On July 12-15 & 19-21, 44 area youth with Youth Theatre of Hardin County presented 6 performances of SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL before public audiences totaling more than 1,850.
On July 15, 16, & 17, THE PAC held auditions for their 2018-19 season events: the ProAm Musical MAMMA MIA, the ProAm Classical THE NOVEL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES – A STUDY IN SCARLET and the holiday addition, DICKENS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL – A HARDIN COUNTY RADIO DRAMA. A total of 64 adults and students auditioned with 25 adults and 12 students being cast.
I don’t know about you, but my summer is going way too fast. Maybe that’s because my mind is already on the fall and the PAC’s new season. I know many of your minds are on the same thing from your emails and calls or talking to you in line at Kroger so here are some things you can do between now and when tickets for our 2018-2019 season go on sale August 1st:
As you can see there’s plenty of performing arts in our area so show them ALL your support by seeing a show this summer or making a donation. To paraphrase musician, Rokia Traore, “without an audience, dreams can’t come true, because you need an audience to write new songs, perform new plays and create new memories and make a difference in people’s lives.”
This month the PAC Kid Spotlight shines on Caleb Cunigan of Central Hardin High School. Catch him as the “Horton the Elephant” in Youth Theatre of Hardin County’s production of SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL at the PAC this month. Learn more about Caleb and our other PAC Kids.
On May 30, June 2 & 3, 200 dancers with Center Stage Dance Studio under the direction of Yvonne Groves presented 3 recitals before combined audiences of nearly 1250 family and friends.
On June 9, 44 student campers with Allegro Dance Theatre’s Musical Theatre Camp under the direction of Carol Zagar presented a performance before an audience of more than 200 family and friends.
On June 16, 15 student campers with Dance Center of Elizabethtown Bootcamp under the direction of Sherry Barnard presented a performance before an audience of more than 50 family and friends.
As the 2017-18 season draws to an end, it is a pleasure to report the following:
The PAC is honored to have 34 active volunteers who shared their time, talent and treasure during the 2017-18 season. An appreciation and award ceremony is planned for later in August and will recognize Adult and Student Volunteers of the Year. Adult volunteers contributing the most hours were Charles Holloway, Jerry Cormier and Deidre Shockley. A record 9 student volunteers served as PAC aides during the school year working in the office, back stage or in the shop during open blocks in their schedules and Chanelle DauPino was the student award winner. Congratulations to these outstanding volunteers and thanks to all the PAC volunteers who help make the magic of live performing arts happen at the PAC.
During the past season, 11,445 students participated in and 16,889 attended events at the PAC for a total student participation of 28,334. Additionally, 1,621 adults participated in events and public audiences totaled nearly 30,000.
If you don’t get the News Enterprise you may have missed the announcement of the PAC’s 2018-2019 season (Check it out). Here’s the inside scoop on each event:
ThePAC.net will be updated with more details on the upcoming season events by the end of June; auditions for the ProAm musical, radio drama and classical will he held July 15-17 and tickets for all PAC season events will go on sale August 1.
This month the PAC Kid Spotlight shines on Jackson Smith of Central Hardin High School. Catch him as the “Cat in the Hat” in Youth Theatre of Hardin County’s production of SUESSICAL, the musical at the PAC this July. Learn more about Jackson and our other PAC Kids.
On May 1, 100 students in the North Middle School band under the direction of Brittany Froedge presented a concert before an audience of 300.
On May 6, 154 students in the North Hardin High School choirs under the direction of Beth Root presented a concert before an audience of 500.
On May 7, 50 students in the West Hardin Middle School choir under the direction of Anna Benningfield presented a concert before an audience of 120.
On May 8, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union held its annual membership meeting that included entertainment by Mentalist Steve Heffner before an audience of 353 credit union members.
On May 9, 150 students in the James T Alton Middle School band under the direction of Byron Witham presented a concert before an audience of nearly 500.
On May 10, 51 students in the John Hardin High School choir under the direction of Phyllis Westfall presented a concert before an audience of 125.
On May 14, Western Kentucky University presented a graduation ceremony for 50 graduates before an audience of 326.
On May 15, 77 students in the Central Hardin High School choirs under the direction of Brandon Centers presented a concert before an audience of 256.
On May 17, the Hardin County Schools Board of Education held its monthly meeting and recognized the achievements of 134 HCS students before an audience of 145.
On May 19, 150 student dancers with the Dance Centre of Elizabethtown under the direction of Sherry Barnard presented spring recitals before audiences totaling nearly 700.
On May 20, 65 members of the Heartland Winds under the direction of David Coffing presented a free concert before an audience of 182.
On May 25 & 26, 175 student dancers with Allegro Dance Theatre under the direction of Carol Zagar presented spring recitals and the ballet Heidi before audiences totaling more than 1000.