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Theatre Project Offers Locals’ Discount Tonight

Big Bear Lake, October 17, 2013 – The Big Bear Theatre Project is presenting the final three performances  of “13” this week at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, and tonight’s show is half-off for locals. On October 17 only, ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Show time is 7:30 p.m. The musical features a rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and is directed by Steve Cassling, with Musical Direction by Brian Adams and Choreography by Amber Carpenter. “13” opened on Broadway in 2008 and ran for 137 performances. The show follows 12-year-old Evan Goldman as he is about to turn 13. When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won’t talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors. The local cast is Joshua Hoffman, Delaney Warren, Spencer Cassling, Kortney Carmody, Betsy Johnson, Dakota Panczak, Cheyenne Baragiola, Sierra Willis, Madison Laski, Nic Renick, Tony Tardibuono and McKinley Warren. The Big Bear Theatre Project calls “13” a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it. The ensemble nurtures new talent and is commited to cultivating the next...

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Sneak Preview of “A.C.O.D” at the PAC

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2013 – Fans of “Parks & Recreation” will get to see its stars on the big screen this weekend, in the upcoming comedy A.C.O.D. The movie premiered at Sundance in January and will be officially released October 4th, but visitors to the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (PAC) will get a sneak preview the night of September 21st. The PAC event starts with a Champagne & Dessert Reception followed by the movie at 8:15 p.m.                                  A.C.O.D. follows Carter (Adam Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce.  Having survived the madness of his parents’ (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara) divorce, Carter now has a successful career and supportive girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).  But when his younger brother (Clark Duke) gets engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly divorced parents and their new spouses (Amy Poehler and Ken Howard) for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return including his wacky therapist (Jane Lynch). Director Stu Zicherman cowrote the screenplay with Ben Karlin. The Film Arcade granted this special screening to the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival (BBLIFF), who is honoring A.C.O.D.’s composer, Nick Urata, with the Film Music Award of Excellence the previous evening. Urata shared this about his experience: “As I got...

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Jessica Brasher Takes the Crown

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 15, 2013 –With 21 hopefuls vying for the title, Jessica Brasher was crowned Miss Big Bear in a ceremony at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center last night. Her court consists of 1st-runner-up Kodie Cash, 2nd-runner-up Delaney Warren, 3rd-runner-up Raven Young and 4th-runner-up Lexi Contreras. The five girls now begin a yearlong reign that will include making public appearances and serving as role models for local youth. Jessica told KBHR, “It is such an incredible opportunity to be able to represent my home town. I look forward to being able to participate in all of the wonderful events our community is offering this year. I would like to express my gratitude to all of the contestants for their tremendous love and support throughout this journey, as well as our directors Courtney and Teresa for putting in so much time and effort. It truly is a blessing to be able to work with so many amazing people. I look forward to this upcoming year; I have no doubt that it will be memorable.” The Miss Big Bear Pageant is a scholarship pageant.  The competition components are Personal Interview, Onstage Presence and Speaking, and Evening Gown Elegance. In addition, the contestants have been earning points since June for activities such as the timely completion of their duties and adhering to the Miss Big Bear code...

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Pageantry at the PAC: Miss Big Bear to be Crowned September 14

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 12, 2013 — On Saturday, September 14, the next Miss Big Bear will be crowned at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. Contestants will be judged on personality, poise and presence in a pageant that dates back to the mid-1970’s.  Prior to that, Big Bear girls vied for the title of “Snow Queen.” This year’s contestants are Alexis Contreras, Alice Taylor, Allison Cawley, Arielle Moreno, Burgundy Weathersbee, Carla Irene Bravo Silva, Delaney Warren, Diana Escorcia, Emily Victoria Kelsey, Jessica Suzanne Brasher, Joy Elizabeth Campbell, Kodie Cash, Kylar Carmody, Leesha Zamorano, Maria Guadalupe Ayala, Mirandah Avila, Raven Mercy Young, Sarah Lauren Villarino, Savannah Kaleigh Fleischmann, Siena Mossman and Soleil Olsen. Last year’s Miss Big Bear was Tori Waner. This Saturday’s competition begins at 5:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from any of this year’s contestants or from Show Director Cortney Seifert Warmsley. Cortney can be reached by text at (951) 415-8287 or by...

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After Low-Snow Winter, Xeriscape Gardening More Important Than Ever

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 15, 2013 – People who think low-water landscaping mean a lackluster yard are in for a surprise. The Xeriscape Garden Tour celebrates the color and diversity of native and drought tolerant plants on their 11th annual tour, showcasing homes that exemplify the best in water conservation through Xeriscape landscaping. The Big Bear Valley had below average snowfall during the 2012-2013 winter, increasing the fire risk in an even dryer-than-usual forest. The Xeriscape Garden tour offers tips, advice, and information on how to not only combat increases in water needs, but how to meld drought- tolerant and fire smart landscapes to create defensible space. The 2013 tour on Saturday, July 20th will feature seven gardens, two nurseries and the Flower Show at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. Highlights of the tour include: a FireWise home, which showcases how to be both drought-tolerant and fire safe at the same time; native plant expert Orchid Black at Hunters Nursery answering questions about the benefits of native plants; the Jim Otterstrom Earth Home Garden Award, presented to the garden that has created the most natural setting, including but not limited to native plants. The Otterstrom yard is living proof that native plants are the best way to landscape, and with Jim and Peggy Otterstrom handing out seeds, sage advice and lemonade, it was a perennial favorite on the tour....

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