2010 – 2011 Season Series Events

Jim Witter: The Piano Men

Date & Time

Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 7 PM

“The Piano Men”; is a musical journey through the 70’s featuring the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. This multi-media rock musical is a trip down memory lane with a well orchestrated slide/video presentation that is sure to put you right back in the moment while listening to the soundtrack of your life…your favorite Elton John and Billy Joel songs! Jim Witter’s unique approach and comfortable rapport makes each member of his audience feel as though they are a part of a private concert in the comfort of their own living room. Jim’s music and songwriting have been recognized on both sides of the border, earning him multiple awards and nominations from the Canadian Country Music Association, the Juno Awards, and most recently the Dove Awards in Nashville, where Jim’s album “Forgiveness” was nominated for Inspirational Album of the year.
Great American Songbook

Date & Time

Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 7 PM

The Great American Songbook, a stunning journey through a century of American music. Each chapter of the songbook is brought to life through show-stopping performances by a dazzling cast of eight performers and a sizzling jazz trio along with creative sets, colorful costumes and clever choreography! This innovative, potpourri of popular music showcases among many scenes, a 1940’s-style “live radio show”, the entire Wizard of Oz re-created in seven minutes and a salute to Motown’s Temptations and The Supremes. Classics from the Great American Masters like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Harold Arlen and the Gershwins are revamped into dazzling production numbers and spine-tingling tap dance routines. Plus, our newest chapter features songs from today’s hit makers like Michael Buble, Ray Charles and Billy Joel.

With lush musical arrangements of award-winning songs from “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, to “”Route 66” to “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”, there’s a memorable musical moment for every family member in The Great American Songbook!

Bus trip to Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Date & Time

Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 7 PM

Join Arts Alive for a bus trip to the Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The chartered bus will leave from the Robinson/Olsson auditorium at 5 PM and return by 11 PM. Your $60 ticket will include the following: orchestra ticket to the Nutcracker ($80 value), chartered bus ride, back stage tour of the CenterStage by Richmond Ballet staff, and refreshments on the bus. This offer is only open to season subscribers.
A Musical Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date & Time

Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 3 PM

BONUS PERFORMANCE!! This event is first-come first served, general admission seating. Come early to get a seat! Celebrate the life of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. with a variety of local choirs, soloists, and readings from his speeches. Learn more about Dr. King as you thrill to the beautiful music available in our community.

Tidewater Guitar Orchestra

Date & Time

Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7 PM

Founded in 1995 by Sam Dorsey, the Tidewater Guitar Orchestra was inspired by a similar orchestra in Costa Rica led by Luis Zumbado. The orchestra is composed of traditional classical guitars supplemented by requintos (alto guitars tunes a fifth higher) and bajas (baritone guitars tuned a fourth lower). The TGO has made numerous appearances in the Tidewater region of Virginia including performances in the Virginia Arts Festival with Virginia Symphony conductor JoAnn Falletta. One of the only guitar orchestras of its kind in the United States, TGO represented the United States at the 1999 International Guitar Festival in Costa Rica.

The orchestra’s repertoire includes traditional Central and South American music, contemporary works dedicated to the TGO, original compositions by members of the orchestra, and classical compositions from Bach to Bartok, arranged by TGO members.

“…this was a gorgeous sound that emanated from Roper’s stage, with a striking range of colors. For an encore they played an attractive pop-tinged number (written) by one of the group’s members.” – Virginian Pilot

Buddy Jewell

Date & Time

Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 7 PM

After being crowned the winner of the televised music competition Nashville Star in 2003, Arkansas native Buddy Jewell took the world of country music by storm with his tender, heartfelt voice that gained him millions of fans nationwide. His hit song “Southern Comfort” reminded us of what it’s like to grow-up in the warm south so reminiscent of the sweet fragrances …to the country landscapes southerner‘s so enjoy!

Throughout his career, Jewell has earned recognition with award nominations from the Academy of Country Music for Best New Artist, the CMA for the Horizon Award, a CMT Flameworthy Breakout Video nod and a Grammy nomination for his participation on the country gospel compilation album, Amazing Grace III. ABC Radio Network also awarded Jewell in 2003 with their Listener’s Choice Award for New Artist of the Year and was given Music Row magazine’s Critic’s Pick Award. This is a great evening of pure southern comfort listening to the new country sound of Buddy Jewell!

The Queen of Bingo

Date & Time

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Audiences young and old will howl with laughter as two zany GUYS, playing two crazy GALS, light up the stage in the hit Off-Broadway comedy about Bingo, family bonds, widowhood, diet crazes, winning and losing and sibling rivalry. Following in the footsteps of Late Night Catechism, Fully Committed and Menopause, THE QUEEN OF BINGO is about a night in the lives of “Sis” and “Babe”, two sisters on the other side of 50, who want to add a little fun, zest and excitement to their lives with a night out at the Bingo game. Featuring the “Middle Bird Special” just before intermission, the audience gets to join in the fun with a bingo game of its own and the winner gets a 10lb frozen turkey. Language warning: this show contains PG level language.

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West Point, VA  23181
(804) 843-3475
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Arts Alive, Inc.

 

P.O. Box 906
West Point, VA  23181
(804) 843-3475
artsaliveinc@yahoo.com
Hours:  M-F 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Support Us When You Shop

 

You can help Arts Alive raise money to support the many valuable programs we provide in the community.

 

 

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