Composer leads a live orchestra as the film screens
Davie, Fla. (January 24, 2018) – Bailey Hall presents The Triplets of Belleville – Live, screening the movie that was nominated for Academy Awards as Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Composer Benoit Charest will lead Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m.
"Music is a key element of any film and certainly of one set in the jazz age," said Dr. Dan Barnard, Broward College associate dean of cultural affairs and director of Bailey Hall. "We are thrilled to be able to present the score's composer leading a live orchestra in what will be an great film experience."
The Triplets of Belleville - Live will transport audiences to the exciting streets of 1920s Paris and Le Jazz Hot. Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville, leaving his nearsighted grandmother and faithful dog to follow his trail. After being taken in by a trio of eccentric jazz-era divas, the motley sleuths follow the clues to an underground speakeasy and end up entertaining the crowd as the chase is on.
Rolling Stone called the film "Extraordinary!... A bracing blend of silliness and sophistication! It's comic, touching and a visual knockout."
Tickets are $7-$39. Student and senior discounts are also available. Tickets are available by visiting www.baileyhall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour prior to an event. The flagship venue of Broward College, Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking.
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ABOUT BAILEY HALL:
Bailey Hall offers Broward College students, faculty and the South Florida community with highest quality cultural entertainment and programming which is hip, smart, engaging, and authentic. The College uses its various music, theater, and film series to incorporate an academic component for its fine arts and visual arts students through master classes, workshops and participation. Recently, Bailey Hall underwent a $5.6 million renovation to improve the experience, sound and atmosphere.
ABOUT BROWARD COLLEGE:
Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.