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Compliment: '69 Seasons

Thank YOU for a great production of '69 SEASONS here at the Turnage Theatre this past Saturday.  I think you have a great show on your hands that will be a vital part of EbzB's roster for a long time to come.

As the audience left the theatre, I heard lots of praise for the show.  But what I really noticed were the visceral reactions - people who felt personally invested in that turbulent time and how your production brought a lot of those emotions back to the surface.  I already told you about the one gentleman who left a few minutes early saying "That was a little too close to home. "  I didn't really take that as a criticism though.  It seemed to me that the show had struck a nerve, and depending on where you were in your life in 1969, the reactions will span accordingly.  This person may have been a Vietnam Veteran, or had a relative who was in Vietnam.

I loved the show.  It was heavy, without being heavy-handed.  But it also had its lighter moments which were…

Compliment: Arts In Education at Virginia Cross Elementary

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Chatham County Arts Council:  The performance at Virginia Cross Elementary School on Friday was powerful and so well done. Good work! @ebzb

Lesley Landis: The performance was so powerful. I'm very grateful to you all. Feeling deep gratitude for all that you all do for the arts, and the future, of Chatham County. 


Cheryl Chamblee: About to see "Checkpoint : You and Me," original theatre piece by Virginia Cross Elem.Hooray, @ebzb + @chathamarts !






Allison Buckner, Principal VCE: Wow!  That is all I can say.  The performance was outstanding!  I am so glad that you all made this possible for our students.  This was a rare and precious opportunity for them.  I know it will always be something that they will remember.

Arts In Education: Students Explore Immigration During Show Week at Virginia Cross Elementary in Siler City, NC

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Students Explore Immigration During Show Week at Virginia Cross Elementary in Siler City, NC






It’s Monday morning and Director Serena Ebhardt is deftly organizing her 30+ cast members for an important session—blocking the show these students will perform in four short days. But first she has to explain what blocking is—arranging the location and movement for each of the actors on stage, both on the floor and in relation to each other. During the rehearsal, students are also introduced to other theatre terms—places, stage right, stage left, projecting. Three quick run-throughs (remembering to hold that spot for the student who is absent today), working out variations on the grid concept designed to move the actors through the story, and time is up for today. 

Checkpoint: Hope for Me and You is the original production crafted from the interviews VCE students conducted, transcribed, and edited with local community members.  Friday afternoon’s performance for the student body will be the …

’69 Seasons” Tours the Turnage On Saturday

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’69 Seasons” tours the Turnage on SaturdayPublished 6:03pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
From Arts of the Pamlico
Arts of the Pamlico, in association with EbzB Productions, will present the musical theatre production “’69 Seasons” this Saturday at the Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington. Curtain time is 8 p.m.
According to AOP executive director Joey Toler, the production can best be characterized as a “jukebox” musical, because it employs music from the era instead of original tunes.
“For those who lived through the late ’60s, particularly 1969, the show will be nostalgic. For those who didn’t, it will be a history lesson worth learning,” Toler said. A partial song list from the show includes such titles as “Dizzy,” “Proud Mary,” “Spinning Wheel,” “Major Tom,” “2525,” “Both Sides Now,” “Give Peace A Chance” and many more. The production contains close to 20 different musical numbers.
Beginning with Nixon’s inauguration, the show takes you through a turbulent year filled with war, protes…