Stories by Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Actors must overcome inhibitions for 'The Full Monty'

Before Ernie Williamson accepted the role of Malcolm in Le Chat Noir's upcoming production of The Full Monty, he did some self-examination.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Arts in focus at annual Art in the Park

Artists, performers and crafters will take part in the annual Columbia County Art in the Park on Saturday, May 14.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cast embodies life into 'Mary Poppins'

Stern and in control yet spontaneous and tender. These are qualities Mary Diesch sees in Mary Poppins. She will be portraying the title role in The Augusta Players' upcoming production.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dance Augusta show is set to tune of local musicians

The works of the free-spirited Isadora Duncan are the basis of one of several pieces that will be performed as part of Dance Augusta's Spring Fever show Friday-Saturday, April 29-30 at the Augusta ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

The Artside: Composer's 'Scythe of Time' picked for musical festival

I'd like to open this column to spotlight a local composer whose work is getting national recognition. Mark Swanson's latest work, A Scythe of Time, is one of only 13 musicals that will be ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Friday, April 22, 2016

Grant loves where music has taken her

Amy Grant has seen firsthand how music breaks through barriers and reaches people in a way no other medium can.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Artside: Art, literature come together for Shakespeare exhibit

Bringing together literature and visual art has been a common theme at the Book Tavern in the past couple of years. The latest will open Friday, April 23, with 21 artists presenting Shakespeare's ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Artside: Pastels, landscapes, quilts among offerings at Augusta museums

Augusta may be home to a premiere golf tournament, but it's also home to a thriving arts community.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Artside: Local artists earn accolades for film, public art, paintings

It's a dream of many indie filmmakers, having their film released in theaters in major cities nationwide, and it's happening for two local men on March 29.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

'Drowsy Chaperone' melds comedy, romance in musical

The Drowsy Chaperone brings together classic elements of musical theater including romance, mistaken identity and comedy and wraps them into a fun package with catchy tunes set in the Roaring 1920s.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Artside: Fort Gordon theater and arts advocate takes last bow

I'd like to open this column by paying tribute to someone who is well-respected in the arts community and will be taking his final bow on the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre stage with the production ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

'A Chorus Line' is backstage view of musical theater

The Augusta Players production of A Chorus Line is a reunion of sorts for Beth Blalock and Paul Jones. The duo play newlyweds Kristine and Alan Deluca.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

The Artside: Art parties set on both sides of river

The Greater Augusta Arts Council's annual membership event, the Wet Paint Party, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

North Augusta chamber honors business, citizen of year

Faith and family are at the heart of the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's busi­ness of the year: Quality Printing and Graphics, which began in one room of Alvin Lunsford's home in 1964.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

74-year-old to make stage debut in 'Dangerous Liaisons'

Pat Hall's bucket list doesn't consist of places she'd like to visit, but of things she'd like to accomplish. Starting Feb. 12, she'll get to check off one of those things - perform in a play.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

The Artside: Dance Theatre of Harlem draws largest ballet crowd

Augustans turned out in force for ballet on Jan. 30 as the Dance Theatre of Harlem took the Bell Auditorium stage.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Dance Theatre of Harlem seeks to inspire future generations

Dancers with the Dance Theatre of Harlem will take the Bell Auditorium stage on Saturday, Jan. 30, but it's only a brief part of their visit to Augusta.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

The Artside: Artists' tribute to David Bowie takes on new meaning

Jay Jacobs will never forget the first day the lyrics from a song spoke to him. It was a line from the David Bowie song Changes.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Augusta Mini Theatre to stage 'The Me I Like' to kick off 41st year

Augusta Mini Theatre, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this season, and will stage The Me I Like Jan. 15-18, Jan. 23-24 and Feb. 20-21.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

The Artside: Artist's feelings are central to exhibit

It's been six years since Carrie Brooks has had an art exhibit with as many pieces in it as the one that will open with a reception Jan. 14 at the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta.
By Charmain Z. Brackett
 
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