Community theater presenting ‘Love, From Broadway’

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The Paris Community Theater presents its second cabaret production, “Love, From Broadway,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Paris Center of Fine Arts.

The show features 12 local performers singing songs about love from musicals.

“Of course, our songs are not just about romantic love but all kinds of love,” said director Nancy Zeman. “We’re excited to bring these songs — some of which may not be familiar — to the local stage.”

This is the second cabaret production from the community theater group, following last year’s “Backwards Broadway.”

The problem, Zeman noted, has not been selecting the songs to be featured.

“We had a huge three-page list to consider,” she said. “There are just so many great songs.”

The show features a new face to Paris Community Theater, Chrisman High School principal and drama director Cole Huber.

“We’re excited to have Cole join us and hopefully he’ll be part of our future productions,” Zeman said.

The remainder of the cast includes Tanner Laughlin, Christian Landes, Erin Hutchinson, Megan Carroll, Aaron Rhoads, Michelle Jacobs, Jackie Landsaw, Agnes Wright, Eric Marlowe, Melanie Clark and Kristin Chittick.

“This isn’t a big production like ‘Mama Mia,’” Zeman explained. “We have had a great deal of fun putting it together to provide an evening of entertainment.”

The show features a medley from fairy tale shows including “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Frozen.” Another medley uses music popularized by the Four Seasons from the hit musical “Jersey Boys.”

Besides the medleys, solos and duets feature selections from “Wicked,” “Spamalot,” “Chicago,” “Aladdin,” “The Music Man,” “My Fair Lady,” “South Pacific” and “Hamilton” as well as many others.

This will be the third show by the Paris Community Theater in 2019, following the highly successful “Mama Mia” in July and “Willie Wonka Jr.” in August.

Tanner Laughlin, one of the company’s founding members, noted it is hoped productions will continue expanding with perhaps a drama and/or comedy play and a staged reading of a work.

Tickets for “Love, From Broadway,” are $10 and are available for purchase at Prospect Bank in Paris as well online at www.pcofa.net and going to upcoming shows. All seats are reserved.