- $24 for one ticket to Beasts of the Southern Wild Live with Wordless Music Orchestra and Lost Bayou Ramblers (up to $40.75 value)
- When: Friday, January 23 or Saturday, January 24, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
- Seating: orchestra right/left or the balcony
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
Beasts of the Southern Wild Live
- The movie: a magical-realistic tale about a six-year-old named Hushpuppy and her quest to find her lost mother
- The magic: the threat of the Aurochs—mystical, pig-like creatures moving in on Hushpuppy’s Bayou community
- The realism: the threat of an oncoming storm, which lends heartbreaking shades of Hurricane Katrina to the story
- The reception: rave reviews and four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Quvenzhané Wallis, who was only 5 when she was cast
- The score: a fusion of banjo-happy Cajun and Americana melodies flush with dreamlike strings, evoking the film’s swampy fantasia
- The concert: a music-free print of the film with live accompaniment
- The musicians: the 25-piece Wordless Music Orchestra and the Grammy-nominated Lost Bayou Ramblers, who also played music for the film and helped fish a boom mic out of an alligator’s mouth
The first event held in Symphony Space was a signal of the venue's ambitions and its creative approach to programming. In 1978, Allan Miller and Selected Shorts public-radio host Isaiah Sheffer reopened the formerly decaying market-turned-skating-rink-turned-theater to the public with 12 straight hours of Bach, including a night's-end chorus of hundreds of amateur and professional voices singing the composer's Mass in B Minor. Today, Symphony Space continues to welcome a diverse community from the neighborhood and beyond for performances from established and emerging artists.