BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Taylor Mac: The 20th Century Abridged


Aug 1, 2015 • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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“Fabulousness can come in many forms, and TAYLOR MAC seems intent on assuming each and every one of them.” (NY Times) The inimitable Mac, “one of the most exciting theater artists of our time,” (TimeOut NY) has for the last 18 years created internationally award-winning performance events that at once provoke and embrace diverse audiences—shows that don't “just defy categorization; [Mac] makes the categories themselves seem irrelevant.” (Time Out NY). Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music is a subjective history of the 240 years since America’s founding told through the music of the times. For this very special Celebrate Brooklyn! debut, Mac will present a supercharged slice of this project: a politically-knowing, enormous of spirit, and outrageously entertaining romp through 100 years of culture as seen through songs that range from Tin Pan Alley to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll to disco and beyond. Special guests include the BROOKLYN UNITED MARCHING BAND, a gaggle of burlesque dancers, and maybe a few surprises. A Taylor Mac show is like nothing you’ve ever witnessed: “Startlingly unique…a must see for anyone who wants to see a kinder, gentler society.” (Huffington Post)





Venue Information:

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.

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