Harding University

June 4, 2013

Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre kicks off 31st season

The Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre will begin its 31st season of shows Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center at Harding University with the theme “Fantastic Family Fun.” Shows for this summer will be “Never Too Late,” “Faith County: An Evening of Culture,” and the musical “A Year With Frog and Toad.”

“Never Too Late” portrays the lives of a married couple in their 50s who receive news that they are going to be parents again. Their last daughter, born 24 years beforehand, is grown, married and living at home. Problems abound, friends snicker and hilarity ensues. The actors and audience learn that it is “never to late” to laugh, love and change. The show will be performed June 6-9 and 13-15.

“Faith County: An Evening of Culture” is set in the rural south, and the quaint community of Mineola County is focused on the community theatre that is soon to produce “Romeo and Juliet.” The cast members do not know their lines, the set is unfinished and a dog backstage continuously barks. The show will be performed June 27-30 and July 4-6.

“A Year With Frog and Toad” is a Tony-nominated musical that follows friendly Frog and grumpy Toad through the four seasons. Part vaudeville and part make-believe, this show tells the story of a friendship that endures through a jazzy, upbeat score for the family to enjoy. The show will be performed July 18-21 and 25-27.

Individual tickets are $27, and a limited number of show only seats will be $15 per ticket. Classic Fare Catering will provide dinner, and food will be served by show cast members.