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Whose Life Will You Change?

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The Holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to kick it off with us on Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, you’ll have the opportunity to join people around the world and support a cause close to your heart.

This #GivingTuesday, help us give our community the gift of enriching lives through the arts. By joining the movement, you’re providing children with the opportunity to experience the arts first-hand or by attending shows for cultural awareness and enrichment.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and stay tuned for more details!


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Cast Announced for Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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Christmas Pageant1Artistic Director Christopher Jones announces the cast for the holiday production, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, beginning Friday, December 8 at The Prizery. 

The cast will include: Brian Rush (Father,/Fireman); Lena Rush (Mother); Jadene DeJarnette (Beth Bradley); Aaron Hendricks (Charlie Bradley/shepherd); Ryan Crawford (Ralph Herdman/shepherd); Katherine White (Imogene Herdman); Lucas LaMonica (Leroy Herdman/shepherd); Carrington Thackston (Claude Herdman/shepherd); Josh Slagle (Ollie Herdman); Isabella LaMonica (Gladys Herdman); Molly Nunn (Alice Wendleken); Jennifer Nunn (Mrs. Armstrong); Nicole Hendricks (Mrs. Slocum); Kelly Crawford (Mrs. Clark); Lisa Burton (Mrs. Clausing); Lisa Slagle (Mrs. McCarthy); McKenna Rush (Maxine); Alex Burton (Elmer Hopkins/shepherd); Mason Rush (Hobie); Gabe Cash (David/shepherd); Josie Cash (Beverly/Angel Chorus); Dora Slagle (Shirley/Angel Chorus); Maggie Mae Burton (Juanita/Angel Chorus); McKayla Moxcey (Fire woman); Minjune Kim (Reverend Hopkins).

Kelly Crawford is stage manager for the production. 

The Herdmans are ready to wreak havoc! What happens when the "worst kids in the history of the world" find out about free food at Sunday School? Worse yet, what happens when they decide to audition for the annual Christmas pageant? This would be the worst pageant ever...if it even happens. This hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy, adapted from Barbara Robinson's classic story, will have your family laughing and crying as we celebratre the holidays. 

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER opens Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. with additional shows on December 9 (7:30 p.m.); 10 (3 p.m.); 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at The Prizery Box Office located at 700 Bruce Street, online at Prizery.com, or by calling 434.572.8339. Tickets may also be purchased at the Halifax County/South Boston Visitor Center located at 1180 Bill Tuck Highway or by calling 434.572.2543. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students. 

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The Prizery will open its 2017-18 slate with a dramatic stage production of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker. The true story transports you to the early 1900s and into the lives of the Keller family. Young Helen Keller is blind and mute and trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate.

The play focuses on Keller’s early childhood, where the violent, volatile, and spoiled child is taught about language and communication by her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Sullivan’s teaching helped to discipline Keller, leading her to a life of success as an adult.

The compelling story focuses on the relationship between student and teacher and is masterfully told, intricately blocked, and overwhelmingly emotional.

“I am excited to create, for the second time, the powerful story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan,” director Chris Jones said.

The play features Victoria Montes-Bradley as Helen Keller and Victoria Thomasson as Annie Sullivan. Montes-Bradley is making her debut as a lead actress, while Thomasson is a stage veteran, appearing in or directing more than 20 combined shows for Halifax County Little Theatre and The Prizery.

“The chemistry between Victoria and Victoria is exciting to watch,” Jones, explained. “I love the process of working with these talented young ladies. I believe that our audience will fully appreciate their work.”

The Miracle Worker will be performed October 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and October 22 and 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available by visiting The Prizery Box Office at 700 Bruce Street or by calling 434.572.8339 or online at www.prizery.com.

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The Prizery Announces Its 12th Anniversary Season Filled With Inspired Storytelling, Music, and Wit

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The season will introduce new opportunities with special programming

The Prizery announces its lineup for the 12th anniversary season, including inspired storytelling, music, wit, mischievousness, classical favorites, and soulful blues standards. This season will also feature a voice competition for school-aged children and a series of improv workshops for adults. The season kicks off with a fundraising gala sure to delight the senses.

“The 2017-2018 season has an emphasis on local talent,” said Christopher Jones, The Prizery’s Artistic Director. “From The Miracle Worker to The Savannah Sipping Society to Burn the Batteau and The Prizery Voice competition, our stage will be filled with local performers.”

The Prizery will host, for the first time, a voice competition for local children in grades fourth through 12th. The two-day competition will start with up to 30 competitors and whittle down to the top 10, where one will be named The Prizery Voice. In an effort to provide arts education, The Prizery will teach an eight-week improv workshop under the direction of seasoned professional, Gladdy Hampton. Adults looking to become quick thinkers on their feet or to have fun on stage should enroll in the improv workshops.

Kicking off the season’s slate is the annual fundraising event, benefiting The Prizery and its mission to enrich lives through the arts. The evening will feature an art show with a wide variety of styles and price points to delight everyone from the novice collector to the connoisseur.

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The Prizery introduces Adult Improv Workshops

Do you want to infuse more fun into your day and gain more experience talking and thinking on your feet? Take a break from your scripted life and delve into the creative outlet of improvisation. Whether you strive to master the art of improv or just to cut loose for a couple of hours each week, The Prizery’s Improv workshops are for you.

Led by professional actor and professor, Gladdy Hampton, the workshops provide a transformative experience that empowers students from the novice to the master.

“As a foundational class for student actors and an excellent self-esteem builder for non-actors, improvisation encourages the student to let go of their fear of being on stage and in front of people,” said instructor Hampton. “It is a freeing experience and hopefully, one that is fun, exciting, and fulfilling to all who attend.”

Improvisation, the art of creating live theater in the moment, creating scenes piece by piece—from character to setting to dialogue—on a moment’s notice is a foundational course in many theater programs throughout the world. The goal of this class is to get actors excited about being a part of the creative process that is behind all great theater. By learning to express themselves freely—physically, emotionally, and mentally—student actors will participate in the challenge of improvisation, which can open a whole new world to those interested in theater or to those who simply want to become more self-confident in their everyday lives.

The Introduction to Improvisation class will be an 8-week workshop, meeting once a week during a two-month period. Each class will consist of 30 minutes of warm-up and learning a new skill, 30 minutes of game playing to practice the new skills, and an hour of improvisational practice that allows all students in the class to have time to work with a partner or partners to create an improvisation based on the week’s thematic prompts.

The cost of the program is $100 per student. Classes will meet each Thursday beginning on October 12 from 7 – 9 p.m. Students must be 21 and older to participate. For more information about the improv workshop or to reserve your space in the class, contact The Prizery at 434.572.8339 or e-mail info@prizery.com. 

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