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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 00:00

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Rowan returns to Cataloochee

Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan will perform on Tuesday, April 21, at Cataloochee Guest Ranch in Maggie Valley. 

A 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour will then be followed by dinner and a fireside performance by Rowan. Acclaimed for his work with bluegrass godfather Bill Monroe, Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia and other musical icons like David Grisman and Vassar Clements, Rowan is a renowned, Grammy award-winning performer, who is considered one of the torchbearers of bluegrass and folk music.

Tickets are $60 per person, which includes a dinner buffet. or 828.926.1401.


‘Peter Pan’ flies into WCU

The School of Stage and Screen will close its 2014-15 Mainstage season with a high-flying production of the J.M Barrie classic “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up,” at 7:30 p.m. April 16-18 and 3 p.m. April 19 in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

The production follows the adventures of Peter, Wendy, Michael and John in Neverland. This new adaptation of the classic play that will be performed at WCU is based on the work of John Caird and Trevor Nunn, who researched and restored Barrie’s original intentions. The London Times considers the play “a national masterpiece.”

The WCU stage act of “Peter Pan” will feature special flying effects provided by Hall Associates Flying Effects, an Illinois-based company that will visit campus for three days to hang rigging and train actors and crew.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for seniors and WCU faculty and staff, and $7 (in advance) and $10 (day of show) for students.

828.227.2479 or



• There will be a workshop for actors and actresses about performing the works of Shakespeare at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. The 90-minute session will feature actors and actresses from HART’s current stage production “The Actor and The Assassin,” who will discuss their craft. Free. 

• As part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the production of “The Actor and The Assassin” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. April 17-18 and 3 p.m. April 19 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. Tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors and $11 for students. There will also be a $7 matinee price available. or 828.456.6322.

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