The New London High School Show Choir will host its 14th Annual Center Stage Show Choir Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Twenty show choirs from throughout Wisconsin will perform in daytime preliminary competition. The six highest scoring show choirs will perform again in the evening finals.
The day will begin at 8 a.m. with high school show choir performances by Green Bay Preble, Green Bay East, Burlington, Flambeau, Tomah, DePere, South St. Paul, Western Dubuque, Mayville, Sauk Prairie, Madison East, LaCrosse Central, and Reedsburg. The middle school performances will be from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. and include groups from New London, Mayville, and Sauk Prairie.
The New London Middle School Show Choir will perform in exhibition at 11:55 a.m. and the New London High School Show Choir performs in exhibition at 5:15 p.m.
Doors open for finals at 6:30 p.m. Judges for the event include Sarah Litzsinger from New York City, Greg Bell from Orlando, Robert Jones from LaCrosse, Erin Patchak from Green Bay, Dan Risgaard from LaCrosse, Adam Hardt from Appleton, Corrie Beula-Kovacs from Menasha, and Brooksey Beilke-Scoug from Madison. Groups will be judged on vocal pedagogy, style, presentation, visual effects, choreography and instrumental accompaniment.
All admission tickets will be sold at the door. Daytime or final tickets are $10 or $15 for both daytime and finals. Admission for children age six and under is $6.
Concessions will be available throughout the day with all proceeds benefiting the New London High School Show Choir.