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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TNCC Performing Arts Presents Frankenstein Drama

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Department of Performing Arts will present “Frankenstein – A Radio Drama” June 23-26 in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus. The production is open to the public with Thursday through Saturday performances at 8 p.m., and a 3 p.m. show on Sunday.

“Frankenstein – A Radio Drama” is Phillip Grecian’s adaptation of Mary Wollstencraft Shelley’s novel. Actors will entertain audiences with the familiar horror tale of Frankenstein, a deranged beast created from corpses stolen from a graveyard. When the creature sets out to harm others, chaos ensues and every human is in danger, including Frankenstein’s creator.

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“BE HERE NOW” Unplugged Event, Monday, April 25, 2011, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, MTCA

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By the time you finish reading this paragraph, you will likely have received at least two other digital communications via Facebook, Twitter, email, text message, voicemail, etc.  Recent studies indicate that Americans spend more time interacting with digital screens and monitors and less time invested in face-to-face communication.  To raise awareness about this phenomenon and to create a greater sense of community, you are invited to join TNCC students, faculty and staff for a special “unplugged” performance to be held Monday, April 25, 2011, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium.

The event will feature poetry readings, a capella and acoustic musical performances unaided by the use of electronic devices.  The event titled, “BE HERE NOW”, has been proposed and planned by TNCC journalism students and faculty concerned with the growing dependence upon digital media for both formal and informal interpersonal communication.

Beauty and the Beast to be Performed at TNCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) presents “Beauty and the Beast,” April 14-17 at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, on the Hampton campus. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Based on the traditional 17th Century French fairy tale, this non-musical adaptation by playwright Warren Graves premiered in 1995 at the Walterdale Playhouse in Edmonton, Canada. Graves’ re-imagining of the classic story highlights themes of appearance versus reality, inner beauty and the redemptive power of love.

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TNCC Choir Presents Spring Concert, April 28

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s concert choir will present a spring concert Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The performance will feature several choral works, including Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus,” F.M. Christiansen’s “Beautiful Savior,” Chad Grant’s “Cantiga,” Edward Elgar’s “As Torrents in Summer” and Handel’s “To Song and Dance.” The program also includes “El Grillo” by Josquin des Prez, “Arise” by Matthew Harris and more.

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2011 Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival set for April 9 @ TNCC

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The 10th Annual Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival will take place on Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton campus at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall on Saturday, April 9 from 4-9:30 p.m. The free event is open to the public and includes performances by M.S.G.-The Acoustic Blues Trio which features TNCC Adjunct Instructor Jackie Merritt, a guitarist, bassist and harmonica player. Others on the program are Bruce Kincaid, Fetner & Dikon, Fat Tony and Del Rey.

The festival begins with Bruce Kincaid conducting a “Diddley Bow Workshop” from 4-4:45 p.m. The diddley bow is a homemade instrument consisting of a wooden board and a single wire string stretched between two screws. It’s played by plucking while varying the pitch with a metal or glass slide held in the other hand. The instrument is significant to blues music because many blues guitarists got their start playing it as children. Kincaid is an accomplished vocalist, percussionist and harmonica player who has performed with classic rock and blues band Relic and the Virginia Choral Society. He currently plays with Shelly Craig-Potter and Dale Butcher as part of the band, Blues Committee.

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