RAMParts offerings at Bellows Falls Opera House

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BELLOWS FALLS — RAMParts Presents, in partnership with National Theatre Live, Bolshoi Ballet and Exhibition on Screen will bring art, theatre and dance to the big screen from January through June in 2018. Travel the world in the comfort of the Bellows Falls Opera House, The Square, Bellows Falls,where adventurous shopping and dining completes a visit to the beautifully restored 550-seat theater.

Due to the length of "Angels in America Part II: Perestroika," the broadcast will be shown on two consecutive Sundays, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. This National Theatre Live broadcast focuses on how lives and times are being restructured in light of the AIDS pandemic. This seminal work was begun in the late 1980s, reached Broadway in 1993, and then became an HBO mini-series in 2003. You will see the live production staged in July 2017 from London's National Theatre, starring Nathan Lane (The Producers), Andrew Garfield (Spiderman, Hacksaw Ridge), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Denise Gough, 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actress (People, Places and Things). The cast brings "Angels" to Broadway in the spring of 2018.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Purchase one $20 ticket to both screenings. "A start-to-finish sensation." Daily Telegraph "Astonishing Performances." Guardian

On Feb. 15, Exhibition on Screen brings "Michelangelo: Love and Death," a cinematic journey through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican, to the print and drawing rooms of Europe, to explore Michelangelo's 89 years of "Renaissance genius." Comment by curators, historians and artists. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10 each.

Robert McBride, Director of the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project, is expanding arts programming locally by making Bellows Falls an "affordable cultural destination, removing the cost barrier to create unique, spectacular art, dance and theatre offerings." Tickets at rampartstickets.com or with cash/credit at the door. Seating general admission. Contact Susan MacNeil at 603-313-0052 or email susan@svidol.com for more information.

On Feb. 25, the Bolshoi Ballet broadcast brings "Lady of the Camellias" to the Opera House with another modern interpretation of a classic. "With their dizzying sweep and fluid spirals, Neumeier's pas de deuxs are love in flight, romance personified. The score, samplings of melancholic Chopin (much of it his most famous nocturnes, sonatas, etc.) only heightens the emotions," wrote Dance Tab.

Doors open at noon. Tickets $20 each.


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