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WHATLEY Whatley Center for the Performing Arts

2017-2018 Season Guide

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Whatley Season Schedule 2017 Events

Sept. 5-27.....Exhibit: Maurya Beth Holland, Graphite & Etched Glass Oct. 2-25........................................Exhibit: Mollie Jones, Watercolors Oct. 14................................................................................ Home Free Oct. 26-29........................................... Theatre Northeast Show (TBA) Nov. 6..................................................................... Vienna Boys Choir Nov. 6-29....................................... Exhibit: Local Quilters, Quilt Show Nov. 30-Dec. 3..................................... Theatre Northeast Show (TBA) Dec. 11....................................................The Celtic Tenors Christmas

2018 Events Jan. 21................................................Wiley College A Cappella Choir Feb. 5-28......................................Exhibit: Kathy L. Murphy, Ceramics Feb. 9.................................. Travis LeDoyt - World’s Best Young Elvis Feb. 18............................................................. Dr. Ron Clinton, Piano March 1-4............................................ Theatre Northeast Show (TBA) March 10-30........................... Exhibit: Mt. Pleasant Art Society Show March 23.................................................................... Lee Greenwood April 5-24....................... Exhibit: Annual NTCC Student Art Exhibition April 9................................................................ The Bellamy Brothers April 15.........................................................Dr. Andrew Daniel, Guitar April 26-29........................................... Theatre Northeast Show (TBA)

All dates subject to change

Love the Whatley? Join the Whatley Guild! As a member of the Whatley Guild you have the opportunity to volunteer as an usher/greeter, provide hospitality for artists, assist with concessions, work with artists to sell merchandise, help with the box office, etc.

Guild membership is $25/person annually


Keeping You Connected to Local Entertainment Dear Friends, We have exciting announcements and programs for our 19th year of presenting entertainment to northeast Texas! You will now be able to connect with the Whatley by app or on our stand alone website at www.whatleycenter.com. Our most exciting change is that we will now offer online ticketing! By becoming a Friend of the Whatley at one of the levels offered on pg. 13 of the brochure, you will ensure reserved seats to each performance. Our Entertainment Series includes Home Free, The Vienna Boys Choir, The Celtic Tenors Christmas, and Travis LeDoyt-The World’s Greatest Young Elvis. Special events will include The Bellamy Brothers and Lee Greenwood. We are also bringing back the special series called “The Sounds of Northeast Texas” featuring outstanding performers in our area. If you give us your email, we will let you know about art exhibits, music recitals and other reminders of all events so you won’t miss anything! Thank you for your support of the Whatley Center! Come and enjoy the performances with us. It is not too late to make a contribution to the Whatley to name a seat in honor or memory of someone. Download The Whatley Center App in the Apple and Google Play stores today!

Carolyn Franks Whatley Center Director 903-434-8182 cfranks@ntcc.edu

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Entertainment Series

Home Free

October 14, 2017 • 8 p.m. The all vocal country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town (and having a great time doing so). The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor. Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 150-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 250,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013.

Sponsored by Mrs. Helen Hampton

Included In Season Package Adults: $30 • Students: $10


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Vienna Boys Choir November 6, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.

The Vienna Boys Choir consists of 100 boys between the ages of ten and fourteen, from dozens of nations, divided into four touring groups. Each group spends nine to eleven weeks of the school year on tour. Between them, the four choirs give 300 concerts and performances each year before almost half a million people. They visit virtually all European countries, and are frequent guests in Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

Included In Season Package Adults: $30 • Students: $10

Anonymous Sponsor


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Entertainment Series

The Celtic Tenors Christmas December 11, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.

The Celtic Tenors have established themselves as the most successful classical crossover artists ever to emerge from Ireland. In 2000, following an impromptu audition at EMI in London, the Celtic Tenors were signed on the spot to an international record deal, a highly unusual event that was the talk of the music industry. The Celtic Tenors continue to re-invent the whole tenor idiom by pioneering a new style of cool never before seen on the classical stage and by breaking the traditional stuffy tenor mold.

Sponsored by

Included In Season Package Adults: $30 • Students: $10


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Travis LeDoyt World’s Best Young Elvis

February 9, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. Travis LeDoyt has been called “World’s Best Young Elvis,” and there are five good reasons why; 1) he looks like Elvis; 2) he sings like Elvis; 3) he moves like Elvis; 4) his personality and mannerisms both on and off stage are strikingly similar to Elvis and 5) he sells out nearly every show. To those who think they have seen it all when it comes to Elvis tribute acts, this is the one that makes them do a double take.

Included In Season Package Adults: $30 • Students: $10

Sponsorship Available


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Special Events

Lee Greenwood

March 23, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. Lee Greenwood is an ICON in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit. In fact, MCA released an album in 2013 called ICON. With seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles his hits include: “It Turns Me Inside Out”, “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands”, ”She’s Lyin”, “I don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose”, “Dixie Road”, and more! An additional duet with Suzie Boggus, “Hopelessly Yours”, was nominated for a Grammy. The CD “American Patriot”, recorded & released in 1992, went Platinum in 3 months.

