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4-PALS puts on another great performance


BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) “Life, Love, Laughter…an Evening with 4PALS,” lives up to its title. The musical features plenty of songs, comedy, a couple of powerful monologues, and a mother-daughter dance team.

The folks that brought to the stage the award-winning “The Passing of Pearl” and “Pearls of Wisdom” make sure you are entertained every minute during the two-act dinner and show.

4PAL'S PRODUCTIONS was founded by Vain Colby, Skip Crane, Jim Jenks, and Thomas Lester. The idea behind the group is “to promote original works by gifted and richly talented Appalachian writers, singers, poets, and musicians.”

More than a dozen performers hit the stage at The Historic Bank Lobby in downtown Bluefield, WV for “Life, Love, Laughter…an Evening with 4PALS”

Tina and Campbell Perdue

It was a joy to see Tina Perdue and her daughter Campbell begin the show with a dance inspired by the song “It Only Took a Kiss,” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. It is their first show together. Campbell, 9, has been dancing for about five years.

“I like jazz because it is groovy and fun to do,” says Campbell Perdue.

“I think it is awesome to be able to share something I love with her,” says Tina Perdue.

Tina has been a part of 4PALS before, in “The Blind Pig” and “Hitsville.”

“I started dancing when I was five and I danced all the way through college. I just loved it. So, when they [4PALS] ask me to do a little something in a show I know it will be a lot of fun. And she [Campbell] really enjoys dance and she has that passion as well, so it's just fun that we can do it together,” says Tina Perdue

4PALS also gives us a little taste of performances to come. Jenny Persinger, of Princeton, shows off her drama skills with an excerpt of “Flowers in the Foothills,” a book she authored that she plans to turn into a play.

Beverly Phillips

Retired educator Janet Williams gives the audience an emotional excerpt from the play “Passages” which was written by her sister Beverly Phillips. Both women are retired educators with a knack for theater. Near the end of the second act, Beverly gives a show-stopping performance on Maya Angelou's poem “Phenomenal Woman.”

Gifted vocalists Vain Colby, DJ Ford, Julie Hurley, Angie Sharp, and Shawn Williams keep us entertained with slew of classic songs like “I Dreamed a Dream”, “I Wanna Know What Love Is”, and “That's What Friends are For.”

“Life, Love, Laughter…an Evening with 4PALS” will hit the stage again August 21-23. Call 304-589-0339 for reservations. Catering is by Clint Neel of Your Great Escape.


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