Tuna and Idol, Onstage & All Local

What does tuna have to do with fun? Everything!

Part of the award-winning Greater Tuna comedy productions, Tuna Does Vegas tells the hilarious tale of radio host Arles Struvie, an “oddball-conservative” who announces on-air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are headed to Vegas to renew their wedding vows.

But … but everyone in Tuna — dubbed the third smallest town in Texas — goes along for the ride!  

The show reunites the lovable and eccentric characters from Tuna, such as Aunt Pearl, Anna Conda and Elvis 42, in a rambling romp in Sin City, and introduces a few new ones too.

And in a surprising twist, all the characters are played by just two talented actors!

Presented by the Towne Players of Garner, Tuna Does Vegas opens this Friday night, Jan. 18, with six shows running through Jan. 26, at the Garner Performing Arts Center. GPAC is located at 742 W. Garner Road, in Garner.

Tickets are $12 for students and seniors, and $15 for adults, and are available at the door. For more information or advance tickets, visit www.garnerperformingartscenter.com.  

See an Idol

Also performing locally this weekend is 2009 American Idolwinner Kris Allen, on Friday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m., at The Clayton Center, located at 111 E. Second St. in Clayton, as part of his Out Alive Tour.  

Allen has toured with the likes of Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Barenaked Ladies and Lifehouse, and has released his sophomore album, Thank You Camellia.

The show’s opening act will be newcomer Jillette Johnson, who released her debut album, Whiskey & Frosting, in August 2012.  

Tickets are $30 and are available by phone at (919) 553-1737, or online at www.theclaytoncenter.com.

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