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Garland Civic Theatre presents “Chicago” Join Garland Civic Theatre January 16-February 8 for the great tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz. In the razzledazzle, roaring twenties of Chicago, married chorus girl Roxie Hart murders an unfaithful lover. Roxie and Velma Kelly, another murderess on death row, vie for the spotlight and the headlines. Both hope that the publicity surrounding their cases will

catapult them to fame, freedom, and successful stage careers. This tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, and exploitation features a dazzling music score! Tickets are $20-$27 and are available by visiting or by calling 972-205-2790. For more information on the Garland Civic Theatre visit

Garland Symphony Orchestra ART EXHIBITS at the GRANVILLE ARTS CENTER

Continues their 2013-2014 season of “Shall We Dance?”

North Texas Asian Photographers Association Jan. 20-Feb. 28

Stephen Beus


From ballet to break dancing, music and dance are now inseparable partners. Many great composers have done their finest work when inspired by the beauty of dance. Some have written full-length ballets intended for virtuoso dancers. Other compositions use the compelling rhythms of

dance in works intended for concert performance. On January 17, the Symphony will feature pianist Stephen Beus performing Liszt’s Totentanz. Mr. Beus holds degrees from Whitman College, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University. Stephen Beus is a Steinway Artist and currently teaches at OU. Also on this concert will be Guest Conductor Alberto Correa from Columbia. The GSO will also be performing Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances. February 14 will feature one of its own, violinist Stephen Page performing Saint-Saëns’ Havanaise. The 2013-2014 season marks his seventh season with the Garland Symphony. He holds a master’s degree from Northwest-

ern University, as well as a bachelor’s degree from SMU. Also on this performance will be Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Ravel’s La Valse. To purchase tickets call 972-205-2790 or visit For more information on the Garland Symphony Orchestra visit

Stephen Page

Special Needs Musical Theatre Celebrates 10th Year Dramapalooza is a theatre program created for Special Needs Adults sponsored by Garland Parks and Recreation, Therapeutic Rec. Department, Holford Recreation Center & the Granville Arts Center. Directed by Lory Stewart, drama classes started in 1998 and the musicals started in 2003. 1520 adults with physical and mental challenges have performed nine musicals over the years. And now we present our 10th Anniversary Musical: Alice in Wonderland (Boogie Wonderland!). That's right, Alice lands in the land of disco and that's where the fun begins! Enjoy all of your 1970’s favorite disco songs! Dramatized by director Lory Stewart to highlight the talent of each

individual performer, Alice in Wonderland promises to be fun for the entire family! The performance takes place Sunday, January 26 at 2pm in the Brownlee Auditorium. Admission is FREE and the musical is only 20-30 minutes in length. Join Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and all the characters ON STAGE after the performance for an "Unbirthday Party" to celebrate 10 years of incredible performances by these amazing actors! Thank you for your support! For more information and to see pictures of previous musicals, please go to

7th Annual Jim Paul Miller Memorial Bluegrass Show

By Company of Rowlett Performers

FREE MOVIE Alfred Hitchcock’s “Notorious” at the Plaza Theatre on the Downtown Square February 8 at 7 pm

Join the Company of Rowlett Performers for this classic Shakespeare tale where young lovers, virtue, villainy and charming naiveté abound. Don John and Borachio and the unwitting Margaret supply the deception regarding Hero. Claudio, Leonato, Don Pedro, and Ursula are the saddened recipients. Only Beatrice, Hero’s closest friend, refuses to accept the fabrication and enlists the help of her sometimes suitor, sometime nemesis, Benedick. Performance dates are February 13, 14 & 15 at 8 pm and February 16 at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 (group tickets and daycare prices available.) Call 972-977-7710 for reservations.

Plaza Theatre Event Calendar January 11 January 18 February 7 February 8 February 13-16 January 20-22

Got those mid-winter jammin’ blues? Join the Garland Square Pickers at the Plaza Theatre for the 7th Annual Jim Paul Miller Memorial Bluegrass Show on Saturday, January 18. A full slate of talent is being presented for your listening and jammin’ pleasure…a fabulous evening of fun, entertainment, pickin’ and grinnin’. Of course, there will be jammin’ in the lobby and on the sidewalk if it isn’t snowing! Open ‘jamming’ begins at 5 pm with on stage performances starting at 6 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information call 972-571-3942.

