First Saturday of the Month Shows
On the first Saturday of each month, the theater presents the musical comedy of Richard Bowden with the fabulous band, Moon & the Starz. Each first Saturday show features a special guest artist, usually a local, area or regional upcoming or established talent. It is required that the special guests accompany themselves musically or provide their own live musical accompaniment (no recorded tracks) for an approximate 30 minute set. Special Guest acts range from entire bands to solo acoustic artists and are paid only for expenses at the discretion of MCTT. When the act is solo acoustic and time allows, Moon and the Starz may join the special guest for full band accompaniment on the last two or three songs, depending on the guest act's availability for rehearsal time prior to the show. The basic format of the First Saturday of the Month show is as follows:
Showtime: Richard Bowden with Moon and the Starz perform a 40 minute set, based on the musical comedy of Richard Bowden/Pinkard & Bowden.
Intermission: 20 minutes
Special Guest: Approximately 30 minutes (sometimes finishing with accompaniment by Moon and the Starz).
At end of set, Special Guest exits stage without intermission, and Moon and the Starz finish the evening with a 40 minute set of original Classic Country/Rock/R&B style tunes with an occasional Classic Oldie thrown in. This set features the incomparable golden voice of drummer Greg Attaway, the songwriting and vocal prowess of guitarist John Early, the mellow crooning of bassist Pat Roberson and the rockin', singing keyboardist Mark Vidito. Of course, the "Old Glory Hog" himself, Richard Bowden won't let the night end without singing a couple of more, too, and usually there is a featured foot-stompin' fiddle tune provided by guest musician and MCT Board Treasurer, David Hulme.
Seating for First Saturday shows is tables and chairs. Seating is "first come, first served," but tables can be reserved in advance.
NOTE: Acts wishing to showcase themselves at the First Saturday shows must contact the theater to set up an audition or must provide the theater with a recording which accurately represents their proposed performance.