artists Mariachi Mi Tierra and Martin Rivera, a Mexican Charro with traditional rope maneuvers. Don't miss it! ¡No te lo puedes perder!

June 29 @ 2:00 pm
June 29 @ 7:00 pm
June 30 @ 2:00 pm
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July 2019

Small Island — Screening

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas—filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre.

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
July 21 @ 2:00 pm
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Little Black Dress

Using hilarious improv, catchy songs, and a heartfelt story, Little Black Dress! has made audiences across the globe laugh, cry, and party!

July 24 @ 8:00 pm
July 25 @ 8:00 pm
July 26 @ 8:00 pm
July 27 @ 4:00 pm
July 27 @ 8:00 pm
July 28 @ 2:00 pm
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August 2019

Stratford Festival’s The Tempest — Screening

“Magic is in the air” (Broadway World) in the Stratford Festival’s latest production of Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest, “an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes” (The New York Times). NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at the Stratford Festival.

August 1 @ 7:00 pm
August 4 @ 2:00 pm
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All About Eve — Screening

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth, and identity never seems to get old. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at London’s National Theatre.

August 22 @ 7:00 pm
August 25 @ 2:00 pm
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October 2019

SiriusXM’s The Coffee House Tour featuring Joshua Radin & The Weepies!

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Joshua Radin and iconic indie duo The Weepies will be teaming up this fall in a tour presented by Sirius XM's Coffee House with special guest Lily Kershaw.

October 11 @ 7:30 pm
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January 2020

Shannon Wild: Pursuit of the Black Panther

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.

January 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
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February 2020

Kakani Katija: Designed by Nature

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.

February 12 @ 7:30 pm
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April 2020

David Guttenfelder — A Rare Look: North Korea to Cuba

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.

April 1 @ 7:30 pm
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May 2020

Kara Cooney: When Women Ruled the World

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.

May 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
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Location

Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.

Parking

Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

Public Transit

Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)