Every Friday in February, Northeast Alabama Community College will be putting their luxurious Lyceum to use for Artreach 2013, a program to expose area school children to the theater and arts in general.
On Feb. 1, students from Fort Payne Middle School gained an appreciation for lighting, sound, props, makeup, acting, music, and other aspects of theater production.
While some children have a familiarity with the theater, for others it is their first taste of that world. Presented in a way that is uniquely catered to kids, the NACC Theater crew showed them what goes into making an audience suspend their disbelief and get lost in watching a stage drama.
The theater program is led by Mark Webb, who has worked with NACC since 1989. He has appeared in many regional community and professional theatres in a variety of roles including, “The King” in The King and I, “Tevye” in Fiddler on the Roof, “Archibald” in The Secret Garden, and “Don Quixote” in Man of La Mancha among many others. He is striving to guide the theatre program at Northeast toward new pinnacles of achievement.
The next production scheduled is the musical “Blood Brothers”. NACC Theatre presented it in April 2004. A beautifully written score tells the tragic tale of two brothers separated at birth. One brother goes to a wealthy family. One brother stays with his mom. Through an unexpected turn of events, the brothers reunite, discovering how different their lives could have been. The current West End revival is one of the longest-running musical productions in history, opening in 1988 and still running!
Performances will be April 18-21 & 25-28, 2013. Thursday-Saturday evening performances will begin at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday matinees will begin at 2:00 p.m. All seats are reserved, and tickets are $5.00 each. Tickets go on sale to patrons on March 7 and the general public on March 21. This show is best enjoyed by audiences 10 & over.