Fun musical brings the sixties back to town

Sue Tone/Special to The AZEdge<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Suds, the Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera, opens Saturday, Jan. 11, with two shows, 2:30 and 7 p.m. at the Prescott Valley United Methodist Church hall. All the action takes place in the Wash-a-rama, and features, from left, Erika Andrus, who wrapped a pair of capris around her neck and the agitator in an attempt to kill herself, and Alexes Niekamp and Brooke Williams, adversarial guardian angels checking their heavely orders. Not pictured is Glenn Velguth who plays the parts of five male and one femaie characters.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

Sue Tone/Special to The AZEdge<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Suds, the Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera, opens Saturday, Jan. 11, with two shows, 2:30 and 7 p.m. at the Prescott Valley United Methodist Church hall. All the action takes place in the Wash-a-rama, and features, from left, Erika Andrus, who wrapped a pair of capris around her neck and the agitator in an attempt to kill herself, and Alexes Niekamp and Brooke Williams, adversarial guardian angels checking their heavely orders. Not pictured is Glenn Velguth who plays the parts of five male and one femaie characters.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

Lonesome Valley Playhouse presents Suds, the Rocking '60s Musical Soap Opera, in seven performances this month.

Playing at the Prescott Valley United Methodist Church, the show includes many popular songs from the 1960s, including Chapel of Love, I Got You (I Feel Good), Respect, Secret Agent Man, and Loco-motion.

The story takes place at the Wash-a-Rama and involves two adversarial guardian angels trying to improve the love life of a Laundromat worker. Three high school students play the roles of the worker and two angels: Erika Andrus, Bradshaw Mountain High School; Alexes Niekamp, Tri-City Prep; and Brooke Williams, AAEC. The lone male, Glenn Velguth, takes on six roles, one of them a woman.

Clyde Neville and Tamee Niekamp direct the production. Ann Marie Hardesty is in charge of costumes and musical direction. Jackson Rauch arranged the music and plays keyboard, while his son, Jackson Rauch, a Prescott Mile High Middle School student, plays drums.

Matinees are 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 11, 12, 18 and 19. Evening shows start at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11, 17 and 18. Tickets are $15/general, $12/senior, and $8/student. PV United Methodist Church is located on 8944 E. Sommer Drive, off Navajo Drive.