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Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:02 pm

The Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville, TN, presents THE SUN & THE FOUR WINDS, a performance of the Triple Threat Dance & Theater Education Program, students and faculty, from April 29th through May 2 on the Mainstage. This production is sponsored by CCP’s Triple Threat Education sponsor, Spirit Broadband.

Eldar Valiev, Dance Director and Nicole Begue, Director of Education, create this production, with choreography by Lilia Valieva, Michele Colvin, Ashley Austin, Leila Nelson, Michael Ruff, Donya Walker, Cathy Blouin, Sara Nelson, Jensen Crain and Katie Greene. Musical theater staging is by Nicole Begue, Elliott Cunningham, Weslie Webster and Quinn Cason. Directors Eldar & Lilia Valiev are graduates of Russia’s famed Vaganova Academy of the Kirov Ballet, while Ms. Begue, Colvin and Webster hold graduate performance degrees and national tour performance credentials.

THE SUN & THE FOUR WINDS is based loosely on Hans Christian Anderson’s fable, The Garden of Paradise. The four winds journey around the globe in dance styles and musical theater numbers, with sequences of ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop, plus musical theater vocal performance selections by students and the Playhouse Rising Stars. The theme suggests that while we may seek happiness in many ways and places, it is most truly found in the spirit and principles within.

CCP’s Triple Threat Education Program features training in major dance styles, musical theater and acting, preparing performers age 3 to adult as “triple threat” singer/dances/actors. Registration for the Summer Workshop (June 21-25) and fall classes is May 16 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the Playhouse in Studio A. Also, beginner and intermediate kids K-8 can enroll for a summer performance workshop preparing THE PERILS OF PINOCCHIO, for an August 5-8 Mainstage run. For more details, call Eldar Valiev, Dance Director, at 931.484.8710, ext 246, or (for theater) Nicole Begue, Director of Education, at ext 233.
Currently at the Playhouse family musical ANNIE, rated G, sponsored by Crossville, Inc and Triple Threat Education Sponsor Spirit Broadband thru April 18; and dazzling new comedy DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL, rated PG-13, sponsored by Stonehaus Winery, thru June 6. Tickets for all shows range between $13 and $24. For reservations call 931.484.5000, or visit Don’t delay! Get your tickets today!!
Posted 4.14.10

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