March 1 – 3
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.
As I write this, Allegro Dance Theatre is onstage performing “Sing A Christmas Carol” from the musical Scrooge.
Sing a song of gladness and cheer.
For the time of Christmas is here.
At a time when our country is divided and we find ourselves in disagreement on almost everything, these lyrics are great words to take to heart.
Look around about you and see
What a world of wonder this world can be
So as we gather with family and friends over the holidays, let us focus on the things that bring us together – not tear us apart. You know, the “joy and beauty” of music, food and fellowship.
And the joy and beauty. Oh, the joy and beauty
That a Merry Christmas can bring to you!
Something to enjoy for every member of the family! Come meet Clara and her friends during this festival of sweets, treats and musical suites. There will be live music, food, crafts and activities for the whole family.
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. Fees apply for refreshments & activities.
With help from the earth-friendly Neverlanders, everyone – including Captain Hook – finds a place where they truly belong. Professional actor/directors from MCT lead 50-60 local students in a performance of their very own. Know Before You Go: Music and fun for everyone. Tickets: $8-$20. Point of Contact: 270-769-8837.
Presented in Partnership with Swope Family of Dealerships, Jimmie Dee Kelley, Dan & Diane Hafer and www.ElizabethtownFamily.com.
On November 1, 38 students from Lincoln Trail Elementary Drama Club under the direction of Rebecca Parrish presented their fall musical A Race to the Finish before an audience of 660 of their peers and a public audience of 200.
On November 3, 75 students from John Hardin High School choirs under the direction of Phyllis Westfall presented a concert before an audience of 154.
On November 10, 115 students from Central Hardin High School choirs under the direction of Brandon Centers presented a fall choral concert before an audience of 260.
On November 11, Glen Rice/Buffalo Productions presented Glen Rice, Family and Friends Concert Series before an audience of 350 and celebrated our armed forces recognizing more than 50 military veterans in the audience.
On November 15, 139 students from Bluegrass Middle School bands under the direction of Shawn Roark presented a concert before an audience of 489.
On November 17, 220 students from East Hardin Middle School bands under the direction of Matt Baucum presented a concert before a capacity audience of nearly 800 including 50 standing room only!
On November 18, Kentucky Vocal Union and musical guests including 35 students from John Hardin High School’s Advanced Choir presented a concert before an audience of nearly 100.
On November 20, 21, 22, 95 members of Allegro Dance Theatre of Radcliff under the direction of Carol Zagar presented the 24th annual presentation of the classical “Cinderella, the Ballet” before a public audience of 450 and student audiences of more than 2,800.
On November 29, 215 members of North Hardin High School Bands under the direction of Daniel Ream presented a concert before an audience of nearly 400.