Hill Country Community Theatre Presents ‘Broadway Revue’
COTTONWOOD SHORES — Kay Baker’s mind percolated this little idea: What would happen if she picked her favorite Broadway songs, gathered some of the Highland Lakes’s best singers for duets, and turned them loose on stage?
The simple rumination led to a grand entertainment experience as the Hill Country Community Theatre presents its first-ever “Broadway Revue – Let’s DUET!” Baker is teaming up singers with songs for this event, which features duets of selections from hit Broadway productions.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, and 2:15 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at 4003 RR 2147 West. Doors open an hour before each performance.
Admission is $50 per person or $90 a couple and includes catered food and wine with proceeds benefiting the theater.
Baker and Seth Smith are the masters of ceremonies for the event which features the Hill Country Community Theatre Players, a group of HCCT regulars who are known for their vocal abilities.
The Players will be singing musical favorites from productions such as “The Producers,” “Oklahoma!,” “Oliver,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “A Little Night Music,” “Anything Goes,” “The Fantasticks,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Into the Woods,” “Carousel,” and more.
• Linda Ramen and Smith, who’ll sing a song from “Phantom of the Opera”
• Kyle Herning and Cody Petty, singing the title song from “Guys and Dolls”
• Jordan Jones and Jennifer Brust, performing a hit from “Oklahoma!”
• Doug Hart and Graham Avery
• Dan McMurrough and Jones with a selection from “Fantasticks”
• and Sally Stemac and Baker, who will sing a song from “Bosom Buddies”
“I chose the people I was going to have sing,” Baker said. “I picked in my head who I wanted to sing each (song).”
McMurrough will also play the keyboards.
Baker said she made it a point to choose music that is familiar to most audiences.
“I tried to pick songs, not just from the older musicals but from the newer ones,” she said. “They should be familiar enough that everyone can say, ‘That’s a great song.’”
And if the audience wants to sing, too?
“We’ll never turn down a sing-along,” Baker said. “That’s one of the greatest compliments to an artist, when people sing with them.”
Since the Hill Country Community Theatre is a nonprofit, Baker emphasized the importance of this type of event.
“We have goals to make or improve the theater, and we have shows to support the arts and have fun,” she said.
Go to thehcct.org or call (830) 798-8944 for more information or to purchase tickets.
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