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Triad Stage announces the MainStage series plays for its ninth season – “A Season Together” – which begins September 6, 2009, with a lineup of productions showcasing the bold acting and breathtaking design that have become the signatures of the Triad’s award-winning professional, regional theatre. The 2009-2010 season features: a summer romance by William Inge, a power play by David Mamet, a comic adventure based on a Jules Verne novel by Mark Brown, the biography of a life in song by Larry Parr, and the world premiere of an Appalachian saga by Preston Lane and Laurelyn Dossett. “As the lights fade and a play begins, the audience and the actors are suddenly united in a shared experience,” says Artistic Director Preston Lane. “Strangers become community as laughter, tears and wonder create a bond. Triad Stage celebrates this bond with five plays to remind us that no matter how uncertain the times, we can face whatever comes when we face it together.”

The Many Hats of Emanuel Ax Pianist Emanuel (Manny) Ax opens the Greensboro Symphony’s 50th Anniversary season on Sept. 25, a rare Friday night performance, and Sept. 26 at the War Memorial Auditorium. Manny is far from your run of the mill piano virtuoso. In his 1977 expose on the professional golf tour, Dave Hill compared the personalities and interests of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Palmer, Hill said, would always talk about golf – the latest clubs, the courses he had recently played, nothing but golf. In contrast, Nicklaus likes to discuss many things like

fine wines, interesting places to travel, even the marching band of his alma mater Ohio State University where he once dotted the “i” in their script Ohio. In the world of world-class pianists, Emanuel Ax is more like Nicklaus. Perhaps Manny learned flexibility and openness from his parents who had to adapt for both to survive the holocaust. Then the youngster did not start on piano; he started on violin, eventually studying keyboard with his father who coached in an opera house in Lwow, Poland. The family settled in New York and young Ax began to study at The Juilliard

School. Now that Ax has made a name for himself as one of a handful of the world’s top pianists, one might think he would stick to a short list of tried-andtrue composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and maybe one or two others. But Manny (just like Jack Nicklaus) would never allow himself to live in such a small world. Although he loves these great composers, he strongly believes a 21st Century musician should also play music from today’s composers. So, he has not only played a great deal of

Picnic A Summer Romance By William Inge - It’s a peaceful time for a small quiet Kansas town in the early 1950s and summer is drawing to a close with the excitement of the annual Labor Day picnic. But the sudden arrival of Hal Carter, a handsome young drifter, stirs the emotions of a group of neighbors as he develops an instant attraction with Madge, one of the most beautiful girls in town. Runs September 6 – 27, 2009. Oleanna A Power Play By David Mamet - When an unconventional professor tries to help a struggling female student who is failing his class, the end result is far beyond what either originally expected in this shocking case of “he said, she said.” What begins as a simple meeting behind closed doors leads to misinterpretations, accusations and a high-stakes struggle for power. Runs October 18 – November 8, 2009. Opening night is Friday, October 23. Around the World in 80 Days A Comic Adventure By Mark Brown/ Adapted from

the novel by Jules Verne - The classic tale springs to life in this clever, fast-paced comedy for the whole family. Proper gentleman Phileas Fogg strikes a wager and sets off on a race that puts his fortune and life at risk. With his faithful servant at his side, he has just 80 days to circle the globe–an inconceivable feat in the year 1872! Runs February 7 – 28, 2010. Opening night is Friday, February 12. Ethel Waters: His Eye Is on the Sparrow A Life in Song By Larry Parr - From the hopeless slums of Philadelphia to the heights of fame, from anger towards almost everyone to a love for all mankind, Ethel Waters lived it all. Now her life takes center stage. From a childhood as a thief and unwilling bride, she became a Vaudeville success, a recording sensation and a Broadway and Hollywood star. Then a reputation for being difficult and her own distrust made her a recluse until she found a purpose beyond herself as a performer with the Billy Graham Crusades. Runs April 11 – May

2, 2010. Opening night is Friday, April 16. Providence Gap The World Premiere of an Appalachian Saga By Preston Lane/Original music by Laurelyn Dossett - In the tradition of Brother Wolf, Beautiful Star and Bloody Blackbeard comes a new play blending magic, myth and music. Chance Presnell is lucky. Abandoned at birth, he is rescued by a stranger. He meets his wife by accident. And coincidence saves his only child. But luck can change. As war calls him to Europe and an old jealousy splits his family apart, fate twists and his fortunes reverse. Runs June 6 – July 4, 2010. Opening Night is Friday, June 11. Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity A Seasonal Celebration By Preston Lane/Original music by Laurelyn Dossett - The Triad’s newest holiday tradition proves that the best tales are the ones worth repeating. Runs November 27 – December 23, 2009. Opening night is Friday, December 4

music written in the last 50 years, but has asked composers to write new pieces just for him. Aside from playing soloist, Ax loves to play chamber music and is considered and an outstanding chamber musician. One of his best friends and musical collaborators is the cellist Yo Yo Ma. Together, the two have received three Grammy Awards for Best Chamber Music Performance. Ax has four other Grammys as well. Many would think that studying at Juilliard and honing his keyboard skills probably took

all of his time. Well, no. At the same time, he earned a degree in French at Columbia! And there is more (think Nicklaus). Ax was so interested in a 2004 BBC documentary on the Holocaust that he was one of the musical contributors. Add an International Emmy Award to his collection of Grammys. So what has this remarkable musician added to his rich life in the last six months? Blogging on his site (emanuelax.wordpress. com). His recent posts on how and when audiences applaud – and don’t applaud – are

creating some waves in the world of classical music. They are definitely worth reading. And you know that the applause after his upcoming performances with the Greensboro Symphony will bring the house down. Finally, those wanting to hear Emanuel Ax play Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto have two choices: staying at home in Greensboro or traveling to New York City. The week after he’ll play it again with the New York Philharmonic in Lincoln Center. Manny has great taste in orchestras.



From Jasper Johns to Do-Ho Suh, Exhibition to Showcase 50 Years of Contemporary Art through Eyes of Students This fall, Reynolda House Museum of American Art and Wake Forest University will present an exhibition featuring contemporary art works by renowned artists such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Alex Katz from a collection developed entirely by Wake Forest students since 1963. Titled “Now/ Then: A Journey in Collecting Contemporary Art at Wake Forest University,” the exhibition captures significant trends and developments in contemporary art over the past halfcentury. It will run from October 31 through December 31, 2009 in the museum’s Babcock Wing gallery. Co-curated by Reynolda House Managing Curator Allison Slaby and WFU Assistant Professor of Art History John J. Curley, the exhibition includes more than 150 pieces by more than 100 different artists. The collection includes paintings, prints, drawings, photography and sculpture by such notable artists as Johns, Rauschenberg, Katz, Milton Avery, Kiki Smith, Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski, Ellsworth Kelly, Adolph Gottlieb, Ben

Shahn, Richard Diebenkorn, Collier Schorr and Do-Ho Suh. “What at first seemed like a radical idea conceived in 1962 by students and faculty at Wake Forest ultimately led to the formation of this significant and wide-ranging collection,” said Slaby. “An exhibition of this kind presents a significant opportunity to reveal the stories that objects have to tell about art history, about American history and about the ways that younger generations participate in the construction of our culture.” Every four years since 1963, a small group of Wake Forest students has taken a trip to New York City to purchase art. Under the direction of Wake Forest art department faculty members, the students spend several months prior to the trip researching the contemporary American art scene. In New York, they visit galleries and studios and devote hours to debating the merits of the pieces under consideration. Then, using

university funds, they make their selections and add them to the Wake Forest Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art. “Now/Then” will showcase the breadth and importance of the Student Union Collection by presenting four different models of organizing a collection: “Collecting Names,” highlighting the best-known artists in the collection; “Collecting Styles,” examining the tension between abstract and representational art since the 1960s; “Collecting History,” focusing on the 1969 buying trip; and “Collecting Stories,” documenting the memories of the student collectors and their advisors. New works of art purchased on the Spring 2009 buying trip will be on view at the university’s Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery during the same period “Now/Then” is on view at Reynolda House. For more information, please visit or call 336.758.5150.


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Hansel and Gretel October 2, 4 and 6 at

You are cordially invited to the official lighting of the holidays on

The Stevens Center of the UNCSA

December 1 at 6:30 PM The community joins to celebrate the exciting festivities of more than 50 Christmas trees lighting up in the hospital lobby. Enjoy hot cider and cookies, old fashioned carolers and the uniquely decorated trees sponsored by community businesses and organizations from around the county. Christmas Trees of Thomasville has become a tradition for the area that you do not want to miss. The trees will be on display through the month of December.


207 Old Lexington Road For more information, please call the

Thomasville Medical Center Foundation at 476-2881 Please note: The front lobby will close at 4pm on December 11 and reopen as usual on December 12.

