'A Hallelujah Minstrel' rehearsal

March 01, 2007

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Rescue Hose Fire Company will present its 72nd Annual Minstrel Show "A Hallelujah Minstrel" this weekend.

Started in 1929 the minstrel show has become a tradition for Greencastle.

"I am pretty sure we are the oldest running minstrel show in the country," Russ Clever said.

Clever said the show is a mixture of music and comedy performed by a chorus of about 70 singers, 8 "end men" who will be dressed as hobos, and a small "orchestra."

The minstrels will perform this Thursday through Sunday at the Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School under the direction of "interlocutor" Greg Hoover.

"It will be different and clean entertainment," Clever said.

The Greencastle Rotary Club will serve a spaghetti dinner before the show to benefit their local youth projects.

If you go

What: "A Hallelujah Minstrel"

When: Mar. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. with a spaghetti dinner served from 5-7 p.m.


Where: Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School

Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 10 and younger

Dinner: $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, free for children younger than age 6

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