Sponsored by John & Betty Traylor

All Seats $35


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The Bellamy Brothers April 9, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating 40 years of success.The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come. But before the road forked into country, the musical odyssey of brothers Bellamy started creatively smoldering in their home state of Florida, before exploding nationally amidst the ’70’s pop music culture of L.A.

Adults: $30 Students: $10

Sponsored by J.T. & Kaye Brison


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Special Events

The Sounds of Northeast Texas This special series highlights some of the phenomenal musical talent located right here in Northeast Texas Adults: $15 • Student: $5

Wiley College A Cappella Choir January 21, 2018 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Ron Clinton, piano February 18, 2018 2:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit scholarships

Dr. Andrew Daniel, guitar with Mark Miller, violin April 10, 2018 2:30 p.m.


Theatre Northeast

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The 2016 cast of The Boys Next Door

2017-2018 Theatre Northeast Schedule • Oct. 26-28, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 29, 2:05 p.m. • Children’s Play: Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. & Dec. 3, 2:05 p.m.

• March 1-3, 7:30 p.m. & March 4, 2:05 p.m. • April 26-28, 7:30 p.m. & April 29, 2:05 p.m.

Watch for show titles at a later date! Martin Holden Theatre Northeast Director 903-434-8184 mholden@ntcc.edu


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Fine Arts

“Magnolia” by Lura Smith was Featured in the 2016 NTCC Student Art Show

2017-2018 Art Exhibits and Receptions Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Wednesday, Sept. 27........................ Art from the Heart Graphite and etched glass by Maurya Beth Holland. Artist Reception Monday, Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m., Whatley Center Foyer. Monday, Oct. 2 - Wednesday, Oct. 25......................................Crystal & Glass Watercolor by Mollie Jones. Artist Reception - Thursday, Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m., Whatley Center Foyer. Monday, Nov. 6 - Wednesday, Nov. 29......................... Beyond the Rail Fence Quilts by local quilters. Artist Reception – Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m., Whatley Center Foyer. Gallery closed Nov. 22-24 (Thanksgiving). Monday, Feb. 5 - Wednesday, Feb. 28.......................................... Bookland Ceramics, collage, alcohol ink and linoprint by Kathly L. Murphy. Artist Reception - Tuesday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m., Whatley Center Foyer Saturday, March 10 – Friday, March 30......... Mt. Pleasant Art Society Show Reception - Saturday, March 10, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Whatley Center Foyer Gallery closed March 12-16 (Spring Break). Thursday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 24................... NTCC Student Art Show Reception - Wednesday, April 11, 11:30 a.m., Whatley Center Foyer


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New!

Buy Your Tickets Online!

We are pleased to announce that tickets will be available for sale online beginning Aug. 15 for the 2017-2018 Whatley Center season! • Fast, Easy & Convenient • Choose your own seats • Accepts Discover, Mastercard & Visa • Don’t want to pay online? Just call the box office at 903-434-8181

Buy Online at www.whatleycenter.com Download our NEW APP in Google Play or the Apple Store!


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Enjoy the benefits of becoming a

Friend of the Whatley 2017-2018 Memberships

Executive Producer................................... $1,500

Four reserved seats to ALL nine performances offered this season (Whatley Entertainment Series [4], Sounds of Northeast [3], Lee Greenwood, and The Bellamy Brothers), reserved parking, four passes to all student programs, program recognition and gallery opening invitations.

Producer.................................................. $1,000

Four reserved seats to all Whatley Entertainment Series events [4], plus four reserved seats to The Bellamy Brothers and Sounds of Northeast [3], two passes to all student programs, program recognition and gallery opening invitations.

Director....................................................... $750

Four reserved seats to all Whatley Entertainment Series events [4], plus four reserved seats to The Bellamy Brothers, two passes to all student programs, program recognition and gallery opening invitations.

Actor........................................................... $500

Two reserved seats to all Whatley Entertainment Series events [4], plus two reserved seats to The Bellamy Brothers, two passes to all student programs, program recognition and gallery opening invitations.

Patron......................................................... $250

Two reserved seats to all Whatley Entertainment Series events [4], plus two passes to all student programs, program recognition and gallery opening invitations.

New Member Subscriptions Begin Wednesday, Aug. 2 Single Ticket Sales Begin Tuesday, Aug. 15


General Information

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Whatley Center Seating

Whatley Box Office: 903-434-8181 PO Box 1307, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456-1307 Website: www.whatleycenter.com • E-mail: cfranks@ntcc.edu Hours: M-Th 9-4, F 9-12 and 1½ hours before shows We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. There is a $2 handling fee for mailing tickets. All sales are final. We have wheelchair accessible seating. We have added more temporary handicapped parking spaces in the circle for events, and remember you can drop off passengers in the circle before you park! Babes-in-arms and children under 4 are not admitted to Entertainment Series, Special Events and Sounds of Northeast Texas.


Whatley Center for the Performing Arts Northeast Texas Community College P.O. Box 1307 Mount Pleasant, TX 75456-1307

Whatley Center for the Performing Arts 17-18 Brochure  

Season guide for the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College for the 2017-2018 season.

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