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On February 3 & 5, 30 students from the North Hardin High School Drama Club under the direction of Donna Thomas presented Dracula before public audiences totaling nearly 200.
On February 7, 19 HCS students participated in the Derby City Spelling Bee before an audience of 70.
On February 11, 50 area youth participated in Youth Theatre of Hardin County’s second Winter Workshop in prep for summer production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
On February 11, 35 adult members of Heart of Kentucky Men’s Chorus and the Heartland Fillies presented a Valentine concert that included the 40 student from Central Hardin and John Hardin High School Choirs before an audience of 200.
On February 12, 34 students from North Hardin High School drama under the direction of Beth Root presented ALADDIN, Jr. before an audience of 225.
On February 17 & 18, 32 students from John Hardin High School choirs under the direction of Phyllis Westfall presented Rock of Ages before student audiences totaling 900 and public audiences totaling 350.
On February 21, 120 students from North Hardin High School bands under the direction of Brian Froedge and Daniel Reams presented a concert before an audience of nearly 200.
On February 23, 110 students from East Hardin Middle School 6th Grade bands under the direction of Matthew Baucum presented a concert before an audience of 375.
Timing or coincidence? Timing we are told in theatre – and in life for that matter – is everything. So too is coincidence.
Last spring I directed George Orwell’s 1984 at the PAC because I wanted to do something relevant during an election year. Timing? The most recent film adaptation of Orwell’s novel starred John Hurt who also starred in the film The Elephant Man based in part on the play by the same name that I am currently directing. Sir John was an inspiring actor who passed away this last week. Coincidence?
Life is full of many such puzzles and riddles. Some solvable others not. The arts at their core reflect both the light and the dark of our day to day existence; but the arts at their best serve as both historians and prognosticators: shining light on both the accursed and the cursed and reminding us of what has come before and what is lurking in the dark ready to return should we walk through life unaware.
Congratulations to Deborah McFalls and Kristin Dominguez who each won a $20 PAC Gift Certificate for completing their Peter & Wendy program survey! Thanks for your interest and useful comments.
This Month the PAC Kid Spotlight shines on Ashley Correll (the third in her family to receive this recognition). Ashley is preparing for Youth Theatre’s summer production of Thoroughly Modern Millie by attending their Winter Workshops. The next workshop is Saturday, February 11th at The PAC. If this sounds like something you or your student may be interested in you can learn more at their website: http://www.ythcky.org/
On January 9, 100 Elizabethtown Independent Middle and High School choir members under the direction of Katie Bennett presented a concert before an audience of nearly 250.
On January 14, 65 North Hardin High School Band members under the direction of Brian Froedge presented a concert before an audience of 135.
On January 19, 400 HCS students were recognized during the Hardin County Schools Board of Education Meeting before an audience of 260.
On January 21, 60 area youth participated in the first of three Youth Theatre of Hardin County Winter Drama Workshops in preparation for the summer musical production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
On January 22, 150 North Hardin High School choir students under the direction of Beth Root presented a concert before an audience of 475.
On January 27 & 28, The PAC Presented Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Peter and Wendy performances before a student audience of 700 and public audiences totaling nearly 650. The 64 cast members hail from 16 Hardin County Schools, 2 Elizabethtown Independent schools, Bullitt Lick Middle School, Flaherty Primary School, Panther Academy, Scott Middle School North Hardin Christian School, St. James Regional Catholic School, and home schools. At least SEVEN sets of siblings/cousins participated in the production.
On January 31, 65 North Hardin High School Wind Symphony members under the direction of Brian Froedge presented a concert before an audience of nearly 100.
A new year? A new season! That’s right. While most everyone is making New Year’s resolutions, I’m making new season reservations:
Tickets for all of next season’s events will go on sale on August 1st. But in the meantime, there’s plenty more to come this season and tickets for all these productions are on sale now!
Congratulations to Laura Bell, Peggy Webb, Oma Rounsaville and Carolyn Leonard who each won a $20 PAC Gift Certificate for completing their Nutcracker program survey! Thanks for your interest and useful comments.
On December 1, 178 members of West Hardin Middle School Bands under the direction of Laura Floyd presented a concert before an audience of 585.
On December 3, 40 members of the Heart of KY Men’s Chorus and some invited guests presented a Christmas concert before an audience of more than 250.
On December 4, Glen Rice Family and Friends Musical Concert Series presented their Christmas concert before an audience of 350.
On December 5, 150 members of Central Hardin High School Bands under the direction of David Centers presented a holiday concert before an audience of more than 400.
On December 8, 69 members of West Hardin Middle School Choirs under the direction of Anna Benningfield presented a holiday concert before an audience of 250.
On December 11, 150 dancers with Center Stage Dance Studio presented their Christmas Gala before an audience of nearly 600.
On December 16, 17, 18 the PAC presented The Nutcracker. This was the 39th annual presentation of the Dance Center’s Nutcracker. Cast and crew consisted of over 200 participants; 103 adults, 98 students, 17 professionals and 184 amateurs who performed in one school day performance before an audience of nearly 600 and four public performances before audiences totaling more than 2,050.
The Nutcracker was presented in partnership with Dance Center of Elizabethtown, The Cecilian Bank, WQXE 98.3 & Jimmie Dee Kelley and brought to you through the efforts of Sonora Florists, Back Home Catering, Rachel’s Face Painting, Heartland Fillies, Heartland Dulcimer Club, Heartland Winds, The Sweet Shoppe, Sugar Fashion Cakes and joining us for the first time, Family Fun Ice Cream Parlor.
On December 17, Clara’s Tea Party was presented with a new format and at a new time between the two Saturday performances of The Nutcracker. It was a festival of sweets, treats and musical suites with live music, food, photo ops and activities for the whole family.