FMU PAC in March

by The Flossip on March 1, 2013

in Things to do in Florence, SC

So much going on, and there is a great show tomorrow for the whole family!

f you are looking for something to do with your children this Sunday afternoon (March 3) then head over to the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center for a showing of Charlotte’s Web, a play based on the book by E.B. White. The show is at 2 p.m.

E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte comes to life in Charlotte’s Web. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up in the slaughterhouse. Enter Charlotte, a fine writer and a true friend, who assures Wilbur she will save him. Charlotte hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a “miracle”. Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever.

This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

This 60-minute play is recommended for audiences age 5 and up.

Charlotte’s Web began its national tour in fall 1993, and has been one of Theatreworks USA’s most popular productions ever since.

Tickets for Charlotte’s Web are $18 for adults and $8 for students. They may be purchased at www.fmupac.org, via telephone at (843) 661-4444, and at the FMU Performing Arts Center Box Office. Telephone and personal ticket sales are available Monday through Friday between 12-5 p.m. Subject to availability, tickets may be available for purchase at the door.
And then later in March be sure to get tickets for “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny.

The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next H!T Musical “Hilarious!” Time Out NY says “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people.”

The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. BNHM has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others.

Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffman and Deb Rabbai, TheaterWeek hailed the show as “brilliant” and The New York Post called Broadway’s Next H!T Musical “remarkable.”

Don’t miss the next great American musical – it could be written in your town!

Finally, on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. you can see a special show in the PAC’s more intimate Black Box Theatre. Glenis Redmond performs in a show called Poetic Dialogue: Talking Back. Her performances for both adults and for youth in grades K and up are “poetic community forums” where she draws on the African-American musical tradition of call and response. It is a spontaneous conversation, much like life, as she encourages even the youngest heart to open, allowing a deeper poetic dialogue between the artist and the audience. Glenis offers an age-appropriate performance of her poetry based on her observations and her journey in the world. Throughout, she invites her audience to explore within and then speak in their own words about the music, the individual meaning and the personal metaphor of what they are hearing in this performance/demonstration.

Questions arise…

What is the song, the poetry that sings in your ear, your heart?
What does it mean to you in your life, your development?What is your metaphor, your symbol for your journey?

These “talk back” moments in Glenis’ performances allow a meeting ground for both youth and elders in the audience to speak, be heard with respect, and learn from one another. Generational values are often shared as bridges of understanding form- bridges that can serve as teaching tools to transform and expand discussions within personal lives and the greater community. Tickets for this event are $18.

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