The Myrna Loy Center in Helena presents its 15th summer of “Mondays at the Myrna” with an exciting series of performances called “Soundtracks and Roadways.” The series spotlights a variety of music, film, and dance performances that expresses the soundtrack of Montana’s landscape.
“Soundtracks and Roadways” kicks off June 8 with Cohesion Dance Project’s “Rhythm Dancers—Rhythmic Fusion.” This collaborative performance features several dances from Helena-based groups performing pieces composed by local choreographers, including hip-hop, tap, African, jazz, tango, breakdance and contemporary dance styles.
The season continues with Reverend Slanky on June 15, a horn-powered, percussion-heavy, funk and soul band from Missoula. On June 22, Helena’s Jason DeShaw will bring listeners into the heart of country with his down-home, front-porch finger-picking tunes. Also in June, the Myrna Loy spotlights short films produced by local filmmakers on June 29, during the 9th annual Martin Holt Film Festival. The evening features the results from the Myrna’s 72-hour filmmakers’ competition. Filmmakers interested in participating should contact the Myrna Loy Center.
In July, the Myrna presents Keshet Dance Company, the Albuquerque-based creators of “Nutcracker on the Rocks!,” joined by local dancers participating in a week-long intensive dance workshop before the performance on July 13. Up-and-coming contemporary folk singer/songwriter Dave Rummans from Lewistown comes to the Myrna Loy on July 27.
In August, electro-pop project The Boy and Sister Alma hits the Myrna stage, featuring Montana natives Jennifer Murphy and Lenny Eckhardt. Next up, the award-winning cello/guitar duo Montana Skies performs their fusion of classical, jazz improv, and rock on August 10. Last but not least, the seven-piece modern soul band Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds will wrap up “Monday’s at the Myrna” on August 17.
The Monday performances begin at 8 p.m. (with the exception of Cohesion Dance Project, which begins at 7:30 p.m.), and are held at the the Myrna Loy Center, located at 15 N. Ewing in Helena. Tickets to the summer series can be purchased online or by calling the Myrna Loy Center box office at (406) 443-0287.
Visit the Myrna Loy Center’s website for more details on prices, showtimes, and performers.