Chorale Winter Concert Will Be “Unforgettable”

Directed by Ted Hesse and accompanied by Anita Gifford, the Greater Decatur Chorale will present many of your favorite tunes of a lifetime in their winter show, “Unforgettable.” Call 422-5911 to purchase your tickets today!

7:30 p.m. on January 11 & 12
2 p.m. on January 13

$10/person in advance
$12/person at the door

Location is the convenient and comfortable Shilling Auditorium at Richland Community College.

Fall Drama Classes Begin Soon!

Sign up now for the Decatur Park District’s fall drama classes for ages 3 – adult! All sessions are held at the Poage Arts & Recreation Center, 2020 N. Oakland Ave.  Register online at Call cultural arts supervisor Marie Jagger-Taylor at 421-6648 for details.


Fairy Tale Times (ages 3 -6)

Explore classic fairy tales, then recreate each story with basic props and costumes.

Code                Title                             Date                 Time

492102-06        Stone Soup                   Oct. 6               9 – 9:30 a.m.

492102-07        3 Billy Goats                Oct. 13             9 – 9:30 a.m.

492102-08        Little Red Hen              Oct. 20             9 – 9:30 a.m.

492102-09        Elves & Shoemaker       Oct. 27             9 – 9:30 a.m.

Fee: $8 ($6 with resident discount)


Park Players (ages 7 -14)

Someone killed Shakespeare!  Plots that twist and turn have created the perfect reason for any one of his characters to kill the Bard.  Concludes with a Murder Mystery Lunch Party.  Fast-paced, interactive fun!

Code                Day                  Date                 Time

472524-07        Saturday           Oct. 6 – 27       9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $58 ($50 with resident discount); includes script and basic prop/costume needs


Stage Make-Up (ages 9+)

In this 4-day class, students will learn how to exaggerate, diminish, and create facial features to help an actor portray a character.  Facial features, old-age makeup, and bruises and cuts will be covered.  Fee includes personal make-up kit.  Registration deadline: September 28.

Code                Day                  Date                 Time

472525-04        Monday            Oct. 8 – 29       5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Fee: $65 ($60 with resident discount)


Stage Craft: Intro to Technical Theatre (ages 10+)

Learn new techniques to transform items on-stage or in your home.  Brushes and tools will be available to create marbling, textures, woodgrain, and more on a variety of surfaces.  Fee includes all materials.

Code                Day                  Date                             Time

472522-04        Thursday          Sept. 20 – Oct. 25         5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Fee: $55 ($50 with resident discount)


Dance/Drama Registration & Open House

Registration for the Park District’s dance/drama classes will take place August 15 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Poage Arts & Rec Center (2020 N. Oakland). Dance classes begin September 5. For more info, call Marie Jagger-Taylor at 421-6648 X1.

GDC Auditions on August 27!

Do you love to sing and share your talent with the community? Audition for the Greater Decatur Chorale on August 27 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Poage Arts & Rec Center (2020 N. Oakland). To audition, prepare a song of your choice and sing it with or without a tape or CD. You may be asked to sight read or perform tonal memory singing, as well. For an appointment, call Marie Jagger-Taylor at 421-6648.