Do you like theater, dancing, or circus arts? The Highlands Festival isn’t just shopping and literature appreciation. The Performing Arts committee is dedicated to celebrating all kinds of different cultures with people in the Festival through song, dance, and a host of amazing showcases. During the day, guests and their kids can participate in multiple fun activities involving theater and dancing. At the end of the day, you can relax while listening to late-night singers serenade the twilight. The shows vary from a traditional clogging show familiar to the Appalachian community to the extraordinary aerial silk shows uncommon to the area. While some events are free and others have a nominal admission fee, there’s no reason to miss out on all the fun for both adults and kids. This upcoming year has a grand gala on its way as the committee is planning a slew of improv opportunities partnering with the Barter Theater. Kids may even get the opportunity to turn their own stories into illustrated books! Anyone with experience and expertise in theater and improvisation are encouraged to volunteer for this fun committee. Even those who are simply interested in helping to plan the events are welcome! Performing arts has always been a colorful and multicultural way to put smiles on people’s faces, and this is no exception. Our committee invests tons of time and imagination into what the arts can bring, and it would be a shame to miss out on so many opportunities. Who knows? Maybe you’ll see something or discover a passion you’ve never seen or thought of before.
‘We have a very talented committee who are dedicated to successful programming — which makes the volunteer time lots of FUN!’ — Shana Carrico