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California Dreaming -- a musical journey through the 60’s and 70’s

Posted: March 25, 2014 4:51 p.m.
Updated: March 26, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Performers from Springer Theatricals will take audience members to a time when folk music met rock music and gave birth to an explosion of music that was danceable, easy to sing and oh so romantic when the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County presents the national tour of California Dreaming on Apr. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. California Dreaming is sponsored by Powers & Gregory Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors. The performance will be preceded by a cocktail hour from 7 to 8 p.m. Guests may enjoy the current exhibition of All the In Between by Laurie McIntosh in the Bassett Gallery.

California Dreaming celebrates that brief magical moment in the mid-’60s and early ’70s when American youth migrated to California by the millions and transformed pop culture forever. When well-groomed folk musicians grew out their hair and plugged in their Fenders and Rickenbackers, the radio began to sizzle with tight harmonies and dreamy lyrics. It features the music of groups like the Mamas and Papas, The Beach Boys, The 5th Dimension, The Byrds and Crosby and Stills & Nash. Songs like "What a Day for a Daydream," "I Get Around," "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind," " Surfin’ U.S.A.," "Our House," "Dream a Little Dream of Me," "Little GTO," "Good Vibrations" and "California Dreamin’." The tribute show is filled with music that defined an era and introduced the world to the good vibrations of love, peace and summertime fun.

The show is produced by Springer Theatricals, the national touring arm of the Springer Opera House, a 143-year-old National Historic Landmark theatre in Columbus, Ga. The Springer is also the State Theatre of Georgia and produces a year-round schedule of plays and musicals. It is home to the Springer Theatre Academy, the largest program for the training of young actors in the Southeast. Springer Theatricals has one of the nation’s busiest touring schedules, performing in more than 60 cities every year.

For more tickets or for more information, please call 425-7676, ext. 300, or visit The FAC is at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden, with office hours Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 6 p.m.

The FAC 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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