Last night I saw what may very well be the best community theater production I've seen to date.
Murray Arts put together quite the ensemble under the direction of Jim Smith at Murray Amphitheater.
I made call-backs for the show, but declined the opportunity thanks to being cast as Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie. I am relieved to say that I would have had an amazing summer experience whatever I chose - I just loved Seven Brides for Seven Brothers*.
I've seen several productions of this show in various states. As far as entire production, this is definitely the best of the show I've seen**. If you love choreography, you will flip - I couldn't get enough.
Special shout out to my friends Jon and Michael Scott, as well as my new fav's Josh Durfey (Gideon), Julie Blatter (Milly), Alexia Steed (Alice), Natalie Fortie (Dorcus), Mary-Martha Jackson (Sarah), and Joshua Lloyd (Caleb)!
And random - ends up I am on the same concept recording CD of "The Raven" as Milly (Julie) and met her years ago - who knew? I heard her sing one song once three years ago and recognized her voice. How 'bout them ears?
You should all go!
8pm Murray Amphitheater, $8 cash
August 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28
*I don't love the plot, "Oh abusive husband, I love you so much for no reason at all, come back to me!" but this Murray production=love
**Yes, I have preferred others in certain parts (Scot & Megan Fetters, shout out for you). I'm talking whole ensemble here.