Fine Arts Center
Brigham City
Empowering lives through the Arts

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and providing affordable fine arts opportunities for youth and families in the community. We offer after school and evening classes in art, youth choir, theater, drawing, puppetry, and photography. We also offer a variety of community activities including: theater productions, puppet story time for preschoolers, periodic concerts, a Puppet Museum with special family activity times, puppetry workshops in the schools, monthly Open Mic Nights and great recital space for piano and music teachers.

Our current Board members are:
Hal Allen - President
Dave Kafton - Vice Chair
Jeffrey Lowe - Past President
Jennifer Delaney - Treasurer
Susan Behring - Secretary
Dave Neidert
Linda Lowe
Ryan Erwin
Jodi Baird
Austin Weyand
Sebastian Smith

Director: Susan Neidert

Office Staff:
Sally Warren, Andy Peterson, Jennifer Delaney, Linda Lowe and Laura Johnson


~ OUR SPONSORS for 2014-2015 ~

Gold Level Contributors:

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation / Russell Family

Boeing Corporation /
Community Fund


Brigham City Autoliv


Box Elder County Tourism

       


    Kiwanis Club of Brigham City


This program is supported in part by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
National Endowment for the Arts Logo Utah Museums Logog

Other 2014-2015  Supporters:

Super Bronze Backers:
Box Elder County Tourism
The Kiwanis Club of Brigham City
Gillies Funeral Chapel
Icon Health and Fitness
Microsoft and Tech Soup.com
Geri Garfield and DeAnn Nichols
KSM Music
Salt Aire Foundation


Bronze Backers:
Hal R. Allen and Associates
Edge Orthodontics
Blanchard's Braces
Cover- up
Brigham Center for Womens Health
Box Elder News Journal
The UPS Store
Anonymous
Two Color Photography
Members First Credit Union
Tom and Alida Hannum
Edward Jones, Ken Kennedy 
JoAnn and Richard Kimber
Dave Kafton<

Other Patron Supporters:
Brigham City Area Chamber,  Idle Isle Cafe, Peach City Ice Cream, Jill Rasmussen, Remuda Golf, Hansen Jewelry, Randy Capener, DDS, Hunan Village, Integrity Home Health, HoneyVille Food Products, Larry Camarillo, USU Brigham City Campus

We welcome your donations year round to support fine arts programs and community activities.

We are a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization and your donations are not only tax deductible, but strive to make a positive difference for youth and families!

  • Light and sound booth techs - training available with 6 month commitment.
  • We are also taking applications for board members.

Contact the Fine Arts Center for more information at 435-723-0740.


Alert Service

Send us an email at: bcfineartscenter@aol.com and let us know if you want specific program reminders or announcements sent to your e-mail address. Please indicate what topics you are interested in, ie: preschool puppet time, open mike, concerts, after school classes, adult/ evening art classes, etc. and you will get a three to four day notice for programs and a two week registration notice for classes.


FLYAWAY MINIATURES ANYONE??!!

This is a fund raiser for the Fine Arts Center and the Brigham City Heritage and Arts Board.
We still have miniatures available for sale.
The Brigham City Main Street Flyway took to the air a second year in April.
They are 18 by 22 inch panels that will again hang from lamp posts on Main street between Forest and First South April - November.
Miniatures of all eight panels are available for purchase at the Fine Arts Center and at the Bear River Bird Refuge Education Center just west of Brigham City.
Pictured here are all 8 of 16 designs.
The miniature 2 x 4 inch cut outs are great Brigham City souvenirs for matting or use as ornaments.

January-February  2015 Happenings


The FACE Presents Arsenic and Old Lace - Fri., Sat. & Mon., February 6, 7, & 9 at 7:30 pm

Brigham City Fine Arts Center and The FACE Presents: Arsenic &amp; Old Lace - Feb. 6, 7, &amp;9 2015
Tickets $5 per person, available online and at the door. 
BC Fine Arts and The FACE Presents Arsenic &amp; Old Lace - Feb. 6, 7 &amp; 9, 2015
ARSENIC & OLD LACE: Mark your calendars for “Arsenic and Old Lace” presented on February 6, 7 and 9, at 7:30 pm. by our high school theatre program. This classic comedy by Joseph Kesselring is always fun, with the Brewster family’s two murderous aunts who think they are performing a public service, and delusional Uncle Teddy digging the Panama Canal in the basement. 
Tickets are $5 per person on the web or at the door.

