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Kids Club Hancher: Jazz at Lincoln Center Quintet

It’s time to get the kids to the club for a celebration of America’s music that highlights its connection to American democracy. The musicians of Jazz at Lincoln Center will get your kids excited about the music—and excited about pushing America ever-forward.

Preorder food from the Stanley Café!
Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. The Stanley Café will have staff members ready to get your order—including beverages you order when you pick up your food–fast!

Waitress

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

The Band's Visit

The winner of the 2018 Tony Award winner for Best Musical (along with nine additional Tonys), The Band’s Visit is set in a town way off the beaten path where a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue.

Las Cafeteras

Committed to a creative combination of musical heritages—and to social justice—this band from East LA is a Hancher favorite of the first order. Their performances are always a joyous celebration.

Steve Kroft

Steve Kroft joined 60 Minutes in May 1989 and delivered his first report that fall. Few journalists have achieved the impact and recognition that Kroft’s work has generated on the most watched news program on television.

Danish String Quartet

Hancher welcomes perhaps the most in-demand string quartet in the world today. “The Danish String Quartet stand out: not because they’re shinier or plusher or pushier than the rest,” raves The Guardian, “but because of their nimble charisma, stylish repertoire, and the way their light and grainy shading can turn on a dime.”

Program (subject to change)
Purcell: Chaconne in G Minor (arr. Britten)
Schumann: Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Folk Music from the British Isles (arr. Danish String Quartet)

Damien Sneed

In 2004, Aretha Franklin brought the house down in the original Hancher Auditorium. Now, we invite her towering spirit into the new Hancher with a tribute performance by Damien Sneed, who toured with Franklin late in her career.