TNCC Presents Lerner & Loewe’s ‘Brigadoon’ in November

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Performing Arts Department and TNCC Players will present Lerner & Loewe’s “Brigadoon”  on the Hampton campus at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall.

Performances will take place Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18 at 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00 p.m. Sundays.

Popularized by the Broadway musical and 1954 film, “Brigadoon” chronicles the tale of two Americans who become lost on a hunting trip in Scotland. The New Yorkers encounter a small uncharted village called Brigadoon and its people who harbor a mysterious secret.

The natives behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past. Songs from the production such as “Almost Like Being in Love” have become standards.

The College presents three productions annually. The upcoming musical boasts a cast that includes students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

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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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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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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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Student Activities Day Sept. 6 on Hampton Campus

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Thomas Nelson Community College will host Student Activities Day on Tuesday, September 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students are invited to gather in the campus courtyard near Griffin Hall to meet the 2011-12 Student Government Association leaders and learn more about Student Life at TNCC.

The  event will feature Comedian Jonathan Burns as special guest. Back at TNCC by popular demand, Burns specializes in stand-up comedy, juggling, contortionism, and sideshow stunts. When he is not performing at festivals and colleges around the globe, he completes graphic design projects for other performers.

For more information about Student Activities Day, please call TNCC’s Office of Student Activities at 825-2863.