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Bailey Hall Presents "Nufonia Must Fall - Live!"

Posted On: March 28th, 2017

In the highlight of its season, Bailey Hall presents Nufonia Must Fall – Live!, a live multi-disciplinary adaptation of Kid Koala’s graphic novel of the same name, for two performances on Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Fifteen people make up the live production, which involves an amazing team of puppeteers, technicians and musicians who bring the characters to life amid miniature sets that have been built to recreate each scene from the book. Under the direction of Oscar-nominated production designer KK Barrett (Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich), the performance is cinematically lit, filmed, and projected on a large screen.

Kid Koala, accompanied by the Afiara String Quartet, performs his original score on piano and turntable. All of the elements come together in real time in equal parts cinema, theater and musical concert.

The charming story tells of a lovable robot and a beautiful inventor who find each other. The New York Times reported, “Nufonia Must Fall plays as genuine romance.”

“This production from some of the most creative talents in music and film have put together a truly multi-disciplinary production to tell what is, at its heart, an old fashioned love story and we are very excited to present it for two performances,” said Dr. Dan Barnard, associate dean of cultural affairs and director of Bailey Hall.

Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award winning graphic novelist. His unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Short Attention Span Theater (featuring turntable bingo) and Vinyl Vaudeville (including puppets and dancers) to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To and his Space Cadet Headphone Experience.

Of Nufonia Must Fall – Live!, Koala writes in a program note, “One of my fondest memories from childhood was watching Charlie Chaplin films. I remember my whole family, kids, parents AND grandparents, huddled around the screen smiling and laughing along as the story unfolded. Since those days, something about the silent film format has always struck a chord with me. When I was writing Nufonia Must Fall, I always imagined the book being a kind of paperback silent movie…. I hope that audiences will have as much fun watching the show as we have had putting it together!”

Tickets are available for $26-48 and can be purchased by visiting www.baileyhall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour prior to an event.

The flagship venue of Broward College, Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking.

ABOUT BAILEY HALL:

Bailey Hall offers Broward College students, faculty and the South Florida community with highest quality cultural entertainment and programming which is hip, smart, engaging, and authentic. The College uses its various music, theater, and film series to incorporate an academic component for its fine arts and visual arts students through master classes, workshops and participation. Recently, Bailey Hall underwent a $5.6 million renovation to improve the experience, sound and atmosphere.

ABOUT BROWARD COLLEGE:

Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.

Brief:  Bailey Hall presents Nufonia Must Fall – Live!, a live multi-disciplinary adaptation of Kid Koala’s graphic novel of the same name, for two performances on Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. The charming story tells of a lovable robot and a beautiful inventor who find each other. The production is a visual and auditory delight as patrons watch the process of filming the story with puppetry and live musicians, while simultaneously enjoying the finished product on the big screen above the stage. Tickets are available for $26-48 and can be purchased by visiting www.baileyhall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour prior to an event. The flagship venue of Broward College, Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking.

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