DSP Shows Presents
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
Sat · October 27, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmState Theatre of Ithaca - DSP
$30.00 - $50.00
This event is all ages
When legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie took to the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his seminal song“Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” he was incredibly moved by the feedback from enthusiastic fans. Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the feature film“Alice’s Restaurant,” originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by famed directorArthur Penn. It was filmed in the Berkshires, Arlo’s own backyard, recreating some of the events that launched the Massacree, while adding a good dose of fiction. Ultimately, the movie garnered a“Best Director” Oscar Award nomination for Penn. Of the film, Roger Ebert had said,“It is also good to have Arlo Guthrie himself, who is quiet and open and good on camera... “ Alice's Restaurant” ...becomes a synthesis of Arlo's spirit and Arthur Penn's tact.
become a truly independent artist, and established Rising Son Records (RSR), one of the first indie labels in existence. RSR is still in active operation serving as his recording and production company. To date RSR has released over twenty titles, both all new material and re-mastered versions of his classic records, including the Grammy nominated Woody’s 20 Grow Big Songs (1991) featuring Arlo, his brother, Joady and sister, Nora. In Times Like These (2007), was recorded with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arlo’s friend and musical director for symphony shows, John Nardolillo. Arlo’s most recent release, Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary (2016) is a 2 CD-set that captured the magic of his historic, commemorative tour, recorded live at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. This performance was also filmed by Jim Brown and continues to air on PBS stations across the country. In 1991, inspired by his parents’ activism, Arlo bought the old Trinity Church (“the”church) that is now home to The Guthrie Center, named for his parents, Woody & Marjorie Guthrie. The Guthrie Center is a not-for-profit interfaith church foundation dedicated to providing a wide range of local and international services. In 2004, at the beginning of the 21st century, Arlo branched out creatively writing a series of award-winning illustrated books for children. He has also maintained his interest in photography, exhibiting his works in galleries from time to time, or simply sharing through social media. But mostly Arlo remains a road warrior, touring almost constantly, alone or with friends and family. Since the first time he performed in public in 1961 at the age of 13, and after almost 60 years of shows, Arlo Guthrie, now in his 70s, has become an American elder—a keeper of the flame.
State Theatre of Ithaca - DSP
107 West State St.
Ithaca, NY, 14850