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MMT Announces 2021 Season

Mill Mountain Theatre, always optimistic, has just released its schedule for the 2021 season. It will have to be considered tentative because of the Coronavirus, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

Tickets may be reserved at 540-342-5740.

“We have been hard at work developing safety protocols while selecting these special upcoming shows in order to welcome our patrons back to their seats in 2021,” says MMT Producing Artistic Director Ginger Poole.

“Many people have reached out to me throughout the year wondering how they can help, and my response is to spread the word about our upcoming season, any donation is greatly appreciated, and to take advantage of our current free digital programming. Live theatre needs an audience. Mill Mountain Theatre needs you.”

The schedule features three Main Stage and three young audience productions, a single production for the Waldron Stage’s alternative “Fringe” programs, and one music concert.

On the Main Stage, July 28-August 22 will be Million Dollar Quartet, a musical inspired by the early icons of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, and country music. The second featured production has not yet been decided (September 22-October 17), but the December 1-19 production will be the classic A Christmas Story with Ralphie and the “You’ll shoot your eye out” BB gun, Scut Farkas, the school bully, the Bumpus hounds, Flick licking the frozen lampost and the stockinged leg lamp. Fun stuff.

The young audience production (which is outdoors May 8-16) is Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and two other productions of interest to the young will be Tomas and the Library Lady (June2-July 2) and Write Stuff! 2021 (April 17).

The Fringe show June 11-June 12 is Elephant in the Room is “unapologetically Indian” and looks at “the desperation of not belonging anywhere.”

The Music of the Crooners is the concert feature October 29-30, featuring the music of Sinatra, Cole, Bennett, and more.

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Dan Smith is an award-winning journalist in Roanoke, Va., and a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. He is an author, photographer, essayist, father and grandfather. Co-founder of Valley Business FRONT magazine and founder of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. On Advisory Board of New River Voice.

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