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Compliment: Night Before Christmas Carol: Tryon, NC.

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"DAVID WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL at OUR 1ST EVENT FOR THE 'FAMILY' (as opposed to retirees.)  I was AMAZED at how the kids responded!  You could hear a pin drop, the audience was so focused on the performance. PERFECT!"


-Beth Child
Director
Tryon Fine Arts Center
Tryon, NC



Christmas events held recently at the Tryon Fine Arts Center were well attended and enjoyed by patrons of all ages. Above, actor David zum Brunnen talks with Jackson Geddings, Jack Tinkler, Lorie Geddings and Madison Geddings after zum Brunnen’s performance as Charles Dickens in The Night Before Christmas Carol. This scholarly and entertaining one-man show provided a glimpse into Dickens’ world and imagination.

If it plays in Peoria... Night Before Christmas Carol

ICC Guest Artists Series presents The Night Before Christmas Carol
By ICC MARKETING DEPARTMENT | Published: DECEMBER 7, 2012


History, humor and the holiday come to life as the Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series presents The Night Before Christmas Carol on Friday, December 21, at 7:30 pm, in the ICC Performing Arts Center, East Peoria.
The Night Before Christmas Carol is a theatrical performance which studies author Charles Dickens and gives personal, social and historical context to his classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Dr. Eliot Engel, a Dickens scholar and author, wrote this show in which actor David zum Brunnen brings to life Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters on stage.
Tickets cost $15 for the general public and $10 for students. To purchase tickets, visit the Ticketing area of our web site. For more information, call the box office at (309) 694-5136.

Mountain Express: The Night Before Christmas Carol

A Dickens of a Show

By Jen Nathan Orris on 12/16/2012 06:21 AM

The playbill of A Christmas Carol is usually a long one, filled with dozens of actors portraying everyone from Ebenezer Scrooge to the ghosts of all things past, present and future. But what if one man attempted to capture all 17 characters?

Actor David zum Brunnen will portray all of Dickens' favorite holiday characters at the Tryon Fine Arts Center's production of The Night Before Christmas Carol. This touring one-man show is funny, yet historically accurate. It was written by Dickens scholar Eliot Engel, who was recently inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England.

The Night Before Christmas Carol will be performed Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. $5 adults; $3 students. Info: www.tryonarts.org.

Brown v. Board - Cabarrus Arts Council

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Brown v. Board of Education: Over Fifty Years LaterWritten and Directed by Serena Ebhardt Cabarrus County Arts Councilhttp://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/programs/ November 26-29, 2012

Brown v. Board recounts the effects of the decision on the families who participated in the original 1952 Supreme Court case, the impact of the ruling on school systems at the time and the challenges still being made today. 

Study Guide

ICC hosts Night Before Christmas Carol - Chillicothe, IL - Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

ICC hosts holiday show - Chillicothe, IL - Chillicothe Times-Bulletin - Chillicothe, IL ICC hosts holiday show EAST PEORIA —History, humor and the holiday come to life as the Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series presents The Night Before Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the ICC Performing Arts Center, East Peoria.
Dec. 7, 2012 5:34 p.m. EAST PEORIA —History, humor and the holiday come to life as the Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series presents The Night Before Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the ICC Performing Arts Center, East Peoria. The Night Before Christmas Carol is a theatrical performance which studies author Charles Dickens and gives personal, social and historical context to his classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Dr. Eliot Engel, a Dickens scholar and author, wrote this show in which actor David zum Brunnen brings to life Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters on stage. Tickets …

Play tells story behind Dickens’ famous work - Winston-Salem Journal: News

Play tells story behind Dickens’ famous work - Winston-Salem Journal: News

David Zum Brunnen will play Charles Dickens in "The Night Before Christmas Carol" at the Brock Performing Arts Center on Dec. 8.

Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 12:00 am
Lisa O'Donnell/Winston-Salem Journal

Elliot Engel has devoted much of his life to studying Charles Dickens.
But when it came to watching “A Christmas Carol” performed on stage, Engel had reached his limit.

He figured others had, too.

“I didn’t think the world needed one more performance of ‘A Christmas Carol,’” Engel said with a laugh.

So Engel wrote a play himself, a one-man play that focuses on Dickens and how he came to write “A Christmas Carol,” one of the most enduring stories in the Christmas canon.
Engel’s play, “The Night Before Christmas Carol,” will be performed Sunday at the Brock Performing Arts Center in Mocksville. David zum Brunnen will play the role of Dickens.
The setting is Oct. 13, 1843, a good two months b…

Compliment: Night Before Christmas Carol and Dickens Food and Froth

Thank you David for outstanding performances .... the many festival attendees were so impressed with your performance -- they were in awe and delighted.  They want to know when you will be coming back to perform other shows !

