April 2014 at the Badgett Playhouse Grand Rivers

70s_Infopage03022014Here is what’s happening at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers in April. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today.

Greater Tuna
Friday Nights, April 4, 11, & 18
7:00 PM
Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, Tuna, TX. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural small town America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals.

The 70′s Show

Saturday Nights, April 5, 12, 19, 26
7:00 PM
Friday Matinee, April 25
2:00 PM
Remember when music was fun?! A two-hour musical tribute to the music of the 1970s; Disco, Rock & Roll, Singer-songwriters and a whole lot more! Reserve Seating.

Variety! Music, Memories & More
Friday Night, April 25
7:00 PM
“Variety! Music, Memories & More” is Western Kentucky’s newest entertainment attraction! This show features a dynamic cast of professional singers, dancers and musicians! Take a stroll down memory lane! Let the songs and special moments from the past touch your life again like they did back then. Relive old memories and make new ones!

Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming

Saturday Matinees, April 12 & 26
2:00 PM
In Part 3 of the ‘Smoke’ trilogy, the Sanders Family are back together again! It is 1945, the war is over and America’s years of prosperity are beginning. Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe has been called to preach in Texas, and is preparing to ride into the sunset with. Join the Sanders Family as they send Mervin off in style with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five toe-tapping Bluegrass Gospel favorites.

March 2014 at the Badgett Playhouse Grand Rivers

Badgett Playhouse Variety!Here is what’s happening at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers in March. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today.

Variety! Music, Memories & More
Saturday Nights, March 8, 15, 22, & 29
7:00 PM

“Variety! Music, Memories & More” is Western Kentucky’s newest entertainment attraction! This Branson-style family show features a dynamic cast of professional singers, dancers and musicians! Take a stroll down memory lane! Let the songs and special moments from the past touch your life again like they did back then. Relive old memories and make new ones!

Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming

Saturday, March 15 & 29
2:00 PM

In Part 3 of the ‘Smoke’ trilogy, the Sanders Family are back together again! It is 1945, the war is over and America’s years of prosperity are beginning. Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe has been called to preach in Texas, and is preparing to ride into the sunset with. Join the Sanders Family as they send Mervin off in style with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five toe-tapping Bluegrass Gospel favorites.

Greater Tuna
Opens Friday, March 28
7:00 PM

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, Tuna, TX. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural small town America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals.

For the complete 2014 schedule, visit the Variety! website at www.grandriversvariety.com

Badgett Playhouse Guatemala Project

GuatemalaThe talents of Bill and Sara Minihan and their staff at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers is evident in the musicals they produce. They continuously receive rave review from visitors of Grand Rivers. You walk away with a song in your heart, but did you know that the same dedication they give to producing quality entertainment is practiced in all aspects of their lives. Bill and Sara believe in giving back, and found their calling on a trip to Guatemala. They have not only touched the lives of hundreds in Guatemala with their kind souls and helping hands; but they have helped to change the future of hundreds of children who otherwise would never have a chance.

Guatemala is a very small country in Central America; not much bigger than the state of Tennessee. From 1960 to 1996, Guatemala underwent a horrible Civil War fought between their government and the Leftist Rebels. The strive of decades of civil war, natural disasters, and isolation of rural areas is evident in the harsh reality of the impoverished lives of the Maya people in rural Guatemala today.

Because of Guatemala’s location between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean; it is a target for hurricanes. The substandard housing conditions in poor rural areas cannot withstand the harsh weather conditions. Living in tents and having classrooms made of straw will never keep the population safe from common severe weather. Without some kind of stepping stone, these people will struggle to move forward.

The patrons of the Badgett Playhouse have provided that much needed stepping stone. These patrons have donated funds for the construction of classrooms to help provide a brighter future for children in Guatemala. They are making a difference. They are placing hopes in the hearts of people who didn’t know there was hope to be had for such a bright future. It only takes a little push to encourage and inspire people to see a better tomorrow.

