TNCC Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘The Sound of Music’

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Department of Performing Arts and TNCC Players will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium (MTCA), Templin Hall, on the Hampton campus. Performances will take place June 15-17 and June 22-24 at 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00 p.m. Sundays.

TNCC’s Department of Performing Arts and TNCC Players present three productions annually. The upcoming musical is the College’s largest production to date with more than 50 cast members, including students, faculty, staff and members of the community. “Our cast [is] really talented and we’re just so proud of them. They do amazing work, and I think the audience is going to be in for a real treat,” said Michael Sundblad, Chair of TNCC’s Department of Music and Performing Arts.

Made famous by the Broadway musical and 1965 film, “The Sound of Music” chronicles the journey of Maria, a rebellious nun, and the Von Trapp family, a widowed captain and his seven children. After attempting to change the rules at the convent, Maria is urged to leave the convent to work as a governess for the Von Trapps.

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Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble Performs at TNCC May 12

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The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble will present “…And All that Jazz” at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton campus.

The Chesapeake Wind Ensemble was founded in 1998 to provide an avenue for local amateur musicians to hone their skills. With about 40 members, the ensemble plays a wide variety of pieces at a myriad of venues in the Hampton Roads area, presenting approximately eight performances annually. The nonprofit organization offers special opportunities for its high school musicians with scholarships for some of the graduating students.

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TNCC Brings Horror to the Stage with ‘Dracula’

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Department of Performing Arts and TNCC Players will present William McNulty’s adaptation of “Dracula” at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium (MTCA), Templin Hall, on the Hampton campus. The show opens Friday, April 13 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays through Sunday, April 22.

Based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, this horror brims over with action, superhuman strength and mystical powers as a professor leads efforts to hunt down the evil Count Dracula. The brave hunters face frustration as Dracula employs his powers to outsmart them and hamper their search. The climax of the familiar tale finds the hunters and vampires face-to-face in a chilling confrontation.

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Musical Performance March 29 Part of Lincoln Exhibit

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Southern Horizons, a group specializing in Civil War-era music, comes to Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton campus Thursday, March 29 as part of the Abraham Lincoln Exhibit in Wythe Hall. Students are invited to enjoy two free 45-minute performances at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Since 1987, Southern Horizons has performed music from the years 1816 to 1865 for reenactments, museums, conventions, schools and private engagements. The band performs in costume playing instruments similar to those that would have been found in the homes of the 19th Century citizenry.

Iron Street Productions Brings Drama to TNCC

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Iron Street Productions will present the play “Extremities” March 23-25 at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus. The production is open to the public with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. shows on Sundays.

“Extremities” follows a woman as she contemplates revenge after capturing an attacker who stole her purse and later returned to her home to rape her. After overtaking her attacker, she locks him away and weighs her options. Should she kill him? Should she let him go? Perhaps that would be too risky. Maybe should could call the police, but what if they think she is a liar? Jeff Corriveau will direct the production starring Brittany S. Harris, Alloy Langenfeld, Melissa Sullivan and Rosalind Robertson.

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Benefit Concert for the TNCC Performing Arts Program

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Thomas Nelson Community College hosts a benefit concert, wine and dessert event on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall on the Hampton Campus. Featuring The Windsor Trio, the event will benefit TNCC’s Performing Arts Program. Broadcast journalist Don Roberts of WAVY TV 10 is the master of ceremonies.

During the occasion, TNCC will officially dedicate its new Steinway grand piano, a contribution from the Sloane Family Foundation and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

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