Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It's Young & Old. Song & Dance. It's Broadway. . .

Last evening Itasca Community Chorus was mesmerized by the costumed Reif Dancers who lit up the lyrics "There's No Business Like Show Business." Dancing to the mellow tones of Greg Tuttle's "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" and spoofing themselves in Chicago's  "all that jazz," these young women brought energy and fresh appeal to the beloved Broadway music.

Well known directors like Rhoda Flinck, Maria Annoni, and Eileen Grosland warmed the mikes with quality renditions of sections of 100 Years of Broadway and Beyond and narrators filled us in on the history of Broadway while slides of the show posters played on the wings of the Reif.

Several generations of Grand Rapids talented have joined hands in bringing this show alive.  And it's ever so affordable for families--$8 adult general admission thanks to an Arrowhead Regional Arts grant and free student tickets courtesy of a Lake Country Operation RoundUp grant.

 Tickets are available at the door. The Reif seats over 600, so come, savor a live performance, and acquaint yourselves anew with the heartwarming sounds of Broadway music. 

That's this Friday, April 5 at the Reif Performing Arts Center in Grand Rapids.

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