The Appalachian Center for the Arts presents Charlotte’s Webb, March 17 through 28, 2020, located in downtown Pikeville, Kentucky. Student matinees are 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. March 17-28. The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years”. Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; the Zuckerman family; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about the power friendship.
Charlotte’s Webb Ticket Details
Tickets for all student matinees are $8.00 for students. One teacher/chaperone ticket will be complimentary for every 20 paid students. Tickets for bus drivers will be complimentary. Pre-packaged concessions are also available. If you have any questions or would like to arrange for your students to attend one of our student matinees, please fill out the form below and a team member from The Appalachian Center for the Arts will contact you with in 1-2 business days.
Life used to be simple, but love never was. Childhood crushes go awry, rebellion youth break hearts and old-age dreams go unfulfilled; but not this Christmas! Listen to the story of three generations told through beautiful music and memories in the family friendly holiday treat. Written by Phillip Depoy.
Tickets available at our box office or the Community Trust Bank Box Office at the Appalachian Wireless Arena! Coming soon to Ticketmaster. For more info, call: (606) 262-4004
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.
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.
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.
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), AMidsummer 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), AMidsummer 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).