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Volume 24, Number 9 — September 2017

Arts Calendar

2017-18 Acts, Arts, Academia series at Tusculum College to feature a variety of stage and musical performances
The 2017-18 Acts, Arts, Academia series at Tusculum College will begin with a performance by MO5AIC a cappella vocal group on Wednesday, Aug. 16, left, and Tim Mooney's "Breakneck Hamlet" on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

2017-18 Acts, Arts, Academia series at Tusculum College to feature a variety of stage and musical performances

Date(s):  September 19, 2017 - April 23, 2018
Venue: Tusculum College
60 Shiloh Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
423.798.1620
www.tusculum.edu

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. Everything from Shakespeare with a twist to the musical Oliver Twist to a nationally known a cappella vocal group is featured in the 2017-18 Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series at Tusculum College.

The Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series is a program of Tusculum College Arts Outreach and supported by the late Dr. Sam Miller in memory of Agnes Ault Miller, Hearts for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Outreach and generous donors and volunteers.

The Acts, Arts, Academia series continues Tuesday, Sept. 19, with "Breakneck Hamlet," a whirlwind of a performance by Tim Mooney of the popular Shakespeare stage classic. The performance os in the Behan Arena Theatre, located in the lower level of the Annie Hogan Byrd building.

On Oct. 11, the stage in the Behan Arena Theatre comes to life with an evening of improvisation. Blue Plate Special's "Improv Night in the BAT!" brings the popular group, who perform regularly in downtown Greeneville, to campus for an evening of fun and the unexpected.

Theatre-at-Tusculum brings Lionel Bart's musical, "Oliver" to the stage in November. Performances are scheduled for Nov. 10-12 and 16-19 in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

Christmas is celebrated in performances by the Tusculum College Band Program and Tusculum College Community Chorus. The band program's annual holiday concert is Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium. The Community Chorus' Christmas concert follows Monday, Dec. 4, also in the auditorium.

The first performance in 2018 will be Central Ballet Theatre's presentation of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." Performances are scheduled for Jan. 26-28 in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

"The Legacy of the Late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia"
is the topic of a lecture Tuesday, Feb. 6, by Dr. David Scott, an instructor in political science at Tusculum.

Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" will be Theatre-at-Tusculum's spring production. Performances are scheduled for Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4 in the Behan Arena Theatre.

The Tusculum Band's winter concert is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Annie Hogan Byrd auditorium.

Acts, Arts, Academia's series continues Tuesday, March 20, with the lecture, "Upstream Approaches to Preventing Human Trafficking." Featured speaker is Dr. Hannah Britton, director of the Center for the Study of Injustice, and of the Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative at the University of Kansas.

Special youth performances are the highlight of the Great Literature Alive, Well, Playing in Greeneville, Tennessee Showcase during the Old Oak Festival. Performances are April 20-22 in the Behan Arena Theatre.

The series concludes with the spring concerts by the Tusculum Community Chorus and the Band Program. The Community Chorus performs Monday, April 23, and the band program's presentation is Thursday, April 26.

Admission to the events is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors above the age of 60 and $5 for children 12 years of age and under except for the Central Ballet Theatre performance, the lectures, the GLAWPIGT Showcase and the Tusculum Community Chorus and Band Program concerts. Admission to the Central Ballet performances will be $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. For the GLAWPIGT Showcase, as well as the Supreme Court and human trafficking lectures, admission will be $7. Admission is free for the Tusculum Band Program and the Tusculum Community Chorus concerts.

For more information on any of these events, call Tusculum College Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620 or email jhollowell@tusculum.edu.


Topics: Music

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