Arts Alliance's annual dinner theatre set for Nov. 3-4

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 10/26/16

The Walker County Arts Alliance will be presenting “I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change” at the alliance's annual dinner theatre on Nov. 3 and 4.

This year's event will be held at Musgrove Country Club. The production is being directed by …

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Arts Alliance's annual dinner theatre set for Nov. 3-4

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The Walker County Arts Alliance will be presenting “I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change” at the alliance's annual dinner theatre on Nov. 3 and 4.

This year's event will be held at Musgrove Country Club. The production is being directed by Maria Ross Campsey and Cindy Laing.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., where cocktails will be served and attendees can participate in a silent auction. A plated dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m.

Campsey said the topic of the show is relationships and will span from being single all the way to companionship in their twilight years. But she added that each scene is independent of the others, with each scene featuring different characters.

Laing described the show as "really funny," with Campsey adding, "It's funny because [the subject matter] is true."

The show is a musical, which Campsey said hasn't been done for the dinner theatre in the last few years.

The show will feature seven people, three women and four men — Anna Redmill, Brooke Handley, Lexie Reeves, Joey Duke, Joey Beard, Jody Smith and Nick Thomas.

By showtime, the cast and directors will have put in a total of about eight weeks worth of practice and preparation on their singing, choreography and blocking.

"We'll wrack up a lot of hours before it's over," Laing said.

Duke and Reeves both said they're having a great time working on the show. Though she's been in other shows at different places, this will be Reeves' first time in one of the Arts Alliance's dinner theater performances, as well as Smith’s first performance with them.

Campsey advised people to reserve their tickets ahead of time because the show has sold out in recent years.

Those interested in attending can purchase single tickets or buy a whole table.

"The ticket sales and silent auction serve as a fundraiser," Campsey explained. "It goes to help fund the programs that the Arts Alliance helps fund, which are in-school art programs."

She added that the money also helps the Arts Alliance with a summer theater program for children and other art programs they help support in the community.

The dinner theater also serves as the kickoff for the Arts Alliance's annual membership drive.

Campsey and Laing encouraged anyone who wants to help support the arts to become a member of the Arts Alliance.

To reserve tickets, email pat.wcaa@gmail.com or call 205-221-1711. The email must include your name, phone number, number of tickets needed and the date of the performance you will be attending.