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Glema Mahr Center for the Arts Announces 2013-14 Lineup

arts fire 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/24/13) - The Madisonville Community College Glema Mahr Center for the Arts announces its 2013-14 Season: “Arts on Fire!” From the figurative “Ring of Fire” to the Kenya Safari Acrobats literally jumping through flame, this season promises to be sizzling! Headliners this season include the Time Jumpers (featuring Vince Gill, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, & Ranger Doug), Gloria Gaynor, and Rick Springfield.
     
The other “HOT” news is that the Glema now has online ticketing! Patrons can purchase tickets from the comfort of home, by phone, or in person. Tickets go on sale to current package buyers July 8, new package buyers July 22, and single tickets go on sale July 29. The Everything Ticket is only $350 for 20 performances and saves $115 off of the single ticket cost. Please call (270) 821-2787 or visit http://www.glemacenter.org for more information on the Center’s offerings.
 
There is still one more show left in the 2012-13 Season! The Glema Center’s community theatre production of Rodgers’ & Hammerstein’s The King & I runs July 19-21!
 
Center Stage Series
The Time Jumpers (featuring Vince Gill, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, & Ranger Doug)
–Friday, September 13, 2013 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45/$40

What began as a group of studio musicians getting together just for fun quickly evolved into The Time Jumpers becoming Nashville legends! The group earned a loyal following for their lively take on classic Western swing and old-school country music. Sponsored by Old National Bank.
 
Ring of Fire: The Life & Music of Johnny Cash
–Friday, September 27, 2013 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $26/$21

Touching on the life and times of one of the world’s most legendary musical artists, Johnny Cash, the musical revue “Ring of Fire” is considered one of the best “jukebox musicals” of our time. Although Cash himself is never impersonated, Ring of Fire features a company of performers that will guide you on a journey through Cash’s storied life and celebrated music. With smashing medleys and bounce in its guitar-driven energy, this show will have you stompin’ your feet and asking for more! Sponsored by Hudson Automotive.
 
Sarah Council Dance Projects-Featuring music performed by Carla Gover & Anna Gevalt-Roberts
–Saturday, November 16, 2013 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 general admission

Sarah Council Dance Projects is a project-based dance company founded in 2007 by choreographer Sarah Council as a platform to create emotionally and physically honest dance performance works. These dances explore and reflect life’s poignant moments, from the beautiful to the tragic, and the curious to the absurd. Sponsored by Juanita Badgett Performing Arts Endowment. Residency Support by the Estates of Ruth and Sue Anne Salmon. This performance and residency activities are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.
 
Gloria Gaynor-Christmas with the Queen of Disco
–Friday, December 13, 2013 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $40/$35

“I Will Survive” climbed to the top of Billboard’s Pop Charts in 1979, claiming the #1 position on two different occasions. Little did Gloria Gaynor know at the time, the song would eventually become a rallying cry for social survival and remain as relevant today as it was three decades ago. The inspiring single is just the tip of the iceberg where this talented performer’s repertoire is concerned. Sponsored by Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission. Additional Support Provided by the Enduring Legacy of Mrs. Glema Mahr.
 
H.M.S. Pinafore Presented by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Albert Bergeret, Artistic Director
–Thursday, March 27, 2014 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $28/$24 (Children 12 & under half-price)

Now. Sea. Here. Ride a wave of music and laughter as romantic sailors, sisters, cousins, and aunts sing and dance their way across the deck of the fanciful British naval vessel with the improbable name. If you liked NYGASP’s productions of “The Mikado” and “Pirates ofPenzance”, you’ll love the humor and beautiful music of Gilbert & Sullivan’s first masterpiece! Sponsored by Anne P. Baker Endowment for Sustained Excellence in the Arts.
 
Rick Springfield
–Friday, April 11, 2014 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $50/$45

For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author and documentary subject, Rick Springfield has always insisted his first love is music. With 25 million albums sold and 17 Top 40 hits, including the 1981 #1 hit “Jessie’s Girl”, (which earned him a Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal), it is evident music is indeed his great love. Sponsored by Baptist Health Madisonville.
 
US Bank Family Specials
•A Children’s Nutcracker Presented by Children’s Center for Dance Education
–Tuesday, December 10, 2013 ∙ 7 p.m. Tickets: $16/$12 (Children 12 & under half-price)

Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet is performed by children for children. Children’s Center for Dance Education and local dancers celebrate this timeless classic. Auditions for local children will be held Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2 p.m.
 
Kenya Safari Acrobats
–Friday, April 25, 2014 ∙ 7 p.m. Tickets: $18/$14 (Children 12 & under half-price)

The Kenya Safari Acrobats offer a truly unique cultural experience. They perform a non-stop ride of gravity-defying human pyramids, balancing, tumbling, limbo dancing, hurling through hoops and breathtaking contortions, all while clapping to a joyful Benga beat. Combining artistry with humor and playfulness, these gymnasts are a huge crowd pleaser!
 
Glema Mahr Chamber Music Series
Sonya Baker-Soprano
–Thursday, October 3, 2013 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 (general admission)

Sonya Gabrielle Baker, noted for her performances of American classical vocal music, has been heard in concert both nationally and internationally, from appearances in Carnegie Hall to the Kremlin.
 
