From Beyond the Grave
If you listen, you might hear them...the voices from beyond the grave during Vintage Voices. That's right...you can see dead people at the Alton City Cemetery. Since 2001, charcters from Alton's past have come alive the in Alton City Cemetery during the annual Vintage Voices guided cemetery tour. Intriguing characters from Alton's harried past come alive Saturday, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 at the annual Vintage Voices cemetery tour.
This year marks the 12th Anniversary of the event and the them is "Faith, Hope & Charity." Members of the Alton Little Theater will portray many of the interesting characters from Alton's past. Some of the characters chosen for this year's review highlight the importance that Alton played in the Underground Railroad and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment while others just remind us all what courage, conviction, and commitment to community looks like.
This year's cast includes June Elliott (in her 12th year of performance), Lindy Jorges, Claudia Herndon, Jared Hennings, Kerry Miller, Michael Cox, Anna Sawyer, Natalie Ellebracht, Anna Brady, and Amy Miller.
The guided tours through the beautiful, historic City Cemetery follow a 3/4 -mile path and take about 50 minutes. Two additional "non-walking" tours will be offered at the ALT Showplace on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (with a dessert buffet for an additional $3).
Actors/historians will "bring to life" some of Alton's most interesting citizens that will give individuals and groups a chance to learn about the women and men who shaped the city's rich history, to view some beautiful vintage costumes and to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the City and National Cemetery.
Tickets for the Saturday Cemetery tours can be purchased in advance at the Alton Area Regional Convention & Visitor's Bureau Tickets are sold on the day of each tour at the main gate of the Cemetery, beginning at 12:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $6 for students. The troupe of performers will be bringing additional presentation to Alton Community Service League on Oct. 8 and to Alton Schools on Oct. 18. The funds raised by Vintage Voices support community outreach programs and the up-keep of the City and National Cemetery. Call the ALT office at (618) 462-3205 for reservations to the non-walking tours on Oct. 13th and check out the ALT Website: http://www.altonlittletheater.org/ for more information about all the exciting programs and productions happening during the 80th Anniversary Season!
For more information, call (618) 465-6676 or (618) 462-3205 or go to www.AltonLittleTheater.org.
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