ASHEBORO, NC – Randolph Community College’s Cultural Arts Series will conclude in April with two events. The Salem College Dance Concert of Student Choreography will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 20, at Sunset Theatre in downtown Asheboro, as a part of the 2015 Sunset Theatre Cultural Series.

The Salem College Dance Company will perform a concert of student choreography. Under the direction of faculty member Heidi Echols, the Dance Company gives students an opportunity to explore the creative process in any dance genre. This concert will be a mix of modern dance, jazz, ballet and more.

The Sunset Cultural Series highlights some of the best cultural events and activities taking place in the community by featuring them in Downtown Asheboro’s Historic Sunset Theatre and by promoting them through a collective marketing effort. The goals are to increase awareness of, attendance to and participation in the cultural events being held in the community; to connect and cross-pollinate audiences and to fully utilize the resources of the Downtown Asheboro’s Historic Sunset Theatre. The Sunset Cultural Series is a collaborative effort between the Randolph Arts Guild, the City of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo, Randolph Community College, Randolph Community Concerts Association, the Randolph County Public Library, the Friends of the Randolph County Public Library and RSVP Community Theatre.

In addition, Randolph Community College will host UNCG’s North Carolina Theatre for Young People with their children’s play “Pinocchio,” at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium on the Asheboro Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

From the moment Gepetto creates him from a stick of wood, Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy. But will the all-too-tempting delights of puppet shows and Playland be too much for Pinocchio? When Gepetto is swallowed by a whale, it is up to this little puppet to show his courage and prove his love for his Papa is real. This is a new, fast-paced, story-within-a-story version of the classic Pinocchio tale. This production is suitable for all ages.

This project receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Seating for the Cultural Arts shows is limited, so reservations are encouraged. Free tickets can be reserved at the following link:

The Sunset Theatre is located at 234 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro. RCC’s Asheboro Campus is located at 629 Industrial Park Avenue. Take the McDowell Road exit off of U.S. 220 Bypass/I73-I74 and follow the signs.