Dark Night Revue
Flat Rock Playhouse's annual fund-raiser was a glowing success
By Rebekah Hildebrandt
The Dark Night Revue, held Monday, August 6 at Flat Rock Playhouse, was a lovely evening from start to finish. Nearly 250 patrons gathered on the grounds to enjoy the mild evening and this annual fund-raising event, which supports the performances and educational programs of the Playhouse, North Carolina’s State Theatre. Delicious food served buffet style was heaped onto plates, fresh flowers adorned the tables set up under the outdoor tent, and the company, the Vagabond Players, performed a stellar revue, including old favorites such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” the country twang of “Lovesick Blues,” and Simon and Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound,” which became an impromptu sing-along. Interspersed with the songs, past Vagabonds told the history of the Playhouse over its 60 years of operation, sharing old pictures and favorite memories. The live auction also came between performance numbers and was a lively time. Tickets to the 2013 Tony Awards gained the highest bid, going for more than $7,000. When the night drew to an end, the Vagabonds closed the show with “Do You Hear the People Sing?” from Les Miserables, a preview of the upcoming season.