Drama students at Weatherford College are putting the finishing touches on Hansel and Gretel by Moses Goldberg, their touring production which they will take to multiple grade schools around the area.
Before the tour begins, the cast will take the production to the stage in the Alkek Fine Arts Center. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Doors open a half-hour prior to show time, and admission is free.
The publisher of this version of the fairy-tale classic describes the play as “filled with imagination, psychological insights, and, above all, theatricality.”
The much anticipated Weatherford College choir concert, selections from Handel’s Messiah, is scheduled Monday, Dec. 1, in the Alkek Fine Arts Center.
“The college choir along with talented and enthusiastic singers from the community form the choir which will perform some of Messiah’s most notoriously challenging songs along with season’s favorites including ‘For Unto Us a Child is Born’ and ‘Hallelujah,’” said choir director Rob Laney.
The Messiah concert at WC began as a way to bring a piece of Dallas culture and arts to Parker County, Laney explained.
Jazz finds itself between “rock” and “hard bop” in the fall concert by the Weatherford College Jazz Band Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alkek Fine Arts Center.
The program will include jazz compositions representing jazz rock and hard bop, as well as the more traditional jazz swing style. While jazz rock enjoyed a relatively short period of popularity from the late 1960s through the mid-70s, hard bop proved more durable in its sustainability.
Jazz rock came into its own with the success of recordings by bands such as Blood, Sweat & Tears, whose 1969 hit "Spinning Wheel" will be performed by the WC Jazz Band.
The Weatherford College choir will perform its fall concert, Love Songs: Human and Holy, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Choir director Rob Laney said the concert is the choir’s most ambitious yet.
“It is full of poetic language, sweeping emotion and transcending entertainment,” Laney said. “The main work in the concert is a setting by contemporary composer John Corigliano of the Dylan Thomas poem Fern Hill which frames the biblical creation story in a warm agrarian setting. With some creative staging by the choir, this piece is not to be missed.”
The concert also showcases tunes from Sweden, Czechoslovakia and Norway and is rounded out with songs by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Lennon/McCartney.
The public is invited to view great works of art and meet the artists at a Student Art Reception scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in Texas Hall of the Alkek Fine Arts Center at Weatherford College.
“They are looking forward to having the opportunity to exhibit their talents and skills,” said Art Program Director Myrlan Coleman. “This is one of the best groups of students we have had. I look for great things for their futures.”
Works will feature a variety of media including ebony, charcoal, scratchboard, acrylic, oil, watercolor, colored pencil and mixed media. Artwork will be offered for exhibition and for sale.
Weatherford College art students come from a variety of backgrounds, ages, cultures and hometowns. This results in a wide range of subject matter and techniques.
Break out the Halloween costumes because it’s time to trick-or-treat at the 15th annual Safe Halloween hosted by the Weatherford College Police Dept. Festivities will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Couts parking lot on College Park Drive.
About 30 booths will be set up with candy, games and all kinds of family-friendly, spooky fun.
But before the festivities open to the entire community, families are invited to bring their special needs children from 5-6 p.m. for a more relaxing atmosphere.
Later in the evening, keep an eye on the stage for a costume contest hosted by the Weatherford Public Library.
The 21st annual Coyote Chase Race will take place Saturday, Nov. 22 at Weatherford College. The 5K and 1-mile runs begin at 9 a.m.
Preregistration cost for children 12 and under is $15 or $20 on race day. Ages 13 and older can preregister for $20 or $25 on race day.
School-age children are also encouraged to sign up for the school challenge. The school with the most runners entered will receive a trophy, recognition in the local media and bragging rights for a whole year.
Every runner will receive a T-shirt and a drawstring goody bag. Plus, the top three runners in each age category will receive a medal. All kids age 12 and under will receive participation ribbons.
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:00pm
Fall is a great time to play golf in Texas, so local golfers are looking forward to the beautiful weather and scenery at the 14th annual Weatherford College Foundation Golf Tournament scheduled Thursday, Oct. 16 at Canyon West.
Known for great raffle items and door prizes, the tournament features a relatively inexpensive fee of $85 per player or $325 per foursome. Each golfer will receive lunch from Chicken Express, a grilled hamburger dinner from the WC Police Dept., a WC golf hat, a WC drawstring bag and other goodies.
Golfers will have the unique opportunity to double their donation as every dollar raised at the tournament will be matched by the U.S. Department of Education Title III matching gift program. The five-year, Title III endowment program has brought in more than $500,000 to support WC scholarships and other educational support over the past four years.
The tournament will feature trophies for the top three teams in the scramble, with multiple awards for “longest drive” and “closest-to-the-pin.”
Registration and lunch begins at noon followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Golfers may sign up and pay online at www.wc.edu/about/golf-tournament. For more information, contact Brent Baker at 817-598-6275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weatherford College will host Hyeyoung Song and Amy Gustafson for a Duo Azul piano concert Friday, Sept. 26. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Alkek Fine Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Song is an adjunct music instructor at Weatherford College.
The two pianists founded their duo in 2009 out of a deep friendship and a mutual love for the four-hands and two piano repertoires. Their 2014-15 season centers around American and Spanish music and influences, but also includes some French and Russian composers. Visit http://www.duoazul.com/ for more information.
Repeats every day until Sat Feb 22 2014 . Thu, 02/20/2014 - 7:00pm
Fri, 02/21/2014 - 7:00pm
Sat, 02/22/2014 - 7:00pm
The Weatherford College Fine Arts Dept. presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Feb. 20-22. Show times are 7:30 each evening. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Alkek Fine Arts Center.
Performances are free to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of food for the Center of Hope or pet food for the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was written by Laura Eason and adapted from the novel by Mark Twain.
Join Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher in the greatest summer adventure ever told in this imaginative, highly theatrical adaptation of Mark Twain’s incomparable classic. Featuring the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers that linger after an adventure gone very wrong and the unbridled joy of discovering real buried treasure, this story is for anyone who has ever been a kid and celebrates all that is grand and glorious about childhood.
The WC cast includes Kylar Dobbs as Tom Sawyer, Delace McMahan as Becky Thatcher, Seth O’Bannon as Huckleberry Finn and others, Joshua Davis as Injun Joe and others, Stephen Sullivan as Joe Harper and others, Arik Yates as Sid Sawyer and others, Salone Sasser as Aunt Polly and others and Cole Lucas as Muff Potter and others. Kelsie Bruce is the stage manager.
The cast and crew of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer will attend the Texas College Theatre festival at Blinn College in Brenham Feb. 25, 26, 27, 28 and March 1, where15 colleges will perform.