Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition

Arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, Michelangelo’s frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome are timeless masterpieces. Whether you have seen them in person or not, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition will allow you to immerse yourself in the art from a new perspective in an innovative and unique way.

The exhibition’s museum-quality, nearlife-size photographic reproductions of the iconic master’s frescoes were created with special expertise and care using state-of-the-art technology. To help people engage with and comprehend the artwork, the paintings are displayed on 16-foot panels in 34 parts.

As you observe the artwork, you will be overwhelmed by its dimensions, your closeness to the picture, and the modern style of the exhibition. You’ll be able to explore the scenes, including The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment, at a close distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel.

“We are thrilled to serve as the only Washington state venue for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition,” said David Fischer, executive director of Broadway Center. “We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors from near and far to the awe-inspiring experience of viewing larger-than-life reproductions of these beloved works in an up-close and intimate way.”

The exhibit debuts on Sept. 21 at the historic Tacoma Armory at 715 S. 11th St. and runs through Oct. 14 (dark Mondays and Tuesdays). An optional audio guide with narrative accompaniment will be available in four languages. Advance tickets are on sale at broadwaycenter.org, in person at the Broadway Center box office at 901 Broadway, or by phone at 253.591.5894. Same-day tickets will be available for sale at the Armory.

A special launch party will take place on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

JULIE LEYDELMEYER

LIV ON Starring Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman, and Amy Sky

Three superstars team up for LIV ON, a concert experience with the power to heal heartache with hope and gratitude. Grammy winner Olivia Newton-John, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman, and Canadian singer/songwriter Amy Sky team up for the inspirational concert at the historic Pantages Theater on February 17, at 7:30 p.m. 

LIV ON is built around the experiences that Newton-John, Chapman, and Sky who believe what matters most in life: love, loss, hope, and healing. With songs such as “Stone In My Pocket” and “My Heart Goes Out To You,” the three friends have put the purpose of the LIV ON Project into song. Having all experienced life changing losses, the project blossomed out of both their unified grief and their resolute desire to heal and help others. The LIV ON Project takes the listener on a journey of remembrance, toward one of inspiration and hope.

“We found that any time we shared a vulnerable part of us, we felt such an overwhelming feeling of kinship and relief, that we were not alone with our pain,” Newton-John said. “We hope these songs that came from the depths of us, will offer a place of comfort to others.”

This very special performance is meant to help lift the hearts of others going through their own hardship, whatever the cause. LIV ON also brings listeners epic songs such as Nielsen Chapman’s “Sand and Water,” and several brand new songs, including the title track, “Liv On,” which was born of their own exploration into the pain of loss, the growth that follows, and eventually the journey toward renewed joy. 

To purchase tickets call the Broadway Center Box Office at 253.591.5894, toll-free 1.800.291.7593, online at BroadwayCenter.org