DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience


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.

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

About the DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Performance:
In this “tour de force” performance…”DaVinci & Michelangelo The Titans Experience announces its New York City debut at the iconic Triad Theater. Mark Rodgers, Curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America, will take you and the audience on a 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 before, relating them to our world today with our contemporary geniuses of Les Paul, Van Cliburn, Paul McCartney, Jacques Cousteau and the General Motors 350 cubic inch engine, as we strive to discover our own “inner” Michelangelo and DaVinci.

Running time: 2 Hours with 15 minute intermission

The performance is described as “A shaman..ic experience not to be missed.  It will change your life” – “creative synergistic genius” – “(the performance) brings DaVinci and Michelangelo alive”.

“WOW. What an amazing show. It was joyful, meaningful, powerful, and inspirational!  Thank you for doing a magical job! Your words and visuals were fantastic, and I keep thinking about your presentation.” Dr. MN. Ph.D. Marquette University

Who Should Attend?
Open the DaVinci door to your family in this fast paced, fun and original engaging performance. Grandparents bring your grandchildren, parents bring your middle school, high school and college sons and daughters in transporting these incredible Renaissance Men into our lives.  Everything DaVinci and Michelangelo said and did applies to our world today.  Our goal is for every one that attends the performance to find that spark or curiosity, to unlock their limitless potential and to discover a “DaVinci and Michelangelo” that exists inside of each and every one of us and …….. “Discover the DaVinci in You”.

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