The Farris Theatre in Richmond comes alive again this weekend with a tribute to the 10-year anniversary of the youth acting program in Richmond and Ray County.
On Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2:30 p.m., “The Farris ‘All-Star’ Revue” will present a series of scenes from all of the Youth Arts Players and Farris All-Star productions. The name of the show is the actual name of the newsletter, with All-Star incorporated into the title.
According to director Vickie McCalley, the preshow features a history of the Farris Theatre, written by Samuel Bowman with accompaniment written by Stephanie Landwehr. The opening scene, which sets the stage for the revue, was written by McCalley.
The audience will be treated to a walk down memory lane as scenes from the likes of “Tom Sawyer,” “Annie, Jr.,” “Oliver Twist,” “Clowns,” “Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.,” “Johnny Appleseed,” “Treasure Island,” “The Best Little Theater in Town,” “Who Pushed Humpty?” and many more will be recreated. Memories will be further prompted by many of the same props, costumes, sets and highlights from these wonderful shows.
Memorabilia from the featured productions will also be displayed. The show is sponsored by Friends of the Farris.
The cast includes: Denton Williams, Jonathan Daniel, Parker Johnson, Savannah Hamilton, Amber Green, Becca Westbrook, Jessie DeMar, and Courtanie Allwood. Watch for a cameo appearance by Laura Rice. The production crew includes Becky Daniel, Jackson Pence, Catherine Pence and Brogan Estes. The names of all past and present Youth Arts Players and Farris All-Stars will be listed in the program.