NEW CHORUS SEASON SET TO BEGIN
The SRC Community Chorus is open to anyone of any age who has a love of music performance. No auditions are required.
The Chorus will present its annual holiday concert on December 5 and 6, 2015. The concert will include classical, contemporary and traditional holiday music and feature a brass quintet. This year's performances will take place at the First Christian Church in Canton.
Rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning on September 17. Rehearsals will take place at the Canton Church of the Brethren, 269 E. Chestnut, in Canton.
"Hotel Holidays," a musical revue with story inspired by the film Holiday Inn will be presented on April 1-3, 2016. A small hotel is about to go bankrupt until the owners realize that there is "money in holiday music." Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays, beginning February 4. Again, no auditions are required, and everyone is invited to sing or perform.
A soon to be announced Broadway musical will take place in the summer of 2016, and the Concert Mini Series is currently being planned.
SPELLING BEE WINS
The hilarious musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was presented June 5-7, 2015 in the Theater in Taylor Hall.
The cast included Bob Juraco as Vice Principal Panch with Katie McLuckie as Rona, the former Bee champion and host of the Putnam County Spelling Bee. The six hilarious Spellers were portrayed by Chad Murphy, Alek President, Clay Klinedinst, Lorie Rude, Carla Bobell and Sara Mathis. Jasper Brown was Mitch Mahoney, a "comfort counselor" who participated in the Bee to complete his community service requirement. Other cast members included Josh Well, Paul Sprecher, Sheri Barr and Tony Roberts.
The production was directed by Carol Davis and musically directed by Tony Roberts. Paul Sprecher served as production assistant with choreography by Courtney Klinedinst.
Proceeds from ticket sales enabled the Chorus to fully fund its fourth named endowed scholarship -- The Roger Howerter Memorial Scholarship. Named endowed scholarships are established with investments of more than $10,000.