Former Chautauqua's Got Talent winner Shannon Nixon has her hands full.
As producer, director, writer and performer for a vaudevillian musical comedy called "A Night on the Town," Nixon has a hand in all aspects of her third show.
"I find myself waking up at ungodly hours jotting tasks down for myself, thinking, 'I have to write this down now or I'll never remember in it the morning,'" she said. "I have literally been writing to-do lists in my sleep."
From left to right are Angelo Giuffre, Matt Warren, Logan Beard, Jillianne Dolce Higgs, Shannon Nixon and Ylsa Giuffre. The local performers play the lead roles in Nixon’s musical comedy, “A Night on the Town,” which will be performed at The Spire Theater on June 14.
Nixon's work and that of her cast will be on display Thursday, June 14, when the show takes the stage at The Spire Theater in Jamestown. Proceeds will benefit the USO troop care package program.
After bringing her first show, "She's Got Talent," to the Crown Theatre, and her second, called "Shannon and Friends," to the Bemus Point United Methodist Church, Nixon thought The Spire would provide a unique setting for "A Night on the Town."
"The Spire is unlike any other theater you'll find anywhere," she said. "Aside from the architectural integrity of the sanctuary, the venue provides this inexplicable kind of warmth and camaraderie amongst everyone who sets foot in the building, especially the performers. And when the actors are able to bond so well, that is something that becomes very apparent to the audience, and that's exactly what we want - the audience to feel a part of what the performers are creating. That isn't something every theater can do, but The Spire can."
The show follows the story of three couples who spend a night on downtown Jamestown's streets looking for fun.
With men dressed in suits and women in evening dresses, Nixon said the show provides a vintage, 1940s feel.
Angelo and Ylsa Giuffre, Logan Beard, Jillianne Dolce Higgs and Matt Warren join Nixon in the show's lead roles.
Other performers include Adam McKillip, Ashley Paulus, Jamie Lee, Rudi Andalora, Marly Kester, Vince Liuzzo, Kenzie Sandburg and a barbershop quartet.
Beginning at 8 p.m., the show will provide the audience with slapstick comedy from start to finish.
"The only time the audience won't be laughing is during the songs, and even some of those will have people roaring in fits of laughter," Nixon said.
Presale tickets are available at the Labyrinth Press Company, 12 E. Fourth St., Jamestown, for $10. Tickets at the door will be $12.
Although she has kept plenty busy while putting together "A Night on the Town," Nixon plans to produce more benefit shows.
"It's my opportunity to utilize certain talents I have and mold them together to help others in a unique way," she said. "I'm also notorious for liking to be in charge of everything, and when you're the producer, director, writer and performer, you definitely have that job."
The Spire is at 317 E. Third St., Jamestown. For more information on the show, call Nixon at 483-6061 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.