Flat Rock Playhouse Presents Love, Guy
After a short winter respite, Flat Rock Playhouse will kick off its 2018 Season with a one-weekend Music on the Rock concert filled with songs professing the reason for the season... of Love! In a show that calls all lovers to the Playhouse Downtown, nationally renowned performer, Guy Lemonnier, returns to the Playhouse as Hendersonville's own personal Cupid for a weekend jam-packed with Valentine fun for everyone. Last seen in the Playhouse's 2017 hit, Music of the Night: The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber, LeMonnier joins the Music on the Rock band for a night full of his favorite love songs, especially for you and yours. Love, Guy will run from February 15th through the 18th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.
Playhouse Artistic Director, Lisa K. Bryant explains, "Audiences will fall in love as Guy croons his way through a host of beloved standards including Sinatra's 'The Way You Look Tonight', Etta James' 'At Last', and Nat King Cole's 'L-O-V-E', as well as hits ranging every genre like 'Somebody to Love', 'I Will Always Love You', 'Against All Odds', 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Chances Are'. Guy has performed in New York, across the country and internationally, and we are so very lucky to have him back, yet again, here at Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theater of North Carolina, for this one-weekend Valentine's Day Music on the Rock Special!"
Guy Lemonnier is a New York based actor and singer hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is most widely known as an original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with whom he has toured the globe garnering a large following of fans. Most recently, he has appeared in roles on the hit TV shows: Gotham, Quantico, Broad City and Power. Additionally, he tours during the holiday season as a showcased artist for the Wizards of Winter and The Kings Of Christmas. Theater credits include Off-Broadway, Regional Theatre, and National Tours of Broadway Musicals.
Love, Guy will star LeMonnier, while also featuring a sensational, L-O-V-E crazed band led by Music Director, George Wilkins. Wilkins, Andrew Rogelberg, Ryan Guerra, Bill Altman and Paul Babelay will round out the band on Piano, Keys 2, Bass, Guitar and Drums, respectively. Featuring repertoire for every music lover from Queen to Neil Diamond and from Rodgers & Hart to Dolly Parton, LeMonnier and the band will surely have Hendersonville's Valentines skipping down Main Street with an extra lovesick pep in their step. Join the fun this February at the Playhouse Downtown. Sincerely, cordially, respectfully yours...Love, Guy.
TICKETS AND SCHEDULE
Love, Guy will run February 15th through the 18th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Performances Thursday evening at 7:30PM, Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00PM, and Saturday and Sunday matinées at 2 PM. Music on the Rock Subscription Packages (1 ticket to each of the 7, 2018 MOTR Concerts) and single ticket purchase options are on sale now. Tickets are $32 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse Box Office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.
The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown is located at 125 South Main Street in Hendersonville, NC.
FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE
In 1937, a group of struggling performers, led by Robroy Farquhar, organized themselves as the Vagabond Players. The Vagabonds worked in a variety of places over the course of three years, and in 1940 found themselves in the Blue Ridge region of Western North Carolina. The local and tourist community welcomed them with open arms when they presented their first summer season of plays in a 150-year-old grist mill they converted into The Old Mill Playhouse at Highland Lake. So successful was that summer, they returned in 1941. After WWII, the Vagabond Players reorganized, came back to the region and opened a playhouse in nearby Lake Summit. The Lake Summit Playhouse thrived during the post war years and soon the Vagabond Players were looking for a larger and permanent home. In 1952, the troupe of performers, and a newly formed board of directors, made an offer to buy an 8-acre lot in the Village of Flat Rock. This new home made the Vagabonds "locals" and a rented big top gave birth to Flat Rock Playhouse. As the beautiful Western Carolina region continued to grow, so did the Playhouse and in 1961, by Act of the North Carolina General Assembly, Flat Rock Playhouse was officially designated The State Theatre of North Carolina. What began as a few weeks of summer performances in 1940 is now a nine-month season of plays including Broadway musicals, comedy, drama, and theatre for young audiences. The Playhouse's dual mission of producing the performing arts and providing education in the performing arts includes a professional series; a summer and fall college apprentice and intern program; and Studio 52, year-round classes and workshops in theatre and film for students from kindergarten through adults. Flat Rock Playhouse now hosts over 98,000 patrons annually and is a significant contributor to the local economy and the Arts in North Carolina.