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‘Beanstalk’ musical coming Sept. 30

First Posted: 9:43 pm - August 30th, 2015

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Contributed photo The Abingdon, Virginia-based Barter Theatre comes to Cheraw on Sept. 30 for a 10:30 a.m. performance of its “Jack and the Beanstalk” musical.
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The Cheraw Arts Commission will present the musical “Jack and the Beanstalk” by Barter Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

The 10:30 a.m. performance will be presented at the Theatre on the Green in Cheraw. The show is family-friendly and geared for kindergartners to adults.

Jack is different from the other kids — every time it rains, he hears beautiful music up in the sky. Then one day the rain stops, and the ensuing drought forces Jack into town to sell his beloved cow, Bessie. Before he can get there, he meets a swindler who sends him instead on a madcap adventure up a magical beanstalk — an adventure that includes six quick-changing actors as an entire town full of people, a silly goose, a singing golden harp and one angry giant!

It’s one of The Barter Players’ most popular plays, organizers said, and a new look at the most fun Jack-tale ever.

Opening in 1933, The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia is one of the longest-running professional theatres in the nation. During the Great Depression, patrons unable to buy 40-cent tickets were allowed to exchange their food products for admission to theatre performances, hence the name Barter.

Admission is $6 per child with adults in free. For additional information about the performance, contact the Cheraw Arts Commission at 843-537-8420, extension 12.

The Cheraw Arts Commission is supported in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contributed photo The Abingdon, Virginia-based Barter Theatre comes to Cheraw on Sept. 30 for a 10:30 a.m. performance of its “Jack and the Beanstalk” musical.
http://thecherawchronicle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_jack-2-for-print.jpgContributed photo The Abingdon, Virginia-based Barter Theatre comes to Cheraw on Sept. 30 for a 10:30 a.m. performance of its “Jack and the Beanstalk” musical.

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