Over the last three years the Badgett Playhouse donated funds to build eight classrooms in the city of Vijolom II. Vijolom was destroyed in part of the Civil War. This region of El Quiche was one of the hardest hit by this war and they still have not fully recovered. The village of Vijolom has been without adequate classroom facilities for over 20 years. Even with this struggle; somehow almost 350 students and 11 dedicated teachers found a way to conduct school each and every day in buildings with mud floors made of scrap lumber and salvaged materials.

This is the way I look at it; helping others is like a ripple effect. You might only do a little bit, but to someone with less than nothing that little bit is a lot indeed. If you educate a hundred children, those children are going to go on to make a difference in their country. Those hundred children are going to grow up and touch a thousand lives and help move and educate a thousand more lives then there was before them. Helping a few, can change the future of an entire nation. By helping out where you can, you are helping to give hope to people who never knew that there was hope to be had.

I want to personally thank the generosity of the patrons of the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers. Their generosity inspires me. Also I want to thank the team working at the Badgett Playhouse and those who are involved in making this change for the children of Guatemala. You are amazing people with amazing hearts and I am honored to work with you and can’t wait to see what the future holds for your success in Guatemala.

To learn more about the Badgett Playhouse Theater in Grand Rivers, vist the Badgett Playhouse website.
To learn more about the classroom project in Guatemala and find out how to donate to this cause, visit their website here. Project Guatemala.

February is All About Love in Grand Rivers

Grand Rivers jetty sunsetIf the cold January temps have given you a bit of cabin fever, why not make plans for a weekend filled with love in February? Here are highlights of what is going on in Grand Rivers in February:

Sugar & Spice, your hometown bakery is taking orders for Valentines goodies. Why spend on flowers and candy? They will bake you a personalized cake and you can enjoy it with the entire family. Cookies? Cupcakes? They can do it all. Reservations for dinner on the 14th and 15th are limited to 10 couples so hurry and call for reservations.
270-362-2362

Green Turtle Bay Resort is offering a Sweetheart Package! From February 14th to the 16th you can enjoy a very romantic weekend getaway with your sweetheart in a beautiful one bedroom condo.

Lighthouse Landing Resort is offering winter rates; a 20% discount off normal rates, now through March 31, 2014. The dramatic sunsets and picturesque views make Lighthouse Landing a perfect choice for a romantic get-away.

Rivers Edge Market will be opening for the season on February 14th, 2014. They will be open Fridays and Saturdays 9:00AM-3:00PM and Sundays noon to 4:00PM. All their Christmas and Holiday items will be half off. Great savings to help you prepare for the 2014 Holiday season early. They will also be expanding their photo Gift section as well as their framed art and prints.

Dockers Bayside Grill of Green Turtle Bay Resort will be reopening for the season February 12th. They will be open Wednesday-Sundays 7:00AM to 2:00PM. They serve breakfast until 11:00AM; and lunch from 11:00AM – 2:00PM.

The Badgett Playhouse is all about love in February, with Variety! The Love Songs playing on Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15. And on Saturday, February 22, the Playhouse presents Nashville Singer Songwriters Night. You may be listening to Nashville’s next big star. Visit the website or call the box office at 888-362-4223.

Visit us during this month dedicated to love, and take home warm memories of Grand Rivers, KY.

2014 Badgett Playhouse Schedule Now Online

Badgett Playhouse Variety!The Badgett Playhouse Theater, home to Variety!, has announced their 2014 schedule of events.

The 2014 season opens on Friday, February 14 with an evening performance of Variety! The Love Songs.

The Badgett Playhouse schedule includes more than 160 performances of 24 different productions.

New shows on this year’s schedule include the 70′s Show and Three Seasons.

Back by popular demand, the schedule includes the Fabulour 50′s Show, Variety! Music, Memories & More, The Super 60′s Show, and Pickin’ & Grinnin’.

For complete details, show dates and times, and ticket prices visit the website at grandriversvariety.com. You will find a .pdf file download with the 2014 schedule.

Make sure to bookmark the page and check back often or sign up for their monthly calendar of events E-mail when you visit the page to have updates and schedule information emailed to you.

Make plans to visit Grand Rivers, KY, and attend a performance at the Badgett Playhouse Theater in 2014.