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Cherokee Civic Theatre Presents Shake, Rattle & Roll

Cherokee CivicRUSK, TEXAS- Get outta that kitchen and wash your face and hands, put your glad rags on and get ready to shake, rattle and roll with ‘America’s sweethearts.’ 

“The magical music of the 1950s and 60s is reborn when this all female show group from East Texas take the stage,” states the group’s “Winners of the largest doo-wop contest ever held in Las Vegas, these ladies are popular for their ability to keep the crowd entertained with their vocal harmonies, synchronized moves, hula hooping skills and comedy.”

Tavie Spivey of Gilmer; Brenda Spencer of Henderson; LeAnn Bemis of Longview; and Sissy Perry of Corsicana pay tribute to some the greatest musicians in the history of rock n roll, including Jerry Lee Lewis, the Angels, Bill Haley & His Comets, Darlene Love, the Flamingos, the Chordettes, The Dixie Cups, and of course, Elvis.

“We’re extremely pleased to bring such a great show to our stage,” CCT board member Karen Hendley said. “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to get up and twist the night away right along with them – it really is a show the whole family will enjoy!”

Tickets are on sale now for the fifth installment of the Cherokee Civic Theatre’s Raise the Roof concert series, featuring the all-female quartet from East Texas, Shake, Rattle & Roll, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Cherokee Civic Theatre in Rusk. Advance tickets are $15 and can be reserved by visiting the theatre’s website, or calling the box office at 903-683-2131.

Proceeds from the concert will go toward the theatre’s Raise the Roof fund drive, to repair the theatre’s roof.
“Our theatre building is nearly 70 years old,” CCT Board President Judy Faye Garner said. “And it needs a lot of TLC. We’re getting closer to our goal with every concert, though, and want our patrons and members to know we couldn’t do it without y’all! Thank you for your support.”
The mission of Cherokee Civic Theatre is to afford opportunities for cultural and artistic enrichment in East Texas by providing a venue for local talent to produce live theatre for the entertainment of diverse audiences.
Cherokee Civic Theatre is located at 157 W. Fifth St., a block off the courthouse square in beautiful downtown Rusk. Find out how to take advantage of the many perks offered to theatre members by visiting the theatre’s website,
By Cristin Reece
CCT Publicity Board member

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