Saturday, November 2, 2013

Stephen Lang in Beyond Glory

Stephen Lang, award winning playwright, stage and screen star, brings the stories of eight different men to the stage in a one-man show that will reach into your very soul and keep you thoroughly spellbound:  Beyond Glory, adapted from Larry Smith’s stirring book. 

Commended for film portrayals of Babe Ruth to Stonewall Jackson to AVATAR’s Col. Quaritch, Lang began his career on Broadway and maintained a managing role at the Actor’s Theatre.  It is through Lang’s stage adaptation of Beyond Glory that he has reached his most memorable, his most brilliant work. Beyond Glory enjoyed a celebrated run on Broadway and in Chicago’s Goodman Theater; Lang is now taking it coast to coast.

Beyond Glory presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, rendering first hand accounts of valor which resulted in the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor.  As a tribute to fallen soldiers, Lang performed the show on military bases, and gave a command performance on the floor of Congress with Medal of Honor recipient Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii in attendance.

The oral histories of these eight men are brought to life through Lang’s commanding performance, with a backdrop of video screens which occasionally evoke the turmoil of combat. Lang subtly moves through each man’s story with a slight alteration of posture and vocal coloring to suggest a new personality.  This illusory magic suggests the magnitude of this performer, the brilliance of his talent that will light up your stage with one of the most memorable presentations you will ever have the honor of presenting.

"Mr. Lang's one-man play is no simple-minded piece of flag-waving.  It is an unsparingly direct portrait of men at war, pushed into narrow corners and faced with hard choices. It is also one of the richest, most complex pieces of acting I've seen in my theatergoing life" - Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

“Adapted by Mr. Lang from a book by the journalist Larry Smith containing the oral histories of veterans of several wars, Beyond Glory allows the voices of servicemen to be heard without the filter of the conventions of drama or the prerogatives of deadline-driven journalism. Its sobriety, simplicity and lack of histrionics are the show’s signal strengths." - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

”What makes a reluctant warrior - a man able to kill for his country and come out a hero?
It’s a question that gets answered with remarkable poignancy in Beyond Glory, Stephen Lang’s stirring examination of the lives of eight men who received the Medal of Honor for their bravery in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.  Lang, who adapted the evening from the book Beyond Glory by Larry Smith, lets these military men speak for themselves in this spare yet emotional 80-minute evening of theatre." - Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

"Recipients of the Medal of Honor, each of these men went above and beyond the call of duty to a place where bravery and humility meet. In a stunning tour de force performance, actor Stephen Lang leads us on a journey through WWII, Korea and Vietnam, taking us to a realm beyond." - Broadway.com

“Stephen Lang has always had that fanatical glint in his eye… Inasmuch as he is the sole actor [in Beyond Glory] the glint gets to occupy the stage unchallenged for 80 heroic minutes [as he presents] eight heroes who survived three wars (in Europe, Korea, and Vietnam) and represent different ethnic groups, social strata, and regions.  Ages and accents also differ from one hero to the next. Lang manages all this impeccably, finding both the differences and the similarities among these men. He has idiosyncratic readings that fall compellingly into place; dynamic range and, where needed, speed of delivery that are enormous; also gestures and facial expressions that are arrestingly idiomatic.” - John Simon, Bloomberg

Stephen Lang in Beyond Glory

Saturday, November 9 at 7:30PM
Tickets: , , and ... 10% Discount for Active Military & Veterans. Half-Price Student Discounts in the Balcony


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ring of Fire - The Music of Johnny Cash

Stories of faith, family, passion, redemption, and humor set the stage ablaze in this new national tour of Ring of Fire—The Music of Johnny Cash.

Touching on the life and times of one of the world’s most legendary musical artists, Johnny Cash, the musical revue Ring of Fire  is considered  one of the best “jukebox musicals” of our time.   Although Cash himself is never impersonated, Ring of Fire features a company of  performers that will  guide you on a journey through Cash’s storied life and celebrated music, from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Grand Ole Opry.  Ring of Fire features more than 35 of his hit songs from his long career including I Walk the Line, Jackson, If I Were A Carpenter, I’ve Been Everywhere, Folsom Prison blues, A Boy Named Sue, his final hit, Daddy Sang Bass and the title track Ring of Fire. With smashing medleys and bounce in its guitar-driven energy, this show will have you stompin’ your feet and asking for more.

Cash is primarily remembered as a country music artist, however his style spanned from gospel to folk, rock to blues, and country in between.  Both critically and audience acclaimed, this show  has been bringing audiences to their feet at large and small theaters around the country.  The New York  Post calls it “Effective, funny and imaginatively presented,” “Ring of Fire is HOT!” declares Variety.  “It’s touching and exuberant,” says the Associated Press.

