Renaissance Theatre Announces Fall 2009 Lineup


Katie Gover (left) of Gurley, Ala., and Sandy Nasif (right) of Nashville audition for Renaissance Theatres The Curious Savage, which will be presented Sept. 24-27 at the Bethel Performing Arts Center in McKenzie.

Bethel University’s Renaissance Theatre program formally announces it shows for fall 2009 according to Brian Hill, Renaissance Theatre director.
     “The first production will be the comic play The Curious Savage,” Hill said.  . 
      Written by John Hill, The Curious Savage tells the story of the wealthy widow Mrs. Ethel Savage, who has been placed in a sanitarium by her children who are determined to get a piece of the wealth that she possesses. While there, Mrs. Savage meets a cast of delightfully odd characters who show her the true value of wealth and happiness. 
     “This is a family comedy,” Hill said, “and it reminds us of the virtues of kindness, humility, and generosity that seem lost in a world that is driven by greed and dishonesty.”
     The Curious Savage will be performed at the Bethel Performing Arts Center in McKenzie on Sept. 24-27. Hill said Thursday through Saturday shows will take place at 7 p.m., while the Sunday performance will be at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and will be available soon. The Curious Savage is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. 
     Renaissance Theatre is also delighted to present the musical experience Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. 
     “Please join us as we celebrate the music of Broadway’s greatest writing team and hear your favorite songs from classic Broadway shows,” Hill said.
     Songs from The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Oklahoma!, The King and I, Carousel, and many others will be showcased.  
     “This high energy musical revue will feature fantastic singers and dancers performing some of the most famous songs ever to be sung on stage and screen,” Hill said. 
     Some Enchanted Evening will be performed on Nov. 5-8 at the Bethel Performing Arts Center. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances will take place at 7 p.m., with matinees scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets will go on sale in October and group rates are available. Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatrical:
For information on the Renaissance program, go to the Bethel website at or visit our blog  You can also call the Renaissance office at 731-352-6445 or 6414.