“I think there’s a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel where I think we’re going to be able to get to do some shows,” says Park Theater manager Kevin Roberts.
COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of shows at Park Theater through April 23.
Starting April 24, though, Park Theater is on track to be back in business. On that date at 7 p.m. Caring Hearts United, a local nonprofit that assists hospice patients, is putting on a Patsy Cline tribute concert, featuring vocalist Beth McKeel Harris. All proceeds from the show go to Caring Hearts United. Tickets can be purchased by calling (931) 607-9462 or by calling the Park Theater at (931) 506-2787.
On May 7-9, Dream Reality Group is presenting “Dog Party,” an interactive musical show.
“It’s geared more toward younger children,” Roberts says. The 60-minute show features a group of four pups who attempt to elude an evil dog catcher. Show times are May 7 at 6 p.m., May 8 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and May 9 at 2 p.m.
Another show, coming May 21 at 7 p.m., features Grand Ole Opry member Rhonda Vincent and her accompanying band The Rage. Tickets are $30 to 40 and can be purchased by going to onfireconcerts.com or by calling (615) 427-1925 or the Park Theater.
Regarding protecting attendees from the coronavirus, Roberts states, “We are still trying to follow all the governor’s recommendations,” and he says that masks are strongly encouraged. Roberts adds, “We’ll seat people spaced-out enough to where they feel comfortable.”
Roberts also said two shows that were postponed in February and March of this year will take place in the fall. “Sept. 25 we have rescheduled T. Graham Brown, and also on Oct. 8, we have the Kentucky Headhunters.”
Moreover, The Park will be welcoming a noted comedian in October.
“Oct. 22 we have a comedian from Texas. His name is Rex Havens. If you get a chance, go on YouTube and look at this guy. He is super, super funny,” Roberts says.
Roberts and his team are optimistic these upcoming shows will be a success, and they look forward to folks coming out and partaking in some family-friendly entertainment at the Park Theater.