Theatre Alliance presents Henson Milam’s concert On My Own

"Henson Milam, who appeared in the productions of Les Miserables and Next to Normal at Theatre Alliance, is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

For one night only, Henson will delight and enchant Theatre Alliance audiences with an intimate concert filled with some of your favorite songs and hers. Henson will be continuing her arts training at Boston University in the fall. Come see her so you can say you "knew her when"!

Says Henson, “This night is a way for me to reflect on my life as a performer so far and to explore the possibilities that might be in store for me in the future. I hope this concert can be my way of saying ‘thank you’ to all the people at Theatre Alliance who have truly changed my life for the better. From my first show at TA, Legally Blonde, to Les Mis and Next to Normal, all the way to the staged reading of Yellow, I have grown so much as a person and an actress. The nurturing and positive environment that is Theatre Alliance is a part of my life that is going to stay with me forever. This isn’t a goodbye to my theatre career in the triad, but simply a ‘see you later!’”

All proceeds will be benefitting Theatre Alliance’s Size Matters renovation campaign.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
ONE NIGHT ONLY:  Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 8 pm

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd; Winston-Salem, NC


All tickets for On My Own are $10 may be purchased in person at the Theatre Alliance Box Office (Fridays from 12:30-3:00 p.m.), online at www.wstheatrealliance.org, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.  Please call Theatre Alliance at (336) 723-7777 with any questions about this or future shows."

- A Press Release


Theatre Alliance to perform Nunsense II – The Second Coming

"Nunsense II: The Second Coming could easily be subtitled “the rest of the story.” This sequel to the international hit musical Nunsense takes place approximately six weeks after the first “benefit performance.”

The same five nuns are back on stage at Mt. Saint Helen’s School for what is billed as a “Thank You Program” for their supporters. Since their first time out was such a success, they have decided that they should stick to their successful variety show formula. However, this time they are forced to work around the set dressing of The Mikado which is being presented the following week by the Hoboken Music Society on the Mt. Saint Helen’s stage.

Nunsense II features some of your favorite male cast members from Theatre Alliance’s 2011 showstopper Nunsense A-Men! and the 2013 Theatre Alliance hit Nunset Boulevard! Traditionally, men are only allowed in Nunsense A-Men!, but Theatre Alliance has special rights to stage all-male versions of all of the Nunsense canon. 

With songs like “The Padre Polka” and “What Would Elvis Do?”, TA’s take on the Little Sisters of Hoboken is just the thing for an end-of-the-summer treat.

John C. Wilson is returning to the habit for the third time. Says Wilson, “I love these characters and what each of them brings to the show. They each have their own relatable wackiness. There are lots of laughs in store!”

“This is the third time Theatre Alliance has staged one of the Nunsense shows,” says director Jamie Lawson. “Our audiences love them because they can bring the family to them and enjoy an evening of silly humor. The interaction with the audience makes every show different and simply hysterical! You never know what is going to happen on the stage at Mount Saint Helens! Upbeat numbers, nonstop pacing, and tongue-in-cheek ribald humor make for the perfect summer show! The best part is you forget these are men in nun's habits."

The Theatre Alliance production is directed by Jamie Lawson and musically directed by Dennis Raley. The cast features returning nuns Gray Smith, John C. Wilson, and Justin Hall, and newcomers to the habit, but still familiar TA faces, Troy Hurst and Seph Schonekas.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2 pm

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 8 pm
Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, August 21, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2 pm

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 8 pm
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, August 28, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 2 pm

*The Saturday, August 22 performance will be audio described for the visually impaired. 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd; Winston-Salem, NC


MILD INNUENDO (PG)

Tickets to Nunsense are priced at $18 for Adults and $16 for students/seniors.  There is also a $2 per ticket discount available for groups of 10 or more.  Tickets to Nunsense may be purchased in person at the Theatre Alliance Box Office (Fridays from 12:30-3:00 p.m.), online at www.wstheatrealliance.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.  Please call Theatre Alliance at (336) 723-7777 with any questions about this or future shows.


Student Rush: $14 before any performance.  Tickets will go on sale five minutes before show time. MUST show current, valid student ID.  Attendees must wait in a standby line until 5 minutes to show time, at which point, available seating is released.  Tickets may not be reserved for Student Rush, under no circumstances; they must be purchased at the Box Office, 5 minutes prior to that day's performance. Limit one ticket per student.  All seats subject to availability."

- A Press Release

Forsyth Tech Introduces New Program Options for 2015-2016 Academic Year

Forsyth Tech is introducing a two-year degree in
Motorcycle Mechanics this fall.
"(Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech is responding to the needs of the local business community while providing new options to students for the 2015-2016 academic year with the introduction of new programs, industry credentials, and online courses.

Among the new offerings is the Associate in Engineering program (AE). Engineering employers often look for specific skills over standard degrees, and this program will provide students with the training needed to compete in the high-demand environment of today’s engineering workforce.
Engineering Pathways, a joint project of the North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina, has developed an articulation agreement that allows community college students with an AE degree to transfer seamlessly to a four-year engineering program within the UNC system. The AE program is specifically designed to meet prerequisite requirements and prevent the need for students to take additional or duplicative courses upon transferring. Universities partnering with community colleges through this program include East Carolina University, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and North Carolina State University.

Another new in-demand program that will be making its debut this fall is Motorcycle Mechanics. Students entering this program will earn an AAS degree.


The college will also introduce AAS degrees in Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology as well as Welding Technology. Currently, diplomas and certificates are available in these programs.

New industry certifications are being introduced into the Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Business Informatics and Nonprofit Leadership and Management programs to help employees in these fields.
To help students better balance work and personal life demands while continuing their education and enhancing their workforce credentials, Forsyth Tech is expanding its online offerings. This fall, the two-year AAS degree in Healthcare Management Technology will be available entirely online. By popular request, the two-semester certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management will also be available online."

- A Press Release