“On with the Show!” coming for Olive Hill’s 50th Homecoming celebration

For the fifth year in a row, the Olive Hill Center for Arts and Education is presenting its popular annual musical summer program, “On with the Show”, featuring many local artists. Spearheaded by Olive Hill native Debbie Harman, the program features several prominent local artists like Sasha Colette Hart and Angela Fultz, along with many local youth performers.

“I’m really really excited that we’re bringing this show once again! It’s musical theatre, costuming and all, and we have a blast doing it,” said Harman. “This year, the program leans more toward upbeat music and comedy, which everyone will enjoy.”

David Adams, an Irvine, Ky. resident, drives about two hours to attend rehearsals. He found out about the program through Fultz who formed TLC Ministries where Adams also volunteers his time; including driving up every Thursday for practice with the group. Crystal Cooley is a Morehead native who is also involved in TLC and will be singing two duets with Adams. An additional TLC member, Richie Williams, also volunteered his services for the annual performance with his skills on the sound board.

In addition to the artists mentioned, these individuals have also chosen to donate their voices and talents to the performance: Margaret Roark, Debbie Harman, Ty Stinson, Mallory Aronhalt, Emanuel Picazo, Joyce Justice, Christina McCleanhan, Amy Greene, Kiersten Harris, Melanie McDowell and Idabelle Case as narrator. Harman says Cooley, Adams and McCleanhan are all new performers for this year’s feature.

Features from Cinderella, Loretta Lynn’s Coal Miner’s Daughter, and several other Broadway shows and movies will be performed. “You won’t want to miss Joyce Justice,” Harman added. “[she will be] appearing as Loretta Lynn.”

In addition to the show, Harman encourages persons interested to show up early and visit a historical exhibit covering a range of local and world history in the main building. Admission for the exhibit is free.

The show will take place in the “Tea Room” in the former Olive Hill Elementary building. The show will be performed twice over two days, on Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29.

Tickets are on sale and can be picked up at Shoppes on the Hill, located at 110 Comet Drive in Olive Hill. Shoppes are open 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 2 p.m. on Saturday. Harman advises calling ahead if you plan on purchasing your tickets in person to ensure someone can properly reserve your ticket.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children between six and 12 years of age. All tickets will include a dinner catered by Pure Pit BBQ. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for dinner and the show will begin at 7 p.m. on both days.

Dedicated volunteers and performers will also be provided food during the event and were rewarded with a “plus one” ticket at a discounted price.

For more information or to pay for a ticket over the phone, call the Shoppes on the Hill at (606) 225-5505.

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