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April 14, 2010
MARYVILLE, Mo.- "Celebration … and All That Jazz," Northwest's Celebration Spring Show on Friday, April 23, will feature a dynamic program of singing and dancing accompanied by an eight-piece live band.
The show will begin at 8 p.m. in the Mary Linn Auditorium of the Ron Houston Center. The show is free and open to the public.
The annual show showcases a wide range of styles with superb lighting and stage presentation. Individual members also will present solos and small ensemble pieces.
Among the highlights are a number of popular tunes from musicals, including "Telephone Hour" from "Bye Bye Birdie," "Sisters" from "White Christmas," "All That Jazz" from "Chicago" and "Anything You Can Do" from "Annie Get Your Gun."
Performers also will take on contemporary fare, including "Super Trooper," "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," "Friends in Low Places" and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
The program also includes songs by George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Weber and a selection of songs from Harvey Schmidt's "The Fantasticks."
Celebration is an auditioned group of performers selected through a rigorous audition process. Dr. Brian Lanier, associate professor of music, is director of the group, with Dr. Charles Badami accompanying. Anne Schupp and Whittney Wilson are graduate assistants.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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