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“I’ve staged the show with a casual sense of people gathering around a campfire or a picnic shelter,” Beiser added.
The production team includes music director Sue Combs, scenic designer Ivory Mazur, lighting designer Timothy A. Guth, and costumers Emercita Erb and Anna Reed.
La Comedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro, Ohio. CONTRIBUTED
2019 specifically marks the 25th season of the Adkins family owning La Comedia. The family is excited to embark on what is expected to be a standout season featuring family-friendly titles such as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Newsies,” “Shrek The Musical” and “Elf The Musical.”
“It has been our pleasure serving and entertaining you, and with your continued support we hope to continue creating memories for many more years to come,” said producer Joe Adkins. “Since taking ownership in 1995 we’ve made many changes and improvements to the facilities and the operation. One thing that remains consistent is our desire to provide a unique, high-quality dining and entertainment experience unlike anything else in the area.”
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The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Denver, inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1996, sold over 33 million records worldwide. Beiser hopes audiences enjoy the opportunity to reflect on his tuneful legacy.
“I’m sure many people are aware of John Denver, but for those unaware this show is a great chance to get to know him better,” he said. “In the meet-and-greet line after the show, we’ve heard some people say how excited they will be to find their John Denver albums at home and hear his music again. This show is rekindling an old friendship and also introducing others to his music.”
IF YOU GO
What: "Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver"
Where: La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro When: Through Feb. 17; Evening performances (arrival times: 5:30-6 p.m.) and matinees (10:30-11 a.m.)
Tickets: Call (937) 746-4554 or 1-800-677-9505 or visit lacomedia.com