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Whatley Larry Gatlin

2013-2014 Season

The Bronx Wanderers


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Whatley Season Schedule 2013 Events

Aug. 26-Sept. 13............... Exhibit: Not Just a Fiddle by Skinny Trammell Sept. 9........................................... Leadership Lecture: Jonathan Sprinkles Sept. 15..............................................................Ron Clinton Piano Concert Sept. 24-Oct. 19..........Exhibit: Paintings, Pots & Photos by Local Artists Oct. 12........................................................................ The Bronx Wanderers Oct. 31-Nov 2............................................ Theatre Northeast Show (TBA) Nov. 4-29....................... Exhibit: NTCC Art Faculty & Student Art Show Nov. 9..........................................................................The Broadway Tenors Dec. 6-8......................................Theatre Northeast Children’s Play (TBA) Dec. 12......................................................... The Boston Brass (Christmas)

2014 Events Jan. 24........................................................................The Comedy of Sinbad Feb. 3-March 7..........................................................................Exhibit: TBA Feb. 27-March 2........................................ Theatre Northeast Show (TBA) March 22.................................................................Sweet Charity (musical) March 22-April 3......................... Exhibit: Mt. Pleasant Art Society Show April 5.........................................................................................Larry Gatlin April 14-24..................... Exhibit: Annual NTCC Student Art Exhibition April 24-27................................................ Theatre Northeast Show (TBA) All dates subject to change


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Live At The Whatley! Dear Friends, Please join us for another exciting year of performances. I encourage you to look through this brochure and hurry to save your seats for all of the shows you wish to enjoy with us. By becoming a Friend of the Whatley at one of the levels offered on pg. 15, you will ensure that you have reserved seats to each performance. Our Entertainment Series includes The Bronx Wanderers, The Broadway Tenors, The Boston Brass and the musical Sweet Charity. As always, we are offering special events throughout the season. The first is our own Dr. Ron Clinton in a solo piano recital. Prepare to laugh all night with Sinbad. County music star Larry Gatlin returns to our stage in a solo show entitled “Will the Real Larry Gatlin Please Sit Down.� If you join as a Friend of the Whatley, you will get first choice of seats for the special events. Thank you for your support of the Whatley Center! Come and enjoy the changes we have made to the facility with the help of you who have given to the Campaign for the Whatley. It is not too late to make a contribution to help us complete our goals. This is YOUR center, please come and be a part of it. Sincerely,

Carolyn Franks

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


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Entertainment Series

The Bronx Wanderers Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 • 7:30 p.m.

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he Bronx Wanderers wow audiences with superlative vocals and musicianship, dynamic enthusiasm and a genuine love of the music they perform. Comprised of a father, two sons, an original member of the Earls and a multi-talented sax player, The Bronx Wanderers authentically re-create the hits made famous by the likes of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Dion, and the classic hits of so many others from the beginning of Rock ‘n’ Roll in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, and even to the music of today.

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


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The Broadway Tenors

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Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 • 7:30 p.m.

usical theater’s best leading men transport you from the Golden Age and back again in a thrilling and moving evening of Broadway’s most beloved hits. You’ll delight to hear favorites from SOUTH PACIFIC, WEST SIDE STORY, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISERABLES, JERSEY BOYS, and the list goes on.

Sponsored by Charlie & Helen Hampton Included In Season Package • Adults: $30 • Students: $10


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Entertainment Series

Boston Brass Christmas Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 • 7:30 p.m.

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or over 25 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun.

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


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Sweet Charity

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 • 7:30 p.m.

efore Chicago there was Sweet Charity! Directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin; it is based on Federico Fellini’s screenplay for Nights of Cabiria. The musical’s central character is a dancer-for-hire at a Times Square dance hall. Sweet Charity premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions.

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


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Special Event

Ron Clinton Solo Piano Concert Benefitting Scholarships Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 • 2:30 p.m.

