Performing Arts Series Announces Season Schedule
14, 2004) David Yandle, program director for the Clover School
District Auditorium Performing Arts Series, has invited his Steele
Creek Neighbors to travel down Highways 49 and 55 to Clover, South Carolina and
enjoy performances scheduled for the third season of the series.
This season will be a gem in the charming town of Clover. From
vaudeville performers to solo pianist George Winston, the series,
featuring nine events, is sure to tickle the funny bone and the
The season begins September 9,
2004 with a performance by singer, songwriter and comedienne,
Christine Lavin. Described by a reviewer as “the singing Mark Twain
of the 21st Century”, this concert is filled with great songs,
adroit comedy and on stage surprises.
The season includes a visual art
exhibit along with performances by The Tarradiddle Players,
Illusionists Kevin and Cindy Spencer, solo pianist George Winston,
Vaudeville performers the Fettucinni Brothers, Hardin Minor and
friends, a capella vocal group Ball In The House, the United States
Navy Band and Sea Chanters Chorus, and a musical theatre production
based on the love story that began country music- Keep On The Sunny
Side-The Songs & Story of the Carter Family.
Season tickets are just $40.00 per
person and include all nine events plus a special subscribers only
reception featuring delicious desserts and fruits prior to the
Christine Lavin concert on September 9.
Support for the series has been
made possible in part by a $4500 grant from the Southern Arts
Federation and a $2000 grant from the South Carolina Arts
Commission. These grants help defray the cost of artists’ fees and
provide Arts In Education opportunities involving the artists and
Contact program director David
Yandle at Clover School District Auditorium at 803-222-8018 to
become a series subscriber.
The auditorium is located at 1625
Highway 55 East in Clover, South Carolina just minutes away from the
Buster Boyd bridge at
Here’s a brief look at the 2004-2005 season schedule:
SEPTEMBER 9, 8:00PM ALL SEATS $10.00
Singer, Songwriter and Comedienne
Christine Lavin has been described as the singing Mark Twain of the
twenty-first century. A one of a kind concert of great song, adroit
comedy and onstage surprises, her songs are the sound track of
American life. From pre-show knitting circles to twirling
batons Christine Lavin is an original whose interaction with
audiences is rarely matched by any performer.
IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
OCTOBER 5, 7:00PM ADULTS $5.00 Children 12 and under free
What happens if you give a mouse a
cookie? According to author
Laura Joffe Numeroff’s best selling book of the same title, he will
probably ask for a glass of milk. Adapted for the stage by J.D.
Jordan and presented by The Tarradiddle Players, this favorite
children’s book comes to life with a combination of visual jokes,
imaginative props and clever scenarios.
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie will delight your whole family.
THE SPENCERS: THEATRE OF ILLUSION
OCTOBER 21, 7:30PM ALL SEATS $15.00
Audiences cross over a threshold
of disbelief and are captivated only minutes after the Spencers take
the stage. Theirs is a place where artistry and theatre converge;
where intellect and amazement collide; and where impossibility and
inspiration are inseparable. Theatre of Illusion is much more than a
magic show. The Spencers have propelled the age-old art of magic
into the 21st century.
CSDA VISUAL ART EXHIBIT
DECEMBER 12, 3:00PM
Enjoy live music and light
refreshments in a gallery setting as you view displays from local
artists. From ceramics and pottery to watercolors and acrylics,
you’ll find a variety of art styles from some of the most talented
artists in our area.
Presented in conjunction with the Clover Woman’s Club Tour of Homes,
admission to exhibit is free. Tickets for the Tour of Homes are
available for purchase at the auditorium.
GEORGE WINSTON – SOLO PIANO
DECEMBER 14, 8:00PM ALL SEATS $15.00
Inspired by instrumental Pop and
Rhythm and Blues, George Winston began playing organ in 1967. In
1971, after hearing recordings of legendary stride pianists Thomas
“Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson, he soon switched to the
acoustic piano. At that time he began working on his own styles of
instrumental music on solo piano, putting together songs of his own
and arranging other pieces. The Winston discography includes his
first solo piano album from 1972 entitled Ballads and Blues-1972
along with the holiday favorite, December. Autumn, Winter Into
Spring, Summer, Forest, Plains and his latest release Night Divides
The Day-The Music of The Doors round out the list.
BALL IN THE HOUSE
JANUARY 20, 8:00PM ALL SEATS $10.00
Ball In The House is a tour de
force of vocal sound that must be heard and seen to be believed.
Founder Jon J put his own singing on hold to learn a complex series
of vocal percussive beatbox sounds that transforms him into a “human
drum machine” that continues to dumbfound audiences today. This a
capella group reached the number 8 spot on Billboard Magazine’s Heat
seekers Chart and can currently be heard on the national radio and
television commercial for Kraft Foods’ Cool Whip!
A VAUDEVILLE EXTRAVAGANZA
FEBRUARY 1, 7:00PM $3.00 INDIVIDUAL OR $8.00 FOR FAMILIES OF 3 OR
Before the invention of radio,
movies and television, most theatres around the country presented
vaudeville shows. Vaudevillians were skilled in comedy, juggling,
magic, clowning, singing, acrobatics, mime, music and dancing.
The Fettucini Brothers, Alfredo and Aldente blend physical and
verbal comedy amidst a backdrop of unicycles, juggling clubs,
flaming torches, razor sharp machetes and rapid-fire comedy
improvisation. Hardin Minor interweaves juggling, illusion, dance,
mime and the full force of his own imagination and energy into a
visually unique performance. Add the talents of a few of their
friends and this comedy cavalcade is sure to tickle your funny bone.
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND AND SEA CHANTERS CHORUS
FEBRUARY 12, 7:30PM ADMISSION IS FREE. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED
The United States Navy Band is the
Navy’s premier musical representative in Washington, DC.
Officially formed on March 4, 1925, by an Act of Congress, the band
presents public concerts in the Washington metropolitan area, and
tours annually throughout the country. The Sea Chanter’s Chorus
performs a variety of music ranging from traditional sea chanteys to
Broadway musicals. The Navy Band occupies a position of national
prominence as both a service tradition and a distinguished musical
KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE
MARCH 8, 2005 ALL SEATS $ 15.00
Keep on the Sunny Side is the
story about a gaunt, shy gospel trio comprised of Alvin P. Carter,
his wife Sara and their sister Maybelle Carter who became the most
influential group in country music history. Family patriarch AP
Carter was a poet and musician ahead of his time. By bringing
country and folk music out of the Appalachian Mountains while
changing the emphasis from hillbilly instruments to vocals and
creating the “Carter-picking” style of playing guitar , the Family
formed a new type of music called “bluegrass”. Over two-dozen songs
are featured in Keep On The Sunny Side including Worried Man Blues,
Wabash Cannonball, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Wildwood Flower and
the signature song, Keep On The Sunny Side. This performance is part
of a tour by players of the Barter Theatre of Abingdon, Virginia.
Clover School District Auditorium
Performing Arts Series
1625 Highway 55 East Clover, SC 29710
David Yandle, Program Director
Rick Hamrick, Technical Director
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