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Annie Jr. Audition information: 
  This family musical version of Annie , being produced by permission of  MTI - ( Musical Theater International),   is planned for the Fine Arts Center Stage May 7,8,9, and 11. 

Auditions are  February 10 and 11 and for youth 8 to 18 years of age.

Held at Fine Arts Center, 58 So 100 W   You will be assigned a time: 


Email c.m.anderson@aggiemail.usu.edu with your availability on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-8 and he will assign an audition time.


Parents ( and/or older students) will need to fill out an audition form and students will need to bring  along  a picture of themselves  to the audition.   

Audition Forms available at the Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West.


Further audition  instructions will be given upon arrival. 


Younger Girls (Auditioning for Annie or Orphans) ~ages 8-14 Be familiar with the song "Maybe"

Older Girls (auditioning for Hannigan, Grace, or Lily) ~14-18 Be familiar with the song "Little Girls"

Younger Boys ~ages 8-14 Be familiar with the song "N.Y.C."

Older Boys ~ages 14-18 Be familiar with "I Don't Need Anything but You" (Warbucks) and "Easy Street" (Rooster)



Rehearsals begin February 19 and are generally scheduled Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm.  There will be some Saturday rehearsals.  Tech and dress rehearsals will run longer than the regular rehearsal schedule.  
Performance Dates are:  Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 pm; Friday, May 8 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, May 9th at 2:  pm and 7:30 pm; and Monday, May 11 at 7:30 pm

Conflicts need to be considered during the casting process.  Your ability to be present and working during rehearsals matters as much as your performance in auditions.  At Try outs Please list all known time conflicts during the rehearsal and performance period.  Be as complete as possible. 

See Below for list of Characters: 



ANNIE JR. CAST OF CHARACTERS


Main Roles:

 ANNIE –red-headed 11 year old street-wise orphan; motherly to fellow orphans while independent& tough; must be strong vocally & musically & do a lot of “acting without words” while onstage; a friendly & caring child that the audience must love!

 

ORPHANS – gritty, neglected & vulnerable little girls of varying ages; must have mischievous fun & “sibling-style” fights; must be vocally strong & visually expressive - be able to dance & move well on stage

                MOLLY – the littlest who is 6 yrs. old

                PEPPER – 12 yrs. old, tough

                DUFFY – 13 yrs. Old, the oldest & biggest; somewhat of a leader

                KATE – next-to-littlest who is 7

                TESSIE – cry-baby who is 10

                JULY – the quietest who is 13

 

MISS HANNIGAN – Head of the Orphanage & a definite “has-been”; hates her job & the children, but hilarious to watch; must have great comedic timing & be a strong singer & performer; need to make the audience delight in anticipation of what she will do next!

 

GRACE FARRELL – Oliver Warbuck’s “right hand” person. She is sophisticated, mature, calm, cool,& together; she should seem responsible & have great timing when speaking & moving that she has everything under control. Needs to be a strong singer & stage presence.

 

ROOSTER – Miss Hannigan’s younger thief of a brother; a hustler by all accounts. Flashy& self-assured; Needs to make a great team with Lily (could even be shorter than her if it worked); big character part – a New York accent could be a real plus; needs to be a strong singer, dancer, & presence on stage.

 

LILY– Rooster’s “floozy” girlfriend – blonde, ditsy, checks her make-up in the mirror often, big accent possibly, etc. Needs to be able to dance & sing well. Must play up to Rooster – character part.

 

OLIVER WARBUCKS – A self-made millionaire who spent his life building his career & not his personal relationships; a kind man, but a bit brusque and not used to children, pleasantries, or emoting; His posture, walk, and speech patterns are very important (bald head optional). Can sing well or speak-sing if the actor playing him has a booming voice & stage presence.

 

ENSEMBLE- (Tourists, Servants, Drake, Bundles, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh & others) All the smaller speaking roles will be selected from the ensemble during the rehearsal process. Everyone will be featured in multiple scenes.


WINTER CLASSES 

Please register at 435-723-0740

or Email: bcfineartscenter@aol.com.

After school classes 4-5 pm unless otherwise noted:
Monday - Youth Choir
Tuesday - Master Artists class, Style Program and Elementary Theater
Wednesday - Elementary Drawing (3 to 4 pm)  and Pay it Forward for Teens
Thursday - Intermediate theater, Intermediate Basic Drawing and puppet making.
-- Evening classes for adults and high school students include:  Basic and advanced Photography and Drawing.
-- Most Youth classes are ~$40 and include 8 hours of instruction time, adult classes may cost more.
-- See Winter/Spring Classes link for more information.






