To Do This Weekend: Take a trip back in time to WKDZ, where kudzu covers the south
The Springer Opera House’s production of “Kudzu the Musical” opens Nov. 8 in the Springer’s McClure Theatre. The show is a collaboration between Paul Pierce and Allen Levi and features original music by Levi. It’s set in Columbus, centered around the fictional WKDZ radio, and features plenty of local lore and references. A description of the show on the Springer’s website describes the play as follows:
A summer storm rages and the Chattahoochee River threatens to overflow its banks. Undaunted, an enthusiastic studio audience braves the elements to huddle on the top floor of WKDZ – Kudzu Radio for the 20th Anniversary Broadcast of the Vine Time Variety Hour. Southern legends, tall tales, rural humor and local news are woven together with the Lost Dog Report, Recipes and Home Remedies and WKDZ’s popular mystery series, Frank Cutter: Phenix City Private Eye. Original bluegrass, country, blues, gospel and comedy tunes by Georgia’s legendary songsmith, Allen Levi.
Performances are scheduled for November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m. and November 11, 18 at 2:30 p.m. Go to www.ledger-enquirer.com for video from a recent rehearsal.