A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICALDecember 8 & 9, 2012 - 8th at 8:00 p.m. and 9th at 3:00 p.m.
Brimming with music and dance, love and laughter, the Augusta Players will give the holiday spirits the full Broadway treatment with the musical version of the Charles Dickens classic. With a score that is filled with beautiful melodies by Beauty and the Beast’s composer Alan Menken and emotional lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, A Christmas Carol, the Musical is the perfect way to begin the holiday season.
Suzy BoggussFriday, December 14, 2012
Suzy Bogguss had a revelation on stage with Garrison Keillor in 2008. Everyone loves to sing along on "Red River Valley" – except the children who somehow don't know the song. Folk songs are the scrapbook of the American experience, but as music education fades from our public schools, she worried; these beautiful melodies are in danger of being overlooked. She resolved to record these timeless songs in an updated but reverent way – so that everyone can sing along on "Red River Valley."
Christmas with John BerryThursday, December 20th 2012
The Christmas with John Berry show has become an Augusta holiday tradition. Mention his name to just about any country music lover and the response will likely be, "What an awesome vocalist!" Between 1979 and 1990 John recorded and marketed six albums on his own Clear Sky Records label. Those early discs and John Berry's strong regional popularity attracted him attention on Music Row. Capitol Records signed him in 1992 and it was there that he had a string of hits, including "Your Love Amazes Me", "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye", "I Think About It All The Time", "Change My Mind", "If I Had Any Pride Left At All", "Kiss Me In The Car", 'What's In It For Me", and "You and Only You". But it was his stunning performance of the title track of the 1995 CD O Holy Night that led to his most enduring legacy. John Berry began doing a Christmas tour in 1996 and this year will mark his 15th consecutive Christmas concert series. As John has grown in his walk with Christ, his calling has been to share God's love with his audience. Moving into a new phase in his career, John's tenor voice remains an instrument that is able to touch all our hearts.