is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Phantom of the Opry

by Kim Thomas

Even though it seems like a long while away, soon the heat of the summer sun will be back, UK's regular college crowd will have gone home for the summer, and all of us regular folk will be seeking new ways to entertain ourselves. A curious note of interest arrived in my email today that might just cause a collective chuckle to happen just about that time called Phantom of the Opry.

Based on the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this musical spoof is set at the Paris Opry House in Paris, Kentucky. The theatre is haunted by a mysterious man who lives beneath its stage. He is preparing his young student, Crystal Dalton, for a great career in country music, but she is torn between her love of the stage and her love for her childhood sweetheart, Rusty.

Michael Crisp, who heads up the local improv group Extra Crispy, is the creator of and instigator behind Phantom of the Opry, which promises to be something that will tickle your faux fancy for farces, if you're a theatre goer with a penchant for puns, that is. I'll be on the lookout, but you'll want to keep your ear to the ground and tune your blog buttons into KimmyVille for the latest updates, or join the facebook group about Phantom of the Opry here:

If you're really curious, though, you can always email the wild and zany Crisp to find out more at -- he's bound to give you an answer, whether it's true or not.

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