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Community Theatre prepares for 2009 production of Lil'Abner

The Emery County Community Theater is preparing for their 2009 production "Lil' Abner." This production is crazy, wild and great fun.

Lil' Abner originated as a satiric comic strip by Al Capp, which ran from 1934-1977. Al Capp's world famous characters have been placed in an upbeat musical extravaganza that is an outstanding show. The show takes place in the hometown of Lil' Abner, Dogpatch, USA.

What starts out as a calm day down at the fishing hole is quickly interrupted for Abner and his friends when a "Cornpone Meetin" is called in the town square. This means there's to be "a hideous change in the Dogpatch way of life."

Sure enough, the government has completed a study finding Dogpatch to be "the most unnecessary, no-account" place in the country, thereby calling for evacuation of the town so that atomic testing can be conducted on it.

Everyone frantically tries to find a reason why the town should be spared. In the meantime all the young single ladies are preparing for "Sadie Hawkins Day". What is that, you say? Come and see March 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2009.

Auditions for the play will be held on Nov. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m., in the chorus room at Emery High School. For auditions, requirements are just that you come prepared with a musical number. There will be more information in the "Happenings" section of the newspaper.

The play will be directed by Karen Truman. There are some really enjoyable and entertaining characters in this play; such as Lil' Abner, Daisy Mae, Mammy Yokum, Marryin' Sam, Eagle Eye Fleagle, Moonbeam Mcswine, Earthquake McGoon, and many more fun and exciting characters.

There is a need for characters and all kinds of help with set creations, painting, make-up, stage crew, etc.

Come and join the fun of participating in Community Theater.

This production is crazy, wild and fun for all.

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