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Hill Country Community Theatre Takes ‘Sentimental Journey’ to Big Band Era

‘Sentimental Journey — A Big Band Fundraiser’ is 7:30 p.m. March 23 and 2:15 p.m. March 24 at the Hill Country Community Theatre. Tickets are $50 a person or $90 per couple.

The Hill Country Community Theatre’s “Sentimental Journey — A Big Band Fundraiser” hits the stage for two shows only in March.

Performances for the big band-era benefit featuring The Skylarks are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and 2:15 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Doors open an hour before each show.

Tickets are $50 each or $90 per couple with proceeds going to the nonprofit Cottonwood Shores theater.

“We rely on events like this to raise funds needed to serve the community and sustain our work,” theater Executive Director Mike Rademaekers said. “HCCT has played a critical role in stimulating creativity in this community for thirty-four years. We hope to continue to have a crucial impact on learning, discovery, and achievement in the arts for another thirty-four.”

The Skylarks, a local group playing big band music, will perform with the Hill Country Community Theatre Players on numbers such as “I Get a Kick out of You,” “Embraceable You,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Nice Work If You Can Get it,” “Night and Day,” “Summertime,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Summer Wind,” “Love Is Here to Stay,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and more.

Hill Country Community Theatre Players Seth Smith and Paula Richards will serve as masters of ceremonies and also sing. Other theater performers will be Graham Avery, Kay Baker, Doug Hart, Randy L. Hilmer, Bob Schneider, Toni Souther, Sarah Spillman, and Abigail Storm.

Enjoy complimentary wine as well as hors d’oeuvres provided by Choccolatte’s.

Seating is limited, so early reservations are encouraged. For tickets and information, go to or call the theater box office at (830) 798-8944.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, you may mail your check to the Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 FM 2147 West, Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657, or donate online through the theater’s website.

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