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The annual Metropolitan Rhythm & Blues Revue is again for its 19th yr at Cottage Theatre, celebrating almost twenty years of nice music, easy vocals, energizing dance and comedian commercials.
The favored musical revue, directed by Cottage Grove Excessive College Music Director Devin Wright, opens Thursday, Feb. 20, for 4 exhibits on the Cottage Theatre.
When the singing and dancing is over, college students at the highschool could have earned the $8,000 or so wanted to fund their option to music camps and competitions.
The present opens with a Beatles set “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Membership Band,” and “With a Little Assist From My Pals,” delivered by the CGHS Jazz Choir, Jazz Band and by this yr’s R&B Dancers. The present continues with crowd pleasers in several types equivalent to Sam Cooke’s “Carry It On Residence,” “Do You Wanna Dance” and “Someplace Past the Sea.”
The present will characteristic the highschool jazz band, jazz choir and Microphonics, all backed up by an all-star grownup combo of native musicians that Wright has put collectively.
“The entire adults from this unbelievable group are what make the Metropolitan Rhythm & Blues Revue such an intriguing occasion,” stated Wright. “R&B veterans Joanna Newton and Shelley Dill will once more carry their time and wonderful expertise to the R&B Revue, together with Keith Kessler and Tony Rust. This 19-year-old imaginative and prescient to create a venue the place the group and the highschool can collaborate on knowledgeable present has definitely come true. It’s a outstanding occasion.”
Performances can be Thursday, Feb. 20 via Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, February 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at Cottage Theatre by calling 541-942-8001 or on-line at www.cottagetheatre.org.
— to cgsentinel.com