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r. Ron Clinton has been employed at NTCC since it was founded in 1985. He worked as a faculty member before joining the administrative team as Executive Vice President for Instruction. He has performed extensively throughout the United States, Asia and South America as a concert pianist and has appeared as guest soloists with symphony orchestras in Houston, Austin, Lubbock, South America, and the Republic of South Korea. He has won top honors in piano competitions.

Adults: $10 • Students: $5


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Leadership Lecture

Jonathan Sprinkles Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 • 12 p.m.

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onathan “sprinkles” elements of wisdom and humor to create a learning environment that is light-hearted yet purposefilled. In his talks, Jonathan provides the “wow” that audience members want and the substance that meeting planners value. His NTCC presentation will focus on student leadership. He will share his secrets on how to stand out among your peers as a leader of integrity and vision.

Sponsored by the NTCC Foundation Free Admission


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Special Event

The Comedy of Sinbad Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.

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inbad entertains audiences with his unique and hilarious humor and real life, story-telling style of comedy. He was one of the most popular standup comedians of the 1990s and was featured in HBO specials. Sinbad also acted in television programs and feature films like Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, Coneheads, First Kid, Jingle All the Way and the HBO film, The Cherokee Kid.

Sponsored by & The NTCC Foundation Rows A-B: $50 • Rows C-K: $35 • Rows L-O: $30 No Group Discounts Available


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Larry Gatlin

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 • 7:30 p.m.

arry Gatlin is best-known for his ‘80s hits with the Gatlin Brothers. Prior to forming and leading that family trio, he enjoyed a successful solo career with occasional support from his brothers. Gatlin was born in Seminole, TX, in 1948 and raised on country gospel music. He and his brothers, Steve and Rudy, often sang together in church, as well as on local radio and television every once in a while; they also recorded an album for the small gospel label Sword and Shield.

Sponsored by Rows A-B: $75 • Rows C-O: $35 No Group Discounts Available


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Northeast Texas Community College Foundation

Campaign for the

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Thanks to generous friends, we are well on our way to reaching our goal to renovate the Whatley Center! Check out our recent progress...

New Concession & Box Office Areas

Charlie & Helen Hampton conversation corner

Call Nita May at 903-434-8113 for more information or to give!


The Whatley Guild

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The Whatley Guild is a group of people who provide volunteer support for Whatley Center events. Some of the ways you can assist are listed below. • Volunteer as an usher or greeter • Help provide hospitality for artists • Assist with concessions at intermission • Work with artists as they meet patrons and sell their merchandise

• Keep in touch with members by phone or e-mail to organize events • Promote the Whatley Center in your community • Help with box office at will-call

Guild membership is $25 per person annually from Sept. 1 – Aug. 31.

Did You Know... A gift of just $500 names an auditorium chair? Includes a plaque on the chair with a name of your choice. Chairs may be named in memory or honor of a friend or loved one. Call Nita May at 903-434-8113 to learn more!


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Theatre Northeast

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Doug Hoppock

heatre Northeast is the student theatre group at NTCC. They are well-known throughout the area for their outstanding performances. Many alumni from this group have gone on to pursue successful careers in the performing arts.

Theatre Northeast Dir. 903-434-8184 dhoppock@ntcc.edu

2013-2014 Theatre Northeast Schedule • Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 3, 2:05 p.m. • Children’s Play: Dec. 6-7, 7:30 p.m. & Dec. 8, 2:05 p.m.

• Feb. 27-March 1, 7:30 p.m. & March 2, 2:05 p.m. • April 24-26, 7:30 p.m. & April 27, 2:05 p.m.

Watch for show titles at a later date! Pictured is the cast of the recent production, Crimes of the Heart

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usic Northeast offers professional music training for students at all levels of ability. From private lessons to ensembles, students have the opportunity to explore their musical horizons with both instruments and voice. Concerts and recitals are held periodically throughout the year.

