Sep 15 2017

Strand Weekly Email – September 15, 2017

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The time is upon us for more comedy!   COSTAKI ECONOMOPOULOS will return to the Strand on Saturday September 23rd for one night only!    Tickets are still available at Mickey’s T-Mart (cash or check only), Skyline Drive-In, and online at


If you listen to WSVX Giant 96 they will be giving tickets away this week!    Win or buy, it is a win-win.   Costaki is funny, and you will want to be at the Strand.


As an added bonus and in honor of Costaki’s triumphant return to the Strand, our downtown will be transformed into a BBQ and Brewfest!    There will be craft beers and great barbeque, all within walking distance of the Strand.   How cool is that!   (editor’s note:   We booked this show so it would purposely coincide with the downtown event but don’t tell that to Costaki)




SEPTEMBER 23, 2017


(bar provided by The Fly)


This past week we had two events.   Last Saturday night we welcomed the Blackwood Bluegrass Band.   This group for Lawrence County drew an excellent crowd.  Everyone enjoyed the straightforward bluegrass and gospel music.   They were fantastic.   Thank you to all who attended and supported live entertainment in Shelby County.


We have one more bluegrass concert yet this year.   On Veteran’s Day November 11th we will welcome back the BROOKE STEELE BAND.   While there are no jingoistic tendencies for that day, we decided to do our patriotic part by presenting purely American music.    Brooke’s group also sings some gospel music too.


Wednesday was our September Community Treasure Series lecture.   This month Rachael Ackley and Nisha Ciarletta discussed Shelby County Tourism.   There was so much information that we are inviting them back the first quarter of 2017.   If you missed it Wednesday night, which we think you did, that is OK as you can catch it in the months ahead.


We had three new volunteers on Wednesday night.   These young ladies want to give back to the community and came to the Strand to help!   We love new volunteers…how about you?


We have several wonderful events in the coming weeks.   After Costaki the Shelby County Players load-in for their performance of BOEING BOEING.   This classic farce by French playwright Marc Camoletti will be sure to tickle your funny bone!   The play runs for two weeks starting September 29th.   As an added bonus at the Saturday October 7th performance there will be a bar (provided by The Fly).   All the more reasons to have some fun and here is why:  


The Shelby County Players will take you on a trip around the world without you having to ever leave your seat with the shamefully funny farce, BOEING BOEING.  You will find this 2008 Tony Award Winner for “Best Revival of a Play” explosively entertaining!


Set in Paris, France, an American bachelor, Bernard [played by J.T. Kent] enjoys scheduling his Italian [Letitia Clemons], American [Nicole Bentley], and German [Karen Markle] airline hostesses for intermittent rendezvous; until unexpected scheduling changes bring them all into town simultaneously.  Bernard would not be able to survive the turbulence without the aid of his meticulously organized maid [Rachel Scudder] and enthusiastic old college friend [Carey Nigh].  Directed by Lindy Meyer, this hilarious farce will have you fastening your seatbelt to keep from rolling on the floor with laughter.


Immediately following the Players run, we have our Community Treasure Series on October 11th featuring the SHELBYVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT.  October is National Fire Protection Month and we will help celebrate that with an informative and entertaining talk from our own fire department.   


The following Friday October 13th the Shelby County Arts Fest will present their annual COUNTY CHOIR CONCERT.   This will feature talented young singers from our County schools.   We always enjoy this event.   This will be the second year we are able to present the choirs without the use of microphones.   The auditorium is very quite with our new heating and AC equipment and the microphones aren’t necessary.    The joy of multiple voices.   The concert is free. (paraskevidekatriaphobia doesn’t apply)


There are lots of fun things at the Strand.   We will be busy from here on out until the end of the year.   It is nice to get back to the business of running the theater.   It is all because of you and your support…thank you.   See you at the Strand!

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