521 W. State Street Rentals 972-205-2782

David Allen’s Elvis Experience ......................................... 7:30 pm .......................................... 817-251-1316 Jim Paul Miller Memorial Bluegrass Show ...................... 6 pm ............................................... 972-571-3942 The Samurai Maiden by millermuller ballet ..................... 7:30 pm .......................................... 214-861-7221 FREE Movie Notorious ...................................................... 7 pm ............................................... 972-205-2780 Much Ado About Nothing by CORP ................................. Various .......................................... 972-977-7710 I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Austin Academy........ Various .....................

Granville Arts Center Event Calendar

300 N. Fifth Street, Downtown Garland Box Office 972-205-2790 Rentals 972-205-2780

January 3 & 4 January 12 Jan. 16-Feb. 8 January 17 January 18 & 19 January 26 February 14 February 24 Feb. 27-March 22

Miss Texas America Pageant The Masterpiece by SALT Ministry Chicago by Garland Civic Theatre Garland Symphony Orchestra MLK Parade, March and Youth Extravaganza Alice in Wonderland (Boogie Wonderland!) by Dramapalooza Garland Symphony Orchestra 15th Annual Column Awards Gala The Great Gatsby by Garland Civic Theatre

“The Masterpiece” by SALT Ministry “The Masterpiece” is a must see gospel play for the family. This talented cast will bring laughter as well as tears into your heart. Based on the true story of a gifted young girl who loses her faith when she encounters fortune and fame. A Royale Production sponsored by S.A.L.T. Ministries of Turning Point. Written & Directed by Willa Monroe with Assistant Director Derrick Fuller. Performance is at 7 pm on January 12 in the Brownlee Auditorium. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information contact Willa Monroe at 214-694-4496.

GCT presents “The Great Gatsby”

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage full of power, passion, and persuasion in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, and in Simon Levy’s adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate. We hope you will join us February27-March22 for this elegant and masterful new work of theatre. Performances are in the Small Theatre of the Granville Arts Center. Tickets are $15-$22 and are available at or by calling 972-205-2790. For more information visit

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January 3 & 4 6 p.m. 501-952-4525

Brownlee Auditorium

15th Annual Column Awards Gala

The Column Awards Gala will be held Monday, February 24, at the Granville Arts Center. The Column Awards is the only awards organization honoring excellence in theater (both equity and non-equity) throughout the metroplex. Using the gala as a major fundraiser for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids has earned them recognition from both the national media and the Broadway community. This year the special guest is Broadway superstar Rachel York, who originated the role of “Norma Cassidy” in Victor/Victoria co-starring Julie Andrews, She has a vast list of Broadway credits including Kiss Me Kate, and the recent revival of Anything Goes. Cocktail reception is at 7 p.m. Awards ceremony begins at 8 p.m. For more information on the awards go to Tickets go on sale January 20th. Visit or call 972-205-2790.

25th Annual MLK Jr. Parade, March And Youth Extravaganza The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Garland, Texas unit will host its 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and march on Saturday, January 18, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade begins near Embree Park on Dairy Road and ends at the Granville Arts Center in Downtown Garland. The 2014 theme is “Preparing Our Youth for Success in the 21st Century.” The celebration continues with an MLK Commemorative Program in the Brownlee Auditorium of the Granville Arts Center immediately following the parade. Garland’s massive MLK Communitywide Youth Choir led by clinician Reuben Lael Griffin and the St. Luke AME Puppet Ministry led by Ms. Beatrice Mosley will both perform. On January 19 youth groups from area churches will showcase their spiritual talents in praise dance, step routines and military style drills beginning at 4 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. For more information visit To receive the Arts In Action Newsletter electronically, please email with your request.

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Published by: Granville Arts Center & Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. Editor: Kim Pajot, JAN. 16-FEB. 8

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Arts In Action Jan-Feb 2014  

The Arts In Action Newsletter covers events at the Granville Arts Center and Plaza Theatre in Downtown Garland.