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Carey Dinner Theatre (CDT) has announced its 2012 season. “Cotton Patch Gospel,” will be presented June 14 through June 30, and will be followed by “Sing Out, Sweet Land!” July 10 through 2. Performances are in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.
Corporate sponsor W. A. Warren Asphalt Paving Contractors and co-sponsor Regions Bank support the 37th season of CDT.
“Cotton Patch Gospel” is the retelling of the Gospel story with country-bluegrass music and set in rural Georgia. Written by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, the story is based on the popular book “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John” by Clarence Jordan. Music is by Harry Chapin, his last and perhaps best work. As the story begins the cast sings “Something’s Brewin’ in Gainesville.” Other songs include “Mama Is Here,” “Miracle on Stone Mountain,” and “Thank God for Governor Pilate.”
“Sing Out, Sweet Land!” was written by Walter Kerr and is a musical journey through the history of the United States. In colonial America Barnaby Goodchild, following a run in with a powerful Puritan, is condemned to sing and dance through the ages. Barnaby makes the most of it by stopping many places along the way, including a Civil War battlefield, the movement west on the Oregon Trail, early railroading in Texas, and the Roaring Twenties. Songs, taken from the American folk tradition, include “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” “Casey Jones,” “Frankie and Johnny,” “Swanee River,” and “Blue Tail Fly,” which helped to make original cast member Burl Ives famous.
The box office opens June 4 and will be open daily except Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. To make reservations call 601-318-6221. Dinner is served at 7 and the performance follows. There are no performances on Sundays or Mondays. The ticket price of $29 includes buffet, show, sales tax and program.
Cotton Patch Gospel; June 14 – 30
Sing Out, Sweet Land!; July 10 – 21