BCA to host last show

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Route 66, which is on a 10-week tour of 27 states, will take the stage in Brewton.

The Brewton Council of the Arts will host “Route 66,” its last performance of the 2016-17 season, on Thurs., March 16.

BCA member Clay Lisenby said, “Audiences are sure to be entertained by the hit musical comedy revue, “Route 66” being performed by the national touring company, Springer Theatricals.”

The musical comedy celebrates the golden era of “the quirky old highway,” Lisenby said.

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“Often called ‘America’s Main Street,’ U.S. Route 66 is a retro-fantasyland of art deco motels, roadside attractions, Indian trading posts, novelty drive-ins and old- fashioned spit-and-polish service stations,” he said. “This performance will take us down that great ‘Mother Road’ in a nostalgic celebration of music and whimsical highway fun.”

The show, which is on a 10-week tour of 27 states, will take the stage in Brewton on the Woodfin Patterson Auditorium state of Coastal Alabama Community College at 7 p.m. next Thursday.

“In Route 66, this show follows a gang of rowdy Chicago service station attendants as they strip off their snappy Texaco uniforms and head off on a westward-bound road-trip filled with music, dance and highway mischief,” Lisenby said. “It features rock and pop music from the 1950s and ‘60s.”

The show’s author, Roger Bean, first created “Route 66” for the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and then developed it further at the famous Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Bean has now turned the production over to the 145 year-old Springer Theatre, which is Georgia’s official State Theatre.

Tickets for the show are $15 for adults and $8 for students. CACC students and staff are admitted free of charge. Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, call Lisenby at 251.867.9962 or Susan Miller at 251.363.0176.