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Tim and Scrooge
This is a staged reading community musical with adults and children.
This production will be performed one night only, Thursday, December 19, at the Boykin Center at 7:30. Tickets are only $6. A perfect Christmas outing for the whole family that will really get you into the right kind of Christmas spirit! Oh, and the author and lyricist, Nick Meglin, plans to be with us and take part in our production!
Excerpts from a NY Times review will give you a taste of what is to come! Readers of A Christmas Carol will remember that the purpose of the 'Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come' was to show Ebenezer Scrooge what would happen if he failed to mend his ways, not what would occur if he did. Now that future can be glimpsed in Tim and Scrooge, a lighthearted, often beguiling new musical that opened at the Queens Theater in the Park in New York in 2006. It is a dozen years after A Christmas Carol, the former Tiny Tim has become a stellar university student, and Scrooge has joined his old pal Jacob Marley. Scrooge sees that not all his earthly benevolence has turned out well. Tim is horrified to learn that "Uncle Eb" bequeathed him his business, which he is to take over now that he is an adult. Tim's only dream has been to marry his beloved, Allison, and to enter teaching, even then a low-status, low-paying profession. Tim, torn between his ideals and the security his father's wants for him, turns over the management of the business to a pair of schemers, while Scrooge battles frustration with the heavenly rules, which won't allow him to intervene.
All this is resolved around Christmas of course. But Neil Berg's score, sometimes reminiscent of Gilbert and Sullivan, is consistently engaging. And Nick Meglin, who wrote the book and lyrics, does have a fresh take on the Cratchit dilemma: lofty purposes and financial solvency don't have to be mutually exclusive.Arts Partner:
Holiday Invitational 2013
November 14, 6 - 8 p.m.
Open to the Public
November 15 - December 19
With the arrival of fall, we know that ACW's Holiday Invitational is not far behind. It is the Arts Council's opportunity to welcome the approaching holidays with a wonderful art show and sale. It is also a time to recognize and display work for sale of local artists and crafters. This year's co-chairs Sherry Myers and Mary Piggott have been planning for an exciting event – the Preview party on Thursday, November 14, 6 – 8 p.m. This evening is a "thank you" for contributing Arts Council members only. There will be entertainment, wonderful food provided by four local caterers, libations, and raffles for a fabulous Raleigh Road Nursery creation and a painting by Elisabeth Farnsworth. Many artists will be displaying their work including ceramics, sculpture, painting, fabric art and woodworking, among others. Thanks to over 50 hosts this year, we will have the merriest time ever! The exhibit will officially open on Friday, November 15 and remain at ACW until December 19.
Tickets: $20 / $18
The Raleigh Ringers will bring the holiday spirit to Wilson with a performance that shouldn't be missed! Many North Carolinians have made seeing the Raleigh Ringers a part of their annual holiday celebration, and now we will have the opportunity to have them right here in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center.
Founded in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community hand bell choir based in Raleigh. The Raleigh Ringers perform on one of the most extensive collection of bells and bell-like instruments owned by any hand bell ensemble in the world. They have made a significant impact on the world's hand bell music repertoire by commissioning more than 100 compositions and arrangements for hand bells. They dazzle audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock 'n' roll tunes arranged just for hand bells.
David Harris, self described "hand bell fanatic" and music director of the Raleigh Ringers, has dedicated the past 17 years to breaking the mold and innovating hand bell performances. Expanding hand bells out of the typical church music genre, the Raleigh Ringers have taken a new and exciting approach to the art form. Their concerts are fun, exciting and full of surprises for their audiences- not the adjectives usually associated with hand bells.
The Arts Council of Wilson invites everyone to come out and experience this unique concert opportunity!Arts Partner: