DaVINCI & MICHELANGELO: THE TITANS EXPERIENCE

“DaVINCI & MICHELANGELO: THE TITANS EXPERIENCE”

 NATIONAL TOURING THEATRE PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCES 13 HOLIDAY SEASON PERFORMANCES IN CHICAGO

The DaVINCI & MICHELANGELO: THE TITANS EXPERIENCE original, national touring theatre performance announces a series of shows in Chicago throughout the 2016 holiday season at the intimate confines of the DaVinci Theatre.  13 performances are scheduled from Sunday, November 5 through Friday, December 30.

Mark Rodgers, the creator and host of the multi-media performance, is also the curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America.  Rodgers originally developed the idea to compare and contrast the two geniuses while curating the DaVinci and Michelangelo Exhibition in Denver, CO.

“I realized you can’t talk about DaVinci without Michelangelo,” explained Rodgers. “Many people don’t know that they were not only contemporaries but also fierce competitors.”

The performance has evolved over the last couple years, starting as a tour of only DaVinci then, over time, Rodgers incorporated Michelangelo into his tours with the addition of the Michelangelo Exhibition arriving from Florence.  According to Rodgers, the more tours and presentations he gave, the more information people wanted to know about these two monumental geniuses.

“There has never been an exhibit or museum, that I am aware of, that has ever compared or contrasted DaVinci and Michelangelo in the same presentation,” explained Rodgers.

The multi-media event is a combination of host Rodgers and a presentation that includes movies, 3D-animations of machines and inventions, images of codices, artwork, paintings and sculptures.  “DaVinci and Michelangelo have an outreach and following that everyone can relate to,” explained Rodgers.  “Everything they said and did relates to our lives today.”

“We were always comparing Michelangelo and DaVinci, and to me it seemed like a natural step to combine them.  I started to integrate the life stories of these two iconic men into the docent guided tours at the exhibition.”  The guided tours became so popular and was the basis for the development of this multi-media Broadway production that have been successfully touring the United States.

“This is a rare opportunity to see the performance inside the actual DaVinci Machines Exhibition.  The performances begin at 6:00pm, however, we encourage the theater attendee to arrive early and interact with the DaVinci Machines at the exhibition for a one-of-kind “museum theatre” experience.  We want everyone to experience these incredible genius up close and personal and to apply them to our own lives” Rodgers continues.

DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Museum Theatre

Location: DaVinci Machines Exhibition, Water Tower Place, Level 3 on the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago
Dates: Sunday, November 5 through Friday, December 30
Time: Performance begins at 6:00 PM.  Doors open at 5:00 PM. Exhibition closes at 4:30 PM on performance days
Seats: General Admission
Price: $30 adult/$25 seniors & teachers/$20 students.
(Price includes admission to the DaVinci Machines Exhibition)

Tickets: Call the DaVinci Machines Exhibition at 312-877-5982 or purchase tickets on line at www.discoverdavinci.com

Special Parking Rate: Arrive after 5:00pm for a special $12.00 parking rate up to 5 hours with Water Tower Place Concierge Validated Parking

Where:
DaVinci Theatre at the DaVinci Machines Exhibition
Water Tower Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
Level 3
Chicago, IL 60611
312-877-5982

Running time: 2 Hours 20 Minutes with intermission
Visit www.discoverdavinci.com for further information.

About the Performance:
In this “tour de force” performance…”DaVinci & Michelangelo The Titans Experience, Mark Rodgers, Curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America, will take you and the audience on an fantastic, awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two, monumental geniuses.  This original, theater performance is a non-stop, multi-media event featuring movies, videos, 3-D animations, and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, sketches, codices, paintings, and sculptures.  Rodgers compares and contrasts the incredible lives of Leonardo and Michelangelo as never, relating them to our world today as we strive to discover our own “inner” Michelangelo and DaVinci.

Performance dates:

Sun 11/5

 

Chicago, IL
Sun 11/12

 

Chicago, IL
Sun 11/19

 

Chicago, IL
Fri 11/25

 

Chicago, IL
Sat 11/26

 

Chicago, IL
Sat 12/3

 

Chicago, IL
Sat 12/10

 

Chicago, IL
Sat 12/17

 

Chicago, IL
Mon 12/26

 

Chicago, IL
Tue 12/27

 

Chicago, IL
Wed 12/28

 

Chicago, IL
Thur 12/29

 

Chicago, IL
Fri 12/30

 

Chicago, IL

Press contact:

Todd Brodginski/Reckoning PR
Todd@ReckoningPR.com
818-692-9065
www.reckoningpr.com

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