Tracking code for Google Analytics only.

Fine Arts Center

Spring 2015 Performances

Appalachian Music:  Wayne Henderson & Helen White

Friday, February 27, 7 p.m.
(Snow date: Saturday, February 28)
Adults $10; Students free

National Heritage Award recipient Wayne Henderson is known for his finger-style Appalachian guitar playing, as well as his craftsmanship as a luthier. Wayne’s repertoire includes Appalachian fiddle tunes, Carter Family melodies and a few swing and rockabilly standards. He has won more awards at the Galax Fiddlers Convention than any other competitor in its 77-year history.  A singer, fiddler, guitarist and tunesmith, Helen White has toured extensively with Wayne. She is founder and former regional director of the Junior Appalachian Musicians program, which introduces Appalachian children to their musical heritage. This traditional Appalachian music performance features Wayne’s lightning fast “pinch picking” on guitar, with Helen’s backup guitar, fiddling, and singing. Wayne may even tell a tale or two!

Wayne and Helen’s 2010 BRCC performance sold out; reserve your tickets now!

Much Ado about Nothing

Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open and pre-show music starts at 7 p.m.)
Adults $10; Students free

While the villainous Don John devises a scheme to shatter the nuptials of Claudio and Hero, the young lovers conspire to trick Beatrice and Benedick into admitting their much-denied love. In this powerful comedy full of sparkling wit, Shakespeare gives us the joy of love won and the ache of love lost. He makes us laugh, breaks our hearts, and then magically puts them back together again, in this American Shakespeare Center on Tour production. PS - you’ll love the 1970s-inspired costumes!

She Stoops to Conquer

Thursday – Saturday, April 16-18, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 3 p.m.

To win the attention of a wealthy young man who is painfully shy with women of his own social standing, Kate Hardcastle pretends to be a servant, leading to much hilarity and mayhem.  Written by Oliver Goldsmith and first performed in 1773, She Stoops to Conquer is considered one of the great English comedies and remains popular with 21st Century audiences.  Randy Lilly directs this BRCC Student Production.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play

Thursday - Saturday, May 14-16, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 3 p.m.
Adults $10; Students free

Based on several disastrous theatrical experiences, Bad Play peels back a tattered curtain to examine the process of putting on a show that is less than good. A stuffy narrator (what bad play is complete without a stuffy narrator?) guides the audience through the whole sorry process. We go from the audition—where the director is more worried about roast beef than paying attention to the warm-up exercise, and the neurotic cast pretends to be bacon—to rehearsals—where a passive-aggressive stage manager gives everyone grief. There's also a special meeting of the Small Part Support Group and a production of Romeo and Juliet set in a Starbucks with costumes of potato sacks and bowler hats. Written by Werner Trieschmann, this BRCC Theatre Workshop for Youth production is directed by Justine Juart.