Florence Little Theatre | DREAMGIRLS

Florence Little Theatre presents

DREAMGIRLS

Performances January 24-February 1, 2020

Tuesdays-Saturdays 7:30 PM ● Sundays 3:00 PM

No show on Monday

 

Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen

Music by Henry Krieger

 

Florence Little Theatre presents DREAMGIRLS January 24-February 1, 2020.

This powerhouse musical was a Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit on Broadway that became a Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning film sensation! Dreamgirls celebrates the advent of R&B in the 1960s with a Motown-inspired score, dynamic performances, and a moving look behind-the-scenes of the entertainment business. Experience all the onstage joy and backstage drama as an up-and-coming girl group learns hard lessons about love, trust, and what it takes to get to the top. Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorelle, and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. With an extraordinary story and unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals, this spectacular musical production soars with the classic songs, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, “I Am Changing”, “Listen”, and “One Night Only.”

Dreamgirls is underwritten by Habitat 2000 and ACS Technologies, directed by Cole Davis with musical direction by Jordan Jefferson. Choreography by Brittany Miles. The cast features The Dreams– Jerinda Davis as Effie, Amesha McElveen as Deena, and Estelle Hyman as Lorelle and an extraordinary ensemble!

Dreamgirls runs January 24-February 1, 2020 with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. There is no show on Monday. Tickets are reserved seating $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $18 for students and children under 18. Group rates are available for 12 or more. Tickets may be purchased by phone, in person at the FLT Box Office located in Downtown Florence on Dargan Street, or online at http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/

Dreamgirls is recommended for ages 12+ (some adult language). Length 2 hours.

Box Office Hours: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

843-662-3731 ● 417 S. Dargan Street Florence, SC 29506 ● www.florencelittletheatre.org

 

Florence Little Theatre | DREAMGIRLS

Florence Little Theatre presents

DREAMGIRLS

Performances January 24-February 1, 2020

Tuesdays-Saturdays 7:30 PM ● Sundays 3:00 PM

No show on Monday

 

Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen

Music by Henry Krieger

 

Florence Little Theatre presents DREAMGIRLS January 24-February 1, 2020.

This powerhouse musical was a Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit on Broadway that became a Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning film sensation! Dreamgirls celebrates the advent of R&B in the 1960s with a Motown-inspired score, dynamic performances, and a moving look behind-the-scenes of the entertainment business. Experience all the onstage joy and backstage drama as an up-and-coming girl group learns hard lessons about love, trust, and what it takes to get to the top. Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorelle, and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. With an extraordinary story and unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals, this spectacular musical production soars with the classic songs, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, “I Am Changing”, “Listen”, and “One Night Only.”

Dreamgirls is underwritten by Habitat 2000 and ACS Technologies, directed by Cole Davis with musical direction by Jordan Jefferson. Choreography by Brittany Miles. The cast features The Dreams– Jerinda Davis as Effie, Amesha McElveen as Deena, and Estelle Hyman as Lorelle and an extraordinary ensemble!

Dreamgirls runs January 24-February 1, 2020 with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. There is no show on Monday. Tickets are reserved seating $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $18 for students and children under 18. Group rates are available for 12 or more. Tickets may be purchased by phone, in person at the FLT Box Office located in Downtown Florence on Dargan Street, or online at http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/

Dreamgirls is recommended for ages 12+ (some adult language). Length 2 hours.

Box Office Hours: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

843-662-3731 ● 417 S. Dargan Street Florence, SC 29506 ● www.florencelittletheatre.org

 

Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Florence Library | Gallery Exhibition | J. Renee Johnson

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence hosts:

An Exhibition of the Work by Artist J. Renee Johnson

Opening reception on Sunday, January 26 at 3:00pm

Artist Talk by J. Renee Johnson on February 11 at 6:30pm

Exhibition will run through March 15, 2020

Admission is free and all events are open to the public

 

Renee is internationally known for her reverse glass paintings, or Eglomise, depicting southern lifestyle themes, tropical design, and the life and times in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina. She enjoys painting images and scenes that promote thought on issues of social justice, history, and folklore. Her paintings have been in group exhibitions in New York City, NY; San Diego, CA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; and New Orleans, LA. She was featured in several patient exhibits at the United Nations Mocada Museum CCCADA Art Institutes in New York City and Brooklyn.

