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WKNO’s PERFORMANCE CLUB is a group of arts enthusiasts who get a behind-the-scenes peek at a variety of shows. Then we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly.
Our “curators,” Christopher Blank and Charlene Honeycutt, select a half-dozen or so events each year that we attend as a group. Typically, we meet an hour before the event. The artists – from choreographers to directors to visual artists – share their unique insights into their creations. Afterward, we talk about what we saw.
Our past events have included operas ("Ghosts of Crosstown"), musicals ("No No Nanette"), plays ("Angels in America"), ballets ("World Wonders") and other “happenings" (such as Levitt Shell Concerts). The only cost is buying your ticket to the event. Our club members often get special discounts. You can attend as frequently as you like.
Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s “Twelfth Night”
Saturday, December 13
Club meet up at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
The Dixon Gallery, 4339 Park Avenue
Performance Club tickets are $24, which is a 20 percent discount on the regular price of $33.
Call 759-0604 and ask for the Performance Club ticket.