A treat for all ages.


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KLT Hosts NC Premiere of Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell Kernersville Little Theatre (KLT) will host the North Carolina premiere of Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell, which was launched at Virginia’s prestigious Barter Theatre. The show, authored by a Charlotte-based mother and son team of writers, is a speculative look at the rewriting of the screenplay for “Gone with the Wind.” In the KLT production, Jordan Googe is famous Hollywood producer David O. Selznick, the driving force behind the Gone with the Wind movie. Frustrated with the film’s progress, Selznick halts production, and calls in legendary director Victor Fleming, played by Dick Strohmeier. With the addition of script-doctor Ben Hecht, portrayed by John M. Collier, a talented trio is formed. The three men lock themselves into Selznick’s office for seven days to write a better screenplay. Only Selznick’s faithful secretary, Miss Peabody (embodied by Judith Gillis) has access to the three men during the week, as she delivers messages, insight, and brain food: bananas and peanuts. Complications arise when Selznick and Fleming discover Hecht has never read the book; hilarity ensues when Fleming and Selznick must act the scenes out while Hecht comments and writes.

The City Arts Drama Center Announces 2009-2010 Schedule

Delightfully funny events, fast-paced timing, and well-written jokes make this show a must-see.

The City Arts Drama Center kicks off its 2009-10 season with the Greensboro Children Theatre’s production of Winnie-the Pooh. It’s a lively musical featuring Pooh, Piglet and friends played by 20 area children in grades 4-9. The show will take place in the Odell Auditorium on the campus of Greensboro College October 16-18.

Directed by Nathan Adam Sullivan, and written by Virginia Cate and Duke

From the sweet stories of AA Milne to the dark streets of New York, the next show is the Livestock Players’ production of Rent featuring actors in grades 9 – age 20. Original plays, the children’s classics of Robin Hood and

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Cinderella, Neil Simon”s female version of The Odd Couple and the musical Oklahoma! round out the varied and busy season. Classes for in acting, musical theatre, Broadway dance, TV acting, and costume design for ages K-adult are also starting up at the end of September. Whether it’s a Broadway standard to a play never seen before, the Drama Center has something for every theatre taste. Come and sample! The Drama Center is a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation of the City of Greensboro.


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Ernsberger, the show will premiere September 18, 2009 at Korner’s Folly. Additional shows are September 19, 25, 26, October 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m. and September 20, 27, October 4 at 4 p.m. KLT has announced reduced pricing for their 2009-2010 season, going back several years for ticket prices. For more information or to make a recommended reservation, call the KLT office at 336-993-6556 or visit the web-site at www.kltheatre. com

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Tickets On Sale for The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Christmas Carol Eighteen performances of Dream, September 19 to October 4 at The High Point Theatre, will be followed by 20 performances of Carol from December 4 to 20 Tickets are now on sale for The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s 2009 productions, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and NCSF’s beloved adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. NCSF has produced Dream four times from 1979 to 2003. “Each production has been a huge success,” according to Managing and Artistic Director Pedro Silva. “This may well be Shakespeare’s most popular play!” In notes printed in the playbill, returning director for this year’s production, Steve Umberger, writes: “In Shakespeare’s day, Dream may have been the first time an audience saw the superstitions of that time, the denizens of the fairy world, become actual characters on stage. Led by Puck, the fairies can do anything, go anywhere in a blink, be invisible, make magic, change the weather, bend time, and not play by any rules except those of their impulses.” He adds, “A word about the music in this production: in the beginning, you’ll hear traditional Elizabethan pieces, just as they would have been heard by Shakespeare’s audience, to establish the world of limits, order and reason that starts the play. And then, as that

world erupts and dissolves into the forest, the traditional music has been re-scored and reinterpreted to help create a world of instinct and impulse. (A world) where anything is possible!”

Original music for Dream will be composed by Fred Story. Choreography by Ron Chisholm, imaginative set design by Jennifer Wynn O’Kelly and costume design by Bob Croghan. Reprising his portrayal of the mischievous spirit Puck is Karl Baumann, who played the role for NCSF in 2003. Karl performs regularly with the famed Cirque du Soleil. The Festival will close 2009 with the return of its Family Theatre production, an original stage adaptation of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Original music, costumes and a story book setting of Dickens’s mid-nineteenth century England on a snowy Christmas Eve, set the scene for a joyous celebration of the Season. Both productions feature

Preview, Community and Rush performance dates, as well as Group Ticket Discounts including weekday morning SchoolFest matinees, offering the best ticket rates available. Dream performs September 19 – October 4 at The High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Avenue. Carol performances run from December 4 – 20. Tickets are priced from $10 - $31 and are now on sale at The High Point Theatre Box Office. Box Office hours are 12:00 – 5:00, MonFri. Visit or call 336-887-3001, or via email at: HYPERLINK “http://www.” www. Tickets are also available at the door one hour before curtain for seating to that performance only. Group tickets including The Festival’s popular SchoolFest 10:00 matinees, are on sale via NCSF’s Administrative Office. Home School Groups of 2 or more also receive group rates. Call Mon-Fri, 9:00 – Noon, at 336-841-2273, x226, or via email at: sales@ncshakes. org. For more information about Dream, Carol, and The Festival’s outreach and education programs visit NCSF’s website at: www.

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SECREST ARTISTS SEASON OPENS WITH RENOWNED PIANIST ANGELA HEWITT Winston-Salem, N.C. – Wake Forest University’s Secrest Artists Series will open its 2009-2010 season with a recital by renowned pianist Angela Hewitt. The concert, featuring works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Beethoven, will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Brendle Recital Hall. Critics consider the Londonbased musician one of the world’s premiere pianists. In 2005, she completed an 11year recording project of all Bach’s major keyboard works, and The Guardian called her “the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time.” Readers of Gramophone voted her Artist

of the Year in 2006. Hewett has performed extensively throughout the world in concert halls and festivals, and she hosts her own annual international event called the Trasimeno Music Festival at the Castle of the Knights of Malta in Magione, near Perugia, Italy. Peter Kairoff, professor of music at Wake Forest, will give a free Secrest Signature pre-performance talk at 6:40 p.m. in Room 208, adjacent to Brendle Recital Hall, at the Scales Fine Arts Center. Tickets for the concert will be available from the Wake Forest Theatre Box Office at (336) 758-5295

after Labor Day. General admission is $20; $16 for senior citizens and non-Wake Forest students; and $5 for children under 12. Group discounts and season tickets are also available. Season subscriptions are $100; $90 for senior citizens, Wake Forest alumni and non-Wake Forest students. Tickets are free to Wake Forest students, faculty and staff.

p.m. Oct. 13; Reynolds High School Auditorium.

Upcoming concerts in the 2009-2010 Secrest season include:

For more information, including Hewitt’s performance program at Wake Forest, visit www.wfu. edu/secrest or call the Secrest Artists Series office at (336) 758-5757.

The Luna Negra Dance Theater, performing with the Turtle Island String Quartet and Paquito D’Rivera; 7:30

The Bruckner Orchester Linz, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10; Wait Chapel. Baritone opera singer Nathan Gunn, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21; Wait Chapel. South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo; 7:30 p.m. March 4; Wait Chapel.

University Concert & Lecture Series Announces 2009-10 Lineup Aycock Auditorium will resonate with the soulful voices of a South African choir, the fluid rhythms of a renowned dance company and the jazz sounds of one of America’s most celebrated operas when performers take center stage for the 2009-10 University Concert & Lecture Series. The series, now in its 83rd year, will bring five must-see performances to the historic auditorium on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Shows will start at 8 p.m., with the exception of “Porgy and Bess” which will begin at 3 p.m. Season ticket packages will be available beginning July 1 at or by calling (336) 334-4849. Individual tickets will go on sale Monday, August 24. Tickets may also be purchased the night of a performance at the Aycock

Auditorium box office from 7-8:30 p.m. Scheduled performances for the 2009-10 season include: Sept. 26, Patti LuPone: Patti LuPone will present “The Gypsy in My Soul,” a concert featuring hit Broadway tunes and some of the singer’s favorite pop songs. A two-time Tony Award winner, LuPone has performed in numerous Broadway productions, including “Gypsy,” “Oliver!” and “Anything Goes.” She swept the theatre awards in 2008, winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her portrayal of Rose in “Gypsy.” Oct. 24, The Martha Graham Dance Company: Founded in 1926 by the famed dancer and choreographer, the Martha

Graham Dance Company is the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance company in America. The company has toured in more than 50 countries and performed in some of dance’s most storied venues, including the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House, Covent Garden and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Jan. 18, The Soweto Gospel Choir: The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music. Under the direction of David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer, the Grammy Award-winning choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir, which performs in six of South Africa’s 11 official languages, is dedicated to sharing the joy

of faith through music with audiences around the world. March 21, “Porgy and Bess”: “Porgy and Bess” intertwines a human story of pride, prejudice and passion with a jazz and blues-infused score. The opera introduced the classic Gershwin songs “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So” to the songbook of American standards. This production of the jazz opera is by Living Arts, Inc, which has performed the work all over the world for more than 15 years. April 14, Moscow Festival Ballet: For the second consecutive year the famed Moscow Festival Ballet will visit UNCG, this time performing “Coppelia,” a story of a life-size doll who captures the imagination of a village. For more information visit ucls.

