Hampered from staging inside productions because of the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis, the Historic Fayette Theater instead is taking its show to the open air. And it's hitting the road to do it. With the theater's board of directors still wary of putting on live plays to inside crowds (there have been virtual shows in recent months), the Fayetteville-based theater will get the opportunity to do a live show, and it will occur at a venue new for the theater group, located about 7 miles south. The HFT is inviting the public to join it for three performances only of MTI's "All Together Now!" at the Lively Family Amphitheater in downtown Oak Hill. Shows will be as follows: Friday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. The musical revue will feature songs from Broadway's most beloved musicals including "Annie," "Beauty and the Beast," "Frozen," "Mary Poppins" and many more, reads promotional materials for the event. MTI's "All Together Now!" is labeled as a global event celebrating local theater, according to its website, Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies. MTI is offering this show free (no royalties or fees) to theaters across the country on the one weekend only, but they do encourage the local theaters to make money on this event, since most haven't had a show for two years. The aim of the upcoming productions is to bring people back to the theater, whether as audience members or cast, crew and musicians, on the heels of an extended period dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. The cast includes 14 actors high school age and above, and four child actors. The HFT troupe for "All Together Now!" is as follows: Keith Bibb, Oak Hill; Kevin Bibb, Oak Hill; Sharon Bibb, Oak Hill; Amy Bloomfield, Oak Hill; Kendall Bloomfield, Oak Hill; Vicki Cook, Fayetteville; Shari Davis, Lookout; Rick Hill, Fayetteville; Gary McGraw, Fayetteville; Mary McGraw, Fayetteville; Ashley McGuffin, Oak Hill; Bob Neil, Fayetteville; Paul Neil, Charleston; Millie Petersen, Fayetteville; Clara Swank, Fayetteville; Kayleigh Wells, Oak Hill; Rachel Wells, Oak Hill; and Cindy White, Fayetteville. Tickets will be $12 for adults and $8 for children and seniors, and donations will also be accepted at the three performances. Tickets can be bought in four ways: call the box office at 304-574-4655; visit the box office on Court Street in Fayetteville on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.; online at; and at the "gate" one hour before each performance. The possibility exists that the Saturday and Sunday shows will be live-streamed. If that comes to fruition, those tickets will be available only on

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