Chagrin Academy for the Performing Arts
Youth Theatre



By: Beth Henley


Show Description:
The place is the small Mississippi town of Brookhaven, the time a few days before the Fourth of July. Carnelle Scott (known locally as "Miss Hot Tamale") is rehearsing furiously for the Miss Firecracker Contest—hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation and allow her to leave town in a blaze of glory. The unexpected arrival of her cousin Elain, a former Miss Firecracker winner, complicates matters a bit, as does the repeated threat of Elain's eccentric brother, Delmount, to sell the family homestead and decamp for New Orleans. But, aided by a touchingly awkward seamstress named Popeye, and several other cheerfully nutty characters, Carnelle perseveres—leading to a denouement of unparalleled hilarity, compassion and moving lyricism as all concerned finally escape their unhappy pasts and turn hopefully toward what must surely be a better future.


Staff and Cast:

Director: Dusten Welch

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March 14 - March 16

Showtimes:

7:30pm Friday
7:30pm Saturday
2:30pm Sunday


Tickets:
$7-$12

(440) 715-4004
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Location:
Chagrin Academy for the Performing Arts
400 East Washington St.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022



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