PELL CITY -- In April, the Center for Education and the Performing Arts’ (CEPA) Spotlight drama program will premiere the comedy “Four Weddings and an Elvis,” and Director Lesley Warren said she couldn’t be happier with the cast, according to a press release.
“We held three audition opportunities, and people just kept coming,” Warren said in the release. “I had no idea there were so many talented folks hiding in St. Clair County, but they sure did show up this time, and I can’t wait to see what they can do.”
“Four Weddings and an Elvis” is a comedy set in a Las Vegas wedding chapel. During the course of the play, the audience meets characters such as love-sick Beverly, tattooed convict Fist, washed-up movie stars Vanessa and Bryce, and, of course, Elvis.
“I had no idea how I was going to find the actors to play such a variety of roles,” Warren said. “I definitely got lucky.”
In addition to veteran actors Julie Funderburg, Al Guido, Peyton Hudson and Jacob Call, the cast includes six new performers. James Gladney, Kelcy Williams, Jacob Marsh, Dennis Winn, Miguel Burgos and Blair Goodgame will all be debuting in their first Spotlight production at CEPA.
“I can’t believe I’m really doing this, but I’m so excited,” Goodgame said in the release. “I’ve always wanted to be in a play.”
Catch “Four Weddings and an Elvis” at CEPA on April 6-7 at 7 p.m. and April 8 at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets atwww.pellcitycepa.com. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m.
“Four Weddings and an Elvis” will be performed at CEPA as part of the Spotlight program. Spotlight is a county-wide, all-ages drama education partnership between CEPA and Jefferson State Community College – St. Clair.
The program’s mission is to foster drama education and encourage community participation in theater in St. Clair County. Spotlight is supported by The Alabama State Council on the Arts, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Alabama Power and the Pell City school system.