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March 29, 2014

'What's In Your Bucket?'

Cardettes to explore dreams, fears during annual spring show April 11-13 at the TVCC Auditorium

Athens — Sometimes the biggest dreams come attached with the biggest fears. The Trinity Valley Community College Cardettes are making exhaustive preparations to explore those emotions artistically as they prepare for their yearly spring show.

The Cardettes’ 31st annual spring show, set for April 11-13 at the TVCC Auditorium, is titled, “What’s In Your Bucket?” Cardette Director Darla Mansfield said the show centers on some of the great things we want to accomplish in life, and the apprehensions and doubts that often accompany such goals.

Mansfield said the Cardettes – 31 strong, and including four Cardette Escorts – have worked on show preparations about 25 hours per week since early January to ensure another quality show in the proud lineage of spring performances.

“This is their opportunity to showcase different sides of dance,” Mansfield said. “But this is not a dance recital – it’s a production from start to finish. The quality of dance and entertainment is amazing.”

Over the years, the Spring Show has evolved into a hyper-organic performance in which most all of the choreography, skits and costumes are crafted by the Cardettes and Cardette escorts, themselves. However, as has been the recent tradition, former Radio City Rockette Summyr Whaley will choreograph one piece for the show, and Jason Wright of Gemini LSV will provide professional lighting services.

Tickets can be purchased online for $10. Online ticket sales for the 7 p.m., Friday, April 11, show will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, April 2. Tickets for the 7 p.m., Saturday, April 12, show will close at the end of the day on Thursday, April 3, and tickets for the 2 p.m., Sunday, April 13, show will close at the end of the day on Friday, April 4.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $8, although seating will be limited and the Cardettes urge purchase tickets early to guarantee seating. A ticket special is being offered exclusively for TVCC students, who can purchase a $3 ticket for the Friday performance only. Those tickets can be purchased directly from a Cardette.

Proceeds from the spring production will benefit the Cardette organization. A silent auction will also be held to support an upcoming trip for a group of Cardettes to New York City.

Sponsors for the spring show are: McDonald’s; Showtime International; Happy Feet Boots; All World Travel and Tours; TVCC Foundation; First State Bank; Whataburger; and American Dance and Drill Team School.

For discounts on groups of 10 or more, or for other questions, call 903-675-6225.

To purchase tickets online, click the following link: https://wwwapps.tvcc.edu/eventscardettes/

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