Tryon Fine Arts Center announces 2013-2014 Main Stage season

Published 10:25 am Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tryon Fine Arts Center announces the 2013-2014 Main Stage Season opening Oct. 5 with New York City’s award winning improvised musical comedy, Broadway’s Next H!t Musical.

The Main Stage Series is part of the expanding programming offered by Tryon Fine Arts Center.

TFAC’s Executive Director Beth Child states, “With the Main Stage Series, we try to bring the best artists in the world to our intimate theater, probably only a 10 minute drive away for most patrons. What could be better?”

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Saturday, Oct. 5: The season will open with the uproariously hysterical, entirely improvised musical comedy Broadway’s Next H!t Musical. Presented in a faux award show setting for “Best Musical,” four of the improv actors perform songs inspired by title suggestions from the audience, as well as explaining the plot of the musical it comes from, all made up on the spot and with piano accompaniment. The winning musical is then performed in its entirety after intermission.

Saturday, Nov. 2: Cashore Marionettes, the beautiful creations of Joseph Cashore, return to the Tryon Fine Arts Center. The New York Times says, “[They] are unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement. Master puppetry, beautiful music, illusion and artistic insight make this performance a truly unforgettable theatrical experience…” Cashore has performed across North America, Europe and Asia with beautiful scenes that portray everyday life set to the stunning music of the likes of Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copland. His numerous awards include a Pew Charitable Trusts’ Fellowship for Performance Art, a Henson Foundation Grant and a UNIMA Citation of Excellence, which are “awarded to shows that touch their audiences deeply; that totally engage, enchant and enthrall.”