A Feast of Theater Greets Mountain Residents Starting May 1

  • Jerry Smith was the intrepid photographer for stars such as Jayne Mansfield, Elvis Presleyand Bob Hope. Hear his stories Saturday, May 3 at the Frazier Park Library, 10 a.m. See the 'Yeah–But' Rabbit by the 'HEY YOU' Storytellers, Friday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Frazier Park Library.

    Jerry Smith was the intrepid photographer for stars such as Jayne Mansfield, Elvis Presleyand Bob Hope. Hear his stories Saturday, May 3 at the Frazier Park Library, 10 a.m. See the 'Yeah–But' Rabbit by the 'HEY YOU' Storytellers, Friday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Frazier Park Library.

By Patric Hedlund

Rich entertainment treats are offered these next three weeks for all ages, tastes and pocketbooks. Three theatrical offerings and a unique chance to hear insider’s stories about the golden age of film and television are in the line-up.

On Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. Don’t miss the talented photographer Gerald ‘Jerry’ Smith’s side-splitting tales from his adventures working with NBC and MGM superstars during the Golden Age of film and television, including adventures with legends such as Jayne Mansfield, Elvis Presley and Bob Hope. Jerry reveals an exhibit of 60 photos. This is a “must see” date for fun.

This week, Friday, April 26, 3:30 p.m. The ‘Hey You!’ Storytellers present “The ‘Yeah-But’ Rabbit” by Robin Lee Holmes at the Frazier Park Library.

“Is your ‘yeah-but’ habit keeping you in a box?” Holmes asks. In this engaging form of theater for all ages, the ‘Hey You!’ Storytellers invite the audience to join in the storytelling exploration to free your own “Yes…and you can.” The show is free, with refreshments.

On May 1 two terrific shows are opening. “You Can’t Take It With You,” is staged with great imagination at Frazier Mountain High School, for all ages, produced by Focus Central. The other, “DeathTrap,” is a grown-up date-night dinner theater event produced by Mountain Theater Alliance at Pine Mountain Club’s Condor Room.

“In a time of continuous disaster movies and lots of scary story lines in real life, it’s nice to be reminded of family and home,” said Teresa LeGault of “You Can’t Take It With You.” [See ad on page 13, and details at right.] Get a discount by buying your tickets online. Seating is limited. ASL interpretation is offered at Saturday’s matinee, May 4 at 2 p.m.

“DeathTrap” offers a delicious three-course dinner and a delightful dark comedy May 1, 2, 7, 8 at 6 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, May 4, followed by a 4:30 p.m. dinner show. [See ad at left, this page.]

Photo caption:

Essie (Mikaela Kjenaas) and her husband Ed (Mike Stegeman), Grandpa Vanderhof (Beans Morroco), Paul (Dallas Matthew) and Penny (Delaney Peterson)

Frazier Mountain Focus Central and the FMHS arts enrichment program are rehearsing the heartwarming comedy ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ for performances May 1, 2, 3, 7 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m. (ASL interpreted) at FMHS. Online ticket sales
reserve your spot: www.focuscentral.org (661.204.6569).
See full page ad on page 13 for more details.

Jerry Smith was the intrepid photographer for stars such as Jayne Mansfield, Elvis Presley and Bob Hope. Hear his stories
Saturday, May 3 at the Frazier Park Library, 10 a.m.

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