WCU unveils schedule for Galaxy of Stars Series

The Galaxy of Stars Series at Western Carolina University will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a lineup highlighted by a return engagement of country-western icons Riders in the Sky, a Grammy Award-winning group that performed during the inaugural season of the series.

The only professional entertainment series in Jackson County, the series debuted in 2005, with all performances taking place in the 900-seat John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The 2014-15 schedule will include the following:

• The band Riders in the Sky will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. The group, founded in 1977 and featured in the motion picture “Toy Story,” is known for its award-winning harmonies, wacky cowboy wit and high-yodeling adventures.

• “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. A group of master improvisers gather made-up hit song suggestions from the audience to create a spontaneous evening of music and humor.

• Cinnamon GRITS: Christmas in the South will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. This production is a mix of storytelling and music that provides a Southern-style look at the holidays.

• Elvis impersonator Travis Ledoyt will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31.

• Man 1, Bank 0 hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Patrick Combs tells the true story of a man who deposited a junk-mail check labeled “non-negotiable” into a bank account only to see things erupt into an adventure pitting a “David” regular guy against the “Goliath” of the banking industry.

• Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger and comedian Glenn Singer will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27.

• We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26.

The Galaxy of Stars Series is presented by the WCU College of Fine and Performing Arts with support from the WCU Friends of the Arts organization.

Season subscriptions go on sale Monday, May 5. $120 for adults and $45 for students and children. Subscriptions for WCU faculty and staff are available for $110.

Single-show tickets for the 2014-15 series go on sale Aug. 12. Those prices are $21 for adults; $16 for WCU faculty and staff; and $7 for students and children. Ticket prices are $15 per person for groups of 20 or more.

828.227.2479 or  www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.

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