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Arts Alive Inc. musical comedy this Saturday

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Laughing with the Legends features hilarious impersonations of popular icons like Jerry Lee Lewis.

This Saturday, May 23, at 7 p.m., the 1950s will be on display at the Robinson/Olsson Auditorium in West Point. 

Arts Alive Inc. will present “Laughing with the Legends,” a production that will bring to life many memorable 1950s songs and personalities from all corners of the entertainment world. The audience will see stars from movies, television, Broadway, and pop culture; all presented by Gurl and Gurl productions. 

Laughing with the Legends features hilarious impersonations of Lucille Ball, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Liberace, Fats Domino, and other icons from pop culture as well as memorable highlights from the era.  You’ll see a vocal rendition of “My Prayer,” a piano medley from “The Sound of Music,” and spoofs on everything from cigarette commercials to rock ‘n roll to fashions of the day. 

Husband and wife team Brian and Joey Gurl—known professionally as “Gurl & Girl”—have been performing together for over 20 years, starting their career together by opening their own 300-seat theater in Vermont where they produced and wrote new shows each year for eight straight years.

Individual tickets for this performance are $23 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students.  They are available by phone at 843-3475 or at the C&F Bank branches in West Point. Group rates are available at $15 each for groups of 10 or more. For more information, access the Arts Alive website at artsaliveinc.org, or contact Beth Dandridge, Arts Alive coordinator, at 843-3475 or .

Also this Saturday at 6:30 p.m., the Visual Arts Committee of Arts Alive will present an art opening of the exhibit “All-Media Community Event” in the exhibit space at the Robinson/Olsson Auditorium and Fine Arts Center. This exhibit will be on display through May 26, and will include works of all types by artists in the community. It is the largest art exhibition Arts Alive has ever had.

posted 05.19.2009

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