Musical Fantasy ‘Cinderella’ to be Performed at TNCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Performing Arts department and the TNCC Players present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Cinderella,” on the Hampton campus in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall. The show runs Nov. 11-13 and Nov.18-20 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays.

The musical production was originally written for television, with music by acclaimed composer Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by renowned songwriter Oscar Hammerstein, II. Based on the fairy tale Cinderella, it is the story of a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and ego-maniacal stepsisters. Aided by a fairy godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a princess and finds her prince.

Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for students, military and senior citizens and $15 for the public.

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Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble Performs at TNCC in October

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October brings plenty of ghosts, goblins and eerie happenings to mark the Halloween season. The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble will mark the start of the month with “A Creepy Mansion Concert” at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) on Saturday, October 1 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 scholarship opportunities for its high school musicians.

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Local Production Company Brings Comedy to TNCC

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Poquoson Island Players will present “Lend Me a Tenor” September 16 – 25 at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton campus. The show is open to the public with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. shows on Sundays.

The Ken Ludwig comedy finds famed opera star Tito Merelli in a hilarious series of mishaps when he arrives late to perform with the Cleveland Opera. After Merelli is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers, Cleveland’s premiere opera producer thinks he is dead and launches a frantic attempt to put on a show without Merelli. Of course, things don’t go as planned and comedy fills the production.

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TNCC Performing Arts Hosts “Cinderella” Auditions

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  • Tuesday August 30th, 6pm-10pm
  • Callbacks Wed August 31st.
  • (No Auditions Monday because the college was closed due to Irene.)

The TNCC Players and the TNCC Performing Arts department will be having auditions for Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Auditions will be held Tuesday August 30th at 7:00pm in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium at Thomas Nelson Community College.

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Auditions for a TNCC Production of Cinderella Aug. 29-30

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The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Players and Performing Arts department will have auditions for the Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s musical, “Cinderella,” on Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. on the Hampton campus in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall.

Auditions for the production, which opens Friday, November 11 at the College, will consist of cold readings from the script and movement exercises. Directors ask that auditioners prepare 16 measures of a vocal selection and be prepared to sing an additional piece in a contrasting style upon request.

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New TNCC Theater classes for the Fall 2011 semester

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The TNCC Performing Arts Department is pleased to announce two brand new theater classes for Fall semester.

CST 145 – Stagecraft (Prof. Torre Sanders)

Have you ever wanted to know what goes on “behind the scenes” in theater? Stagecraft covers the basics of theater construction, lighting, sound and costuming. Come learn how to swing a hammer, turn a wrench, and paint a flat. Student lab work will include working as backstage and booth crew for MTCA productions.

(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 03 and ENG 05 and MTH 01 and MTH 03 if required by individual student’s placement. Acquaints the student with fundamental methods, materials, and techniques of set construction for the stage. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

CST 131 – Acting I (Prof. Sandra Calderón-Garza)

(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 03, ENG 05 if required by individual student’s placement. Develops personal resources and explores performance skills through such activities as theatre games, role playing, improvisation, work on basic script units, and performance of scenes. Part I of II. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.


For more information on these new classes please contact Torrie Sanders at sandersv@tncc.edu