Theatre Tuscaloosa presents You Can’t Take It With You April 4 – 13 in the Bean-Brown Theatre on Shelton State’s Martin Campus.

When the quirky, free-spirited Sycamore family unexpectedly receives a visit from the straight-laced Kirby family, sparks literally fly! From homemade fireworks to communist candy, everything that can go wrong does. In this Pulitzer Prize winner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, an impromptu dinner between the soon-to-be-in-laws becomes a funny, touching lesson on the power of love and laughter.

Executive Producer Tina Turley is also serving as director for You Can’t Take It With You.

“This is such a fun show,” Turley said.  “And we’ve got a great cast of veteran actors working with newcomers to create a very fresh and funny experience for our audiences.”

Returning to the stage are Justin Barnett, Bucky Clements, Carol DeVelice, Alyssa Grubbs, Clemmie Hilton, Glen Johnson, Charles Prosser, Wesley Rorex, Dianna Brown Shaw, George Thagard, Ernie Turley, Kathy Wilson, Gary Wise and Georgia Wise. They are joined by newcomers Avery Draper, Christopher A. Smith and Colin Whitworth.

This is a special production for Theatre Tuscaloosa veteran Gary Wise as he will be sharing the stage with his sister for the first time.

“I’ve never had the pleasure of being on stage with my sister, Georgia,” Wise said.  “Although she has performed with Theatre Tuscaloosa in the past, this is the first time we’ve worked on the same show at the same time.”

You Can’t Take It With You brings together a skilled and experienced production staff with costume design by Jeanette Waterman, scenic design by Ben Boyer, lighting design by John Hisey, sound design by Jerrell Bowden and properties design by Casey Kauffman.

“I am so excited to be working with such a talented cast and crew on such a fun show,” Turley said. “If you’re looking for a good laugh and a great time, you won’t want to miss You Can’t Take It With You.

Theatre Tuscaloosa’s 2013-14 Season: Cheers to 15 Years! is presented in cooperation with Shelton State Community College and is sponsored by The City of Tuscaloosa and Jamison Money Farmer and Co. You Can’t Take It With You is sponsored by Bank of Moundville. The Play-It-Forward sponsor for You Can’t Take It With You is f8 Productions, LLC, and is sponsored in part by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Additional sponsors include Tanner & Guin LLC, Left Hand Soap Company, Ameriprise Financial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Realizing the Dream Series, TotalCom Marketing, Buffalo Rock, Bank of Tuscaloosa, Mercedes, Randall Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, Warrior Roofing Manufacturing Inc. and Townsquare Media.

You Can’t Take It With You will be presented April 4 – 13 in the Bean-Brown Theatre on Shelton State Community College’s Martin Campus, 9500 Old Greensboro Road.  Performances will take place Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays and Wednesday at 2 p.m.  All proceeds of a pay-what-you-can final dress rehearsal on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m,, will benefit the Charlie Dennis Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors (60+) and $12 for students and children.  Special rates are available in advance for groups of 10 or more.

For more information about the 2013-14 season or to purchase tickets, visit or call 391-2277.

About The Author


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.