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  1. Elf: The Musical (Nov 16) 52 days. Nov-16th to Dec-30th

     Fri, Nov 16th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music 0
    Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin Music by Matthew Sklar Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum A hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who accidentally crawls into Santa’s bag and is taken back to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities force him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help remember the true meaning of Christmas. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Cast & Credits Corporate Sponsor: Eastman Credit Union Burke, Powers, &Harty Insurance Media Sponsor: WCYB ​Northeast Tennessee Media Group VIPSEEN Lamar
  2. Sally McCoy (Oct 04) 24 days. Oct-4th to Nov-10th

     Thu, Oct 4th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    “Winner of Barter’s 2018 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.” By Alice Stanley In the midst of the first gruesomely violent event of the legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud, one woman does what she must to save her family. Sally McCoy tells a harrowing and deeply personal story which takes a hard look at how women’s stories and perspectives are too often excluded from our historical narratives. Set in August 1882, Sally’s three eldest sons are captured by the Hatfield clan. Sally defies her womanly place in the home and crosses miles of Appalachian wilderness in the dark of night to save her children from certain death at the vengeful hands of the Hatfields. After traveling all those miles alone, she arrives at the home of the Hatfield patriarch, “Devil” Anse Hatfield, and refuses to let anything stand in her way until she has seen the “Devil” face to face. Cast & Credits Corporate Sponsor: Farris Service Group Media Sponsor: Rogersville Review
  3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Jul 17) 20 days. Jul-17th t...

     Tue, Jul 17th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    Adapted from C.S. Lewis by Joseph Robinette Rights granted by Dramatic Publishing Join the Barter Players in a magical world where anything can happen. When the four Pevensie children slip through the old wardrobe and into the wondrous land of Narnia, they face a dangerous White Witch and her evil spells. It will take all of the children’s bravery and the love of a Lion named Aslan to help save themselves and the land of Narnia. Cast & Credits Corporate and Individual Sponsors: Dr. Paul & Beckie Armstrong Berry Home Centers Abingdon Smiles Media Sponsor: CW
  4. Sister Act (May 20) 3 days. May-18th to May-20th

