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Opening Night for Ride The Cyclone at The Hickory Community Theater

Hickory Community Theatre is kicking off the New Year with a new musical called Ride The Cyclone. This dark musical comedy features a wholly unexpected, wildly imaginative story that delivers surprises at every turn. The plot follows five teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir, and one mysterious stranger, who take one last ride on a rollercoaster that changes the course of their lives forever. The female members of the choir are Ocean, played by Hannah Nuhfer and Constance Blackwood, played by Bethany Spears. The mysterious stranger, known only as Jane Doe, is played by Ashlen Cheers.

Performances of Ride The Cyclone are Fridays and Saturdays, January 19 through February 10 at 7:30pm; Sundays, January 18 and February 4 at 2:30pm; and Thursday, February 9 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at of by phone at 828-328-2283.

Ride The Cyclone is rated R for adult language, themes and situations.

The Hickory Community Theatre’s 75th anniversary season is sponsored by A Cleaner World, Green Park Dentistry, Paramount Automotive and Sunbelt Xpress. Ride The Cyclone is produced by Sandra and George Clay, III. The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.