Cumberland County Playhouse reopened the Mainstage Theater on Friday, Aug. 14, with the comedy “Elvis Has Left the Building!”, rated PG, which will run through October 29. “I can’t think of a better way to welcome guests back inside the Playhouse than with this wonderful show and brilliant cast,” said Producing Director Bryce McDonald, “And it’s always a joy to welcome back one of our favorite directors, Donald Fann.”
It’s December 20, 1970, and Elvis Presley has mysteriously disappeared. No one, not even his wily manager, “The Colonel” (Jason Ross), knows of his whereabouts.
But what really has the Colonel all shook up is that he’s racked up a huge secret debt to a certain Las Vegas mobster, and with the King himself missing, the only way to pay it off is to find an Elvis impersonator in less than 24 hours.
With the help of his secretary Trudy (Patty Payne), his hapless assistant Roscoe (Cory Clark), and his associate Candy (Daniel Black), the Colonel makes a desperate attempt to replace a man who’s irreplaceable, all while keeping the prying eyes of a nosy reporter (DeAnna Etchison) at bay and figuring out what happened to the real Elvis.
Donald Fann is the show’s director.
All seats are general admission and reservations are required.
Also currently running at the Playhouse is “Smoke on the Mountain”, rated G, in the Outdoor Theater through October 4. “Alabama Story”, rated PG, will be in the Adventure Theater from October 9 through November 12.
All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by Tennessee Arts Commission, Playhouse media sponsor Crossville Chronicle, and Playhouse Season Partners Plateau Pediatrics and Tim and Susan Tewalt.
Cumberland County Playhouse is located at 221 Tennessee Avenue in Crossville.