The weather outside isn’t frightful, so there’s no need for a delightful fire. It’s not likely to be a white Christmas, and here in North Carolina, we’re more likely to be walking in unraked leaves than a winter wonderland. So how do we get in the Christmas mood? With music, of course. Behold is Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s musical celebration of the Christmas season, so even when it’s 65 degrees outside, rehearsals have been full of Christmas cheer. In this spirit, the performers of Behold have contributed songs to a holiday playlist for you to enjoy. We’ve also been preparing an entire slate of songs to share with you this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Join us for Behold: A Folk Christmas Cantata, and in the meantime, hear what’s keeping us merry and bright this December.
Much of the action of LITsummer takes place in the forest, so what could be more appropriate than seeing it in a garden? And not just any garden–Fayetteville’s fixture for flora, Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Taryn Hughes, CFBG’s marketing manager, answered some questions about this local favorite.
What makes Cape Fear Botanical Garden a great place to see a show?
Cape Fear Botanical Garden is the best place to see a show because of the beautiful natural backdrops our venue has to offer. Shakespeare was historically performed in outside theaters, so the Garden is the perfect place to reconnect with the history of seeing a Shakespearean play.
What is your favorite event you’ve held?
We have several wonderful events. One of my personal favorites is Homegrown Arts Festival. We bring local, “homegrown” Fayetteville artists into the Garden to showcase their work. We hope to grow it every year to include all forms of art! It’s a wonderful feeling seeing the community support their local artists and to see the artists support each other too.
What made you decide to host another LIT performance?
We decided to host another LIT performance because we love to support the arts. We think the LIT series is a wonderful, quirky event Fayetteville offers, and we want to be a part of it!
What draws people to the Garden?
The Garden offers engaging cultural events to inspire and excite, educational activities to energize, and peaceful spots to refresh. Visitors of all ages are welcome.
Host to any special occasion, our lovely Wyatt Visitors Pavilion Complex is the perfect complement to our Garden and the venue for weddings, business and military functions, workshops and more. Guests can stroll along our scenic river trail with water views, take in a guided tour, relax on our patio overlooking the Cypress Pond, and take home the perfect gift from our destination gift shop.
The mission of Cape Fear Botanical Garden is to transform people’s relationship with plants and the natural world. We look forward to your visit!
LITsummer will be at Cape Fear Botanical Garden on November 16 and 17. Click here for tickets!