Arts & Theatre – November 29, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Geauga Hunger Task Force benefit planned Dec. 1-2
The Good Tidings Benefit Choir, 85 voices strong, is once again going to perform their musical magic for the community Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Notre Dame Cathedral Educational Center Chapel, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson. The choir will be joined by Pilgrim Brass, who brings their wonderful European sound to the program.
Celebrating its 23rd year, the popular program raises money through goodwill offerings for the Geauga Hunger Task Force, which consists of seven emergency food pantries throughout the county.
On each day, Pilgrim Brass and the Good Tidings choir will fill the chapel with wonderful holiday music. The lively quartet of Spirit Bound will also perform at the Saturday concert, and the Wesley Bells, the talented bell choir from Mayfield Methodist Church, will be added to the Sunday performance.
All attending will be invited to sing the Hallelujah Chorus at the closing of the program.
Admission is free, but a goodwill offering will be collected.
"A Christmas Carol" Opens
A Christmas Carol returns to the Geauga Theater stage this holiday season. This unique take on the classic tale was adapted for the Guild by Terry Sedivy and Rory Swift, with music by Sarah Hamrick, Donald Dingman and Laura Christian. Director Angela Miloro-Hansen, along with her cast of more than 50 actors, promise more new additions this year.
This musical story tells of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man, who loves his money and work more than mankind. Scroogeï¿½s deceased partner, Jacob Marley, warns that three ghosts will visit to show him his fate. As Scrooge soars through time, he realizes his ways and wishes to redeem himself on Christmas Morning.
The show will run Nov. 30 through Dec. 16. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; the Sunday performances are at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, with a special rate of $10 for children 12 and under. For the best deal, it is not too late to consider purchasing a season pass.
The historic Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water St. in Chardon.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.geaugatheater.org or call the box office at 440-286-2255.
Singing Angels Return Dec. 6
Celebrate the holidays with the Singing Angels concert Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Geauga Theater, 101 Water St. in Chardon. Tickets are $10.
More than 300 children, ages 6 to 18, take part in the arts and youth development group that performs more than 100 programs annually. Its mission is to engage youth from all communities in quality music and performing arts education that teaches teamwork, builds confidence and provides a foundation for life.
Purchase tickets online at www.geaugatheater.org or call the box office at 440-286-2255.
Fairmount Youth Theatre Presents "Alice in Wonderland"
The Youth Theatre Lab at Fairmount Center for the Arts is set to perform the whimsical musical, "Alice in Wonderland," Dec. 7-9 at the Mayfield Village Civic Center located at 6622 Wilson Mills Road in Mayfield Village. Friday's performance starts at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday's shows begin at 2 p.m. The production features a cast of 32 children who range in age from 7-14.
Meena Chauhan of Novelty plays Alice, a young girl who finds herself in a strange world with a Queen and King of Hearts, played by Emily Fields Gavorski, of Aurora and Michael Kenny, from Bainbridge. Elyse Willins of Mayfield Heights is cast as the Mad Hatter; Ally Sewell, from Bainbridge, is the March Hare and Zeiah Lawniczak, Beachwood, is the Dormouse. Also in the cast is Anna Snyder of Bainbridge in the role of The White Rabbit, Sara Currier of Chagrin Falls playing the Knave of Hearts and Kaylee Tomsich of Bainbridge as the Duchess.
The production is directed by Patti Susman. Joan Bendix as the musical director and Merlynne Hancock is choreographer.
Tickets are $8 each and all seats are general admission. For reservations, call 440-338-3171 or visit FairmountCenter.org.