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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

An Encore for "Collis P!"

   If you missed the premiere of the musical about the founder of Huntington - or just want another chance to see Collis P! - you're in luck!

   An encore presentation of the musical will be presented at the City Hall auditorium at 8 p.m. this Friday, July 31. You can read all about it in this story in the Herald-Dispatch.

   Here's an excerpt:


   The HART in the Park theater group will give an encore performance of the original musical Collis P: A New Musical on Friday at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium in Huntington City Hall.

   The performance is being put on to help fund the city's efforts in the America's Best Communities competition, in which Huntington is a quarterfinalist along with 50 other communities across the country.

   The show, which starts at 8 p.m., is free, though donation boxes will be set up at the theater entrance.

   Collis P was written and directed by Clint McElroy, with music composed by Danny Craig. McElroy had worked for decades to bring the project to life.

   The play, which tells the story of city founder and railroad mogul Collis P. Huntington, just ended a three-week run at the Ritter Park Amphitheater.

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