Now is the time to join a musical, family, entertaining, community-building experience! The Hanover Arts & Activities Center is now accepting sign-up forms for the Ashland Musical Variety Show “Ashland Loves a Parade.” Sign-up to be on stage or back stage for the show, sponsored by the Hanover Arts and Activities Center. It is easy to join the fun! Go online at www.hanoverarts.org or pick up sign-up forms at the Ashland Library, Cross Brothers, or the Hanover Arts and Activities Center at 500 South Center Street, Ashland. The deadline to join the show is Jan. 9. Rehearsals start on Jan. 16.
Presented every-other year at Blackwell Auditorium on the campus of Randolph-Macon College, since 1982, this entertaining, family show traditionally features around 400 cast members, ages Kindergarten and up. Cast members usually rehearse each of their numbers one night a week for 30 minutes, and have a wonderful time singing and dancing together for a good cause, the Hanover Arts and Activities Center. There is also a wonderful Children’s Chorus that rehearses after school at Gandy each Wednesday afternoon starting on Feb. 8.
This year’s show is called, “Ashland Loves a Parade.” Lorie Foley and Sue Watson, Co-Producers/Directors, and Carter Flippo and Fred Horn, Music Directors, have planned musical numbers which will showcase many different kinds of music, talents, dancing, singing, comedy, and people for three shows, March 30, 31 and April 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Talent is not required, but appreciated. The only requirement is a smile and a desire to have fun together. Ashland residency is also not required. The cast traditionally comes from all over the Ashland/Hanover/greater Richmond area. Many new friendships are formed each year during the rehearsals and the show.
For more information, please contact Sue Watson, (804) 798-5686, Lorie Foley (804) 798-0704, or the Hanover Arts and Activities Center at (804) 798-2728. The Hanover Arts & Activities Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote arts, education and community building. www.hanoverarts.org.