Tag: PAC

Brandy Murphy Crowned Miss Big Bear 2016

Big Bear, CA October 18, 2015 – Last night, October 17 at the Performing Arts Center in Big Bear Lake, Brandy Murphy was crowned Miss Big Bear 2016.   She and seven other contestants including  Ellie Dawson, Dalaney Doyle, Amanda Egerer, Kirsten Ellsworth, Cassidy Hunter, Daniel Kunz, and Ana Perez vied for the crown by participating in the pageant. The pageant received new directors this year, mother and daughter team,   Linda and Lucinda Pyles .  The theme chosen was “Reflections” and included an evening gown portion, a question and answer section, an excellently choreographed opening dance number by past contestant Emily Ploense, and local entertainment by Serena Saunders accompanied by Mike Cross. The Miss Big Bear pageant always grants the winners college scholarship money.  This year, first runner up went to Amanda Egerer, second runner up is Dalaney Doyle, and third runner up went to Ellie Dawson.  Brandy Murphy says “Winning Miss Big Bear is an indescribable feeling. It’s a blessed, touching moment, and I’m happy I was able to share my experience with the beautiful girls who participated this year. I’m planning on putting the scholarship money towards University of San Francisco, where I will be studying Fine Art and Art History.” Be on the lookout in the year to come as Miss Big Bear, Brandy Murphy, and her court make many appearances at upcoming Big Bear Events.  ...

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High School Senior Crowned Miss Big Bear 2015

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 14, 2014 – [Reported by Cathy Herrick] The annual Miss Big Bear Pageant took place at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center Saturday night, giving 23 young women a chance to practice their poise and public speaking. The evening’s entertainment included a dance number with all of this year’s contestants and songs from 2014 Miss Big Bear Jessica Brasher and 2013 Miss Big Bear Tori Waner. The scholarship competition required each contestant to introduce herself and her sponsor, and to dress first in a style that reflected her interests, then to wear an evening gown. For the first time in the history of the pageant, a Miss Teen Big Bear category was added for high school juniors. The six hopefuls were asked questions such as, “Would you rather be liked or respected?” The judges narrowed the field down to two, naming Dalaney Doyle as 1st runner-up and Brandy Murphy as the first-ever Miss Teen Big Bear. The judges selected five Miss Big Bear finalists from a field of 17 and posed questions to them, ultimately crowning Marcella Pfiefer. The full 2015 court consists of 1st runner-up Hannah Renick, 2nd runner-up Taylor Waner, 3rd runner-up Madison Waner and 4th runner-up Hannah Burak (sponsored by Rick and Cathy Herrick of KBHR). Alexi Egerer won the Miss Photogenic award and Emily Ploense won the Miss Congeniality and Spirit of Miss...

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Concert for Car Seats: Vocalists Will Celebrate Relationships With Song

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 26, 2014 – Early next month, the Big Bear Lake Hospital Foundation will present a concert whose proceeds will help fund their purchase of child car seats for the Mom and Dad Project. “Divas Duets” will star Kim Boda, Elena Peavy, and Nancy Walker, along with guest singers Bill Ferguson, Michael McConnell and Brett Smith. The group will perform jazz standards and Broadway favorites accompanied by a live band that features Michael Reno on piano, Mark Cade on stand-up bass, and Steve Boggio on drums. Besides playing piano, Reno has arranged a six-part medley to showcase each voice in harmony. The whole concert features the singers in various combinations of duos and trios, with a theme of love and friendship. The two performances will be at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center on April 5th at 7:30 pm, and on April 6th at 1:30. Wine will be available before the performance and during a short intermission between the two acts. The $25 tickets can be bought in advance by calling (909) 866-4970 or...

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From Men in Tights to Men in Dresses

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 18, 2013 – In what’s becoming a favorite local tradition, the Big Bear Theater Project is presenting its hilarious version of a Dickens classic. “A Christmas Carol Askew…Redo!” opens Thursday night for a four-show run at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (PAC). The production is another Panto, which is an interactive style of theater that lets audiences join in the fun. It stars its creators: Steve Cassling, Ty Warren, and Brian Adams. For a video clip of the show, visit the Big Bear Theater Project’s website. Show times at the PAC are December 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 22. The Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center is located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake....

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“Come laugh until your face hurts!”

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 24, 2013 – Next month, the Big Bear Theatre Project will present its own hilarious version of the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Comic trio Steve Cassling, Ty Warren and Brian Adams will play all the familiar Dickens characters, plus some originals. The show is done in the ‘panto’ style of theater, with its rowdy combination of audience involvement, political humor, songs, and — photo opp! — guys in dresses. “A Christmas Carol… askew” opens December 19 for a four-show run at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (39707 Big Bear Blvd.). Show times are 7:30 p.m. December 19, 20 and 21 and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 22. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door, online and by phone at (909) 866-4970. To find out more about the Big Bear Theatre Project, visit their website....

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