The name Amuzu, as in "amuse you" is the place for entertainment in Southport. It has been showing films and holding plays off and on sine the early 1950s. It is a unique place with a backstory full of family, tradition, talent, and dedication.
Backstory and Context
In 2005, the theatre came back to life with live performances instead of movies. Brittany Campbell came to the Furpless family with the concept of Stage 11 Productions. Jerkll and Hyde was the first Stage 11 production. Bill and Cathy Furpless then began the Historic Amuzu Theatre Productions. Bill is the theatre manager and operator, and Cathy plays the keyboard and is the musical creator and director. Their daughter, Laura and Catherine are involved in almost every production. Since the summer of 2010, the plays Broadway on Howe Street and Old Time Rock and Roll are performed every summer.
Amuzu Theatre. Cinema Treasures. Accessed April 29, 2017. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/4992.
Jones, Rebecca. A Landmark With a Story to Tell. Southport Magazine. March 03, 2015. Accessed April 29, 2017. http://southportmag.com/a-landmark-with-a-story-to-tell/.
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