Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Compliment: War Bonds, Florence, South Carolina.

Ladies & Gentlemen, we would like to take a moment to thank you all so very much for a fantastic first season run!! Also, a special thanks to everyone that came out this past Saturday for our final season performance, "War Bonds: Songs and Letters of WWII." It was a truly unique evening of performance, reverence, and remembrance heading into this Memorial Day weekend. Audience members were treated to letters from local Florence veterans present in the crowd, read live as part of the performance, and met with outstanding ovation!! Thanks to the Florence Museum and many local veterans for loaning their WWII memorabilia for display in our lobby. We hope everyone has a blessed Memorial Day, and an incredible start to your summer! See you around soon.

Laura Sims
Director, FMU Performing Arts Center
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

EbzB Newsletter: 2b, OR, NOT 2z - May 24, 2012

EbzB Newsletter: 2b, OR, NOT 2z - May 24, 2012

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'War Bonds' - Day 144, Florence, SC

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War Bonds will be at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on May 26th at 7:30pm. War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II presents a wonderful and sentimental journey through the challenges of war. The cabaret type show includes actual letters from veterans of WWII and over twenty songs from the era. The show will leave you with a feeling of nostalgia and is a family friendly history lesson for all ages. Tickets range in price, but start at just $15. You can call 843.661.4444 to get your tickets from the PAC box office. 

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Multimedia, living-history cabaret to be presented at FMU's Performing Arts Center | SCNOW

Multimedia, living-history cabaret to be presented at FMU's Performing Arts Center | SCNOW

Multimedia, living-history cabaret to be presented at FMU's Performing Arts Center

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FLORENCE – The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center will present “War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” on Saturday night.

“War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” is a sentimental journey through a war that redefined the world. This multimedia, living-history cabaret is interspersed with actual veterans letters and headline news of the period.

Twenty-two period songs lift the mood and juxtapose the anguish of war. Award winning artists Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen fill the stage with war-time memories and nostalgic tunes. This family show allows the greatest generation to celebrate, as the next greatest generation contemplates.

Tickets are $15, $20 or $25, depending on the level of seating. For tickets, call (843) 661-4444 or visit the PAC box office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or order online at www.fmupac.org.

Compliment: War Bonds

David, Serena, and Julie,

We can't thank you enough for being here in Wadesboro and the great performance on Sunday. We will stay in touch and hopefully have you back soon. 

Thank you. 

Leslie Capell
Anson County Arts Council
Wadesboro, NC

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Cheraw Chronicle - World War II musical to be performed at the Ansonia Theatre

The Cheraw Chronicle - World War II musical to be performed at the Ansonia Theatre

World War II musical to be performed at the Ansonia Theatre

World War II musical to be performed at the Ansonia Theatre
“War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II,” a musical journey through a war that redefined the world, will be performed at the Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro on Sunday, May 20.
This multi-media living history cabaret is interspersed with personal letters from the front and headline news of the period. The production is a warm reminiscence and a harrowing reminder of a time when the whole world seemed upside-down. Award winning artists David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt fill the stage with wartime memories and tunes. Actual veterans stories create a sentimental journey back through the days when blackouts and rationing were a small sacrifice in order to obtain freedom.
A time when Rosie the Riveter discovered she could take care of herself; a time when African-Americans, who were segregated at home, integrated abroad to become heroes; and when a man’s only wish was to be home for Christmas.
“War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” explores the dark side of war and the strange juxtaposition of the light hearted, popular tunes of the time. Musical Director Julie Florin recreates a nostalgic score of familiar tunes. Twenty-two songs of the period lift the mood — even as the atrocities of war are described.
Songs include “Love Letters,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree,” “This Is The Army” and “Mr. Jones.”
This family show allows the “greatest generation” to celebrate, as the next “greatest generation” contemplates.
“War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” was recently filmed by UNC-TV, North Carolina’s statewide public television station, to air as a companion piece to the epic WWII documentary series “THE WAR” by legendary filmmaker Ken Burns. The edited-for-television version premiered Dec. 11 as part of UNC-TV’s North Carolina WWII documentary project and is scheduled for national distribution through American Public Television.
To make this a very special community event, there will be a 20 minute “pre-show.” Students from History and English classes at Anson New Tech High School have written an original play about America’s history from 1910 to 1940 which they will perform prior to the professional production. The theater hopes to have a group of the remaining WWII veterans in attendance to be recognized.
Performances will be held at the Ansonia Theatre, 112 S. Rutherford St., Wadesboro. Doors open at 2 p.m. The pre-show begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by a 10 to 15 minute intermission and then War Bonds will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are required and may be obtained by calling the Anson County Arts Council 704-694-4950 or at Lacy’s or the Chamber of Commerce, or by using Pay Pal at www.ansoniatheatre.com. Early ticket purchases are encouraged.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weldon presents ‘War Bonds’ | Clarendon Citizen Online

Weldon presents ‘War Bonds’ | Clarendon Citizen Online


Weldon presents ‘War Bonds’

“War Bonds,” a look back at the effects of WWII, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17, at Weldon Auditorium.
Photo courtesy of EbzB Productions - “War Bonds,” a look back at the effects of WWII, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17, at Weldon Auditorium.
 
World War II was one of the most tumultuous and emotional times in American history. Families were torn apart by war without the modern communication tools we have today.

David and Serena Zum Brunnen will perform their play, “War Bonds” on May 17, at Weldon Auditorium. Once again, David and Serena will knock your socks off with an outstanding performance. War Bonds is a musical journey based on the songs and letters of World War II. The production is a warm reminiscence and harrowing reminder of when the world seemed upside down.

“Through the songs and letters of the time, War Bonds makes an honorable tribute to all those who served our country both home and abroad,” said Sandy Tucker, Weldon director.

David Zumbrunnen served as general manager for Hedgerow Theatre, the Philadelphia Area Repertory Theatre and the PlayMaker Repertory Theatre. He has also received two INDIE awards for enhancing the cultural life in the Triangle Area of North Carolina.

Serena began working in professional theater at the age of six. After working as a producer and actress with several theater companies on the East Coast, she co-founded EbzB Productions, a theater production company.
According to David, EbzB Production’s mission is “to develop theatrical works that promote integrity, self-discovery and positive transformation of individuals, artists, audiences and communities.”

The War Bonds’ curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. There will be a reception to meet the Zum Brunnens after the play. Regular ticket prices range from $20-$25 for adults and $15-$20 for seniors/military, based on seating arrangements. Student tickets (ages 11-18) are $10 and children (10 and under) get in free with a paying adult (one child per adult).

For more information, call Weldon Auditorium at 433-SHOW (7469), stop by 7 Maple St., in Manning or email weldonauditorium@clarendoncountygov.org.