GALA Hispanic Theatre
GALA (Grupo de Artistas LatinoAmericanos) Hispanic Theatre is a National Center for Latino Performing Arts in the nation's capital. Since 1976 GALA has been promoting and sharing the Latino arts and cultures with a diverse audience, creating work that speaks to communities today, and preserving the rich Hispanic heritage for generations that follow. By developing and producing works that explore the breadth of Latino performing arts, GALA provides opportunities for the Latino artist, educates youth, and engages the entire community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives.
Events taking place between April and June will be available in the Spring Lottery opening on March 4th
FAME: The Musical
Presented by: GALA Hispanic Theater
The book for this famous musical was created by Jose Fernandez, a Cuban writer who died of AIDS before the musical reached Broadway. GALA will produce the U.S. Premiere of the show in Spanish and English. It tells the story of several multi-cultural students and “dreamers” who attend the High School of the Performing Arts, among them fame-obsessed Carmen, ambitious actress Serena, wisecracking comedian/bad boy Joe, quiet violinist Schlomo,“talented but dyslexic” dancer Tyrone, determined actor Nick, overweight dancer Mabel, and poor dancer Iris.
Date: 05/23/2019 & 05/24/2019
Length of Event: 2 hours 30 minutes (including intermission)
Location: Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Dance, Music/ Music Production, Theatre
Curriculum Connections: Diversity, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), Foreign Language
Ticket capacity: 400 per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)
El viejo, el joven y el mar (The Old Man, the Youth, and the Sea)
Presented by:GALA Hispanic Theatre
"The play explores the last days of the famous Spanish poet/University rector Miguel de Unamuno, who is living under house arrest on the Canary Islands, after being exiled from Spain for speaking out against a dictator.
In The Old Man, the Youth and the Sea. Unamuno represents the power of reason and empathy, the young fisher man Cisco, the dreams of tomorrow, the drive of being alive, the truth of the now. Facing them, the General defends the fulfillment of duty; he is wrought iron, unbreakable morality, He is Trump’s wall, the discourse of Brexit and LePen, Turkey’s closed border. And the sea surrounds them as a bond between two worlds, as a refuge between opaque lands, as a defender of liberty."
Date: 2/15/19, 2/28/19
Time: 10:30 AM
Length of Event: 1:45
Location: GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20010
Discipline:Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Theatre
Curriculum Connections: Civics/ Law, Philosophy, Foreign Langugage, History/Geography
Ticket capacity: 250 per date