The Blue Raccoon

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Firehouse Theatre Cabaret: Opening Tonight!
Featuring and directed by Scott Wichmann
Through the sponsorship of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Singleton

It’s BACK! The Firehouse Theatre Cabaret, opening Thursday, April 24th.

the Firehouse interior transformed into an intimate cabaret-style setting!

by Director Scott Wichmann, Alia Bisharat, Jude Fageas, and Lisa Kotula playing various roles in these ten-minute, one-act plays:

Clowning Around
by Jamie Brandli, in which two women compete for a job neither want, but both desperately need; Isabelle by Ellen Melaver, in which a man projects his old dreams onto his ex-girlfriend’s new life; The Award by Jeffrey Sweet, in which a scientist’s trophy becomes a catalyst for revenge; Ferris Wheel by Mary Miller, in which two lonely souls are trapped on a stuck ferris wheel at a county fair; and Date With a Stranger by Cherie Vogelstein, in which two impetuous people meet in a diner and act out the rest of their lives over breakfast.

to the live music ensemble led by Ryan Corbitt playing jazz interludes.

(Photo, L-R: Scott Wichmann, Jude Fageas (rear), Lisa Kotula, Alia Bisharat. Photo by Jay Paul Photography)

April 24 - May 17, 2008.

Special Events:
Thursday, April 24th: Opening night! Post-show reception provided by Davis & Main.
Friday, April 25th: Post-show talk back with cast and crew.
Friday, May 2: Doors open at 7:00 for a special wine tasting provided by Strawberry Street Vineyard. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 15: See Firehouse Fire Ball auction winners Caroline Gottwald and Debbie Walton in their debut performances on the Firehouse stage!

Tickets: Individual - $25; Seniors - $22; Student - $10 with valid ID.
Showtimes: 8:00 p.m. Thursdays - Saturdays; Sunday matinees at 4:00 p.m. Doors open a half-hour before showtime.

Click here to buy tickets online, or call the Firehouse at 355-2001.

Off To The Merle, too...

Despite having too many things and not enough clock, we're making the annual journey to the Merelefest in N. Wilkesboro, N.C. This is massive four-day event of bluegrass, blues, alt-country--what Page Wilson has termed "purebred American mongrel music," which is as good a description as I know of. Anyway, I tank up on banjo sounds until I don't need to hear anymore the rest of the year. Well, OK, for a few weeks.

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