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The Divas take on ‘Greased Lightnin’

Odessa American | Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 3:30 am

Don’t wait for the holidays to feast on fabulous food.

You can even enjoy that feast while being entertained by the greatest hits of the 1950s during the Divas and Desserts: Greased Lightnin’ show that includes an old-fashioned banana split bar, silent auction and an evening of rocking and rolling by some local talent.

Grab the bobby socks and poodle or bell-bottoms and dress up in your 50s or 60s best for the Nov. 14 event at the Ector County Coliseum Barn D.

As patrons enjoy a feast the Divas will entertain with the greatest hits from the era. Patrons will also meet the Kaleidoscope Company performers and enjoy a show that benefits the Permian Playhouse.

The Permian Playhouse was founded in 1965, with the goal of bringing high-quality, culturally diverse theatrical experiences and educational programs to the Odessa community. Now managed by Basin Theatre Works (BTW), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Playhouse is offering something for everyone, from kids and teens to adults; from arts lovers to budding actors, to volunteers who want to work behind the scenes.

The Playhouse produces a wide range of musicals, plays, cabarets and concerts—as well as staged readings of new works by up and coming playwrights.

The Playhouse has a number of offerings every year for the young to the young at heart.

The K-5th grade Theatre School continues to grow every year, offering six classes to 84 students in 2019. The 6th-12th grade Kaleidoscope Company includes the KC Elite acting troupe and the newly formed *Script Not Included improv troupe—two ways for tweens and teens to learn about stage presence, how to think on their feet and stretch their creative wings. In addition, The Playhouse offers a number of other educational opportunities, ranging from guest artists to adult classes and special events. Because, it’s never too late to learn.