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“BINGO! THE WINNING MUSICAL” TO DELIGHT AUDIENCE OF ALL AGES AT WVC

The Brubeck Arts Center at Wabash Valley College will be filled with laughter as Wabash Valley College and the Wabash Valley Arts Council present “BINGO! The Winning Musical.” Sue Schriber of Evansville, IN, returns as Guest Director of this clever musical sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Just as the title says, this whimsical musical is about the game almost everyone knows – BINGO. And for those that think they may get the hankering for the age-old game, the audience will have a chance to participate. “It’s two-in-one entertainment,” said stage crew member Lisa Bittner. “You get to enjoy the show, and have a game of BINGO.”

Bittner’s daughter, Nicole, is gracing the stage of the Brubeck Arts Center for her first time. However, this eighth grader is a veteran to the stage. The cast is as diverse as the audience is sure to be, as the members range from 14 years of age, to those who are long-time veterans.

The show centers around long-time friends who are die-hard BINGO players. This cleverly written production takes you deeper than the game as the characters come to life with blossoming love, fierce competition, and reminiscing of old friendships.

Cast members include: Nicole Bittner as Alison, Jackie Summers as Bernice, Breanna Henson as Bree, Hollyecho Montgomery as Holly, Carolyn Highhouse as Honey, Jerry Fromm as Jerry, Jim Summers as Jim, Kate Summers as Kate, Kent Freeland as Kent, Kiara Stein as Kiara, Colette Grigsby as Kokie, Larry Letson as Larry, Shirley Goodman as Mae, Bill Berry as Manny, Nancy Copley as Nancy, Chloe Benedict as Patsy, Robin Racster as Robin, Joe Thompson as Sam, and Amanda Andrews as Vern.

There will be four opportunities to see this charismatic cast in action. Opening night will be Thursday, March 16, with the curtain rising at 7:30 p.m. Evening shows will also be on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be offered on Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 618-263-5124. Patron Passes will be honored, and tickets can be purchased at the door prior to the shows.