Sarah E. Geller-Violin
–Saturday, November 23, 2013 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 (general admission)

Described as “a consummate artist performing with convincing vigor and passion,” violinist Sarah E. Geller has performed to critical acclaim coast to coast.
 
Sara Sant’Ambrogio-Cello
–Thursday, February 27, 2014 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 (general admission)

Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio has performed throughout the world at major music centers and festivals and is a founding member of the Eroica Trio.
 
Pavel Kolesnikov-Piano, 2012 Honens Prize Laureate
–Thursday, April 3, 2014 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 (general admission)

The Telegraph (London) describes 2012 Honens Prize Laureate pianist Pavel Kolesnikov’splaying as having “brilliance, but also a caressing, almost sly intimacy.”
 
Hancock Bank & Trust Coffeehouse Series
Robin & Linda Williams-Americana
–Tuesday, October 15, 2013 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 (general admission)

For more than three decades now, These “Prairie Home Companion” regulars have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism.”
 
Jane L. Powell-Goddess of Soul
–Friday, November 8, 2013 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 (general admission)

“A certain talent comes along every 20 years or so, and Jane is it.” Tony Bennett
Ms. Powell quickly captivates any audience with her musical flexibility, open and playful personality, and spicy, spontaneous sense of humor.

Tiempo Libre-Latin Jazz
–Saturday, February 1, 2014 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 (general admission)

This three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group is one of the hottest young bands today. This performance and residency activities are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.
 
Ben Sollee-Genre-bending Cello & Vocals
–Saturday, March 22, 2014 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 (general admission)

Known for his thrilling cello playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Ben Sollee possesses rough, smooth, smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements.
 
First United Bank and Trust Proud Partnerships
Hairspray! presented by Hopkins County Central High School Fine Arts Department
–Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 ∙ 7 p.m. ∙ Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 ∙ 2 & 7 p.m.
Tickets: $12 (All students half-price)

Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the local TV dance program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair? Produced by arrangement with Music Theatre International. Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan, Music & Lyrics by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Scott Wittman.
 
Willy Wonka presented by Madisonville North Hopkins High School Music Department
–Friday, March 14, 2014 ∙ 7 p.m. ∙ Saturday, March 15, 2014 ∙ 2 & 7 p.m.
Tickets: $12 (All students half-price)

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Produced by arrangement with Music Theatre International. Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, Adapted for the Stage by Timothy Allen McDonald & Leslie Bricusse.
 
Community Theatre
Permanent support for Community Theatre provided by J.B. & Kiel Moore Community Programs Endowment

I’m Not Rappaport by Herb Gardner-Dinner Theatre
–February 20-22, 2014 ∙ 6:30 p.m. Tickets: (includes dinner) $22

This Tony award-winning play takes a humorous, yet poignant look at dreams and the realities of aging through the eyes of two octogenarians. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Sponsored by Dick & Phyllis Frymire and Ralph & Sue Mitchell.
 
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
–July 18 & 19, 2014 ∙ 7 p.m. ∙ July 20, 2014 ∙ 2 p.m. Tickets: $16 (general admission)

A rare instance of a musical thriller, the Glema proudly presents Stephen Sondheim’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barberism” and culinary crime. The sophisticated and breath-taking music mixes with visceral drama and deliciously funny moments of dark humor. You’ll find yourself laughing hysterically before gasping in surprise. Produced by arrangement with Music Theatre International. Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler. Recommended for ages 14 and up due to violence and mature themes. Sponsored by Don & Mary Susan Fishman.
 
Special Events
Back 2 School Bash
–Saturday, August 17, 2013 ∙ 4–10 p.m. Free Admission (Bring your lawn chairs)

Join us for this annual celebration of local talent featuring Guitar Center’s 2012 Battle of the Blues winner, Boscoe France, as this year’s Headliner. Sponsored by the Miner Family Arts Endowment.
 
A Community Christmas-MCC Singers & Local Ensembles
–Friday, December 6, 2013 ∙ 7 p.m. Free Admission

Join us for this annual tradition as local choral groups team up with community-based instrumental ensembles to ring in the Season. Sponsored by United Southern Bank Additional support provided by Mrs. Betty Trover, Allen & Pam Rudd, Barry & Gail Eveland, Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Hamman, & Dr. Judith L. Rhoads.
 
Kristen Iverson-Author of Full Body Burden
–Tuesday, March 25, 2014 ∙ 7 p.m. Free Admission

Kristen Iversen is the author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. Ms. Iverson holds a Ph.D from the University of Denver and is an associate professor at the University of Memphis, where she directs the MFA program in creative writing. Full Body Burden has been chosen as MCC’s “Common Reader” for the 2013-14 academic year.
 
The Anne P. Baker Gallery
–August 17-October 4, 2013
Glema Center Juried Art Exhibit & Glema Center Juried Photography Exhibit
Reception & Awards, Saturday, August 17, 2013 ∙ 2 p.m.
 
Permanent support for gallery exhibits provided by the Robbie P. Ruby Memorial Endowment
Information about exhibits throughout the year available at www.glemacenter.org

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