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Fine Arts Center

Fall 2014 Performances

The Steel Wheels Outdoor Concert

Friday, September 12, 7 p.m.
BRCC Campus Commons

The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original mountain music and commitment to roots and community. And now, they bring their unmistakable sound to BRCC for a free outdoor concert.  An amalgamation of hard work and easy rapport, The Steel Wheels is known for raw energy and chemistry on stage, where members often cluster around a single microphone to adorn Trent Wagler’s unmistakable tenor with bell-clear four-part harmonies inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage. Add to this Eric Brubaker’s lively and evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel’s grounded yet buoyant upright bass, and Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style, and it’s no surprise The Steel Wheels have enthralled the contemporary Americana scene. 

This event is partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Visit Appalachian Heritage Arts Series to see other grant-related activities.
Art Works.  National Endowment for the Arts

Virginia Hunger Symposium

Proceeds help support Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Empty Bowl Dinner

Thursday, October 23, 6 p.m. (Plecker Workforce Center)
$15 per person (includes ceramic bowl, soup and beverage)

The Last Five Years

Friday-Saturday, October 24-25, 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 3 p.m.
Tickets $10; Students free

Follow two young New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, in this ingenious and intimate musical by Jason Robert Brown. Actress Cathy tells her story backwards, while writer Jamie tells his story chronologically.  The two characters meet on stage only once - at their wedding in the middle of the show. Starring Dustin Roadcap and Liz Leone, this BRCC Fine Arts Center production is directed by Sandi Belcher. The Last Five Years is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). NOTE: Adult language.

Guy Davis

Friday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Tickets $10; Students free

A talented musician, composer, actor, director, and writer, Guy Davis is first and foremost a bluesman.  The son of the late actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Guy discovered the blues in college, and has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters, African-American stories, and his own original songs, stories, and performance pieces.  Immediately after the concert, Guy will talk informally with the audience - and answer questions. 

This engagement of Guy Davis is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.

Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22, 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 23, 3 p.m.            
Tickets $10; Students free

This adaptation of the classic Broadway musical tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion. The show features poor dairyman Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Its celebrated score, by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over, including “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Matthew Grandpré directs this BRCC Children’s Theatre Workshop production. Fiddler on the Roof Jr is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).