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‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Nov. 18

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New and old talent takes stage

One of the best things about Halifax County Little Theatre is that its productions provide opportunities for community folks of all ages and all levels of experience to try their hand at performing on stage. It’s almost certain that every HCLT show will feature some familiar faces we all love to watch, and some new actors who surprise audiences with their talent and passion. When HCLT opens its season with the much-loved story A Christmas Carol next month, this mixture of experience and new faces will create an air of excitement and wonder that just shouldn’t be missed.

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2011 Season Schedule Announced

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The Prizery arts center announces its 2011-12 season line-up, a mix of mostly professional performances with some local talent tossed in.

The Prizery’s season:

  • Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, improv; Sept. 23.
  • “Macbeth” by Aquila Theatre of New York City; Oct. 7.
  • “The Thanksgiving Visitor” by Truman Capote; directed by Chris Jones and starring local talent; Oct. 27-30.
  • Flutist and author Eugenia Zuckerman; Nov. 4.
  • “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote; directed by Chris Jones with local talent; Dec. 14-18.
  • The Virginia Repertory Dance Company; Jan. 14
  • Mountain Heart, folk and bluegrass; Jan. 28
  • Brandon Cutrell with Ray Fellman on piano; cabaret for adults; (some material not suitable for children); Feb. 4.
  • Christopher O’Riley, pianist and host of National Public Radio’s “From the Top”; March 4.
  • “Dreamgirls: The Musical”; directed by Chris Jones; musical direction by Chris Oliver; local talent; March 22-25, 27, 29-31
  • L’Tanya Mari’, jazz vocalist; April 14.
  • Manhattan Piano Trio; May 4
  • Richmond Symphony playing pops; Erin Freeman conducts; May 15.

The Prizery offers a 25 percent discount for purchase of the full season and other packages at 15 and 20 percent off. Those package buyers will be treated to a free party on March 17 with local band 6th N Main, starring Alison Streeter, Lionel Best, Bob Thomasson, Ray Crawley, John Sibley, Jane Sibley, Robyn Robbins, Nick Miller and Victoria Thomasson.

The Prizery’s offerings are in addition to Halifax County Little Theatre, which will stage three of its four plays this season at The Prizery (“A Christmas Carol,” “The Jungle Book” and “Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”). “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” will play in Constitution Square.)

For show times, information or tickets, or to be put on The Prizery’s mailing list, call (434) 572-8339.

The Prizery is supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts lecture coming

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VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP LECTURE COMING TO SOUTH BOSTON.

Elizabeth Cruickshanks will present a one-session informational talk entitled “How to Apply for a VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship” on September 15 in South Boston.

Sponsored locally by The Prizery, the lecture will be at The Prizery at 7:00 p.m.

Cruickshanks will introduce attendees to VMFA’s Visual Arts Fellowship Program, providing a history of this wonderful resource for Virginia’s artists and art students and explaining how artists can apply for funding. The Fellowship program was the vision of the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg, Virginia; offered through VMFA’s Art & Education Division, Fellowships are still largely funded by Pratt’s generous endowment, and supplemented by annual gifts from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation and the J. Warwick McClintic Jr. Scholarship Fund. Since its creation in 1940, the Fellowship program has awarded more than $4.4 million to over 1,100 Virginians. In this information session, which is open to the public, attendees will learn the ins and outs of the application process, how to ensure application materials are complete, and the history behind the program and some of the familiar names who have received awards in the past. The application deadline for the 2012-13 Visual Arts Fellowship is Thursday, November 10, 2011 – applications and eligibility criteria are currently online at www.VMFA.museum/fellowships.

Cruickshanks earned an MA in the History of Art & Architecture and a BA in Art History at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. She currently serves as Fellowship Program Coordinator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Download the pdf flyer.  For additional information, telephone Elizabeth Cruickshanks at 804.204.2685.

 

 

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FREE Isadora Duncan Spring Festival Set For May 25

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DuncanFestival2011Spring Festival 2011 in Celebration of Isadora Duncan's Birthday

Celebrate Isadora Duncan's Birthday through the Art of the Dance.

FREE and open to the public!

Students from Moving Voices will perform choreographies in the tradition of Isadora Duncan, American Founder and Matriarch of Modern Dance.

Wednesday, May 25, 6-8pm in the Prizery Banquet Hall.

Download the event flyer.

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Register For Summer Theatre Camp

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Once again, it's time to sign up for Summer Theatre Camp! Kids from 7 to 14 will love this unique opportunity to bring stories to life on stage, create scenery and costumes, and perform for an audience.

Camp participants will present "How to Eat Like A Child," Directed by Sandy Slayton, for ages 7-14.

9AM-3PM Mon-Fri, June 13-17, with performances on June 17 and 18.

This event was very popular last year, so don't wait until the last minute to sign up. Tuition is $100 per person for the week. Sign up below, or by calling 572-8339. Summer Theatre Camp will be directed by Sandy Slayton.

Once again, it's time to sign up for Summer Sleepover Theatre Camp! Kids from 7 to 14 will love this unique opportunity to bring stories to life on stage, create scenery and costumes, and perform for an audience.

Camp participants will present "How to Eat Like A Child," Directed by Sandy Slayton, for ages 7-14.

9AM-3PM Mon-Fri, June 13-17, with performances on June 17 and 18.

This event was very popular last year, so don't wait until the last minute to sign up. Tuition is $100 per person for the week. Sign up below, or by calling 572-8339. Summer Theatre Camp will be directed by Sandy Slayton.

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