Delay doesn’t keep festival talent from shining

Staff ~ The Southwest Booster
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Musical duo Die Roten Punkte closed out the evening by combining rock music and sibling rivalry into a witty and entertaining performance.

Smalls delays at The Lyric Theatre didn’t dampen the spirits of the capacity crowd that showed up for the Chatauqua Summer Theatre Festival on Saturday.

Emissions from a haze machine triggered a smoke alarm that cleared out the theatre for a few minutes shortly before the musical and comedic duo Die Roten Punkte took to the stage.  In the end there was no damage to the theatre and the performance continued unhindered.

The day opened with Opera Mouse, featuring children’s entertainer and opera singer Melanie Gall, accompanied by Tillie, a mouse who lives under an opera house.  Later Jayson McDonald brought the beat generation to life with his one-man performance called Underbelly.

The evening double bill saw Emily Windler perform an unusual “romantic comedy” in Gary Has a Date, before Die Roten Punkte finished up the evening with their clever jibes, crowd interaction and rock songs.

There are three performances scheduled for Sunday, the festival’s final day.  Gary Has a Date will play at 2 p.m., Underbelly at 6 p.m. and Die Roten Punkte at 9 p.m.

Organizations: The Lyric Theatre

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