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HCLT, Prizery join forces for Christmas Carol

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Halifax County Little Theatre and The Prizery will join forces this fall to bring back a wonderful holiday tradition to the local stage: Alan Menken’s musical version of  Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Performances will run from Nov. 27 - Dec. 13. Auditions will be held Monday Aug. 17 and Monday Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Chastain Theatre at The Prizery. Director Chris Jones is looking for actors and singers of all ages to fill this large cast of characters. Limited roles are available for children age 8 and older, including Tiny Tim, angels, and ensemble parts, and many roles are available for older children, teens and adults.  Those auditioning are asked to be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of their choice. Rehearsals begin Aug. 31.

Harold and the Purple Crayon comes to life on Prizery stage

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The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon comes to The Prizery in Downtown South Boston on Monday at 7 p.m. (note earlier show time). The play is co-sponsored by Fry Jordan and Wilson Insurance, Sheri & Jeff Fox with daughter Maggie, and Halifax County Little Theatre. The Prizery receives support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for seniors or college students and $15 for youth. For tickets, call (434) 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com.

‘Freshmen’ rocker comes to Prizery

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The Verve Pipe frontman, guitarist (and songwriter of the hit “The Freshmen”) Brian Vander Ark, top, brings thoughtful, catchy alternative rock to The Prizery on Friday night, Jan. 22. David Martin, above, of Halifax County opens. Underwriters are Glerin Business Resources and the Law Office of Tracy L. Quackenbush; co-sponsors are Cyndi Overby and Isabella Martin. For tickets, call 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com.
Frontman for The Verve Pipe and author of their calling-card chart-topper, “The Freshmen,” Brian Vander Ark brings alternative rock to The Prizery on Jan. 22.

Winter pottery classes set at Prizery for adults, kids

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Elyse Ward will teach another round of pottery classes for children and adults at The Prizery arts center running February through March. Due to the limited number of pottery wheels, enrollment is limited to six in each of two classes. To register, call 572-8339.
The Prizery arts center, in South Boston, starts a new round of pottery classes for children and adults running February through March with instructor Elyse Ward.

Carlbrook students stage ‘Our Town’

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Getting Down To Business — Carlbrook School students Lilly Hawes, left, and Lauren McLeod practice for their upcoming production of Our Town.  The one-time only showing, with all proceeds going to The Prizery, will be Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3 PM in the venues Chastain Theatre.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Prizery’s website at http://www.prizery.com or contact the box office at 572 – 8339. 
 
Resolutions are on the tip of everyone’s tongue during the first few weeks of any New Year. They are often as unique as the individuals who resolve to follow through on them, but this year let us all commit to one goal — living life for each moment. This objective — to truly live life — is a central theme in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, a famous American play being performed by several Carlbrook School student’s this weekend on The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre stage. The one show only production will take place on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. with all ticket sale proceeds going to benefit The Prizery.

Totally 80s NYE party on tap

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The South Boston-Halifax Junior Woman's Club wants you to welcome in 2010 by taking yourself back to the 1980s! Tickets are now on sale for the Totally 80s New Year's Eve Party at the Prizery or online at http://www.sobojwc.com. Seated - Sara McBride and Audra Webb. Standing - Deitra Hart, Kelly Ballance, and Carrie Pate.

Sandi Patty plays to sold out Prizery

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Christian artist Sandi Patty presented her Christmas show Tuesday night at The Prizery. Patty played to a sold out show and was accompanied by a choir made up of local singers. (David Conner II photo)

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P-B makes donation to Prizery

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Carol Foster, An Affair of the Arts Chairperson (front, right) and Frances Harrell, Art Procurement Chairperson (second from left) present Chris Jones, Executive Director of The Prizery, a check for $17,000. All funds raised at the biennial art show were given to The Prizery to assist with its operational expenses. This seventh art show, sponsored by Parsons-Bruce Art Association, opened on October 3 for a fortnight of cultural events. In addition to special activities, including an arts conference, special programs, student tours, floral interpretations, book discussion, pottery lecture and demonstration, $40,000 of artwork was sold. Parsons-Bruce Board members are (from left) Pat Burgess, Barbara Speece, Peggy Crews, Sylvia Bohanon and Wendy Fuller. Not pictured are board members Meredith Bowman, Boo Evans, Nancy McCormick, Jayne Pennington and Edith Stutts.

Matt Herskowitz Trio plays The Prizery

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The Matt Herskowitz Trio played at The Prizery Saturday night. Herskowitz has played on Barry Manilow's Christmas album and most recently played at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. (David Conner II photo)

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Junior Woman’s Club plans Totally 80s New Year’s Eve party

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2010 is quickly approaching, but the South Boston-Halifax Junior Woman’s Club wants to take you back to the 80s! Dust off your acid washed jeans and tease your hair up for the Totally 80s New Year’s Eve Party to be held at the Prizery on Dec. 31, from 9 p.m.– 1 a.m.

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