Tampa Welcomes “DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” Museum Theatre to University Mall
February 10, 2016
DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Museum Theatre Exhibition and Performance opens at the University Mall on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016.
“Museum Theatre” is a combination of a traditional museum experience with a live one-of-a-kind multi-media theatrical performance. “Museum Theatre” combines the interactive DaVinci Machines Exhibition and the Michelangelo: The Titans Experience multi-media live theatre production. Attendees are encouraged to attend early, walk around and interact with the DaVinci museum machines and then go on a multi-media performance through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two titans.
Mark Rodgers, the host of the performance, is the curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America and the creator of the national touring theatre production of DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Museum Theater.
Rodgers first conceived of the “Museum Theatre” art form when the DaVinci Machines Exhibition was on display in Denver, Colorado three years ago. “The more I learned of these two iconic men and discovered their backstory, I started to integrate their life stories into the docent guided tours at the exhibition. We were always comparing Michelangelo and DaVinci, and to me it seemed like a natural step to combine them. When discussing the Italian Renaissance it is nearly impossible to talk about one without the other,” says Rodgers.
The docent guided tours became so popular that people would call days in advance to make sure they reserved tickets. “We have been looking over the last year for the perfect venue where we could combine the DaVinci Machines Exhibition in a traditional museum setting and then be able to present the touring multi-media performance. University Mall is a perfect fit for our “Museum Theatre” concept,” Rodgers continues.
“The DaVinci Machines Exhibit is a new interactive experience for the Tampa Bay community and will surely attract even larger crowds to University Mall,” says Roger Hirschhorn, senior vice president at RD Management, owner of University Mall. “We are always seeking to diversify the tenant mix at the mall and the DaVinci exhibit provides an excellent opportunity to do that with its culturally enriched business. As one of the largest malls in the area, we are uniquely positioned to host such tremendous programs.”
The DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Museum Theatre is a ticketed exhibition. The museum theatre experience is for all ages. Tickets range from $11.95 for children to $18.95 general admission weekend performance. Matinee performances are at 1:30 pm and evening performances are at 7:00 pm on selected dates. Doors open one hour before the performances. Go to website www.discoverdavinci.com for selected dates, performance times and additional information.