August Wilson Center
April 10, 17 & 24
A red cardigan and blue canvas sneakers. A miniature trolley and friendly puppets. These iconic items conjure cherished memories of Fred Rogers inviting us all into his living room for 30 minutes of imagination, creativity and caring each day.
The show’s unforgettable songs such as “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and “Tomorrow” are just an integral to the endearing power of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Relive this timeless music during National Jazz Appreciation Month, which will spotlight Fred Rogers’ love of the musical genre and mark the show’s 50th anniversary.
On April 17 at the August Wilson Center, don’t miss an all-star concert featuring legendary jazz guitarist and educator Joe Negri — who played Handyman Negri on the show — renowned trumpeter Sean Jones, vocalist Carolyn Perteete, artistic director Jevon Rushton and others.
The series culminates April 24 with a performance by the Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis.