Barbara Fairchild show has new venue
Barbara Fairchild will be moving her show, in 1999, to the Braschler Music Theatre. Barbara will be performing only one show a day at 10:00 a.m., with a pre-show at 9:30 a.m.
Farewell to Barbara Fairchild Theatre
Demolition will begin on the Barbara Fairchild Theatre at the conclusion of this year's regular season. On the site will be built the new Starlite Theatre.
This magnificent new theatre will have a modernistic look on the outside, but the inside takes the visitor on a trip back through time.
Plans for the theater include:
- seating for 900
- 11,000 square foot lobby atrium
- the "5 & Diner" a popular chain restaurant 'diner' within the atrium lobby
- atrium lobby features a Mainstreet, USA motif from the 50s
- theatre entrance resembles old movie theaters from the 50s
- other features of the atrium will be 32 foot glass curtain walls with a pyramid ceiling, and there will also be a drive-thru street that can be used for parades
Shows scheduled to be in the new Starlite Theatre
- Doug Gabriel will present his 1999 morning shows from this new
- "Lost in the Fifties" a new stage production that will take audiences back to the 1st through the popular music of the day, including country and rock 'n roll. Shows will be matinees and 8:00 p.m.
- The American Kids will present a show at 5:30
Location: In the center of the Strip on W. SR 76.
Dates: Open April thru December.
Theater: Simple, white building reminiscent of a small town movie theater.
Seating: 650 seats with unobscured view. Seating is very basic, straight-on viewing from two aisles.
Handicap access: Good
Show: Barbara hosts a 90-minute family oriented variety show for all ages. She combines country, gospel, and comedy with down home charm and talent, joined by the American Kids.
Joining Barbara in 1998 for selected dates are the Duttons and Daniel O'Donnell. The Duttons, a family of nine, performs gospel, and this year moves from the Positive Country Theatre. Daniel O'Donnell has been called the Garth Brooks of Ireland. He mixes Irish folk music with American Country music.
Audio CD (September 1, 1998)
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