HIGH POINT, NC (February 5, 2020) Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, will be performing at the High Point Museum and at the High Point Public Library Saturday, February 29.
At 11 a.m. the group will perform “Freedom Songs” in the Little Red Schoolhouse at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. “Freedom Songs” is best appreciated by audiences in grades 3 through adult.
This musical revue provides an energetic and engaging approach to learning about Black History. From songs which carried the secret messages needed to navigate the Underground Railroad, to the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, to the Beale Street Blues, music has long been an integral part of American history which is celebrated in this production. Bright Star's professional actor/singers take audiences on a musical tour through hundreds of years of history, sampling songs that spread across centuries and continents, and explaining the history behind these famous ballads, hymns and musical styles.
Then at 1 p.m. Bright Star Touring Theatre will perform “African Folktales,” at the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main St. “African Folktales” is best appreciated by grades Pre-K through grade 5.
"African Folktales" is a 45-minute production that brings to life the vastness of the African landscape and a variety of clever animals. Join Akili as she shares these exciting tales that were traditionally passed down by word of mouth. With imaginative costumes and lots of audience participation, this production also includes valuable character-education themes. Celebrate world cultures, literature and the art of interactive African storytelling with one of the brightest shows in the Bright Star repertoire.
The High Point Public Library is committed to nurturing the joy of reading, sharing the power of knowledge, strengthening the sense of community and enhancing cultural and economic vitality. HPPL is committed to promoting, encouraging, and enhancing lives through library services The Library, a department of the City of High Point, is located at 901 N. Main Street.
The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, shares Greater High Point’s history, provides perspective for current issues, and strengthens the sense of community.
The City of High Point aims to serve as the catalyst for bringing together the community’s human, economic and civic resources for the purpose of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. For more information on the City, visit www.highpointnc.gov