Trick or Treat with Pippin! Last two shows today!

Trick or Treat with PIPPIN on Sunday only. LAST TWO PERFORMANCES, treats galore, costume contest and GIVEAWAYS!!!

 The snow was a TRICK, but we have your TREAT!

PIPPIN

Grand Finale Sunday Only!

3:00 pm Matinee

7:30 pm Final Performance!

 

Sunday Night Performance Includes

Free beverage of your choice!

Season Subscription Giveaway!

And if you dare …

Come in costume for 2nd giveaway – tickets to our June musical!

 

TRI-COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

610.970.1199

Tickets at the door (as available) or pick your seats online at www.tripac.org.

TriCounty Community Network Announces Job Seekers’ Forum

The economy being what it is, chances are you know someone who is unemployed or underemployed, including possibly yourself. The TriCounty Community Network (TCN) has announced announced the First Annual TriCounty Community Job Seekers’ Forum on Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the TriCounty Performing Arts Center & Village Productions (TriPAC) at 245 East High Street in Pottstown. 

TCN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health, social and environmental conditions in Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania. The event will enable job seekers to learn about job opportunities in the Tricounty area, hear first-hand from employers and participate in a Q&A session with human resource professionals from area employers.

Presented by TCN and coordinated by the TCN Exelon Nuclear Workforce Development Program, the Job Seekers’ Forum will include:  AlliedBarton Security, Exelon Nuclear, HCR ManorCare, Lowe’s, PeopleShare Staffing, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, and Robert Half International.

“Unemployment is a major issue in today’s economy and especially in the Greater Pottstown area, where the unemployment rate was 11% in August,” said Jennifer Doyle, executive director at TCN.  “Workforce development is a major focus of our efforts at TCN and we believe programs like this will help job seekers in our community gain the necessary tools and information to best position themselves for a new job.  We appreciate Exelon Nuclear and the other companies participating in the program for stepping up to help.”

About TriCounty Community Network

TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions.  Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers seven key programs: Build Up Youth, C.A.R.E. (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Family Literacy, Homeless Services, S.A.F.E. (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development.  For more information on TCN, visit www.tcnetwork.org.

World-renowned pianist in free concert at Emmanuel Lutheran Sunday

Elena Ulyanova will play piano masterpieces tomorrow, Sunday, October 23rd at 4pm at Emmanuel Lutheran Church as part of its Music at Emmanuel Series. 

Hailed by the Moscow Conservatory as one of its most gifted musicians, Ukrainian pianist Elena Ulyanova is described as possessing “great virtuosity, brilliant artistic temperament, unique interpretive expression and a rich sound pallet.”   From her early piano studies with her mother, she has gone on to be a prize winner in numerous national and international piano competitions.

Ms. Ulyanova has performed throughout Europe, Asia and North America and has released two critically acclaimed CDs, the second of which features Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2 with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra.  This concert is free with a reception to follow! Not to be missed!

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is located at 150 N. Hanover Street in the heart of Pottstown. For more info go to Facebook.com/Music.at.Emmanuel.

Reminder: PIPPIN showing this weekend at Tri-PAC!

The popular Stephen Schwartz musical, PIPPIN, is now running at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center at 245 E. High Street. It continues through October 30th

 Treat yourself to this marvelous musical theater experience – high value with extremely low ticket prices, and no travel and parking problems! Bring your friends and introduce them to one of the gems of our community. You will be happy you did!

 TEASER: Below are links to an early orchestra rehearsal and a stage rehearsal for a sneak peek. And below THAT is all the info you need to plan your visit to the Tri-PAC.Thanks for your support of the Tri-PAC!

 Orchestra Rehearsal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaAg9H4XuN8

Rehearsal Video: http://youtu.be/O4MiHamEFXU

 Not your “Average, Ordinary” PIPPIN; It’s “Extraordinary!”

PIPPIN (musical)

 Pick your Seats Online at www.tripac.org!

Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Parental Guidance Suggested*

PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional matinee on Saturday, Oct 29.

PIPPIN is the tongue-in-cheek fairy tale that captivated Broadway audiences with its pop score and show-stopping numbers. A young prince longs for true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, is the answer simpler than he had imagined? PIPPIN is by three-time Oscar®-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, the creator of WICKED, GODSPELL, POCAHONTAS, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, among many other musicals!

 

PIPPIN (Oct 13 – 30)

Thursdays

Oct 13 (preview)

Oct 20 & 27

7:30 pm

Fridays

Oct 14

Oct 21 & 28

8:00 pm

Saturdays

Oct 22 & 29

8:00 pm

AND

Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

Sundays

Oct 16

Oct 23 & 30

3:00 pm

Special Events

Talkback with Cast/Crew: Sunday, 10/23

Tickets

ADULT:  Thurs $20; Fri, Sat & Sun $23

STUDENT/SENIOR(65+): Thurs $18; Fri, Sat, Sun $21

 CHILD (12 & under): Thurs $13; Fri, Sat & Sun $15

$2 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more!