     Sun, May 20th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Food & Drinks, Family & Education, Church & Ministry 0
    Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane A heavenly surprise, filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this feel-good comedy smash will have you jumping to your feet with excitement and joy! A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Make a joyful noise and join us for this musical comedy smash based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. “’Take Me to Heaven’ and ‘Spread the Love Around’ bloom into full-throttle disco epics, the latter building up to an ecstatic finale.” –NY Post Director's Notes “MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE” It was a time of great change in the world, the years of my youth. The nuns in my life embraced that change and led the way in getting others to embrace change. I grew up with nuns. In grade school starting in third grade, when the catholic school was built as part of our church, and throughout my high school years at the seminary, my education was filled with nuns. Even in college, I had the honor of being involved in social work and work with poor families and homes for the aging in which nuns were involved. I had and still have great love for these nuns, who in many ways helped shape my life. Unlike some unfortunate experiences that I have heard from others who had nuns as teachers in school, the nuns that I grew up with were patient, kind, encouraging, excellent teachers, nurturing, open to the world and everything the world would bring to them, unwavering in their religious beliefs, and were filled with the joy of life. They were the epitome of Christianity in every way. And they were also lots of fun! The nuns in SISTER ACT, are very much like the nuns with whom I grew up. They are full of joy; devout in their commitment to their religion, and willing, when asked, to accept anyone into their family without judgment or question. They do not look to convert; they look to help. Even Mother Superior, who seems resistant to the request to shelter Deloris, does not do so out of judgement or out of rigidity, but more out of protection for her family of nuns for whom she serves as the matriarch and protector. In the end, the story of SISTER ACT is one where diverse parties grow and are transformed by each other. Deloris finds herself to be a new and better person. The nuns break out of their cloistered selves to renew their commitment to the betterment of the world around them. Mother Superior remembers the reason she took her vows and learns to trust her family and herself. In the end, I would say that they find their real calling, which had been lost or buried in the struggle of everyday survival. They are better because they touched each other’s lives. The world is better because they unleash themselves. May we have such moments in our own lives. May we allow ourselves to give such moments to the lives of those around us. For that is our job on this earth: To discover our voices and to help others discover their voices, so that we call all fill the world with song. Make a joyful noise! Richard Rose, director of SISTER ACT. Cast & Credits Cast: Mother Superior: Tricia Matthews Announcer: Rick McVey Deloris Van Cartier: Raven Flowers Michelle: Sarah Laughland Tina: Hannah Ingram Curtis Jackson: Nick Koesters Ernie: Andrew Hampton Livingston Joey: Rick McVey Pablo: Sean Maximo Campos TJ: Tyler Chandler Cop: A ndrew Hampton Livingston Eddie Souther: Justin Tyler Lewis Hookers: Michaela Nicole, Paris Bradstreet Sister Mary Patrick : Kim Morgan Dean Sister Mary Robert: Hope Quinn Sister Mary Lazarus: Paris Bradstreet Sister Mary Martin-Of-Tours: Michele Burdette Elmore Sister Mary Theresa: Mary Lucy Bivins Sister Mary Celeste: Rusty Allen Sister Mary Irene: Sarah Laughland Sister Mary Vincent: Hannah Ingram Sister Mary Thais: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Sister Mary Bernadette: Joylene Taylor Sister Mary Priscilla: Katherine Lyle Sister Mary Therese: Zoe Velling Monsignor O’Hara: Michael Poisson Bar Biker Patrons: Zacchaeus Kimbrell, Rusty Allen, Katherine Lyle, Zoe Velling Girl in Bar: Michaela Nicole Bartender: Michael Poisson Homeless: Sean Maximo Campos, Tyler Chandler, Sarah Laughland, Michaela Nicole Cab Driver: Andrew Hampton Livingston Newscaster: Michaela Nicole Fantasy Dancers: Sean Maximo Campos, Tyler Chandler, Nick Koesters, Sarah Laughland, Andrew Hampton Livingston, Michaela Nicole Collaborators: Director: Richard Rose Choreographer: Ashley Campos Additional Musical Staging: Amanda Aldridge & Ashley Campos Music Director: Lee Harris Set Design: Derek Smith Costume Design: Amanda Aldridge Lighting Design: Andrew Morehouse Sound Design: Tony Angelini Stage Manager: Sara Douglas Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton Assistant Choreographer: Sarah Laughland Dance Captain: Ashley Campos Corporate Sponsor: Food City Media Sponsor: WCYB VIPSEEN Lamar Photos Videos
  5. The Lemonade Stand (May 20) 6 days. May-13th to May-20th

     Sun, May 20th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    A comedy by Matthew Fowler Garret Miller is having a midlife crisis. When he gets fired from the only job he’s ever had, he decides to set up a lemonade stand on the street in front of his upscale suburban house. All the while, his wife is probably cheating on him, his brother is a pariah, and the college girl next door wants to be his lemonade-stand intern. In this dramatic comedy, Garret sets out to prove “the American Dream,” “an American Dream,” or at least his American Dream still exists. Director's Notes A great friend of mine (who happens to be a Baby Boomer) once told me her theory of how the elimination of front porches and common shared-streets in neighborhoods was a major factor in the downfall of society. She argued that, because we don’t know our neighbors, because we don’t share home-cooked meals around the table together, because we don’t show up at each others’ houses unannounced to talk about our days and the crazy person down the street anymore, we are no longer really connected. It seems, however, that we are more connected now than ever, right? The internet has given us the ability to instantly talk to each other no matter where we are. Facebook lets us meet newborns when they’re seconds old. I can tell you which of my friends is a good cook based on their Instagram. We can look up/ stalk the mean girl from high school and laugh at how much better we look than she does. We have immediate, pervasive access to millions of people with a simple click, and can talk to them at anytime (assuming there’s cell phone service). But are we actually more connected to each other, or do we just feel like we are? Are we communicating, talking and listening, or are we just screaming around each other into the void? I’m a Millennial and, if you can’t tell, I agree with my friend’s point about porches. What if we were to finally get so fed up with surface conversations and break out of the silo lives we’ve been living in search for something real? This is where we find Garret and Rachel. Two people with a vast generational gap between them: one a Boomer, the other a Millennial. But both find themselves in the midst of an existential crisis. One has aged out of his usefulness, and the other doesn’t yet know what her usefulness is. He has given up everything in an attempt to go back to his glory days. She hasn’t ever gotten close with someone IRL (in real life), and is longing for human interaction. What happens when the two of them meet and actually start talking and listening to each other? What happens if we start taking and listening to each other? Cast & Credits Cast: Garret — Nicholas Piper Rachel — Sarah Van Deusen Terry — David Alford Morgan — Carrie Smith Lewis Kid — Owen Griffith / Lucas Shane Collaborators: Director: Barrett Guyton Set Designer: Hana Lee Costume Designer: Lee Martin Lighting Designer: Camille Davis Sound Designer: Tony Angelini Wig Designer: Whitney Kaibel Stage Manager: Cindi A,Raebel Corporate Sponsor: Reynolds American Media Sponsor: WEMT Photos Videos
  6. Alice in Wonderland (May 22) 15 days. Apr-24th to May-22nd

