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The Gallery Theatre presents...
A Carol Burnetteseque Variety Show
Christmas with Music - Comedy - Fun
This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a
division of the Department of Cultural Resources
December 2nd at 7 PM & 3rd at 4 PM
Tickets $10 adults / $8 Seniors / Kids $5 / Available at the door
Children under 12
By Alan Ayckbourn
Tony Jenkins & Tim Flanagan
July 29th & 30th 2022
ELVIS Alive Cast & Crew
Directed & Written by Adam King
Adam King - Julie King - Thomas Jefferson
The Vocal Band ALIVE
Sound & Lights
Tony Jenkins - Brandon Vaughan
Lucas Ireland - David Hasty - Dale Harrington
Graphic Design & Web Design
Whats Happening Entertainment
Elvis Alive by Jessica Jefferson
Elvis Presley, “The King of Rock and Roll,” has probably influenced more musicians and entertainers than any other legend in music history. From his entry into the music industry in 1956, until his death in 1977, his style of music and movement on stage, has motivated the creative and fearless expression of todays artists across all genres of music. From his upbringing is stark poverty, to his generous contributions to his loyal fans, Elvis has invigorated the hopes and dreams of those who have had to fight for their place to shine among the stars. The charismatic power, that obviously permeated out of the very bones of Elvis, has left a trail of influence in thousands of songs written, by thousands of artists worldwide.
“Elvis Alive,” a musical play written by Adam King, tells of a family whose lives have been touched by the power of influence. The word influence means, “The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.” George, the
head of the family, was introduced to Elvis at the age of twelve, when he heard a DJ announce his death on the radio. George’s life, at that moment, began to go in a direction that was steered by the influence of his idol, and governed by George’s passion to express it. Several members of the family in this musical play, have had their own person of influence that has helped to define their life choices, whether in career or in appearance. Luke, Beth, Lilly and Hank are like everyone else in the world who decided to direct their focus on someone who stirred up within them a desire to be different. Every human being knows, deep inside, that they were meant to bring lasting influence to another human being.
In today’s society, we are influenced by so many things that cause us to become distracted and forget the importance of discovering how we are meant to bring change and influence the world. We all have been given many gifts and talents, but most of the time, we are pulled away by what is influencing us on the outside that we forget to go inside and discover who we are really meant to be. This play will be a reminder to everyone that although people and situations do influence each one of us, it’s still up to every person to choose how we let those things effect us. In this play, we will see how certain characters were positively influenced by people and situations that helped them develop their careers and achieve their goals and dreams. We will also see how negative experiences influenced one character in particular, and how it effected his life. Each one of these experiences will be a springboard for songs recorded by Elvis. They will take you down memory lane and remind you of things you have experienced throughout your own journey in life. Though humorous and lighthearted, this play will also show depth and hopefully inspire you look at people and situations in a different light. Anyone who has had the privilege to see Elvis in concert will tell you that it was the experience of a lifetime. The Gallery Theatre strives to be a place where the community can gather together to relax and experience shows that bring joy to everyone. We hope that this show will spark your imagination, and bring a sense of hope and inspiration that you will carry with you throughout the years. If you would like to come and be a part of the Elvis Alive experience, show times are Saturday, April 1st at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 2nd at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at gallerytheatreahoskie.com or at the door.
By Alan Ayckbourn
Tony Jenkins & Tim Flanagan
July 29th & 30th 2022
Season is Dedicated
to our friend & mentor
A big thanks to our sponsors!
Weldon Mills Distillery - Edwards Eye Care
Smith Jewelers of Franklin VA
Liberty Coins of Franklin VA
Roanoke Valley Insurance of Ahoskie
Masters Heating & AIR
The Copy Center in Conway
Anne Best of Rich Square, NC
Steve Parrish of Thomasville, North Carolina
Dale Harrington (Malcolm) - A bard of the stage, his roots are in VA but is heart is in Carolina. He was a Longwood Lancer during the 80's, where he obtained a degree in Health & Physical Education. While balancing life as a fire fighter & dog behaviorist, he moved into the acting world as an ensemble player on various crime re-enactment TV shows & writing / directing & starring in dramas for his local church. He even managed to shimmy his way onto the set of the fire fighter movie "Ladder 49" where he acted as an extra. He enjoys a good whiskey, woodworking and taking care of his friends & family!
Joshua King (Trevor) - Is an American music producer, singer/songwriter and Youtuber from eastern NC. Since beginning his career in 2016, his music has gained millions of streams from over 150 countries on Spotify, Apple & etc. He has also had the opportunity to work with producers & artists, including Youtube superstars Markiplier, Crankgamesplay & Schmoyoho. He also part of the band "Alive"!
Jayme Leigh (Kate) - Born and raised in West Virginia to a coal miner, and the world's best mom! First introduced to acting when she volunteered to play piano for an evening church service knowing she really didn't know how. Recently moved to Murfreesboro, and now calls it home. Enjoys making people laugh, vintage clothes, gin & tonics and her time at the theatre.
Amanda King (Susanna) - Amanda is a singer/songwriter who is also known for her various artistic skills. She has performed on many stages throughout her musical career as the lead singer of "Alive". Acting has also been one of her greatest desires since she was young, as she always loved to entertain people. Her goal is to share her creativity of art, music and acting to the world. She hopes to inspire others to use their gifts to accomplish their dreams
A Gallery Christmas Including "A Charlie Brown Christmas" & variety show.
December 2nd, 3rd & 4th - 2022
"Short Tales" - 4 Locally written & directed short stories
February 17th, 18th, 20th, 24th, 25th & 26th - 2023
On Golden Pond
April 28th, 29th, 30th, May 5th, 6th & 7th - 2023
AHOSKIE NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT OUR CAST
Carson Jager (Tom) - An Ahoskie native, Carson studied at ECU School of Theater and Dance and has been in performances at The Gallery since 2009. He hopes you enjoy the show.
Marissa Lashbrook (Laura) - Marissa is ecstatic to be playing the part of Laura in this moving classic. Currently attending Ridgecroft School, she enjoys doing dance, theatre, and writing. Some of her previous performances include playing characters from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Castaways, Into the Woods, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. She hopes to continue acting at The Gallery for as long as she can.
Tyler Maynard (Jim) - Tyler is a local musician and guitar teacher who enjoys everything related to art and artistic expression. This will be Tyler’s second performance at The Gallery Theatre, and he will be acting as Jim O’Connor, the charming gentleman caller. He will also be providing music accompaniment on clarinet.
Hope Miller (Amanda) - Hope is thrilled to be back on the stage of The Gallery Theatre! Hope has been involved with many productions here, as actor, director, choreographer, etc. Hope is the owner and operator of Hope's School of Dance in Ahoskie, which has been in operation since 2001.
James Shafer (Director) - James is a graduate of UNC Charlotte with a BA in Theatre and has taught theatre at HCHS since 2013. James has directed shows in Charlotte and several productions at The Gallery Theatre, most recently Noises Off in 2017. He is happy to be working on this particular play with this talented cast. He dedicates his work on this show to the glory of God. Jesus is Lord. Colossians 3:23.