A local celebrity will be the featured guest during an upcoming performance at Dad’s Garage.
Lois Reitzes, the voice accompanying WABE’s classical music and arts broadcasts, will be part of the improv’ troupe’s “Story Spot” on Friday, May 5. It is a make-up performance. The original January date had to be rescheduled due to weather.
“‘Story Spot’ features local personalities who are each invited to share personal stories with the audience,” a press release from the theater company says. “A group of improvisers then creates a scene inspired by each story on the spot. The performers do not know what each story will be before the show, and the scenes they create are comedic, and often absurd, takes on the original inspiration. ‘Story Spot’ features Atlanta-area writers and storytellers, along with special guests from around the country.”
In each half of the show, Reitzes will read a story to the audience about her life and career, the press release says.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn more about an Atlanta icon,” the press release says. “After the show, audience members can have their picture taken with Lois.”
According to the WABE’s website, Reitzes has been with WABE since 1979. From 1982 to 2015 she hosted “Second Cup Concert,” which has since moved to WABE’s HD classics channel. In January 2015 she began hosting “City Lights with Lois Reitzes,” an arts and culture program. In addition to those two programs, she produces and host’s WABE’s Atlanta Symphony Orchestra broadcasts and the “Spivey Soirée” series. She is currently WABE’s Director of Arts and Cultural Programming.
During the May 5 show, Reitzes will be joined by “City Lights” producers Myke Johns, Erin Wright, and Gabbie Watts, and they will be telling stories about her.
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