There's still no business like show business

Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2004

With another fantastic performance behind them, the Kenai Performers are wasting no time in jumping on the Bandwagon for the grand opening of their new home to be known as "Old Town Playhouse."

Director Carol Ford promises a production at the new facility, located in the former Gary King's store in Kenai, before school is out and maybe as early as late April, "We're really jazzed with anticipation, but no one is leaking the name of the show, we just might keep the secret until opening night and surprise everyone," said Ford refusing to even give hints. One few things are known and one is that there is still a lot of work to be completed to bring the building up to code, an the other is that the performance will be a dinner theatre show. "We're planning an old fashioned volunteer barn raising to finish up the work that needs to be completed and that will probably be a show in itself," added Ford.

 

Marc Berezin returned as Tevia to drum up support for the Kenai Performers Bandwagon at the Gala performance of "My Favorite Year."

The Kenai Performers officially kicked-off their Bandwagon to open their new home just a few weeks ago at the gala second night of "My Favorite Year." Stars from past casts of great Kenai Performers musicals such as "The Wiz," "Fiddler on the Roof," "The Sound of Music," "Hello Dolly," and "The Music Man," jumped on the Bandwagon and performed some memorable moments from past shows. "We've been trying to find a home for years, and finally it's happening, we're excited, but we're going to need a lot of help," said Marc Berezin, better known as Tevia from "Fiddler on the Roof."

Berezin said that plans are already underway for a summer theatre camp for kids and the plan is to have a variety of productions year-round at their new theatre. "One of the reasons we do this is just to have the opportunity to be around creative people, enjoy the energy and have a lot of fun, and now there will be more opportunities for more people," added Berezin. The Bandwagon campaign to garner finances and volunteer labor assistance is now in full swing. Anyone interested can get details at www.kenaiperformers.org , but as to the coming show, you may have to wait until opening night.



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