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New Musical to Premiere in Leesburg

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Local talents merge in the next Lee County Palladium Players production, a new stage musical by a hometown playwright and a local composer. Monkey Business, the musical will be presented for the first time December 15-18 at Lee County High School’s Robert A. Clay Auditorium. The family-oriented, southern-style musical was written by Leesburg resident R. Lewis McGhee, and the music was composed and arranged by Lee County High School’s choral music director, Kevin Blaise.

Monkey Business tells the tale of two young country boys, Loyd and Boyd, from the Ty Ty, Georgia, on a big-city adventure in 1930s New York City. What ensues is some comical monkeying around. A cast of 40 local actors, children and adults, will take the audience on this spirited little romp—and there might even be an audience member or two getting the spotlight before the adventures ends.

Monkey Business opens on Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. Before the opening performance, patrons can enjoy a pre-show reception for an additional $5. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and patrons should make reservations by calling 229.903.2297 or writing theatrelchs@lee.k12.ga.us.

Shows continue on Friday and Saturday, December 16 & 17 at 8:00 p.m. The final performance is set for Sunday, December 18 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for Monkey Business are $7 for adults and $5 for students and children.


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