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Suspicion (1941) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

On the heels of directing the comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Alfred Hitchcock returned to his wheelhouse with this adaption of Francis Iles’s novel Before the Fact, which popularized a genre of novels where criminals and not detectives become the focus—a nice fit for Hitchcock. Charming scoundrel Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) woos wealthy but plain Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine), who elopes with him despite the remonstrations of her father (Sir Cedric Hardwicke). After their marriage, Johnnie's risky financial ventures cause Lina to suspect he's becoming involved in some shady, shady stuff. When Johnnie’s dear friend and business partner, Beaky (Nigel Bruce), dies under suspicious circumstances, she fears her husband might be coming after her next for her money. Fontaine won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance, the only actor to receive an acting award in a Hitchcock film.

Free for ND, SMC, and HC students.



Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.
Wed 9/27/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Stalker (1979) <h4>Nanovic Institute Film Series</h4>
 

Broadly influential to directors and idol to many adoring movie geeks, Andrei Tarkovsky made his last film in 1986 but his work is in the midst of yet another renaissance, in part due to this fresh high-definition restoration of his sci-fi classic. Aleksandr Kajdanovsky stars as the film’s namesake, the Stalker, who is a guide to a verboten post-apocalyptic wasteland called The Zone. The Stalker leads a professor (Nikolay Grinko) and a scientist (Anatoliy Solonitsyn) into the perils of the The Zone to find The Room, a mythical space said to grant any wish an inhabitant might have. Filled with Tarkovsky’s hallmark slow and gorgeous shots, Stalker sets up incredibly well for comparisons to recent prestige films, like The Revenant and Dunkirk, as well as a jumping board for big theological discussions.

Co-presented by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Thu 9/28/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema
Fri 9/29/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Sorin: A Notre Dame Story
 

Sorin: A Notre Dame Story is a vivid account of the dawn of the University of Notre Dame as told by the intrepid Holy Cross priest who founded it, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C.

Thu 9/28/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


ND Theatre NOW: Rhinoceros <h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
 

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents ND Theatre NOW: Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco. A student-driven project directed by FTT senior Abbey Schnell. No one believes they’ll turn into a rhinoceros…until they do.

Thu 9/28/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 9/29/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 10/1/17 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 10/4/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 10/5/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 10/6/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 10/7/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 10/8/17 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


The Bent Frequency Duo

Hailed as “one of the brightest new music ensembles on the scene today," by Gramophone magazine, The Bent Frequency Duo will present a concert of new works for saxophone and percussion, including commissions by Elainie Lillios and faculty composer John Liberatore.

Thu 9/28/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

Having defeated the cake-eating Hawks for the Minnesota state PeeWee Championship, the ragtag Mighty Ducks reassemble with some new talent (i.e., Dean Portman, Kenny Wu, Julie “The Cat” Gaffney, Luis Mendoza, and Dwayne Robertson) and compete for the USA in the Junior Goodwill Games. Coached again by local lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), the team faces unimaginable challenges: the allure of selling out, overscheduled lives, and the quantum leap in talent level between local hockey leagues and international competition. Still, even when everyone says it can’t be done, Ducks fly together, and those Ducks will need to be together to defeat youth hockey leviathan Iceland.

Free for children 12 and under.

Sun 10/1/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches (2017)<h4> National Theatre Live</h4>
 

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Sun 10/1/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Views from the West Wing: How Global Trends Shape U.S. Foreign Policy<h4>Office of the President</h4>
 

Andrew Card and Denis McDonough, chiefs of staff to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, respectively, will discuss U.S. foreign policy as part of the 2017-2018 Notre Dame Forum focusing on Going Global.

This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Wed 10/4/17 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Measure for Measure <h4>Shakespeare at Notre Dame
 

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall." Five British actors use inventive staging to explore Shakespeare's rich morality play. Can a righteous woman preserve her dignity in the face of hypocrisy and corruption? Only three performances.

Wed 10/4/17 7:30PM Washington Hall
Thu 10/5/17 7:30PM Washington Hall
Fri 10/6/17 7:30PM Washington Hall


The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

Adapted from Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this sweeping Orson Welles drama, often overlooked in favor of Citizen Kane, comes home to Indiana to follow a wealthy family through multiple generations and setbacks. A young Isabel Amberson (Dolores Costello) receives a wedding proposal from Eugene (Joseph Cotten), but opts instead to marry the earthier Wilbur. After the sands of time fall, Wilbur and Isabel's only son, George (Tim Holt), is hated locally for his heavy hand in local politics and business. When Wilbur passes away, Eugene again proposes to Isabel but George threatens the union while he himself courts the woman he wants to marry.

