Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Monday February 27, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Out Loud Chorus

 

continued

the forty or so choir members are all dressed in black, with little bow ties and blinding white shirt cuffs and collars. They're on risers, with the director facing them in the middle.

I'm surprised to see a parent from my son's class, Trisha, performing. At school she seems so demure. Here, however, she's got true stage presence and is singing enthusiastically. She and her partner, Sandra, make their way to center stage. Sandra whispers in Trish's ear, and Trish shakes her head shyly before singing, "I really can't stay." Sandra pleads, "But, baby, it's cold outside," and the two sing back and forth, holding hands, with the persistent suitor literally falling on one knee while the object of her affection remains coy.

After the applause dies down, we have an audience sing-along. Before the last song, the director opens his arms wide and says, "And now, what can I say? We're gay! Sing it for Judy!" And we launch into "Over the Rainbow."

"The Time Warp," which follows the sing-along, is a fun romp. One male soloist comes out in fishnet and combat boots, and the whole chorus dances. During intermission children run around and the theater fills with conversation, greetings, and laughter. With the exception of a few top rows, this house is full.

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Batsheva Dance Company - Mesmerizing Batsheva Dance Company - Mesmerizing
Terrance Hayes - The  figures of beauty Terrance Hayes - The figures of beauty
Map of Health Care - Hospital Lodging Programs Map of Health Care - Hospital Lodging Programs
Map of Restaurants with price Under $6 Map of Restaurants with price Under $6
Photo: Hands-On Museum Reflected in the Justice Center Photo: Hands-On Museum Reflected in the Justice Center
NOTE TO SELF RE NEXT CHRISTMAS, by Mary A. Jones NOTE TO SELF RE NEXT CHRISTMAS, by Mary A. Jones
Map of Restaurants that accept Visa Map of Restaurants that accept Visa
The Park Across the Street The Park Across the Street
Ann Arbor Public Schools - Elementary Schools Ann Arbor Public Schools - Elementary Schools
Four Directions - I Spy: January 2017 Four Directions - I Spy: January 2017
Your guide to summer camps and activities for kids.