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Hair (1979) <h4>Classics at the Browning</h4>
Directed by Milos Forman and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, the film diverges from the stage version in unique ways although many core elements remain the same. In New York City for the first time while on his way to enlist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Oklahoma farm hand Claude Hooper Bukowski (John Savage) meets up with a freewheeling group of Central Park hippies with shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen hair who are led by the irrepressible George Berger (Treat Williams). When the unlikely friends meet upper-middle-class debutante Sheila Franklin (Beverly D'Angelo), sparks fly between the country boy and the city girl, and Berger's troupe attempts to keep the young lovers together amid fallout from the war.
Wed 7/25/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Dig Deep, Fly High Shorts Program (2018) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
Dive into exciting adventures, vibrant colors, and exquisite storytelling with this timeless collection of 11 animated films from 10 countries. Chase a kite into a mysterious cave, discover how to light up a dark forest, fill up a marvelous hole in the ground, soar with a flock of birds, discover the way to wake up a whole town, swim with a magnificent Orca, and discover all the things that make you special!
Wed 8/1/18 11:00AM Browning Cinema


Dream Catchers Shorts Program (2018) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
Who says being a kid is easy? The young people in these films must overcome all kinds of challenges, big and small, to follow their dreams. Meet outsiders who find courage in new friendships, a boy who discovers the healing power of art, a child who finds a wily way to lure a teacher to his town, a girl who overcomes her fear of strange food, and a boy and his father who form a bond over a simple Japanese dish. This program concludes with a documentary about a talented young Iraqi refugee, living in Lebanon, and a film from Puerto Rico that urges youth to look up from their screens, and see the beautiful world around them
Wed 8/1/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (2017) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be, and the animated animals on this farm are particularly agitated: there's a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who acts like a stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus.
Wed 8/1/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Foley Workshop <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
Have you ever wondered how movie sounds are created? Join Kevin Krizmanich, the Browning Cinema's tech guru, as well as an accomplished musician and recording artist, as he guides you through the work of Foley artists, film industry professionals whose job is to create sound for your favorite movies. Learn how to make a bird chirp, a car rev, and a dinosaur roar!
Wed 8/1/18 5:00PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 8/2/18 5:00PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Annie (1982) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
This special version of the original Annie film has sing-along lyrics offering the opportunity for you to join in the shenanigans at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. So bring a smile (so that you’re fully dressed) and a song to the opening night of the ANDkids World Film Festival. The film runs true to the stage version of the musical about the optimistic orphan Annie (Aileen Quinn), who knows her family will come for her in Depression-era New York City. When Daddy Warbucks (Albert Finney) stops by the orphanage to improve his image, Annie comes with him, changing the mood of the estate, proprietor, and, by extension, the nation. But shady characters from Annie’s orphanage days are looking to get to Easy Street themselves, thus complicating the arc of where the sun will come out tomorrow.
Wed 8/1/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Tall Trees, Big Sky, and Me Shorts Program (2018) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
Peer up at a canopy of trees, dip your toes in a cool stream, and dodge an icy snowball during these films about outdoor adventures with friends and family. Grab your gear for more great short films to remind you that nothing is better than spending time in nature!
Thu 8/2/18 11:00AM Browning Cinema


Real World Reel Talk Shorts Program (2018) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
Get globally aware with documentaries from Africa, Europe, and Asia. These films show life as it really is for incredible youth who dream the future while overcoming daunting challenges. This program is for families and kids with deep curiosity about the world, respect and awe of cultures different from their own, and their own determination to make the world a better place.
Thu 8/2/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Lila’s Book (2017) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
Lila, a character in a children's story book, suddenly falls out of her paper world and ends up trapped in a place she doesn't belong. And so starts this great adventure where Lila discovers that the only person who can save her is Ramon, the owner of the book who hasn’t read it for many years. Ramon is no longer the little boy he was: he has grown up and has not only stopped reading, but has also stopped believing in fantasy. Lila and her new friend Manuela set out to convince him of what's happening and together they face a dangerous journey to the Desert of Lost Memories, to retrieve Lila's lost book. In this adventure through magical worlds, children will explore and discover the true value of friendship and the power of fantasy.
Thu 8/2/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Fireworks (2017) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
Norimichi and Yûsuke are both infatuated with their classmate Nazuna. But when Nazuna decides to run away from home, it's Yûsuke she asks to join her. After their plans go awry, Norimichi discovers a magical ball that has the power to manipulate time and give them a second chance, but each reset brings new complications in this new anime gem from Japan.
Thu 8/2/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Splash and Bubbles Sneak Peek! (2018) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
We’re visiting Reeftown to visit its most famous fish: a yellowback fusilier named Splash and a mandarin dragonet named Bubbles. Thanks to WNIT, we’re visiting before anyone else—with a sneak peek of the third season of the hit PBS show that takes us under the sea for colorful animated adventures.
Fri 8/3/18 11:00AM Browning Cinema