Free for ND, SMC, and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 10/4/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Nathan Gunn and Julie Gunn <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Drawing from a century of American song Nathan Gunn, baritone, and wife Julie Gunn, piano, perform a delightful sing-along program for the first time on the Presenting Series. Guest appearance by lyric tenor Alek Schrader (Met Opera).



Presented in partnership with the Department of Music. Made possible by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Opera, the Renaldo Ferguson Family Endowment for the Performing Arts, the Sharon Devine Endowment for Excellence, and the Gary A. and Peggy A. Masse Endowment for Excellence.
Fri 10/6/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Norma <h4>Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
 

This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 10/7/17 1:00PM Browning Cinema


My Neighbor Totoro (1988) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

This acclaimed animated tale from Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki follows schoolgirl Satsuke (Dakota Fanning) and her younger sister, Mei (Elle Fanning), as they settle into an old country house with their father (Tim Daly) and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest, most notably the massive, cuddly creature known as Totoro.

Free for children 12 and under.

Co-sponsored by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

Sun 10/8/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika (2017)<h4> National Theatre Live</h4>
 

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Sun 10/8/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Murder, My Sweet (1944) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

Based on Raymond Chandler’s 1940 novel, Farewell, My Lovely, the film’s title lets you know how lovely that ‘farewell’ is. Squarely in noir’s realm, private investigator Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell) is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy to track down Moose’s former girlfriend Jessie. While on that case, he is also hired to accompany a suave playboy as a bodyguard and go-between for a midnight meeting to buy back some jewels. As midnight meetings involving a PI and stolen jewels often go, murder makes an appearance at the rendezvous. Marlowe can't seem to shake the case and soon realizes the interconnectedness of his docket. A mysterious blonde (Claire Trevor) then enters the scene, and the detective finds his own life to be in peril.

Free for ND, SMC, and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 10/11/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Milton String Quartet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

The Milton String Quartet took the Grand Prize and Senior String Division Gold Medal at the 44th Annual Fischoff Competition.



Made possible by the Charles T. Morse Endowment for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
Thu 10/12/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Die Zauberflöte <h4>Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
 

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 10/14/17 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Bears (2014) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

This nature documentary from under the Disney banner comes from filmmakers Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who chronicle a year in the lives of an Alaskan brown bear named Sky and her cubs, Scout and Amber. Their saga begins as the bears emerge from hibernation at the end of winter. As time passes, the bear family must work together to find food and stay safe from other predators, especially other bears. Although their world is exciting, it is also risky, and the cubs' survival hinges on working together.



Free for children 12 years or younger.

Sun 10/15/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Charlie Chaplin's "The Rink" <h4> South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
 

The first performance of the SBSO's 2017-18 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. A program of classical works featured in movies, capped with Charlie Chaplin's silent film, The Rink.

Sun 10/15/17 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Sorin: A Notre Dame Story
 

Sorin: A Notre Dame Story is a vivid account of the dawn of the University of Notre Dame as told by the intrepid Holy Cross priest who founded it, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C.

Fri 10/20/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Frankenweenie (2012) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

The story is similar to one you may know well: Young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend in his dog, Sparky. When tragedy strikes and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil, Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher gives him an idea of how to jolt the appropriately named pup back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals with monstrous consequences.

Free for children 12 and under.

Sun 10/22/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Enduring Musical Traditions of New Orleans <h4>Lunch and Learn</h4>
 

Join Notre Dame's Assistant Band Director, Matt Merten, to learn more about enduring musical traditions of New Orleans.

Mon 10/23/17 11:30AM Off Site Location


Big Dance Theater <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

In Cage Shuffle Paul Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy while simultaneously performing choreography by Annie-B Parson.



Made possible by the Gary A. and Peggy A. Masse Endowment for Excellence.
Tue 10/24/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 10/25/17 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


Cat People (1944) / I Walked with a Zombie (1943) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

Creature Double Feature!

Cat People
Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon), a fashion designer in New York City who hails from Serbia, begins a romance with marine engineer Oliver Reed (Kent Smith). After the couple is wed, Oliver becomes concerned about Irena's notion that she is cursed and may transform into a large cat in the heat of passion. Airing his marital concerns to his assistant, Oliver unpurposefully triggers Irena's curse, and their relationship starts getting hairy.

