Songs of the South: Some­thing Light to Carry

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Some­thing Light to Carry, open­ing Fri­day, Oct. 2, at El Museo Cul­tural de Santa Fe, is about love, spir­i­tu­al­ity, hu­mor, pa­tience, loss, and hu­mor, set to coun­try mu­sic that is “sure to en­thrall the au­di­ence and get toes tap­ping,” ac­cord­ing to show ma­te­ri­als. The mu­si­cal, set in 1954 in the moun­tains of ru­ral Ken­tucky, fo­cuses on young lovers Rose Anne (played by Camille Sam­meth) and Ted (Ha­nia Stocker) and, from the realm of the cityfolk, Max­ine (Cindy Coul­ter, left) and Harry (Shawn Wayne King, right), who are be­ing pur­sued by gang­sters. It was writ­ten by Betty Elling­ton-Smith, who was born in the Ken­tucky moun­tains and grew up hear­ing the mu­sic of the Coon Creek Girls. She also wrote the mu­sic; ar­range­ments are by Anne Phillips. Some­thing Light to Carry is di­rected by Beth Kennedy, whose re­cent cred­its in­clude Greg Gris­som’s Guys and Dolls, pre­sented in 2014 at the Scot­tish Rite Cen­ter, and Not Quite Right, staged at Teatro Paraguas Stu­dio ear­lier this year. Tick­ets for the Oct. 2 open­ing gala are $25. Ad­di­tional shows ($20) are Satur­day, Oct. 3, and Sun­day, Oct. 4, and then Oct. 9, 10, and 11. The Sun­day shows be­gin at 4 p.m.; all oth­ers are at 7:30 p.m. El Museo is lo­cated at 555 Camino de la Fa­milia. Call 505-690-0136 for reser­va­tions. — Paul Wei­de­man

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