Editor’s Note: As the 2019 Fabulous Fifties Show nears, The Times highlights performers who’ll be on stage in this week’s edition. Next week, we’ll focus on those behind the seasons. Don’t forget to buy your tickets early, as many performances sell out as the shows approach.
You are invited to a Vegas wedding – Fayetteville style – as the 33rd Annual Fabulous Fifties Show, “Veils, Vows and Vegas”, opens on Thursday evening, March 21, for the first of nine shows this year.
Word has it that the show will even have Elvis as well as a few other surprises. Performances will be presented in the auditorium of Ninth Grade Academy at 900 South Main Avenue in Fayetteville.
Evening performances will begin at 7 p.m. on March 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30, and afternoon shows will get underway at 1:30 p.m. on March 23, 24 and 30.
Tickets are on sale at Bagley & Bagley Insurance, Bank of Lincoln County, Carter’s Drug Store, CB&S Bank, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, First Commerce Bank, First National Bank, and the Lincoln County Trustee’s Office in the Courthouse. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12, and free for kids ages 3 and under if held by an adult. People unable to visit one of the outlets may call Cary Sullivan at 931-433-3933 to reserve tickets.
All proceeds benefit the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, an organization that serves an eight-county area, including Lincoln County, providing assistance with expenses for cancer patients not covered by insurance.
Comprising the cast in this year’s show are Catherine Bartlett, Mark Browning, Randy Delap, Lauren Honea, Rickey Honey, Joey Locker, Mark Mitchell, and Sara Jo Pierce.
The band will include Mickie Bigham, Jason Caldwell, Lauren Clardy, JB Cox, Connor Fowler, Evann Fowler, Samuel Fowler, Mike Hines, Casey Jenkins, John Osteen, Dale Pierce, Mary Jane Porter, Nathan Posey, and Garrett Rutledge.
The always fabulous back-up singers are Mickie Bigham, Lucy Cowley, Andrea Delap, Mike Hines, Josh Ogle, and Sharon Williams.
Dancers will feature Jessica Buckley, Hannah Howell, Ben Spears, Shelby Wix, and Jeff Wilcox. Jessica serves as the head choreographer, but all the dancers have contributed to the choreography for the show.
Participating in the children’s song will be Claire Buckley, Evelyn Gray Buckley, Lucy Cate Byrd, Eli Caldwell, Hannah Caldwell, John Caldwell, Zoey Campbell, Callie Gill, Ava Hamilton, Mae Hamilton, Bonnie Kate Honea, Mason Jenkins, Owen Jenkins, Faith Martin, Leah Martin, Audrey Rozell, and Avery Shelton.
Singers will feature Mickey Bigham, Jason Caldwell, Lauren Clardy, Lucy Cowley, JB Cox, Odessa Dangerfield, Andrea Delap, Connor Fowler, Evann Fowler, Samuel Fowler, Nici Gill, Susan Hamilton, Mike Hines, Garrett Honea, Casey Jenkins, Mary Beth Jenkins, Josh Ogle, John Osteen, Dale Pierce, Sara Jo Pierce, Mary Jane Porter, Vada Quick, John Richardson, Garrett Rutledge, Ray Shields, Gladys Simpson, Dorothy Small, Ben Spears, Erin Sutton, Brianne Towry, Shay Ulrich, Dorothy Webb, Jeff Wilcox, and Sharon Williams.