The App Presents: Charlotte’s Web

The Appalachian Center for the Arts is very excited to announce that they will be offering a FREE showing of Charlottes’s Web, presented by El Picante and Mountain Top News, on Saturday, July 25th at 10 am. at The Mountain Top Media Stage (Main Street stage of the Appalachian Wireless Arena).

You must register for your free tickets at the link below. Due to COVID-19, we will be practicing social distancing. Tables will be placed 6 ft. apart (households will be sat together). While masks are not mandatory, they are highly suggested. In the event of rain, we will reschedule for August 8th.

For more information or to register for tickets please visit www.theapparts.org/tickets

Tune in at 12 pm for a special Facebook Live featuring one of the cast members from the show!!

Donnie Baker at the App

Donnie Baker has added a second show Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at the Appalachian Center for the Arts in Pikeville, Kentucky. Featuring special guest Eli Griffith. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. $25 ADV GA, $50 Meet & Greet and VIP Ticket.

For more information, call (606) 262-4004.

 

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The App Presents: Street Corner Symphony

Street Corner Symphony will be performing at the Appalachian Center for the Arts, November 9, 2019. Show will be from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Street Corner Symphony is a contemporary a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee, founded on 28 May 2010 to compete in NBC’s all-vocal competition, The Sing-Off. These southern gents quickly won over Sing-Off judges Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five), Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), and Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls), and–most importantly–millions of NBC primetime viewers after demonstrating their unique, laid-back-yet-dynamic style of a cappella. Since their success on The Sing-Off, Street Corner Symphony has made their mark on the music world, recording albums, providing clinics for schools, giving benefits for cancer, performing across the country and around the world, and even working with major artists including Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, and Take 6’s Claude McKnight.

The five members of the group all hail from Nashville TN and include brothers, Jeremy and Jonathan Lister. Street Corner Symphony moves seamlessly between most styles of music, feeling at home in all of them. Their repertoire covers a wide range, from gospel to rock and pop, appealing to the young and old alike.

The App Presents a Special Performance of Love Letters

The Appalachian Center for the Arts will be hosting a special performance of Love Letters, Tuesday, Oct. 8th beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Love Letters, by award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney, is the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner. Childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Their 50-year relationship is told through their letters, and is sure to touch your heart.

Tickets are $15 at the door. This show is a fundraiser for The Appalachian Center for the Arts.

Featured Talent

Abigail Bailey Maupin works regularly with Kentucky Shakespeare, where she has taken on a wide swath of roles, including Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, Kate, Olivia, Gertrude, and Speed, among others, and had the great honor of traveling to Stratford-upon-Avon with a small contingent from the company to perform at Shakespeare’s birthplace and on the BBC for the anniversary celebration in 2016. She and her husband Greg co-founded Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble, with whom she created/performed in over twenty plays; some favorites: the title role in Molière’s Don Juan, a country music-singing Emily Dickinson, Mrs. Judy Punch, Twelfth Night’s Viola, the sidekick to both a superhero and a supervillain, and a faded Southern belle incarnation of Death named Blanche DuNoir.

Abigail started playing make-believe professionally at the age of seven, received a BFA in Musical Theatre (with a concentration in Directing) from the Boston Conservatory, and paid lots of dues during her eleven years in New York City. Her regional and New York credits include: Sweeney Todd (Goodspeed Opera House); Babes & Dudes, Die Like a Lady (NY International Fringe Festival); Iolanthe (Village Light Opera Group, NYC); Gift of the Magi (Vermont Stage Company), Hansel and Gretel (Theatreworks/USA). In Louisville, she has appeared with Actors Theatre, MTL/Stage One, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Theater 502, Savage Rose, and as Mabel in her dad’s favorite Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Pirates of Penzance, at Iroquois Amphitheatre (directed by her husband – there was no nepotism involved, she swears). She currently uses her vocal talents for evil, narrating audiobooks at the Printing House for the Blind and singing Prohibition-era ukulele songs as half of the musical duo Rannygazoo.

 

 

 

Gregory Maupin is text coach/dramaturg and an actor for Kentucky Shakespeare. He and his wife Abigail are weird Prohibition ukulele duo Rannygazoo, co-wrote a play for young audiences, The Glorious Adventures of the Mighty Robin Hood, and narrate audiobooks for the American Printing House for the Blind. In 2004 they co-founded Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble, as part of which he co-created something like twenty productions, designed and built dozens of commedia masks, adapted three Shakespeares and a Moliere, and portrayed a melodramatic supervillain, a scientific North Pole elf, sort-of-Ebenezer-Scrooge-but-really-Hunter-S.-Thompson, a record store dude, and Thomas Edison, among many others. He is also a charter member of Brooklyn’s Under the Table Ensemble, a graduate of Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, and has degrees in English and Theatre from the University of Louisville. He dedicates this performance to the late Kathi E.B. Ellis, who directed him in Love Letters when he was too young to know any better.

Kentucky Shakespeare appearances include: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Guildenstern), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Twelfth Night (Malvolio) Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), As You Like It (Touchstone), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Launce), Macbeth (Porter), and Dark Lady of the Sonnets (William Shakespeare), as well as two pieces (with Abigail) for the Shakespeare Without Words program, performed at various immigrant/refugee centers throughout Louisville.

Actors Theatre of Louisville appearances include: Luna Gale (Cliff), At the Vanishing Point (Martin), Our Town (Simon Stimson), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute), Macbeth (Various), 43 Plays for 43 Presidents (Washington, Coolidge…oh, bunches of them). With the Dell’Arte Company: Vaudeville (co-creator).