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Musical comedy 'Della's Diner' to show at MAC
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The musical comedy "Della's Diner" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 25 at the Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th St., Monroe. Reserved seat tickets are $25 and $20, and are available through the MAC box office, 1315 11th St., or by calling 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249. For more information, visit www.monroeartscenter.com. Characters from the touring production of "Della's Diner" pictured in the back row, from left, are Jeremiah Hobbs as Ricky; Sandia Ahlers as Ramona; and Russ Yoe as Sheriff Ronnie Frank. Pictured in the front, from left, are Allison Dixon as Connie Sue Day; Tate LeClair as Preacher Larry; and Hilary Paige Willis as Della. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - The Monroe Arts Center is serving up a comedy romp with outrageous country-fried Southern characters and country, blues and rockabilly tunes, when "Della's Diner" plays at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall, 1315 11th St. "Della's Diner," book by Tom Edwards, music by Harris Wheeler and lyrics by Mary L. Fisher, premiered in Atlanta in 1978 and ran for many years, developing a cult following and spawning a slew of hit sequels. The story hinges on the experiences of three women. Della, who has escaped her own dark past, is the sassy, big-hearted café owner who dispenses love, wisdom and moral advice to the parade of oddballs who come and go from her cozy diner on Morning Glory Mountain.

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