Andalusia in Revue hits the stage Nov. 11

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More than 200 participants will be featured in Andalusia in Revue, the history of Andalusia told in song, dance and skits.

The show, which was written for Andalusia’s Homecoming 2010 event by Sue Bass Wilson and Paula Sue Duebelt, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 11 in the Dixon Theatre of LBWCC.

Wilson, a music teacher by training, has long been involved in historic preservation efforts; Duebelt is a semi-retired music teacher with years of experience in staging productions. The two spent countless hours in collaboration.

“She would research, and I would type,” Duebelt said. “We’ve ended up with such a mixture, from square dance to an aria from Carmen to a sing-a-long and ballet.”

Native American Indians, Spanish soldiers, Andrew Jackson, Confederate soldiers, Rosie the Riveter, Hank Williams, Elvis, a school marm, jitterbug dancers, and hula-hoopers will take the stage during the course of the evening.

Among the participants are Angela Sanders, Ron Picking, Dan West, Jason Gunter, the AHS Chorus, Ralph Ricks, Larry Shaw, Francis McGowin, Ronda Ricks, Dr. Jacquelin Denson, Felicia Crittenden, Lary Turman, Tambry Nix, Pat Wilcox, Sonia and Dwight Crigger, members of the Andalusia Ballet, Aurelia Donald, Robert and Madison Copeland, Darlene Hogg, Parrish and Katie King, Charlie Brock, Tripp Bass, Earl Johnson, Ted Watson, the mass choir assembled for last spring’s hymn festival, the First United Methodist Church choir, Phillip McGlung, and Blaine Wilson.

All in attendance will receive a written history of Andalusia put together by Wilson and Duebelt.

Tickets are $5 each and are available at city hall, the chamber of commerce, Ansley place, Darby’s Pharmacy, Harold’s Furniture, Brooks Hardware and the Bass Agency.

Dr. Jacquelin Denson and Angie Sasser rehearse with the mass choir Tuesday. | Michele Gerlach/Star-News