The Creative Arts Guild will be a happening place Friday night when it hosts a comedy dinner theater followed by jazz music.

The theater presentation is a compilation of many short scenes from a variety of dramatic comedies performed in the style of a reading.

“This is an interesting form of theater in which only minimal pieces of scenery and props are used,” said Amanda Michaels, who serves as the Guild’s theater director.

The focus of the performance really turns to the actor and his or her ability to portray a character and carry out the scene.  The comedic scenes will be interrupted with songs sung by voices such as Dalton High School student Todd Parrott.

Other cast members include Richae Allison, Jonathan Beam, Paula Hall John Hutcheson, Lori McDaniel, Todd Parrot, Joey Parrott, Dana Patterson, Jane Ralston, Mary Mae Sims, Bob Smith and Tony Zanfardino.

The evening continues after the performance with a live jazz band and an open dance floor. The band is made up of some community musicians including Dr. Marty Michaels on piano, Bob Smith on guitar, Jonathan Beam on bass, Beth Blackburn on flute and hand percussion and Drew Michaels on drums.

“It has been a joy for me to be a part of the preparation and organization of ‘April Fools,’” said Amanda Michaels.

“The scenes are hilarious and will be performed by a well seasoned cast and the music will not allow you to sit still. It’s going to be an awesome evening.”

The dinner menu includes baked ziti and meatballs, bread, salad, and desert.

Tickets are $25. Door opens at 6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m., and the entertainment follows at 7:30.

For reservations call the Creative Arts Guild at (706) 278-0168.

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