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High Point Theatre Announces Sensational New Season of Top-Flight Entertainment From classic chart-toppers to dazzling magicians, the 2009 –2010 Signature Entertainment Series sets the stage for evenings of pure joy. High Point, North Carolina, September 1, 2009 – Set to kick off with back-to-back performances on the weekend after Halloween, the High Point Theatre’s 2009 – 2010 signature entertainment series brings a full spectrum of spectacular performers to the Triad. “Over the years, we’ve built a tradition of presenting important new acts, as well as stars whose enduring appeal reaches across generations,” says Louisa Hart, Executive Director of the High Point Theatre. “This year, our musical range extends from bluegrass, through the blues and two timeless rock & roll groups to the band that absolutely defines smooth jazz. We’ve also added one of the world’s best touring magic shows and for the Holidays, we may be creating a new tradition, as we reprise our well-loved Christmas play from last season.” On Friday, November 6, a cool change starts the new season as the Little River Band cranks out songs from their copious catalog of smooth, bluesy Classic Rock-era hits. Having honed such long-time favorites as “Lady,” “Cool Change” and “Take It Easy On Me” through 30 years of touring, these fine musicians are sure to conjure up fond memories with their sweet, mellow tunes and lyrical meditations. The following night, Saturday, November 7, The Spencers: Theater of Illusion arrives to dazzle the audience with an awe-inspiring, fast-paced and sophisticated display of prestidigitation, mind reading and stage magic. Delivering

a larger-than-life sense of wonder, this is one act you’ll definitely want to catch before it disappears. For many families, it’s just not the Holiday season until Frank Capra’s classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” has warmed up their TV screens. Engaging the audience’s imagination by presenting this well-loved Christmas tale as a live radio play, circa 1946, this heartwarming production is forging a new tradition with live theater fans across America. After making its High Point Theatre debut last year, the show has added additional scenes and changed its name to “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre.” Back by popular demand, on Tuesday, December 22, the show affords Triad folks an opportunity to celebrate the timeless values and enduring ties that are such an important part of Christmastide. Together, fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy produce a whirlwind of music, dance and song that’s sure to take your breath away. Exploring and expanding the timehonored musical traditions of

their native Cape Breton, this Canadian couple ingeniously blends new sounds and concepts with the driving rhythms and soaring tonalities of classic Celtic music. Come feel the heat as their brilliant interpretations shimmer with intensity on Friday, January 29, 2010. The blues rules on Saturday, February 27, 2010 as Ruthie Foster and her band create a full-on blast of raw musical emotion and soulful singing. Cool and collected, Eric Bibb is one of the blues’ great storytellers and troubadours. Critically acclaimed masters of their craft, each of them has earned accolades from blues aficionados around the world. An exceptional, not-to-be missed double bill! Spring ushers in the bright and breezy new bluegrass sound of Grammy nominated Cherryholmes. A family band, with country roots music deep in their blood, Cherryholmes performs regularly at Nashville’s Grand Old Opry. A big hit with those who know bluegrass best, the group soared to the top of Billboard charts with the release of their second album, “Cherryholmes II.” Bid winter a final farewell with this foot-tappin’, hand-

clappin’ high-energy ensemble on Saturday, March 20, 2010. With Memorial Day weekend just one month away, our thoughts naturally turn to memories of magic moments by the seaside. And there’s no better soundtrack for those reminiscences than classic beach tunes and golden oldies performed by the legendary doo-wop band, The Drifters. Headed up by the Duke of Earl himself – Gene Chandler – these long-time Grand Strand favorites will leave you feeling some kind of wonderful on Saturday, April 24, 2010. The High Point Theatre’s 2009 – 2010 signature entertainment series ends on a high note with elegant song stylings and artful improvisations from the contemporary jazz band Pieces of a Dream. Over a 30-year career that includes serving as the backup band for sax master Grover Washington, Jr., plus two top5 hits on R&R’s NAC chart, this talented trio has defined the very essence of smooth jazz. Once hailed by no lesser giant than Count Basie as “ a tough act to follow,” it’s fitting that on Saturday, May 22, 2010 Pieces of a Dream should put the coda on a

season of exceptional entertainment. “Beautifully designed and featuring intimate, continental-style seating, the High Point Theatre is a wonderful place to experience live music and theatrical performances,” concludes Hart. “And with this

scintillating selection of artists, every performance is sure to be simply sensational.” Tickets may be purchased through the High Point Theatre website – www. or by calling the Box Office at 336883-3907.

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Piedmont Opera Educates Youth and Dispells Misconceptions “Opera is for snobs.” “Opera is for old people. I won’t be able to relate to what’s going on.” “Nothing could be further from the truth,” says Piedmont Opera Marketing Manager Mariedith Appanaitis. “Many people think opera is eminently elitist. They hear the word opera and envision a fat lady singing with horns on her helmet.” Piedmont Opera is working hard to dispel these misconceptions. “We take pride in exposing all parts of our community, from school children to adults, to our art form. Opera was the most popular form of entertainment for several hundred years for a very good reason: it’s fun! These are fantastic stories chock full of characters we can all identify with, and you get to see this tale spun out in front of you in a live performance, played by some of the best young singers and actors in America today,” states Frank Dickerson, Piedmont Opera’s Executive

Director. “Our artistic staff and principal singers all have respected national reputations, and our collaborations with the UNCSA and the Winston Salem Symphony enable us to present some of the highest quality regional productions available in the United States.” In an effort to expand its audience (the average age of an American opera patron is 65) Piedmont Opera continues to offer programming to reach a younger and wider audience despite the shrinking economy and diminishing public and private dollars for the arts. Piedmont Opera partners with many local non-profits to educate the community about the power of opera. Each summer the opera and The Children’s Museum of WinstonSalem host an opera camp at the museum. Here elementary-aged students have the opportunity to encounter all art forms: visual art, dance, theatre, voice, costume, set design and music?all of these are elements are combined to make an opera. Children spend

the week building the set, constructing the costumes to ready themselves for an end of the week performance. Another venture that reaches school children in grades 3rd - 5th is a partnership with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute This season they will offer a touring production of “Hansel and Gretel.” Condensed to 34 minutes, plus a 10 minute question and answer session, this production is geared toward school children at a total cost of $100. Local schools need only an all purpose room, gymnasium or auditorium, a microphone and a tuned piano to experience the sounds of live opera. “These productions have an entertaining plot and the show is an excellent introduction to opera,” said conductor James Allbritten. Dates are on a first-come, first-served basis and must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to the performance.

For older students, Piedmont Opera offers Student Night at the Opera, an opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to witness live, professional opera performances during the final dress rehearsals. Admission is only $3. One adult chaperone per every 10 students is required. Educational outreach is not only limited to youths. Piedmont Opera, in collaboration with the Reynolda House, offers 2 adult learning courses. Opera 101 and 102 are classes held in two-hour sessions over a period of four weeks and include materials, professional demonstrations, site visits, tours and a performance of the upcoming opera. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm at Reynolda House Museum of American Art and The Stevens Center (405 W. Fourth St). Course fees are $125; $100 for members/Norman Johnson Society. Space is very limited. Contact the Reynolda House for more information and registration AT (336) 758-5150.

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As soon as you walk through the door, you know that the Arts Council’s annual wine tasting is different from other wine tastings … it features almost 100 wines sponsored by Mutual Distributing! It also features a silent auction with over 200 items to bid on including wine, furniture and accessories, jewelry and clothing, arts and entertainment packages, recreational packages, health and beauty packages, plus many other treasures. Some people attend Expo Vino to learn more about wine and food pairings by sampling the wide selection of wines and talking to the knowledgeable sommeliers working the event. Some people attend Expo Vino for the silent auction to find good deals on items for themselves or presents for the upcoming holidays. But all that attend Expo Vino have a great time while raising funds for the arts in High Point! Proceeds from this fund-raising event benefit arts programs for the High Point Area Arts Council and its affiliates arts organizations. Last year’s Expo Vino earned $46,000 for arts programming in our community! Join the fun and attend Expo Vino on Friday, November 13, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the High Point Country Club. Tickets are $40 per person! For more information or to make your reservation, call the High Point Area Arts Council at 889-2787 ext. 23. Reservations must be made by November 9.