Force for Good Shorts Program (2018) ANDkids World Film Festival
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre in partnership with Notre Dame’s Office of Pre-College Programs created the inaugural Force For Good Film Festival which gives high school students an opportunity to submit films for the greater good. Created to encourage high school students to use personal cell phones as creative tools by making short films with positive messages, the Force For Good Film Festival is inspired by the words of the University of Notre Dame's founder Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C, who predicted that the University would become “a powerful force for good.” This screening will highlight many phenomenal and insightful films submitted by students from around the nation.
Fri 8/3/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Mountain (2018) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
This documentary from Australia takes you around the highest parts of the globe in a unique cinematic and musical collaboration focusing on the world’s grandest mountains. An epic odyssey through the Earth's most awesome landscapes, this gorgeous film shows the spellbinding force of our highest points and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.
Fri 8/3/18 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Revolting Rhymes (2017) <h4>ANDkids World Film Festival</h4>
Based on the much-loved children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes takes the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk and Cinderella, then mixes and serves them with a mischievous twist.
Fri 8/3/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Moulin Rouge! (2001) <h4>Classics at the Browning</h4>
While our other Summer Classics musicals focus on Oklahoma (Oklahoma!), New York City (Hello, Dolly!) or both (Hair), Moulin Rouge takes us fin de siècle Paris and the eponymous nightclub at the heart of its vibrant (and aggressively postmodern) bohemian art scene. A young Englishman (Ewan McGregor), having recently arrived in the country to follow his passion to write, becomes infatuated with Satine (Nicole Kidman), the world’s most famous can-can dancer. She, however, has been promised by her manager to a Duke in return for funding his next production. As the young lovers meet in secret, Satine's wedding day draws closer while hiding secrets from both Christian and the Duke.
Wed 8/8/18 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Arts Night Out <h4>DeBartolo Performing Arts Center</h4>
Join the Center, our arts partners, and resident creators for a new creative community event! Walk information booths, enjoy live music and dance, giveaways + more—all scaled to fit in the perfect Arts Night Out.
Sat 8/11/18 6:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Othello <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame</h4>
Passed over for promotion, scheming Iago sets out to convince noble general Othello that his wife is unfaithful. Shakespeare's searing drama returns in a bracing new staging directed by Cameron Knight and starring Esau Pritchett in the title role.
Tue 8/14/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Wed 8/15/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 8/17/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/18/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/18/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 8/19/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Tue 8/21/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Wed 8/22/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 8/23/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 8/24/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 8/24/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/25/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 8/25/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 8/26/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Othello Gala <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame</h4>
The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival warmly invites you to celebrate the gala performance of our 19th season. Enjoy a champagne reception prior to the performance of Othelllo then join festival artists for dessert, beverages and conversation.
Thu 8/16/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Hamlet <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame</h4>
Murder, scandal, and the supernatural: Hamlet continues to entertain and resonate. Shakespeare's famed tragedy returns to Notre Dame in a thrilling new production from Actors From The London Stage, a dynamic five-actor ensemble.
Wed 9/12/18 7:30PM Washington Hall
Thu 9/13/18 7:30PM Washington Hall
Fri 9/14/18 7:30PM Washington Hall


ND Theatre NOW! <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
ND Theatre NOW! is an annual slot in FTT’s mainstage season that features Two one-act plays directed by Notre Dame students.
Thu 9/27/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 9/28/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 9/30/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 10/3/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 10/4/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 10/5/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 10/6/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 10/7/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Aida (Verdi) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.
Sat 10/6/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award-winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.
Sat 10/20/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Beethoven No. 1 <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents the first concert in its 2018-2019 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. This performance is part of the SBSO's multi-year Beethoven Cycle.
Sun 10/21/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance and Marco Armiliato conducts.
Sat 11/3/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


The Imaginary Invalid <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents The Imaginary Invalid, written by Molière and adapted for the stage by Constance Congdon. Based on a new translation by Dan Smith ’98. Directed by Carys Kresny with lighting design by Kevin Dreyer, costume design by Richard E. Donnelly, and set design by Marcus Stephens.
Wed 11/14/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 11/15/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 11/16/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 11/17/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 11/18/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


La Traviata (Verdi) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.
Sat 12/15/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé.
Sat 1/12/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Beethoven and Golijov <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents the second concert in its 2018-2019 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. This performance is part of the SBSO's multi-year Beethoven Cycle.
Sun 1/13/19 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Carmen (Bizet) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.
Sat 2/2/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


King Lear <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame</h4>
King Lear reveals the beauty of selfless love, the heartache of betrayal, and the descent of civilization into brutishness. Shakespeare's intense drama returns to Notre Dame in a powerful new production from Actors From The London Stage.
Wed 2/6/19 7:30PM Washington Hall
Thu 2/7/19 7:30PM Washington Hall
Fri 2/8/19 7:30PM Washington Hall


Marnie (Muhly) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie’s mother. Robert Spano makes his company debut conducting.
Sat 2/16/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Stupid Humans <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Stupid Humans is a new musical with music and lyrics by Jorge “Jay” Rivera-Herrans ’20. Directed by Matt Hawkins with lighting design by Kevin Dreyer, costume design by Richard E. Donnelly, and set design by Marcus Stephens.
Thu 2/21/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 2/22/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 2/23/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 2/24/19 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 2/27/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 2/28/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 3/1/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 3/2/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 3/3/19 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


La Fille du Régiment (Donizetti) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.
Sat 3/2/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Haydn <em>Paukenmesse</em> <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents the third and final concert in its 2018-2019 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. This performance will feature the South Bend Chamber Singers in celebration of their 30th anniversary.
Sun 3/24/19 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Die Walküre (Wagner) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
The second installment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.
Sat 3/30/19 12:00PM Browning Cinema


The Great Gatsby <h4>Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. Directed by Anton Juan with lighting design by Kevin Dreyer, costume design by Richard E. Donnelly, and set design by Marcus Stephens.
Wed 4/10/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 4/11/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 4/12/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/13/19 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/13/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 4/14/19 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.
Sat 5/11/19 12:00PM Browning Cinema