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Rediscover Davinci, Michelangelo on Main Street

Mark Rodgers brings Michelangelo and Leonardo to life with passion, wit and verve.
Mark Rodgers brings Michelangelo and Leonardo to life with passion, wit and verve.

Merced audiences will have a chance to take an unforgettable journey through the Renaissance and rediscover the most exceptional artistic period in history when The Davinci/Michelangelo Experience comes to the Merced Theatre on Saturday, April 13, starting at 6 p.m.

Now in its 9th season, The Davinci Michelangelo Experience is an off-Broadway experience unlike any other. The performance has played across the United States and on March 11, 2022 performed its milestone 100th Off-Broadway show in NYC.

Join Mark Rodgers, curator of The DaVinci Machines & Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America, on a unique journey through the glory of the Italian Renaissance with Davinci and Michelangelo as your guides, featuring videos, 3-D animation, film clips, and images of Michelangelo and DaVinci’s many sketches, inventions, machines, sculptures, codices, and paintings.

Rodgers’ energy and passion are infectious, and you will quickly find yourself immersed in the inspirational world of The Italian Renaissance.

The performance showcases these two legendary geniuses at their very best and looks at their work through a contemporary lens. Some of the most famous artwork which is explored during the show includes the Statue of David, the Mona Lisa, the Sistine Chapel, DaVinci’s magnificent machines among countless others. Rodgers connects the immortal work of DaVinci & Michelangelo to modern-day geniuses, including Les Paul, Van Cliburn, and Paul McCartney, and encourages audiences to discover their own “inner” DaVinci and Michelangelo.

With shows across the United States, Europe, Australia and China, Rodgers has clearly distinguished his show as one of the very best on DaVinci and Michelangelo.

Get tickets online at, or at the Box Office, Tuesday-Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and one hour prior to events. The venue is located at 301 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. Call (209) 381-0500.

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