Showing posts from November, 2012

Night Before Christmas Carol


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


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

Dress Rehearsal

The Parchman Hour - December 1st, 2012.

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.

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


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.


Mike Deas
Augusta Amusements

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!

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

Compliment - War Bonds, Brunswick, GA

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 Heath, Executive Director
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association
Brunswick, GA

Night Before Christmas Carol - Missouri

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
Expires: 12/19/2012 9:00 PM

Compliment: War Bonds, Averitt Center, Statesboro, GA

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


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

(912) 212 - ARTS
33 E. Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458
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 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

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
More Info:
“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…