 

With maternal roots from Florence, S. C. and Marion, S. C., she graduated from Xavier University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  Like many, J’Renee was a Katrina evacuee who was forced to move around the country. She eventually settled in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

An opening reception for the exhibit of artist J. Renee Johnson will take place in the Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020.  Admission is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.  The reception is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.

In addition to the Morris Gallery exhibit, she will present an artist’s talk about her work on February 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room.  Her exhibit will run through March 15, 2020.

 

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

For more information about library programs, visit www.florencelibrary.org

 

Florence Little Theatre | DREAMGIRLS

Florence Little Theatre presents

DREAMGIRLS

Performances January 24-February 1, 2020

Tuesdays-Saturdays 7:30 PM ● Sundays 3:00 PM

No show on Monday

 

Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen

Music by Henry Krieger

 

Florence Little Theatre presents DREAMGIRLS January 24-February 1, 2020.

This powerhouse musical was a Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit on Broadway that became a Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning film sensation! Dreamgirls celebrates the advent of R&B in the 1960s with a Motown-inspired score, dynamic performances, and a moving look behind-the-scenes of the entertainment business. Experience all the onstage joy and backstage drama as an up-and-coming girl group learns hard lessons about love, trust, and what it takes to get to the top. Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorelle, and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. With an extraordinary story and unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals, this spectacular musical production soars with the classic songs, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, “I Am Changing”, “Listen”, and “One Night Only.”

Dreamgirls is underwritten by Habitat 2000 and ACS Technologies, directed by Cole Davis with musical direction by Jordan Jefferson. Choreography by Brittany Miles. The cast features The Dreams– Jerinda Davis as Effie, Amesha McElveen as Deena, and Estelle Hyman as Lorelle and an extraordinary ensemble!

Dreamgirls runs January 24-February 1, 2020 with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. There is no show on Monday. Tickets are reserved seating $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $18 for students and children under 18. Group rates are available for 12 or more. Tickets may be purchased by phone, in person at the FLT Box Office located in Downtown Florence on Dargan Street, or online at http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/

Dreamgirls is recommended for ages 12+ (some adult language). Length 2 hours.

Box Office Hours: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

843-662-3731 ● 417 S. Dargan Street Florence, SC 29506 ● www.florencelittletheatre.org

 

Friends of the Florence County Library | Opening Reception for Artist J. Renee Johnson

 Friends of Florence County Library will host an

Opening reception Sunday, January 26 at 3pm for the

Exhibition of the Work by Artist J. Renee Johnson

An opening reception for the exhibit of artist J. Renee Johnson will take place in the Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020.  Admission is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.  The reception is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.

Renee is internationally known for her reverse glass paintings, or Eglomise, depicting southern lifestyle themes, tropical design, and the life and times in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina. She enjoys painting images and scenes that promote thought on issues of social justice, history, and folklore. Her paintings have been in group exhibitions in New York City, NY; San Diego, CA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; and New Orleans, LA. She was featured in several patient exhibits at the United Nations Mocada Museum CCCADA Art Institutes in New York City and Brooklyn.

With maternal roots from Florence, S. C. and Marion, S. C., she graduated from Xavier University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  Like many, J’Renee was a Katrina evacuee who was forced to move around the country. She eventually settled in Columbia, South Carolina.

In addition to the Morris Gallery exhibit, she will present an artist’s talk about her work on February 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room.  Her exhibit will run through March 15, 2020.

 

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

For more information about library programs, visit www.florencelibrary.org

 

Florence Little Theatre | DREAMGIRLS

Florence Little Theatre presents

DREAMGIRLS

Performances January 24-February 1, 2020

Tuesdays-Saturdays 7:30 PM ● Sundays 3:00 PM

No show on Monday

 

Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen

Music by Henry Krieger

 

Florence Little Theatre presents DREAMGIRLS January 24-February 1, 2020.

