Moore OnStage Announces Upcoming Season
"It was a whirlwind and quite a ride, and it reaffirmed that theatergoers in Moore County and even outside of Moore County were ready for a different kind of entertainment with the diversity that we offered.
"And don't think that we are going to stop there. Our second season will prove that the imagination is wide open, and we invite everyone to be part of this exciting programming that we have to offer."
The season opens on Sept. 8 at the Sunrise Theater with the fabulous music of the 1950s with "Forever Plaid." This is the story of four young men who get one more chance in life to make the album that they always dreamed of making. The harmonies are tight, the music familiar and the time -- well, let's just say that it was a little more innocent than today.
Closely following "Forever Plaid," opening Oct. 20 at Owens Auditorium will be "Celtic Legends," a completely original production by Rita and Gary Taylor with the lilting music of the Celtic traditions both sung and danced by the company members of Taylor Dance and professional singers who have performed with Moore OnStage previously.
The third show, opening Nov. 10, in the Sunrise Theater, is one of the funniest plays ever written.
A.R. Gurney, a comedic playwright, is the author of "Sylvia," the story of a dog. Sylvia will keep you rolling in the aisles as she vies against Kate, for Greg's attention.
The fourth show, which will also be played at the Sunrise Theater, opening Feb. 2, is the consummate story of Americana. Adapted from the stories of none other than Mark Twain himself, "Big River" is the story of Huck Finn and his adventures on the Mississippi, trying to free the runaway slave, Jim, who will be played by our own Melvin Tunstall III. And who knows? Maybe Mr. Twain himself will even show up for a special appearance.
After a short hiatus, Moore OnStage will return to Owens Auditorium on May 18 to present "An Evening of Romance." Another original show conceived by the Taylors, there will be ballroom dancing and romantic songs from the movies and some of the most romantic music ever composed.
Season tickets for all five of these shows are available for only $81 by calling 255-0667.
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