‘Lion King Jr.’ drops by Chamber breakfast
You might say TheatreCentre is having a “roaring” summer as cast and crew prepare for “The Lion King Jr.” which is set for Aug. 1012 at Centre First United Methodist Church.
Local audiences got a small glimpse of this year’s production during the July Breakfast meeting of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce held in the Gadsden State Community College-Cherokee Arena.
Amy Bennett, choreographer for the summer youth production, introduced cast members.
“We are super excited to be here,” said Bennett. “This is the first time we have actually performed the show. We are going to be performing two songs.”
She urged everyone to come out for one of the performances set for Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 10-12, at Centre First United Methodist Church.
“We are glad to give you a little taste of ‘Lion King, Jr.,’” said Bennett.
Gary Davis, chairman, Theatre- Centre Board of Directors, shared a few words and expressed his appreciation for local continuing support of TheatreCentre.
“We are a nonprofit organization,” said Davis. “We get questions. How much money do you get from the county, how much money do you get from the city? The answer to that is zero. We are a self sustaining organization, by that I mean we get our own money. And one of the ways we do that is our patronship drive which means individuals, companies, businesses in this community become a part of TheatreCentre and support it.”
TheatreCentre strives to bring top-notch, quality shows to local audiences, Davis said.
In addition to quality theatrical entertainment, TheatreCentre provides a creative outlet for local students and their talent during the summer months.
“To keep the program going, we need individuals to sign up as patrons to our theatre and support a worthline program.”
The deadline for patronships is Aug. 1, Davis said.
“I moved here in 1963 as a sophomore at Cherokee County High School,” said Davis. “I love this community. And I want to see this community grow. I want to see it prosper.”
“One of our mainstays is people love community theatre,” said Davis. “We have one of the most successful community theatres in state of Alabama.”
“How many communities the size of ours have such a following?” said Davis. “I can tell you one thing, not many!”
Other upcoming TheatreCentre performances include “Driving Miss Daisy” scheduled for
Nov. 16-18 and “Million Dollar Quartet” which is set for March 1-3, 2018
For more information, write to TheatreCentre, P.O. Box 126, Centre, AL 35960.
As part of the program, Thereasa Hulgan, executive director, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recognized Senator Phil Williams who was present at the breakfast and thanked him for his continued support of Cherokee County.
She also reminded those in attendance of the World’s Longest Yard Sale scheduled for Aug. 3- 6 along the Lookout Mountain Parkway.
“You may take a few days to travel that,” said Hulgan. “As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
A PEEK AT ‘LION KING JR.” Cast and crew of TheatreCentre’s “The Lion King Jr.” give a local audience a peek at this summer’s upcoming children’s musical during the July Breakfast meeting of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce held in the Gadsden...
SEEKING YOUR CONTINUED SUP PORT. Gary Davis, TheatreCentre Board of Directors chairman, seeks continued support for the local theater during the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.