I Walked with a Zombie
Canadian nurse Betsy Connell (Frances Dee) is hired to care for Jessica Holland (Christine Gordon), a woman on a Caribbean sugar plantation, who has a bizarre condition. The mysterious affliction baffles Betsy, but Betsy isn’t unsure about falling in love with Jessica's husband, Paul (Tom Conway). She makes good on that affection by moving heaven and earth to cure his wife; however, her quest rings more hellish as Betsy is drawn into the local zombie world and begins to uncover island secrets.

Free for ND, SMC and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.
Wed 10/25/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Legacy Quintet combine for a spectacular jazz-soul triple bill with a night of music straight from the heart of NOLA.



Made possible by the Slattery Family Endowment for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
Thu 10/26/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Hocus Pocus (1993) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

After moving to Salem, Massachusetts (not the best town to land in right before Halloween), teenager Max explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (future star of American Beauty, Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison. When Allison tells them a bit of local lore, the siblings dismiss the story as boring old superstition. As is sometimes the case, there’s truth behind the legend, and Max accidentally frees a coven of witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy). Now, with the help of a magical cat (bearing a strong resemblance to Salem Saberhagen), the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

Free for children 12 and under.

Sun 10/29/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Amit Peled, cello<h4>Department of Music</h4>
 

The story of cellist Amit Peled and his journey with the cello.

Sun 10/29/17 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

A giant commercial success that netted nine Academy Awards, this epic addressed veterans’ difficulties reentering civilian life just three years after World War II ended. Fred (Dana Andrews), Al (Fredric March), and Homer (Harold Russell) return home to the U.S.A. after serving abroad. Although a war hero, Fred is unable to compete with more highly skilled workers and has to return to his low-wage soda jerk job. Bank executive Al tries to assist veterans with favorable loans but faces pushback for his efforts. After losing both hands in the war, Homer returns to his loving fiancée but struggles to adjust. Particularly noteworthy is Harold Rusell’s performance, as he lost both hands while working as an Army instructor prior to the role and remains the only person to have won two Oscars for the same performance.

Free for ND, SMC, and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 11/1/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Peter Pan (2017)<h4> National Theatre Live</h4>
 

All children, except one, grow up. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily, and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music, and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Sun 11/5/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Kiera Duffy Talk <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Renowned Schubert scholar Susan Youens will awaken the senses to the exquisite music through a lecture before the recital. Enhance your enjoyment of the concert by attending this pre-concert talk which will provide insights into the works.

Sun 11/5/17 1:00PM Founder's Room


Kiera Duffy, soprano <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

In a program evoking travel and journey to celebrate the University of Notre Dame’s 175th anniversary, Kiera Duffy, recognized for her gleaming high soprano, is joined by Solera Quartet for an exclusive selection.



Co-sponsored by the Department of Music. Made possible by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Opera and the Boehnen Fund for Excellence in the Arts.
Sun 11/5/17 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Importance of Being Earnest<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
 

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. A trivial comedy for serious people.

Wed 11/8/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 11/9/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 11/10/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 11/11/17 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 11/11/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 11/12/17 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Stromboli (1950) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

Ingrid Bergman wrote to Roberto Rossellini, letting him know she admired his films and hoped to work with him. Soon, they created a production company together, found funding for Stromboli through Howard Hughes at RKO, and ultimately were married. Lithuanian Karin (Ingrid Bergman) flees her war-ravaged home country and winds up in Italy where she's sent to an internment camp. There, she meets Antonio (Mario Vitale), a POW who's just been freed. They enjoy a brief romance, punctuated by Antonio's marriage proposal, and Karin, seeing her chance to escape the camp, accepts. But Antonio takes her back to Stromboli, the volcanic island he lives on, and Karin struggles with a language barrier, brutal living conditions, and her outsider status.

Free for ND, SMC, and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 11/8/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


The Okee Dokee Brothers <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

From rivers to the mountains, bears to bugs, parents and children alike will gain a new appreciation of the outdoors after an hour with Grammy-winners Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing, and their engaging and lighthearted band.

Family friendly. All ages are welcome. 60 minutes/no intermission/best for ages 4–8.

Sat 11/11/17 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2017) <h4>National Theatre live</h4>
 

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown), and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5-star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Sat 11/11/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema


Heidi (1937) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

Adapted from one of the best-selling books ever published, Heidi has won hearts around the world (and broken the hearts of Raiders and Jets fans). An orphaned young girl named Heidi (Shirley Temple) lives happily with her grouchy but gentle grandfather, Adolph (Jean Hersholt), in the Swiss Alps. When she's stolen by her ruthless aunt and sold as a servant to the wealthy Herr Sesemann (Sidney Blackmer), Adolph embarks on a journey to find his granddaughter. Meanwhile, Heidi keeps her spirits high (as Shirley Temple characters are wont to do) and befriends Sesemann's daughter, but she longs to return home to the life she knew before.

