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Nashville Hurricane coming to Church Point: Chase Padgett to perform his one-man show May 1

Chase Padgett is returning to Clare, this time with his show Nashville Hurricane, which he will perform Wednesday, May 1, at the Marc Lescarbot theatre in Church Point.
Chase Padgett is returning to Clare, this time with his show Nashville Hurricane, which he will perform Wednesday, May 1, at the Marc Lescarbot theatre in Church Point. - Contributed

It sounds like a storm is coming to Clare, but there’s no need to worry because it has nothing do with the weather.

Nashville Hurricane with Chase Padgett is an award-winning one-man performance that one reviewer has described as “a beautifully crafted masterpiece” and another said was “laugh out loud funny and flat out mesmerizing.”

Scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Marc Lescarbot theatre in Church Point, it’s presented by Les Productions le Moulin.

In the show, Padgett tells the story of a fictitious character – Nashville Hurricane – who 40 years ago appeared out of nowhere, conquered the music industry and then was gone. Now he’s back, and Padgett plays four different roles in telling his story.

Padgett becomes a manager, a mother, a mentor and the guitar prodigy himself. Each one offers their side of what happened to the title character, from his rise to his fall to his return.

According to the artist’s website, “The stories and songs unfold into hilarious rants on love and music, a riveting tale involving the dark side of show biz” with “blazing guitar work any audience is sure to rave about.”

Padgett has been to southwestern Nova Scotia before. Les Productions le Moulin presented Padgett’s first one-man show, 6 Guitars, three years ago “and it was a big success for us,” said Paul-Émile Comeau, spokesperson for the Moulin group.

“We were unanimous in telling Chase that we’d definitely be on board when he comes this way again with his new show,” Comeau said. “Other venue managers who missed out on the 2016 tour also wanted in.”

Padgett is a “remarkable and versatile actor and musician,” Comeau said. Like the six characters he played in 6 Guitars, the four characters in Padgett’s new show “quickly become easily recognizable by audience members,” Comeau said.

The show is an hour and 15 minutes long, with no intermission.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $12 for students, and are on sale at Saulnierville Pharmacy, Weymouth Drugstore, Ocean Blue Music (Yarmouth), La Shoppe Verte (Concession).

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