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Introducing the 2014-2015 Season Line Up
The Henderson Area Art Alliance, HAAA is proud to announce the 2014-2015 season line up which includes a wide range of entertainment and educational offerings to be presented at the Fine Arts Center in Henderson, Kentucky.
Greg Gibson, Interim Executive Director of HAAA says, “We’re anticipating another record-breaking year of live shows for our community with this year’s shows. Last season’s ticket sales were up 15% and with this years diverse line up, we’re hopeful to have something that appeals to our youth and the young at heart.”
This season marks the 21st anniversary of live performances featuring the following seven main series shows on the following dates:
August 7, 2014- Mandolin Orange
The music duo, Mandolin Orange, will kick off the season line up during the Bluegrass in the Park event. Based out of North Carolina, Mandolin Orange combines a twist of bluegrass, rock and country music for everyone’s enjoyment. Sit back and relax while listening to the craft of songs that go beyond chord progressions and vocal harmonies. Band members Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz use acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and a hand-me-down fiddle to bring the joy of music to your ear.
October 18, 2014- Home Free and AcoUstiKats
Home Free is a five guy, five microphone, no instruments a cappella group hailing from Minnesota. Home Free is the world’s first professional country a cappella group. They have performed thousands of shows over the years and across the country since their initial founding in 2000. In 2013, Home Free won Season 4 of NBC's “The Sing Off”, catapulting them into national stardom. Their first country hit was released digitally on January 13, 2014 and in retail stores February 18, 2014 on Columbia Records. They recently were featured on the Today Show.
The second performance of the night is AcoUstiKats, which is a 12 man, no instrument a cappella group which aired on the NBC's Season 4 “The Sing Off.” This brotherhood of voices started as a premier male vocal ensemble at the University of Kentucky and is now sharing their southern charm talents on the road.
December 11, 2014- Point of Grace- Christmas Program
Bringing in the holiday cheer with your favorite carols, the all-female Contemporary Christian music group, Point of Grace, will surely get you in the Christmas spirit. Consisting of vocal artist Shelley Breen, Denise Jones, and Leigh Cappillino, the group's debut self-titled album was released in 1993 and since then they have been recognized as one of the top Contemporary Christian music bands in the United States.
February 24, 2015- Peking Acrobats
Since their Western debut in 1986, THE PEKING ACROBATS® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; they are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. They push the envelope of human possibility with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats, showcasing tremendous skill and ability. They are masters of agility and grace. Often accompanied by live musicians skillfully playing traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects that coalesce with the music and awe-inspiring feats to create an exuberant entertainment event featuring all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival!
March 13, 2015- SHADOWS OF THE 60’s
SHADOWS OF THE 60'S pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations & Supremes. In this Tribute production show, SHADOWS OF THE 60'S perform the hits that span several decades. Great care is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. Now, triple the memories and excitement with our Tribute to Motown's Super Groups. Stunning choreography & costumes! Three Super Groups on one stage with a grand finale featuring the music of Motown's Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Junior Walker, and more!
April 15, 2015- Mark Twain Tonight- Featuring Hal Holbrook Portraying Samuel Clemens
Dramatic monologist, living-history actor, Hal Holbrook, now 89, still intrigues audiences with his uncanny gravel-voiced portrayal of witty writer Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, in this show that has run nearly continuously for 60 years. Winner of a Tony and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Holbrook has command of 14 hours of material to change his “Twain” to fit modern times and specific audiences.
April 24, 2015- Rosanne Cash
Country artist Rosanne Cash has charted 21 Top 40 country singles, including 11 Number Ones, while writing all of the new album’s songs with her longtime collaborator (and husband) John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger, and guitarist. With her new album, The River and the Thread, Rosanne Cash has added the next chapter to a remarkable period of creativity. Her last two albums, Black Cadillac (2006) and The List (2009), were both nominated for Grammy Awards; The List—an exploration of essential songs as selected and given to Rosanne by her father, Johnny Cash—was also named Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. In addition, her best-selling 2010 memoir, Composed, was described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the best accounts of an American life you will likely ever read.”
In addition to the main series shows the following three family series shows will be performed on the following dates:
September 12 & 13, 2014- Robin Hood- Performances by the Missoula Children’s Theatre
Join us as 50 local children are cast for this family friendly fable set in a time long ago and the place is the magical, mythical Sherwood Forest. The hero, Robin Hood, and his Merry Band of colorful characters seek the help of the Foresters, manage to waylay the Aristocrats and set out to rescue Maid Marion and Marion’s Maid. Prince John tries to stay calm as his Sheriff, guards and horsemen botch Robin’s arrest thanks to the aromatic Skunks. Wacky humor and an original score add to this fresh new look at a legendary outlaw in a legendary time.
December 14, 2014- Children’s Nutcracker-Performances by the Children’s Center for Dance Education
Students from the regional ballet school are proud to perform the Children’s Nutcracker coming this winter. The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Since premiering in western countries in the 1940s, this ballet has become perhaps the most popular to be performed around Christmas time. The story centers on a young girl’s Christmas Eve and her awakening to the wider world and romantic love. The Children’s Center for Dance Education has forged a new model for a ballet organization through innovative programming, artistic excellence, and extensive community outreach.
April 25, 2015- Macbeth & Fairy Tales-Performances by the Kentucky Shakespeare
The Kentucky Shakespeare theatre, based out of Louisville, will make a guest appearance in Henderson showcasing the magic of Shakespeare and his love for the arts. The fairy tale Macbeth, written by Shakespeare, is a story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion.
Show times for the main series will typically start approximately 7:00 pm and 11:00 am Saturday matinees for the family series.
HAAA will begin taking package renewals from season subscribers starting June 9th. Season ticket renewals will have until June 27th to renew their current seats or risk losing them. Starting June 30th new season ticket subscribers may begin purchasing tickets and on July 15th single-ticket buyers can make their selections and purchase tickets for individual shows by calling the Henderson Fine Arts Center ticket office at 270.831.9800 or visit the ticket office from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays. Tickets for the 2014/15 season may also be purchased online at hendersonfac.com beginning July 15th. Season and individual ticket pricing is currently being determined and will be published soon.
Gibson notes show sponsorships are still available for the series shows and companies or individuals interested in partnering with HAAA should contact him for details at 270.826.5916 or email@example.com.