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(press release) STONY BROOK – The Staller Center for the Arts continues its 2020 Season with its annual Gala on March 7 at 8 p.m.

Two of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies and Tony Award winners, Kelli O’Hara and Sutton Foster, will be performing together for the first time on the same bill on Staller’s main stage.

Then on March 14, A Cappella Live! takes the Staller Centers’ main stage.

A Cappella Live! is a high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella, conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect.

By combining four vocal ensembles, it’s guaranteed to appeal to all ages, spanning a wide range of music with something new happening at every turn.

Next up on the main stage, the Russian National Ballet will perform Giselle on March 21 at 8 p.m. Giselle is a romantic ballet, a tale of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption. It is among the earliest of the 19th century classical ballets performed by major ballet companies. With achingly beautiful music, brilliant choreography by Marius Petipa, and passion-filled dancing under the direction of the legendary Elena Radchenko, this classical ballet will captivate you from beginning to end.  

Béla Fleck & the Flecktones will celebrate their 30th anniversary on the main stage on March 28 at 8:00 p.m. Groundbreaking banjoist/composer/bandleader Béla Fleck has reconvened the original pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy back in the fold alongside Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist/Drumitarist Roy “Futureman” Wooten for the occasion.

On April 18 at 8 p.m. DIAVOLO will perform on the main stage. Finalist in America’s Got Talent, DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment.

Rounding out Staller’s main stage events, The Doo Wop Project will perform on May 2 at 8 p.m. The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Starting with groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos, The Doo Wop Project covers the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to today’s musicians.

The Staller Center winter/ spring season also includes classical music concerts featuring the Emerson String Quartet, renowned artists including Carol Wincenc, flute; Colin Carr; cello; Alan Kay, clarinet, along with dozens of concerts performed by Stony Brook’s world class Music Department students. In addition, the season includes a full lineup of art and foreign films on Long Island’s largest screen, the Live From the Met in HD Opera Series and the National Theatre Live presentation of THE AUDIENCE, with Helen Mirren. During your visit, be sure to stop by the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery for exhibitions and events. For the entire season lineup visit stallercenter.com

STALLER 2020 SPRING SEASON AT-A-GLANCE:

THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS MET OPERA (LIVE IN HD): Saturday, February 1, 2020, 12:55 pm Click Here for Video

BODYTRAFFIC: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8 pm Click Here for Video

DRUM TAO 2020: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7 pm Click Here for Video

THE AUDIENCE LONDON’S NATIONAL THEATER WITHHELEN MIRREN: Saturday, February 16, 3 pm Click Here for Video

AGRIPPINA MET OPERA – LIVE IN HD: Saturday, February 29, 15:55 pm 

GALA 2020: An Evening with Kelli O’Hara and Sutton Foster: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8 pm Click Here for Video

A CAPPELLA LIVE: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7 pm  Click Here for Video

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET IN GISELLE: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8 pm Click Here for Video

DER FLEIGENDE HOLLANDER MET OPERA (LIVE IN HD):Saturday, March 22, 12:55 pm 

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8 pm Click Here for Video

TOSCA MET OPERA (LIVE IN HD): Saturday, April 11, 12:55 pm 

DIAVOLO: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8 pm Click Here for Video

DOO WOP PROJECT: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 8 pm Click Here for Video

MARIA STUARDA MET OPERA (LIVE IN HD): Saturday, May 9, 12:55 pm 

The Staller Center for the Arts also offers a Spring Film Series. Click here for more information.