A number of invited guests got a preview of the show, Wednesday night (Aug. 27) at the Crest Mountain Pavilion as they held a special performance a couple of weeks before their opening date.
The evening started off with drinks (water, tea sweet and unsweet and a cash bar) and the magic of “MagicBrad” who performed table to table until just before the show. This was followed by a delicious dinner of boneless breast of chicken with cornbread stuffing with gray, rice pilaf, salad, broccoli casserole, rolls and dessert (Southern favorite banana pudding) provide by M7 Event Solutions.
After dinner, “MagicBrad” and a few announcements, the show “Sound Off” got underway with the theme of saluting the work of the United Services Organization better know as the USO.
According to the show’s website (www.crestmountaindinnershow.com) “‘Sound Off’ was written by Paul Indelicato, who also serves as the show’s producer, director and host. Paul began his foray into Production Shows in Las Vegas, where he lived and worked from 1980 through 1999.
“After many successful years as a Singer, Musician and Recording Artist, he began writing his own shows. In 1984, Paul went to work for the Westward Ho Casino in the capacities of Casino Host, Entertainment Director and Producer of the Musical Reviews that were presented to Westward Ho’s clients and the general public.
“For nine years he owned and managed Carolina Nights Dinner Theater in Maggie Valley, but now makes his home at Crest Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina. Paul is proud to be associated with Crest Mountain, and looks forward to a long and happy relationship with Crest Mountain Dinner Show, its Owners and Managers and the wonderful musical and theatrical community of Asheville.”
The cast includes Keith Smith and Ballard, who both got their start in Gospel Music; Ashley Wood, Robin Graf, Madison and Kristina Clark, all of whom preformed at Carolina Nights; and newcomer Maximilian Koger who is making his stage debut in the show.
The show itself covered a variety of musical genres including Big Band, Swing, Rock’n’Roll, Gospel, Country and a number of dance styles. Paul Indelicato, the producer and director, narrated the two hour event which acknowledged the great works of the USO. The production kicks off its season on September 10th.
To find out more about the show, tickets, time and directions go to www.crestmountaindinnershow.comor call 828 252-2637.