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Theatre, Broadway, Bluegrass and Classical Music for Kids-This week during Appalachian Summer

July 17, 2012. Appalachian State University’s annual summer arts attraction, An Appalachian Summer Festival, continues this week with an exciting schedule that includes theatre, Broadway, bluegrass and classical music for the whole family! Mix in some interesting and entertaining lectures, workshops and tours at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and your whole week is planned! See below for more information.

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)

By Donald Margulies Thursday, July 19

8 p.m.

Valborg Theatre Ticket Prices: General Admission: $10

Join the adventurous Louis de Rougement as he invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. SHIPWRECKED! An Entertainment examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://appsummer.org/schedule/id/399. A cooperative venture between Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance and An Appalachian Summer Festival.

Linda Eder Songbirds—A Tribute to the Ladies

Friday, July 20

8 p.m.

Farthing Auditorium

Ticket Prices: Adults: $25 Students: $15 Children 5 & Under: $10

Paying tribute to the most iconic women in American music history, Broadway and recording artist, Linda Eder, takes the stage to perform the music of Lena Horn, Eva Cassidy, Barbara Streisand, Judy Garland and more! Her leading role in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde catapulted her career and she has since recorded 13 albums and performs all over the world with artists such as Marvin Hamlisch and Michael Feinstein. For more information, videos and to purchase tickets to this event, visit http://appsummer.org/schedule/id/384. Sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant with performance sponsorships by Storie Street Grille.

The Travelin’ McCourys with Sierra Hull and Highway 111

Saturday, July 21

8 p.m.

Farthing Auditorium

Ticket Prices: Adults: $25 Students: $15 Children 5 & Under: $10

The sons of bluegrass legend, Del McCoury come together as The Travelin’ McCourys and play a unique blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music. Sharing the stage with the McCourys is 20 year-old Sierra Hull and her band Highway 111. After playing to a large and enthusiastic crowd at this year’s Merlefest, Sierra Hull returns to the High Country to play the music that her mentor, Alison Kraus, inspires her to perform. For more information, videos and to purchase tickets to this event, visit http://appsummer.org/schedule/id/386. Sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant with performance sponsorships by SkyBest Communications and The Mast Farm Inn.

The EMF Young Artists Orchestra with the Greensboro Ballet

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Sunday, July 22

4 p.m.

Farthing Auditorium

Ticket Prices: General Admission: $15, Children 5 & Under: FREE

Join the Eastern Music Festival’s Young Artist Orchestra as they take you and your family on an “instrument safari” that bring to life the individual pieces that make an orchestra during a performance of Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Then, watch as music comes to life with the help of members of the Greensboro Ballet as they dance the story of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice with the live orchestra behind them. For more information and tickets, visit http://appsummer.org/schedule/id/408. Sponsored by Northern Trust Company and Well-Spring.

Events at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Lunch and Learn- The Artists of Poland

Wednesday, July 18


Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall


Pack your lunch and bring it to the Turchin Center Lecture Hall to learn about the inspiration behind the Turchin Center’s current exhibition series, 21 Sztuka. For more information, visit http://tcva.org/calendar/events/724.

Inside Exhibitions- North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Award Exhibition

Saturday, July 21

2 p.m.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts


Join a member from the Turchin Center staff as they give a free guided tour through the NCAC Fellowship Award Exhibition that is currently on display through July 28. Ask questions and gain insight on the inter-workings of this exhibition. For more information, visit http://tcva.org/calendar/events/729.

Upcoming festival events include:

Film: The Well Digger’s Daughter July 23

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers July 25

The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble July 26

Fellow Traveler- A Staged Reading July 27

26th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk July 28

Family Classic Movie Night: Swiss Family Robinson July 28

For information on vacation packages, restaurant partners and additional festival information, visit www.appsummer.org.