Piedmont Opera will present a unique slate of first-time performances as it celebrates its 32th year and continues the rich history of presenting world-class opera in WinstonSalem. All performances will be conducted by James Allbritten. The season launches with the family favorite “Hansel and Gretel,” an opera that is new to the Piedmont Opera repertory. Most fairy tales — while charming on the outside — resonate long past bedtime with darker underpinnings. “Hansel and Gretel” tells the story of two siblings lost in a shadowy world of unknown menace, pursued by the Witch, who seeks to devour them. The English-language production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s adaptation of the beloved story by the Brothers Grimm was originally created for Welsh National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Hansel and Gretel will run Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.,

Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevens Center of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

beauty, countless suitors vie for her hand, despite the fact that those who fail are mercilessly beheaded.

The company will celebrate Valentine’s Day with An Afternoon of Romantic Love Songs and Arias on February 14 at 3 p.m. at Brendle Recital Hall.

Appearing before a crowd of peasants, proclaiming that she will never be possessed by a man, Turandotis horrified when a mysterious stranger-the exiled Prince Calaf in disguise-answers each riddle correctly. The stranger offers a compromise: he will give up his life if Turandot can discover his name before dawn. The kingdom is kept awake all night as the people try to discover the stranger’s name. In the end, Calaf kisses the Princess, whose icy heart is melted, and she announces that she at last knows the stranger’s name — “Love.”

This concert will highlight some of the most romantic and cherished love songs all times. Seating is limited for this one-night only performance. Piedmont Opera will close its season with a semi-staged, concert of Persian fairytale, Turandot, April 9 at 8 p.m., April 11 at 2 p.m., and April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevens Center of the UNCSA. This opera tells the story of the coldhearted Mandarin princess who declares that she will marry the man who can answer three riddles. Drawn to Princess Turandot’s incomparable

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Now Playing Individual Tickets for 2009-10 Broadway Series Shows on Sale August 24 Individual tickets for all performances of the five touring productions that make up the 2009-10 Best of Broadway Series presented by Graphic Visual Solutions will go sale Monday, August 24 at 10:00 am. Tickets may be purchased at, Ticketmaster outlets, chargeby-phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the Greensboro Coliseum box office. The 2009-10 series features five of the hottest national touring productions at War Memorial Auditorium and Odeon Theatre, including “The Wedding Singer,” “Rain,” “The Rat Pack is Back,” ”Dixie’s Tupperware Party” and “Avenue Q”. Each of the five productions will be making its Triad area premiere. In addition, as a special attraction to Greensboro, War Memorial Auditorium will host the Broadway touring production of “The Color Purple”* starring Fantasia Barrino for eight performances, September 8-13. 2009-10 BEST OF BROADWAY SERIES PRESENTED BY GRAPHIC VISUAL SOLUTIONS THE WEDDING SINGER (October 16-17, 2009) – War Memorial Auditorium Nominated for five Tony Awards® including Best Musical, The Wedding Singer brings the sweet and funny Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore movie to heartwarming life as a wonderful new Broadway musical. When the guy who brightens

up every wedding can’t find true love himself, fate steps in and lends its musical hand. Three weddings, a bar mitzvah and a wild trip to a Vegas “Chapel of Love” keep things hopping in this affectionate look back at the 80s-big hair and all! RAIN (November 20-21, 2009) – War Memorial Auditorium. “The next best thing to seeing the Beatles” praised The Denver Post for this multi-media, multidimensional theatrical concert experience featuring all of the Fab Four’s biggest hits. The ultimate Beatles concert, from their very first Ed Sullivan appearance through Abbey Road, with the psychedelic 60s on the way. All the greatest Beatles hits, including “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Yesterday,” “Twist and Shout,” and “Hey Jude.” THE RAT PACK IS BACK (February 19-20, 2010) – War Memorial Auditorium This spirited tribute recreates the Las Vegas of the 50s when the swingin’ ring-a-ding group known as the “Rat Pack” knocked ‘em dead with their free-wheeling, no-holds barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop. Hits from “That’s Amore” and “Fly Me to the Moon” to “Mr. Bojangles” inspired the Los Angeles Times to praise THE RAT PACK IS BACK: “Hilarious, bawdy bantering, merciless razzing and a swingin’ big band playing hit after hit,” and the Chicago Tribune to rave, “Excellent!”

DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY (March 18-21, 2010) – Odeon Theatre (Contains Adult Content. Suitable for ages 16 and up) Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Now join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageous tales, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. See for yourself how Ms. Longate became the #1 Tupperware seller in the world--- don’t forget your wallet!--- as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products! “Not your grandmother’s Tupperware Party!” - NBC Today Show AVENUE Q (May 14-15, 2010) – War Memorial Auditorium (for mature audiences) Full of heart and a terrific new Broadway score, this Tony Award® winning Best Musical is “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see,” praised Entertainment Weekly. When the denizens of Lower East Side’s Avenue Q get together-puppets and peopleyou’re in for a happy send-up of Sesame Street story telling that’s hilarious and right to the point. “Subversive” and “uproarious” praised The New Yorker.

Season tickets for the 2008-2009 Triad Best of Broadway Series are also still available. To renew or purchase Triad Best of Broadway Series season tickets, please call (336) 373-7575. Season ticket order forms may also be downloaded at www.bobnc. com. Special Attraction! THE COLOR PURPLE (September 8-13) – War Memorial Auditorium Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Color Purple opened on December 1, 2005 at the Broadway Theatre where it ran for over two record breaking years. Starring American Idol Season 3 winner and High Point, NC native Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world. With a joyous GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, The Color Purple is about hope and the healing power of love.



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205 West 6th Street Winston-Salem Shows take place in the Arts District in Downtown Winsto on 6th and Trade street

520 S Elm St Greensboro, NC 336.333.2605

Blues-A-Palooza October 4th at 1-5pm The Big Ron Hunter Band at 1:00pm Matt Walsh at 2:30pm Dam Fino at 3:30pm Kids Corner Crafts Rhythm of Art October 11th at 1-5pm Art, Fine Crafts, Global Dance & Poetry, Kids Corner Crafts HarvestFest October 18th 1-5pm Bluegrass Band, The Voices of God’s Children Gospel Choir, Farmer’s Market, Pumpkin Patch, Kids Corner Crafts 60s Sunday Sunday October 25th 1-5pm DJ Ralph Shaw with 60s Tunes at 1:00pm The Throw Back Band at 3:00pm Kids Corner Crafts



LIFE AFTER DEATH by Sybil Rosen A WORLD PREMIERE October 28-November 1 & November 4-7

Greensboro Children’s Theatre

SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS by Richard Alfieri December 2-6 & 9-12

Winnie-the-Pooh Oct. 16-18 Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College


Robin Hood March 12-14 Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College

310 South Greene Street Greensboro, NC 27401 Main Office: 336-333-2600 Box Office: 336-333-2605 Craig Morgan September 18 Igudesman & Joo: “A Little Nightmare Music” September 24 Lucinda Williams September 25 Irving Berlin’s “I Love a Piano” October 9

900 E. Washington Street Greensboro

Loud & Rich (Loudon Wainwright & Richard Thompson) October 15

Community Activism Forum - “From History to Healing” Saturday, October 3 9:30am - 2:30 pm @Sheraton Four Seasons 3121 High Point Rd Greensboro, NC

Rickie Lee Jones October 17

CROWNS October 1 at 7pm October 2 at 8:30 pm October 4 at 3pm and 7pm October 5th at 7pm Adult tickets are $10 if purchased before September 25, 2009, and $12 thereafter; $6 for non-Bennett students, Bennett employees, and Bennett alumnae; and $2 for Bennett students. For advanced tickets or reservations, please call 336/517-2301.

