Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

Venture "under the sea" with Princess Ariel, a curious young mermaid who falls for a handsome human prince and agrees to a dangerous bargain with a powerful sea witch in exchange for legs and a chance to live with the prince on land. But will everything work out as planned? This Broadway musical is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and Disney's classic, 1989 animated film.

General admission is $5. Everyone attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket and no passes are accepted. Tickets are now available online at JMArtsTickets.com.

Click here for the cast list.

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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

Venture "under the sea" with Princess Ariel, a curious young mermaid who falls for a handsome human prince and agrees to a dangerous bargain with a powerful sea witch in exchange for legs and a chance to live with the prince on land. But will everything work out as planned? This Broadway musical is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and Disney's classic, 1989 animated film.

General admission is $5. Everyone attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket and no passes are accepted. Tickets are now available online at JMArtsTickets.com.

Click here for the cast list.

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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

Venture "under the sea" with Princess Ariel, a curious young mermaid who falls for a handsome human prince and agrees to a dangerous bargain with a powerful sea witch in exchange for legs and a chance to live with the prince on land. But will everything work out as planned? This Broadway musical is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and Disney's classic, 1989 animated film.

General admission is $5. Everyone attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket and no passes are accepted. Tickets are now available online at JMArtsTickets.com.

Click here for the cast list.

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Holiday Concert
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Concert

JM musicians take the stage to celebrate the festive holiday season — with performances currently scheduled featuring the Guitar Ensemble, Band and Combined Chorus. General admission is $5 per person, preschoolers free, with all proceeds used by JMArts to help our student artists excel. That includes providing scholarships for summer study on university campuses, producing THE LITTLE MERMAID, purchasing art supplies and reducing the cost to students traveling this spring on JM's second-annual New York Arts Adventure.

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Sing and Play '19
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sing and Play '19

Our second-annual musical competition features instrumental and vocal acts with a $50 prize awarded for the best performance in each of three categories — elementary, middle school and high school. Acts may be individuals or groups up to four people, with all performers being full-time students in a North Carolina public, private or home school. Auditions are required, and each act selected for the competition must pay a $10 registration fee. Winners are selected by audience vote.

General admission is $5 per person and includes one vote in each category. Click here for last year’s details, which will be updated by January 1 for this season’s competition. All proceeds will be used by JMArts to help our student artists excel and to reduce the cost to students traveling this spring on JM's second-annual New York Arts Adventure.

Auditions are Tuesday, February 5, with a snow date of Thursday, February 7. Snow date for the competition is Tuesday, February 26. Thank you to volunteer director Greg Burriss!

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New York Arts Adventure 2019
Apr
16
to Apr 20

New York Arts Adventure 2019

  • Courtyard New York Manhattan/Chelsea (map)
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Eight upperclass artists fly to New York City for five days over spring break to explore one of the world's great cities, gain new perspectives that will influence their work and experience the very best in theater, music and visual arts.

Last year's participants attended several Broadway shows and performances at The Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. They went to the top of the Empire State Building, saw the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry, spent an afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art, enjoyed dim sum at Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown, visited Times Square, experienced the 9/11 Memorial and saw renowned sites during walks up Fifth Avenue in Midtown and down Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

But there’s much more! The New York Arts Adventure is an opportunity to meet and learn from world-class artists working in the city. Last year's group sat down on stage with Broadway actors Ari’el Stachel (Haled) and Etai Benson (Papi) after watching them perform in The Band's Visit. They talked theater and life over lunch with Jessie Austrian — Broadway actress, stage director, NYU faculty and a founder/co-artistic director of Fiasco Theater. And they enjoyed some time chatting with Joel Wenhardt after the jazz pianist concluded his late night set at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

This year's adventure includes the legendary Plácido Domingo performing in La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera and a renowned graffiti artist leading a private street art tour and hands-on graffiti workshop on New York’s Lower East Side. Arts professionals meeting with students will be announced as they're confirmed, but will likely include lunch with Peter Marks, chief theater critic for The Washington Post, and a post-show discussion with actor Andy Grotelueschen after he performs the role of Jeff Slater in Tootsie, a new musical on Broadway.

If you would like to help keep this trip affordable for families, please consider sponsoring a performance or meal, or making a contribution toward a student scholarship. For more, download this overview and contact us!

