Join us! – 3rd Annual Arts for Life Roll & Stroll at Tanglewood Park

Roll and Stroll - Arts for Life Winston-Salem - 2014

3rd Annual Roll & Stroll – Join us in Tanglewood Park!

Concessions, Santa Claus, and entertainment including the Katrina Pfitzner School of Voice Glee Club! Benefits Arts for Life – Kids 12 and under, FREE!

Roll and Stroll - Arts for Life Winston-Salem - 2014

Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, NC

Roll and Stroll - Arts for Life - 2014

For more information, please contact Arts for Life.

https://www.facebook.com/nctriad

http://artsforlifenc.org/rollandstroll

 

Audition Spots for Children in Winston-Salem

When a young artist is just beginning the discovery of performance, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The obvious choice for most young children is to join a children’s choir or audition for the big community theatre companies within their area. This is great, but the choir experience may not give your star-to-be the chance to showcase their talents individually, and it’s often difficult to “break-in” to the bigger theater companies if you are unknown to them.

There are a few spots in Winston-Salem that are perfect for testing the waters of performance that are geared specifically for children.

The Children’s Theater of Winston-Salem

The Children’s Theater of Winston-Salem is a great organization for your child to learn the art of performance, with a chance to make some great new friends and gain excellent networking connections. They offer classes for children as young as 3 up through 12th grade, with wonderful day camps all summer long. Classes offered in everything from navigating a stage to improvisation techniques.

Lewisville Summer Drama Camp

Joy Dorsey Rushton and Margaret Williams offer a wonderful camp for ages 8-13. The camp runs for 2 weeks with 2 performances at the end of the session to show off all the hard work. If your child loves to sing, dance, and act, this is the perfect camp for them to attend.

 

Creative Drama Children’s Theater

The Creative Drama Children’s Theater is located in Clemmons and offers classes in dance, acting, and musical theater, as well as putting on numerous productions throughout the year. Your child will learn skills for improving performance with an ensemble and gaining confidence for stepping into those bigger auditions.

Stained Glass Playhouse

While The Stained Glass Playhouse is not a theater dedicated to children, they always do a giant summer musical with numerous parts for youngsters and teens. I am honored to be Musical Director for their production of “The Music Man” in summer, with rolls for up to 20 children. This is a great company to get involved with that often goes overlooked.

Weekend of the Arts: Events in Winston-Salem 2/8-2/10

Twin City Stage’s Production of “Lend Me a Tenor”


Performances held at the Arts Council Theater: 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem NC

Friday, February 8 – 8:00pm
Saturday, February 9 – 8:00pm
Sunday, February 10 – 2:00pm

By Ken Ludwig
When world-famous tenor Tito Morelli (Il Stupendo) arrives for a fundraiser at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, a chain-reaction of mistaken identity, plot twists and double entendres creates one of the funniest farces of the American stage.

More information available at www.twincitystage.org or on their Facebook.

APOLLO 13: MISSION CONTROL


Held at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts: 251 North Spruce Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101.

Apollo 13 Mission Control in Winston-Salem

Friday, February 8 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 9 – 10:30 am
Sunday, February 10 – 2:00 pm

Prepare for blast off! The East Coast debut of “Apollo 13: Mission Control” will take place in Winston-Salem on January 26 and continue through February 10. Become part of the live interactive story as three American astronauts trapped 200,000 miles from Earth fight for their lives and audience members seated in “Mission Control” must make the critical decisions necessary to bring them home.

Winston-Salem Symphony – The Music for Lovers


Held at the Stevens Center of the UNC School of the Arts: 405 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101

Saturday, February 9 – 7:30pm
Sunday, February 10 – 3:00pm

The Winston-Salem Symphony will be performing Valentine’s Day concerts for those seeking a romantic, music-filled event.

UNCSA Wind Ensemble

Held at the Stevens Center of the UNC School of the Arts: 405 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101

Friday, February 8 – 7:30 pm

Faculty artist Taimur Sullivan joins the UNCSA Wind Ensemble in a concerto for saxophone and wind ensemble. James Barnes’ profoundly moving Symphony No. 3, a very personal response to the mysteries of death and life, completes the program. Dr. Michael Dodds conducts.

More events coming soon! I still have a spot left in this semester’s voice lessons, contact me to get involved.

Helping “tenor” find the way – Twin City Stage’s production of “Lend Me a Tenor” opens tonight!

