Monday, February 20, 2012

God speed, John Glenn

50 years ago today, one of my life heroes, John Glenn became the first American in orbit. This man, now 90 years old, served his country as a combat pilot in WWII and the Korean War, then as one of the original "Mercury 7" astronauts. He went on to a distinguished career as a US Senator. He capped this career when he was the oldest man to fly in space when he joined a space shuttle mission in 1998. He is still active and healthy and married to his childhood sweetheart, Annie. Please check out this video about his amazing first mission in space: John Glenn, First American in Orbit

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Tarzan, the musical at CCA

After you've planned on seeing "The Butler Did It , Again" at the MACC, don’t miss the premiere of Disney’s newest theatrical extravaganza, “Tarzan”, at the Center for Creative Arts.  CCA is one of four high schools around the country chosen by Disney to premier this show. It is a Hamilton County magnet school for the arts and includes students from all over Hamilton County, including the Signal Mountain area. Disney officials will be on hand for opening night.  The show is based on Disney’s animated film of the same name. 

The show stars senior, David Couter, as Tarzan.  Couter recently won recognition as the best high school actor in Tennessee at a competition held during the Tennessee State Theater Convention.  Co-staring as Jane is Brittni Rhodes, who won a Chattanooga Theater Center Miss Annie award last year for her performance as Penny Pingleton in “Hairspray”.  In addition to a dynamite cast and choreography by Lindsey Fussell, Tarzan will swing through the jungle with the help of the well know rigging company, Flying by Foy.

The show opens Thursday, February 16th and runs through Saturday the 18th with shows at 7:00 PM each evening.  Tickets at the door are $5 for students and $10 for adults.  Reserve seats are $15 each and can be obtained by calling 209-5942.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The Butler Did It Again - photo!

As promised, here is a photo of the cast of "The Butler Did It Again":

Back row:  Lee Abelson, Keith Colllins, Tim Forsythe, Don Strickland, Rob Inman, Eric Schubert
Front row:  Kendra Gross, Shandra Burnett, Janet McInturff, Sandy McCrea, DeDe Young, Anne Roza.

to be presented February 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25
at the Mountain Arts Community Center.
Tickets available at the door of each nights performance
or from the MACC office between the hours of 9-2 and 4-8 week days
at $12.00 per person. For group reservations call 886-5243.