Old-time, live variety show makes comeback Saturday

REVUE! 2014

Revue! 2014, modeled on the old-time variety shows of yesteryear, will splash onto the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Eris Horton Auditorium at Oneonta High School. The program, similar to the Revue! of 2004 will feature a baker’s dozen of vocal and instrumental acts with all local talent (save one). Like its predecessor, the 2014 version is sponsored by the Community Arts Council of Blount County and is directed by Carol Lewey, who takes a turn herself in a coloratura vocal role. Shirley Hankins, an import from Arkansas, will join her in a vocal duet.

The 13 individual acts will cover a variety of styles: country, broadway, bluegrass, light opera, southern gospel, perhaps even a whiff of vaudeville (minus the off-color jokes).

The cast for the production numbers 18, reading like a Who’s Who of the Blount County music world: instrumentalists Deborah and Randy Beason, the Beason Boys Band; dancer Jessica Beason; string band players Chris Green, Tommy Prickett, and Chris Malony; recording diva Joann Bullard; vocalist and comedienne Cindy Hastings, accompanist par excellence Josephine Rouse, basso profundo Chase Moore; gospel vocalists Mary Nell Henderson, Winston Scott, and Bonnie Standridge; along with Lewey and Hankins.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Turn the clock back for an evening out of the past with music brought to you by your friends and neighbors – LIVE – from Blount County!