The Rider Online | Legacy HS Student Media

Theater Opens Winter Show

Katy Thomas and Dasha Stewart-Browne, 12, rehearse scenes from

Kristen Bosecker

Katy Thomas and Dasha Stewart-Browne, 12, rehearse scenes from "The Last Night Of Ballyhoo." The show will run from Dec. 13 to 16.

Legacy Theater will open their winter show, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. The show will run from Dec. 13 to 15 at 7 p.m. and on the 16 at 2 p.m.

“Last Night of Ballyhoo,” is the first show Ms. Fortune directed at Legacy. The show, written by Alfred Uhry, first opened in 1996 and Ms. Fortune saw the world premiere in Atlanta.

“I was lucky enough to see this play when it premiered, and I have always wanted to direct it,” Ms. Fortune said. “I love Alfred Uhry’s work, like “Driving Miss Daisy,” and I love the way he tells a story.”

Set in Atlanta, Georgia in Dec. of 1939, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” follows the Freitag and Levy family. The plot centers around the two families and how they start to lose their Jewish culture because of American traditions. This starts to change when Adolf Freitag, played by junior Ryan Mathis, hires Joe Farkas.

“My favorite part of the show is just how well it and all the characters connect,” Mathis said. “It’s different from other shows in the way that we have a small cast so it’s less to focus on, but you get to form closer relationships to the characters you’re watching.

Two of the characters, Sonny and Lala, prepare for Ballyhoo throughout the play. Ballyhoo is a cotillion ball for Jewish teenagers, and the two families prepare for the event throughout the show.

“[People] should come see it because I feel like everybody can relate to it in some way,” Mathis said. “It has a unique plot and storyline [compared to] shows we’ve done in the past.”

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story

About the Contributors
Kamryn Hannigan, Staff Writer

I love Jesus and think just about everything ever is funny. Bear with me.

Kathryn Pedroza, Editor-In-Chief

"Kathryn with a K is so much better than Kathryn with a C"- Anne of Green Gables. Anyway, my life can be summed up in three things: showtunes, books and...

Kristen Bosecker, Social Media Editor

My name is Kristen Bosecker and I am the Social Media Director. I pole vault and like to make people laugh. Follow me on twitter @thisismrskris

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.

Navigate Left
  • Theater Opens Winter Show

    Clubs & Organizations

    Cheer Holds Tryouts for Lost Mascot

  • Theater Opens Winter Show


    Eli Saenz: Housecall To Fame

  • Theater Opens Winter Show

    Recent Stories

    Bowling Advances to State

  • Theater Opens Winter Show

    Recent Stories

    5 Black Forms Of Art To Support

  • Theater Opens Winter Show

    Recent Stories

    Beyond the Numbers: Why Athletes Chose their Number

  • Theater Opens Winter Show


    Suicide Awareness

  • Theater Opens Winter Show


    LBTV: One Question

  • Theater Opens Winter Show


    Weekly Bronco Minute 3/8/19

  • Theater Opens Winter Show


    Students To Join Day Of Service

  • Theater Opens Winter Show


    Album Review: When I Get Home

Navigate Right