HCT Tenor RickHickory – The Hickory Community Theatre has brought on Rick Seay as a guest director for the upcoming comedy Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig, opening January 12th in the Jeffers Theatre.

Seay is a relative newcomer to Hickory. He arrived in June 2015, from Nashville, TN when he was brought on as Head of School at Hickory Day School. He was previously Head of High School for Montgomery Bell Academy where he served for 10 years. A graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Seay also has an impressive list of theatrical credits.

As a director his work includes Shakespearean classics (Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale), modern dramas (Agnes of God, The Elephant Man), and musicals (Mame, The Sound of Music.) He’s also directed several foreign plays (Medea, Cyrano de Bergerac) for which he also did the script translation.

Performances of Lend Me a Tenor are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (Jan 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27); Thursdays at 7:30pm (Jan 18 & 25); and Sundays at 2:30pm (Jan 21 & 28.)

Standard adult tickets are $18, seniors are $16 and students or youth 18 & under are $10. On Thursday nights all adults and seniors are $14 and youth/students are $10. Tickets are now on sale online at hickorytheatre.org or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wednesday through Friday.

HCT is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. Lend Me a Tenor is produced by Commscope.

Photo: Rick Seay is guest director for the upcoming production of Lend Me a Tenor at the Hickory Community Theatre. The farcical comedy begins its run on January 12th. Photo by John Koval.