Marciariello searches the country for interesting people whose
professions will provide fascinating glimpses into areas of
expertise that we may not encounter here in central Illinois. This
year is no exception.
The programs will present not only members
of the arts, an area that Marciariello knows well from her career
directing orchestras and arts organizations in the U.S. and Europe,
but will also include people in unique professions.
Behind the Scenes kicks off on Oct. 25 with a visit to Atlanta by
a representative of the world-renowned St. Louis Zoo, who will
discuss their baby animal program and how it is managed. No animals
will be brought because of the distance, but animal care, mating and
management of the program will be topics of discussion.
On Nov. 22, Marciariello is bringing Dudley Cocke to Atlanta.
Cocke is nationally known for his Roadside Theater program, where he
enlists members of a community to participate in a production that
he directs. While he has staged productions in large cities like
Brooklyn and New Orleans, he specializes in bringing theater to
rural America, with a theme of social activism.
Bob Lupone will travel to Atlanta on Jan. 10, 2014. A dancer and
actor, Lupone is the brother of actress Patti Lupone. He has starred
on stage and television, appearing in the original production of "A
Chorus Line" on Broadway and in "Jesus Christ Superstar." His
television credits include the popular crime drama "The Sopranos,"
where he had a recurring role, and "Sex in the City."
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Marciariello is offering a change of pace from the arts world on
Jan. 31. Ryan Aper, a Lincoln High School graduate and Major League
Baseball draftee, will be interviewed about what his experiences
have been breaking into professional sports. Aper holds several
records set during his time at Lincoln High and Lincoln Land
Community College. He was drafted by the Miami Marlins.
Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, will be a special evening as the
Atlanta Country Club will be turned into a cabaret when Brian Davis
travels to town to entertain. Davis is a Peoria-area singer and
All of the Behind the Scenes programs will be at the Atlanta
Country Club. The evenings begin at 6:30 with a wine and cheese
reception, and the program commences at 7. The cost is $10 per show,
or $9 when a person books four or more programs.
Check the Atlanta Public Library website,
for further details. The Behind the Scenes information is listed
under "Programs & Services > Programs for Adults," or
click here. The
library phone number is 217-648-2112.
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