BCCA to unveil its 34th season

Published 2:54 pm Thursday, September 9, 2010

Staff Writer

Frankly, Barbra doesn’t care for her onstage partner — and for that partner, the feeling is mutual.
Vocal impressionists Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo will start the Beaufort County Concert Association’s 34th season on a high note — literally.
Featuring Owens as Barbra Streisand and Anzaldo as Frank Sinatra, “The Concert That Never Was …” begins at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Washington High School Performing Arts Center.
Admission is available to anyone who buys season tickets for five performances at a cost of $45, said Eleanor Rollins, BCCA president.
“In order to subscribe or become a member, one can either go online to www.gobcca.org or they can join at the first concert,” Rollins said.
The season’s five shows are spread out from next Thursday through April 14, 2011.
For more information, call 252-975-7524 or visit the website referenced by Rollins.
Jerrie Oughton, BCCA’s publicity chairwoman, said this concert promises to be one of the season’s most exciting.
“It’s going to be combustible because both of (the performers) have that attitude that those two stars had, which is just a little bit of arrogance and a little bit in-your-face,” Oughton commented.
The two professional singers, affiliated with Live On Stage Inc. of Nashville, Tenn., will be presented courtesy of First South Bank, which is underwriting the concert, said Rollins.
Lee Chevrolet of Washington will underwrite a March 22, 2011, performance by TV, film and Broadway star John Davidson, she said.
“I think it’s an exciting season,” said Oughton.
In past seasons, some BCCA-booked performers were focused on one type of entertainment, making it hard to hold the audience’s attention for an hour and a half, she remarked.
This year’s lineup should hold attendees’ attention from start to finish, she added.
“Our concerts have a lot of variety to them,” Oughton said.
At a season-long cost of $45, memberships come to $9 per concert, Rollins said.
“It’s a popular-priced offering of live performances,” she said.
BCCA has around 800 subscribers, she shared.
According to a news release, the association “was formed to encourage the appreciation of good music.”
“The BCCA is an all volunteer organization committed to building and maintaining a permanent concert audience for live performance in Beaufort County and to present internationally acclaimed artists at family-friendly, affordable prices,” the release reads.