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Encore Theatre sets Comedy Night

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Wilson County’s premiere community theatre group, Encore Theatre, announces its first of many “Amateur Comedy Talent Extravaganzas!”

Set for Friday, June 19, at 9 p.m., Encore invites budding comedians, comic singers and comic actors to make the audience “roll in the aisles” for 3-5 minutes with “adult comedy within the bounds of good taste” meant for an audience of 18 and up.      Material may consist of original stand-up comic routines, original humorous songs, memorized comic monologues or even funny music taken from published (or boot-legged) sources. This is a “no-holds-barred” comedy blitz hopefully crafted to leave the audience in stitches.    “Comedians” and audience will pay an admission fee of $5. A $50 prize will go to the funniest act to be decided at the end of the evening by an “applause-meter-vote” generated by the audience.     Contestants should be at Encore Theatre by 8 pm in order to outline to board members the contents of your act. Adult fare permitted, but remember that stipulation about “good taste.” The board reserves the right to modify objectionable material.    Please respond as soon as possible via e-mail as to your proposed “act/material,” so they can go ahead and get you on the slate. Slots may be somewhat limited as they plan to announce the winner no later than 11 pm.     For more information, contact Encore Theatre at 598-8950; e-mail:      Encore Theatre is located at 14905-A Lebanon Road, Old Hickory (between Hermitage and Mt. Juliet, behind Tractor Supply Company).

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