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Experience the Sounds of the Season at Holly Jolly Jingle Nov. 30 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Woodlands, Texas – There’s no place like The Pavilion for the holidays! Join us for the return of Holly Jolly Jingle Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. This festive event includes a musical celebration of the season by local student performers and fun winter activities for all ages. Tickets are not required for this free event. Gates open at 6 p.m.

_DSC0990It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Holly Jolly Jingle as The Pavilion stage features performances of familiar holiday medleys by the student musicians of Conroe High School, The Woodlands High School, Oak Ridge High School and The Woodlands College Park High School as well as the Sam Houston State University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir. Sing along to classic seasonal tunes with a certain jolly elf rumored to make an early appearance at his favorite holiday celebration. There’s no chance of a silent night with this much music and fun.

Concertgoers will be walking in a winter wonderland of activities. Guests are invited to create holiday arts and crafts, visit with Santa Claus and enjoy pre-concert performances by Knox Jr. High, McCullough Jr. High and the Conroe High Jazz Band in the plazas. All aboard the Candy Cane Express in the Gold Lot beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to have a picnic in their seat but keep in mind that outside beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion and picnics must also comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging. Examples include pizza within a pizza box or chips in original sealed packaging. Please visit The Pavilion’s website for more information on these restrictions.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle and tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.

If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org or look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Blogger. Or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.

Darren Wyatt, Takes Lead Role In The Woodlands Show Chorus Presentation of “REVIVAL!”

R10Can-893The hilariously funny, Darren Wyatt, a well-known comedic actor from Lubbock, Tx, is coming to The Woodlands to play “Preacher Wyatt” in the upcoming The Woodlands Show Chorus show, REVIVAL!  Darren’s will play a misguided evangelist preacher, who believes the show, which is about music revival, is actually an attempt at spiritual revival.  It takes the whole 80-member chorus to try and convince the preacher that there is more than one way to define the word, revival.

International top ten chorus, “The Woodlands Show Chorus” (TWSC), with Master Director, Betty Clipman, is presenting this musical revue complete with spaghetti supper on Saturday, July 15, at Christ Church United Methodist Church, 6363 Research Forest Dr., The Woodlands, TX. The show will feature 14th Place International Semi-finalist women’s quartet, “Live It Up!”, and 3rdPlace Medalist, Region 10, women’s quartet, “Sympatico!.  TWSC has also invited several quartets from their membership to join them.  Guests will be treated to TWSC’s very popular repertoire of show tunes and “fun” stuff from the 30’s and 40’s through modern day songs.
REVIVAL flyerThe Woodlands Show Chorus is a record-setting phenomenon in the music world, who are becoming a frequently sought after entertainment entity in The Woodlands area!  Their growing roster of nearly 80 members is comprised of women of all ages and professions.  Many of their members travel great distances to participate.  The common bond is a love for singing 4-part a cappella music, and the desire to study and work under the tutelage of Master Director, Betty Clipman.  The chorus rehearses on Monday nights, 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Grace Crossing Church (atrium),105 FM 1488 (just west of I-45) in The Woodlands, TX.  They always welcome guests and interested singers.
A delicious spaghetti supper, including vegetarian and gluten-free, load-of-treasures silent auction and yummy bake sale will precede the show at 4:00 p.m. with show time from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Of course the famous and fabulous Mary Helen Rum Cakes will be live auctioned at intermission.  Pricing for adults is $25, Seniors/children/ and students: $20and Reserved seats: $30 (group rates available).  Tickets can be purchased by email at tickets@thewoodlandsshowchorus.org or by phone at 713 688-6509 or from any chorus member.  For more information about this award-winning chorus, go towww.thewoodlandsshowchorus.org

Lone Star College – Montgomery Holds Holiday Concert Dec. 9

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The Music Department at Lone Star College-Montgomery is teaming up with Interfaith of The Woodlands to create another holiday event for the whole family on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre (building D).

The concert will include performances by all of the college’s musical groups including the Jazz Combo, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, String Ensemble, and Symphonic Band and includes specials guests from the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra and the Woodlands Area Youth Symphony under the artistic director Darryl Bayer.

Under the direction of LSC-Montgomery music professors Dr. Eiki Isomura, Cristina Mendoza, and Dr. Mark Marotto, the concert will feature an array of traditional carols and familiar holiday favorites, with 100% of ticket proceeds donated to Interfaith of The Woodlands, a faith-based organization that brings people together to build a more loving and caring community through service.

“This concert has always been about bringing the community together, and this year I’m especially proud to see our students playing and singing next to members of the newly formed Woodlands Area Youth Symphony” Mark Marotto, DMA, Chair, Music Department, Lone Star College-Montgomery. “It’s the beginning of a wonderful partnership.”

Tickets for the holiday concert cost $10 for general admission; $7 for seniors 55+; and $5 for LSC-Montgomery faculty, staff, and students.  Additional donations will be accepted on the date of the concert as well.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.LoneStar.edu/ticket-info. To make a donation or for more information, contact Ian Mosher, program coordinator for fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7021. For more information about Interfaith of the Woodlands, visit www.woodlandsinterfaith.org.

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Choir serenades the nighttime at Lone Star College-Montgomery

choirconcert-eblast04ufThe Lone Star College-Montgomery Choir will perform its fall concert “Nightfall,” Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall located in building H.

