In February, Friday Night ALIVE! for mature audiences started, and it was a great hit. There were music, skits, comedy, and film. The next FNA will be Mar. 25 at 7:30 p.m. This show is for the whole family with dancing, music, and video by local performers including Alex DeGraff, Karl Behrens, Trillium’s School for the Performing Arts, and more. There will be additional FNAs in the coming months. If you wish to participate, call 304-645-3003.
Trillium Performing Youth is celebrating 25 years and will be performing a Reunion Showcase on Apr. 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Apr. 9 at 1 p.m. The concert will showcase dances performed by current TPY and feature some works by former members including Ross Honaker and Faith Levine. RADAR, co-directed by alum Laura Gorsuch, will share three group works. RADAR recently received 2021 Professional Dance Company of the year from Richmond Dance Awards. TPY also performs free shows for schools and senior centers in the spring.
On Saturday, May 28, at 3 p.m., is Trillium’s School for Performing Arts dance recital. Instructor Hannah Morningstar-Stout says, “Our students have been hard at work preparing this production inspired by your favorite music from movies and Broadway. In all my years I’ve never had such passionate and creative students.”
These events are held at the historic Lewis Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.
The Trillium Garden Party is returning to the gardens of the Historic General Lewis Inn on June 9 at 5:30 p.m. A great time is had by all with music, dancing, food, and laughter. There is a silent auction and a cash bar.
Also in the works are Trillium’s Murder Mystery nights. Zona’s Revenge will make a ghostly reappearance, as well as a new mystery. These are audience participation events, so bring your friends and sleuthing abilities. Stay tuned for dates and locations.
In the fall, Trillium will again be performing free, entertaining, science-based school shows. These are original works that Trillium introduced five years ago, and have been a great hit with students and teachers alike. At the end of each show the students are allowed to ask questions. A fifth grade student said of Final Frontier, “I really like how you put in fun and mixed it with learning.” During the COVID-19 shutdown, a video version of Weathering the Elements was created and will be distributed to schools around West Virginia at no charge.
For ticket prices and more information go to Trilliumperformingarts.org or call the office at 304-645-3003. Also like us on FaceBook.
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