Pennyroyal Arts Council

Big Read Hopkinsville 2019

Join the Pennyroyal Arts Council as they host the NEA Big Read in Hopkinsville! An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

Pennyroyal Arts Council is one of 78 nonprofit organizations to receive an NEA Big Read grant to host a community reading program between September 2019 and June 2020. The NEA Big Read in Christian County will focus on Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Activities will take place between October 1st and November 8th . . . so stay tuned for more information!

Dancing With Our Stars

Local celebrities will take the stage once again at the Alhambra on Saturday, September 7, 2019 to compete in the third Dancing With Our Stars competition.  This year’s competition returns with a twist. In the 2019 Dancing With Our Stars competition, the event will feature double the local celebrities.  Dance experts from Brooke Bailey Dance Addiction + Gymnastics and Bluegrass Dancecats will serve as mentors and coach 8 celebrity pairs.

Tune in to the Dancing With Our Stars Facebook page beginning on June 17 to learn who will be dancing in the September 7 competition.  Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, July 16 and will be available through online ticketing at pennyroyalarts.org. Tickets are $40 each. Sponsorships to support the event and special viewing opportunities in the newly renovated Alhambra Theatre are available. Email [email protected] to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Proceeds from the event and the funds raised during the dancing festivities will support the missions of both the Pennyroyal Arts Council and Sanctuary, Inc.  The event is sponsored by Hughart, Beard and Giles Funeral Homes.  Money is raised leading up to the event as community members cast their “vote” for their favorite team.  Each dollar donated counts as a vote, with the overall competition winners named from a combination of dance score and dollars raised.  Online donations will once again be available with one team named a winner before the dancing begins with the “Online Fan Favorite” awarded at the conclusion of the evening.

“We are thrilled to bring the dancing fun back to the community again this year,” says Executive Director of the Pennyroyal Arts Council Margaret Prim.  “The Dancing With Our Stars event will be the first event held in the Alhambra Theatre in its 2019-2020 season (The LIVE at the Alhambra series will kick off October 3 with a Grammy-award winning artist – reveal of that artist coming August 1!), and we could not be more excited to offer this entertainment again for our community.”

Heather Lancaster, Executive Director of Sanctuary, Inc. says of the event, “To add this new twist this year and double up on the number of local celebrities you’ll see competing is really going to be fun. We look forward to this exciting change to the competition.”

The Dancing With Our Stars event raised over $65,000 in 2016, and in 2017 raised $57,000.  Organizers are hoping to meet that same level of success to support the missions of the two organizations benefitting from the event.  The Dancing With Our Stars event has previously been a sold out crowd, so organizers encourage ticket purchases to be made as soon as they go live July 16.

For more information about the event and to learn about the teams competing this year, please visit Dancing With Our Stars on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DancingWithOurStarsHopkinsville/.

ABOUT PENNYROYAL ARTS COUNCIL & SANCTUARY, INC

The mission of the Pennyroyal Arts Council is to encourage, develop, and promote the appreciation of the Arts through Education, Support, Service, and Presentation. Learn more about the Pennyroyal Arts Council by visiting www.pennyroyalarts.org. Sanctuary, Inc. is committed to the provision of preventative and restorative services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  Learn more about Sanctuary, Inc by visiting www.thesanctuaryinc.com.

Lights Out Festival Featuring The Woodstock Rock Orkestra

The ​Pennyroyal Arts Council​ and ​Casey Jones Distillery​ announce a joint event and special performance by ​The Woodstock Rock Orkestra Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Casey Jones Distillery​ with proceeds benefiting the Pennyroyal Arts Council. The event is sponsored by Budweiser and Comfort Suites of Hopkinsville.

The Woodstock Rock Orkestra will perform a​ spectacular three hour concert of iconic music that helped define a generation and forever changed the American music scene. Directed by Kentucky natives Mark Jones and Lee Carroll, and featuring standouts like Jonell Mosser and Hopkinsville’s own Chip Graham and Alonzo Pennington, the Woodstock Rock Orkestra and its dozen plus players will perform the crown jewels of the ‘69 festival along with other Woodstock era hits to deliver a gripping, unforgettable concert under the stars.

Enjoy favorites by:
Santana | Led Zeppelin | Creedence Clearwater Revival | The Who | Jefferson Airplane | Joe Cocker | Janis Joplin | The Beatles | Sly and the Family Stone | The Rolling Stones | Jimi Hendrix | Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young | and More!

This is an all-age, family-friendly event with ​general admission tickets​ at $25 per person and $10 for kids under 12 for the 7:00 pm show. Experience the Lights Out Festival in an exclusive area with a VIP bar, tables and chairs at $37.50 (21+). You can reserve a whole table for your group by purchasing eight VIP tickets.