 

“An Apple a Day, The Colonial Way”

It’s apple season and Pottsgrove Manor is holding interactive demonstrations on  how the colonial settlers made hard cider, apple butter and other apple recipes. It’s taking place this Saturday, October 22 from 11 am-3 pm. Visitors can try their hand at the cider press and youngsters can make a themed craft to take home. There’s a $2 suggested donation per person.

Pottsgrove Manor is located at the intersection of King Street and Route 100 in Pottstown. For more info, visit their website.

Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464-6318

Phone:  (610) 326-4014
Fax:  (610) 326-9618
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 am to 4 pm; Sun. 1 to 4 pm

Pippin Opening Weekend!

The popular Stephen Schwartz musical, PIPPIN, is now running at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center at 245 E. High Street. It continues through October 30th. TODAY is the official opening night, and includes a  traditional Opening Night Reception!

 Treat yourself to this marvelous musical theater experience – high value with extremely low ticket prices, and no travel and parking problems! Bring your friends and introduce them to one of the gems of our community. You will be happy you did!

 TEASER: Below are links to an early orchestra rehearsal and a stage rehearsal for a sneak peek. And below THAT is all the info you need to play your visit to the Tri-PAC. Thanks for your support of the Tri-PAC!

 Orchestra Rehearsal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaAg9H4XuN8

Rehearsal Video: http://youtu.be/O4MiHamEFXU

 

 Not your “Average, Ordinary” PIPPIN; It’s “Extraordinary!”

PIPPIN (musical)

 Pick your Seats Online at www.tripac.org!

Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Parental Guidance Suggested*

PLEASE NOTE: there is no performance Saturday, Oct 15. Instead, there is an additional matinee on Saturday, Oct 29.

PIPPIN is the tongue-in-cheek fairy tale that captivated Broadway audiences with its pop score and show-stopping numbers. A young prince longs for true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, is the answer simpler than he had imagined? PIPPIN is by three-time Oscar®-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, the creator of WICKED, GODSPELL, POCAHONTAS, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, among many other musicals!

 Opening Night Reception: Friday, October 14th

PIPPIN (Oct 13 – 30)

Thursdays

Oct 13 (preview)

Oct 20 & 27

7:30 pm

Fridays

Oct 14

Oct 21 & 28

8:00 pm

Saturdays

Oct 22 & 29

8:00 pm

AND

Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

No performance 10/15

Sundays

Oct 16

Oct 23 & 30

3:00 pm

Special Events

Opening Night Reception: 10/14

Talkbacks with Cast/Crew: Sundays, 10/16 & 10/23

Tickets

ADULT:  Thurs $20; Fri, Sat & Sun $23

STUDENT/SENIOR(65+): Thurs $18; Fri, Sat, Sun $21

 CHILD (12 & under): Thurs $13; Fri, Sat & Sun $15

$2 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more!

 

 


 

Please RSVP now for this Friday’s Happy Hour!

Positively!Pottstown Happy Hour

Where: The Farmers’ Market, 300 High Street

When: Friday, October 14 from 5 to 7:30 PM

Meet new friends and old at the 1st Anniversary of the Positively!Pottstown Happy Hour!

It’s hard to believe it was last October that the first Happy Hour was held at the PDIDA office. We’ve been all over High & Hanover Streets since then, featuring the organizations, businesses and people that make Pottstown THE place to be!

Enjoy the company of friends, neighbors and colleagues AND sample tasty treats from the vendors in the NEW Farmers’ Market! 

The cover charge remains an unbeatable $5.

RSVP to positivelypottstown@gmail.com. 

If your Pottstown business or organization would like to host a future Happy Hour, please get in touch. We are now booking events in 2012.

Local dance company performs classic Nutcracker based on original

I guess it’s not too early to get your tickets for The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company’s holiday production of The Nutcracker. Attention: Educational groups, senior centers and scout troops – scroll down for info on discounted tickets for your organization!

The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company will be performing a brand “new to the area” “Nutcracker” this year to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Two former principal dancers from the Kirov Ballet, Andrei Ustinov and Elena Martinson, will be setting choreography on the Company based on the original work by Marius Petipa (originally performed at the Kirov in 1892).

The performances will take place at the Hill School Center for the Arts in Pottstown on Saturday Dec. 3rd at 7:30pm, as well as on Sunday Dec. 4th at 2pm. Also, there will be specially priced matinees for school and senior citizen groups on Friday, Dec. 2. Artistic Director, Michelle Jones Wurtz, will be assisting the ballet masters and will be joining the cast for a special cameo appearance.

