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Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Night at the Pops - and Theatre Zanesville

My lovely wife and I had a great time last night at the Pops concert! We saw lots of friends and enjoyed some terrific music.

It's a shame the show had to be cut short by the storm, but the timing was perfect - we had just finished loading our lawn chairs into the car when the deluge hit! We dived in and paddled out of Huntington.

We also had a lot of fun hanging out with our pals Len LaCara and Denise Duellman-LaCara, who were in town for a visit.

These days they live in the Zanesville area, where Denise is involved in a new theatre group - and they have a fun season coming up! Here are the details:
Theatre Zanesville, a new semiprofessional community theatre located in the Muskingum County Conference and Welcome Center, announces the launch of its inaugural season. Under the direction of Artistic Director Denise Duellman-LaCara and Producing Director Mark W. Douglas, the company was formed with the idea of producing smaller, newer musicals that would provide “something completely different” for audiences of all ages.

An exciting season of three shows is planned, all Central Ohio regional premiers:

The Marvelous Wonderettes – November 4-7, 2010
The Marvelous Wonderettes, by Roger Bean, is the jukebox musical that has been a smash hit all over the country. Take a trip down memory lane and meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy at the 1958 Springfield senior prom. They are four girls whose hopes and dreams are exceeded only by the size of their crinolines. We learn about their lives and loves and are treated to the girls performing such classic ’50s and ’60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” and many more.

Zombie Prom – March 17-20, 2011
Cross Grease with Hairspray, add a 1950s horror comic book and you get Zombie Prom, by Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey. It is a rock 'n roll musical, a campy, rollicking romp through America’s “Atomic Age” and the “Golden Age” of horror comic books.

The Daly News – May 12-15, 2011
Just in time for Mother’s Day, don’t miss Jonathan Gillard Daly’s World War II musical memoir. The Daly News is a funny, poignant, not-to-be-missed experience that will not only tug at the heartstrings of members of ‘the greatest generation,’ but also of anyone who has longed to say the things he or she never got to say to a parent or to a child.”

Season tickets are now on sale and are only $36 for adults and $26 for students through high school. Visit the website at www.theatrezanesville.com to purchase tickets and to find out more about the theatre, including audition information and how local patrons of the arts can become involved.


Len LaCara said...

It was great to be back in Huntington. As always, Chuck and Jeanette are gracious hosts! Thanks for the plug.

Chuck Minsker said...

It was great to see you both again! Drop back in soon - we'll try to keep the rain at a reasonable level next time. ;-)