Ronnie Milsap March 26

Eric Benet October 23 Etta May & The Southern Fried Chicks October 30 American Revival November 6 Riders in the Sky: “Christmas the Cowboy Way” December 11 James Gregory January 29 Ballet Folklórico de México February 20 Dailey & Vincent February 26

200 North Davie St. Greensboro

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper June 11-13 Weaver Academy Theatre, Greensboro All shows -Fri 7:30, Sat 2 & 4:30, Sun 2PM. Tickets $7.00. Discounted season ticket available for $15 which includes $3.00 off Oklahoma! Livestock Players Rent Nov. 12-15 Studio Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center The Odd Couple May 20-23 Studio Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center All shows Thu.-Sat 8PM. Sun. 2PM; Tickets $10.00 Evening of Short Plays Sept. 17-20 Studio Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center Evening of Short Plays Feb. 11-14 Fri. & Sat 8:PM, Sun. 2PM NC New Play Project Apr 15-18 Fri. & Sat 8:PM, Sun. 2PM OKLAHOMA! July 9-18 Weaver Academy Theatre, Greensboro Fri & Sat 7:00PM, Sun. 2:00PM, Tickets $10.00

COMMUNITY THEATRE OF GREENSBORO 200 North Davie St. #9 Greensboro Wait Until Dark October 9–18 The Broach Theatre 520 South Elm Street, Greensboro The Wizard of Oz — 15th anniversary November 13–22 The Carolina Theatre 310 South Greene St., Greensboro The Best Christmas Pageant Ever December 18-20 The Odeon Theatre Greensboro Coliseum Complex 1921 W. Lee St. Greensboro The Sunshine Boys February 19–March 7 CTG’s Studio 413, 4th Floor Greensboro Cultural Center 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro CTG’s 60 YEARS OF BROADWAY April 16-18 The Carolina Theatre 310 South Greene St., Greensboro

GREENSBORO BALLET (336)333-7480 BALLET BOO! Saturday, October 31 2pm-3:30pm Orchestra Rehearsal Hall Level One Greensboro Cultural Center 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro Admission: $5 A Children’s Halloween performance. Wear your costumes, come decorate a cookie and have some fun with the company dancers on Halloween as they dance a fun and spooky ballet. DRACULA BALL Saturday, October 31 9pm until 1am Orchestra Rehearsal Hall Level One Greensboro Cultural Center 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro Admission: $30 per person, or $50 per couple

DRACULA….the ballet with a Bite! Sunday, November 1 at 2pm Orchestra Rehearsal Hall Level One Greensboro Cultural Center 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro Admission: $12 adults, $8 students and seniors over 60 THE NUTCRACKER December 17, 2009 - 7pm December 19, 2009 - 2pm December 20, 2009 - 3pm All performances will take place at the War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Tickets on sale starting November 2, 2009. Call the Greensboro Coliseum at 336.852.1100 Or On-line at www. Ticketmaster. com. Tickets $10-$35, depending on age and seat location. THE CRACKED NUT December 19, 2009 - 7pm War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Tickets $10-$35 depending on age and seat location Join us for Greensboro Ballet’s spoof on THE NUTCRACKER. SNOW WHITE April 10 - 2pm AND 4:30PM April 11 - 2pm AND 4:30PM Orchestra Rehearsal Hall Level One Greensboro Cultural Center 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro Tickets $12 adults, $8 students and seniors over 60. Tickets on Sale beginning March 1 - Call Greensboro Ballet at 333-7480.


Panisse Restaurant) will be at the groundbreaking to show her support for the project. Greensboro Museum Day September 26, all day GCM will offer $1 off admission fees and fun garden programs to celebrate the groundbreaking of our new Edible Schoolyard! How People Make Things Exhibit – Grand Opening! October 3 through December 31, 2009. Free with admission/ membership. Make Believe Ball October 17 from 5-8pm It’s a magical event where children and parents come dressed in costume and participate in a wide range of fun-filled activities centered around the Museum’s exciting new traveling exhibit “How People Make Things”. Special guest Dora the Explorer. Tickets go on sale mid September. Cost: $15 Members, $20 Nonmembers, $25 at the door.

GREENBORO COLISEUM EVENTS CENTER 1.800.745.3000 Music/Comedy Journey In Concert w/ Night Ranger Friday, Sept.18 @ 7:30pm Evening with David Sedaris Thursday, October 8 @ 7:30pm

220 North Church St. Greensboro

Celtic Woman “Isle of Hope Tour” Thursday, October 22

Cookie Mouse at GCM September 12th and 13th Free with admission/membership.

AC/DC Concert Sunday, October 25

Grandparent’s Day September 13 We will honor all grandparents by providing FREE admission to grandparents. Groundbreaking Ceremony of GCM’s New Edible Schoolyard! September 24, 4pm Special guest, Alice Waters (food activist, chef, founder of Chez

Miley Cyrus Concert Sunday, November 22 @ 7pm Trans-Siberian Orchestra Wednesday, November 25 @ 4pm & 8pm Disney on Ice Thursday, December 3 - Sunday, December 6

Now Playing Calendar Festivals/Shows/Sports Holiday Market Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8

Romeo and Juliet Nov 10th-14th (7:30 PM) November 13th, 2009 (10:00 AM) & November 15th, 2009 (2:00 PM)

Carolina Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Arts & Crafts Festival Friday, November 27 - Sunday, November 29

North Carolina Theatre Conference & High School Play Festival November 19th - November 21st, (Times T.B.A.)

Greensboro Gem, Mineral, Bead Show & Sale Friday, December 18 - Sunday, December 20

Final Dance Presentations December 4th, 2009 (7:00 PM)

2010 ACC Womens Basketball Tournament Thurs, March 4 - Sun, March 7

BEST OF BROADWAY TRIAD SERIES Greensboro Coliseum War Memorial Auditorium 1921 West Lee St. Greensboro, NC 1.800.745.3000 The Wedding Singer October 16-17 Rain “A Tribute to the Beatles” November 20-21 The Rat Pack is Back! February 19-20, 2010

Anna in the Tropics and Rabbit Hole (Rotating Repertory) Feb 16th - Feb 21st, 7:30 PM Feb 20th & Feb 21st, 2:00 PM Pulitzer Prize Winning Musical April 13th, 17th, 7:30 PM April 16th, 10:00 AM & April 18th, 2:00 PM Final Dance Presentations April 25th, 2010 (6:00 PM)

GREENSBORO OPERA COMPANY Verdi’s La Traviata ONE PERFORMANCE November 13, 8:00 PM War Memorial Auditorium Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC

Dixie’s Tuppperware Party March 18-21, 2010 Avenue Q The Broadway Musical May 14-15, 2010

GREENSBORO COLLEGE THEATRE 815 W. Market St. Box Office/ Ticket Information Contact: Julee Marshall Odell Building Phone: 336-217-7220 Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm M-F The Dixie Swim Club October 6th - 10th, (7:30 PM) October 11th, (2:00 PM)

GREENSBORO ORATORIO SOCIETY 336.854.5444 Jay O. Lambeth, Conductor Handel’s “Messiah” Thursday, December 10th @ 7pm War Memorial Auditorium Greensboro Coliseum

GREENSBORO SYMPHONY Dmitry Sitkovesky, Music Director 336.335.5456 ext. 224 Rice Toyota Sitkovesky & Friends Chamber Series Held at Dana Auditorium 5800 W. Friendly Avenue Guilford College, Greensboro

October 30 Dmitry Sitkovetsky TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No. 1 Degas Quartet MOZART Clarinet Quintet January 22 Time for Three MENDELSSOHN Octet TIME FOR THREE Improvisation February 19 Bella Davidovich Chamber Orchestra WAGNER Siegfried Idyll MOZART Piano Concerto K. 488 in A Major HAYDN Symphony No. 45 “Farewell” March 26 Julian Schwarz Stefani Collins DEBUSSY Cello Sonata

DEBUSSY Violin Sonata SAINT-SAÉNS Carnival of the Animals May 21 Katherine Ciesinski PUCCINI Chrisantemi RESPIGHI Il Tramonte SCHUBERT Die Forelle SCHUBERT Trout Quintet Masterworks Series Held at War Memorial Auditorium (WMA) 1921 W. Lee Street, Greensboro or Dana Auditorium 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Guilford College, Greensboro September 25 & 26 8PM @ WMA each night 50th Anniversary SCHUMANN Manfred Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4 Emanuel Ax, piano MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3 “Scottish”

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 October 29 & 31 7:30PM, October 29 - WMA 8PM, October 31 - Dana Auditorium Tchaikovsky Spectacular TCHAIKOVSKY Valse from Eugene Onegin Fouad Fakhouri, conductor TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin Fouad Fakhouri, conductor TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 January 21 & 23 7:30PM, January 21 - WMA 8PM, January 23 - Dana Auditorium Time for Three Returns SCHUBERT Symphony No.9 “The Great” VIVALDI Concerto for 3 Violins Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Nick kendall, Zack DePue TIME FOR THREE Jams February 18, 19 & 20 February 18 - UNCG School of Music Recital Hall-Sold out 8PM, February 19 - Dana Auditorium 8PM, February 20 - Dana Auditorium Mozart & More Special Chamber Orchestra Concert WAGNER Siegfried Idyll MOZART Piano Concerto K.488 Bella Davidovich, piano


HAYDN Symphony No.45 “Farewell” March 25 & 27 7:30PM, March 25 - WMA 8PM, March 27 - Dana Auditorium French Fare with Stars of Tomorrow RAVEL Mother Goose Suite DEBUSSY Danse sacrée et profane SAINT-SAÉNS Cello Concerto No.1 Julian Schwarz, cello RAVEL Pavane for a Princess from a Faraway Time Stefani Collins, violin SAINT-SAÉNS Havanaise & Capriccioso Stefani Collins, violin May 20 & 22 7:30PM, May 20 - WMA 8PM, May 22 - WMA Italian Masterpieces Jennifer Check, soprano katherine Ciesinski, mezzo Rene Barbera, tenor leonard Rowe, bass-baritone Choral Society of Greensboro VERDI String Quartet for String Orchestra ROSSINI Stabat Mater

