16 www.htcinc.net | Fall 2017 17 Fall 2017 | www.htcinc.net Holiday Happenings And Tim knows the theatre world from the ground up — literally. A native of Ohio, Tim spent time in the arts world however he could, from scraping gum off historic theatre floors to directing. For the last 18 years, he’s brought shows to life right here in Conway. As executive artistic director, Tim handles the theatre’s finances and delivers production ideas to the board of directors. Artistically, he also shoulders a large portion of guiding the venue’s musical theatre shows as director. In recent years, TOR has extended directing opportunities to fresh faces for several book plays. “I’ve had nothing but support here,” Tim says wholeheartedly. “It’s a place to learn. We’ll bring in first-time directors, and they bring this new perspective and vision. It’s wonderful.” Though shows vary in age- appropriateness, the theatre caters to all ages. TOR’s many growing children’s programs range from socialization and creativity-boosting classes to full-on children’s musicals. It’s only fitting for TOR to extend Scrooge the Musical Don’t miss TOR’s production of “Scrooge the Musical,” playing Dec. 6–Dec. 17, 2017. Get tickets, view the whole season’s lineup and learn how to get involved at www.theatreoftherepublic.com. Theatre of the Republic 335 Main Street, Conway TOR Coastal Youth Theatre provides young people with the opportunity to receive world- class coaching in acting, singing and dance, as well as many performance opportunities. Drama Bee allows children ages 3-6 to learn classic Broadway music, become more comfortable in social settings and foster creativity. It takes place in Collins Park. To get more details, visit www.theatreoftherepublic.com. It serves as a local haven where, if just for two hours, we put away political agendas, set aside our differences and laugh at the same jokes together; it’s where we cry over the same songs together. those learning opportunities to kids, as Tim believes everything the theatre does should educate, entertain or make an audience think. “If you’re not laughing, crying or thinking, we failed,” he says. No matter what, the theatre adds immeasurable cultural value to our community and to all who encounter it. It serves as a local haven where, if just for two hours, we put away political agendas, set aside our differences and laugh at the same jokes together; it’s where we cry over the same songs together. In that dark, old theatre, for those precious few moments, we experience raw human emotion together. And that’s never a failure. 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Maybe the reason we have such an indulgent Thanksgiving meal is so that we’ll have the energy to get through the hustle and bustle of the next few weeks. There are trips up to the attic to get down all the decorations for your home and ornaments for your tree. You have to take the perfect photo for your Christmas cards and get them all mailed in time. Shopping marathons ensue as you search for the perfect gift for family and friends. And don’t forget to fix something for the office party! Before you know it, we’ll be lining the streets for the Christmas parade. Relatives will come to visit, and your home will be full of warmth and the aroma of fresh-baked treats. There’s so much going on during the holidays, but be sure to stop by one of our seven retail locations for some must-have gift ideas! We have the latest tablets and smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG K20. Just make sure you don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your tech gifts, as we have limited Christmas and New Year’s hours. But that doesn’t mean we’ll be totally absent from holiday festivities. Don’t forget to snuggle up and tune in to your favorite holiday programming on HTC Digital Cable with Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas with 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family – premiering Dec. 1 through Dec. 25. Catch holiday classics like “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Home Alone,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Elf” and many more on Channel 5 and HD 805 and TV Everywhere. Plus, on Christmas Eve, we will present the 22nd Annual HTC Christmas Card to the Community, featuring programming for the entire family on HTC Digital Cable Channel 4. And remember – you can take the holiday classics and commercial-free holiday music with you ON THE GO – with the exclusive TV Everywhere app! 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