Andrew Daniel Instructor of Music 903-434-8185 adaniel@ntcc.edu

Please check ntcc.edu/whatley for scheduled events


Fine Arts Department

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2013-2014 Art Exhibits and Receptions Monday, Aug. 26 - Friday, Sept. 13..........Not Just a Fiddle: Skinny Trammell Featuring handcrafted instruments by local artisan Skinny Trammell Artist Reception - Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2:30 p.m., Whatley Center Foyer Gallery Closed Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day) Monday, Sept. 23 – Friday, Oct. 18..................... Paintings, Pots & Photographs Featuring the work of local and regional artists. Artist Reception –Thursday, Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m., Whatley Center Foyer Monday, Nov. 4 - Friday, Nov. 29...... NTCC Art Faculty & Student Art Show Gallery Closed November 27-29 (Thanksgiving Break) Monday, Feb. 3 - Friday, March 7................................................ Exhibit TBA March 10-14................................................. Gallery Closed for Spring Break Saturday, March 22 – Friday, April 4... Mt. Pleasant Art Society Member Show Reception - Saturday, March 22, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Whatley Center Foyer Monday, April 14 – Thursday, April 24...... Annual NTCC Student Art Show Reception - Tuesday, April 22, 2:30 p.m., Whatley Center Foyer

Dr. Kim Wommack

Skinny Trammell

Division Director for Creative & Performing Arts 903-434-8238 kwommack@ntcc.edu


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Enjoy the benefits of becoming a

Friend of the Whatley 2013-2014 Memberships Executive Producer........................ $1,500

Four reserved seats to ALL eight performances offered this season (Whatley Entertainment Series [4], Whatley Special events [3], NTCC Foundation event [1]), reserved parking, four reservations to summer social, 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 Whatley Special Events [3], four reservations to summer social, 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 one Whatley Special Event of your choice, two reservations to summer social, 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 one Whatley Special Event of your choice, 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. Membership Renewals Due by Monday, Aug. 12 New Member Subscriptions Begin Tuesday, Aug. 13 Single Ticket Sales Begin Monday, Aug. 19


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2013-2014 Ticket Order Form Membership Packages (See package descriptions on pg. 15) Executive Producer $1500 $_______ Producer $1000 $_______ Director Please Check 1 Whatley Special Event Below $750 $_______ Actor Please Check 1 Whatley Special Event Below $500 $_______ Patron $250 $_______ Whatley Entertainment Series Bronx Wanderers 10/12/13 Broadway Tenors 11/9/13 Boston Brass 12/12/13 Sweet Charity 3/22/14 Whatley Special Events

Single Ticket Price (Sales Begin Aug. 19) $30 Adult x ____ tickets = _______ $10 Student x ____ tickets = _______ $30 Adult x ____ tickets = _______ $10 Student x ____ tickets = _______ $30 Adult x ____ tickets = _______ $10 Student x ____ tickets = _______ $30 Adult x ____ tickets = _______ $10 Student x ____ tickets = _______

Dr. Ron Clinton 9/15/13 $10 Adult $5 Student Larry Gatlin 4/5/14 $75 Rows A-B $35 Rows C-O NTCC Foundation Events

x ____ tickets = _______ x ____ tickets = _______ x ____ tickets = _______ x ____ tickets = _______

Sinbad 1/24/14 $50 Rows A-B x ____ tickets = _______ $35 Rows C-K x ____ tickets = _______ $30 Rows L-0 x ____ tickets = _______ Whatley Guild Membership(s)

$25/each

x ____ members $_____

Order processing/postage fee

$ 2.00

TOTAL $___________________

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Thank You For Your Support of the Whatley Center!

A representative will contact you to discuss your personalized naming options. All gifts are tax deductible.

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2013-2014 Ticket Order Form

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General Information

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Whatley Center Seating

To reserve your same seats as last season, please return before the August 12, 2013 deadline. Whatley Box Office: 903-434-8181 • Fax number: 903-434-4419 PO Box 1307, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456-1307 Website: www.ntcc.edu/whatley • 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 offer group discounts to most performances for organizations bringing groups of ten or more. 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 and Special Events.


2013-2014 Season

Whatley

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


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