The show will feature a variety of choral works centered on an evening theme. Selections will include Jonathon Dove’s spiritual classic “Seek him that maketh the seven stars” and Daniel Elder’s “Lullaby.”  “Through these songs, the choir truly shines,” said Mark Marotto, director of choral activities at LSC-Montgomery. “Every choral concert at LSC-Montgomery is special, and this selection soars to a new high. I’m so honored to bring these arrangements to the school and the community.”

Marotto will step away from directing to let LSC-Montgomery student James Davis lead the choir in his gospel favorite “Jesus is the Light,” written by V. Micheal McKay. “When Dr. Marotto first asked me to do this, I got excited,” said Davis. “Jesus is the Light is special to me because we all want to be a light shining to those who might be in a gloomy place in their life, spiritually, physically or mentally. The song is not an entertainment or a performance to me it is something that I am doing to minister, and anytime I get the chance to minister I think that that’s the most exciting opportunity you can have.”

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Lone Star College-Montgomery student James Davis will lead the choir in his gospel favorite “Jesus is the Light,” written by V. Micheal McKay Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall located in building H.

Davis is a certified nursing assistant and the Minister of Music at Antioch Baptist Church in Willis. He is taking prerequisite classes and plans to get his nursing degree from LSC-Montgomery. This summer he traveled with the College’s choir to Cuba. “I am grateful and thankful to be a part of whatever I can while I’m at LSC-Montgomery,” said Davis. “I am 59-years-old, I am back in school doing something I have not done in years. I have been given opportunities that I never dreamed of and I will always have these memories. Looking back on these moments I will have nothing but joy.”

Tickets for the LSC-Montgomery Choir Concert can be purchased online at LoneStar.edu/ticket-info. Prices are $10 general admission; $7 for seniors 55+ and $5 for children, faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact Latoya Robinson at Latoya.Robinson@lonestar.edu or 936.273.7401.

LSC-Montgomery offers a dynamic and professional music curriculum, designed so that all completed music classes count toward a degree in music and transfer to any music program at a Texas four-year college or university. For more information on the music program, visit LoneStar.edu/Music-Montgomery.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visitLoneStar.edu/Montgomery.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

Theatre: Addams Family – The Musical at the Creighton Theatre

Crighton Theatre | Performances: Oct. 21-Nov. 6, 2016

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In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

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Characters
Gomez Addams – husband of Morticia, father of Wednesday and Pugsley, and head of the Addams household. He is a strong leader and a caring father, who holds the Addams’ traditions and values — to honor the family, love, and death — in the highest level of importance.
Morticia Addams – the wife of Gomez Addams and the mother of Wednesday and Pugsley. Morticia shares the standard Addams family sensibilities: a taste for darkness, drama, and death. She is passionate, poised, and beautiful. Her husband, Gomez, is the love of her life, and she, in turn, has him wrapped around her little finger.
Uncle Fester – Gomez’s brother and, thus, Wednesday and Pugsley’s uncle. Throughout the play, Fester functions as a narrator of sorts, stepping out of the action at points to address the audience. He asks the audience questions, sings songs, and generally helps move the play forward.
Grandma – mother of Gomez and Fester. She lives in the attic where she drinks, smokes marijuana, and maintains her stock of potions. She is quick-witted, sarcastic, and funny. She is also caring and a good listener, willing to listen and offer her advice to any member of the family. The actress who plays Grandma must have strong comic sensibilities.
Wednesday Addams – the daughter of Gomez and Morticia and the older sister of Pugsley. The braided hell raiser we’ve seen in the comics has since grown up and is now a young woman of eighteen. She is a smart young woman with a dark sense of humor and a passionate nature that she inherited from her parents.
Pugsley Addams – the son of Morticia and Gomez Addams. He shares the Addamses’ preference for pain and mayhem; his favorite pursuits include being tortured by Wednesday. He counts his older sister to be his only friend.
Lurch – the faithful Addams family butler. He is a huge, hulking man — effect is often heightened with costuming. Lurch moves extremely slowly, much to the other characters’ frustrations at points. He does not speak through most of the play, instead communicating in low groans.
Mal Beineke – the father of Lucas and husband of Alice. He lives in Ohio where he owns a construction company. Mal is business-minded, logical, and determinedly normal. He sets very high expectations on his son, Lucas, who often feels pressured and criticized by this. He is resistant to the Addamses’ lifestyle; when he sets eyes on the decrepit Addams mansion, he immediately sees the business opportunity and wants to tear the place down.
Alice Beineke – is the mother of Lucas and wife of Mal. Unlike Morticia Addams, the mother of her son’s girlfriend, Alice is an impossibly kind, patient, and burdened wife. She often rhymes and writes corny little poems. However, this cheery exterior is really a front to hide how unhappy she is. Her marriage to Mal has lost its passion. Every day, she waits at home for him to return from work and then thanklessly caters to his every whim, before retiring to separate bedrooms.
Lucas Beineke – Wednesday Addams’ new boyfriend. He is rational, optimistic, and loyal. He is passionate and adores Wednesday as much as she does him. An aspiring poet, he is drawn to her passionate and impulsive nature. She, in turn, helps him come out of his shell and live a more adventurous life, with fervor and zest.
The Addams Ancestors – function as the chorus of the show. They are summoned from the dead by the Addams family in the opening scene. It is part of the family’s annual ritual to celebrate life and the Addams values. However, Fester retains their presence on Earth to help him aid Wednesday as she brings her new boyfriend home. Each of the ancestors is an Addams family member from a different time period. They should be markedly different and specific in their costumes so that the audience immediately recognizes their native time and place.