Tuesday, September 17th

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by Melissa Jones

wfaa.com

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 17 at 8:48 AM

 

 

DALLAS ARBORETUM/BIG TALENT FROM BIG D

 

www.DallasArboretum.org

 

 

Tonight from 7:00-9:30 p.m., the festivities begin with Big Talent from Big D. This benefit concert features four finalists and top contestants from The Voice and American Idol who claim the greater Dallas area as home. The triumphant singers include Amber Carrington, Jason Castro, Stephanie Crews and Taylor Beckham, together exclusively for this benefit concert. Actor and guitarist, Sterling Knight, of Disney fame will be a special guest. Hopkins said, “Prepare for an electrifying evening with these knock-out young talents and the Arboretum's most popular band, Emerald City, who will perform with them.” Three food trucks including The Butcher's Son, Gandolfo's and What's Da Scoop?, will provide delicious food for purchase or people can bring their own picnic.

Big Talent from Big D Concert

Tuesday, September 17 | 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Sharon Ballew, Chair

Dallas Arboretum’s Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218

Members: $18 | Non-members: $30

Teen Zone*: $40

Table Sponsors**: $500 (tables seat eight)

Please call Customer Service at 214.515.6615 to reserve your table! Limited availability. Call today to ensure your spot.

*Teen Zone ticket purchasers (valid only for ages 13-17) will receive a colored wristband upon scanning their ticket at the ticket booth. They must visibly wear this wristband on their arm at all times.

**Table Sponsors receive premium seating and an invitation to the meet and greet with Sterling Knight and the singers in the Camp House from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Purchase tickets online at www.DallasArboretum.org

 

 

BLUE JEANS GO GREEN

 

www.BlueJeansGoGreen.org

 

 

CASA MANANA/ BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

 

www.casamanana.org

 

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony® Award-winning Best Musical from Fort Worth native Roger Miller kicks off our 55th season “under the dome,” September 21-19, 2013. Tickets are on sale now.

 

This seven-time Tony® Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain’s classic 1884 novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows rebellious teen Huckleberry Finn, as he sets off on an adventure with his sidekick and friend, Jim down the mighty Mississippi River in search of a better life for both. Fort Worth’s own Roger Miller wrote this Tony Award-winning score that includes Broadway classics like “Waitin’ for the Light to Shine,” “Muddy Water” and “River in the Rain.”

 

Casa Mañana’s production of Big River stars several local stage favorites. Jaston Williams, creator and original star of the Tuna series (Greater Tuna; Red, White and Tuna; A Tuna Christmas) will star as the Duke while Casa Mañana legend, David Coffee, in his 83rd show at Casa, will be the King. Julie Johnson, fresh off the national tour of Memphis, will play Widow Douglas and Sally Phelps.

 

Other leading cast members include Mack Shirilla, in his Casa Mañana debut, as Huckleberry Finn; Alvin Crawford as Jim; Jeremy Dumont as Tom; Maurice Johnson as Bill; Cheryl Allison as Miss Watson/Susan; Alison Hodgson as Mary Jane; Sheran Keyton as Alice and Alyssa Robbins as Joanna Wilkes.

 

The Big River ensemble includes Curt Denham, Clayton Slee, Bob Hess, Greg Dulcie, Ashton Miramontes, Charlie Ray and in-coming Casa Mañana Board of Directors’ president, Rob Hood.

 

Casa Mañana’s production of Big River is directed by Eric Woodall, in his Casa Mañana directorial debut. Mr. Woodall is a casting agent for Tara Rubin Casting, one of the largest casting agencies in New York City. In addition to playing Tom, Jeremy Dumont will serve as Choreographer. Tammy Spencer is the Costume Designer; Samuel Rushen is the Lighting Designer; Colt Frank is the Scenic Designer and Jonathan Parke is the Sound Designer and Production Supervisor.

 

Casa Mañana’s production of Big River is presented in a limited engagement at Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth. Performance dates are Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Tickets for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Casa Mañana Theatre box office

 

 

WILLOW BEND DENTAL

 

www.willowbenddental.com,

 

3001 North Dallas Parkway, Ste. A, Plano, TX 75093

 

RELIANT

 

www.reliant.com/appmedia

www.reliant.com

1-866-RELIANT

 

HOTZE HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

www.HotzeHWC.com

 

 (281) 698-8698

 

Dr. Hotze will be signing copies of his book tonight at the Barnes and Noble in the Preston Royal Shopping Center from 6 to 8 pm.

 

 

 

 

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