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Guitar, violin students featured
STANWOOD Its a musical revue in the style of an old-time radio show, said Mychal Loving about the latest Camwood Players Production which continues two more weekends.
The musicians in the show, who vary from performance to performance, are all students of Cliff and Marilyn Cook, who teach guitar and violin in Stanwood and Everett. Mychal and Betsy are studying both guitar and violin.
Sandra Kelly, who is also a student of Cliffs and long-time active member of the Camwood Players, had the idea to do an old radio show.
Cliff Cook rain a music store in Arlington some 10 years ago.
The show is comprised of comedy skits, phony ads and musical numbers by about six of Cliff and Marilyn Cooks students at each show. There is also an old-fashioned cliffhanger Wester serial, complete with sound effects.
If you like Garrison Keilors Prairie Home Companion or the movie, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou then you are sure to like this show, said director Sandra Kelly.
Mychal has noodling around all my life, with guitar and is now unlearning what he taught himself through the years.
The show is presented at 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, at the Stillaguamish Grange through Oct. 28, with one Sunday matinee this Sunday, 3 p.m., Oct. 22.
Unlike most of the musicians, we even have speaking parts, Loving said.
The regular Camwood Players have welcomed us, making us feel very much accepted. Its been fun working with them.
Tickets are $10 for the show only and $22.50 for the show and dinner at the dinner theater option on the two remaining Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 28. Dinner features Texas barbecued ribs, served at 7 p.m.
The Stillaguamish Grange is located at 6521 Pioneer Hwy south of downtown Stanwood.
Reserve tickets at 360-629-4494.
Its a lot of fun with a lot of good old-time music, and its an interesting look at radio of the past. Mychal Loving said.