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New book club enhances theater experience

Posted: September 8, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Courtesy Photo Margaret Landon’s “Anna and the King of Siam” is the first book in the WAC Broadway Book Club. The free discussion of the book and its connections to the musical will take place after the show’s run at 7 p.m. Oct. 9.
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Courtesy Photo Margaret Landon’s “Anna and the King of Siam” is the first book in the WAC Broadway Book Club. The free discussion of the book and its connections to the musical will take place after the show’s run at 7 p.m. Oct. 9.

Now that the Walton Arts Center is on the other side of all its construction -- and has one season under its belt with the beautiful new spaces of the facility -- staff members are looking for new ways to fully use all the resources at their disposal in engaging community.

FAQ

Broadway Book Club

WHEN — The Monday following each Broadway show’s run (except “Finding Neverland”)

WHERE — Sudduth Garden Room inside Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

COST — Free to participate; readers are also eligible for a 10 percent discount on tickets to select performances

INFO — 571-2719, waltonartscenter.org

FYI — Please contact group sales coordinator Kimberly Jones at the number above to register for the Broadway Book Club and reserve a spot.

FYI

Book Club Schedule

• Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I” — “Anna and the King of Siam” by Margaret Landon, Oct. 9

• Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” — “White Christmas: The Story of an American Song” by Jody Rosen, Nov. 13

• “Finding Neverland” — “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie, Dec. 18

• “Cabaret” — “Berlin Stories” by Christopher Isherwood, Jan. 22

• “An American in Paris” — “Suite Française” by Irène Némirovsky, Feb. 12

• “RENT” — “Down These Mean Streets” by Piri Thomas, March 5

• “Beautiful - The Carole King Musical” — “A Natural Woman: A Memoir” by Carole King, April 30

• “The Sound of Music” — “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak, May 21

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