Sherman Community Players presents A Grand Night for Singing
It’s that time of year again, where Sherman Community Players dazzles the audiences of Texoma with good ole’ Branson style entertainment. This year’s benefit performance promises to serve up just the right amount of pep and cheer to take patrons minds off all the negative stories in the news, and to replace the negativity with “A Grand Night for Singing”. A musical revue of all the hits which the musical team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein penned over their long musical careers; the evening will be filled with such favorite songs from shows like Oklahoma, the Sound of Music, and Allegra. Cast to bring these wonderful show tunes to life are featured performers, Amanda Pillow, David Lewis, Pamela Sanza, Jennifer Becherer, Les McConnell, Caroline Kellam, and Rafe McConnell, all who have performed in various shows for SCP and Theatricks during the past season. “With the benefit we don’t hold auditions” explains Sherman Community Players Artistic Director Anthony Nelson, “I hand-pick the talent after observing how people work over the course of the year or season, and if someone stands out to me, not just from the talent they have exemplified on stage, but their general attitude about being involved with Sherman Community Players, I ask them to be involved. In a way, it’s a way of thanking them for all the work they put in, both on stage and behind the scenes.”
This year’s performance opens August 5th and runs through the 14th on the weekends. Tickets can reserved by calling 903-893-7652. The evening is not only filled with the glorious music of R&H but a three-course meal is served during the act breaks, catered by “Feast on This!”. The price of admission is $45 per seat and sponsor tables are still available for $600.00. “It’s a great way to support live theatre in Texoma, as we round up our 67th season; it helps raise money for Sherman Community Players and helps up with the end of the term budget, so of course I encourage everyone to attend.” concludes Nelson.
Featured in photograph: (from left to right)
Amanda Pillow, Les McConnell, Jennifer Becherer, David Lewis, and Pamela Sanza
Photo Credit: John Spears
Article submitted by Anthony Nelson, Artistic Directory Sherman Community Players