Turnage fundraiser set for Oct. 3|Variety show to feature singing, dancing, comedy

Published 7:04 pm Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lifestyles & Features Editor

The talents of local entertainers and artists will be showcased during an upcoming fundraising event benefiting the historic Turnage Theater in downtown Washington.
The event, dubbed “A Lavish Night of Entertainment, Where the Pamlico and Tar Rivers Meet,” is planned for Saturday, Oct. 3 beginning at 6 p.m. at the theater. Tickets range from $15 to $22.
The evening will begin with an “Artist Gallery” featuring an exhibition of work by area artists in the lobby from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Complimentary cheese and crackers will be offered and wine will be available for purchase.
The performance in the theater will begin at 7 p.m. and will include entertainers from Beaufort County and throughout eastern North Carolina.
Among the local headliners are Barbara and Gene Geesey, Ten Penny Opera, Dennis Modlin &The Back Creek String Band and Shannon Smith.
Other highlights of the show will be performances by the Donald Underwood Thompson Band from Kinston and the renowned Green Grass Cloggers. Rounding out the evening will be a wide range of other entertainers including Dick Feyer’s tribute to Elvis Presley, singer and songwriter Scott Wilkinson, the comedy of Granny Harkness, students from East Carolina University’s School of Theater &Dance and vocalist Courtney Stevens.
Tickets for the show are now available from the Turnage Theater box office. For more information, call 252-975-1191 or visit turnagetheater.com.