     Tue, May 22nd - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    Adapted from Lewis Carroll by Catherine Bush When Alice chases the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, she tumbles into a curious world with a zany cast of characters including the Mad Hatter, a grinning Cheshire Cat, a mischievous Caterpillar, and the imperious Queen of Hearts. This brand new adaptation of a timeless classic celebrates the wonder of imagination – a must see for the whole family! Download study guide. Cast & Credits CAST: Alice: KATHERINE LYLE Lorina/ Mad Hatter/ Two of Hearts: SARAH VAN DUESEN Freddy/ Cheshire Cat/ Knave of Hearts: RUSTY ALLEN Mama/ Pigeon/ March Hare/ Queen of Hearts: ZOE VELLING Papa/ Oarsman/ Caterpillar/ King of Hearts: SHAAN SHARMA Uncle Charles/ White Rabbit/ Mushroom: GARRETT T. HOUSTON Collaborators: Director: SUSANNE BOULLE Stage Manager: ISAAC KRISPIN ​​ Choreographer: KATHERINE LYLE Set Designer: DEREK SMITH Costume Designer: SHEA O’NEIL Props Master: MEGAN PRESSLEY Sound Designer: MATT GREEN Lighting Designer: MACKENZIE MULLIGAN Associate Director of Barter Players: BARRETT GUYTON Artistic Director of Barter Players: KATY BROWN Corporate Sponsor: Candyland Media Sponsor: CW Photos Videos
  7. Rita Quillen and Other Poets (May 20) 3 days. May-20th to May-20t...

     Sun, May 20th - Virginia Highlands Community College  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music, Church & Ministry 0
    Meet Rita Quillen, one of the region's finest poets, who will lead the annual 'Celebration of Regional Poetry.' Her new volume, The Mad Farmer's Wife, is a response to a life lived on a mountain cattle farm in Southwest Virginia and also to a poetic persona created by noted Kentucky poet and essayist Wendell Berry over thirty years ago: the Mad Farmer. In a world increasingly detached from the land that supplies our all our essential resources, Quillen's poetry tries to help us understand the complexity and challenge of living a rural life in today's economy and the dark life-and -death struggles that are a routine part of farm living. She will be joined at this event by other poets from the Appalachian Center for Poets and Writers. Sponsored by Washington County Friends of the Library. Cost: Free for Everyone Download the complete Spring 2018 Arts Array Program at www.vhcc.edu/ ArtsArray . All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College. Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free. All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University. For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact Tommy Bryant tbryant@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2451 regarding film and drama events and Mary Munsey mmunsey@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts
  8. Come join us tomorrow as we worship our Savior in...

     Sat, May 19th - State Line Baptist Church  Family & Education, Church & Ministry 0
    Come join us tomorrow as we worship our Savior in spirit and in truth. Sunday School- 9:30am TeamKID (Ages 2-6th grade)- 10:45am Morning Worship- 10:45am Evening Worship- 6:00pm Everyone is welcome!!
  9. On Saturday, June 2, The Pickin' Porch Show is pleased...

     Sat, May 19th - The Pickin' Porch Show  Family & Education, Music 0
    On Saturday, June 2, The Pickin' Porch Show is pleased to host Kristi Stanley's album release concert! Musical talent definitely runs in the family, so you don't want to miss this show. Get tickets early, 'cause this show is gonna be packed! Thanks to BroadwayWorld and BWW Music World for
  10. Due to end of school parties, graduation and other activities,...

     Fri, May 18th - Hunger First  Family & Education, Clubs & Organizations 1
    Due to end of school parties, graduation and other activities, our monthly meeting has been postponed for this month. Thanks for understanding and we look forward to seeing you all next month as scheduled. Thank you.
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