The popular Dr. Phil television show and the Dear Abby newspaper column are take-offs for a hilarious new show Oct. 19-20 in Conway. The Faulkner Academy of Arts will present a musical comedy of shy pursuit, falling in love, marriage, and family happenings--a look at questions we all ask about life. A show on Friday evening and a show with dinner on Saturday evening will keep you laughing, all for a very reasonable price.
Navigating life’s desperate hunt for “the love of our life” will be a couple of well known performers in our area. Shannah Cummings played the comical Gertrude McFuzz in Conway Dinner Theater’s 2011 production of “Seussical.” Jim Harris recently starred in University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” and directed the Academy’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” last fall. Put these two brilliant comedic veterans together and you are in for a really good time.
An evening of laughter with Broadway songs from “Fiddler on the Roof”, “My Fair Lady”, and “Ragtime” to Paul McCartney’s “Baby I’m Amazed” are sure to delight. Piano 4-te, a piano ensemble troupe of youngsters, will open the show with their comedy and visual effects that feature from two hands to eight hands, all on one piano.
Tickets are going fast, so get them early: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under for Friday with no dinner. Dinner on Saturday is catered and will feature roast beef with all the trimmings and a cheesecake dessert. $20 Adults; $8 for children. Tickets are usually sold out for these shows early so do not expect tickets at the door.
Performances will be at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 E. Oak Street, Conway. Call 501-339-7401 or go on line faulkneracademyofarts.org for tickets in advance . You may also pick up tickets downtown at Kordsmeier Furniture.