Want to take your festival experience up a notch? Camping options at the distillery are available Friday and Saturday nights at $10 a night. Each camper must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult.

The gates open at 10​:00 am​ with warm up music starting on the back porch at 2:30 pm with food trucks, tours and tastings available prior to the main event.

Tickets are available at the Alhambra Theatre and online at ​www.PennyroyalArts.org beginning Wednesday, June 19. For more information, contact the Arts Council at 270-887-4295 or Casey Jones Distillery at 270-839-9987 or visit https://pennyroyalarts.org/event/lights-out-festival/​.

The Snow Queen

Local students who participated in Missoula Summer Camp at the Alhambra Theatre will be showing off their hard work as they perform The Snow Queen. Tickets are available at www.pennyroyalarts.org .

Although set in a “land of colored ice,” this classic tale will warm your heart in its illustrative retelling by a group of fun-loving, imaginative hobgoblins. As they depict the journey of a young girl and her quest to find her best friend, you may just find yourself believing in malevolent mirrors, yetis, talking reindeer, and snow chickens! Blizzards can come at any moment, so strap on some snowshoes and get ready to discover what it takes to overcome chilling obstacles, keep resilience alive, and melt down the Snow Queen’s icy walls.

Thanks to sponsor Flynn Enterprises for making the camp and performance possible.

Missoula Summer Camp!

Missoula is coming back to the Alhambra to lead a summer camp! Registration is $50 per student, but don’t let that discourage you from participating. You can contact the Arts Education Coordinator to see if your child could qualify for assistance from the smARTs Scholarship Fund to attend this camp.

The Alhambra is welcoming children entering 1st-12th grade to take part in this week long theatre camp, wrapping up with a performance of The Snow Queen that Saturday. Children will participate in rehearsals and skill building exercises from 9 AM to 3 PM, but lunch will not be provided. Space is limited, so register soon.

For an online registration form, please click on link below.

smARTS Missoula Camp App

Missoula Summer Camp!

Missoula is coming back to the Alhambra to lead a summer camp! Registration is $50 per student, but don’t let that discourage you from participating. You can contact the Arts Education Coordinator to see if your child could qualify for assistance from the smARTs Scholarship Fund to attend this camp.

The Alhambra is welcoming children entering 1st-12th grade to take part in this week long theatre camp, wrapping up with a performance of The Snow Queen that Saturday. Children will participate in rehearsals and skill building exercises from 9 AM to 3 PM, but lunch will not be provided. Space is limited, so register soon.

For an online registration form, please click on link below.

smARTS Missoula Camp App

Missoula Summer Camp!

Missoula is coming back to the Alhambra to lead a summer camp! Registration is $50 per student, but don’t let that discourage you from participating. You can contact the Arts Education Coordinator to see if your child could qualify for assistance from the smARTs Scholarship Fund to attend this camp.

The Alhambra is welcoming children entering 1st-12th grade to take part in this week long theatre camp, wrapping up with a performance of The Snow Queen that Saturday. Children will participate in rehearsals and skill building exercises from 9 AM to 3 PM, but lunch will not be provided. Space is limited, so register soon.

For an online registration form, please click on link below.

smARTS Missoula Camp App

Missoula Summer Camp!

Missoula is coming back to the Alhambra to lead a summer camp! Registration is $50 per student, but don’t let that discourage you from participating. You can contact the Arts Education Coordinator to see if your child could qualify for assistance from the smARTs Scholarship Fund to attend this camp.

The Alhambra is welcoming children entering 1st-12th grade to take part in this week long theatre camp, wrapping up with a performance of The Snow Queen that Saturday. Children will participate in rehearsals and skill building exercises from 9 AM to 3 PM, but lunch will not be provided. Space is limited, so register soon.

For an online registration form, please click on link below.

smARTS Missoula Camp App

Missoula Summer Camp!

Missoula is coming back to the Alhambra to lead a summer camp! Registration is $50 per student, but don’t let that discourage you from participating. You can contact the Arts Education Coordinator to see if your child could qualify for assistance from the smARTs Scholarship Fund to attend this camp.

The Alhambra is welcoming children entering 1st-12th grade to take part in this week long theatre camp, wrapping up with a performance of The Snow Queen that Saturday. Children will participate in rehearsals and skill building exercises from 9 AM to 3 PM, but lunch will not be provided. Space is limited, so register soon.

For an online registration form, please click on link below.

smARTS Missoula Camp App

Frozen

Rated PG | $5 Admission (Tickets at the door)

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman, harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter’s cold grip.