March happenings in the Center for the Arts include Steel Magnolias set March 1 - March 11; Houston Symphony Community Connections set March 2, Night of World Folk Songs set March 29 and March 31 and the Encaustic Exhibition continues through March 29
Lone Star College–CyFair’s spring theatre season kicks off with the comedy “Steel Magnolias” March 1 through March 11 at the Barker Cypress campus.
Don’t miss this quintessential Southern comedy set in a rural Louisiana beauty parlor through laughter and tears!
This spring production opens March 1 with preview night tickets only $5. Other show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4 and March 11.
A reception will follow the March 2 performance.
Claire Hart-Palumbo is celebrating her 30th year as a theater professional and that includes her directing debut in this Lone Star College–CyFair production. An actress, director, arts administrator and a founding company member of Stages Repertory Theater, was last seen at Lone Star College–CyFair as Big Mama in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
Hart-Palumbo will be directing a cast that includes Paige Miles as Truvy Jones, Elizabeth Herrera as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, Marylynn Coryell as Clairee Belcher, Leila Hadrous as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, Celeste Roberts (courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association) as M’Lynn Eatenton and Sylvia Froman as Ouiser Boudreaux.
Tickets are $12, seniors $10 and students $5 with proper id. Discounted group tickets are also available.
All performances will be held in the Main Stage Theatre located in the Center for the Arts building, located at 9191 Barker Cypress at West Road.
For tickets and information call the box office at 281-290-5201 or go online to cyfair.lonestar.edu/goto/cfcboxoffice.
FREE HOUSTON SYMPHONY CONCERT
Come enjoy a free evening concert March 2 featuring Houston Symphony violinist Eric Halen and pianist Scott Holshouser at the Lone Star College–CyFair Barker Cypress campus.
Halen and Holshouser will be playing W. A. Mozart: Sonata in B Flat Major, KV 454 and Johannes Brahms: Sonata in G Major, Opus 78.
The Lone Star College–CyFair Branch Library is sponsoring this Houston Symphony Community Connections concert for teens, college students and community members.
The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall, located in the Center for the Arts building room 102. While the concert is free, seating is limited.
For information, call 281-290-5248.
NIGHT OF WORLD FOLKS SONGS
The Lone Star College–CyFair Choral Department presents two March performances of “Night of World Folk Songs” in the Main Stage Theatre.
The performances will feature American and International Folk Songs including rounds, carols, lullabies, ditties, hymns, spirituals, traditional gospel, folk songs, blues and jazz, work songs, fun songs, silly songs, and more.
The preview performance will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 29 with tickets only $5.
The final performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31 with $10 general tickets and $5 tickets for seniors and students. Group discounts are available.
For reservations and information call 281.290.5201 or go to cyfair.lonestar.edu/goto/cfcboxoffice.
Step back in time and see and ancient method of painting featured at Lone Star College–CyFair with the Encaustic Exhibition on display Feb. 20 through March 29 in the Bosque Gallery.
Encaustic painting combines colored pigment with hot wax as a binder. This ancient method of painting allows an astounding array of techniques that include sculptural applications, luminous transparencies, opaque impasto, and limitless mixed media capabilities. Many of today’s contemporary artists are pioneering a resurgence of encaustic painting.
This Lone Star College–CyFair exhibition will showcase work completed in Robert McGehee’s Continuing Education Encaustic class.
An artist reception will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment with Sarah Cassidy, gallery coordinator, at 832-482-1038. For information, go online to cyfair.lonestar.edu/goto/bosquegallery.