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2014-15 Freeman Academy concert series acts revealed

Freeman Academy announced the 2014-2015 Studio Subscription Series.

A press release from Freeman Academy notes the lineup is, "filled with dynamic performances featuring music and drama."

Show dates include:

• 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5: The Josties (music) Pioneer Hall, Freeman Academy campus. The family band is from Alberta, Canada, with 11 members, consisting of parents, Dale and Lisa Jost, three daughters and six sons. They enjoy humor (check out and bring a mix of organic folk, acoustic country and light contemporary in their original music, according to the press release. Their website,, has photo and music samples.

• 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24: "Mommy ... Where Are You?" (drama) Pioneer Hall, Freeman Academy campus. Don Boyd is writer and performer of "Mommy ... Where Are You?" This play, produced by the state Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, tells the story of a family's journey after a mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

• 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8: Flower and Flame A Christmas Carol rendition (music and storytelling) Pioneer Hall, Freeman Academy campus. Flower and Flame is a group of five people that produces a "melody drama." Using story-telling and original arrangements of classical music, Flower and Flame presents a version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

• February: Date TBD: Ted & Co. Laughter is Sacred Space (drama) Pioneer Hall, Freeman Academy campus. Veteran actor Ted Swartz of Ted & Company TheaterWorks, uses humor and professional storytelling to talk about issues of faith and social justice through live shows. According to Freeman Academy, Swartz will presenting the show, "Laughter is Sacred Space," a gritty and dramatic talk on his relationship with friend and business partner, Lee Eshleman, who took his own life in 2007.

• 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31: ASS3MBLY (music); venue TBD. Closing the 2014-2015 season is ASS3MBLY, "a dynamic new trio championing the chamber music of our time for flute, piano, and percussion," according to the press release. The group is comprised of flutist Lindsey Goodman, pianist Anne Waltner and percussionist Scott Christian.

Season tickets will be available at the door for $60 per adult and $24 per student (K-12). Single event tickets will also be available for each event, for $15 per adult and $8 per student. For additional information, please contact Amy Hofer Vetch at or (605) 925-4237. Freeman Academy is located at 748 S. Main St. in Freeman.