Monday, November 21, 2011

In the Wings: The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular. Meet Verna Pasley

Verna Pasley plays Charilee in The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, the holiday show of the 2011-2012 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was created by Ted Swindley.

Question: Why did you want to perform in The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular?
Verna Pasley: I had been thinking about doing something with Civic. It's been a while since I've done a play at Civic Theatre; I was in Proposals and Marvin's Room. A friend e-mailed information about the auditions for this show, and I went.

Q: How would you describe Charilee?
V.P.: She's fun, she's earthy and she's someone I wouldn't mind having as a friend. She's psychic and she's friendly.

Q: What will an audience enjoy most about the show?
V.P.: The music. It's fantastic. It's predominantly holiday songs, but there are some songs that you can sing any time of the year. It's going to be fun, the audience is going to come out and have a fun evening.

Q: What are your favorite holiday songs?
V.P.: "Silent Night" is my favorite Christmas song.

The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular opens Friday, December 2 and runs through Sunday, December 18 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

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