DEAN’S PICKS FOR MAY 2011

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Once again, PMD Clients are staging a lot of great music, theater, concerts and events this month. If you are into Sondheim or Shakespeare, Yoga or the music of Raphael Saddiq, May is a happening month here at PMD.  We are proud to help these organizations get their message out. Scroll Down and check out what’s happening.

In order of opening/release date -updated for May

Si Cuba Festival
New York City
March – June 2011  – Many events are free and open to the public.
sicuba.org for a list of all events
A New York celebration of Cuban arts & culture, showcasing of the diversity of Cuban culture from the traditional to the modern.

Side by Side by Sondheim
Washington DC
April 26 – June 12
signature-theatre.org
Signature Theatre presents unforgettable songs from the leading composer of musical theater, whose songs speak us all.

Lucky Guy
New York City
Previews begin April 28
http://luckyguythemusical.com/
The classic tale of an all-American singing cowboy, dreamers and schemers all chasing after a solid gold hit record.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Boston Lyric Opera
Boston, MA
April 29 – May 10
blo.org
Classic Shakespeare play adapted by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.

Sade “The Ultimate Collection”
Released May 3 in the US, May 9 Worldwide
http://www.sade.com/
A must have for every Sade fan.  Includes 4 new, unreleased songs as well as classics such as “No Ordinary Love” and “Solider of Love”

Maria Padilla
Boston
May 6, 8 & 10
operaboston.org
A classic melodrama telling the story of honor, betrayal, and love. This performance features Soprano Barbara Quintiliani’s return to the Boston stage.

Washington National Opera Presents
Iphigenie at The Kennedy Center, featuring world-renowned tenor, Placido Domingo.
Washington DC
May 6-28
dc-opera.org
The priestess Iphigenie’s bloody past haunts her and threatens her family’s future.

Follies
Washington DC
May 7 – June 19
kennedy-center.org
A biitersweet look through the eyes of experience at the follies of youth.

Raphael Saadiq “Stone Rollin’”
Released in the US – May 10
http://www.raphaelsaadiq.com/
Raphael Saadiq returns with an album that flirts with 1950’s doo wop and is steeped in soul.

Balanchine/Robbins
Boston
May 12-22
bostonballet.org
A set of four works by two of the greatest influencers of American dance.

Yoga Journal Conference
New York City
May 12-16
http://yjevents.com/
From beginners to experienced yoga teachers, this 5 day conference features over 100 yoga classes as well as keynote speakers and educational workshops.

Wellmont Theatre
Montclair, NJ
http://wellmonttheatre.com/
Events year round, upcoming events include Gypsy Kings – May 14, Fab Faux – May 21 and Brian Wilson – June 9.
An old theater has a new life, presenting live entertainment events in New Jersey.

Big Apple Circus
Cunningham Park, Queens NY
May 21 – June 5
http://www.bigapplecircus.org/
The circus is back in town, bringing lasso twirlers, contortionists, and a herd of mini horses.  The Big Apple Circus Band will be providing live music that will have eveyone dancing in their seats.

Youngmei Hu
Lincoln Center, New York NY
May 22
lincolncenter.org
Pianist Youngmei Hu bring her immense talents to New York for a performance of two powerful works.