With the 2009-2010 season for Brownwood Area Live on Stage opening Tuesday, a final push for members is under way.
BALOS board members will be at Hastings today taking subscriptions for the five-concert series that will open with Nearly Neil and The Solitary Band, a Neil Diamond tribute show led by Vancouver-born Bobby Bruce.
Others shows on the schedule are classic pianist Rudolf Budginas, who successfully brings those pieces a wider audience appeal, on Friday, Nov. 13; The Canadian Tenors, dubbed “Canada’s National Treasure,” on Tuesday, March 23, 2010; former New York City police officer Daniel Rodriguez, on Friday, April 9, 2010; and Chapter 6, an Illinois a capella troupe that creates its own instrumentation, on Monday, May 17, 2010.
Rodriguez is the officer who drew national acclaim immediately after his appearances following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Life auditorium.
“The season is a bargain,” production manager JoAnn Manigold said last month after members attended a preview showcase in Nashville for the next season. “For just one price, you receive five outstanding shows. For that one price, you wouldn’t even be able to see one show in New York City, and they might be the same artists.”
For those not able to get to the enrollment booth at Hastings today, or attend Tuesday’s opening concert, memberships may be secured by calling Manigold at 643-6049, or mailing checks to P.O. Box 973, Brownwood TX 76804. New member and renewal enrollments will be accepted at the door Tuesday.
Annual member fees are $50 for each adult, $45 for senior citizens age 60 and older, $25 for students ages 6 to 21, and $115 for families including parents and all children age 18 and under living at home.
Sponsor levels include Platinum, $1,200 or more, including 16 tickets; Gold, $600 to $1,199, eight tickets; Silver, $300 to $599, four tickets; and Bronze, $150 to $299, two tickets.