I always love the opportunities that the City of the Arts gives me to use my opera training. I was thrilled to go coach the singing actors for Twin City Stage’s production of “Lend Me a Tenor”. The show is a farce of hilarious innuendos, plot twists, and mistaken identities. It’s beautifully written with perfect interpretations of how the singing world was, and is.

This is some of the mostLend me a tenor fun I’ve had working on a show. Getting to work on a farce was a real treat. Plus, I got to use my experience with opera to really help these gentlemen. I accepted the challenge of teaching two singing actors how to sing Verdi.

Mary Lea Dominick Williams and Cameron Williams as Maria and Tito Merelli. Opening tonight, curtain rising at 8.
Mary Lea Dominick Williams and Cameron Williams as Maria and Tito Merelli. Opening tonight, curtain rising at 8.

Verdi is amazing and his music is some of the best in history, and some of the hardest. Any of you familiar with that splendid duet from Don Carlo; you know, “Dio, che nell’alma infondere”? The one with the ridiculously high tenor line that Placido sings with that luscious spinning bel canto we all love. This gem is in the show, and meant to be sung legitimately.

So, how did I teach singing actors to sing Verdi in two months? Well, neither are ready for their MET debut, but hilarious vocalises, opera-isms, and lots of mimicking led the way to more confidence. After numerous coachings, the guys really seemed to get a handle on how to make an “opera” sound, and then we threw on the cherry to make it sparkle, all they need now is an audience.

The actors have done phenomenal in their preparation for this production. The characters are hilarious and very thought out, and the costumes and set are just incredible – I couldn’t be more proud. You do not want to miss one of the best written shows of all time.

Twin City Stage’s production of “Lend Me a Tenor” runs Feb. 1-3 & 7-10 with shows at 8pm and Sunday Matinees at 2pm. A huge congratulations, cast and crew. Break a leg tonight, the audience will love you!

Weekend of the Arts: Winston-Salem Events 2/1-2/3

Twin City Stage’s Production of “Lend Me a Tenor”

Lend me a tenor - Twin City Stage in Winston-SalemFeb 1-3 & 7-10 with performances at 8pm and 2pm Sunday Matinee. Performances held at the Arts Council Theater: 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem NC.

More information available at www.twincitystage.org or on their Facebook.

Fletcher Opera Institute’s Production of Puccini’s “La Rondine”

Feb 1 & 5 at 7:30pm and Feb 3 at 2 pm. Performances held at the Stevens Center at UNC School of the Arts: 405 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101

James Allbritten, musical director / Steven LaCosse, stage director /Angela Vanstory Ward, musical preparation.
“I saw you and dreamed of love.” Magda confesses this to Ruggero, remembering the first day they met. However, at that time she was “kept” by the wealthy  Parisian, Rambaldo. Come experience the charm of the score that could have been Puccini’s only operetta, and discover how it ends for Magda and Ruggero.

More information available on their website.

 

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet one night only Feb 2 at 7:30 pm

Held at the UNC School of the Arts campus in Watson Hall: 1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem NC 27127

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet has been heralded as the best ensemble of its kind in the world and continues to astonish audiences worldwide with their range of expression, tonal spectrum and conceptual unity. Performing great standards of the repertoire and new masterpieces by Franz Danzi, Kalevi Aho, Darius Milhaud and Carl Nielsen.

SPECIAL EVENT PRICING: $25 Adults / $20 Students & Seniors

More information available on their website.

 

FIDDLE & BOW PRESENTS DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON

Feb 1 at 8 pm. Held at the Community Arts Cafe: 411 West 4th St , Winston-Salem NC 27101

The return of this popular duo from the Asheville area with their engaging mixture of original and traditional old-time songs and tunes. Cover: $12/$10 F&B/CAC members Tickets sold only at the door.

More information available on their website.

 

APOLLO 13: MISSION CONTROL

Apollo 13 Mission Control in Winston-Salem – Held at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts: 251 North Spruce Street , Winston-Salem NC 27101

Remaining Dates
Friday, February 1st – 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday, February 2nd – 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Saturday, February 2nd – 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday, February 3rd – 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thursday, February 7th – 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Friday, February 8th – 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday, February 9th – 10:30 am-9:30 pm
Sunday, February 10th – 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Prepare for blast off! The East Coast debut of “Apollo 13: Mission Control” will take place in Winston-Salem on January 26 and continue through February 10. Become part of the live interactive story as three American astronauts trapped 200,000 miles from Earth fight for their lives and audience members seated in “Mission Control” must make the critical decisions necessary to bring them home.

See their facebook for the latest updates.