Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Opinion

November 17, 2012

Showtime in Corsicana

I truly wish I were writing this to tell you how fabulous “Mame” was, but alas, it is one of the few big Warehouse productions I have missed in recent years. A simple matter of scheduling conflicts — but I am certain my dear friend Cristin Denbow was a smashing success as Mame herself, along with my friend Neely’s son, Logan, and of course, direction by Todd Jones and David Timmerman (yes, I had “T” for Acapella at CHS — didn’t you?).

If you don’t know or realize just how fortunate we are in Corsicana to have an active community theater, with amazing direction, an active board, many talented actors, singers, directors, musicians, costume makers, set designers, etc., then let me just tell you, we are blessed!!

Many towns our size don’t have what we’ve got on Sixth Avenue. Just the Warehouse Living Arts Theatre alone is a huge feather in the cap of Corsicana, but top it off with the Palace Theatre and the Navarro Council of the Arts, and it’s an “Arts Trifecta!”

The good news is, for those who may have missed “Mame,” that we still have an opportunity to take in a Warehouse play before the year is out.

The 200th birthday of Charles Dickens will be celebrated as the Warehouse Children’s Company performs “A Christmas Carol” Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 at the Warehouse Living Arts Theatre.

My buddy David Hill is directing this production, and gave me some “inside scoop” on what to expect to see:

• There are 30 kids in the show, plus 12 adults

• Lots of Christmas songs! Local voices singing Christmas carols ...

• More than 10 families are doing this show together in some manner. Spirit of family togetherness!

• Alan Barnes returns to the WLAC stage to play Scrooge

• Sandra McClure Mahood is dressed to the nines as the Ghost of Christmas Present

• Katherine Keathley will light up the stage as the Ghost of Christmas Past

• Kevin Painter will be chained to the role of Marley’s Ghost

• Who plays the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come? You’ll have to see the show to find out!

• Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students, $6 for kids

Dickens’ Carol compares the hardships of winter, followed by the thawing and renewal of spring, to the heart of Scrooge, which is renewed, restored and indeed, changed, through the course of the play.

If you’ve not yet gotten into the Christmas spirit, or you just want to have an evening of great entertainment, call the Warehouse box office at (903) 872-5421 now and reserve seats for you and your family to see “A Christmas Carol.”

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Deanna Kirk is a Daily Sun columnist and editor of Explore Magazine. Her column appears on Saturdays. She may be reached by email at dkirk@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “Soundoff” on this column? Email: soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

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