Lenoir, NC – Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center has announced the lineup for its 2018-2019 Showcase of Stars.
This season will feature music, dance, drama and several shows from Foothills Performing Arts, the resident theatre group for the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center.
Following is a schedule of events for the season:
FPA Presents Drinking Habits by Tom Smith, Sept. 6-8, 2018. Thursday and Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.
Photo: Mark Lowry
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this zany, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but a couple of reporters and former fiancées go undercover as a nun and priest complicating the plot with hilarious results. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves. Tickets for the show are $14 for adults; $12 for students and $7.50 for children 12 and under.
Mark Lowry, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at 7:30pm.
The ministry of multi-award-winning entertainer Mark Lowry will visit the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center with his night of music and comedy. Singer, songwriter, author, and humorist Mark Lowry is best known for penning the lyrics to the Christmas classic “Mary Did You Know?” and singing baritone for the Grammy-Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band for many years. Lowry, who’s entertained audiences since he was 11 years old, has a unique gift of communicating profound Biblical truths through music and storytelling. Tickets for the show are $30 first four rows lower center and sides, $25 for all other seats and $20 for students and children. A special meet and greet will be held prior to the show. Cost of the meet and greet, which includes artist circle seating is $45.
Brass Transit, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at 7:30pm. If you love the music of Chicago, you don’t want to miss Brass Transit.
Formed in 2008, Brass Transit brought together eight of Canada’s most talented, accomplished and award- winning players. Their sole purpose was to pay tribute to the decades-long, multiplatinum songbook of “Chicago.” Since then, the band has toured North America steadily, dazzling audiences with flawless performances and spectacular attention to detail.
With hits like: “Saturday In The Park,” “25 or 6 To 4,” “ If You Leave Me Now,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” and “Beginnings,” it’s the ultimate Chicago experience! Tickets for the show are $20 for adults and $12 for students and children.
Photo: Brass Transit
Catapult, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at 7:30pm.
Shadow dance company, Catapult, presents a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling and sculpture. Founded in 2009, Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, earning their way to the finals of the NBC-TV hit show. Catapult is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch these incredible dancers become a mountain, a full-size elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window and people inside the window. You’ll be surprised and delighted again and again. Audiences of all ages love what appear to be effortless transformations and applaud over and over as more and more unbelievable images appear. It’s an entertainment experience unlike any other. Tickets for the show are $22 for adults and $15 for students and children.
Chanticleer, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at 7:30pm.
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker, the San Francisco based Grammy award winning ensemble Chanticleer is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2018. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition. Since Chanticleer began releasing recordings in 1981, the group has sold well over a million albums and won two GRAMMY® awards. Music lovers will never forget the Chanticleer experience. Tickets for the show are $26 for adults and $15 for students and children.
FPA Presents The Adventures of Santa Claus based on the book by L. Frank Baum, Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2018. Thursday and Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.
From the creator of The Wizard of Oz comes a holiday tale like no other. Discover how Santa Claus became the legend we know today in a tale full of magic and whimsy. Foothills Performing Arts’ original adaptation is filled with music and spectacle and is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with the whole family! Tickets for the show are $16.25 for adults and $9 for children 12 and under.
On Friday, Nov. 30, the Civic Center will host Dinner and a Show. A Christmas-themed meal will be served at 5:30pm at the Civic Center, prior to the 7pm show. Cost for the dinner is $15 per person. (Price includes tax.)
Nutcracker Christmas: Ellington Meets Tchaikovsky featuring The ASU Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at 7pm.
Enjoy the talented musicians of Appalachian State University’s Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra as they present two interpretations of the Tchaikovsky holiday classic. First, hear the familiar and joyful traditional version from the Orchestra followed by the Jazz Ensemble performing Duke Ellington’s jazz interpretation. It’s two holiday concert experiences in one. Tickets for the show are $15 for adults and $8 for students and children.
Photo: Mandy Harvey
Milton Harkey Bluegrass presents Dailey & Vincent, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at 7:30pm.
Milton Harkey Bluegrass presents Dailey & Vincent on Saturday, Jan. 5. Dubbed by CMT as “The Rock Stars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America. Dailey and Vincent have won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music. Get your tickets early as Dailey & Vincent is usually a sell-out show! Tickets are $32 for adults and $18 for students/children.
FPA Presents A Wrinkle in Time based on the book by Madeleine L’ Engle, Feb. 14-16, 2019, Thursday and Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.
Recently adapted into a major motion picture by Disney Studios, this beloved science-fiction book for young audiences is brought to the stage through this spirited and imaginative adaptation. A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg Murray, a high-school girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her brother and friend to rescue her father from evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet. Tickets for the show are $14 for adults; $12 for students and $7.50 for children 12 and under.
Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.
Celebrating 21 years of promoting local music and talent, the Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase hosted by local favorite Strictly Clean and Decent will feature several local musicians who help keep the community’s rich history of traditional music alive today. Don’t miss the 21st Annual Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase. Tickets for the show are $11 for adults and $5.50 for students and children. On Saturday, March 9, the Civic Center will host Dinner and a Show. A dinner of local favorites will will be served at 5:30pm at the Civic Center, prior to the 7:30pm show. Cost for the dinner is $15 per person. (Price includes tax.)
Rhythm of the Dance, Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30pm.
This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish Talent. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, the show is a thousand year-old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show. Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular Irish Step Dance shows in the world. Be sure to experience Rhythm of the Dance when it performs at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center! Tickets for the show are $26 for adults and $15 for students and children.
Mandy Harvey, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 7:30pm.
Her message is universal… Hope, Dream, Believe, no matter what…Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age 18 due to a connective tissue disorder and left the music program she was enrolled in at Colorado State University. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. As you may have seen, Mandy has made a tremendous impact by way of America’s Got Talent in 2017. Harvey was Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer Winner and took 4th place in the show’s 12th season. Since then, her career has skyrocketed and she’s been touring and performing nonstop. Don’t miss the music and message of Mandy Harvey at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center! Tickets for the show are $26 for adults and $15 for students and children.
FPA Presents War of The Worlds (A Radio Play) based on the book by HG Wells, May 2-4, 2019,Thursday and Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.
Recreating the broadcast from New York’s Mercury Theatre in 1938 that had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place, this production incorporates live sound effects, music and a cast of talented voice actors to bring the story to life. It is both a thrilling homage to the golden age of radio and an imaginative and fun way to experience HG Wells’ tale about humanity being thrown into chaos during an alien invasion. Tickets for the show are $14 for adults; $12 for students and $7.50 for children 12 and under.
The J.E. Broyhill Civic Center is also offering an “All-In” Rate of $148 that includes one ticket to each show (does not include meals) and a “Pick 4” Option that includes discounted tickets to your choice of 4 shows. For more information about becoming a Season Subscriber or for individual tickets, call the Box Office at 828-726-2407 or visit www.broyhillcenter.com