TFAC announces 2012-13 seasonPublished 5:25pm Monday, August 27, 2012
Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) recently announced its 2012-2013 Main Stage season, sponsored by Millard and Company.
The season performances are part of TFAC’s expanding array of programming, TFAC Executive Director Beth Child said, including theater, dance, music of all kinds, lectures, literature and productions for young people.
“We are committed to enriching, inspiring and entertaining our patrons, a community of passionate people with diverse and sophisticated tastes,” Child said. “This area has a lot to offer culturally and we design the Main Stage season to complement and enhance what is already going on.”
Thursday, Oct. 11: The season will open with the return of the rock and roll tour de force “Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience.” This high-energy tribute show features Billy McGuigan as Buddy Holly, backed by the Rave On! Band. The show celebrates the birth of an era and pays homage to Holly’s fellow rockers Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.
Friday, Jan. 11: “Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories,” an original one-woman show by comedienne/actor/singer/Texan Faye Lane, takes the stage. This light and sweet theatrical confection is filled with “glittered-up” memories of a girl growing up in her mother’s beauty shop. Blending storytelling, songs and impersonations, Lane’s award-winning piece has been performed from coast to coast, winning a FringeNYC Award for Excellence in Solo Shows. Lane is the only storyteller to win both the East and West coast Moth Story Slam in LA and in New York.
Saturday, March 23: Grammy-winning N.C. group Steep Canyon Rangers brings more music with their distinctive bluegrass style. The Rangers are bringing bluegrass to music lovers across the United States and around the world. Deft musicianship, impeccable songwriting, distinctive vocals, and creative arrangements are just some of the qualities critics and audiences have said set the Steep Canyon Rangers apart from the rest of the pack.
Thursday, April 18: Youth and musical expertise are embodied in the Jeremy Kittel Band, led by Jeremy Kittel, one of the foremost among a new breed of fiddlers and violinists. The band’s four players easily navigate a multitude of musical styles and traditions, while cultivating new ground and redefining the role of the instrument.
Seating for these events is reserved and season tickets are currently on sale. TFAC is located on Melrose Avenue in Tryon. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 828-859-8322 or come by the box office Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Information and tickets may also be found online by visiting www.tryonarts.org.
– article submitted by Marianne Carruth