For the third consecutive year, the Tennessee Arts Commission has granted Lee University the opportunity to support guest performing artists such as the Bright Star Children’s Theatre. Lee is proud to host their performance of “The Lady of Bullyburg” on Sept. 20 and 21 in the Dixon Center.
Bright Star Children’s Theatre is a professional, national touring children’s theatre company, based in Asheville, N.C.
“The Lady of Bullyburg” is designed for Pre-K-5 to give young audiences the tools they need to effectively deal with bullying. The show has garnered national attention since its debut in 2004 and has been seen by thousands of audiences who have credited this anti-bullying fairy tale with changing the climate in their schools.
The performances begin Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 21, at 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Lee will also host Bright Star’s public performance of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. This show is appropriate for grades two through six.
Bright Star assures the “audience will especially love watching several volunteers being pulled up to become members of the Sleepy Hollow town choir.”
Celebrating its ninth season, the tour will make an invitational performance at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. following their show at Lee.
Lee’s opportunity to host such performers as Bright Star is due, in part, to the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC), funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.
Created in 1967, The TAC stimulates and encourages the presentation of performing, visual and literary arts throughout the state and encourages public interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee. The Commission has encouraged excellence in artistic expression through the state's artists and arts organizations. That commitment has grown through the years to ensure that the citizens of Tennessee have access to, and the opportunity to participate in, the arts.
Tickets are available at the Dixon Center Box Office at 423 614-8343. Admission to “The Lady of Bullyburg” is $1 for students; teachers and chaperones are free. Tickets for “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” are $5 per person.
For more information you may call 423 614-8343, email email@example.com, or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre.edu. Fans can also join the Facebook page "Lee University Theatre."
For more information on “The Lady of Bullyburg” or Bright Star, please visit http://brightstartheatre.com or contact Bright Star Touring Theatre: 336 558-7360.