Pop, Jazz, and Musicals From Baylor Showtime! Set for March 21-22

March 7, 1997

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's ShowTime!, led by director Leta Horan and choreographer Jerry MacLauchlin, will present two performances of their musical revue "It's ShowTime!" in the Jesse H. Jones Theater of Baylor's Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The concerts will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22.

One highlight will be a medley of favorites from the internationally acclaimed musical "Les Misérables," with words and music by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel, and Claude-Michel Schonberg.

Another medley will include five songs on the theme of friendship: the Burt Bacharach hit "That's What Friends Are For," "We're Your Friends" from "The Jungle Book," "You've Got a Friend in Me" from "Toy Story," "Whenever I Call You Friend," and Doug Claybrook's arrangement of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."

Baylor ShowTime! will also present such hits as "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Everybody Loves My Baby," "The Girl from Ipanema," and James Taylor's "Lonesome Road," as well as a trio of Fats Waller tunes--"The Joint Is Jumpin'" and "Off-Time."

Members of the ShowTime! Vocal Jazz Ensemble will offer four pieces--Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Getting to Know You," Edith Piaf's "La vie en rose," Victor Young's timeless "When I Fall in Love," and one of the many Johnny Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen collaborations, "Like Someone in Love."

Tickets for the performances are priced at $6 and are available from the Department of Theater Arts Box Office in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. For reservations and more information, call 755-1865.

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