Necessitated by COVID-19 limits on crowd size, Friday night’s outside performances at Litz Farms in Hamblen County was a great way to enjoy theater and also a novel way to introduce new fans to the performing arts.
There were 10 stations set up with vignettes from many popular plays. Each station permitted up to three cars to park and enjoy each performance lasting five to 10 minutes
The first station was “Singin’ in the Rain,” featuring Brant Adams, Kelli Sexton and Josh Smith. The troupe sang “Good Morning.”
Next was “Momma Mia,” a play inspired by the music of ABBA, featuring Paige Monroe Mattocks, Abigail Strickland and Kara Van Veghel. The women sang “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo.”
Lindsey Davis and Emma Andrews starred in “Frozen.” The duo sang a medley of music from the musical.
“The Producers” starred Kyle Biery, Bleu Copas and Martin Robinette. The play is about two producers that are trying to make money on flop performances on Broadway.
Kendyl Kowalski, Nicholas Nobel, Alisa Osborne and Jessica Witte starred in “The Lion King.” The troupe sang “Circle of Life.”
The one-man “Shrek” performance was a popular one, with David Arnold as the green ogre.
Next, “Sister Act” stars Connie Sexton and Yolanda Treece demonstrated their musical talents with a medley.
“Little Shop of Horrors” featured Destiny Stansell and Travis Stansell. “Oliver” starred Emerson Meek and Amy Neill.
Finally, “Madagascar” featured performers Nick Andrew, Jaiden Broyles, Molly Cox, Jenni Marie Davis, Max Davis, Zada Drinnon, London Keller, Britney Newman, Harris Rutherford, Olivia Smith, Sawyer Stacy and Hannah Grace Wallen.
Gelatto Brothers of Jefferson City provided frozen treats for refreshment.