Randy Parton Announces July Date For Roanoke Rapids Theater Debut

Randy Parton will open his theater in Roanoke Rapids July 26th with a music variety show.

The brother of country singer Dolly Parton is the namesake for the theater that will anchor a planned retail and entertainment complex called Carolina Crossroads off Interstate 95.

Parton says he's working with film and television composers Mike Post and Velton Ray Bunch. A news release says the show will blend humor and dancing with all genres of music.

Theater officials say they're holding auditions this weekend for musicians and singers for the show.

Parton entered an economic development agreement with Roanoke Rapids and developers about two years ago. He's to receive one-and-a-half million dollars a year plus housing and vehicle amenities to manage the 15-hundred-seat theater.