Great Opening Weekend for ‘Cotton Patch Gospel’ at Elbert Theatre

August 22, 2012

A snapshot from ‘Cotton Patch Gospel’

Opening weekend has come and gone for the much anticipated musical Cotton Patch Gospel, which is a presentation of Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre.

Mike Fernandez, who is the director of the Cotton Patch Gospel, said opening weekend was wonderful.

“It was great, we had great crowds, and the audience seemed to really enjoy it. They really got into it. We had a lot of laughter, and a lot of serious moments where you could hear a pin drop in the place.” said Fernandez. “We had great reactions from the audience. We had a lot of great comments that people really enjoyed the show, so it was a great opening weekend with a great turnout.”

The play features over thirty actors and musicians formed from local talent. For those who may not be familiar with the story told in Cotton Patch Gospel, Fernandez gives a preview of what those who attend can expect.

“It follows Jesus as he is born in Gainesville, Georgia in a trailer to Atlanta where he runs afoul of the Governor and the church, and they eventually put an end to him. It follows him as he recruits his helpers who are fishermen and things like that.” said Fernandez.

This weekend will be the last weekend that the Cotton Patch Gospel will be performed at the Elbert Theatre. Showtimes this weekend are at 7:30pm for the Friday and Saturday showings, and 2:00pm for the Sunday Show.

Tickets are ten dollars in advance, and fifteen dollars at the door. Group tickets and student tickets are eight dollars.

One of the bigger “numbers” from the musical

For more information about the Cotton Patch Gospel, or to purchase tickets in advance, contact Toni King at the Elbert Theatre Box Office at (706) 283-1049.