LOUISBURG – On Friday, November 14, Louisburg College’s Allen de Hart Concert Series will present “G.R.I.T.S.”(Girls Raised In The South): The Musical. This is a full production journey that will take you to and through the heart of the South. It’s four women, four generations and four different views. It’s your mother, your sister, your Grandma, your best friend. It’s sweet tea, collard greens, fresh tomatoes and banana puddin’. It’s stories you’ll recognize and tales from the past. It’s country music, jazz tunes, old time blues and toe tappin’ rock. It’s the old, the new and some things in between. It’s about love and laughter, revelation and grace.
Based on the book, “Friends are Forevah” by GRITS creator and author, Deborah Ford, this show will have you laughing and crying and it will transport you back in time. Reminisce about sitting on the front porch, traveling with your best friends, celebrating with down home meals and the “Dos and Don’ts” of being a proper Southern gal. This delightful performance is filled with meaningful quotes from famous “GRITS girls” from all over the United States as well as lots of high-energy musical numbers.
All concert events will take place in the Frances Boyette Dickson Auditorium of Louisburg College’s JPAC. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at (919) 497-3300 or toll-free at 1-866-773-6354. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of show. The Box Office, which is located in the main lobby of the JPAC, is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m., as well as 90 minutes before show time. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats are not reserved. Additional information and tickets are also available online at www.jpacarts.com/grits. All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. Children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are admitted free to all performances. Louisburg College offers a special discount rate for groups of 20 or more.
The College is also offering sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations at different levels through the Bravo Society. Members will receive special benefits, including name recognition prior to the show and in the playbill, free tickets for employees, and invitations to Louisburg College art exhibit openings throughout the year. Contact Robert Poole at (919) 497-3251 for more information.
On December 12 and February 13, the College will host pre-concert dinners. These buffet-style meals will be served at 5:45 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Jordan Student Center. Reservations are required at least one week in advance of each event. To reserve a seat, please call the Louisburg College Box Office at (919) 497-3300.
Additional support for this series comes from the Franklin County Tourism Development Authority (www.visitfranklincountync.com).
About Louisburg College
Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, Louisburg College is the oldest two-year residential college in the nation, and the only one in North Carolina. With a student body of 700 students, over 90 percent of Louisburg graduates continue their education at four-year schools. Learn more at www.louisburg.edu.