The production of Honey in the Rock has been on the stage for years at Theatre West Virginia, but never has a television news anchor tried on the role of an actor until now.
Lauren Weppler took on the role of an actress in the summer musical rehearsal.
Backstage Weppler was greeted by the Costume Shop Manager Tiffany Delligatti, "all perfect yes," she stated after seeing Weppler in a Civil War era dress.
Delligatti told Weppler to have fun, "that's the main thing the audience can tell when an actor isn't having fun."
Then Weppler was taken to the props for the shows Honey in the Rock and Hatfield's and McCoy's.
Weppler was instructed by the Fight Captain, Chris Bellinger, on how to shoot a shot gun rifle, which is a prop in the shows.
"We have one scene with Hatfield's and McCoy's with forty shots we fire, plus mortars go off, torches, and we set a house on fire," Bellinger told Weppler.
From testing out the props to vocal warm-ups Weppler met up with the other actors and actresses.
J.J. Cobb is the Director of the show and she said the theatre life has been all she has ever known because her parents were actors.
Cobb said this show is enjoyable to direct and watch, "honey is just joyful, and I think people will walk out with a smile on their face."
Honey in the Rock opens Tuesday, June 12th at 8 o'clock and continues every other night for the summer season.