New CAC season has something for allPublished 3:00am Saturday, October 6, 2012
After 40 years, the Covington Arts Council is going strong, announcing it’s 2013 line up with some “big names” in the entertainment industry.
Paula Harr, CAC’s executive director, said tickets for the season’s four productions are on sale now.
“I think people will be pleased with our selection,” Harr said. “We always try to always have something for everyone – all family friendly.
“It’s a big deal for a rural area to have an active arts council,” she said. “So for us to celebrate 40 years, that’s something. We strive each year to bring things that people want to see. And it’s so affordable.
“We’ve got a big musical again this year – Fiddler on the Roof. Audiences love those, and we haven’t had one in a few years.
“But the productions we’re most excited about is ‘Nunset Bouldevard,’ which features Cindy Wallace of ‘Laverne and Shirley,’’ Harr said. “Then, for the guys, we have ‘Deer Camp,’ featuring Tony Papenfuss and John Voldstead, the Darryl and Darryl brothers from the ‘Bob Newhart Show.’
“Everyone loves Cindy Lawrence,” Harr said. “She’s definitely a TV icon. And then I think the men who really aren’t all about the theater will especially relate to ‘Deer Camp.’ If you have one of those men, bring him. I promise he’ll have a good time.”
The fourth production is called “The Baby Boomer Comedy Show,” she said.
“This is a show featuring just what you would think, comedy about living in the baby boomer era,” she said. “All of these productions are family friendly, so come on out.”
The schedule is as follows:
• Oct. 15: Deer Camp.
• Nov. 27: Nunset Boulevard.
• Jan. 20: The Baby Boomer Comedy Show.
• March 4: Fiddler on the Roof.
There are a variety of ways to purchase tickets. A season family package, which includes two general admission tickets and two student tickets, is $125.
Advanced tickets are $15 each, $18 the night of the performance and $10 for students.
• DEER CAMP •
Deer Camp: You’ll laugh your antlers off as these four mighty hunters head off to their shack in search of the elusive 14-point big buck. Who are they kidding? In all the years of “hunting,” they have never fired a shot. After all, between the beer and the bull, who had time to hunt?
But this year things have to change. Under a threat from their wives to get a deer or no more hunting trips, they find themselves in panic mode on the last day of camp with no deer in sight.
With great songs about wives, grunt horns, coupon clippers, relationships, beer, bingo players and even male dancers, the show is one your patrons will smile about for months.
• NUNSET BOULEVARD •
Nunset Boulevard: The Little Sisters of Hoboken are off on their newest “Nunsense” adventure, this time heading to Tinseltown. They are thrilled at the prospect of performing at the Hollywood Bowl until they discover they are booked into the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama, not the famous “Bowl!” But when they hear that a big-time producer is auditioning people for a new movie musical about the life of Dolores Hart, the famous movie star who became a nun, their spirits soar! Could this be their big break? Featuring all new songs, audience participation and heavenly humor, ABC Television calls this show, “Hilarious, wacky and unpredictable!”
It would be a sin to miss Cindy Williams, the lovable star of “Laverne & Shirley,” as Mother Superior along with the original New York cast in this zany new musical comedy. The New York Times says, “The ‘Nunsense’ shows have raised the human spirit!”
• BABY BOOMER COMEDY •
Baby Boomer Comedy Show: In this hilarious 90-minute theater event, fellow baby boomers and veteran comedians Jan McInnis and Kent Rader hit all the familiar topics you’re dealing with… family, kids, work, do-it-yourself projects, dieting, aging and all… and they do it with clean humor that’s been a hit at thousands of conventions.
• FIDDLER ON THE ROOF •
“Fiddler on the Roof” has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman is trying to keep his family’s traditions in place. Yet, times are changing. And when Tevye’s daughters want to make their own matches, he must choose between his own daughters’ happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Yet it is Tevye’s love of his family, pride and faith that help him face the dangerous forces in Anatevka which threaten to destroy the very life he and his fellow villagers are trying to preserve.