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Scene by Scene
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Scene by Scene

Student artists participating in the JMArts Acting Intensive provide a free showcase performance open to the community. The production features scenes refined by 15 students during a series of after-school workshops open by application to all Jordan-Matthews students. The workshop clinician and showcase director is Jessica Nunn, founder and director of the Phoenix Theatre Company. Refreshments will be served during a reception after the performance. This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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Music in May
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Music in May

JM musicians take the stage to celebrate the climax of another creative season — with performances currently scheduled from the Jazz Band, Guitar Ensembles, Concert Band and Combined Chorus. General admission is $5 per person, preschoolers free, with all proceeds used by JMArts to help our student artists excel. That includes providing scholarships for summer study on university campuses, producing THE LITTLE MERMAID, purchasing art supplies and reducing the cost to students traveling this spring on JM's second-annual New York Arts Adventure.

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JM Awards Night
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

JM Awards Night

Academic awards are presented at JM's annual celebration — including recognition of JMArts Scholars and recipients of several arts awards: James Award for Theater, John Philip Sousa Band Award and outstanding graduates in instrumental musical, vocal music and visual art.

Honored last year were JMArts Scholars Corrine Collison, David Gonzalez Hernandez, Aaron Partin, Jennifer Trejo Benitez, Jackie Vasquez, Samantha Zarate and Jose Zendejas; Helen Moody Art Scholarship, Karmen Brown; James Award for Theater, Orlando Balderas and Alyssa Gaines; John Philip Sousa Band Award, Orlando Balderas; Outstanding Graduate in Instrumental Music, Cesareo Aguila; Outstanding Graduate in Visual Arts, Karmen Brown; and Outstanding Graduate in Vocal Music, Alyssa Gaines.

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Siler City Veterans Day Parade
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Siler City Veterans Day Parade

The Jordan-Matthews Marching Band participates in the 2018 Siler City Veterans Day Parade, part of an annual celebration in downtown Siler City hosted by the Siler City Merchants Association. The day’s commemoration begins at 10 a.m. with a memorial at Bray Park before moving downtown for the 11 a.m. parade, which runs down N. Chatham Avenue from the Siler City Fire Department to Beaver Street.

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Breakfast with Princess Ariel and Friends
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Breakfast with Princess Ariel and Friends

Princess Ariel, Sebastian, Ursula and their friends from Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID swim into a special breakfast for children and parents. The menu includes pancakes, sausage and juice — plus an occasional song from the cast and plenty of photo opportunities!

Admission is $10 per person and seating will be staggered from 10 a.m. to noon, so please plan to spend about 30 minutes at the breakfast. Small parties may be seated together at some of our larger tables, so be ready to make friends! Because this is a family event, all children under age 12 must be accompanied by at least one adult!

Reservations may be requested by email, by phone at 919-742-2916 or online by anyone with a Google g-mail account. After we schedule your party, you will receive a confirmation email with your reservation time and a list of options to pay by cash, check or credit card. Credit card payments are accepted online.

All proceeds will be used by JMArts to help our student artists excel. That includes providing scholarships for summer study on university campuses, producing Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, purchasing art supplies and reducing the cost to students traveling this spring to the Williamsburg Heritage Festival and on JM's second-annual New York Arts Adventure.

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Fall Festival of Bands
Nov
3
7:00 AM07:00

Fall Festival of Bands

The Jordan-Matthews High School marching band performs its show, “El Toro Caliente,” at the 18th annual Fall Festival of Bands, an adjudicated competition featuring up to 25 bands judged on music, marching and general effect. Admission is charged and concessions will be available.

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Northwest Guilford Fall Festival
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Northwest Guilford Fall Festival

The Jordan-Matthews High School marching band performs its show, “El Toro Caliente,” at the 37th annual Fall Festival at Northwest Guilford High School, a competition judged on music performance, visual performance and general effect. General admission is $6 and concessions will be available. Note: The Jammin’ Jets are scheduled to perform at 4 p.m.

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The World Around You: A Celebration of Art
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

The World Around You: A Celebration of Art

JM artists help you “look at the world around you” in a juried art exhibition inspired by a featured number from JM's upcoming musical production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID! Art I students will exhibit art inspired by the song’s title, “Under the Sea,” with work based on sea life, both real and imaginary. Art III/IV students will explore the nature of identity using the theme “Part of Your World,” with work presented in different media. Cash awards will be presented for the two works judged as first- and second-place in the show.

The one-hour exhibition, planned and presented by Art III/IV students, is free and includes a reception with light refreshments.

Click here for the art show program.

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PlayMakers' "Macbeth"
Oct
4
4:00 PM16:00

PlayMakers' "Macbeth"

PlayMakers Repertory Company rolls into Siler City once again for a FREE performance of Shakespeare's "Macbeth"! It's part of PlayMakers' Mobile Shakespeare tour, some truly innovative performances that make Shakespeare's plays available, enjoyable and accessible to all — just as the playwright intended. The event — including free coffee and cookies at 3:30 p.m. before the performance at 4 p.m. — is open to students, faculty and the entire Chatham community.

