Scott Albert of Fort Mill

Scott Albert, a new playwright and director from Fort Mill, has captivated local theatergoers with his latest creation, “The Anniversary,” a dinner theater production that brings the charm of the Rat Pack era to life.

Known for directing compelling plays at the Fort Mill Community Playhouse for the last decade, Albert recently achieved acclaim by winning an MTA for best director and best show with “Next to Normal.” Now, he’s showcasing his versatility by both penning and directing this unique musical experience.

“The Anniversary” is not just a musical; it is a vibrant love story told through classic tunes like “Love and Marriage” and “Cheek to Cheek.” The show innovates with its interactive elements, inviting the audience to become part of the narrative. This immersive experience not only features songs to sing along to but also allows the audience to follow along through the emotional highs and lows of the characters’ lives. (Story continues below.)

The production is being produced by the reputable Matthews Playhouse and is set to take place at the VFW (100 VFW Ln, Indian Trail, NC 28079), yet it strongly features the talents of performers from the greater Charlotte area. The ensemble of skilled singers and dancers are prepared to dazzle audiences with their performances, all while guests enjoy a sumptuous Italian meal in this engaging theater setting.

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There are three chances to see this show, Friday, May 10th at 6 pm and 11th at 1 pm and 6 pm. Call the box office at 704-846-8343.

Despite the short run, local interest has been very high—Friday and Saturday evening shows are near sold out. However, limited tickets remain for the Saturday matinee at 1 pm, making it a prime opportunity for a memorable Mother’s Day weekend event. Given the limited availability and high demand, those interested are encouraged to secure their seats swiftly.

Scott Albert’s roots in Fort Mill are deep, and his contributions to local theater have been numerous and inspirational. For those eager to support local talent and enjoy a unique blend of the standards and theatrical storytelling, “The Anniversary” offers a perfect blend of nostalgia and contemporary theater magic.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this innovative production that celebrates love, life, and the enduring power of community artistry. Click here for more information on the show: https://www.matthewsplayhouse.com/dinner-theatre

(Contributed story.)

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...

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