Tryon Little Theater presents 'Mamma Mia!'
When a young woman tries to find out who her father is in time for her wedding, it creates chaos. That's what audiences will see during the production of “Mamma Mia!” by the Tryon Little Theater.
The musical is set on a fictional Greek Island, where the young woman is about to get married. However, she wants her father to walk her down the aisle. Unfortunately, she doesn’t know who her father is; but after reading her mother’s diary, she decides to invite three men to the island to try and determine which one it is. But, her mother isn't aware that she has invited the men.
Mayhem breaks out and is set to the music of ABBA, one of the biggest bands from the 1970s. "Mamma Mia!,” became a global entertainment phenomenon seen by an estimated 80 million people worldwide. It premiered in London in 1999 and opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in 2001.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave. Tryon, N.C.
Tickets are $15 and $25 for those over 18, and are available at www.tltinfo.org or call 828-859-2466.
Paul Bowman to play in concert during Sundays Unplugged
Paul Bowman will perform a free concert from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E. St. John St., Spartanburg. The free concert is part of the weekly Sundays Unplugged program.
Bowman is one of the most accomplished guitarists in western North Carolina. The classical guitarist has more than 30 years experience performing weddings, corporate events and as a restaurant/resort background musician. His music ranges from the familiar wedding classics like Pachelbel's Canon in D, and "Wedding March" to renditions of light Jazz, pop and Broadway tunes to music by The Beatles.
Every Sunday from 1-5 p.m. the cultural center is open giving patrons a no-stress opportunity to enjoy local culture and arts. Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission. The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center is open with a small admission fee.
I’m With Her to play in concert at the Peace Center
I’m With Her is a group of musicians who formed at an impromptu show and later developed a legion of fans. The group will play in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Main St. Greenville.
I’m With Her plays a blend of Americana, bluegrass and folk. The band features Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan. Collectively, the multi-Grammy® Award winners have released seven solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still), and contributed to critically-acclaimed albums from a host of other artists.
In 2014, Watkins, Jarosz and O'Donovan started working together during a workshop at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado. It was during the festival that they were asked to sing together. Later, they played the first time at a festival in Scotland in 2015. After that, the members got together and wrote songs.
The group released its debut album, “See You Around” (Rounder Records) last year.
Tickets are $35 to $45. For more information, go to 800-888-7768 or www.peacecenter.org
Converse interior design students exhibit work at Spartanburg art co-op
Converse College interior design students are showcasing some of their work at West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg.
Students and recent graduates are presenting a free exhibit called “Interiors from Studio 211.” The show runs through March 2 at the art co-op, 578 W. Main St. Spartanburg.
The group is giving the public an in-depth look at what it takes to design livable, functionable, and desirable spaces in buildings.
The work is open for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibits’ reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21 during the city’s monthly ArtWalk. The students, their professors, and the other exhibiting artists will be there to meet and greet, and to discuss their work.
Upcountry History Museum to present ‘Mad Men’ Works
Before computers, design software, and the proliferation of photography, there were illustrators who shaped the advertising world from 1940 through 1960.
Explore the aura of these “ad men” through works presented in “The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner,” the newest exhibition on display at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate. The exhibit runs through May 12, at the museum located at 540 Buncombe St. Greenville.
One of New York’s original “Mad Men,” McCauley “Mac” Conner was a leading illustrator in the advertising industry during the height of Madison Avenue’s influence as the country’s publishing center and the world’s media capital. More than 70 original artworks of hand-painted illustrations and pastel sketches from Conner’s private collection highlight this exhibit and underscore his illustration process which provides a glimpse into the dynamic world of publishing at a time when the advertising industry was at its height.
Though Conner’s extraordinary career emerged from humble beginnings, his legacy, and that of his “Mad Men” contemporaries, perfected the art of the sale and transformed American culture.
Organized by The Museum of the City of New York, “The Original Mad Man” exhibition highlights the enduring influence of commercial artists on 1960s fashion, film, music, literature, social norms and art.
Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for ages 65 and up and college students with valid ID, $7 for children and students age 4 to 18.
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or go to upcountryhistory.org.