Mary Bensel, Executive Director, and Julia May, Director of Marketing discuss upcoming Summer events. Featuring special guest Kelli Bragdon, Director of Education talking about School Time performances!
Congratulations to Samuel Echevarria, Jr, who won our High School contest and received a pair of tickets to the sold-out performance of Million Dollar Quartet at the Van Wezel on April, 8th. The contest asked – “Which star (including current celebrities) do you think would make a great addition to the Million Dollar Quartet collaboration?” Continue reading “Million Dollar” contest winner
The Van Wezel has been lovingly called the Purple Cow for many years; even stars refer to it as such. “When vacationing here as a child I never thought that I would play on the stage of the Purple Cow.”-said, Amy Grant- the last time that she was here with husband, Vince Gill.
Put yourself in the producers chair. Imagine if you could add your favorite music stars to the amazing Million Dollar Quartet colloboration. TELL US WHICH MUSIC STARS YOU WOULD ADD AND WHY?
Submit your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org & put “Milion Dollar Contest Entry” in the subject line. All entries must be submitted by March 21, 2014. The winner will be announced before March 28, 2014. Good Luck!
Mary Bensel, Executive Director, and Julia Mays, Director of Marketing talk about the upcoming shows in March. Along with special guest Melodie Dickerson, Music Dep. Chair of the State College of Florida.
Man of La Mancha, the Broadway musical was written by Dale Wasserman, it is based on the 16th century novel Don Quixote written by Miguel de Cervantes. Previous to Man of La Mancha being written and performed, Don Quixote had been attempted at the theatre a number of times including; ballet, motion picture, play and opera, neither of them pertaining to the story that Wasserman discovered. Continue reading The True Story Behind Man of La Mancha
Executive Director, Mary Bensel, and Marketing Director, Julia Mays talk about the upcomming shows. Special guest, Linda Gould of the Patterson Foundation joins us to talk about Military Access, the Legacy of Valor Campaign, and Patriot Plaza. Continue reading At the Van Wezel — February 2014 Edition
From “I Got the Blues,” published in 1908 (the first published song to use the word blues), to the “Blues Brothers;” from W.C. Handy, to George Gershwin; from Clarksville, Mississippi, to New York City; from the “turn of the century,” to contemporary Rock and Soul Music, “Blues” has been at the core of the social, artistic and economic development of American Music. The origins of the Blues are closely related to the religious music of the Afro-American community…the “spirituals.” This musical form dates back to the 1800’s and while in its many incarnations it still retains the core of its centuries old roots.