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Cabaret to salute Gershwin

Nov. 6, 1998

BY JENNIE BISSELL

Reporter

Jennie_Bissell@baylor.edu

Showtime! Baylor's traveling showchoir that performs all over the country, will be put on Cabaret at 8 p.m. today. The show will be held in the Jones Theater in the Hooper-Schaeffer Fine Arts Center.

Baylor Showtime! is an auditioned ensemble whose main goal is to promote the university. It currently has 12 members.

'They travel and perform mostly off-campus as a facet of the public relations department of Baylor and for the music school,' Horan said.

Showtime!, which was founded in 1980, has been performing in Cabaret since 1987. Director Leta Horan has been with the show since 1983. The show is choreographed by Jerry MacLauchlin, part time lecturer in the theater department.

This year Showtime! will put on a revue style show. The show will open with 'It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing,' followed by a tribute to George Gershwin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. There will also be several novelty numbers.

Warren West, a San Antonio senior, has been a member of Showtime! for three years.

'Showtime! is like watching something extracted from a musical,' West said. 'We are a lot of fun.'

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