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Some enchanted evenings ahead for MCT

Little Theatre cast in rehearsals for classic South Pacific


From left, Buddy Shuffield looks on as Austin Mueck and Lane Schweitzer hoist a Bloody Mary (Pamela Neely and that’s her role in the musical) during rehearsals for MCT’s production of ‘South Pacific.’ From left, Buddy Shuffield looks on as Austin Mueck and Lane Schweitzer hoist a Bloody Mary (Pamela Neely and that’s her role in the musical) during rehearsals for MCT’s production of ‘South Pacific.’ CAMERON—Milam Community Theatre is in rehearsals for Rogers & Hammerstein’s Pulitzer-award winning musical “South Pacific.”

“We’ve been rehearsing at the Williams Event Center but just moved the company to the Cameron ISD Performing Arts Center,” said director Betsi Chamlee.

This is the second time MCT has performed “South Pacific.” Twenty years ago, it was the first full-scale musical the community theater group produced, and Chamlee was the director.

“I’m delighted to have been invited back. This is one of my favorite shows,” she said. “It’s got great music, a lot of songs everyone will recognize like ‘Nothing Like a Dame,’ ‘Some Enchanted Evening,’ and ‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair.’”

Chamlee cast Shelby Thomason to play the part of Nellie Forbush and Lucas Howland as Emile De Becque.

Pamela Neely will play Bloody Mary, Richard Stone as Luther Billis and Jonathon Deal will play Joseph Cable.

Other members of the company includes Buzz Rahm as Capt. George Brackett, Austin Mueck as Cmdr. William Harbison, Buddy Shuffield as Stewpot and Dwight Jekel as the Professor.

Cast as Sailors and Marines are Lane Schweitzer, Dillon Betros, Patrick Lloyd, Alex Ferguson, Maurice Goza, Kevin Osorio, KC Ferguson and Jack Terhune.

The nurses are Tia Rae Stone, Cheyenne Lee, Melanie Reed, Rebekah Ferguson, Elisabeth Thompson and Monica Schiller. Olivia Husher, Will Wallace, Mona Butala and Amanda Tyson round out the cast.

Joanna Langthorn is the show’s choreographer and Nestor Rios is the musical director.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 7:30 p. m. Saturday, August 3 and 2 p. m. Sunday August 4.

Tickets are $15 each, $12 for students, and will be available at the door.

Reservations are not necessary.

For membership and other information, visit MilamCommunityTheater.com.


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