Reinhardt University will welcome a variety of music and entertainment at the Falany Performing Arts Center, 7300 Reinhardt College Parkway, in the coming weeks.
Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Falany, Reinhardt University Opera will present Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein’s Academy and Tony award-winning “The Sound of Music,” a story of Maria and the von Trapp Family, which will be performed by students from the university opera program. The students will perform songs from the musical such as “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and “Do-Re-Mi.”
“‘The Sound of Music’ provides a wonderful opportunity for the gifted singers in our opera program to branch out with a Golden Age musical,” said Dr. Fredrick Tarrant, dean of the School of Performing Arts. “As one of the most popular musicals of all time, it will be a delight for audiences of all ages.”
Tickets to the event are $12.50 for all seats.
The Falany will also welcome the Atlanta Chamber Players, a mixed ensemble of strings, winds and piano, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.
For more than 40 years, the ensemble has performed critically acclaimed concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. The group has reached audiences worldwide through radio broadcasts. Many of the players perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and some have traveled the world as touring artists.
“I’m so excited to have the Atlanta Chamber Players perform at the Falany,” said Jessica Akers, director of the Falany Performing Arts Center. “I hope to bring them back annually — they are just that talented. To have such a refined group here is just magnificent. ”
The program will feature Johannes Brahms’ Trio for violin, horn and piano in E-flat major, Op. 40 and Ernst von Dohnanyi’s sextet in C major, Op. 37. Tickets are $25 to $30 for adults, $20 to $25 for seniors and $10 for children (12 and younger).
The Liverpool Legends will be another act making their way to the Falany Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 22.
The Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band handpicked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison, will perform songs spanning the entire career of the Beatles. Costume changes, vintage instruments and special effects will be featured during the performances.
“The Beatles were such a great group,” Akers said. “To get a show like this, where you can just imagine what it was like to see them live and relive the experiences — it’s exciting! Get your ‘ticket to ride’ before we sell out.”
Liverpool Legends has toured the world, playing in historic venues such as The Cavern Club in Liverpool, and recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London. The group has also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and headlined at the Rose Bowl in California.
Tickets to the event are $40 to $45 for adults, $35 to $40 for seniors and $10 to $15 for children (12 and younger).
To end the month, the Falany Arts Center will present Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” at 2 p.m. on March 29 to help inspire children to protect trees.
In the 2012 animated movie, 12-year-old Ted lives in a place virtually devoid of nature — no flowers or trees grow in the town of Thneedville. Ted would very much like to win the heart of Audrey, the girl of his dreams, but to do this, he must find that which she most desires: a Truffula tree. To get it, Ted delves into the story of the Lorax, once the gruff guardian of the forest, and the Once-ler, who let greed overtake his respect for nature.
“‘The Lorax’ has always been one of my favorite stories from Dr. Seuss,” Akers said. “We want to encourage our young audience to give back to the environment and help protect our native trees. We hope to offer a fun afternoon and a take-home experience for children to plant their own tree.”
After the movie, children will be able to participate in crafts, enjoy snacks and pick out their very own Dogwood tree sapling. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children (12 and younger).
Tickets for these events can be purchased at reinhardt.edu/falany or by calling the box office at 770-720-9167.