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July a busy month at Brown County Playhouse

June 29, 2014

Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.

June 29--NASHVILLE -- Theater, music and a classic film are all slated entertainment options for July at the Brown County Playhouse.

Events kick off Saturday with the Big Woods Homegrown Concert Series featuring Mel Chance and the Noteables. The popular seven-man band plays jazzy, swinging big-band era music. Tickets are $14.

Live theater comes to the playhouse stage with three performances of "Little Shop of Horrors." Directed by Chad Rabinovitz of Bloomington Playwrights Project, the musical is presented by Brown County Summer Youth Theatre.

"Little Shop of Horrors" is the story of Seymour, a floral shop worker who raises a scary plant that feasts on human blood and flesh. The plant becomes an attraction for the shop, but the price to keep it alive becomes too much for Seymour. Shows are 7:30 p.m.July 11 and 12 and 2 p.m.July 13. Tickets are $18.50.

A special classic movie event will be 7:30 p.m.July 18. The event will start at 5 p.m. with a classic car cruise-in at PNC Bank's parking lot just north of the playhouse.

After the car cruise, doors to the playhouse open at 7 p.m. with more events including a '50s/'60s costume contest, live doo-wop music by the Sounds of Indiana and the screening of "American Graffiti." Tickets are $10.

On July 26, the third annual Indiana Stage Fingerstyle Guitar Competition will be held all day. The competition starts at 1 p.m. with an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. The competition will feature 40 fingerstyle guitar players from across the U.S. competing for a $5,500 OC Bear Guitar and a chance to play in the evening show. An all-day pass is $20. Concert-only tickets are $15.

The Brown County Playhouse is at 70 S. Van Buren St. For tickets, call 812-988-6555 or visit


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