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12 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 Our State Carolina POPS Series November 21 8PM • Westover Church 505 Muirs Chapel Road Greensboro, NC Rocky Mountain High Bruce kiesling, conductor Jim Curry, the voice of John Denver in the CBS-tV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, will join the GSO for a tribute to the life and music of John Denver December 31 8 PM • WMA New Years Eve with West End Mambo Bruce kiesling, conductor A fiery mix of salsa and Latin songs - from bolero and rumbas to guaracha and son montuno. February 12 8 PM • Westover Church Broadway Magic! Bob Moody, conductor The Winston Salem Symphony and the Greensboro Symphony join forces with vocalists Jenn raithel-newman and Joe Cassidy to perform some of the greatest and most memorable love duets of all time. May 8 8 PM • Westover Church Great American Songbook Stuart Malina Returns! The GSO welcomes the sultry Hilary Kole and Joel Malina for an unforgettable evening! Sealy/Fox 8 Holiday Concert Fox 8 Holiday Concert 7:30PM, Friday, December 18 Greensboro Coliseum 3PM, Sunday, December 20 Elon University Alumni Gym Fouad Fakhouri, Conductor Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor Admission to the concerts is FREE with the donation of a nonperishable food item to benefit the Salvation Army. For only the cost of a can of food, members of the community enjoy a holiday celebration and have the opportunity to assist others.

Annual Community Gospel Concert January 29 at 8:00 pm Dr. Henry Panion, Conductor Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the F. W. Woolworth Sit-ins! Westover Church Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra All concerts Free and open to public Fall Concert December 6 - Greensboro Day School Winter Concert March 21 - Greensboro College GSYO European Tour March 26 - April 4 Spring Concert May 23 - Greensboro College

GUILFORD COLLEGE: THE BRYAN SERIES Shows at War Memorial Auditorium 1.800.745.3000 2009-10: The American Experience Garry Trudeau Wednesday, October 7 Paul Krugman Tuesday, November 3 Anna Deavere Smith Sunday, February 28 David Gregory Tuesday, April 13

GTCC THEATRE All Performances in the FINE ARTS THEATRE, Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center. Info: (336) 334-4822, Ext 2496

Rabbit Hole September 23-26 & 30 October 1-3 All Shows 8pm Ice Glen November 18-21, December 2-5 All Shows 8pm All In The Timing February 17-20, 24-27 All Shows 8pm

HIGH POINT ARTS COUNCIL 305 N. Main Street, High Point, 336.889.2787 Day in the Park September 19th, 11 am- 5 pm High Point City Lake 602 W. Main St., Jamestown Free Admission Expo Vino November 13 at 7-10 pm High Point Country Club Tickets: $40 per person 889-2787, ext 23

HIGH POINT COMMUNITY THEATRE 220 E. Commerce St., High Point, 336.882.2542 Seussical, the Musical Nov 19-21, 2009 at 7:30 pm Nov 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm High Point Theatre Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, at 7:30 pm Wesley Memorial United

Methodist Church Sanctuary 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point

Cherryholmes March 20, 8 PM

Nunsense May 13-15, 2010 at 7:30 pm May 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm High Point Theatre

The Drifters featuring Charlie Thomas and Gene “Duke of Earl” Chandler April 24, 8 PM

Please note the 7:30 pm curtain time for all evening performances. Tickets for all productions will be available at the High Point Theatre Box Office - 336-887-3001. Ticket prices are Adult - $18.00; Senior Citizen/Student - $15.00; Child 12 & Under - $8.00 Season subscriptions are available through the HPCT office - 336-882-2542.

Pieces of a Dream May 22, 8 PM

HIGH POINT THEATRE 220 E. Commerce Street High Point, NC Star Spangled Series Little River Band November 6, 8 PM The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion November 7, 8 PM It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre December 22, 7:30 PM Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leady January 29, 8 PM Eric Bibb and Ruthie Foster February 27, 8 PM

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HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY THEATRE Pauline Theatre in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center FUDDY MEERS October 1-4 & 8-11 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS November 19-22 THE DINING ROOM February 18-21 & 25-28 THE SEAGULL April 8-11

KERNERSVILLE LITTLE THEATRE 336-993-6556 Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell September 18, 19, 25, 26,

October 1, 2, and 3 at 8 pm September 20, 27, October 4 at 4 pm Korner’s Folly in Kernersville Cupid’s Park in historic Korner’s Folly 413 S Main St, Kernersville Tickets: $18 adults, $15 students/seniors. Includes tour of the Folly, wine and cheese intermission, and cast reception. The Littlest Angel December 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 pm December 13 at 3 pm 126 Main Street Baptist Church, Kernersville Tickets: $7 adults, $6 students/ seniors, $3 children A portion of the ticket proceeds go to the Christmas Stocking Fund. The Battle of Shallowford February 26, 27, March 5, 6 at 8 pm February 28, March 7 at 2 pm Tickets: $12 adults, $9 students/ seniors. Fitzpatrick Auditorium in Kernersville Elementary School 512 W Mountain St., Kernersville Once Upon A Mattress June 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8 pm June 20, 27 at 2 pm Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, $8 children. Fitzpatrick Auditorium in Kernersville Elementary School 512 W Mountain St., Kernersville

Now Playing Calendar MUSIC ACADEMY OF NORTH CAROLINA 1327 Beaman Place Greensboro,NC 336.379.8748 October 18th Student Showcase Recitals 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 November 13-15th 5th Annual Guitar Festival November 22nd Student Showcase Recitals 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 December 6th Student Showcase Recitals 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 February 21st Student Showcase Recitals 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 March 5-7th 11th Annual Cello & String Competition April 18th Student Showcase Recitals 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 May 16th Merit Scholarship Recitals 1:30, 2:30

NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF ARTS September 26 James Miller, Trombone Faculty artist James Miller in recital 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall October 3 Trumpeter Judith Saxton and pianist Allison Gagnon 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall October 13 Chris Jordan, world-renowned photographer, environmental activist and spokesperson for social change, presents a lecture to kickoff the ACCORD Initiative (Artists Contributing to Civic-Oriented and Responsive Democracy). 7:00 p.m. at Thrust Theatre FREE. Please call to reserve seats.

October 15 Letters from Composers: Tenor Glenn Siebert and guitarist Gerald Klickstein perform Dominick Argento’s Letters from Composers. 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall October 24 Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center October 27 Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall October 29 “Fences” by August Wilson 29th at 7:30 p.m. 30 – 31 8:00 p.m. at Catawba Theatre Directed by Michele Shay / Featuring members of Studios 3&4 NOTE: Special benefit performance on opening night, Oct. 29. Tickets are $50 which includes a post-show champagne and dessert party with the actors and director. For more info, call the Office of Advancement at 336-770-3330. October 31 Trombone Choir 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall. FREE. November 1 “Fences” by August Wilson 1st & 7th at 2:00 p.m. 4 – 7 at 8:00 p.m. at Catawba Theatre Directed by Michele Shay / Featuring members of Studios 3 & 4 November 2 Tracking Sound: The Evolution of Hollywood Film Music 7:00 p.m. at Main Theatre FREE. Please call to reserve seats. November 4 “Vinegar Tom” by Caryl Churchill 4 – 7 at 8:00 p.m. 7 & 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Patrons Theatre Directed by Robert Francesconi / Featuring members of Studio 3 November 6 A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute: Opera Scenes 7:30 p.m. at deMille Theatre Fellows of the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute perform scenes from the operatic repertoire. FREE.

November 6 Wind Ensemble 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center November 7 Violinist Kevin Lawrence and pianist Allison Gagnon 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall November 10 Taimur Sullivan, Saxophone 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall November 12 “Saint Joan” by George Bernard Shaw 12 – 14 at 8:00 p.m. 15 & 21 at 2:00 p.m. 18 – 21 at 8:00 p.m. at Thrust Theatre Directed by Gerald Freedman / Featuring members of Studios 3 & 4 November 13 “Picnic” by William Inge 13 – 14 at 8:00 p.m. 15 & 21 at 2:00 p.m. 18 – 21 at 8:00 p.m. at Catawba Theatre November 14 Symphony Orchestra 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Crawford Hall 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Crawford Hall Maestro Ransom Wilson conducts the orchestra in a performance of Jolivet’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (featuring Concerto Competition Winner Megan Szymanski) and SaintSaëns’s Symphony No. 3 with faculty organist Timothy Olsen. November 17 Jazz Ensemble 7:30 p.m. at Thrust Theatre November 17 Fall Dance 17 – 21 at 7:30 p.m. 21 at 2:00 p.m. at deMille Theatre The program will include Cowgirls by Dianne Markham as well as new creations by Trish Casey, Diego Schoch, and Molly and Kelly Maxner. November 19 Hollywood Emigrés and Protégés 8:00 p.m. at Stevens Center Chancellor John Mauceri conducts the North Carolina Symphony in a concert showcasing the dramatic impact that European composers fleeing the onset of Nazi Germany had on the budding film industry in

Hollywood in the 1930’s and beyond. SPECIAL EVENT PRICING: Premium Seating $75 (includes a $25 tax-deductible donation); Orchestra $50-55; Front Balcony $25; Rear Balcony $15 NOTE: ArtsCard and BRAVO! Performance Pass cannot be used for this concert.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 December 10 Guitar Class Recital 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall FREE.

