We fell hard for ‘The Art of Falling’

If you were among the lucky folks who saw one of Hubbard Street Dance + The Second City’s three performance of their new collaboration “The Art of Falling,”  you know what were talking about.  This show was beyond charming.  It was clever, original, funny, poignant and perfect.  We wish we could have another week of performances because it was just that good!

Here’s a look back at a few of the shenanigans from our week with these two incredible companies….

AOF Backstage AOF Backstage AOF BackstageBackstage bits, bobs and bikes!

The Second City Arriving The Second city actors arriving at the artists’ entrance of our Ahmanson Theatre.

Hubbard Street company classHubbard Street Company Class on stage.

HS2 Student Show - Photo by Heather Toner-6108 HS2 Student Show - Photo by Heather Toner-6094 HS2 Student Show - Photo by Heather Toner-6074 student show 2Some snaps from our school show with performers from Hubbard Street 2.

AOF ladies backstage

Photo via @cinderisa

During the performances, the actors were having almost as much fun backstage as onstage!

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Jack McBrayer

photo via @adrlipson

t8Tcy1xMcYTvSz87s6zG05oe43wec57Or6OzxiVkd_Y And we had some Second City Alumni stop by too – Catherine O’Hara and Jack McBrayer!

As you can see, it was quite the week!  Thank you to everyone who came out to see this remarkable show.  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  And a special thank you to Hubbard Street + The Second City for bringing this delightful show to The Music Center!

We miss you already!