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Mandy Patinkin

On Friday, March 8th students at the FSU School of Theatre were given the opportunity to observe and participate in a masterclass taught by Mandy Patinkin. Mandy Patinkin’s illustrious career precedes him. He is an American actor and singer known for his roles in theater, the concert stage, film, television, and as a recording artist. […]

Shana Tucker

During the week of February 20th to 24th, Shana Tucker graced the stage of eight Leon County elementary schools, impacting over 1,400 students. She entered each school in vibrant attire, mirroring her effervescent personality, excited and eager to captivate young minds. Shana exuded warmth, fostering an interactive and educational atmosphere in her performances. She incorporated […]

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

On Tuesday, February 13th, Miguel Solano, a captivating performer from the boundary-breaking contemporary ballet group Complexions, hosted a series of masterclasses for Tallahassee’s aspiring dancers. Complexions’ philosophy of innovation and fusion permeated Miguel’s teaching, resulting in an energetic and fast-paced session. He fostered open dialogue, encouraging participants and emphasizing that mistakes are stepping stones to […]

Sons of Serendip

On Thursday, February 1st, the renowned classical crossover quartet, ‘Sons of Serendip,’ graced the stage, entertaining students from four Leon County middle schools. Enthusiastic attendees from Cobb, Griffin Raa, and Woodville middle schools traveled to Tallahassee Community College, eagerly anticipating an extraordinary live performance. Sons of Serendip captivated the audience with repertoire that seamlessly blended […]

Della Mae Spreads Joy at Gretchen Everheart

Opening Nights In Class is thrilled to provide impactful educational experiences for students by fostering enriching collaborations like the one between GRAMMY nominated Bluegrass group Della Mae and the students of Gretchen Everhart School. In fact, the artists spent the day working with these students prior to taking the stage at Goodwood Museum and Gardens […]

The Maharajah Flamenco Trio, a Group of 3 FSU Alumni, to Open for Gipsy Kings

The Maharajah Flamenco Trio, a group of three talented alumni from Florida State University’s College of Music, are set to kick off the exciting 75th-anniversary homecoming weekend by opening for the Gypsy Kings during their performance at Adderley Amphitheater on October 20th. The Maharajah Flamenco Trio is a unique nuevo flamenco group that fuses the […]

Adele Myers and Dancers Present T.W.I.S.T.: A Florida State University Alumna’s Triumph

In the world of contemporary dance, there are artists who push boundaries, challenge conventions, and create awe-inspiring performances that leave audiences spellbound. Adele Myers, an alumna of Florida State University, is one such visionary. Her journey through the realm of dance has been nothing short of remarkable, and her latest production, T.W.I.S.T., is a testament […]

Exploring the Cosmos: Exclusive Showing of ‘Dark Universe’ at the Challenger Learning Center

In collaboration with the Challenger Learning Center, we will be hosting a special screening of the film “Dark Universe” on November 9th in preparation for Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s speaker event in January. “Dark Universe” is a full-dome planetarium show narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. At its core, “Dark Universe” is an exploration of […]