I’m traveling unexpectedly this week, working on closing out my mother’s estate, but I didn’t want the week to pass without talking to y’all about something.
The Augusta Players presented “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” complete with puppetry, special effects, fireworks, and a cast, crew, and orchestra of nearly 75 people. The Imperial Theatre (www.imperialtheatre.com) was packed up to the second balcony. Did you miss it? Visit www.augustaplayers.org to see what’s coming up next season.
Southern Soul Fest was at the Miller, which added to the crowds on Broad Street, but we’d be crazy to complain. The Miller has new events weekly. They’re worth attending, if for no other reason than to see the renovations. Go to www.millertheateraugusta.com for a calendar.
Le Chat Noir began its run of the violently hilarious “Evil Dead the Musical.” It’s got blood, gore, jokes and music. Plus, their little venue is pretty cool. You can still catch that one if you hurry. www.lcnaugusta.com.
In Aiken, Deloris and her choir of nuns took the stage at the Aiken Community Playhouse. It’s running on weekends through the end of the month. If you liked the movie, you’ll love the musical! It’s fabulous, baby! www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com for tickets!
“Nana’s Naughty Knickers” is Ft. Gordon Dinner Theater’s May show, and you can still catch it this weekend. Promoted as a “guilty pleasure” it opened last weekend but continues through the 19th. Hurry up and call the box office (706-793-8552) — they often fill the house.
Want to know the craziest thing? Every one of these sold out. On the same night. Friday, May 11, was the night the CSRA proved there’s plenty of things to do and plenty of people to do the things. You did your part. Let’s not make this a one-time thing. I’m expecting one heck of an encore. Bravo, y’all!