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A Song to be Sung

Sunday, December 11th performance at Camille Playhouse was packed, with so many having a wonderful time enjoy the great 3hr long performance.

Emilio Flores
Los Fresnos News

Brownsville, Texas — Looking for a musical for the entire family? Camille Playhouse in Brownsville is showcasing the Sound of Music on December 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, and 18th. Artistic Director for this year’s season, Brandon Binder, share that this is something that hasn’t been put on since the 60s.
Binder admits it wasn’t his original proposal. He originally purposed the Christmas Show,

“We wanted something holiday oriented, but also that (would) bring in a lot of people and is pretty well known,” Binder says, “There were a couple of others that were thrown into the mix aswell,” but after much discussion, the board seemed to keep coming back to The Sound of Music.

Sunday’s performance with the main cast was a complete success at Camille Playhouse.

“It obviously has come to fruition,” the director adds, “with different people auditioning and with how many tickets we’ve sold going into opening weekend,” they believe it was the right decision.

President of the Board of Directors, Martie DiGregorio shares her excitement for this production, “A lot of winter Texans are coming down during this time,” DiGregorio says, “And they LOVE the classics!” She says they remember that and its those classics that just don’t get old.

“If it’s familiar to them, they’re never gonna say, ‘Oh, no, I’ve seen it a million times.” Classics are classics, and so many from Brownsville and surrounding areas are very excited about this production.

Currently, this is Camille Playhouse’s 59th season. Being the oldest community theater in the Valley! And DiGregorio adds the oldest south of San Antonio! Such great history behind this community theater, and DiGregorio shares they’ve received some grants recently that they’re planning to use for some renovation there at Camille Playhouse.

Finally, Martie DiGregorio says she wants the community to know that Camille brings much more than just entertainment, “We educate and we inspire,” she says it’s not just about entertainment, and she hopes every individual is able to take something away from each show and performance.

Buy your tickets for this weekend NOW…

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