The Company performs a “Nutcracker” annually but this year there will be many changes to what people have become accustomed to in the area. For more information, visit www.svrdc.org, or call the Company at 484-941-0683. This is a holiday tradition not to be missed!

Order your tickets today!!
Tickets: $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for students/seniors, 20% off for groups of 10 or more (Use the discount code “Group” when ordering online.)
Discount tickets available for the following: 
We are offering our special pricing for Educational Groups and Senior Centers for two performances on Friday December 2, 2011. Please find information below:
School Groups and Home School Groups:
Please visit our website for $6 seating information and reservation form for our two school performances on Friday December 2, 2011.
Activity Directors/Active Senior and Assisted Living Centers:
Please visit our website for $6 seating information and reservation form for our two performances on Friday December 2, 2011.
Attention Girl and Boy Scouts:
We are again offering our $6 seating Tech Rehearsal Viewing on Thursday evening December 1, 2011. Please visit our webstie for your troops reservation and information form.
Nutcracker Story Reading: Free!!
Join us for a Nutcracker story reading at All That Jazz on Sun. Nov. 20, 2011 at 1:00pm. Meet some of the characters from the Nutcracker, have your photo taken with them and enjoy hearing the story of the Nutcracker read aloud! All That Jazz is located at 50 W. 3rd Ave., Collegeville, PA 19426. We hope you can join us for this afternoon of Nutcracker fun!
Sponsor and Advertising Opportunities:
Please consider supporting SVRDC by sponsoring us or advertising with us for the Nutcracker! Forms can be found on our website (under Dancer Information, under Forms) and are due by Nov. 5, 2011. Thank you for your support!!
Nutcracker T-shirts and DVD’s:
Nutcracker t-shirts are available to be purchased for $30.00 per shirt. An image of this years t-shirt is attached. All t-shirt orders are due byOct. 19, 2011. Please indicate number of shirts and sizes desired when ordering. Nutcracker DVD’s are available to be purchased for $10.00 per DVD. Please indicate number of DVD’s desired and for which shows when ordering. Thank you!
More Information:
For more information please visit our website, www.svrdc.org, or contact us at 484-941-0683 or thesvrdc@yahoo.com.
Thank you and we hope to see you all at our upcoming performances!
-Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company

Emmanuel Lutheran presents outstanding choral, classical music

After promoting the Emmanuel Lutheran Music Series for the past year, I attended one of their concerts for the first time yesterday. All I can say is, “WOW!”

I will admit right here that I did not take to choral and classical music when I was growing up like my two musically-talented older sisters. I guess I just wanted choir practice to end so I could get into the next kickball or baseball game at the Franklin School playground. That being said, I’m pretty sure my musical appreciation IQ reached a new high yesterday while in the presence of some incredibly talented singers and musicians from The Hill School, The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus and Cantatica, the ensemble-in-residence for the 2011-2012 season at Emmanuel. The program featured “Music of the Celtic Isles,” and every piece was stunning – from solemn to achingly beautiful to Riverdance-inspiring.

Below is the schedule for the rest of the season, along with links. Mark calendars and make a point to get there. Emmanuel – under the creative leadership of Andrew Meade, head of Music Ministry – is bringing some world-class talent to town and showcasing homegrown talent, too.

Please note that there are actually two series: Emmanuel’s Music Series and Cantatica’s series. The Emmanuel Series is generally free; admission is charged for the Cantatica events.  See you there!

Emmanuel Lutheran is located at 150 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

For a brochure of Emmanuel’s music series, click here.

For more info on Cantatica, visit www.cantatica.org.

MUSIC AT EMMANUEL

(all concerts held on Sunday)

ELENA ULYANOVA, Piano Masterpieces –  Oct. 23, 4 pm, Free

READING CHORAL SOCIETY, Celebration of Light – Dec. 11, 4 pm, Free

MATTHEW LEWIS, Pipe Dreams (organ) – Feb. 26, 2012, Free

MEGAN DURHAM, Mystery of the Song (mezzo-soprano) – Mar. 25, 2012, 4 pm, Free

WESTMINSTER KANTOREI – April 29, 2012, 4 pm, Free

CANTATICA SCHEDULE

AN AMERICAN THANKSGIVING – Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, 7:30 PM

 GUEST ARTIST:  The Coventry Singers

CABARET SONGS, A Special Gala Fundraising Event – Sunday, March 11, 2012, 4 PM

 FEATURING: Toni Marie Palmertree, Soprano 

JOYFUL, JAZZY AND JEWISH! – Sunday, May 27, 2012, 4 PM

FEATURING: Klezmer Band

ADMISSION

$12 Adults – $10 Seniors – $8 Students

Tickets available at the door.

TICKET RESERVATIONS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

info@cantatica.org or 484-951-5113

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