Before the play begins, PlayMakers actors will lead a performance workshop for JM actors, beginning by noting the parts each will be playing in the Mobile Shakespeare production before moving on stage for some opening exercises combining personal introductions, motion and sound. Then, they will break into small groups, reading scenes from "Macbeth," diving deep into characters and doing additional physical work.

Click here for the program. Running time is estimated at 70 minutes. Note: This event was originally planned for Wednesday, September 19, but moved due to schedule changes caused by Hurricane Florence.

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"Sherwood": A Walk Through the Forest
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

"Sherwood": A Walk Through the Forest

About 30 JM students experience theater like they never have before with an in-depth walk through "Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood," the comedy with music opening this year's season at PlayMakers Repertory Company.

It all begins when JM students get a personal backstage tour to learn how professionals design and create scenery and costumes; rehearse for a new production; and produce theatrical works. Then, the curtain to go up at 7:30 p.m. for a performance featuring flying arrows, clanging swords and original music by Jack Herrick of North Carolina's Tony Award-winning string band, The Red Clay Ramblers. After the show, students will meet with six actors — Jeffrey Blair Cornell (Sir Guy), Ray Dooley (Prince John), Christine Mirzayan (Maid Marian), Tristan Parks (Sheriff of Nottingham), Joshua David Robinson (Robin Hood) and Dan Toot (Friar Tuck) — for a short discussion about how they created and performed what students just saw on stage.

This event was rescheduled from Friday, September 14, a performance canceled in advance of Hurricane Florence. Because of the new date, we have had to cancel the planned discussion with the show’s director, Jessie Austrian, a Broadway actress, stage director, NYU instructor, and co-founder and co-artistic director of the world-renowned Fiasco Theater, since she will not be in North Carolina on this new date.

The entire event, including transportation from school, is offered free to students thanks to generous contributions by JMArts members, Jessie Austrian, PlayMakers Repertory Company and members of the “Sherwood” cast.

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Pig Out for JMArts
Sep
7
4:30 PM16:30

Pig Out for JMArts

  • Jordan-Matthews High School Cafeteria (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy some great barbecue and create life-changing opportunities for JM artists — all at the very same time! (Honestly, it's that easy ... and tasty, too.) Pick up or dine in at the JM Cafeteria, and if you're attending the Chatham Central home football game, make sure you have supper with us!

Plates are $8 each and include barbecue by chef Gary Lamach, slaw, bread, dessert and drink. Tickets will be available at the school office in advance and at the dinner, with all proceeds being used by JMArts to help our student artists excel. That includes providing scholarships for summer study on university campuses, producing THE LITTLE MERMAID, purchasing art supplies and reducing the cost to students traveling this spring on JM's second-annual New York Arts Adventure.

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"The Little Mermaid" Junior Auditions
Sep
5
3:45 PM15:45

"The Little Mermaid" Junior Auditions

  • Jordan-Matthews High School Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're adding one or two students each from Chatham Middle, Siler City Elementary, Silk Hope School and Virginia Cross Elementary (only) to our THE LITTLE MERMAID cast — all as sea creatures in the ensemble for three full-cast musical numbers.

Actors auditioning will sing one simple song, under one minute in length, from memory with no accompaniment.

Important notice to actors planning to audition: You must be third grade or older. You must be available for rehearsals on some announced Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. And you must be available for all THE LITTLE MERMAID performances, which are Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m.; Friday, November 16, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, November 17, at 4 p.m. (Any additional performance would be during the school day, around those dates and announced in advance.) There are no exceptions.

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JM Band Camp
Aug
6
to Aug 17

JM Band Camp

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  • Google Calendar ICS

The JM Marching Band begins work on its fall show with a two-week camp. Sessions will be held daily on August 6-10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on August 13-17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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Mermaid Dive-In: A Cast Event
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Mermaid Dive-In: A Cast Event

  • Jordan-Matthews High School Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

JM's cast for THE LITTLE MERMAID begins work on the fall musical with a special event that includes an initial sing-through, discussion about the show and expectations, practice moving as sea creatures and video interviews with members of the Broadway cast and creative team. Oh, and lunch! Performances are November 15-17.

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"The Little Mermaid" Auditions
Jun
6
3:30 PM15:30

"The Little Mermaid" Auditions

Auditions for "The Little Mermaid" are open to anyone who will be a student at Jordan-Matthews High School in the fall. Performances are currently scheduled for Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m.; Friday, November 16, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, November 17, at 2 p.m.

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