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A Funny Girl for SCCT

The life and turbulent marriage of a vaudeville superstar takes the stage one more time in Funny Girl, which Shelby County Community Theatre will present starting tomorrow night.

Funny Girl will take place on Aug. 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Matinees will go on Aug. 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. each day. All performances are to happen at Shelby County Community Theatre, located at 801 Main Street in downtown Shelbyville.

Tickets for each show are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and over, and $10 for students. Due to limited seating, reservations are highly recommended and can be done by calling 502-633-0242.

Funny Girl is based on the life of Fanny Brice, a vaudeville star around the time of World War I. Brice's rise from gawky teenager to being a top star. During this rise and successful career, Brice falls in love and, ultimately, has a marriage with Nick Arnstein, who has a charm and sophistication that wows Brice. Their marriage, however, very quickly becomes troubled.

The musical features songs such as People and Don't Let it Rain on My Parade.

Jules Styne created the music, Bob Merrill created the lyrics, and Isobel Lennart created the book for the production. Cyndi Powell-Skellie directed the production for Shelby County Community Theatre.

Following Funny Girl, Shelby County Community Theatre will present Necessary Targets as part of its Upstairs at 801 series. The production will have auditions on Aug. 24 and 25, and performances will take place in October. More information can be found at the Shelby County Community Theatre website.

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