MADISONVILLE, KY – The Madisonville Community College Glema Mahr Center for the Arts announces its 2012-13 Season: “Wild for the Arts!” The season theme refers to the fact that the Center will be presenting Jungle Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild LIVE!, as well as one of the wilder musicals to hit Broadway in several years, “Monty Python’s Spamalot”, and pop icon Michael Bolton who demonstrated his “wild side” in a popular Saturday Night Live video.
 
CENTER STAGE SERIES:
•September 13, 2012 at 7:30pm – An Evening of up and coming country with The Farm with special guests, Mudd River Union. With their debut single “Home Sweet Home” climbing the charts, The Farm is generating a buzz in the music industry. Interlocking voices have been an important thread in country’s history, from the Sons of the Pioneers through Alabama, Restless Heart and Lady Antebellum. The Farm– Nick Hoffman, Damien Horne and Krista Marie – puts its own distinct spin on the sound, a tightly woven mesh that relies on the synthesis of three musicians who found their way to Nashville from different parts of the U.S. with different sets of musical influences. Popular Muhlenberg County band Mudd River Union will kick off the evening with their brand of country loving and rock star drumming! – Tickets: $20/15 – Sponsored by US Bank. Additional support provide by the Muhlenberg County Endowment for Excellence.
 
•Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:30pm – An Evening with Michael Bolton
 
Best known for his Grammy-winning hits, “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”, Michael Bolton is still in the public eye having recently become a viral video sensation for appearing in the SNL debut of The Lonely Island’s Emmy nominated “Jack Sparrow” video, already racking up over 80 million YouTube views. Join the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts for an evening of hits and Holiday standards. – Tickets: $55/$50. – Sponsored by Trover Health System. Additional support from the enduring legacy of Mrs. Glema Mahr.
 
•Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:30pm – The Glema is going retro with Orchestra Kentucky – “Blood, Sweat, Tears, Earth, Wind, Fire . . . and A Little Chicago!” Orchestra Kentucky, Gavin Hope, Jean Meilleur and Jeans ‘n Classics take a trip to the land of the horn bands. Featured are the hits of Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and Earth, Wind and Fire. – Tickets: $30/$25. – Sponsored by 5/3 Bank. Additional support from the Juanita Badgett Performing Arts Endowment.
 
•Thursday, March 7, 2013 7:30pm – Monty Python’s “Spamalot”
 
Broadway comes to Madisonville! Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. Parental Advisory-This performance contains some strong language and adult situations. – Tickets: $38/$33.- Sponsored by Old National Bank.
 
•Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:30pm – The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents “Swan Lake”
 
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet, but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world.- Tickets: $25/$20, Children 12 & under: half-price. – Sponsored by Anne P. Baker Family Endowment for Sustained Excellence in the Arts.
 
•Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:30pm – An Evening with Gary Puckett & the Union Gap with special guest, Lynn Trefzger
 
One of the most successful musical groups of the sixties, Gary’s powerful and unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive Gold Records and Top 10 Billboard hits! Signature hits include: “Young Girl”, “Woman, Woman”, “Lady Willpower”, “This Girl Is a Woman Now”, “Don’t Give In To Him”, “Keep The Customer Satisfied”, “Home”, & “Over You”. Gary’s special guest, Lynn Trefzger, is a ventriloquist/comedienne with a trunk full of zany characters that have accompanied her to stages throughout the country. – Tickets: $25/$20. – Sponsored by Hudson Toyota.

FAMILY SPECIALS
•Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:00pm – Jack Hanna: Into the Wild LIVE!
 
Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jungle Jack Hanna took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating two of his own nationally syndicated television programs Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and most recently Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. Into the Wild is unscripted and action-packed as Jack and his family explore the corners of the globe and discover amazing animals and cultures. In its first season, Into the Wild won an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Series. Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Audiences give Jack rave reviews – everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult is entertained and inspired. – Tickets: $25/$20, Children 12 & under half-price. – Locally sponsored by Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission. Presented by Nationwide Insurance.
 
•Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm – A Community Christmas: MCC Singers, Glema Center Youth Chorale, HCCHS and MNHHS Choirs. Join us for this annual tradition as local choral groups team up with community-based instrumental ensembles to ring in the Season. – Tickets: $12/$9 Children 12 & under half-price. – Sponsored by Partners in Progress Endowment for the Arts with Special Thanks to the Estate of Martha Gooch Waddill for her support of the MCC Singers.
 
•Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm The Berenstain Bears in “Family Matters!”
The Berenstain Bears Live! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling musical theatre experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. – Tickets: $12/$9, Children 12 & under half-price. Sponsored by US Bank.
 
GLEMA MAHR CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
(Tickets for each performance: $18 general admission)
 
•Friday, October 5, 2012 7:30pm – Paul Galbraith – guitar
 
Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith has been working since the 1980s towards expanding the technical limits of his instrument, besides augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire. These efforts have already resulted in a series of critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bach, Haydn and Brahms, along with his own arrangements of folk tunes from various countries, all of which demonstrate the originality of his musical personality. By exchanging the traditional guitar for the eight-string Brahms Guitar, which he helped to develop, Galbraith found the ideal instrument with which to interpret the challenging Classical transcriptions from his highly personal repertoire.
 
•Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm – Poulenc Trio – bassoon/oboe/piano
 
The Poulenc Trio is the most active touring piano-wind chamber music ensemble in the world. Since its founding in 2003, the Trio has performed in more than 40 U.S. states and at music festivals around the world. The Poulenc Trio has a strong commitment to commissioning, performing and recording new works from living composers, with 20 new works written for and premiered by the group.
 
•Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm – Allen Vizzutti – trumpet, with Laura Vizzutti – piano
 
Allen Vizzutti has visited over 60 countries and every state in the union to perform with a rainbow of artists and ensembles as both a classical and jazz artist. Allen’s soaring trumpet sound can be heard on over 150 movie and game soundtracks including ‘Star Trek’, ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Halo, ’ and ‘Medal of Honor’. Allen’s love of expression through composition has led to premier performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic of London, the Nuremberg Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Summit Brass, the US Navy and Air Force Bands. He is a strong proponent of music education and his “Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method” has become a standard treatise used worldwide.
 
•Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:30pm – Euclid Quartet
 
Praised by the Denver Post for their “electric” playing, the Euclid Quartet is a dynamic ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color. At appearances ranging from Carnegie Hall to school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts, the quartet has performed to high acclaim across the country. “An elegant mix of passion, ferocity and feathery delicacy” – Stephen Brookes, Washington Post.
 
COFFEEHOUSE SERIES
•Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm – Panorama Jazz Band – New Orleans Jazz
 
Panorama Jazz Band is a fabulous party band from the Big Easy, whose repertoire draws on the most exciting music from around the world: the Caribbean rhythms of Martinique in the French West Indies; the exotic Klezmer and Balkan melodies of Eastern Europe, and the non-stop syncopation of New Orleans second-line. By turns a funky jazz band, a dance band, and a swing orchestra, Panorama Jazz Band is a seven-piece acoustic group featuring the instruments that have been used to get crowds dancing for centuries--clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone, accordion, tenor banjo, drums and tuba. – Tickets: $18. – Sponsored by Rocket Oil.
 
•The Makings of a Master: Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships – traditional – Both nights $18 ($9 each concert)
– Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:30pm – Carla Gover and Maiden Radio
– Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:30pm – KY Wild Horse, Mitch Barrett, and Rossi Clark
Some of Kentucky’s finest musicians, weaned on traditional music, will grace our stage over a two-night period. Support provided by Kentucky Folklife through partnership with the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts Locally sponsored by Old National.
 
•Thursday, February 7, 2013 7:30pm $18 – Darryl Van Leer in Rubycat Lawson’s Roadhouse Lounge, This stunning, foot-stomping musical tale of redemption follows the story of Matthew Porter, proprietor of the once famous Blues and Rock and Roll juke joint. Madisonville native Darryl Van Leer, brings this one-man feel good production to stage with 21 on stage costume changes and a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on! Sponsored by Bruce and Company with additional support provided by the F.O. & Ernestine Baker Diversity Endowment.
 
•Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:30pm $18 – The DePue Brothers Band – instrumental, The DePue Brothers Band merge brilliant technical prowess with a highly creative joy creating a new sound, merging genres such as Classical, Bluegrass, Americana and Folk. Sponsored by Frymire, Evans, Peyton, Teague, and & Cartwright.
 
COMMUNITY THEATRE
•February 14, 15, & 16, 2013 at 6:30pm – The Foreigner by Larry Shue – Dinner Theatre
 
A pathologically shy Englishman is deposited in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and pretends he doesn’t speak or understand a word of English. With a colorful cast off offbeat characters we get to see what people say when they think no one “hears” – resulting in the nonstop hilarity of the play and setting up the wildly funny climax.
– Tickets: $20 (Reserved seating/buffet meal).
– Auditions: Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 2:00pm & Monday, November 19, 2012 at 6:30pm
– Directed by Fred Eiras. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc. Sponsored by Don & Mary Susan Fishman with additional support provided by Barry and Gail Eveland, Ralph and Sue Mitchell, Allen and Pam Rudd, Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Hamman, Dick and Phyllis Frymire, and Dr. Judith L. Rhoads
 
•July 19 & 20, 2013 at 7:00pm and July 21, 2013 @ 2:00pm – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, ‘The Small House of Uncle Thomas,’ is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.
– Tickets: $15. Children 12 & under: half-price.
– Produced by special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein Library, Inc. Sponsored by J.B and Kiel Moore Community Programs Endowment and the Estate of Brown Badgett Sr. PROUD PARTNERSHIPS made possible by FIRST UNITED BANK.
 
HOPKINS COUNTY SCHOOLS & THE GLEMA CENTER

•November 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm and November 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm – Annie! presented by Hopkins County Central High School Music Dept.

A must for a family audience, “Annie” has proven a sure-fire crowd-pleaser, as its record-breaking Broadway run, star-studded motion picture version, and countless productions around the globe each year attest. With its upbeat ending, a bright tuneful score which has become a part of the nation’s musical heritage, a cast of characters which includes many scene-stealing roles for children and a classic villainess audiences love to hate, it’s no wonder this heartwarming show has become an international sensation.
– Tickets: $10 (All students: half-price)
– Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International
 
•April 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm – Annie, Get Your Gun!

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported, Stone’s revisions are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream.’ Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless ‘Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better’ love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler.
 – Tickets: $10 (All students: half-price)
– Produced by special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein Library, Inc. Presented by Madisonville North Hopkins High School Music Dept.
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
Back to School Bash – August 18, 2012 4:00pm – 10:00pm – Local Bands
Free Admission (Bring your lawn chairs) Sponsored by the Miner Family Arts Endowment
 
Tickets go on sale to past package buyers July 5th. You will want to reserve your preferred seating quickly, because seating will be released after July 20. Single ticket sales will begin July 23. The Everything Ticket is only $300 for 21 performances.
 
Remember, the Season kicks off with the “Back to School Bash” a free outdoor festival held in front of the Glema Center on Saturday, August 18 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This concert will feature top local bands.

ANNE P. BAKER GALLERY

•July 5 – September 1, 2012
Glema Center Juried Art Exhibit & Glema Center Reception & Awards
Saturday, July 14, 2012 6:00PM

•September 13 – October 26, 2012
Carryin’ on the Tradition VII Exhibit Reception
Sunday, September 16, 2012 2:00PM

•November 1 – December 15, 2012
The Making of a Master

•January 3 – 25, 2013
K-12 Exhibit Reception & Awards
Thursday, January 3, 2013 5:30PM

•February 1 – 28, 2013
Murray State Faculty Art Exhibit Reception
Friday, February 1, 2013 6:00 PM

•March 7 – May 3, 2013
The Art of Charles Jolly

•May 17 – July 21, 2013
Japanese Kimonos
The Claude Holeman Collection
(courtesy of the Dawson Springs Art Museum)

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts is located on the campus of the Madisonville Community College 2000 College Drive Madisonville, KY.

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