Fair performers taking stage again Saturday
Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 9:05 pm
The Obion County Fair may be over, but area residents get one more chance to see one of the best parts of the fair — the Fair Show.
The group of 44 local youth coming from Obion, Weakley and Dyer counties and ranging in age from 13 to 20 will be the opening concert for the 2010-11 series of the Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Union City Civic Auditorium.
The youth will perform a program inspired by the hit television series “Glee,” with songs originally performed by various artists from Journey and Queen to Avril Lavigne. For this concert, the group has extended its show with additional songs.
The group is led by producer Phyllis Rauchle and director Ryan Stone, who is assisted by Dawn Tittle. Jamie Worrell is the group’s vocal director and Zoe Ramage is the assistant vocal director. Jared Hamlin serves as the visual director, Carolina Smith as dance choreographer and Krystal Worrell as production assistant.
Members of the Fair Show include Alton Alexander, Carter Arnold, Ashley Barbour, Chantelle Barnes, Jamison Blackwell, Savannah Blackwell, Kelsey Body, Tiffany Bogle, Chelsea Boyd, Jessica Burnett, Hope Burt, Jerrie Carrington, Allison Cary, Tatum Cary, Mallori Conley, Drew Crews, Tara Elam, Joshua Gale, Heather Gilliland, Aubree Guess, JoMykel Hepler, Darrin Howard, Brooke Huggins, Savannah London, Molly Maclin, Anna Moore, Emily Moore, Kassadie Mullins, Kallan Parker, Alex Pegram, Kelsey Reed, Whitney Reynolds, Lauren Richards, Sara Riley, Katy Searcy, Savannah Snead, Whitley Southerland, Andrew Speed, Mollie Stone, Morgan Stone, Aranda Tate, Jacob Triplett, Allison Ward and Tevin Wilkerson.
Memberships, which are available for purchase at Cox Oil in Union City or at the door on Saturday, are $95 per family, $45 for a single adult, $40 for a single senior citizen and $25 for a single student. This includes the Fair Show, Buddy Jewell on Oct. 2, Five by Design on Jan. 29, The Southern Fried Jazz Band on March 5 and the tribute show “Barbra and Frank” on April 7. In addition, members will be able to attend reciprocal concerts in Dyersburg. Performances there, which will be held in the Yates Auditorium at the Professional Development Center, include piano virtuoso Eric Himy on Nov. 16, TV’s John Davidson on Feb. 19 and The Andy Stein Duo on piano and violin March 26.
For residents who have already purchased their memberships, their tickets will be distributed at the door during the first concert. Those not picked up will be mailed.
Individual show tickets will also be available at each show for those not wishing to purchase a membership.
The Community Concert Association also encourages residents and businesses to become patrons. Eighth Note patrons who give between $100-$249 will receive two memberships, Quarter Note patrons who give between $250-$499 will receive four memberships, Half Note patrons who give between $500-$999 will receive six memberships and Full Note patrons who give between $1,000 and more will receive 10 memberships.
For more information, contact organization president Mike Cox at 536-4569 or vice president Chuck Doss at 886-1155.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in The Messenger 8.25.10