This year’s event is Feb. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at J. Craig Smith Community Center. Entertainment will be “The Dill Pickers,” a six-person group of musicians and actors that favors bluegrass music. The group was featured at last year’s dinner theater and is bringing a different show this year called “The Old-time Radio Program,” where group members will re-enact an old radio show.
“It’s the kind of show that older folks will enjoy and that will make young folks wonder how we ever survived without smart phones,” said Arts Council president Ted Spears.
Members of “The Dill Pickers” are W. Scott Stewart, Norton Dill, Theresa McKibben, Kneeland Wright, Lesli Wright and Stewart Jackson. They started performing together in 1999 as the cast of Birmingham’s first production of the off-Broadway musical “Smoke on the Mountain” and are now sought-after for performances around the state.
The evening will also include a meal catered by Hickory Street Café and pre-dinner music by “Two Virtuosos,” Jackson Barnett and Kyle Culver beginning at 5:40 p.m.
The dinner theater is the Arts Council’s only program for adults, and Spears said community members are encouraged to take advantage of it.
“If you want to be part of the rebirth and re-emphasis of art and performance, you don’t want to miss this,” he said.
Tickets are $25 each or $200 for a table of eight. They are available at B.B. Comer Memorial Library, Magnolias, Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce and from Arts Council members.