The JAC is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts dynamic events throughout the year.
THE PITCH PIPE SHOW
with Michael Liebhauser & Sheridan Stevens
Saturday, February 11th
Donations accepted after the performance
The Pitch Pipe Show is a gleeful, irreverent romp through the songs and lives of Michael Liebhauser and Sheridan Stevens, with this latest iteration covering their most ambitious project yet: A full length musical. Starting this past September, Sheridan and Michael began working full time on writing a new musical, with the initial development taking place in the barn behind Michael’s childhood home in Jamestown’s North End. Now in their second performance at the JAC, Michael and Sheridan are bringing a host of the work created during that time, as well as a collection of their favorites from years past.
Michael Liebhauser is a Jamestown native, and a recent graduate of the University of Minneapolis/Guthrie Theater Actor Training BFA Program, and has been seen “lopping like a grinning Jack Skelington” on regional stages around the country. During his sophomore year of college, he wrote a couple of songs for a production of Romeo and Juliet and, on a visit to New York, showed one of them to Sheridan. Over the next year, they would go on to write a great deal of music. Michael has reported a subtle feeling of uneasiness around his collaborator, but it’s probably nothing. He currently resides on the couch in Sheridan’s living room.
Sheridan Stevens is a New York City based writer and performer, once described by the New Yorker as “A tall lanky man in a room full of mirrors”, and he’s not quite sure how he feels about that. A member of the Tony-award winning BMI Workshop, he has been writing in the city as a composer or lyricist for any project that’s willing to have him. He carefully groomed Michael to write lyrics for him, through years of insidious training, seemingly of his own accord. It was the greatest trick he ever performed. He currently sleeps in a bed, like an adult.
CLOSING RECEPTION | PANEL DISCUSSION
Saturday, March 11th
Seamus Hames (Arts Education Coordinator, Jamestown Arts Center and former Art Director, Top Drawer)
will lead a discussion concerning “Outsider” Art and arts-based programs for adults with developmental disabilities.
Panelists include Toni Carroll (Managing Director, Flying Shuttles Studio), Nate Carroll (Art Director, RHD-RI),
Casey Weibust (Art Director, Out Of The Box Studio), and others.
The JAC is a unique venue for a variety of events including birthday parties, meetings, wedding receptions, film screenings, book launches and retreats. Call us to find out more about our facility and to book your event!
Children’s Birthday Party Rates (2 hours)
Parents provide all beverages and food, as well as napkins, cups, tablecloths, and decorations.
*If the project becomes more elaborate at the request of the parent, there will be an additional fee for materials and design where needed.
Children’s Ceramics Birthday Party Rates (2 hours)
Handbuilding for 12 children: $320
Wheel throwing for 8 children: $280
Each child creates a work of art in clay!
Individuals & Non-Profits
2 – 3 hour party or event – $750 (includes setup and staff)
Business & Corporate Retreats
Please call for rates.