"REALLY GREAT BRITAIN ON BROADWAY"
This is a major part of the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale's 33rd season! Click on the screen to the left to play a rehearsal clip.
The theme is Musicals that are set in Great Britain. The stars are kids...about 150 of them! The talent level is beyond what you will expect. These young singers are the cream of the crop. They've all auditioned to be in the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, they all are selected each year to move up from one group to the next higher one. That means each one of the four ensembles within the chorale is as good as it can be, and even the kids who are just getting started are really good at what they do!
I'm the host or emcee of the show this year. What I will do: Introduce the various different shows and tell the audience what's coming next. What I won't do...sing or dance. Yay! That's really best for everyone! We'll leave that to the kids who have trained to have this skill, and who have rehearsed, hour after hour to make this a wonderful show.
The songs come from "Oliver", "The Secret Garden", "Peter Pan", "Monty Python's Spamalot", "Sweeney Todd", "My Fair Lady" and finally, "Billy Elliott". There's a good mix of old and new, serious and funny, familiar and maybe not so well-known. Because I've been working on a script for what I'm doing, I've had a chance to go behind the scenes and listen to the kids in the rehearsal process. I have one word....Wow! I'm involved because I have two nephews and a niece in the Chorale, and my sister is their choreographer...but that's not why I think this group is so great!
A couple of weeks ago I listened to top group, the Summit Ensemble. I heard them do their medley from 'Sweeney Todd" and it was stunning. This is very difficult music and these high school aged singers nailed it - every note, every nuance. I heard some of them again tonight and I am so impressed.
So get the family together and get tickets. You will enjoy it, and your kids will enjoy it. Maybe they'll even want to be part of it in the future. You can get tickets by calling 520-SHOW, or at the Pikes Peak Center box office, they're $10 to $20. These kids will entertain you! See you there on Sunday at 3pm!
We'll talk again soon.
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