THEATER TOWN: Canebrake and Tiger Arts Guild stage weekend productions

Published 11:50 am Wednesday, April 9, 2014


The five cast members of “Dixie Swim Club” rehearse for their upcoming Canebrake Players production.

Demopolis will turn into a mini-Broadway this week with two productions hitting the stage.

The Canebrake Players will put on “Dixie Swim Club” while the Demopolis High Arts Guild will stage “Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior.”

“Modern Millie” will open first on Thursday night at DHS.

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The production is a joint effort of the theater and choir programs. The show will be performed Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13 in the school’s auditorium.

“Modern Millie” will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6 for all ages and will be available at the door.

The show is a romantic comedy about Millie Dillmount, a girl who moves to New York City from Kansas in the 1920s to become a modern woman. Director Jody Tartt said the students love the 1920s and wanted to do a show set in that era.

The Canebrake Players will present “Dixie Swim Club” on Friday through Monday night at the Old School on Main.

It’s a story about friendship and camaraderie, dating back to the club members’ time together on their college swim team.

The production has a cast of just five, all women. It will also mark Johnny Johnston’s directing debut.

Cast members are Donna Bishop, Dana Freeman, Kelley Freeman Mullins, Laurie Willingham and Candace Jones Colgrove, in her first Canebrake production.

The Friday, Saturday and Monday shows start at 7 p.m. Sunday’s matinee is at 2 p.m.. Admission is $10 for adults or $7 for students.