RING OF FIRE-The Music of Johnny Cash is created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by William Meade with orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby. Ring of Fire was originally produced on Broadway by William Meade, CTM Productions, and James B. Freydberg.

In developing the creative vision for the show, Maltby and Meade felt that although we do not dramatize Johnny Cash’s life, it was important, by the end of the show that the audience felt that they have spent the evening in the presence of an extraordinary and real man.  Johnny wrote and sang about the lives we lead, regardless of where we lead them.  Maltby states, “if , watching this show, you feel you are being drawn back to your roots, it’s not accidental.  I hope, as we bring  to life these wonderful songs,  we will touch your heart, mind and soul as well, and take you back to part of your life you may want to return turn to.”

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30PM
Tickets: , and with Half-Price Student Discounts in the Balcony


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Vienna Boys Choir

No group of child musicians has won more renown than the incomparable Wiener S√§ngerknaben, founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. Six centuries later, the famed Vienna Boys Choir continue to delight music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd pleasing repertoire of timeless music with a universal popular appeal that includes Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. Gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty, they carry on the illustrious tradition as the world’s preeminent boy choir. In the coming seasons, the Choir will begin staging operas and choir concerts in their brand new hall named for the choir’s late director Dr. Eugen Jesser. The new hall will act as a music and theater Center for young people throughout Vienna. The Choir’s film Silk Road: Songs Along the Road and Time is currently airing on selected public television stations nationwide. A Vienna Boys Choir performance is never just a concert for classical aficionados; it’s an enchanting event that will delight music lovers from all walks of life. Don’t miss the chance to experience this“breathtaking” choir live and take in their “totally disciplined voices tempered by a singular sense of ease and consistency” (Washington Post). Who knows, you may just hear the next Schubert or Haydn—both among the famous
Choir alumni.

“There’s no more gratifying sound than that of children singing. And there’s no more polished ensemble of children’s voices than the Vienna Boys Choir.” – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Vienna Boys Choir

Saturday, October 26 at 7:30PM
Tickets: , , and with Half-Price Student Discounts in the Balcony


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Vienna Boys Choir: Agnus Dei

Vienna Boys Choir Saturday, October 26 at 7:30PM at TRAHC: Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council. 
http://trahc.org/other-events/22912-vienna-boys-choir



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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

TAAC Motown Revue II

TRAHC African American Committee presents Motown Revue II
Featuring vocalist and BET performer David Michael

Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:00PM
at Texarkana Country Club

Tickets are .00 per person

Food, drinks, music and dancing!
Door Prizes and a Raffle
Enter to win the Best Motown-inspired Costume Contest!

Sponsored in party by Sky over Yonder Video Production.

Call David Murphy at the Perot Theatre Box Office - (903) 792-4992 for more information.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tickets on Sale for TAAC Motown Revue - October 5th

Join TRAHC and TAAC for Motown Revue II
Featuring Vocalist and BET Performer David Michael!

Saturday - October 5th - 7:00PM
Texarkana Country Club

Tickets are $35.00 per person

Food, Drinks, Music and Dancing!
Door Prizes and Raffle!
Plus enter to win the Best Motown-inspired Costume Contest!

Contact David Murphy at the Perot Theatre Box Office to purchase tickets! (903) 792-4992

Friday, August 30, 2013

Opening Night Reception: "Bending the Rules - The Art of George Tobolowsky"

TRAHC presented art-enthusiasts with a wonderful Opening Reception at the Regional Arts Center Thursday, October 29th, celebrating the works of George Tobolowsky and his new exhibit, Bending the Rules which will be on display through December 14, 2013. Food by Debbie Gilliam and Women for the Arts.

Monday, July 15, 2013

TRAHC Announces 25th Annual Juried Exhibition Winners

It was a festive evening on Saturday, July 13 as TRAHC hosted the opening reception for the 25th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition in Cabe Hall at the Regional Arts Center. The reception and the exhibition were both sponsored by E-Z Mart Stores, Inc. The public and art patrons joined TRAHC Staff and WFA volunteers in celebrating all the artists and artwork selected for display in this year's Silver Anniversary event.

All submissions were reviewed and judged by Steven Ochs, Honor Professor of Art at Southern Arkansas University. This year's winners include:

Best of Show - Angela Davis Johnson - $1,000.00
Cindy Holmes - 1st Place - $750.00
Nicole Brisco - 2nd Place - $500.00
Michael Sherbert - 3rd Place - $300.00
Arthur Pletcher - 4th Place - $200.00

This year's Yates Collection Purchase Award Winner ($1,000.00) is M. M. Long. That artwork will become part of the permanent collection at the Regional Arts Center.

