The 24th annual Main Street Revue is going on a cruise! The “Diamond of the Seas” cruise ship disembarks on October 11 and 12, 2013 from the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center with 8:00 p.m. curtain times.
The totally dysfunctional crew and eccentric passengers experience singing, dancing, merriment, mayhem, and sea sickness as the ship makes her final cruise before being decommissioned. The somewhat dense Captain and incompetent ship Doctor are also ready for retirement after they locate diamonds stolen on the ship’s maiden voyage. They found the loot and cleverly hid it in anticipation of their “final cruise.” Locating their little retirement package has been complicated by the Captain’s inability to remember where he placed them on the ship for safe keeping. And, unfortunately, family members are also searching for their sparkling family heirlooms, thus the mayhem on board.
The ship’s chef/bartender’s assistant is a highly opinionated and rather volatile ostrich. The surly waitresses are foul-tempered, disgruntled and stressed by their boss’s shabby treatment, being underpaid, underappreciated, and overworked. Being “under-tipped” by a boat load of Red Hatters in full red and purple regalia doesn’t make them any more pleasant. The first mate and ship nurse actually run the ship, as they’re the only two on board that are truly aware of their surroundings. Sadly, they often have to drown their sorrows just to carry on.
Performers join the cruise from not only the Vicksburg area, but from Climax, Mendon, Kalamazoo, Portage, East Leroy, Allegan, and as far away as Bronson. When they all blend together it makes for an evening of great entertainment, much comedy, and a few surprises!
Jo Miller and Mark Harrison create the show anew each year. “The time, places, and story lines are infinite,” said Miller, “and we plan to take full advantage of that in future shows! The cast seems to be happy with when ever and wherever we “send them.” They all have unique and creative ideas as rehearsals progress that add more humor to our comedic story line. We’re all a great team!”
Sponsored by the Vicksburg Community Association, all proceeds from the production assist in the implementation of the organization’s other community activities including the Old Car Festival, the Veteran’s celebration, Christmas in the Village, the Christmas parade, and an annual scholarship for a graduating Vicksburg High School senior.
All seats are reserved and tickets are $10. They are available at the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center box office by calling 321-1193.