MUSIC IN THE CITY - Friday, February 20th - We welcome the beautiful, charming, and talented, singer-songwriter Cherie Call!
BC Fine Arts and Music in the City Welcomes Singer-Songwriter Cherie Call - Fri. Feb. 20, 2015
Tickets: $10/$7 students. Buy at the door or online! This show will sell out so we advise you to get your tickets early!
Brigham City Fine Arts Center and Music in the City Concert Series Presents The Corey Christiansen Trio - January 16, 2015 - Buy Tickets Online!

Cherie Call was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and has been writing music since her early teens. March of 2014 marks the release of Cherie’s eighth full length album, “Homeless Songs.” Some highlights of Cherie’s performing life include playing “in the round” at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe, being a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Newfolk songwriting competition, opening for bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien at the University of Utah, and performing with the beloved hymn revival supergroup, “The Lower Lights”. Cherie’s songs have been included on several albums produced for the LDS Especially for Youth summer programs, and also on the soundtracks to many independent films, including God’s Army, Charly, and the Banff Award winning film, “True Fans”. Cherie currently lives in Utah with her husband and three daughters and a son.

MUSIC IN THE CITY CONCERTS are scheduled for the 3rd Fridays of November, and January thru May
See our 2014-2015 performance line up on the Music in the City Page! You won't want to miss any of these shows!
Individual Tickets $10 per person ($7 with student ID.)
Ticket includes $1 off dessert at Peach City after the concert.

Next Open Mic - Saturday 2/14/15 -- features Tim Burnett. A retired High School science teacher, he has good chemistry with his guitar as a folk singer. He will highlight aspects of his life with his favorite songs and songs that shaped his life.  7 pm- see Open Mic link


FAMILY FUN NIGHTS -- 2nd (or 4th) Mondays

January 12 - We will be joining the Free Brigham City Community Fair at Box Elder High school. We are planning our next Family Fun Nights for Mondays the 23 of February and the 23rd of March to work around other theater activities happening at the Fine Arts Center.


Family Theatre Program at The Fine Arts Center - Theater for families by families.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB - DECEMBER 5, 6, & 8, 2014

The show was an awesome success- thanks to all who participated and all who came.

Included here are a few of Charlotte's Web cast Spider Charlotte (Amelia Naumann) center Overlooks Goslings (Connor Naumann, Lily Walter, and Paige Walker), Templeton the Rat (Jonathon Payne), Goose (Katrina Wood) and Gander (Alex Patterson).

Thanks to all who auditioned. The directors were very impressed with the talent of those who came and made the difficult choice of narrowing down to a cast of 20 for Charlotte's Web.

Mommy and Me Music Time: The 4th Wednesday of the month 9:30 to 10:30 am
December would have been the 24th but will be celebrated Monday the 22nd instead from 9:30 am to 10:30 am . BESD schools will be out for the Holidays- school age siblings invited as we will have activites for ages 2 to 10 years of age. Also, see Friday Puppet story times. No charge, although $1 donation per child suggested to help cover crafts.

Improv Faction for High School Youth has changed back to Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm.


Pay It Forward: For young teens ages 12-15 years. Meet at The Fine Arts Center or as indicated. For current meeting time and latest volunteer opportunities See pay it forward link.


Family Theatre Program at The Fine Arts Center
Theater for families by families. 

Thanks to all who auditioned. The directors were very impressed with the talent of those who came and made the difficult choice of narrowing down to a cast of 20 for Charlotte's Web. Golden Goose was postponed.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE SIDEBAR FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ONGOING PROGRAMS:
-- Improv Faction: Thursdays 5-6pm For 9th grade and up
-- World of Puppetry Museum: 1st and 3rd Saturdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
-- Preschool puppet story time: 2nd Friday of the month September through May, 9:30 to 10:30 am
-- Music Time: 4th Wednesday of the Month 9:30 to 10:30 pm. (geared to 2-5 year olds) * Check exceptions for December.
-- Open Mic Night: Monthly on a Saturday night. Next Open Mic Night will be February . The doors open up to all at 7 pm. See Open Mic Page for more info. Watch for occasional open mic show case concerts at 6 pm on these dates.

-- Peach Days Melodrama: Thanks to all the performers and audience members who made this year's melodrama a great success. "Widow Widdicombe's Woes" or "The Family that Mines together Pines together". Written by DeAnn Nichols. Directed by Geri Garfield.