A night of comedy and music kicks off the 79th season for the morristown theatre guild as part of a series of special fundraising events for 2013, as the Guild launches their Rebuild the Guild Restoration campaign.
The first event is Saturday Night LaughTrax , will be held April 20 at 8 pm at Rose Center - featuring live improv comedy, original comedy skits, live music from local bands and some VIP guests for a one-show-only fundraising spectacular. Live music will be performed by Smiley and the Love-Dawgs, and other Guild performers will present musical selections from several hit musicals also.
The Guild will continue the Books Alive! education program with performances for all Hamblen County elementary students with the show "Fairy Tales" which is performed this year at Meadowview Elementary, directed by Carolyn McDaniel and featuring middle and high school actors.
More comedy arrives via Los Angeles in the hilarious Neil Simon show "California Suite" on May 16-18 and 23-25 at Walters State Community College. All shows are at 8:00 pm, directed by Josh Davis. This two-act comedy ushers in 4 stories of travelers who hit L.A. for life-changing events, including a trip to the Academy Awards, a heart-warming family battle of wits, and other vacationers whose plans go hilariously wrong.
The 2nd special Rebuild the Guild fundraiser is a two-night variety show to be held at Walters State Aug. 16 and 17. The Rebuild The Guild Variety Show will be part comedy, part drama, part musical and again special VIP guests will make this weekend show shine.
Strictly Southern-fried laughter is ahead with the hit play "The Red Velvet Cake War" from the writers of "Dearly Departed", with performances set for Nov. 8-17 held at Rose Center. It's a wild family reunion in Texas where the family fortune gets wagered in a competition of who can make the best cake - all while battling tornadoes and trailer park supremacy. The show is directed by Joe Powell.
Season tickets are now on sale by calling the Guild at 423-586-9260.
You can always help your community theatre with donations as we work to restore and reopen our home on South Hill Street, volunteers are always wanted for our shows and events, as we continue toward our 80th year of live theatre.