We’re Back!

By on 16 September, 2013 in Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

It’s September! It’s fall! Its time for the Old Alabama Town Revue!

The Old Alabama Town Revue will return after a summer break. The show I call “a deep South Prairie Home Companion” returns to its home at the Old Church on Columbus Street in Old Alabama Town. In these times of change it is good to know that the OAT Revue is still the first Thursday night in the month, every other month, and will therefore be presented on October 3, at 7 p.m.

We have some new and exciting elements for this show. Five songs are original compositions; four of those written by either yours truly or Tim Henderson. Only one of those have I ever performed in Montgomery, and two were written just for the show! Toni Wood joins us again to wow the audience with faves like “Autumn Leaves” and “Werewolves of London” (ahoooooo!). Bass Player Marty Martin has come on board as a full-fledged member of the band. The show is called “Delightfully Sad Songs about Autumn and Dreadfully Funny Songs about Halloween.” The first set features sad songs with an autumnal element, and although everybody loves a tear jerker, I thought two sets of them might be a bit much. Therefore, the second set is a fun mixture of silly and funny Halloween songs.

Fall is a fun and busy time in Montgomery. Just off the top of my head, and in posts from this very site I know that Cloverdale-Idlewild is throwing a humongous yard sale at Audubon Park on Saturday, September 28 starting at (gulp!) 7:00 a.m.; the proceeds benefit their spring concert series. Landmarks Foundation and the Alabama Historical Commission are presenting “The Cottage Tour” on September 29 from 1:30-5. The Cloverdale Playhouse opens the thriller “Wait Until Dark” on September 26, and it runs through October 6. Shows are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7:30; Matinees are Sunday at 2: tickets are $18. On September 29, at 4:30 the Capitol Heights United Methodist church at 2000 Winona Avenue presents “An Old Fashioned Gospel Hour.”

So it’s a super splendid September in Midtown Montgomery. Get out! Mingle! Shop! Tour! Be thrilled! Be uplifted! Be at the Old Alabama Town Revue!

Karren Pell is a writer, teacher, and performer who lives with her husband, Tim Henderson, and an assortment of cats and dogs in Capitol Heights. She is the author of three books. Her musical compositions range from commercial songs to theatrical works, with five musical adaptations to her credit.

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