Sumter County Fine Arts Council Opens season with ZuZu Acrobats

LIVINGSTON, Ala. — The Sumter County Fine Arts Council will kick off the 2017-18 arts season by welcoming the Zuzu Acrobats to Lyon Hall Auditorium on the campus of the University of West Alabama on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Originating in Mombassa, Kenya, the Zuzu Acrobats blend traditional “circus” acrobatics with popular dance moves and the result is an electrifying performance that has moved audiences all over the world. The acrobats have appeared on the television show America’s Got Talent, have opened shows for major recording artists and been seen on late night television. They have also brought their high-energy brand of entertainment to NBA arenas as a halftime spectacle.

Season tickets for the SCFAC will be available at the door for the event. At $25 for individuals and $35 for families, SCFAC season tickets are the best “bang for the buck” available for local entertainment.  In addition to the Zuzu Acrobats, this year’s line-up includes: Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle; Community Psalm-fest with Wendall Kimbrough; The Story of Hanukkah and the Story of Christmas; The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Ensemble; The Rhythm of Life; and a Community Unity Concert led by the University of West Alabama Concert Choir. In addition, the SCFAC sponsors performance events for local school children and supports the UWA Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and the Annual Sumter County Arts Competition.

The Zuzu Acrobats performance on September 12 begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $ 10 for adults, $2 for non- UWA students, and free for UWA students with student ID.

The Sumter County Fine Arts Council receives support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, from the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), from the University of West Alabama, from the Black Belt Community Foundation, and from other agencies, businesses, and individuals. The Sumter County Fine Arts Council works to encourage the arts and art participation by promoting, developing and stimulating artists, and by programming arts events and performance events in Sumter County and the surrounding area, and has done so successfully for over 40 years. Events, reminders and information are available, on Facebook and on Twitter.