Behind the Scenes
To witness an artistic creation from birth into full bloom is a thrilling experience. I have seen every version of Madame Buttermilk, beginning with its staged reading at Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights in 2016. It then enjoyed two incarnations at Stage II, and now presents in its full glory on the Gilliam Stage. I must say that its creator, Ross Carter, should be one proud papa. The story and music are fully fleshed out and the production style more elaborate, matching the growth in popularity and audience adoration of this unique musical comedy.
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