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Red Clay Ramblers to kick off Prizery season

Alison Streeter and Sarah Brackett, stars of “Marvelous Wonderettes,” Blue Grass Sensations Mountain Heart and Julee Fowlis from the soundtrack of “Brave” headline the 2012-13 season at The Prizery in South Boston.

The Prizery kicks off its new season with Sept. 6 performance by the Red Clay Ramblers, of Chapel Hill, N.C.

The Red Clay Ramblers, with musical roots in mountain music, bluegrass, country, rock and New Orleans jazz, hit the stage at 7:30 that evening.

Back by popular demand is the bluegrass band that is taking the nation by storm, Mountain Heart.

Mountain Heart performs at The Prizery Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m.  They sold out last January and will sell out again in November. 

The Prizery will produce three shows this season. “Marvelous Wonderettes” features 50’s music, featuring songs such as “Lipstick on His Collar,” “Mister Sandman,” “Sincerely,” and many more.

Returning from Summer Theatre is Sarah Brackett (you remember her as the crazy step-sister) to be one of the four singers in Wonderettes.

Also featured is local singing sensation, Alison Streeter.

The Prizery will produce the famous Christmas story, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” by Carlo Menotti, telling the story of the three Kings as they travel to present gifts to the Christ child. Chris Jones will direct these two shows.

“The Fox on the Fairway,” also produced by The Prizery is a new comedy by Ken Ludwig, and directed by Martin Beekman.

Eugene Rogers, conductor for the Michigan Men’s Glee Club will bring the world famous men’s glee club to South Boston to perform at The Prizery May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The Richmond Ballet makes its debut at The Prizery March 5 with its new touring company, Richmond Ballet II, under the direction of Igor Antonov.

Walnut Street Theatre, the oldest continually operating theatre in America will bring its new production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days to The Prizery Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss a Night at the Movies with The Rainier Trio, appearing Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m., featuring some of your favorite musical themes from the world of film. “A great afternoon of Scottish music, featuring Julie Fowlis, featured vocalist on the “Brave” soundtrack will happen April 7 at 3 p.m.

All tickets are on sale now.  Purchase tickets early to ensure the best seats. 

The Prizery box-office number is 434-572-8339 or order online at www.prizery.com.

 

 

Schedule

Red Clay Ramblers

Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Adult - $24

Senior - $22 Student - $8

Now in their 40th year, the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers are a North Carolina string band whose repertoire reflects their roots in old-time mountain music, as well as bluegrass, country, rock, New Orleans jazz, gospel, and the American musical.

 

Marvelous 

Wonderettes

Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Friday Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 3:00 p.m. matinee

Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 14, - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 3:00 p.m., half price matinee

Thursday, Oct. 18 7:30 p.m.

Friday Oct. 19 7:30 p.m.

Evening Ticket Prices:

Adult - $24

Senior - $22

Student - $8

Weekend matinee ticket prices:

Adult - $22

Senior - $20

Student - $8

Wednesday half price matinee ticket prices:

Adult - $24

Senior - $11

Student - $4

The Marvelous Wonderettes takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts.  As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such

classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits.  You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget “The Marvelous Wonderettes - a must-take musical trip down memory lane.

 

Mountain Heart

Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:

Adult - $24,

Senior - $22

Student - $8

Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. The band’s name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since the group’s creation in 1999. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans, both as a result of their superlative musicianship, and more notably, their incomparably exciting live performances.

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 15, 3:00 p.m. matinee

Sunday Dec, 16, 3:00 p.m. matinee

(Same evening and weekend matinee prices as Marvelous Wonderettes)

A Christmas favorite, the story deals with Amahl, a young peasant shepherd boy who can only walk with the aid of a staff. As the opera opens, Amahl is very excited. He has seen a truly strange and wondrous star outside, one with a long tail the likes of which he has never seen. His Mother, knowing that he likes to make things up, grows angry with him and dismisses his news. Soon there is a knock at the door. When the Mother opens it, she is astonished to find three kings on their to visit the Christ child. It is a beautiful story of hope and the spirit of giving.

 

The Rainier Piano Trio 

- A Night at the Movies -

Friday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:

Adult - $20

Senior - $18

Student - $8

Brothers Kevin and Bryan Matheson, violin and viola, respectively, join forces with pianist Brenda Wittwer, playing The Prizery’s newly acquired nine-foot Steinway Concert Grand to create an enchanting night of music from the movies. Included in the program are selections from Fiddler on the Roof, Schindler’s List, Dr. Zhivago, Chariots of Fire, and Exodus.

Ennio Morricone’s film music, The Legend of 1900 and Gabriel’s Oboe from “The Mission” are not to be missed.

 

Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days”

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 

Walnut Street Theatre

Tickets:

Adult - $24

Senior - $22

Student - $8

 

Before there were pirates in the Caribbean or raiders in the lost ark, there was Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Day, the mother of all adventure stories. In February and March, the Walnut Street Theatre tours Verne’s famous tale of ships, trains, and caravans.

Mark Brown’s thrilling adaptation is a whirlwind trip filled with exotic locales, narrow escapes, and great fun. And you think travel today is a challenge.

 

Richmond Ballet

Tuesday March 5, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:

Adult - $24

Senior - $22

Student - $8

Richmond Ballet II is an elite group of ten professional dancers led by Richmond Ballet’s own Resident Artist, Igor Antonov, performing a mixed dance repertory throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Richmond B II also serves as the ambassadors of Richmond Ballet’s outreach and education programs. It has long been the mission of Richmond Ballet to awaken and uplift the human spirit and by adding another company, Richmond Ballet better achieves its missionand helps deepen the organization’s impact in the community.

 

Julee Fowlis 

 featured on the
“Brave” soundtrack

Sunday April 7, 3:00 p.m. matinee

Tickets:

Adults - $22

Senior - $20

Student - $8

Julie Fowlis is no stranger to awards and distinctions, winning Gaelic Singer Of The Year and Album Of The Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2007.

Julie is a passionate torchbearer for the culture of her native Western Isles. And, coupled with her extraordinary talent, it is this quiet determination to celebrate the music of the Outer Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland on its own terms that ensures that Scots Gaelic music is reaching a wider audience than ever before. 

She is featured on the soundtrack of Disney’s Pixar film, “Brave,” released in June of this year.

 

Michigan Men’s
Glee Club

Friday, May 10

Tickets:

Adult - $20

Senior - $18

Student - $8

Founded in 1859, The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club is one of the oldest collegiate chorus in the United States and the oldest continually-run student organization on the Michigan campus. Long acclaimed as one of the finest male choruses in the world, the Glee Club has achieved this stature by sustaining and respecting the traditions during its 152-year history.

 

Fox on the Fairway

May 16,17,18,23,24,25 at 7:30 p.m.

May 18,19,25 at 3:00 p.m. (matinee)

(Same ticket pricing as Marvelous Wonderettes)

The annual grudge golf tournament between two rival country clubs tees off a madcap round of mischief and mayhem. A threesome of lovers, a disappearing diamond, a hefty wager and some of the ugliest sweaters ever worn by man highlight this uproarious comedy by America’s finest farceur. It’s theatrical match play at its best, where laughter is par for the course.