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Getting ready to rehearse a dance number, April 15, 1999
Getting ready for a dance number during rehearsal, April 15, 1999. Photo: Jack and Winnie Baldwin

Bernice, Ah, Bernice! - A Local Legacy Centennial Production

This original musical was written and performed in celebration of the centennial of the town of Bernice, founded in 1899. Written by native son and playwright Chris Baldwin, the show features 12 original songs and portrays 100 years of life in the town, through war and peace, boom and bust. It was performed April 16 and 17, 1999, to a full house of 300 each night in a restored cotton warehouse.

Originally submitted by: John B. Breaux, Senator.



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