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UPCOMING EVENTS AT BPAC
Imagine Youth Theatre
A Chorus Line: High School Edition
A stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another. A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line was instantly recognized as a classic. A Chorus Line - High School Edition is a full-length version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, adapted for performance by high school students with family audiences in mind.
The show runs approximately 90 minutes without an intermission.
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This is event is independently produced by Gary Taylor Dance's Imagine Youth Theatre.
The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series
Born in Oklahoma in 1945, Dougherty was raised in North Carolina. He earned a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina in 1967 and an M.A. in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Iowa in 1969. Later, he returned to the University of North Carolina to study art history and sculpture.
Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Patrick began to learn more about primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material.
Learn More at Patrick's website: www.stickworks.net
His work quickly evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale environmental works, which required saplings by the truckloads. Over the last thirty-some years, he has built over 300 of these works, and become internationally acclaimed. His sculpture has been seen worldwide---from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States.
19 - 20
Sandhills Repertory Theatre
Bringing Back Broadway: Finally!!!
A free indoor concert presented by Sandhills Repertory Theatre featuring your favorite Broadway music from local and New York City performers.
This is event is independently produced by Sandhills Repertory Theatre.
Reserved Seating Required. Tickets and show details at sandhillsrep.org
The New York Tenors
Direct from Carnegie Hall, the famed New York Tenors perform far and wide to support the Republican Party. This will be a night to celebrate our country and who we are. The Tenors trio consists of Daniel Rodriguez, the singing NYC Police officer whose version of "God Bless America" helped to heal a wounded nation in the wake of 9-11.
Andy Cooney, the New York Irish Tenor christened by The New York Times as Irish America's favorite Son; and Christopher Macchio, the New York Italian Tenor who recently thrilled all of us with his performance from the White House balcony after our President's spectacular speech at The Republican National Convention..
This is event is independently produced by The Moore County GOP.
Make Disappear the Fear of Shakespeare
A Summer Workshop for High School Students
Workshop is for High School Students, ages 14-20.
Each day begins at 10:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm. [More details in registration link below]
UNC Pembroke Director of Theater, Dr. Jonathan Drahos, hosts a summer theatre camp like no other. From Portia to Polonius, from Caesar to Shylock - join Professor Drahos and Company as they enrich your talents and familiarize you with Shakespeare's unique genius. The workshop seeks to 'demystify' Shakespeare with a specific approach to acting Shakespeare's unique elevated language. Each participant will be challenged with a selected speech from one of the Bard's plays. The performances will be guided in a fun, exciting, and collaborative environment. After all, Shakespeare was meant to be discovered through performance!
The workshop culminates with a live performance for family and friends on Saturday, July 24.
"OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE A TRUE COLLABORATIVE “SHAKESPERIENCE” — DEMYSTIFYING THE OFTEN INTIMIDATING LANGUAGE OF SHAKESPEARE BY APPLYING INNOVATIVE, FUN, AND DYNAMIC ACTING TECHNIQUES TO THE TEXT."
-Dr. Jonathan Drahos
TICKET/REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES LUNCHES AND SNACKS EACH DAY OF THE WORKSHOP.
Illusionist & Comedian Paul Dabek
BPAC's Grand Re-Opening!
Starring in sold-out seasons on both London’s West End and Broadway stages Paul is the host and co-star of the world’s most successful touring magic show: The Illusionists.
An accomplished magician, comedian and actor Paul's skills have won him massive critical acclaim, Time Out magazine named him 'a superb showman!’ and The Times of London described his performance as ‘simply stunning.’
On US TV he has appeared on multiple shows including NBC’s Today Show and in the UK on every major TV network most notably the BBC’s One Show alongside Hollywood A-lister Sir Michael Caine and Monty Python’s Sir Michael Palin.
Dabek flawlessly blends incredible magic, rapid fire comedy and a little old-school vaudeville charm.
Dressed to impress and with more thrust than a NASA lift off, Dabek bursts onto stage with a quick wit, machine-gun delivery and charismatic flair that once seen, is never forgotten.
Learn more at pauldabek.com
Concerts on the Green Series
Beautiful Day Album Tour
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Abigail Dowd, who grew up here in Moore County, returns home on tour with a full band to share her third album, "Beautiful Day." Pulling from her heritage of storytelling and determination,
Dowd weaves hints of Celtic melodies with the soulful gospel of the south to create a sound that dances between folk, rock and blues. Known for her storytelling and command of an audience, American Songwriter has called her latest album “a friendly reminder that life’s blessings are happening in the here and now.”
Learn more about Abigail at:
In the 1960s, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, and Dionne Warwick captured lighting in a bottle, crafting some of the most sophisticated pop music of all time. Together, their small canon made an enormous impact on American Music, but they were three very distinct individuals.
It’s time to listen to their works with fresh ears! Harriell and Iverson present just that with an evening of the trio’s masterpieces "straight"—with a flourish or two here and there. Iverson’s thoughtful transcriptions of the original recordings lithely re-conceive the settings for quartet, opening the stage for Harriell’s passionately charismatic interpretations. The audience can’t help but tap a toe, hum along, and ultimately, leave feeling that this may very well be what the world needs now.
Learn more about Marcy & Ethan
BACK TO BACHARACH
The Troubadour Series
The Contenders, with opening act, The Aaron Burdett Trio
It is only fitting that The Contenders perform as part of the BPAC Troubadour Series, a series focused on individuals and bands with North Carolina roots. The duo, Josh Day and Jay Nash, embody the true spirit of what it means to be troubadours and their latest album, "Laughing with the Reckless" is a testament to their strong bond and shared experiences of life on the road.
The Aaron Burdett Trio Working-class soul-grass with award-winning songwriting from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Chart-topping Bluegrass and Grassicana. Supporting summer 2021 release of the new album release Dream Rich, Dirt Poor on Organic Records
The Troubadour Series
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge draw on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the savvy of a young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create the most adventurous album of their career with their latest critically acclaimed release, Inner Journey.
Both highly acclaimed vocalists in their own right (Brooke is the 4-time reigning IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year), Darin and Brooke combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young acts in acoustic music and they’ve surrounded themselves with a band of equally amazing pickers.
Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls
Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List.
BPAC & THE RUTH PAULEY LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS
Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo Duo
Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to jazz, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator – a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence.
On April 28th, Branford will be accompanied by his longtime quartet pianists, Joey Calderazzo for an evening of extraordinary jazz and some of the highest of levels of human and musical expression.
Prior to the evening performance, Branford will give a lecture for The Ruth Pauley Lectures Series on the roots of jazz, particularly in North Carolina. The lecture is free to the public and begins at 3:00 PM in Owens Auditorium.