Warwick choral concert pays tribute to Hollywood

By on May 11, 2016

Show covers classics from ‘Happy Trails’ to ‘Jaws’ to ‘Footloose’

The Warwick High School spring choral concert, a "Cinemagic" salute to Hollywood, is expected to be a stunning show this weekend at the high school auditorium. Two concerts are planned, Saturday and Sunday. Both are free admission and open to the entire community, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Warwick High School spring choral concert, a “Cinemagic” salute to Hollywood, is expected to be a stunning show this weekend at the high school auditorium. Two concerts are planned, Saturday and Sunday. Both are free admission and open to the entire community, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.

The community is invited to attend the Warwick High School spring choral concert, “Cinemagic…A Salute to Hollywood,” this Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m., in the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center.

The concert includes numbers by the Warwick High School concert choir, show choir, Glitter Girls, and male ensemble, led by WHS choral director, Debra Kline-Smith.

“In the busy world in which we live, we still take time to enjoy the many facets of the entertainment industry. The magic of the cinema is an irreplaceable part of our everyday culture. Movies take us to far away places where we can enjoy memories of the past, present, or envision our future,” said Kline-Smith. “During our program, we will celebrate the silver screen and Hollywood’s musical history. Join us this weekend as the adventure and romance of the movies come alive on the Warwick stage. “

The production will begin with the 100+ member concert choir singing, “The Opening Reel,” “Just Go to the Movies,” and “That’s Entertainment.”

Next, the show choir will sing,”Thanks for the Memories,” “Just Go to the Movies” with soloist Matt Hehnly,”That’s Entertainment,” “Thanks for the Memory,” “You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do it)” with soloist Elizabeth Darrell, “Happy Trails” with soloists Amanda Black and Ryan Miller, “Cheek to Cheek,” “I Won’t Dance,” and “Steppin’ Out With My Baby.”

The program continues with a duet “Happy Days Are Here Again” with “Get Happy,” performed by Amanda Black and Macaylah Mutchler.

The concert choir will wrap up the first half of the program with “Hooray for Hollywood,” “Hushabye Mountain,” “Joyful, Joyful” with soloist Hannah Schmeling,” and “When You Believe.”

After a brief intermission, the Glitter Girls will open with “Cups” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”

Next, Ryan Miller and Johnathan Stephenson will perform a duet,”Agony.”

Then the show choir will perform “Isn’t it Romantic?” “Where Do I Begin? (Love Theme)” with soloist Josiah McCracken,”Isn’t it Romantic?” “Unchained Melody,” “The Way We Were,” “Up Where We Belong,” with soloist Haley Kershner, and “When I Fall in Love.”

The show choir will continue with “The Envelope Please,” “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” with soloist Johnathan Stephensen, “Under the Sea,” Theme from “Jaws,” “Born Free,” “Call Me Irresponsible,” “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Mona Lisa,” “The Last Time I Saw Paris” with soloist Lillian Durbin, and “Moon River.”

The men’s ensemble will perform “Make Them Hear You.”

Next is a duet “Love Medley,” from “Moulin Rouge,” performed by Mackenzie Haines and Matthew Hehnly.

The 24-member show choir will return to perform “The Heat Is On,” “The Exodus Song,” “Speak Softly, Love (Love Theme),” “Shakedown,” “Raiders March,” “Give My Regards to Hollywood,” “Flashdance…What A Feeling” with soloist Madison Felpel, “Night Fever,” “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” with soloist Chad Barthe, “Where The Boys Are” with soloist Mackenzie Haines, “Somewhere Out There,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” with soloist Jeremy Fernandez, “Footloose,” and “(Meet) The Flintstones.”

The concert choir will sing, “That’s Entertainment,” and the finale will feature the senior members of the concert choir singing, “There’ll You’ll Be.”

Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Donations will be collected. To learn more, call the high school at 626-3700.

 

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