Date/Time: Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Venue: WTA’s Gateway, 329 W. Main St., Waynesboro, VA 22980
Tickets: $9.99 (in advance) | $12 (at the door)
Richard Adams has packed his Friday night show with audience favorites. Returning to the Gateway is Susan Alexander – puppeteer and musician, the father son duo – Buddy and Toby Thomas, actress Rosemarie Harper, and one of the Gateway’s youngest performers – Nathan Aitcheson. Sandra Cryder will make her first appearance at the show. She will sing and play the ukulele. Rounding out the evening, ShenanArts will present a couple numbers from their upcoming performance of “Gypsy.”
Susan Alexander is a graduate of Fort Defiance High School, the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School (Theatre) and Eastern Mennonite University where she studied graphic arts. Susan will sing a tune and team up with Adams for a return of a “Fred’s Puppets” rendition of “El Fernando and the Purple Cow- Swannanoa Conspiracy”.
Buddy and Toby Thomas, father/son, singer/songwriter duo will headline the Richard Adams Variety Show. Buddy has played with the likes of Wanda and the White Boys and Rhythm Road in addition to having an active solo and songwriting career. October “Toby” Thomas has played guitar and been the lead singer with Downtown Conspiracy as well as being an active performer and songwriter.
Rosemarie Harper, a noted actor from the Charlottesville area and regular with the Earl Hamner Theatre has written two short scenes/stories which she will perform at the show. “She’s a natural”, says Adams.
Fifth Grade Flat Footer, Nathan Aitcheson, will return to the show for the third time. He will demonstrate what Adams calls “his dazzling flat-foot dancing abilities.” Besides his skills on the dance floor, ten-year old Nathan is an expert on tractors. He is the grandson of Tracy Aitcheson who was one of founders of the Wayne Theatre Alliance.
The February 7th performance will also feature several numbers from the cast of “Gypsy”, a ShenanArts production. A non-profit community theatre that was organized in 1981, ShenanArts produces a variety of plays as well as music events throughout the year. “Gypsy” will be presented February 21st– 23rd and February 28th – March 2nd. More information is available atwww.shenanarts.org.
Audience Participation will be highlighted with “You can sound like a Cat” and “You can be a professional comedian”.
The Richard Adams Variety Show is at 7:30 pm at WTA’s Gateway. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $9.99 in advance and $12 at the door. They may be purchased online at www.wtagateway.com or by calling the box office 540-943-9999. Remaining tickets will be available on the night of performance.
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