You and Serena are such gifted persons and your love of the arts and what you do is so apparent to your audiences.

Thank you -- God Bless you both and have a joyous and spirit filled season.

Will talk soon.

Jeanette Serens
President
Brunswick Arts Council
Dickens Festival
Southport, NC

Tryon Fine Arts Center starts family series with a ‘Dickens Of A Show’

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David zum Brunnen will play Charles Dicking in the touring production of “The Night Before Christmas Carol” on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p,m. at

Charles Dickens will appear on the Main Stage at Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) played by actor David zum Brunnen in the touring production of “The Night Before Christmas Carol” on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p,m.

History, humor and the holiday come to life as zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 other familiar characters, giving personal, social and historical context to the ghostly classic, A Christmas Carol.

This production, described as “…a theatrical daring-do” by the Cape May NJ Star, has toured throughout the United States and is broadcast annually on national public television. The Star goes on to say, “…David zum Brunnen…is lively, physical and energetic…I can think of no better way to get into the holiday spirit.”

This acclaimed one-man show has provided family entertainment for thousands. It is historically accurate, humorous and full …

"Dickens' Food and Froth" in Southport, NC

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In Memory of Claude Earnhardt

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As Dickens himself noted,“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself." .....And Claude Earnhardt certainly lived in such a manner, with the joy, love and generosity of his vibrant life. His genuine spirit will be come to mind often during the "Night Before Christmas Carol" touring this week.


Night Before Christmas Carol

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EbzB presents "Dickens' Food and Froth" in Southport, NC. November 30, 2012.

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A CHRISTMAS DINNER

Charles Dickens depicts the perfect Christmas several years before he published A Christmas Carol.
By Charles Dickens

Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused – in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened – by the recurrence of Christmas.

Who can be insensible to the outpourings of good feeling, and the honest interchange of affectionate attachment, which abound at this season of the year? A Christmas family-party! We know nothing in nature more delightful! There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas. Petty jealousies and discords are forgotten; social feelings are awakened, in bosoms to which they have long been strangers; father and son, or brother and sister, who have met and passed with averted gaze, or a look of cold recognition, for months before, proffer and return the cordial embrace, and bury their past animosities in their present happiness. Kindly hearts that h…

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2012

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Dress Rehearsal



The Parchman Hour - December 1st, 2012.

http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&refno=5150&category=Arts%20and%20Entertainment


Arts and Entertainment

Tribute to Freedom Riders
‘The Parchman Hour’ dramatizes rights struggle

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:27 am
by Michaela L. Duckett

Acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley has spent the last decade of his life working to fulfill his mission of bringing educational theatre to young audiences.


PHOTO/MIKE WILEY PRODUCTIONS
A scene from “The Parchman Hour,” which tells the story of the 1961 Freedom Riders.

He will be presenting one of his latest works, “The Parchman Hour,” at 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Davis Theatre in Concord.


“The Parchman Hour” tells the story of the Freedom Riders of 1961, an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated South. The play is named after Parchman Farm, a penitentiary in Mississippi where a group of riders were arrested and imprisoned.


“It’s one of those old penitentiaries w…

Compliment: War Bonds, Evans, GA

David,

The Friday evening show was simply INCREDIBLE. Everyone, and I mean everyone, just loved the performance. Please keep us in mind when you are putting together future shows. I know the band members absolutely loved the evening and being a part of the performance. Take care and send my best to Serena and Julie.

Thanks!

Mike Deas
Augusta Amusements
Georgia

Compliment/Suggestion: War Bonds, Augusta, GA

Dear Serena and David,

I am writing to express my sincere thanks for your War Bonds performance this past Friday night in Evans, GA.  Y'all were absolutely wonderful!  I am so thankful that I took my elderly parents to see the performance.

My mother's older brother was on an US Army troop ship just one day away from mainland Japan when Truman ordered the atomic bomb drop!

Could I make a suggestion though?  It would be awesome if y'all would recognize the veterans in your audiences.  Perhaps it should have been done by the promoter before the program began.  But, in my opinion, it would mean more if y'all incorporated it in your show. 

Again, y'all were spectacular and I hope that you'll be back again.  Having our native son Wycliffe Gordon perform with y'all was great, too!

Take care and best wishes!

Rick Ward

In One Era, And Out The Other

Serena Ebhardt has it covered with IN ONE ERA, OUT THE OTHER!

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In One Era and Out The Other
A Patriotic History of the United States From 1901 ~ 2001

Serena Ebhardt tells a story of the twentieth century through her patriotic prism. Through propaganda, politics, sex, race, religion, natural disasters, and popular culture, Americans remain free to choose life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. United we stand!

Contact your Alkahest representative for details.

