Barter Theatre Presents Looking Over the President’s Shoulder, Story of White House Chief Butler of 21 Years

Published Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Nov. 5, 2012. Saturday, Nov. 10, the Barter Theatre will present Looking Over the President’s Shoulder, based on the real-life story of Alonzo Fields, the chief butler at the White House for 21 years during the Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower administrations. Hailed as a great man with a story to tell, Fields looks on the presidents with respect and without judgment.

He describes the experience as “being in the front row and watching the passing parade of history.” Step into the White House and into his story, one filled with humor and pride, that will grant you unique access to the most famous address in the nation brought to life by one of Barter Theatre’s most popular actors. Advance tickets are just $18 for a Barter show. Tickets are $20 at the door. Ages 18 and under are $10.

Call the Box Office today for group pricing.

Saturday, Nov. 17, Heritage Hall presents Steven Sensenig, Barter Theatre’s musical director, in concert. Experienced in gospel, rock, country/western, jazz and classical music as a session player, Steve always brings a level of excellence to his keyboard playing that has complemented many artists in their projects. In 2008, Steve accepted a position as a Music Director at Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., where he works fulltime as Resident Music Director. 

He has music directed (among others) “Forever Plaid,” “Annie,” “The Full Monty,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cabaret,” and “Tarzan.”  In addition, Steve has assisted in the musical direction of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” Steve continues to receive many requests to accompany vocalists and instrumentalists in varying styles of music. He brings a life and excitement to his playing that adds to any performance. This event is sponsored by the Wednesday Music Club and Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank.

Unless otherwise indicated, tickets prices at Heritage Hall are advance $10/$12 at the door and $5 for students 18 & under. For reservations call 423-727-7444, or visit the Box Office at 126 College St., Tuesday to Friday, 12 – 2 p.m. Heritage Hall offers the High Country great entertainment at reasonable prices.

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