Free for children 12 and under.

Sun 11/12/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Solera Quartet <h4> Presenting Series </h4>
 

Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola and Andrew Janss, cello, have been featured in such world-renowned international venues as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, and, The Kennedy Center.



Co-sponsored by Department of Music.
Sun 11/12/17 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Thing from Another World (1951) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

This beloved science-fiction film of the 1950s has Cold War panic all over it, influencing generations of B-movies. Some might recognize it as sharing the same source material as John Carpenter’s The Thing from 1982 (and the remake of that in 2011). When scientist Dr. Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) reports a UFO near his North Pole research base, the Air Force sends in a team under Capt. Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) to investigate. What they find is a wrecked spaceship and a humanoid creature frozen in the ice. They bring their discovery back to the base, but Carrington and Hendry disagree over what to do with it. Meanwhile, the creature is accidentally thawed and begins wreaking havoc.

Free for ND, SMC, and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 11/15/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Follies (2017)<h4> National Theatre Live</h4>
 

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy, and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

Thu 11/16/17 7:00PM Browning Cinema


Babe (1995) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

Although not the only film with talking animals to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, Babe created its own distinct and large splash when it arrived from Australia in 1995. Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. Babe’s interspecific skills don’t jive with the other farm animals’ schemas (a pig who herds sheep!?), but the little piglet carries on. Soon, the farm’s entire social hierarchy is pulled into question by Babe, who must reconcile his yearning to belong with his passion.

Free for children 12 and under.

Sun 11/19/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) <h4>RKO Classics</h4>
 

Kennedy Center Honoree and national treasure Dolly Parton stars in this Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the Broadway musical. Miss Mona (Ms. Parton) runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel with a long and rambunctious history in little old Gilbert, Texas. The locals have a perfectly fine relationship with the institution, and Mona is well respected in the community. Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (Burt Reynolds) also looks out for the Chicken Ranch due to his past with Miss Mona. When the pious reporter Melvin Thorpe (Dom DeLuise) exposes the brothel it becomes a political lightning rod. As outside interests light their torches, the governor (Charles Durning) finds himself in a sticky situation as Miss Mona hopes he can keep affairs fine and dandy at the Chicken Ranch.

Free for ND, SMC and HC students.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Wed 11/29/17 8:00PM Browning Cinema


Third Coast Percussion <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Grammy winners Third Coast Percussion celebrate their time as DPAC’s Ensemble-in-Residence with a program of University of Notre Dame commissions. The quartet looks back to breakthrough compositions including 2014’s Wild Sound by Glenn Kotche.



Third Coast Percussion at Notre Dame made possible through the generosity of Shari and Tom Crotty and the Gayle A. and Steven C. Francis Endowment for Excellence in Creativity.


This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Crane Group.

Third Coast Percussion Sponsors

Fri 12/1/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


The Exterminating Angel <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
 

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. The ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar, Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile, and Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 12/2/17 1:00PM Browning Cinema


The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets, like Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear, weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways with hope that the miserable old man will embrace the season of the heart and, in that special time of caring, make his love last all year.

Free for children 12 and under.

Sun 12/3/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Miracle on 34th Street (1947) <h4>Sunday Family Films</h4>
 

In this Christmas classic, an old man by the name Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan where the holiday’s commercialism is placed in bright context. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

Free for chilldren 12 and under.

Sun 12/10/17 12:00PM Browning Cinema


The World of Handel <h4> South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
 

The second performance in the SBSO's 2017–2018 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. A special concert presentation on the life and repertoire of George Frideric Handel.

Sun 1/7/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


L.A. Theatre Works: <em>The Mountaintop</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, Katori Hall's gripping and poetic drama envisions the events that might've taken place the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Event contains mature or adult content.



Made possible by Rick and Peg McFeeley Golden.

Fri 1/19/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


UZIMA!<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Lead by Kelly Morgan, founder, and director of local dance and theater company UZIMA! and master African drummer James Riley ’94 this popular event celebrates wholeness, joy, purpose, and life.

This is a free but ticketed event.

Sat 1/20/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Jessica Lang Dance <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Jessica Lang, a former member of Twyla Tharp's company, has created an extraordinary visual and sensory experience—her production of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s 1736 Stabat Mater (There Stands the Mother)—Mary’s grief at the crucifixion of Jesus.



