Nanyehi Premiers in Greenville

Becky Hobbs wrote the musical Nanyehi, about Nancy Ward, a Cherokee Medicine Woman and Peacemaker. Photo courtesy of Nanyehi Productions.
Becky Hobbs wrote the musical Nanyehi, about Nancy Ward, a Cherokee Medicine Woman and Peacemaker. Photo courtesy of Nanyehi Productions.

Director Bill Salmon is seeking ACTORS – SINGERS – DANCERS OF ALL AGES 6 TO 106 for the musical Nanyehi.

Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, January 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Monday, January 11th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 12th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

You will be asked to read from the script with others, sing so we can hear your voice & look at the schedule for rehearsals and show dates. The Musical will open April 13th and run for two weekends. Rehearsals will be scheduled after casting. We will have a pianist available & there will be audio for any tracks you wish to use.

Bill Salmon of Greenville is the director of the Texas stage production of Nanyehi, the story of Nancy Ward, a full blood Cherokee War Woman that later became a Peacemaker in Tennessee.  He directed The Odd Couple and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Texan Theater.

David Hampton writes of Nancy Ward upon her death “When she died a light rose from her body, fluttered around the room like a bird, left through an open door and disappeared toward Chota. This was watched by those in attendance who were startled at this apparition.” This statement made by her great-grandson, John Walker “Jack” Hildebrand (1818-1910) in 1908, is part of the legend of Nancy Ward, a full-blood Native American who rose to prominence in the tribe during war with the Creeks and whose assistance to settlers in Tennessee made her a popular figure.

Becky Hobbs whose 5th great grandmother was Nancy Ward wrote the musical in Nashville. She will be one of the featured performers.  The April stage event at the Texan Theater will be the Texas premier of the musical this year.

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