Elisha Wells Stroupe
Local students have been staying busy this summer thanks to Hilary Myers, director of the Fayette Area Community Theatre’s summer production. They’ve gotten up early to perform and advertise at the Optimist's Friday breakfast meeting and stayed up late rehearsing. They’ve been memorizing, dancing, building, and learning, all coming to a finale this weekend, July 21st-23rd, with their production of Godspell, Jr.
Get your kids out of the house and have a family date, dinner and a musical. Godspell, Jr. is an upbeat, playful version of the original Godspell, written by Stephen Schwartz. The disciples of Jesus Christ help him present his parables in many creative ways with a variety of song styles, allowing the cast a creative way to represent their character and story. This musical has a message of kindness, tolerance, and love, a show for the entire family. Godspell, Jr. has an approximate running time of one hour.
The production will be held at 116 Main St. in Fayette (the future location of the Alexander Hotel) on the courthouse square. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and 5 and under are free. The Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd productions begin at 7 P.M. and the Sunday, July 23rd matinee begins at 2:00 P.M.
The Fayette Area Community Theatre has presented the community with many wonderful productions over the years, such as Gypsy, The Heiress, and Company. FACT is always looking for directors, new production ideas, and volunteers. If you’d like to join or find out more about the local community theater, check their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FayetteACT/, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak with Bridget Hussey, FACT president. Or just let them know what your favorite productions have been and keep on attending!
A SHORT PREVIEW...
This Spotlight was sponsored by Miknan's Main Street Pub in Fayette. They are located just steps away from the performance at 107 N. Main St., so stop by and grab dinner before heading to see Godspell, Jr. Their special for this weekend is $6.50 breaded catfish with fries and $3.00 cinnamon waffles with ice cream, whipped cream and caramel topping. That's just too good to pass up! Outdoor seating is available too with a great view of our historic courthouse.