The show, which opened last week to hundreds of fans, delivers plenty of great music, a lot of laughter and a few fun surprises. With a 15-piece band of experienced musicians and the extraordinary talent of a group of back-up singers, more than 25 gifted singers take to the stage for each of the performances at NGA, located at 900 South Main Avenue in Fayetteville.
“The Fabulous Fifties Show is made up of 80-plus very talented people who give at least three months of their time to present the audience with a memorable experience,” said Jane Wilcox, producer. “Not only are there singers, musicians, actors and dancers, but seamstresses; ticket, souvenir and concessions sellers; set designers and builders; artists to paint the backdrop and draw our logo; lighting and sound crews; advertising experts; a script writer; and backstage managers – the list goes on as there are so many people and businesses willing to give of their time, talents and goods to make this show happen.
“And of course, we have the wonderful people who are dedicated fans and just spread the word to of our show to their friends,” she added. “This event would not be the success that it is without the help and support of our community. Each person who is involved makes a valuable contribution to the efforts of MCCSN.”
MCCSN – the Multi-County Cancer Support Network – is a nonprofit organization that that offers emotional, educational and financial support to cancer patients and their families across an eight-county area. The funds raised help people with purchasing wigs, gas for transportation to and from treatments, mortgage payments, and other expenses incurred while they are out of work with this dreaded disease.
Four performances remain for this year’s show, which is set in Night Court against the backdrop of the old Lincoln County Jail, which stood as an icon at the intersection of the U.S. Highway 64 Bypass and the Huntsville Highway for years. Hence the title, “Rockin’ the Scales”, making a play on the scaled of music and the scales of justice.
Final performances are set for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (March 23, 24 and 25) with 7 p.m. shows each evening, as well as Saturday afternoon (March 25) with a matinee at 1:30 p.m.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12. Children ages 3 and under will be admitted free if held by an adult. Outlets include Bagley and Bagley Insurance, Bank of Lincoln County, Carter’s Drug Store, CB&S Bank, the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, First Commerce Bank, First National Bank, and the Lincoln County Trustee’s Office at the Lincoln County Courthouse.
People not able to visit one of the ticket outlets may contact Cary Sullivan at 931-433-3933 for tickets.