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 RAC'S 18TH ANNUAL SUMMER PRESENTATION, BRIGADOON Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 09 2014 @ 12:31 AM
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One of the most intriguing and delightful aspects of a musical show is its ability to open up a whole new world to both its audience and cast. The show that does this better than any other is BRIGADOON. This is a Scottish fantasy about a town that disappears into the Highland mist and returns for only one day every one hundred years. It includes the songs "Waitin' for My Dearie", "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean", "Come to Me, Bend to Me", "Almost Like Being in Love", "There But for You Go I", "The Heather on the Hill", and "My Mother's Weddin' Day".

ABOUT THE PLAY

As two American hikers explore the Scottish highlands they encounter something not on their map. They discover the lost town of Brigadoon, which, resulting from a miracle from God, comes to life for only one day every century. One of the Americans, Tommy Albright, happens to fall in love with a local girl, Fiona MacLaren. The problem is that if Tommy stays in the town for more than a day, he can never return home to New York. Not trusting his emotions, Tommy returns home to his fiancee, Jane Ashton, whom he really does not not want to marry. In the end, at the last minute, Tommy cancels his wedding and returns to Scotland. In another miracle, because Tommy's love for Fiona is so great, Brigadoon returns for another brief moment to allow Tommy to enter, never to return to the outside world.

Audition and rehearsal dates and locations will be posted just as soon as they have been determined.





 SIXTH ANNUAL TRIBUTE AND THANK YOU TO VETERANS Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, November 07 2014 @ 11:43 PM
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You are invited to the sixth annual Tribute and Thank You to All American Veterans on Sunday, November 9, 2014 in the auxiliary gymnasium of Raytown High School. The Raytown Community Band plays from 1:30 PM to 2 PM and the program begins at 2:00 PM.

Please join us for this ceremony honoring all of our veterans and veterans' widows. Featured will be a fantastic color guard and the presentation of a memorial wreath in memory of those veterans who have left us.

Missouri State Legislator Tom McDonald and Raytown Mayor David Bower will spotlight all veterans. The Kansas City Metro Men's Chorus directed by Noel Fulkerson will sing and the Raytown Community Symphonic Band directed by Eric Eckhoff will perform.

During the social hour immediately following the ceremony, veterans are invited to set up appointments to record their service highlights.

This very special event is sponsored by the Raytown Council on Aging, the Raytown Arts Council, the Raytown Retired Teachers Association and the Margurite McNair Chapter DAR with thanks to Raytown High School.





 OUR PAST SHOWS Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, February 03 2014 @ 11:51 PM
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Each summer since 1998, the Raytown Arts Council has produced a professional quality Broadway Musical for the enjoyment of Raytown audiences. These are thumbnails of each of the shows since 1998, as well as that for this summer's production of Cinderella. To visit the gallery, click: www.raytownartscouncil.com/gallery.






 RAYTOWN ARTS COUNCIL AWARDED MAC GRANT Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 04 2012 @ 02:47 AM
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The Raytown Arts Council has been awarded a grant from the Misouri Arts Council. We are honored that we have been chosen by this prestigious state arts organization to receive this funding. We rely on such grants and gifts from our wonderful friends and members which allow us to continue to fund projects such as the spring Arts Festival and our Summer Broadway Theatre.

The Missouri Arts Council is a state agency and division of the department of economic development. The MAC increases participation in the arts in Missouri, grows Missouriís economy using the arts and strengthens Missouri education through the arts.

Please visit their website, MAC to learn more about their programs.





 LINK TO RAYTOWNONLINE Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 17 2011 @ 11:58 PM
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General NewsAn on-line publication, "RAYTOWNONLINE" has been established by Michael Downing. His publication carries stories about happenings in the Raytown community. He also reports on events sponsored by the Raytown Arts Counci l.

To Visit "RAYTOWNONLINE" CLICK HERE.





 RAC SPONSORED MUSICAL GROUPS Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, February 05 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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RAYTOWN ARTS COUNCIL SPONSORS TWO STERLING INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES, THE FLUTE FANTASIA AND THE POLISHED BRASS, PLUS THE RAYTOWN COMMUNITY SYMPHONIC BAND.

The Raytown Arts Council takes special pride in its sponsorship of the Raytown Community Symphonic band. Conductor Bob Cochran takes the podium for rehearsals at St. Matthewís Episcopal Church, 9349 E. 65th Street every Thursday night. The repertoire is amazing, the talent is superb, and the pleasure it shares with its audiences as well as with its performers strikes a harmonious chord for enriching the lives of so many.

The band door is always open to musicians who enjoy sharing their talents to make exceptional music for the enjoyment of others. Come join the group this year. Rehearsals began this season on Thursday, September 17, and continue on Thursdays for the rest of the season. So, dust off that horn case, get the lip in shape, and hustle over to a rehearsal. For more information, call 353-3593.

Two other groups that bear mention are the Raytown Community Choir and the KC Metro Menís Choir. Rehearsals are held at St. Paulís United Methodist Church in Independence, MO. Auditions are not required to become a member of either group. If you like to sing, and are interested in becoming a member of either (or both) the RCC or the KCMMC, call director Noel Fulkerson at 913-836-3516.





 NOTICE RE: COMMENTS Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 01 2009 @ 03:31 AM
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THE RAYTOWN ARTS COUNCIL WELCOMES ANY VALID COMMENTS. DUE TO A LARGE NUMBER OF FRIVOLOUS AND NON-PERTINENT COMMENTS, THAT FEATURE IS NOW DISABLED. COMMENTS MAY BE ADDRESSED VIA E-MAIL TO THE WEBMASTER. CLICK ON "CONTACT" ABOVE.





 Visit the KC Metro Men's Choir Website Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 08 2004 @ 09:49 AM
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VISIT THE KANSAS CITY METRO MEN'S CHOIR WEBSITE.



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The Raytown Arts Council is a community based non-profit [501(c)3] organization, founded in 1995, dedicated to working in partnership with and building bridges between the Raytown schools, the artistic resources of the Raytown community, leaders of business in the community, civic organizations, the Raytown Parks Department, the City of Raytown, as well as the Missouri Arts Council, to promote interest and participation in the creative arts for the residents of the Raytown community.


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