Tryon Little Theater’s space morphs once again Sept. 26Published 10:05am Friday, September 20, 2013
Ah yes . . . years ago it was an auto parts store. For a number of years it’s been the home of the Tryon Little Theater Workshop – a versatile black box theatre that can change its appearance greatly from production to production.
Now for TLT’s season-opening “My Way – a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra,” to play Sept. 26 – Oct. 6, it has turned into a cabaret complete with big city skyline, baby grand piano, drums, bass, singer/actors in posh clothing, dancing and even a working bar to set the tone as the audience enters.
And heading it all up is Ben Chumley, a professional musician and actor with extensive national and international performance credits. During early rehearsals, his piano sat on the Workshop floor; now it has been lifted to the top of the multi-level stage, where Chumley is joined by Seth Davis on drums and Josh Tennant on bass.