Smashing together a songstress, choreographer and thespians will produce “A Variety Show Gone Astray” as the famous Auntie Q comes to a Northeast Georgia town.
Lisa Q Mount, otherwise known as Auntie Q, will invite some her favorite wayward girls (not all of whom are female) to join her for a two-show extravaganza.
The curious compendium of talent including local luminaries and national notables will create two entirely different shows. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at the Sautee Nacoochee Center theater, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee Nacoochee.
Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by calling 706-878-3300 or visiting snca.tix.com.
In addition to songs written and performed by Auntie Q, choreographer Celeste Miller will offer two short performances during Saturday night’s show.
Junk DNA, a combo from Blacksburg, Va., will ponder the fate of the planet with “The Icecaps are Melting.” Lisa Deaton and Ann Whitley of Lilies of the Valley will sing. Nicole Garneau and Theresa Davis also will perform original works.
Tommy Deadwyler will return to Sautee Nacoochee with commentaries by Claxton Bliss, a character he created for Late Night Off-Center back in the 2000s. Nationally recognized percussionist Beverly Botsford will keep time and T. Austin Sabel will insert random performance moments. Vicki McMorrough will re-create her memorable Late Night character Holly Blue, as she and Auntie Q dish current events.
Sunday’s show will close out with the Nacoochee X-tet, a wild and woolly ensemble of musicians never before seen on any stage.
“What happens when you combine all these elements?” Mount asked. “Magic, for sure.”