Valentines Day Concert An Afternoon of Love Songs and Arias February 14, 2010 at 3:00pm Brendle Recital Hall at Wake Forest University


Turandot April 9 at 8pm April 11 at 2pm April 13 at 7:30pm The Stevens Center of UNCSA

November 21 Violist Sheila Browne and pianist Allison Gagnon 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall

PO Box 6066, High Point (V) 336.841.2273 Order Tickets: www. Shows at High Point Theatre 220 E. Commerce, High Point

December 1 Bassist Paul Sharpe and pianist Allison Gagnon 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sept 19 - Oct 4

December 5 The Nutcracker 5th at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 6th at 2:00 p.m. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. 12th at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 13th at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at Stevens Center Gillian Murphy, UNCSA alumna, and Sascha Radetsky will perform Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2:00 p.m. Maria Riccetto and Blaine Hoven, both UNCSA alumni, will perform Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. SPECIAL EVENT PRICING (ADULTS/ CHILDREN AGE 13 AND UNDER): Prime Orchestra ($66); Orchestra Center ($50/$35); Orchestra Sides and Front Balcony ($45/$30); Center Balcony ($33/$24); Rear Balcony ($25/$20). GREAT DEAL: “Family 4-Pack!” (for two adults and two children) Wed, Thurs and Sun nights only ($130 Orchestra Side/Front Balcony or $95 Center Balcony). Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount on every full-priced ticket (except Prime Orchestra). May not be combined with any other offer. NOTE: ArtsCard and BRAVO! Performance Pass cannot be used for The Nutcracker. December 8 Percussion Ensembles 7:30 p.m. at Watson Chamber Music Hall. FREE.


Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol December 4 - 20 For all SchoolFest & Group Ticket Orders: 336.841.2273 x226 or

OPEN SPACE CAFÉ THEATRE 4609 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC 336- 292-2285 Ruthless! September 24 - October 3, 2009 Matinee September 27 Foxfire Oct. 29 - Nov. 7, 2009 Matinee November 1st Back by Popular Demand! Ebenezer’s Trailer Park Christmas Speck-Tac-Yule-R! December 10-20, 2009 Matinees December 13th & 20th

PIEDMONT PLAYERS The Historic Meroney Theater 213 South Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 (704) 633-5471 Kudzu Produced by: Animal Care Clinic of Salisbury and Bob & Sara Cook November 12-15 and 18-21, 2009 Sweet Bird of Youth By Tennessee Williams Produced by: Wachovia Bank January 21-24 and 27-30, 2010 Curtains Book by Rupert Holmes, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone, Additional Lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes Prod by: Anderson Dental Group April 15-18 and 21-24,2010 Moonlight and Magnolias By Ron Hutchinson Prod by: Wallace & Graham, P.A. June 10-13 and 16-19, 2010 The Matchmaker Produced by: KKA Architecture and Edward & Susan Norvell July 22-25 and 28-31, 2010

Box Office: 336.725.7101 x1 Shows at The Stevens Center of UNCSA 405 West 4th Street, Winston Salem

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book by Ken Ludwig, Music and Lyrics by Don Schlitz. Based on the classic novel by Mark Twain Produced by: F&M Bank October 7-9 (schools) and 9-10 & 16-17 (public) September 8 & 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Hansel and Gretel October 2 at 7pm October 4 at 2pm October 6 at 7:30pm The Stevens Center of UNCSA

A Midsummer Night’s Dream By William Shakespeare Prod by: Altrusa International February 19-20


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14 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 REYNOLDA HOUSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Symposium: “Curious Spectacle”: Charles Darwin and the Art of Observation October 3, 12–5 p.m. Members/students $25, nonmembers $35. For information and to register, please call 336.758.5900. Family First: Feathered Friends Workshop October 4, 2–4 p.m. $7 per person Registration required. Children will search for the animals that inspired Charles Darwin and artist Frederic Church in the paintings and sculptures of Reynolda House’s collection, and then build their own bird sculptures. For information and to register, please call 336.758.5599. Community Day Festival: Voyages of Discovery October 11, 2–4 p.m. Admission is free Reynolda House invites you to a fall festival celebrating two intrepid discoverers, Frederic Church and Charles Darwin. For information, please call 336.758.5150 or visit Gallery Talks on The Andes of Ecuador October 15 and 22, noon Members/students free, nonmembers free with Museum admission. For information, please call 336.758.5150 or visit Exhibition Opening Party Now/Then: A Journey in Collecting Contemporary Art at Wake Forest University October 30, 7:30–9 p.m. Members/students free, non-members $5 Reynolda After Hours October 30, 9–11 p.m. Members/students free, nonmembers $5 For information about the exhibition opening and Reynolda After Hours event, please call 336.758.5150 or visit

Family First: Pulp to Paper Workshop November 1, 2–4 p.m. $7 per person Registration required. For information and to register, please call 336.758.5599. Now/Then Gallery Talk: The Class of ‘63 November 10, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $5 per person. For information, please call 336.758.5150 or visit Gallery Talk on The Andes of Ecuador November 12, noon Members/students free, non-members free with Museum admission For information, please call 336.758.5150 or visit Lecture: Hits & Misses: Collecting American Art at Reynolda House, 1966–2009, Part I November 12, 5:30 p.m. $15 for members/students, $20 for non-members

Candlelight Guided Tours December 10: 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. December 11: 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. December 12: 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Members/students $12, nonmembers $15 For information, please call 336.758.5150 or visit Gallery Talk on The Expatriates: Cassatt, Sargent, and Whistler December 17, noon Members/students free, nonmembers free with Museum admission. This exhibition is on view December 5, 2009–April 5, 2010 in the Northeast Bedroom Gallery of Reynolda House. For information, please call 336.758.5150 or visit Play: A Christmas Memory December 20, 3 p.m. Members/students $8, nonmembers $12

SECREST ARTIST SERIES 336-758-5757 Shows at Brendle Recital Hall in Scale Fine Arts Center or in Wait Chapel Angela Hewitt September 17 at 7:30 pm Brendle Hall $20/$16 seniors & non-WFU students Danzón: Luna Negra Dance Theater with Turtle Island String Quartet & Paquito D’Rivera October 13 at 7:30 pm Reynolds Auditorium $20/$16 seniors & non-WFU students Bruckner Orchester Linz Dennis Russell Davies, conductor/ Renaud Capuçon, soloist November 10 at 7:30 pm Wait Chapel $21/$15 seniors & non-WFU students

Nathan Gunn, baritone January 21 at 7:30 pm Wait Chapel $22/$17 seniors & non-WFU students Ladysmith Black Mambazo March 4 at 7:30 pm Wait Chapel $25/$15 seniors & non-WFU students

TRIAD STAGE 232 South Elm St. Greensboro, NC 336.272.0160 Toll-Free 866.579.TIXX Picnic Now thru September 27 Oleanna October 18 - November 8 Beautiful Star: An Applachian Nativity November 27 - December 23

Around the World in 80 Days February 7-28, 2010 Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow April 11 - May 2, 2010 Providence Gap June 6 - July 4, 2010

THE MUSIC CENTER City Arts, City of Greensboro 200 N. Davie St. Greensboro, Nc 336.373.2549 OPUS Music Events Greensboro Youth Chorus Saturday, October 24 at 7:30pm First Presbyterian Church Admission Free Philharmonia of Greensboro Sunday, November 1 at 7:00pm Dana Auditorium, Guilford College Admission Free

Now/Then Gallery Talk: The Class of ‘89 November 17, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $5 per person Now/Then Gallery Talk: The Class of ‘77 December 1, 5:30 p.m. $5 per person Lecture: Hits & Misses: Collecting American Art at Reynolda House, 1966–2009, Part II December 3, 5:30 p.m. $15 for members/students, $20 for non-members Family First: Holiday Cards and Gift Tags Workshop December 6, 2–4 p.m. $7 per person. Registration required. For information and to register, please call 336.758.5599. Lecture: Light, Sound, Installation: The Spectrum of Contemporary Art Practice December 8, 5:30 p.m. Members/students free, nonmembers $5. For information, please call 336.758.5150 or visit