Congratulations to all the artists who are featured in the show and to all those who participated in making this event a success. Thank you to E-Z Mart for their generous support of this exhibition.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2013-2014 Perot Theatre Series On-Sale NOW

It's that time of year again! The 2013-2014 Perot Theatre Series is now on sale and it's going to be an amazing season! Once again, TRAHC is bring the best of Broadway musicals, plays, ballet and concerts to the Ark-La-Tex. Here's the season's incredible line up of shows coming to the Perot Theatre:

Saturday, September 28 - Clint Black
Saturday, October 26 - Vienna Boys Choir
Saturday, November 9 - Stephen Lange in Beyond Glory
Saturday, November 30 - Ring of Fire - The Music of Johnny Cash
Saturday, December 21 - A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, February 13 - Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, February 18 - Moscow Festival Ballet in Sleeping Beauty
Saturday, March 1 - The Miracle Worker
Thursday, April 3 - The Addams Family


In addition, TRAHC has also scheduled a Summer Special Concert featuring Texarkana's most popular band, JAWBONE  - Saturday, August 23.

TRAHC Members can purchase tickets for the Full Perot Theatre Series plus the JAWBONE Special now. If you are not a current TRAHC member or need to renew your membership, you can become a Member and get your Full Series tickets in the same transaction over the phone or in person at the Perot Theatre.

Full Series tickets go on sale to non-Members, Monday, July 8.

Tickets can only be purchased in person at the Perot Theatre or by calling the Perot Theatre Box Office at (903) 792-4992.

Friday, June 21, 2013

1964: The Tribute

In 1964, The Beatles played a show at Shea Stadium in New York, becoming the first band to ever play in a stadium.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

1964: The Tribute

In early Feb. of 1964, The Beatles gave their first ever U.S. television performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was recorded as having the largest audience ever for an American television program.


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Thursday, June 13, 2013

1964: The Tribute

"1964" re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched. Rolling Stone Magazine calls the show the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".



http://www.trahc.org/other-events/22834-1964-the-tribute

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

1964: The Tribute

"1964" is not affiliated with or endorsed by Apple Corps Ltd.

Since the early '80s, 1964: The Tribute has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on a journey through a quintessential moment in music history that will live forever.

Over twenty years of researching and performing have made "1964" the masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute... which has earned them the distinction from Rolling Stone Magazine as the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".

1964: The Tribute re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched.

"1964" is:
Mark Benson as John Lennon
Graham Alexander as Paul McCartney
Tom Work as George Harrison
Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr

"1964" is not affiliated with or endorsed by Apple Corps Ltd.

Monday, May 20, 2013

21st Annual Student Juried Exhibition Winners Announced

The winners for TRAHC's 21st Annual Student Juried Exhibition were announced on Saturday, May 18th at the Opening Reception at the Regional Arts Center. The winners are as follows:

Merit Award
Taylor Morrison of Arkansas High School for “A Picture is Worth a Thousand
Words”
 
Merit Award
Alexandra Lawson of Pleasant Grove High School for “Follow His Lead”
 
Third Place
Ali Bain Johnson of Idabel High School for “Beauty of the Beast”
 
Second Place
Tiffani Smith of Pleasant Grove High School for “Crankin Bean”
 
First Place
Alex Smith of Pleasant Grove High School for “Treacherous Climb”
 
Best of Show
Alex Bradley of Pleasant Grove High School for “Missing”

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the students who participated in the exhibition. All the art work will remain on display at the Regional Arts Center's Open Galleries until Saturday, June 22nd.

The Regional Arts Center is located at 321 West Fourth Street at Texas Boulevard in Downtown Texarkana and is open Tuesday - Saturdays from 10AM - 4PM. Call (903) 792-8681 to schedule a tour for school groups or other organizations.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

1964: The Tribute

"1964" re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched. Rolling Stone Magazine calls the show the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".


http://www.trahc.org/other-events/22834-1964-the-tribute

1964: The Tribute

"1964" re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched. Rolling Stone Magazine calls the show the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".


http://www.trahc.org/other-events/22834-1964-the-tribute

1964: The Tribute

"1964" re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched. Rolling Stone Magazine calls the show the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".


http://www.trahc.org/other-events/22834-1964-the-tribute

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

1964: The Tribute

Since the early '80s, 1964: The Tribute has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on a journey through a quintessential moment in music history that will live forever.

Over twenty years of researching and performing have made "1964" the masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute... which has earned them the distinction from Rolling Stone Magazine as the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".

