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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 00:00

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‘The Fox’ held over at HART

Based on a novella by D.H. Lawrence, Allan Miller’s drama “The Fox” will be held over at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.

On a small farm, two women are struggling to make their own living but the hens have stopped laying and a fox is raiding the hen house. Enter an engaging and capable but mysterious young man, willing to stay on as a hired hand. Who is this mysterious man who eventually dominates life on the farm?

Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students.

The musical cabaret “Miscast” will hit the HART stage starting Feb. 12.



Bachelors Ball for Belles at Laurel Ridge 

The Women of Waynesville (WOW) will host their first fundraising event of 2016, with the inaugural Bachelors Ball for Belles taking place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Laurel Ridge Country Club. 

Ten local bachelors and 10 amazing date-night gift packages will be auctioned off to the highest bidder while guests also enjoy a hot Italian dinner, dancing, DJ and cash bar. A few of the sought after auction items including a week’s getaway to a condo in Florida, an all expenses paid three-night getaway to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Resort and a free night’s stay at the Oak Hill on Love Lane Bed & Breakfast.

Since the creation of WOW in January 2012, the organization has raised more than $34,000 for local nonprofits and women and children in need in the community. All the while, sustaining themselves on membership dues alone. The Women of Waynesville is a registered nonprofit 501c3 that runs 100 percent on volunteers, from its founding members, to active board and volunteers. The money raised by WOW since 2012 has spread amongst this entire community stretching its impact to organizations such as REACH, KARE, Haywood Healthcare Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Big Brother Big Sisters, Heating Assistance, and many more. 

Tickets cost $50 per person which includes an evening of dinner, music, dancing, cash bar, large ticket auction items and of course, the bachelors auction. Groups of six or more will receive free champagne. 

Tickets are $50 for the full evening or $25 for those who want to show up at 7:45 p.m. to partake in the auction. Purchase your tickets to the Bachelors Ball for Belles online at the WOW website or by calling Nikki White at 828.545.6879. WOW accepts checks, credit cards and cash.

For more information about the Women of Waynesville, click on www.womenofwaynesville.com.


New twist on ‘Macbeth’

A modern day take on a Shakespeare classic, “Macbeth is the New Black” will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17-20 in the Hoey Auditorium at Western Carolina University.

This updating of “Macbeth” comes from original material by Linda Parsons Marion. In a women’s juvenile detention center in Tennessee, the inmates are staging a production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. What’s happening in the detention center begins to mirror the secrecy and violence in the play, and the results are vicious.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for senior citizens, faculty and staff, and $10 for students ($7 in advance). 

828.227.2479 or bardoartscenter.wcu.edu

• An “Appalachian Dance” class for kids will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9, 16 and 23, and March 1 at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. Classes feature flat-foot dancing, buck dancing, clogging and square dance styles unique to the Haywood County mountains. For teenagers grade 7-12. $40 per person for four classes. 828.452.2997 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Princesses, heroes and villains in Franklin

The “Once Upon A Wish” interactive musical celebration of princesses and heroes will hit the stage at 7 p.m. Feb. 5-6 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. 

All of your favorite princesses and heroes will celebrate dreams, wishes and the excitement that comes with living in a fairytale. Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy light refreshments as you participate in this live, interactive stage show, but be careful, because there are a couple of villains lurking in the shadows. 

Space is limited, so reservations are suggested and can be made at the theatre box office by calling 828.524.1598. This event takes place on the SMCPA stage with tables available for groups of six or less. Some smaller groups may be combined to allow the maximum number of participants. Everyone in attendance will need a ticket. 

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company. 

$15 at the door.


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