Monday, July 11, 2016

A 'FEARLESS! Celebration

            COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (July 2016) – Actors Valerie Connelly (right) and John Armstrong celebrate after performing as characters Nikki and Daniel in the Broadway-style show "FEARLESS! The Golden Love Musical". The play continues its world premiere at the Cookeville (Tennessee) Performing Arts Center through July 17. Connelly, a Cookeville playwright/composer, spent many years writing what some are calling today's version of "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music". "FEARLESS!" centers on a 60-something divorcee who befriends a widower later in life. What does a mother/grandmother do when a man falls for her at this age? Connelly uses playful dialog, heartfelt songs, and elaborate dance moves to bring the two friends and/or potential "Boomer" lovebirds to life. Connelly is a songwriter-performer, fine artist, film score composer, and book publisher with numerous albums and books to her credit. Armstrong, who serves as the food and beverage director for the Clarion Inn Cookeville, has performed with a number of theatre groups across the country. Ticket sales benefit the Putnam County Habitat for Humanity's new Cookeville West End Place Housing Initiative, the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, TTU Tech Players, and the Mustard Seed Ranch for endangered, at-risk children. More than 100 area businesses and organizations have donated their products and services to help make the play possible. To buy tickets, visit or call (931) 528-1313. Learn more about the play at (Photo by Chuck Whiting)

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