Thursday, September 16, 2010

Voices 'Mist of Night and Moon' Showcases Great Local Talent Sept 25

Voices is finalizing details for their yearly production, “Mist of Night and Moon,” scheduled for Saturday, September 25 at The Wadsworth in Newnan at 7:30 pm, with a Meet & Greet following the concert. “We are very excited about ‘Mist of Night and Moon’”, explains Artistic Director, Maria “Pia” Ugarte. “I would venture to say that this is our strongest program to date. We have a wonderful production that all ages can enjoy together and the talent that it will showcase is nothing short of amazing!”

The female vocal band Zaphyra will be participating as it has been doing since the inception of the group. All band members are soloists with parallel individual performing careers. Amy Beaucham is a Newnan resident with many years of theater experience. Jill Safko is an Ugarte Studio graduate, previous Spivey Children Choir member, singer and songwriter and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Kennesaw University. Diane Mitchell is an award winner theater performer and can be seen through out the Atlanta area in different productions during the year. Paige McCauley is an award winner singer-songwriter and actress currently performing in the South East. The three later members reside in Peachtree City. Pia Ugarte is the founder and Artistic Director of Voices, Zaphyra and The Ugarte Studio and she currently resides in Fayetteville. Zaphyra can be heard during the year at different locals like Ten East Washington in Newnan and is currently recording its first album which will be available sometime next year.

Singer Joyce Gruschow is originally from Columbus and she is currently a resident of Fayetteville. She was blessed with the gift of song at an early age and has continued to share her gift with the release of her Christian Debut CD “For You.” Joyce can be heard at many Atlanta Metro Venues and at a Benefit Concert scheduled for October 2 at the Fredrick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre in Peachtree City. Andrea Caldwell, a Fayetteville native, holds a Bachelor in Music from Clayton College and State University and a Master of Music from Austin Peay State University. Currently, she enjoys teaching her small-but-mighty studio at the Fine Arts Academy at Flat Creek, cantoring, and singing with the Southern Crescent Chorale conducted by Janice Folsom.

Tammy Darby is full time owner-operator of Cosmedical Spa in Peachtree City where she resides. She started singing early in childhood at church at the age of six. She then got involved in musical theater and with various chorus groups and bands. This performance marks her return to the stage after many years of absence. Alison Chambers resides in Peachtree City and can be heard performing with different theater companies in the Southern Arc. She is the Artistic Director of Peachtree City’s Twilight Theatre, which just concluded its fourth season at The Fred. Members of The Ugarte Studio -- Rebekah Anders, Devin Boyd, Camille Edwards, Abby Mortensen and Victoria Vaughn -- winners and finalists of various talent and music competitions, will partake in selected numbers.

This year’s show gravitates around “the night and the moon”. The concert will offer original compositions, as well as evergreens like “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night,)” the Phantom of the Opera Duet, “When You Believe”, “Boy with a Coin,” “Somewhere,” “Song to the Moon” from Dvorak’s opera Rusalka, and new hits like Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”

Tickets are $15.00 General Admission, and can be purchased online through the Voices website,, and by phone using Brown Paper Tickets (24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006.) Tickets can also be purchased in person in Peachtree City at Cosmedical Spa (1201 Georgian Park, 2nd Floor, Peachtree City, GA 30269 / 770-632-5500) and in Newnan at Scott’s Bookstore (28 S Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 / 770-253-2960.) $10.00 Children/Students/Seniors tickets are available at these locations with ID and at the door 45 minutes before the performance starts. These tickets are not available for online purchase. Patrons of Newnan’s favorite restaurant, Ten East Washington, and Cosmedical Spa can purchase discounted tickets at their local. For more information, please visit or call 404-358-2950.

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