Group to rehearse with Clintonville High School students
The Wisconsin Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Clintonville High School.
They will also conduct a workshop for the high school show choir and select middle school choir students.
The workshop, which will begin at 3:30 p.m. that afternoon, will provide a unique educational opportunity for choir students to work with the troupe of collegiate performers.
The students will learn about performing techniques and rehearse the choreography for the song they will perform during the show later toight.
“I am so excited to have some our fifth through 12th grade students to interact and learn from such an amazingly talented, nationally recognized group of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists,” said Leah Armstrong, Clintonvile High School and Middle School choir director. “For the students to be on stage and perform with the top talents from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be such an enriching experience.”
In addition to preparing the Clintonville students for their on-stage performance, the Singers, all full-time college students at UW-Madison, will also focus on making music fun and exciting while at the same time talking about the value of a college education and the importance of staying involved in music, no matter what their career path.
“The Wisconsin Singers entertain more than 40,000 annually, mostly in communities around Wisconsin, with stellar vocals, stunning choreography and spectacular big band sound,” Armstrong said. “Their 90 minute show ‘So Classic!’ entertains audiences with a Broadway caliber revue to the past 40 years of American Pop music.”
Armstrong said the “So Classic!” show was written by Robert Dietz and choreographed by Broadway professionals and features songs from legends Tony Bennett and Michael Jackson to current pop icons Justin Timberlake and One Direction.
She said the audience will relive unforgettable performances from Broadway classics including Miss Saigon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Music Man and that children of all ages will laugh aloud at Snoopy singing “Suppertime” and enjoy Pinocchio rejoicing “I Got No Strings!”
Armstrong added that the celebrated Wisconsin Singer band will rock the house with a tribute to ABBA and a medley of jazz classics. Badger fans, she said, won’t want to miss the Singers’ rendition of the Fifth Quarter where audiences sing “Varsity,” and dance to “Tequila,” “Jump Around,” and “Teach Me How to Bucky.”
Tickets for the show are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Clintonvile High School office and Fox Communities Credit Union in Clintonville, or online at www.wisconsinsingers.com/ clintonville. They will also be available at the door.
Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is general admission and on a first-come first served bases. Handicap seating is also available.
The appearance of the Wisconsin Singers will serve as a fundraiser for the choir department.
“Come out and support music in schools, support bringing such quality family friendly entertainment to the Clintonville area,” Armstrong said. “It is going to be great evening of fun.”