This powerhouse musical was a Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit on Broadway that became a Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning film sensation! Dreamgirls celebrates the advent of R&B in the 1960s with a Motown-inspired score, dynamic performances, and a moving look behind-the-scenes of the entertainment business. Experience all the onstage joy and backstage drama as an up-and-coming girl group learns hard lessons about love, trust, and what it takes to get to the top. Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorelle, and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. With an extraordinary story and unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals, this spectacular musical production soars with the classic songs, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, “I Am Changing”, “Listen”, and “One Night Only.”

Dreamgirls is underwritten by Habitat 2000 and ACS Technologies, directed by Cole Davis with musical direction by Jordan Jefferson. Choreography by Brittany Miles. The cast features The Dreams– Jerinda Davis as Effie, Amesha McElveen as Deena, and Estelle Hyman as Lorelle and an extraordinary ensemble!

Dreamgirls runs January 24-February 1, 2020 with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. There is no show on Monday. Tickets are reserved seating $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $18 for students and children under 18. Group rates are available for 12 or more. Tickets may be purchased by phone, in person at the FLT Box Office located in Downtown Florence on Dargan Street, or online at http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/

Dreamgirls is recommended for ages 12+ (some adult language). Length 2 hours.

Box Office Hours: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

843-662-3731 ● 417 S. Dargan Street Florence, SC 29506 ● www.florencelittletheatre.org

 

Francis Marion University Artist Series | Evgenia Pirshina

Francis Marion University Artist Series:

Evgenia Pirshina, mezzo-soprano

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Downtown Florence

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:30pm

Evgenia Pirshina was born in Moscow, Russia. She graduated in piano from the Emil Gilels School of Music and in piano and vocal from Moscow State Pedagogical University. She has also participated in masterclasses by Robert Desimone (Britain) and Elizabeth Bice Cavalli (Austria).

Tickets to the general public are $5, as space allows.

Tickets are available to FMU students, faculty, and staff at no charge upon showing an FMU ID.

FMU PAC Ticket Office at 201 South Dargan Street is open Monday through Friday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, or by calling 843-661-4444.

Florence County Museum Public Lecture Series | Green Book Sites

Green Book Lecture Given by Florence County Museum Registrar and Francis Marion University Professor
For thirty years, The Negro Motorist Green Book served as a nationally respected travel guide for African Americans, providing them with advice and recommendations on safe places to eat, drink, sleep, shop, and purchase fuel when traveling in Jim Crow-era America.
Join Cherish Thomas, Registrar of the Florence County Museum and Dr. Meredith Love, Professor of English at Francis Marion University, for a free public lecture, as they explore the history and legacy of The Negro Motorist Green Book and Florence’s “Green Book” sites; including Florence’s most renowned site, the Ebony Guest House, which is still standing today.

The lecture will be held at the Florence County Museum, 111 West Cheves St, on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this and other upcoming exhibits and events, please contact the Florence County Museum at 843.676.1200 or visit the website at flocomuseum.org.

Wild and Wonderful: Creative Sculptural Collaborations by Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle

Kassab Gallery, Hyman Fine Arts Center
January 14 – February 20, 2020
8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Award-winning sculptors, Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle share an exhilarating life together that is fully engaged in the arts with works in public and private collections and permanent museum collections.  Exhibiting works at Maddison Square Gardens in New York, to Brookgreen Gardens, this collaborative couple utilizes innovative processes and techniques, working in everything from: natural clay from the earth to post-consumer discarded materials to ¼ inch structural steel plate. Their most notable large-scale, public art sculptures to date are: Big Bleu Birdnanna 25-foot tall, kinetic, metal, located in the heart of the Cultural Arts District in Downtown Florence, and the kinetic, metal sculpture, Upward and Onward designed to honor the life and achievements of NASA astronaut and American Physicist, Ronald E. McNair located at the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Life History Center in Downtown Lake City.

Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle have been International Artists-in-Residence in Tokyo, Japan and have studied abroad in Lacoste, France at the Savannah College of Art & Design. The Fowle’s have taught and inspired countless numbers of educators and students throughout their careers as Approved Teaching Artists through the South Carolina Arts Commission.  In addition to the Fowle’s own studio art practices, they guide, direct and share a love of art at the innovative, art studio they designed and created for High School students at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, SC.

For more information visit www.patzfowle.com