Made possible by the Robert M. and Ricki Conway Dance Series.
Fri 1/26/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 1/27/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Tosca <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
 

Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for Sonya Yoncheva as the jealous prima donna. Vittorio Grigolo reprises the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lucic as the depraved police chief Scarpia. James Levine conducts.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 1/27/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Third Coast Percussion<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Third Coast, 2016 Grammy winners, end their 5-year tenure as our Ensemble-in-Residence with a multimedia work featuring a new soundtrack to the 1966 Oscar-nominated children's short film Paddle to the Sea.



Third Coast Percussion at Notre Dame made possible through the generosity of Shari and Tom Crotty and the Gayle A. and Steven C. Francis Endowment for Excellence in Creativity.


This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Crane Group.

Third Coast Percussion Sponsors

Fri 2/2/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories<h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones. When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, fiery hijinks ensue! Theatreworks USA’s newest musical revue also features beloved contemporary children’s books such as Interrupting Chicken, The Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days.

60 minutes, no intermission. Best for ages 6–11. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available at the 2 p.m. performance.

Sat 2/10/18 11:00AM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/10/18 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


L'Elisir d'Amore <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
 

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but is also emotionally revealing against the backdrop of the Risorgimento, the movement for Italian independence, as it began gathering momentum in 1836. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 2/10/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Michael Unger <h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Michael Unger is an award-winning organist who appears as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, Europe, and Asia.



Made possible by the O'Malley Sacred Music Series.
Sun 2/11/18 2:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


Grand Rapids Ballet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

The instantaneous love and overwhelming passions that ultimately lead to the violence and death in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet are dualities masterfully set to Prokofiev's music and interpreted and performed by Grand Rapids Ballet.



Made possible by the Robert M. and Ricki Conway Dance Series.
Fri 2/16/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/17/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Native Gardens<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theatre</h4>
 

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias. Good fences make good neighbors…or do they? A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

Thu 2/22/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 2/23/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 2/25/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Wed 2/28/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Thu 3/1/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 3/3/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sun 3/4/18 2:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


La Bohème <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
 

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Sonya Yoncheva the role of the fragile Mimì, with Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 2/24/18 12:30PM Browning Cinema


Seraphic Fire <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

The Guardian refers to Selva Morale et Spirituale as Monteverdi’s “most significant anthology of liturgical works.” Hear Seraphic Fire in its element in this exhibition of the Italian Baroque style. Seraphic Fire, founded by Notre Dame alumnus Patrick Dupré Quigley, artistic director, assembles the country’s top ensemble singers and instrumentalists to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to newly commissioned works.

Family friendly with children age 8+ admitted.

Co-sponsored by the Program in Sacred Music at Notre Dame.

Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Peter and the Wolf <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
 

The South Bend Symphony, with guest actors Scott Jackson and Christy Burgess of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, present Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a timeless symphonic fairytale of boy vs. wolf.

Sat 3/3/18 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


An Afternoon in Italy <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
 

The final performance in the SBSO's 2017–2018 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. An intimate program of favorites from Italian composers Respighi, Wolf-Ferrari, Puccini and more!

Sun 3/4/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Semiramide <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
 

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 3/10/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


<em>An Irish Heart</em>: Chloë Agnew & the Atlanta Pops Orchestra <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

As the lead voice with Celtic Woman, Irish singer Chloë Agnew spent an incredible 81 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard World Music Charts. Now the solo sensation captivates with a program of Irish music, standards, Broadway, and movie melodies.

Sat 3/24/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Solera Quartet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola and Andrew Janss, cello, have been featured in such world-renowned international venues as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, and, The Kennedy Center.



Co-sponsored by Department of Music.
Sun 3/25/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Così fan Tutte<h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
 

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 4/7/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Luisa Miller<h4> The Met: Live in HD</h4>
 

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczala in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 4/14/18 12:30PM Browning Cinema


Spring Awakening<h4>Department of Film, Television, and Theater</h4>
 

Spring Awakening book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. A musical explosion of adolescent angst and repressed sexuality.

Wed 4/18/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Thu 4/19/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/21/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 4/21/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sun 4/22/18 2:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Patti LuPone <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone explores through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes her life-long love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming.



Made possible by the Teddy Ebersol Endowment for Excellence and the Laura and Jack Boyd Smith, Jr. Endowment for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Cendrillon<h4> The Met: Live in HD</h4>
 

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 4/28/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Itzhak Perlman <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Treasured by audiences worldwide for his exceptional talent and musicality, Itzhak Perlman is revered not only for his technical skills, but for the palpable joy he brings to every performance.

Sun 4/29/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall