Monday, May 21st, 2018

Abingdon 360

Abingdon 360

Abingdon Events in Church & Ministry

  1. Sister Act (May 20) 3 days. May-18th to May-20th

     Sun, May 20th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Food & Drinks, Family & Education, Church & Ministry 0
    Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane A heavenly surprise, filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this feel-good comedy smash will have you jumping to your feet with excitement and joy! A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Make a joyful noise and join us for this musical comedy smash based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. “’Take Me to Heaven’ and ‘Spread the Love Around’ bloom into full-throttle disco epics, the latter building up to an ecstatic finale.” –NY Post Director's Notes “MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE” It was a time of great change in the world, the years of my youth. The nuns in my life embraced that change and led the way in getting others to embrace change. I grew up with nuns. In grade school starting in third grade, when the catholic school was built as part of our church, and throughout my high school years at the seminary, my education was filled with nuns. Even in college, I had the honor of being involved in social work and work with poor families and homes for the aging in which nuns were involved. I had and still have great love for these nuns, who in many ways helped shape my life. Unlike some unfortunate experiences that I have heard from others who had nuns as teachers in school, the nuns that I grew up with were patient, kind, encouraging, excellent teachers, nurturing, open to the world and everything the world would bring to them, unwavering in their religious beliefs, and were filled with the joy of life. They were the epitome of Christianity in every way. And they were also lots of fun! The nuns in SISTER ACT, are very much like the nuns with whom I grew up. They are full of joy; devout in their commitment to their religion, and willing, when asked, to accept anyone into their family without judgment or question. They do not look to convert; they look to help. Even Mother Superior, who seems resistant to the request to shelter Deloris, does not do so out of judgement or out of rigidity, but more out of protection for her family of nuns for whom she serves as the matriarch and protector. In the end, the story of SISTER ACT is one where diverse parties grow and are transformed by each other. Deloris finds herself to be a new and better person. The nuns break out of their cloistered selves to renew their commitment to the betterment of the world around them. Mother Superior remembers the reason she took her vows and learns to trust her family and herself. In the end, I would say that they find their real calling, which had been lost or buried in the struggle of everyday survival. They are better because they touched each other’s lives. The world is better because they unleash themselves. May we have such moments in our own lives. May we allow ourselves to give such moments to the lives of those around us. For that is our job on this earth: To discover our voices and to help others discover their voices, so that we call all fill the world with song. Make a joyful noise! Richard Rose, director of SISTER ACT. Cast & Credits Cast: Mother Superior: Tricia Matthews Announcer: Rick McVey Deloris Van Cartier: Raven Flowers Michelle: Sarah Laughland Tina: Hannah Ingram Curtis Jackson: Nick Koesters Ernie: Andrew Hampton Livingston Joey: Rick McVey Pablo: Sean Maximo Campos TJ: Tyler Chandler Cop: A ndrew Hampton Livingston Eddie Souther: Justin Tyler Lewis Hookers: Michaela Nicole, Paris Bradstreet Sister Mary Patrick : Kim Morgan Dean Sister Mary Robert: Hope Quinn Sister Mary Lazarus: Paris Bradstreet Sister Mary Martin-Of-Tours: Michele Burdette Elmore Sister Mary Theresa: Mary Lucy Bivins Sister Mary Celeste: Rusty Allen Sister Mary Irene: Sarah Laughland Sister Mary Vincent: Hannah Ingram Sister Mary Thais: Zacchaeus Kimbrell Sister Mary Bernadette: Joylene Taylor Sister Mary Priscilla: Katherine Lyle Sister Mary Therese: Zoe Velling Monsignor O’Hara: Michael Poisson Bar Biker Patrons: Zacchaeus Kimbrell, Rusty Allen, Katherine Lyle, Zoe Velling Girl in Bar: Michaela Nicole Bartender: Michael Poisson Homeless: Sean Maximo Campos, Tyler Chandler, Sarah Laughland, Michaela Nicole Cab Driver: Andrew Hampton Livingston Newscaster: Michaela Nicole Fantasy Dancers: Sean Maximo Campos, Tyler Chandler, Nick Koesters, Sarah Laughland, Andrew Hampton Livingston, Michaela Nicole Collaborators: Director: Richard Rose Choreographer: Ashley Campos Additional Musical Staging: Amanda Aldridge & Ashley Campos Music Director: Lee Harris Set Design: Derek Smith Costume Design: Amanda Aldridge Lighting Design: Andrew Morehouse Sound Design: Tony Angelini Stage Manager: Sara Douglas Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton Assistant Choreographer: Sarah Laughland Dance Captain: Ashley Campos Corporate Sponsor: Food City Media Sponsor: WCYB VIPSEEN Lamar Photos Videos
  2. Rita Quillen and Other Poets (May 20)

     Sun, May 20th - VA Highlands  Family & Education, Arts & Culture, Music, Church & Ministry 0
    Meet Rita Quillen, one of the region's finest poets, who will lead the annual 'Celebration of Regional Poetry.' Her new volume, The Mad Farmer's Wife, is a response to a life lived on a mountain cattle farm in Southwest Virginia and also to a poetic persona created by noted Kentucky poet and essayist Wendell Berry over thirty years ago: the Mad Farmer. In a world increasingly detached from the land that supplies our all our essential resources, Quillen's poetry tries to help us understand the complexity and challenge of living a rural life in today's economy and the dark life-and -death struggles that are a routine part of farm living. She will be joined at this event by other poets from the Appalachian Center for Poets and Writers. Sponsored by Washington County Friends of the Library. Cost: Free for Everyone Download the complete Spring 2018 Arts Array Program at www.vhcc.edu/ ArtsArray . All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College. Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free. All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University. For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact Tommy Bryant tbryant@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2451 regarding film and drama events and Mary Munsey mmunsey@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts
  3. The Book of Mamaw (May 23) 11 days. May-23rd to Jun-14th

     Wed, May 23rd - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Music, Church & Ministry 0
    Barter Theatre presents Eugene Wolf’s production of THE BOOK OF MAMAW Written and performed by Eugene Wolf Directed by Susanne Boulle Video Book by Brian Tibbs ‚Äč Barter Acting Company member, Eugene Wolf’s one-man show of stories, songs and sketches about growing up with Bernice Rader, his Church of Christ grandmother who recognized Eugene’s love of performing at an early age (two years old) and guided him on his way. An unorthodox story of a woman who tried to capture Patty Hearst and once advised her grandson that if he was going to make it in show business, he’d better "Get a dress and wear it!"A beautiful tale of a surprising spiritual path full of love, kindness, compassion and music. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Sam & Jan Hurt Corporate Sponsors: Reynolds American Incorporated
  4. Just one month from today, HoustonFest 2018, a two day... (Jun 07...

     Thu, Jun 7th - Mountains of Music Homecoming  Music, Church & Ministry 0
    Just one month from today, HoustonFest 2018, a two day bluegrass, country and old time music festival will be happening in the beautiful town of Galax, Virginia. Featuring Flatt Lonesome, the HopSlop String Band, The Church Sisters, Dave Adkins Band, Six-String Soldiers, Whitetop Mountain Band, Crooked Road Ramblers, and many
  5. SAVE THE DATE! Summer Science Spectacular Grace Christian Fellows...

     Sun, Jun 24th - Grace Christian Fellowship  Family & Education, Church & Ministry 0
    SAVE THE DATE! Summer Science Spectacular Grace Christian Fellowship June 24 -28 6 to 8:30 pm Please share with family and friends!

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