Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is the touching and human story of a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks— in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. What begins as an antagonistic relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance. A comedy with music and dance, the play also addresses the serious issues of ageism and intolerance.
Since its Los Angeles premiere in 2001 and its Broadway opening in 2003, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks has been translated into 14 languages and has enjoyed tremendous success both nationally and internationally. Directed by Deanna Ross and starring talented local actors Rosemary Luke and Lewis Rhames, this production marks the play’s Monterey Peninsula debut.
Tickets are $20, available through brownpapertickets.com, or call 831-644-9613 for reservations.
Preview: Wednesday, February 14th at 7:30PM – 2 for 1 ticket price.
Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17, 23 & 24, and March 2 & 3 – Evening performances begin at 7:30PM.
Sunday, February 18, 25, and March 4 – Matinee performances begin at 2:00PM.
Thinking Out Loud, an exhibition of Monterey County high school student art, will open March 3rd with a reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Student art-work in a wide-range of media — from painting, drawing, ink-relief, sculpture and collage — will be on display in our main gallery through March 24th, 2018.
Thinking Out Loud is made possible, in part, through grants from the Arts Council for Monterey County, and funding from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, Community Foundation for Monterey County, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, Carmel-by-the-Sea Rotary, Volunteer Services for Monterey County, and the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Store.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m.
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is located at the corners of 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel. For more information, call (831) 624-7491.