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Honky Tonk & Children's Opera Close Out Cary's Fall Sertoma Series

October 03, 2008

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Honky Tonk & Children's Opera Close Out Cary's Fall Sertoma Series

Honky Tonk & Children's Opera Close Out Cary's Fall Sertoma Series
Bring the kids to Sertoma Amphitheatre at the Town of Cary’s Bond Park, 801 High House Road, on Saturday, October 4 at 3 p.m. for Opera Express’ rendition of “Little Red’s Most Unusual Day”, and then come back to the Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 5 at 3 p.m. for more entertainment at the Great Big Gone concert...

Bring the kids to Sertoma Amphitheatre at the Town of Cary’s Bond Park, 801 High House Road, on Saturday, October 4 at 3 p.m. for Opera Express’ rendition of “Little Red’s Most Unusual Day”, and then come back to the Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 5 at 3 p.m. for more entertainment at the Great Big Gone concert; the performances mark the end of another Fall Sertoma Series that features the best in free, live, outdoor entertainment each year.

Opera Express, Opera Carolina's educational touring company, will present its adaptation of Little Red's Most Unusual Day, a spin-off of the well-known story of Little Red Riding Hood. The Big Bad Wolf enjoys precious moments of glory until Dudley, the forest ranger, shows up to put a stop to his fun. In the end, Little Red learns that she must always follow her mother's rules. Throughout the year, Opera Express helps students understand and appreciate opera as an art form that integrates all of the fine arts and humanities.

Great Big Gone hails from the North Carolina Piedmont and brews up a blend of electrified porch picking, finger licking, roots rocking, western swinging, honky tonking Americana all garnished with a pinch of Cajun. The group is comprised of Triangle music veterans brought together by a passion for the many facets of American roots music. Members include Janet Place, Greg Bower, Miner Gleason, Steve Webster, and Bryan Sodemann. They were all members of the recently disbanded Brown Mountain Lights, a band which played regularly around the Triangle and the Southeast. Great Big Gone continues in the same style.

“There’s something for everyone at this weekend’s performances, so make plans to catch the culmination of yet another great Sertoma Series,” said Performing Arts Coordinator Sarah Bunch. “Bring the entire family for a fun outing in the great outdoors at Cary’s Bond Park.”

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