1964: The Tribute re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched.

"1964" is:
Mark Benson as John Lennon
Graham Alexander as Paul McCartney
Tom Work as George Harrison
Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr

1964: The Tribute

Since the early '80s, 1964: The Tribute has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on a journey through a quintessential moment in music history that will live forever.

Over twenty years of researching and performing have made "1964" the masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute... which has earned them the distinction from Rolling Stone Magazine as the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".

1964: The Tribute re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched.

"1964" is:
Mark Benson as John Lennon
Graham Alexander as Paul McCartney
Tom Work as George Harrison
Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr

1964: The Tribute

Since the early '80s, 1964: The Tribute has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on a journey through a quintessential moment in music history that will live forever.

Over twenty years of researching and performing have made "1964" the masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute... which has earned them the distinction from Rolling Stone Magazine as the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".

1964: The Tribute re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched.

"1964" is:
Mark Benson as John Lennon
Graham Alexander as Paul McCartney
Tom Work as George Harrison
Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr

Friday, May 10, 2013

1964: The Tribute - Perot Theatre's Most Requested Show is Returning!

Since the early '80s, 1964: The Tribute has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on a journey through a quintessential moment in music history that will live forever.

Over twenty years of researching and performing have made "1964" the masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute... which has earned them the distinction from Rolling Stone Magazine as the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".

1964: The Tribute re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched.

"1964" is:
Mark Benson as John Lennon
Graham Alexander as Paul McCartney
Tom Work as George Harrison
Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr

1964: The Tribute - Perot Theatre's Most Requested Show is Returning!

Since the early '80s, 1964: The Tribute has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on a journey through a quintessential moment in music history that will live forever.

Over twenty years of researching and performing have made "1964" the masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute... which has earned them the distinction from Rolling Stone Magazine as the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".

1964: The Tribute re-creates an early '60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and on-stage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched.

"1964" is:
Mark Benson as John Lennon
Graham Alexander as Paul McCartney
Tom Work as George Harrison
Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

TAAC Reader's Theater 2013 Retrospective

TRAHC's African American Committee would like to thank all the attendee's and performers for being a part of the 6th Annual Reader's Theater, Voices of Freedom: Overcoming Barriers on May 2nd and 4th. This year, Chairwoman Gena Bullock announced that the Reader's Theater will be renamed in honor of Dr. Teretha Harper, who has the been the driving force behind the program since its inception.

Arts on Main Summer Art Classes Registration

Arts on Main Summer Art Classes Registration Ends May 31st, So Sign Up Today!

This year's exciting classes include Kids Art Camps, Sculpt‐a‐rama, the Kids ArtWall Project, classes for Beginning Mosaics, and more things to learn for all ages!

Download the Roster and Registration form at the bottom of our Arts Classes page, and for more information or to register for classes, please contact Amy Donohoe at 903‐792‐8681 or thorugh our trahc.org contact form


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Arts on Main Summer Kids Camp and Art Class Registration Begins!

You can register for Arts on Main Summer Kids Camp and Adult Art Classes now. Visit http://www.trahc.org/arts-classes and download the Summer Class Roster & Registration form today!
http://www.trahc.org/arts-classes

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Write on Art! Winners for 2012-2013

Write on Art Winners 2012-2013 pictured here... Thanks to Red River Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this great writing competition! Thanks to all the students and adults who submitted their work to TRAHC for judging.

Front row: J.E. Morris, Nathan Brinkley, Abby Noel Sneed, Christian Pippins, Madeline Haak

Back row: Chase Denson, Colin Forbes, Josh Pond, Lauren Allison, Armenia Hawkins, Debbie Cole, Sponsor Scott Willige (Director of Marketing, Red River Federal Credit Union)

Not pictured: Savannah Story, Layne Martindale, Hudson Hopkins, Candace Huddleston, Alexandra Peters, Rachel Jordan

Thursday, January 10, 2013

TRAHC African American Committee presents 12th Annual African American Voice

TAAC presents the 12th Annual African American Voice: An Evening of Performance with Special Moments for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is on Thursday, January 17 at 6:00PM at the Regional Arts Center (corner of 4th and Texas Blvd). This year's featured performer is the musical group Suade. The event includes a Candle Lighting Service in honor of Dr. King, then a rousing concert by Suade. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call (903) 792-8681 for more information.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

TRAHC presents A Chorus Line at the Perot Theatre

In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for - with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed -- to have the chance to dance.  This is A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line.  Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the singular sensation returns for an all new tour.  Come meet the new generation of Broadway’s best!

http://www.trahc.org/perot-theatre-series/22159-a-chorus-line