An Explosion of Talent, Highlands Cashiers Players

(Left to Right): Todd Lipphardt, Serenity Richards, Lynleigh McLain, and Chris Hess

The glorious songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein take center stage at the Highlands Performing Arts Center when the Highlands Cashiers Players offer the musical revue “Some Enchanted Evening,” May 24–27 and May 31–June 3.

The Players are getting to know a plethora of heretofore unknown singing talent on the Plateau. They have incorporated dancers from Western Carolina University for choreographer Danie Beck to use in a grand and beautiful way.  People will say they are in love with the production created by director Adair Simon.  Musical Director Les Scott is all about the sound of music, as he blends the voices of the lead singers and the chorus.  

“We’re excited that this won’t be just a series of five singers standing on stage singing the unforgettable songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” says Simon. “Having the Western Carolina University dancers will really jazz the show up, as well as the children that will be part of the show.  We have a terrific female chorus to back up Chandler Davis, Lynleigh McLain, and Serenity Richards in ‘I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair’ from ‘South Pacific,’ and wait till you see the male chorus helping Chris Hess and Todd Lipphardt deliver a boisterous rendition of ‘There is Nothing like A Dame.’  

“This show would not be possible without the strong support of our sponsors.  Sponsors from Cashiers gave us much-needed seed money, and Lois and Bruce Selfon and major contributions from the Cullasaja Women’s Outreach made this show possible. That money provided HCP the opportunity to try the first musical they have done in nine years.  After the sold-out success of our March Dinner Theater, I’m urging season subscribers to make their reservations as soon as the Box Office opens on May 17, and regular patrons on May 19.”  

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at (828) 526-8084 or online at