Shakertown Revisited to be revived this summer
By Larry Vaught

Posted on January 24, 2017 10:01 PM

I am pleased to say that due to the generosity of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce, the Russellville Arts Council, and Shakertown Revisited, Inc. we will be having a revival of the popular musical drama “Shakertown Revisited” this summer. Performances will be June 29, June 30 and July 1 at the spacious deGraffenried Auditorium at Russellville High School.

As director, I am working on a fresh edition of the script, using Ruth Morriss’ arrangements of the Shaker Community as well as incorporating additional tunes which were composed at South Union for transition music for scenes.

Steve Sanson (a “Shakertown Revisited” alumnus) will serve as music director for the ensemble. 

We are looking forward to auditions to be around the second week of May both in Logan County and on the campus of Western Kentucky University. We would love to have the community of alumni to come out and be a part of the ensemble…or be in the audience as we recognize past performers before each performance. 

We are hopeful that with this production we will restart a great tradition of quality drama each summer in Logan County that many will be able to come and enjoy!

Thanks for the drama pioneers who made this unique story come to life and touched us greatly. It is our opportunity to pass that story to a new generation to enjoy.

See you all at auditions in May.


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