“letter-spacing: 0.3pt;”>Something’s cooking tonight at “The
Spitfire Grill,” the latest production from the WKU theatre and
The show is a musical that follows the Percy Talbott, a young woman
released from prison who is looking for a new life in the
picturesque town of Gilliad.
Once there, she finds the town in dire conditions, but through her
determination and hope the entire town and its people get a fresh
The performance will be tonight at 8 p.m. in the Gordon Wilson Hall
lab theater, and admission is $5.
Bowling Green senior Stephen Tabor, the director, said the story is
not a stereotypical musical.
“It isn’t campy like other musicals are,” Tabor said. “Other
musicals are all about love and happy endings. There is some of
that, just like in real life, but the story is like that.
Louisville freshman J. Morgan Shaffo said she likes how the story
and characters are relatable.
“It’s a good connection kind of musical,” Shaffo said. “You will
see yourself or someone you know somewhere in this story.”
Shaffo used her own character, Effy Katshaw, the local gossip and
rumormonger, as an example.
“She is nosy, she just wants to be involved in everything,” Shaffo
said. “She just tries a little too hard, so no one wants to let her
Kaitlyn Fouts, a sophomore from Bowling Green who performs the lead
role, said she thinks the show has something for everyone to enjoy
“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll have fun,” Fouts said. “It’s a
story about hope, which is really what people need nowadays.”
The musical accompaniment will be performed live during the show by
a guitarist and pianist, and features music that is somewhere
between southern rock and country, with some folk overtones.
The performers range in experience from those who began acting and
singing in college to those who began at an early age, such as
Fouts, who first acted when she was 5 years old.
Jon Meyer, a junior from Cincinnati who plays the sheriff,
encouraged students to come out both because they’ll enjoy the show
and to help the department.
“Keep coming out to support theater events,” Meyer said. “We