A Closer Look at the GrowZone Players’ One Act Play

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The last post recapped the awesome event in November, ARTrageous, which featured art in all forms and concluded with a one-act play from our GrowZone Players. The play was St. George and the Dragon, written and adapted by school drama director, Ryan Bender.

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The GrowZone Players are our troupe of actors.  Students in 5th-8th grades have the opportunity each year to choose the drama elective and, as such, audition for roles in the annual fall one-act play and the spring musical.

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This year’s one-act play told the story of a king, a dragon and a band of royal court misfits that ultimately saved the day. It was laugh-out-loud funny, well performed and pure entertainment for all in attendance.

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The ever growing and changing list of members of our GrowZone Player troupe never cease to amaze audiences with their performances. They manage to take a script and bring it to life in a skilled and professional manner far exceeding their individual ages.

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Be sure to take every opportunity to see the GrowZone Players’ productions. They are not to be missed!

ARTrageous Recap

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On November 17, 2017, our school hosted our second annual art celebration and fundraising event. Last year it was called our Art Gala. This year the name changed to ARTrageous.

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The evening included gallery art from students, teachers and community members as well as writing performers, local musicians Elise and Micah McCool, the John C. Campbell Folk School Dancers and Band. The evening concluded with a hilarious performance by TLC’s own GrowZone Players in a one-act play titled, St. George and the Dragon.

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Special thanks to the following community partners for making this event a success:

Jackie Ward Foundation for Academics and the Arts

John C. Campbell Folk School

Roberta Rankin

Lori Coffey, Community Youth Players

David & Terry Blackshear

We’re Hosting a Contest Over on Facebook to Win an $80 Prize Package!

ARTrageous Contest

We are hosting a CONTEST over on our Facebook page where you have the chance to win the following prize package valued at $80:
1) 2 adult and 2 student tickets to ARTrageous on Nov. 17th at The Learning Center Charter School;
2) $30 gift certificate to ShoeBooties Cafe;
3) A handmade pottery mug from our own, Julie Johnson!

HOW TO ENTER:
You can only enter on our Facebook page by leaving a comment, tagging at least two friends, “liking” The Learning Center Facebook page and “liking” ShoeBooties Cafe Facebook page!  Easy!

Winner will be selected by random draw but must have completed all the steps to enter. Winner will be notified via Facebook on Wednesday, Nov 16 by noon! Good luck and thanks for entering!!

1st Annual Arts Gala Review

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On November 4, 2016, TLC celebrated our Inaugural Arts Gala event. The TLC! GrowZone Players put on a delightful production that the audience loved. Our cooking elective students treated guests to house-made hors d’oeuvres. Student and staff artworks were on display as well as an amazing selection of monsters from our Halloween Monster Makers Contest. It was a wonderful evening of the arts!

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A special thank you to Drama Director, Ryan Bender, for organizing our inaugural Arts Gala.

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Arts Gala at School Raises Money for Risers

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If you enjoy supporting the arts in our community, you’ll want to save the date for an Arts Gala presented by The Learning Center! Charter School.

On November 4, the school will open to the public for their first Arts Gala with the goal of raising money to purchase risers and staging for the school’s auditorium. The auditorium space, built last year, is part of a multi-purpose space used for drama productions and other school functions.

The Arts Gala will begin at 6:00pm with hors d’oeuvres, a walk through of the school’s gallery featuring student, teacher and staff art as well as works from elective courses.

In addition, The GrowZone Players, the school’s drama group, will put on a “One Act” play called, called “The Outlaws of Candy Kitchen, or, Bonney the Kid Rides Again” and is a western-themed melodrama about the “Real Bonney the kid – which happens to be a girl in this story.

“Pre-sale tickets will be available soon for $15,” said school drama director, Ryan Bender, “and all proceeds will help us reach our goal of $25,000 for stage risers used for all productions and school functions.”

Save the Date for First Annual Arts Gala

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If you enjoy supporting the arts in our community, you’ll want to save the date for an Arts Gala presented by The Learning Center! Charter School.

On November 4, the school will open to the public for their first Arts Gala event with the goal of raising money to purchase risers and staging for the school’s auditorium. The auditorium space, built last year, is part of a multi-purpose space used for drama productions and other school functions.

The Arts Gala will begin at 6:00pm with hors d’oeuvres, a walk through of the school’s gallery that features student, teacher and staff art as well as works from elective courses.

In addition, The GrowZone Players, the school’s drama group, will put on a “One Act” play called, called “The Outlaws of Candy Kitchen, or, Bonney the Kid Rides Again” and is a western-themed melodrama about the “Real Bonney the kid – which happens to be a girl in this story.

“Pre-sale tickets will be available soon for $15,” said school drama director, Ryan Bender, “and all proceeds will help us reach our goal of $25,000 for stage risers used for all productions and school functions.”