Harvest Moon Ball Saturday, November 15th sponsored by

Black tie optional evening at the Colonial Country Club enjoying a fabulous dinner/auction with one of a kind items including collector’s items with one of kind furniture painted by local artists, 7 day cruise, air line tickets and much, much more. Dance the evening away with the music of the outstanding James Carter band. This is an event that you definitely do nowant to miss. For information or tickets, call Linda Hunt at 476-2881 or email

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Now Playing Calendar Choral Society of Greensboro Saturday, November 14 at 7:30pm Dana Auditorium, Guilford College Admission Free Greensboro Concert Band Friday, November 20 at 7:30pm Dana Auditorium, Guilford College Admission Free Greensboro Youth Chorus Saturday, December 5 at 7:30pm First Presbyterian Church Admission Free Greensboro Oratorio Singers – The Messiah Thursday, December 10 7:00pm War Memorial Auditorium Admission Free The Music Center Mosaic Concert Sunday, January 31 at 4:00pm War Memorial Auditorium Admission - $10.00 Philharmonia of Greensboro – Pillow Pops Concert Sunday, February 7 at 2:00pm Room 100, Greensboro Cultural Center Admission Free Greensboro Big Band – Valentines Day Concert Sunday, February 14 at 6:00pm Oriental Shrine Club Dinner will be available for purchase Admission Free – All proceeds benefit the Shriner Children’s Hospital Choral Society of Greensboro Saturday, February 20 at 7:30pm Christ United Methodist Church Admission Free Greensboro Concert Band Saturday, February 27 at 7:30pm Dana Auditorium, Guilford College Admission Free Triad Pride Men’s Chorus, Noteworthy Ensemble Saturday, March 20 at 7:30pm Christ United Methodist Church Admission Free

Philharmonia of Greensboro Saturday, April 17 at 7:30pm Dana Auditorium, Guilford College. Admission Free Greensboro Youth Chorus Sunday, May 2 at 3:30pm First Presbyterian Church Admission Free Ensemble & Piedmont Youth Jazz Orchestra Saturday, May 8 at 7:30pm Greensboro Youth Brass Christ United Methodist Church Admission Free Greensboro Concert Band Saturday, May 15 at 7:30pm Dana Auditorium, Guilford College. Admission Free Choral Society of Greensboro alongside the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Thursday, May 20 & Saturday, May 22 at 7:30pm & 8:00pm War Memorial Auditorium & Dana Auditorium, Guilford College. Admission $2136, Contact the Greensboro Symphony to Purchase Tickets

TWIN CITY STAGE 610 Coliseum Dr. Winston-Salem 336.748.0857 Moonlight and Magnolias September 18-20 and 24-27 Tickets: Adult $22, Senior Citizen $20, Student/Child $18 Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming November 6 - 22, 2009 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee January 29 - February 7, 2010 All Shook Up March 12 - 28, 2010 Dixie Swim Club May 28 - June 6, 2010

UNCG THEATRE ANGELS IN AMERICA: Part One, Millennium Approaches September 30, Oct 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 at 7:00 pm; October 4 at 2:00 pm Taylor Theatre

EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL October 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 at 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm October 25 & Nov 1 at 2:00 pm Brown Building Theatre THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Nov 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:00 pm Nov 14, 15, 21, 22 at 2:00 pm November 17-20 at 9:30 am & 12noon Taylor Theatre THE SEAGULL February 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 at 7:00 pm February 21 & 28 at 2:00 pm Taylor Theatre WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN March 16-19 at 9:30 am & 12noon March 19 at 7:00 pm March 20 & 21 at 2:00 pm Taylor Theatre BUS STOP April 7, 8, 9, 10, 27, 30 at 7:00 pm Brown Building Theatre PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE April 14, 15, 16, 17, 28 & May 1 at 7:00 pm Brown Building Theatre BALM IN GILEAD April 21, 22, 23, 24, & 29 at 7:00 pm May 2 at 2:00 pm Brown Building Theatre

UNCG/UCLS University Concert/Lecture Series Shows at Aycock AuditoriumUNCG Campus Greensboro, NC Shows beginning at 8 p.m. 336.334.4TIX Patti LuPone in The Gypsy in My Soul September 26, 2009 Martha Graham Dance Company October 24, 2009 Soweto Gospel Choir January 18, 2010 Porgy and Bess March 21, 2010 Matinee Performance, 3 p.m.

Moscow Festival Ballet performing Coppelia April 14, 2010

THE WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY THEATRE Theatre Subscription Series: Doubt Sep 25-26 & Sept 30-October 3 at 7:30 pm October 4 at 2:00 pm MainStage Theatre Sonnets for an Old Century Oct 30-31 & Novr 4-7 at 7:30 pm November 8 at 2:00 pm MainStage Theatre The Threepenny Opera Feb 19-20 & 24-27 at 7:30 pm February 28 at 2:00 pm MainStage Theatre Moon Children April 9-10 & 14-17 at 7:30 pm April 11 & 18 at 2:00 pm Ring Theatre Season subscriptions are $36 for adults, $30 for senior citizens and WFU faculty/staff, $15 for students. Individual tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $5 for students, and group rates are available. For tickets or information, call the Theatre Box Office at (336) 758-5295, email the Audience Services Coordinator at or visit online at Dance Series: Nov 19-22 Fall Dance Concert featuring Faculty and Guest Choreographers Artistic Director Nina Lucas Scales Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theatre 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm Apr 22-25 Spring Dance Concert featuring Student Choreographers Artistic Director Christina Tsoules Soriano Scales Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theatre 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 Studio Series: Studio Series I September 14-15 JC Bobbitt - The Right to Remain Mike Discepolo - Crazy Eights Stephany Rayburn - Good Neighbors by John Bartholomew Tucker Studio Series II October 12-13 Lucy Hillman - ‘dentity Crisis Liz Shumate - The 17th of June Studio Series III November 9-10 Brittni Shambaugh - The Siren Song of Stephen Jay Gould Maggie Choumbakos - 2B or not 2B Abby Suggs - Dispatches from Hell “Dispatches From Hell” Studio Series IV Dec 2-3 Jenny Malarkey - The Tiny Closet Aleshia Price - North of Providence Kate Miners - Post-Its: Notes on a Marriage Post-its

WINSTON-SALEM THEATRE ALLIANCE 1047 Northwest Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 336.723.7777 Spend the Night with the Legends September 17,-19 at 8 pm September 19 at 4 pm September 20 at 2 pm RENT Music, lyrics & book by Jonathan Larson Oct. 23-24, 28-31, 2009 at 8 PM Oct. 24-31 at 4 PM Nov. 1 at 2 PM Daughters of the Lone Star State by Del Shores Nov. 13-14, 19-21 at 8 PM Nov. 14 & 21 at 4 PM Nov. 15 & 22 at 2 PM Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash Conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson; Book by Todd Olson Dec. 11-12, 16-19 at 8 PM Dec. 12 & 19 at 4 PM Dec. 13 & 20 at 2 PM


Night Mother by Marsha Norman Jan. 8-9, 14-16, 2010 at 8 PM Jan. 17, 2010 at 2 PM Forever Plaid Book by Stuart Ross Music by Various; Lyrics by Various Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by James Raitt Feb. 12-13, 18-20, 25-27 at 8 PM Feb. 27 at 4 PM Feb. 14, 21, & 28 at 2 PM The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife by Del Shores April 9-10, 15-17 at 8 PM April 10 and 17 at 4 PM April 11 and 18 at 2 PM Hank Williams: Lost Highway by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik May 14-15, 20-22 at 8 PM May 15 & 22 at 4 PM May 16 & 23 at 2 PM STAGED READING Spooky-Dog and the Teenage Gang Mysteries by Eric Pliner and Amy Rhodes March 18-20 at 8 PM An evening of superstar entertainment -- Rodney Dangerfield, Tina Turner, Elvis.... and more!!

FESTIVALS RiverFest! September 18, 5pm-10pm September 19, 10am-10pm RiverFest is a celebration of Eden’s art, history and river heritage. Event takes place in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District on Washington St. Entertainment: Friday 9/18: Veronica & Company @ 5pm Envision @ 6:15 Saturday 9/19: Megan Conner @ 12:30pm Leap 2 Nowhere @ 2pm Calabash Blues Band at 2:15 Glen Shelton @ 4:45 Sleeping Booty @ 7pm Thomasville’s Everybody’s Day Festival Downtown Thomasville, NC September 26th, 9am-4pm Arts, Crafts, Food Music: Different Drum @ 9:30am Ladies Auxiliary @ 11:15 Part Time Party Time Band @ 2:00


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