Tryon Little Theater’s space morphs once again Sept. 26Published 10:05am Friday, September 20, 2013
Being both director and musical director, Chumley is a busy man – one minute at the piano, the next darting over to his actors to rework a bit of choreography, then checking his notes on the light plot to be sure he has a special light coming down just where he has an actor placed for a moving Sinatra ballad. Then back to the piano to oversee the three-part harmony on the next number.
Early on, the performers Debbie Craig-Archer, Katie Cilluffo, Terry Neal and Josh Moffitt – grab black top hats and launch into “New York, New York,” complete with choreography that even picks up some Rockette synchronized kicks. Then they switch to a ballad, then an upbeat number. All with some favorite Sinatra quotes and stories thrown in among the decades of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ music.
Let’s put it this way: Francis Albert Sinatra would love it.
The TLT box office is open at the Workshop, 516 South Trade Street, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7 p.m. For information and tickets, call 828-859-2466. Ask about VIP tables available to only 16 lucky couples.
– article submitted by Connie Clark