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—Welcome to Mitford—

WELCOME TO MITFORD
Friday and Saturday February 26-27 and March 5-6, 7 pm
Sunday February 8 and March 7, 2 pm


presented by: Leeds Theater and Arts Center 8140 Parkway Drive in downtown Leeds

Directed by Clay Boyce
Friday and Saturday February 26-27 and March 5-6, 7 pm
Sunday February 8 and March 7, 2 pm

Father Tim Kavanagh is the much-loved bachelor rector of Lord’s Chapel church in the close-knit mountain community of Mitford, surrounded by long-time friends and parishioners—church secretary Emma, housekeeper Puny, local mayor Esther, a covey of eccentric regulars at the Main Street Grill, elderly heiress Miss Sadie Baxter, and jokester Uncle Billy and his dotty wife, Miss Rose, who likes to direct traffic wearing a military trench coat and rubber boots. Father Tim’s life is absorbed with the life of his town and the pastoring of his lively congregation. But things change radically when Father Tim takes in teenager Dooley Barlow, the unruly orphaned grandson of the church gardener, and again when he falls in love with and weds his new next-door neighbor, Cynthia Coppersmith, who writes and illustrates award-winning children’s books. Father Tim and Cynthia struggle with the idea of his possibly retiring from his long career as a parish priest. He neglects his diet and exercise and is injured when he goes into a diabetic coma while driving and wrecks his car. During his recuperation, he battles depression as he agonizes over questions about his worth, his work and his future.

To reserve your seats, contact the Leeds Arts Council office at (205) 699-1892  or   leedsartscouncilal@gmail.com  

Someone will call or email you to confirm your reservation. All seats are reserved. You can pay at the door by cash, check, or credit card. Masks are required for audience members while inside the theater. There will be empty seats between audience members of different households to maintain social distancing. If you make reservations as a group, that group will be seated together.

WELCOME TO MITFORD AUDITIONS
Directed by Clay Boyce
Friday January 8, 6:30-8:30 pm  and  Saturday January 9, 1:30-3:30 pm
Performance dates February 26-28 and March 5-7, 2021

Clay Boyce is directing this delightful story from the small mountain town of Mitford. Roles for 8 women and 8 men, 5 teenagers, and 1 young male around 11 years. Some actors will be asked to play multiple roles. Because of the need for social distancing, we are limiting auditions to 10 people per hour. Auditions will be Friday night January 8, 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm; and Saturday January 9, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Please contact Debbie Landry by email or phone to schedule an audition time. (205) 699-0712 or debbie.landry22@gmail.com Come prepared to read from the script.

Performance dates are February 26-28 and March 5-7.

If you want to submit a recorded audition, send it to Clay Boyce’s email klear63@yahoo.com





Leeds Arts Council & Steve Pennington’s Broadway Bound Present:
A Night with the Music of Frank Wildhorn

Friday and Saturday, January 29-30, 2021 – 7 pm
Sunday, January 31, 2021 – 2 pm
Leeds Theater and Arts Center
8140 Parkway Drive in downtown Leeds, AL
Tickets $10

Come enjoy the music of Steve Pennington’s Broadway Bound troupe as they entertain with a selection of songs written by the prolific Frank Wildhorn, popular composer of Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, the Musical, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and many others. To reserve your seats, contact the Leeds Arts Council office at (205) 699-1892  or   leedsartscouncilal@gmail.com   Someone will call or email you to confirm your reservation. All seats are reserved. You can pay at the door by cash, check, or credit card.