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The Music Man, Jr. marches on to the FAC

Posted: March 8, 2013 8:37 a.m.
Updated: March 8, 2013 8:32 a.m.
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The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw Count (FAC) in collaboration with Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) proudly present The Music Man, Jr. in the Wood Auditorium for a four day run, Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17.

Show times are 7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday evenings and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The Music Man, Jr. kicks off a celebration of Youth Arts Month at the FAC in tandem with the openings of "You Gotta Have Art," a youth arts exhibition in the Bassett Gallery showcasing the artistic works of grades K-12 in Kershaw County.

The Music Man, Jr. is sponsored by Modern Turf.

Directed by Candice Fuller from Columbia Children’s Theatre, this production is truly a community production. More than 70 Kershaw County youth will take part in the production.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors, and military.

"We were delighted with the turnout at auditions this year," said Director of Marketing, Jane Peterson.

"The kids are having a wonderful time…which of course means, so will the audience!"

"And the artwork in the Bassett Gallery is truly amazing. We should all be very proud of the talent in Kershaw County," she concluded.

 

About The Music Man, Jr.

Wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man, Jr. is a special adaptation of one of the most popular musicals of all times. The story follows Harold Hill a fast-talking traveling salesman who cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he says he is going to organize -- even though he doesn’t know a trombone from a clarinet. Hill’s plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls in love with Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by the end of the show.

The cast of The Music Man, Jr. includes: Sean Alderson, Mikayla Alexander, Mikhail Alexander, Adam Arledge, Collen Ashley, Mia Atencio, Noah Barker, Autumn Barkley, Lily Battiata, Madison Benton, Isabella Birket, Olivia Bishop, Lilly Blalock, MacKenzie Blankenship, Mary Boucher, Mell Boucher, Emily Boyles, Emily Cantey, Ashley Cobb, Zac Davis, Kayla Dixon, Anna Ferris, Hayden Gainey, Fallon Garens, Daylan Giovati, Alex Greenwood, Elie Griggs, Laken Gross, Cassidy Hall, Joey Hall, Hayden Hamilton, Julia Haunert, Olivia Hinson, Alexia Hopkins, Madison Jones, Renne Jordan, Catherine Kelley, Maggie Knotts, Caroline Kornegay, Gabrielle Mason, Chloe Morgan, Jesse Morgan, Hannah Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Rachael Outlaw, Alanna Patterson, Janiah Patterson, Cameran Peake, Jessica Powell, Joshua Quay, Alyssa Reckelhoff, Ella Rescigno, Emma Richburg, Elaina Richmond, Jessica Ross, Sarah Ross, Layne Ruffner, Matthew Ruffner, William Rushing, Megan Santoro, Lexi Setzer, Shelby Setzer, Amber Smith, Grace Smith, Nathan Smith, Olivia Smith, Laurel Taylor, Corey Thomas, Rocky Tosh, Gianni Vereen, Thoyd "TJ" Warren, Shannon Whalen, Langley Whisenhunt, Lainey Williams, and Julianna Willoughby.

 

About the Bassett Gallery Exhibition

The opening of this year’s "You Gotta Have Art" exhibition will take place on Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery just prior to the opening performance of The Music Man, Jr.

More than 140 pieces of student artwork will be showcased in the Bassett Gallery of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) from March 14 through April 6.

Youth Arts Month is a partnership project of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and the Kershaw County School District’s education programs and is sponsored by Target.

The Bassett Gallery will feature a juried exhibition of elementary, middle and high school artwork by students throughout Kershaw County in a variety of media, from colored pencil and watercolor to mixed media, photography, and sculpture.

Approximately 10 pieces will be selected from the entire body of student work to become part of a traveling exhibit to be hosted by Kershaw County businesses over the next year. The exhibit will also make a trip to the State Capital before returning to the FAC. "You Gotta Have Art" exhibition runs through April 6.

The Youth Arts Month exhibition is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information or to purchase advance tickets to The Music Man, Jr. call 425-7676, extension 300, or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Thursday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

 

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