Granite Falls, NC – CAST (Creative Arts Show Time) presents The Spitfire Grill, one of the most heartfelt musicals of recent years.  In a small rural town, something miraculous is happening.  Percy, a feisty stranger with a dark past, begins working at the The Spitfire Grill, and sets off a chain of events that springs the town, its inhabitants, and the diner, back to life.  Filled with timeless themes of renewal and hope, there are plenty of diamonds in these rural scenes of Gilead to catch the light and shine through society’s darkness, illuminating the human spirit.  The production features talent from Caldwell, Catawba, and Burke Counties, including Christine Edmonds, Stephanie Kelly, Ben Honeycutt, Josh Price, Cathy Stallings, and Lee Ann Luman.  The Orchestra features Lenoir natives John Coffey as Musical Director and Jaret Carter as a pit musician.

A graduate of Julliard, Mr. Coffey is well known throughout the Unifour, having served as Musical Director and Director of numerous productions for area theatres.   Mr. Carter is an accomplished musician and teacher.  He is a member of Mama’s Remedy, and plays with numerous groups throughout the Unifour.  Featuring a dynamite cast of local talent and a well-crafted, memorable score, The Spitfire Grill  radiates with warmth and light.  You’ll be glad you made a reservation!

Performances run Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 28, 29, & 30, at 7:30, and Sunday, July 31 at 2:30.  $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors and 18 and under.  Audience advisory for mild language; not recommended for youth under 12 years old.  CAST is located at 200 Timberbrook Lane in Granite Falls, off Highway 321N, just behind Captain’s Galley Restaurant.  For reservations and information, visit www.castonstage.org or call 828-493-2758, or 828-572-1018.

Top photo: Christine Edmonds as Percy
Crew & cast: Seated L-R:  Stephanie Kelly (Hannah), John Coffey (Musical Director), Ben Honeycutt (Caleb)
Standing L-R:  Lee Ann Luman (Effy), Josh Price (Joe), Christine Edmonds (Percy), Cathy Stallings (Director/Shelby)