Baylor Showtime! To Perform Spring Show April 4 -5

April 3, 2008

by Devany Severin, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor ShowTime! will hold its annual spring performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in Jones Theater at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building on Baylor's campus.

Baylor ShowTime!, a 12-voice ensemble was founded in 1980 by its director, Dr. Leta Horan, associate professor of piano. The ensemble performs choreographed review-style shows regularly at Baylor and other community events and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Central America, and Europe. The group's long-time choreographer is Jerry MacLauchlin.

This year's spring show will open with Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," Randy Newman's "Short People," and Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender."

The program will continue with a set of 13 selections by George and Ira Gershwin, ranging from 1924's "The Man I Love" (from Lady Be Good) to "Our Love Is Here to Stay" and "I Love to Rhyme" (from the 1938 film The Goldwyn Follies).

They also will perform Duke Ellington's "Do Nothin' Til You Hear from Me," humorist Tom Lehrer's "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park," Stephen Sondheim's "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," Fred Ebb's and John Kander's "Mister Cellophane," and the whimsical "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life?" by Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane.

Closing the show will be Ebb and Kander's "Don't Tell Mama," Leonard Bernstein's "Wrong Note Rag," Lerner and Loewe's "Ascot Gavotte," and, from the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Andrew Lippa's "Beethoven Day."

General admission tickets are available for $8 from Baylor University's theater department box office. Tickets for students and children are priced at $6. For further ticket information, please call (254) 710-1865.

For more information about ShowTime!, contact the School of Music at (254) 710-3661.

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