BART’S BLOG – NOVEMBER 2017

          All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players… So begins a quote which has become the PAC’s motto.  It is the beginning of a Shakespearean speech that goes on to…
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BART’S BLOG – OCTOBER 2017

I read Dracula back in elementary school when I first became enthralled with black & white monster movies. But, I didn’t recall this quote until this morning when I was searching for a “jumping off point” for this month’s blog.…
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BART’S BLOG – SEPTEMBER 2017

Much of the music in this month’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame will be instantly recognizable to our audiences from the Disney film of the same name but this stage adaptation uses those songs in the deeper context of the…
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BART’S BLOG – AUGUST 2017

There’s something for everyone this season at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center with eight events designed to entertain your whole family! Ringing in the new season will be the PAC ProAm musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  From…
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BART’S BLOG – JULY 2017

Aaron Taylor sitting back to get the big picture. Aaron Taylor directing YTHC students Hello friends! Aaron Taylor here, Guest Blogger, Technical Director and toy collector of The PAC. When I started as Technical Director of The PAC, the first…
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BART’S BLOG – JUNE 2017

One of the biggest challenges in conceiving my approach to a show is creating the world in which the characters are going to live and move about. Wagons swinging out with benches on pit lift. Stage Left Elevation So as I…
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BART’S BLOG – MAY 2017

Illusionist Kevin Spencer onstage at The PAC Friday, May 5 at 7PM International Magician of the Year Kevin Spencer looks delighted as 5th grader Matthew Weber magically turns 4 pieces of rope into one rope. Spring brings Hocus Focus –…
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BART’S BLOG – APRIL 2017

Back in my days as a singing waiter at “The Oaks” on the lower east side of Manhattan. How I Came To Know The Elephant Man By the time I had moved to Manhattan in the 90s, I was having…
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BART’S BLOG – MARCH 2017

I’ve been longing to do The Secret Garden for over 20 years. For almost as long I’ve treasured the music of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I even used a song from “Hunchback” as an audition piece for many…
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BART’S BLOG – FEBRUARY 2017

John Hurt 1940-2017 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…
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