“...when it comes to historic venues presenting modern shows,
it’s hard to beat Northampton’s Academy of Music Theatre.”
– George Lenker, The Republican
“I Am Big Bird” featuring a Q&A with Caroll & Debra Spinney
Friday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
BIG BIRD IS COMING TO NORTHAMPTON!
Four Sundays in February 2016 Winter Festival Event #2
The Northampton Arts Council invites you to a special film presentation of “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story” on Friday February 12th. The film will be followed by a Q&A session at which Mr. Spinney, his wife Debra and a very special guest will be discussing their journey and answering questions.
Richard Thompson plus Joyce Andersen
Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 pm
Renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson has had an unparalleled career now spanning five decades, from his formative years in seminal folk-rock alchemists Fairport Convention to his acclaimed solo work.
A recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Mojo’s Les Paul Award, Richard Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen of England’s 2011 New Year Honours List.
Opening Act: Joyce Andersen
SON OF THE SHEIK
Wednesday, December 30 at 7:00 pm
with live accompaniment performed by the Alloy Orchestra
CELEBRATE VALENTINO’S DAY AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC IN NORTHAMPTON
SON OF THE SHEIK is a classic 1926 silent film starring Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky. The ALLOY ORCHESTRA, “The best in the world at accompanying silent films.” (Roger Ebert), will play their newly composed score to the recently released 2K digital restoration of the film. SON OF THE SHEIK is Rudolph Valentino’s last and greatest film.
Monday, February 15 at 1:30 pm until
Friday, February 19 at 1:30 pm
Taking place during Public School February vacation week, KidsBestFest is a FREE dedicated kid’s film festival that includes movie that are not screened at the chain theaters along with kid’s movies from other countries. The week of movies culminates on Friday with YouthFilm. A festival of films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers, the aspiring filmmakers get together to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen.
Saturday, February 20 at 6:30 and 9 pm
25 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country — stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.
Bob Zany with the Boston Globe wrote: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.” Audience members may put it a little less elegantly: “I peed my pants.”
Academy of Music Theatre's
Season Series programs
supported in part by the
Massachusetts Cultural Council