Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents Gulliver’s Travels, Saturday, January 27, 2018, 3:00 P.M. , Hiwassee Performing Arts Center – A Season Pass Event!mh 2017-07-31T11:08:37+00:00
Supported by Funding from the Monroe County United Way.
Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an out-of-this-world original sci-fi musical adaptation of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS. With his spaceship wrecked and his trusty computer on the fritz, brave explorer Gulliver finds himself lost in space. While transporting from world to world, Gulliver discovers fighting aliens, foolish Yahoos, robots and more – all who need just as much help from Gulliver as Gulliver needs from them!
This production is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s unique international touring project and is presented locally by MACA for the 19th year, thanks to contributions from MACA Supporters and the Monroe County United Way.
Tickets: Adults/$10; Students/$5; Hiwassee College students FREE with ID
Auditions for Treasure Island are open to children of all abilities in grades K-12 (must currently be enrolled in kindergarten – No Exceptions!). Auditions will be held at Hiwassee College Monday, January 22 at 4 p.m. No experience necessary! The audition will last two hours and some cast members must be available to begin rehearsals immediately following the audition. Auditions will be held throughout the week, Tuesday – Thursday, January 22 – 25, 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Not all cast members are required at every rehearsal. There will be a dress rehearsal Friday morning and a school show Friday at 12:30. In order to participate in Missoula Children’s Theatre, cast members must be present at all rehearsals and performances.
Chelle Rose Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Hiwassee Performing Arts Center – A Season Pass Event!mh 2017-07-31T11:10:01+00:00
Although this Appalachian wildflower didn’t get her first guitar until she was 25, music was always a deep part of her life. “My daddy was a piano player and so was his daddy,” she relates. Sherri King, her biological father’s first cousin, had some minor country hits in the ’70s, but had the distinction of writing, singing and playing on her own recordings — which made her a rare triple threat in Nashville’s good ole boys club. She was also a member of the legendary group Barefoot Jerry, a band of player’s players, and was a featured vocalist with Charlie McCoy’s band.
Rose relocated to Nashville in 1996 where she began seeing her inspirations in person. “As soon as I arrived, I began ‘going to school’ to hear Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Malcolm Holcombe, R.B. Morris, David Olney and Marshall Chapman.”
Rose’s next step was making her debut recording. “What’s in the tracks is some hard core blood, sweat and tears from myself and many talented musicians who were generous with their contributions to the arrangements and to the soul of this album,” Rose declares. “I tried to quit music, but it just wouldn’t quit me. I realized I need it like I need food, water, sleep and love. It’s not about chasing fame or any kind of fortune. It’s about a strong connection with who I am. I share my music because it creates a beautiful exchange of energy in my life. It most certainly is medicine for my own soul. If it has the same effect on others, then I’m blessed.”
Tickets: Adults/$20; Students/$10; Hiwassee College students FREE with ID
Jeff Allen has been performing in theaters, on television and radio, and as a keynote for corporate functions and fundraisers around the world. Jeff combines clean, hilarious humor with inspiration like no other comedian working today. He performs sidesplitting standup and, when requested, riveting testimony. As such, he is a favorite at outreach events where church members can freely invite their unchurched friends, knowing that they’ll be sharing world‐class entertainment. He has been seen on every cable comedy show in the U.S. including Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and VH1’s Standup Spotlight. His one‐hour special, Happy Wife, Happy Life aired on the Odyssey Channel and Family Net. He’s been featured on the Grand Ole Opry, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the Montreal Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival ‐ the most prestigious comedy venues in the world. He also headlined his own national comedy tour, Jeff Allen & Friends: Funny People of Faith.
Jeff’s comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life and the joy derived from a healthy marriage.
It’s the kiss of death to build up a comedian, because there is always the chance that it will make your expectations higher than he is able to deliver. That’s not really a possibility here. Without fail, Jeff Allen knocks it out of the park every time ‐ and not one nasty word. ‐ Gary Chapman
Tickets: Adults/$20; Students/$10; Hiwassee College students FREE with ID
MACA Kids’ Arts Camp 2017 Begins Registration
Camp Director Charlotte Lee has announced “In Our Neck of the Woods!” as the theme for Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA) summer arts camps. MACA’s series of one week arts camps feature instruction in music, art, drama, stage design, and dance led by professional teachers.
The camps are open to children in Grades Pre-K – 7 (Pre-K children must be enrolling in kindergarten this year). The cost is $65/week and includes breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt. Each week concludes with a performance showcase on Friday for friends and family. The camps are held Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Payment options for the camps are: Pay half of the fee when submitting the registration and the second half by the first day of camp; pay the full fee with the registration; or pay on the first day of camp.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. The application process requires a recommendation from a teacher or adult who is well-acquainted with the child. The postmark deadline for the scholarship application to be submitted is June 1.
Both scholarship applications and camp registrations can be downloaded from the MACA website or call Director Charlotte Lee at 423-836-0441. Registrations and applications may also be picked up at the MACA office, located at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, 520 A Cook Street, Madisonville.
The schedule for the arts camps:
Madisonville Primary School: June 5-9
Madisonville Primary School: June 12-16
Sweetwater Broad Street School: June 19-23
MACA’s summer arts camps are supported by funding from the Grubb-Sumner Fund for Monroe County of the East Tennessee Foundation.
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