Performing Arts

Kim Burns
February 2, 2023 by Stewart Ikeda
As we prepare for the long awaited return of The Concord Film Project, we met up with Kim Burns, CFP co-founder and 2022 Stewardship of the Arts Awardee, to get insight into how she curates her films and what she hopes the return of CFP will bring to the community.The Umbrella Arts Center: It's been almost three years since The Concord... Keep Reading »
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Julia Deter
November 10, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
“In these dangerous times, where it seems the world is ripping apart at the seams, we can all learn how to survive from those who stare death squarely in the face everyday. [We] should reach out to each other and bond as a community rather than hide from the terrors of life at the end of the millennium.” Jonathan Larson, written shortly before his... Keep Reading »
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Lake Street Dive's Rachael Price photographed by Ron Mann
June 10, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
On Thursday, June 9, music students and educators from area high schools and conservatories were treated to an intimate and insightful masterclass discussion with genre-crossing chart toppers, Lake Street Dive.Held in The Umbrella’s recently constructed Main Stage Theater 144 at 40 Stow Street in Concord, the class kicked off with the five-member band performing two... Keep Reading »
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Pascale Florestal
May 15, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
The following notes by director Pascale Florestal and dramaturg Abraham Rebollo-Trujillo appear in the playbill for The Umbrella Stage Company's production of The Colored Museum, running May 20-June 5, 2022. The production is being presented in parallel to and collaboratively with The Colored Museum: Past, Present, Future, a visual arts exhibition curated... Keep Reading »
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Scenic Design Concepts for Head Over Heels
April 13, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella is thrilled to welcome back Set Designer Janie Howland to bring the boisterous world of Head Over Heels to life.  As the production gets ready to open on Friday night, April 15, we were lucky to grab a few minutes together…and a sneak peek of the magic happening behind the scenes. Janie had to get back to the stage quickly so we asked her 3 questions in... Keep Reading »
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Head Over Heels cast shots by Gillian Mariner-Gordon
April 13, 2022 by Pam Ellertson
Article by Pam Ellertson Hitting The Umbrella’s stage April 15th is Jeff Whitty’s juke box musical Head Over Heels, which juxtaposes some of the Go-Go’s most iconic pop-punk classics against a book originally published in 1593 -- an unexpected pairing to say the least. But after watching an earlier production of the two-act show and finding it impossible to go... Keep Reading »
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January 6, 2022 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella continues to closely monitor our public health environment and maintains a commitment to keep the health and safety of our community of artists, audiences, teachers and students at the forefront of all our planning. In light of the rapidly evolving environment and heightened levels of caution, we have made the decision to reschedule the remainder of our 2021-... Keep Reading »
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December 13, 2021 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella has been thrilled to once again welcome audiences back to our theater! Although enhanced safety COVID safety measures have meant a night at the theater looks and feels a little different, the pleasure of coming together for live concerts and shows is unmistakable, for audiences and artists alike.Planning the season, The Umbrella Stage Company thought long and... Keep Reading »
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November 18, 2021 by Rachel Olson
In a new video by Ryan Malyar, opening weekend audiences share their reactions to The Umbrella Stage Company's production of the all-ages musical adventure, The Old Man and The Old Moon, by PigPen Theatre, directed by Julia Deter.BOOK TICKETS NOWAudiences Thrill to "The Old Man and The Old Moon" from The Umbrella on Vimeo.
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October 18, 2021 by Rachel Olson
Sold-Out Show Perfect Reopening Concert After Long DelayOct. 15, the mood was buoyant at The Umbrella as the mainstage theater reopened for public concerts with a sold-out benefit performance by Indigo Girls. The packed house was on its feet and singing along throughout the set, effusive in applause not just for Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, but for the dazzling... Keep Reading »
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