Mayor Jacobs proclaims July 12-18 Community Theater Week

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L-R: Jamie Kirk, Noah Carpenter, Wayne Cook, Mayor Jacobs, Cindy Pass, Casey Sandlin (Photo courtesy of Pam Leslie)

CULLMAN, Ala. – On Wednesday, July 7, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaimed July 12-18, 2021, “Community Theater Week” in the City of Cullman.  

On hand from Cullman Community Theater to accept the proclamation from Mayor Jacobs were Jamie Kirk (programs specialist), Noah Carpenter (board secretary/treasurer), Wayne Cook (board president), Cindy Pass (board vice-president) and Casey Sandlin (board member).  

CCT was revived in May 2018 in partnership with Cullman Parks, Recreation, & Sports Tourism. CCT saw two successful summer seasons. Though the first three-show season was scheduled for 2020, it was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“We are excited to be back this summer to present the show we had slated for our 2020 season,” said production manager Noah Carpenter. “The Tony Award-winning Broadway classic ‘Hello, Dolly!’ will include our largest cast and crew to date!” 

“Community theater has a great impact on our community,” said Mayor Jacobs. “Community theater produces live performances of shows that we have few opportunities in our area to see, encourages interest and fosters talent in performance arts and provides an outlet for energy and interest in creative and artistic endeavors.” 

In the proclamation, Mayor Jacobs commended everyone involved with CCT for their dedication, initiative and creativity in providing community theater for our community. 

“All of us with the Cullman Community Theatre are just thankful to be able to return to the stage and be able to entertain our community members again after a year of stages and theaters being empty across the world,” said Noah Carpenter. “Theatre has always had the power to be joy to people and be an escape from the world’s problems, making it more important than ever with all of the troubles we hear about every time we turn on our TVs and radios today. We are thankful for all the support in this community from the very top here in the mayor’s office to our great sponsors and every single patron who comes out to see the show.” 

Four performances of “Hello, Dolly!” are scheduled: July 16 at 7 p.m., July 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and July 18 at 2 p.m. All performances will be in the Cullman High School Theater. Tickets to all four performances of “Hello, Dolly!” are available for pre-sale through BookTix (https://cullmanct.booktix.com/).