Greenbo to present ‘The Odd Couple’, ‘The Wiz’ in June

Published 11:00 pm Saturday, April 11, 2009

GREENUP, Ky. — Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will present two classics — a comedy and a musical — at its amphitheater in June.

Both productions will be produced by the Red Lion Theatre Company, a community theater group.

“The Odd Couple” will be presented June 4-7 at 8:30 p.m. each evening.

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The play that spawned two successful movies and an ever-popular television comedy begins with a group of guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced, Oscar Madison.

Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Felix seems a bit unstable, Oscar decides to be generous and as the action unfolds, the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Greenbo Lake Amphitheatre. General admission is $10, senior citizens/students $8, lodge guests/campers $7.50.

The musical “The Wiz” will be presented June 25-28 at the Greenbo Lake Amphitheater at 8:30 p.m. each evening.

“The Wiz” is a boisterous, exuberant musical, re-imagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music that is a feast for the eyes, ears, and heart.

“The Wiz” is a musical that radiates so much energy you’ll hardly be able to stay in your seat!

General admission is $12, senior citizens/students $10, lodge guests/campers $9. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is on KY 1, 18 miles north of I-64 from Grayson exit or 8 miles south of U.S. 23 The Country Music Highway on KY 1. Greenbo Lake features the Jesse Stuart Lodge with 36 rooms, gift shop, and Anglers’ Cove Restaurant.

The park has a 225-acre lake for boating and fishing, tennis courts, 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

The newly renovated campground is open through Oct. 31. Greenbo Amphitheatre features musical concerts and plays during the summer and fall.

For more information, call the park at 1-800-325-0083.