RANGELEY — “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” is the first community theater event of the Rangeley Friends of the Arts summer season. This musical comedy will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, June 30 and July 1, 2 and 4, at the RFA Lakeside Theater. A talented cast of four accompanied by local musicians present a music-filled evening of entertainment.

The story: At an impromptu bachelorette party, best friends dive into age-old questions about love, marriage, and the overwhelming dating game. Featuring smash pop-hits from the 1960s such as “My Boy Lollipop,” “I Will Follow Him,” and “Hey There Lonely Boy,” this uplifting show reaffirms that during life’s struggles, true friendship will unveil its everlasting strength.

The new Lobby Gallery will have its inaugural exhibit: the Local Artists Gallery. Work by more than 15 artists will be showcased for viewing before and after the performances and during intermission each night.

“Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” is written and created by Roger Bean, with musical arrangements by Jon Newton and vocal arrangements by Roger Bean.

The cast includes Genevieve Burgess, Brenda Honey-Rogers, Jessica Shaw and Erin Smith. The band includes Sue Downes-Borko, Connor Ellis, Tim Wallace and Derek Wendelken. It is directed by Valerie Zapolsky, music direction by Sue Downes-Borko, produced by Millie Hoekstra and sponsored by the Rangeley Friend of the Arts.

Reserved seating tickets cost $15 and are available online at www.rangeleyarts.org, or stop by the RFA Lakeside Theater Box Office, 2493 Main St., Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

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