Meet guitar artist prior to show [UPDATED]Published 9:57am Thursday, March 14, 2013 Updated 11:59am Thursday, March 14, 2013
Saturday night I’ll be sitting in the front row at A Center for the Arts’ Fergus Theatre for the fabulous performance by Pavlo, a world-award-winning Mediterranean guitarist. It’s going to be a really great show, and it will probably make me want to get a guitar again.
I had a 12-string between the ages of 13 and 19, but sold it because (like many 19-year-olds), I was broke. I still regret that decision, but I have hopes of getting another guitar someday, maybe even this weekend when Pavlo gives away one of his Pavlo Signature Series Guitar to some lucky member of the audience.
Pavlo has his own line of guitars designed specifically for him that retail for $700 or more, and he gives one away at every one of his concerts.
Prior to Pavlo’s show, which starts at 7:30 p.m., there will be a free Meet the Artist Reception from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for Connie Payson, our March lobby artist.
I’ve known Connie for about 15 years and never knew she painted. Her artwork is really cool. Even if you can’t make it to Pavlo’s show and Connie’s reception, you should stop by our lobby and see Connie’s work.
The following weekend on March 22-24, the newly formed (and hastily named) Theatre Geeks and AC4TA are co-presenting the comic play “Money to Burn,” written by Laura Johnson. AC4TA originally did this play in 1999 and three of the original cast members will be in this revived performance: Laura Johnson, Randy King, and me (Jane Geisinger).
The other cast members are Chad Canfield, Michelle Canfield, Becca Svingen, Jess Cooper, Rick Schara and Joe Johnson.
The basic story is about recently deceased Uncle Dudley, who always liked jokes and pranks. Being dead didn’t change that at all. Shortly after his death, his relatives – along with his greedy ex-wife Veronica – show up at his mansion to search for the money they are all sure is hidden there.
Dudley hangs around to watch the commotion because for several years, he’d been setting up pranks for this very moment. He especially wanted to play tricks on Veronica.
Audiences loved “Money to Burn” 14 years ago, and I think it will be just as good or even better this time.
There is a great group of people involved with the play, and the actors are adding even more silliness to the script.
We have a lot of other great shows coming up in April, including: “Bill W. and Dr. Bob”; AC4TA’s Children’s Choir Concert; Orange Mighty Trio; Alice in Wonderland movies (as part of Fergus Falls Reads); and the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. In May we have auditions scheduled for the summer Children’s Theater presentation of “Jungle Book” and the summer musical.
For information and tickets on all our upcoming events, visit our Web site at www.FergusArts.org or stop by the Fergus Theatre box office downtown Fergus Falls at 124 W. Lincoln Ave, Tuesdays through Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. You can also call us at 218-998-ARTS (2787).
Jane Geisinge is the marketing and promotions coordinator at A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls.