One of the large ensembles from the 118-member cast of "Salado Legends" rehearses at Tablerock's Goodnight Amphitheater in Salado.
Leads Nick Lopez and Krista Ash rehearse "Salado Legends" at Tablerock's Goodnight Amphitheater in Salado.
The men's ensemble takes direction from director Donnie Williams, a fixture at Tablerock in Salado since 1998.
Director Donnie Williams of Killeen and award-winning playwright Jackie Mills of Salado review the "Salado Legends" script at rehearsal. Opening night is Saturday at the Goodnight Amphitheater at Tablerock in Salado. Additional performances are July 27 and Aug. 3.
Olivia Combs, a ninth-grader from Florence, sings and dances at rehearsal for "Salado Legends" at the Goodnight Amphitheater at Tablerock.
The two "floozies," from left, Melodie Coleman of Jarrell and Sarah Sanderford of Belton, onstage at Tablerock's Goodnight Amphitheater.
Actor Thom Wilson, left, admonishes Nick Lopez, the male lead in "Salado Legends," in rehearsal at Tablerock in Salado.
Tablerock volunteers model this year's official T-shirt. From left, Lynne Carpenter of Georgetown, Chandler Carpenter of Georgetown and Anne Sanderford of Belton.
- If You Go
What: “Salado Legends”
Where: Tablerock’s Goodnight Amphitheater, Royal Street, Salado.
When: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 27 and Aug. 3.
Cost: $17 adult; $5 child at the gate.
Dinner: Catered barbecue dinner starts at 7:15 p.m. for $8, reservations required. Call (254) 947-9205.
- Tablerock tidbits
The 15 acres of Hill Country terrain that make up Tablerock encompass several points of interest.
The Tablerock half-mile walking trail was made possible through a Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission National Recreational Trails Grant Fund award. The trail has stopping points for views of wild animal tracks: deer, raccoon, rabbit, red fox, opossum, coyote and other native mammals.
Open to the public during daylight hours, the trail includes a 1920s cattle dipping vat (presented a Salado Landmark Award in 2000) and is used by scouting and school groups.
A four-bedroom, three-full bath house that sleeps 11, the Bonnie Posey Cottage located adjacent to Tablerock Amphitheater, is available for rent. Three blocks from downtown Salado, the cottage is on Tablerock Road and has a fully equipped kitchen and a wraparound porch. Call (254) 947-9205 for more information.
Tablerock’s picnic area has 25 massive limestone slab tables and rock benches shaded by live oak trees.
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 4:30 am
Updated: 11:04 pm, Thu Aug 1, 2013.
Posted on Jul 19, 2013
There’s a shaded, favored hillside in the village of Salado that springs to life once each year. That’s when the stillness of the live oaks and ashe junipers is overtaken by the exuberant energy of folks from across Central Texas with one thing in mind: the epic outdoor musical drama, “Salado Legends.”
It’s been this way for the last 21 years. The Goodnight Amphitheater, part of the Tablerock Festival of Salado, rises Brigadoon-like from its summer slumber as crew and cast descend upon the property to produce this season’s version of the play.
Or, use your
Friday, July 19, 2013 4:30 am.
Updated: 11:04 pm.