Elizabeth Bridges
Phil Crabtree
Philip Moye
info@alkahestartists.net
www.alkahestartists.net
888.728.8988

Compliment - War Bonds, Brunswick, GA

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Thank you – our audience thoroughly enjoyed the show! And added bonus of discovering what a very small world we live in! So good to see you again Serena and wish you all great success in everything.

Will definitely consider future engagements!

Thanks again,
Heather

Heather Heath, Executive Director
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association
Brunswick, GA
Goldenislesarts.org

Night Before Christmas Carol - Missouri

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The Night Before Christmas Carol
Location : KCC Auditorium
Start time : 12/19/2012 7:00 PM
End time : 12/19/2012 9:00 PM
Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night. On this evening in 1843, he creates his ghostly classic, "A Chirstmas Carol." David Zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters from the famous story. It is historically accurate, highly humorous and full of holiday spirit.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 with a current KCC student ID

Tickets can be purchased at the first-floor reception desk on the KCC campus.

For more information contact Lindsey Fritz at 815-802-8628 or email lfritz@kcc.edu
Expires: 12/19/2012 9:00 PM

Compliment: War Bonds, Averitt Center, Statesboro, GA

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Hi Serena and David:

Just wanted to confirm with you how much we enjoyed War Bonds last Thursday night at the Averitt Center in Statesboro, GA. It was a wonderful production. I especially loved the music. The show was very inspirational. Thank you for coming to Statesboro.

Helen Jackie Yates

Compliment: War Bonds - from Wycliffe Gordon

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Wrights of Passage - January 2013, Davie County Arts Council, Mocksville, NC

The arts council’s Arts in Education program continues into the New Year with all Fourth Grade students in the six elementary schools seeing a play about the historical aviation story of Orville and Wilbur Wright.  They will see a ten foot replica of the aviator’s early airplane being assembled as they visualize this historical moment in time.

For more information call the Davie County Arts Council at 336.751.3112.  Purchase your ticket(s) for any of the upcoming performances or events by calling the Box Office Monday-Friday from Noon until 5:00 p.m. (336-751-3000.)

Night Before Christmas Carol - Deceber 8, Davie County Arts Council, Mocksville, NC

December 8th will be a special time for anyone wanting to get into the Christmas spirit!  EbzB Productions will travel to Mocksville to perform their Night Before Christmas Carol which is a one-man play written by Dr. Elliot Engel as an adaptation of the Charles Dickens Christmas classic.  Your arts council has priced the tickets so that both young and old can enjoy the great performance (as performed by EbzB on PBS) during this busy time of the year without spending a great deal of money. For more information call the Davie County Arts Council at 336.751.3112.  Purchase your ticket(s) for any of the upcoming performances or events by calling the Box Office Monday-Friday from Noon until 5:00 p.m. (336-751-3000.)

War Bonds - Averitt Center, Statesboro, GA

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WAR BONDS: SONGS AND LETTERS OF WORLD WAR IIVisit Website
PHONE
(912) 212 - ARTS
ADDRESS
33 E. Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458
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Averitt Center for the Arts War Bonds: Songs and Letters of World War II
Statesboro | Magnolia Midlands
Dates and timesNovember 8: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM FEES Friends of the Arts: $10.00 - $22.00 Non-Members: $10.00 - $25.00Parking: FREE

War Bonds - Douglas, GA

Posted on: October 10, 2012 http://www.cityofdouglas.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=196 WAR BONDS: THE SONGS AND LETTERS OF WORLD WAR II COMING TO DOUGLAS! In honor of Veteran’s Day, the City of Douglas, American Legion Post 18 and American Legion Post 515 have joined together to present War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II. This performance will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012, 4:00pm at the Martin Centre.

“We are especially happy about bringing this touching performance to Douglas in honor of our veterans,” says Georgia Henderson, Central Services Director. “Attendees can expect to travel back in time when the greatest generation was experiencing the atrocities of war. This family show is one that everyone can enjoy.”

War Bonds is a musical journey through a war that redefined the world. Using personal letters from the front and headline news of the period, award winning artists, David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt fill the stage with wartime memories…

War Bonds - Calhoun, GA

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War Bonds: The Songs & Letters of WWIIArts & CultureTheatre MusicOther Music Genre Family Event, and All Ages When: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 7:00 PM -
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 9:00 PM
Where: Gem Theater
Location: 114 North Wall St
Calhoun, GA 30701
Price: $5 - $15
Host: Fox Theatre Institute
Contact: sarahrhusser@gmail.com
More Info: http://www.calhoungem.org
“War Bonds” is a sentimental musical journey through a war that redefined the world. Award winning artists Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen fill the stage with wartime memories and twenty-two nostalgic period tunes, creating a production that is a warm reminiscence and leaves audiences with smiles and tears. Brought to Calhoun by the Fox Theatre Institute.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for…