Thursday, August 14, 2014

FEATURED STORY >> Cabot couple to reopen White River Theater

Heather Moore of Cabot had a vision of bringing to Mountain View a family-friendly show honoring the military.

The doors of the famous Cash’s White River Theater (formerly Cash’s Hoedown) will once again reopen this weekend thanks in large part to Moore.

The theater had been closed for more than a year, and the town was missing the lights and sounds of music and comedy that once graced its stage.

Now, the Cash’s White River Theater will present new talent and more multimedia performances.

It all started about two months ago, when Moore and her husband, Dane, went on a trip to Mountain View.

The Moores are known for founding the annual Cabot Community Thanksgiving Feast.

She asked the famous Aunt Minnie at Aunt Minnie’s Yellow House (a local store owned and operated by the former first lady of Mountain View Comedy), “Are you still doing shows at the theater?”

 “No, we have decided to retire” was the answer.

Moore then asked, “Is your theater for sale?” Those two questions led to the reopening of the Cash’s White River Theater.

The theater, at 507 Sylamore Ave. in downtown Mountain View, will host a friend of Moore’s as a performer — Michael Kelley and his show, “Voices That Change.”

Kelley will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday — Mountains, Music and Motorcycles weekend in Mountain View.

Kelley has more than 20 years of experience performing vocal impressions for our troops with the USO and performing on various cruise lines. He uses this experience along with his varied vocal talents to give a funny and entertaining experience to his audiences. “Voices That Change” is a family-friendly, Las Vegas-style show that will keep the audience laughing with Kelley’s comedy, audience participation and numerous vocal impressions.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 870-214-2326 or visit the box office. General admission tickets are $18 (children, senior and active/retired military discounts are available).