The Cherokee Community Theatre presented several delightful offerings in 2010, its 51st year of existence.
The 2011 season got underway in November with another comedy, "Christmas Belles," a thigh-slapping look at life in the small town of Fayro, Texas that sent the crowds home smiling.
The season continued with a special children's theater presentation of the musical "Honk Jr." over the weekend of January 28-30, 2011 when a cast of 40-plus local children gave a sparkling performance of the musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale "The Ugly Duckling," to delighed audiences.
The spring play will be Tennessee Williams' four - person drama, 'The Glass Menagerie,' scheduled to be performed on April 15, 16,17 and 21, 22, 23, and
the summer musical will be 'Seussical, the Musical,' featuring a cast of characters which includes The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and Yertle the Turtle - all from the children's books of Dr. Seuss.The exact performance dates for 'Seussical the Musical" have not yet been determined, but we will let you know here in the pages of the Chronicle Times when we find out - in plenty of time to get your tickets.
The Cherokee Community Theatre's offerings are performed by talented people of all ages from the local and area communities, selected through try-outs. Though many people appear in plays year-after-year, they have certainly not worn out their welcome - and newcomers are always encouraged to sign on and join in the fun experience of live theatre.
CCT Board members include Wayne Morris (president), Jackie Courtright, Penny Pingrey, Gene Galvin, Andrew Linn, Dave Zelle, Sherry Held, Jomi Anderson, Ryan Brown, Mollie Laughlin, Rick Angell and Joe Vannatta, and the Board is looking to perhaps add another member.
If you love the theatre, and are interested in maintaining the proud tradition of the Cherokee Community Theatre, sign up today to become a patron of the Cherokee Community Theatre - and let the Board members know if you would also be interested in serving on the Board of Directors or helping out in any way.
(Editor's Note : This article is one of many in today's Chronicle Times spotlighting many of the businesses and organizations in Cherokee. For a complete rundown of stories and photos, see the 2011 Cherokee Progress Photo Gallery)