SHOUT is the "Mod Musical" that brings back the msashing sounds that made England swing in the 1960s.
The stage production will be held at The Arts Center of Cannon County on 1424 John Bragg Highway in Woodbury. Show times are Aug. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and August 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors. Form more information, call (615) 563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073, or visit. www.artscenterofcc.com
Set in London, SHOUT travels in time from 1960-1970 following five women during the dawning liberation of women. Rachel Jentzsch Cole (orange girl), Beth Daniels (red girl), Leah Ray (blue girl), Hayley Orozco (yellow girl) and Erica Paige Melton (green girl) are featured in an ensemble cast of English and American girls who redefine themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender, just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black, and Lulu were becoming independent women with major careers. This show celebrates those changes through the unforgettable music of the time, the soundtrack of their lives.
SHOUT features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as "To Sir With Love," “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” "Downtown," “Georgy Girl,” “I Only Wanna Be With You,” "Son of a Preacher Man," and "Goldfinger." With a shimmy and a shake, the songs are tied together by hilarious sound bites from the period – from 60’s advertisements for anything and everything, to lonely hearts letters answered by an advice columnist who thinks every problem can be solved with a “fetching new hairstyle and a new shade of lipstick.”
This production is directed by Abbey Kairdolf with music direction by Stephen Burnette, choreography by Danielle Davula and produced by Carol Reed.
SHOUT! The Mod Musical is sponsored by First Bank and is part of the 2014 Arts Center Subscriber Series. The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Box office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Saturday. “The Blue Porch @ Arts Center” restaurant is open before all performances.
Founded in 1990, the award-winning Arts Center of Cannon County is a unique model for rural arts organizations. Situated in an under-served rural area in a town of 2,000 and a county of 12,000, The Arts Center annually attracts more than 40,000 visitors from a region covering over a 100-mile radius. Drawing on the blue-collar roots of its community, the organization focuses on self-sufficiency, fiscal responsibility and social entrepreneurship. The Arts Center is partially funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Southern Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts.