Nettle Creek Players Travel To Brown County Playhouse

Nettle Creek Players, a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization in Hagerstown, Indiana, will present its recent production of HOOSIER HARMONY as well as a staged reading of the new musical IF YOU DON'T OUTDIE ME at the historic Brown County Playhouse in Nashville, Indiana from August 16th through the 26th. IF YOU DON'T OUTDIE ME will be part of a benefit for the Brown County Playhouse at 6:00pm on Thursday, August 16th. HOOSIER HARMONY will be presented on Friday, August 17, Saturday, August 18, Friday, August 24 & Saturday August 26 at 7:30pm and on Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 26 at 2:00pm. All performances will take place at the Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren Street, in historic downtown Nashville, Indiana. Tickets for IF YOU DON'T OUTDIE ME are $55.50/$24.50 and HOOSIER HARMONY are $19.50/$18.50/$7.50 and can be purchased at www.browncountyplayhouse.org and by phone at 812-988-6555.

"IF YOU DON'T OUTDIE ME" is a new musical based on the book of the same name by Brown County's talented singer, songwriter and author Dillon Bustin which brings colorful Brown County characters to life, including Frank Hoenberger, the Brummett Brothers, Allie Ferguson, and more. In 2014, Ball State University's Virginia Ball Center for Immersive Learning spun the book into a musical that was read and sung at the Playhouse. One of the members of the Ball State group was Dr. Julie Lyn Barber who is also a 2018 company member with Nettle Creek Players. Dr. Barber has adapted and added new material to the first draft of the musical which will be performed as a staged reading during a one-night-only fundraiser with the goal of developing it into a fully staged and produced performance in the near future.

"HOOSIER HARMONY" is a funny & heartwarming concert-style musical revue celebrating Indiana-born composers ranging from Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Harry Von Tilzer & The Hoosier Hot Shots to John Mellencamp, Michael Jackson, John Hiatt & The Ink Spots. It recently played to sold-out houses and standing ovations as part of Nettle Creek Players' 2018 Summer Tent Theatre season.

More information about Nettle Creek Players is available at www.nettlecreekplayers.com and Facebook/NettleCreekPlayers or by calling 765-312-2722.

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