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March 31, 2014

Panther Tales Players present A Festival of the Arts May 3

CROSSVILLE — The Panther Tales Players, Stone Memorial’s theatre group, has joined forces with the advanced choir, culinary arts, visual arts, the jazz band, and carpentry class to invite you to the theatre lobby and auditorium for SMHS’s Festival of the Arts on Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m.

Imagine if you will, you arrive at SMHS at two in the afternoon for the matinee performance. When you come in the door, you are greeted with a lobby displaying some of the best artwork SMHS art students have to offer, not unlike walking into the Guggenheim.

As you walk amongst the art pieces, admiring the skill and beauty of the students' talents, chefs from the culinary arts will be moving about, cordially inviting you to sample their hors d'oeuvres and punch. You may think, for just a moment, that you are at a special showing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Naturally, no visit to an art exhibit is complete without music. While you stroll through the inspiring art show, tasting delectable delights, different SMHS student jazz band members will be playing some of your favorites.

Finally, at 3, the doors will open. You’ll move to your seats, the lights will fade, and when the curtain goes up, Stone Memorial’s advanced choir will take the stage with carefully choreographed dance and song. Their talents will continue to entertain you between scenes as the actors, pound the boards with their hilarious farce, "A Midsummer Night’s Teen."

Envision yourself laughing through the comedic antics of the players, cheering the talents of the choir’s medley of tunes from many of your favorite musicals, and finally clapping with enthusiasm as everyone takes their final bow and the curtain falls. As you leave the auditorium, you find yourself pleased with an afternoon well spent.

If this scenario speaks to you, please join us on Saturday, May 3, and make your imagination a reality as SMHS presents A Festival of the Arts. Tickets will be on sale the day of the show for only $5.

For reservations or more information, contact Susan Jay at 484-5890.

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