Bluetooth & Bling—A Musical Guide to Modern Living” opened Oct. 10 at the Denton Woman’s Club Building overlooking Quakertown Park. It was presented in a dinner theater format, the four-night series benefitted a different local charity each evening: Monday, Oct. 10—City Federation of Women’s Clubs; Tuesday, Oct. 11—Serve Denton; Wednesday, Oct. 12—Salvation Army; Thursday, Oct. 13—Monsignor King Outreach Center.
Led by writer/director Donna Trammell, the company has been entertaining Denton audiences for more than 25 years with custom-written lyrics sung to familiar melodies by a variety of well-known singers. Joining the group for this production are local favorites Mike Barrow, Justin Harmon, Kay Lamb, Buster Maloney, Pat Sherman and Melissa Sims with David K. Pierce at the piano. Featured in the script are spoofs of modern fads and challenges including shopping on the Square, parking on East Hickory, construction on University, travel on I35 as well as Pokemon, cell phones, political correctness, air travel, politics and “Ninety-Nine Labels of Beer At The Bar” among others.
“Bluetooth & Bling” was originally conceived as an event to raise funds to cover the cost of recent air conditioning repairs at the historic Woman’s Club Building. However, with the generous support of the City Federation of Women’s Clubs which owns and operates the facility, it was expanded into the “Footlight Fundraising Series” and offered without cost to three other local non-profit organizations.
- Oct. 10 — Benefitted City Federation of Women’s Clubs. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
- Oct. 11 — Benefitted Serve Denton. Dessert bar.
- Oct. 12 — Benefitted the Salvation Army. Dessert bar.
- Oct. 13 — Benefitted the Monsignor King Outreach Center. Craft beer tasting.