Back in the Swing of Things



Article Published: Sep. 15, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 30, 2011
Back in the Swing of Things

Christian musician Guy Penrod performs Sept. 18 at the Hayes Center.



Just because the summer is winding down, that’s no reason to stop the show. That’s the philosophy at the Hayes Performing Arts Center in Blowing Rock. The center recently released a full schedule of events for September. The line-up includes musical acts, comedy, theatrical and dance performances.



Sept. 17
Plastic Musik

Created by “Stomp” innovator Jeremy Price, Plastic Musik is a unique performance that utilizes traditional percussion techniques, along with all-plastic and recycled instruments to produce familiar melodies. Everything from classical favorites to Motown tunes is presented in a breathtaking and new way. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.



Sept. 18
Guy Penrod

Christian musician Guy Penrod is in every sense of the word a man cut from the cloth of rugged individualism. After spending 14 years as a member of Bill Gaither’s celebrated “Vocal Band,” Penrod has his sights set on new horizons as a solo artist. The show begins at 2 p.m.



Sept. 24
Sally Mayes: Broadway My Way

Acclaimed for roles in Broadway musicals, such as “Bye Bye Birdie” and “The Producers,” Sally Mayes brings her one-woman show to the Hayes Center stage this month. For two hours, Mayes sings and dances her way through the highlights of her Broadway career. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.



Sept. 25
Commedia Cinderella

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s popular touring ensemble, the Tarradiddle Players, stages this funny, fast-paced spin on one of the world’s most beloved fairy tales. The show starts at 2 p.m.



Sept. 29
Dancing with the High Country Stars

The 2011 class of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Challenge presents the first annual “Dancing with the High Country Stars,” an evening to benefit four local charitable organizations. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Hayes Performing Arts Center is located on Valley Boulevard in Blowing Rock. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (828) 295-9627.

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