By Chase Rheam
STILLWATER, Okla. —
The Stillwater High School Pioneer Chorale and Mixed Choir will bring the bright lights of big-city musicals to Stillwater Monday night.
The group will present “Broadway Tonight! An Evening of Musical Theatre” inside the Stillwater Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Director Dana Ayers said her students are excited about the first fall concert.
“There are a number of music theater buffs or aficionados in chorale that have been very persistent in wanting to utilize their Broadway skills on stage,” she said.
Songs on the bill include “Give my Regards to Broadway,” Frank Sinatra’s hit “My Way,” and “Mary’s a Grand Old Name.” The majority of the program will be in the musical theater style except a performance of “Hallelujah” from “The Messiah.”
Ayers said she hopes those attending may also be willing to assist the students in their upcoming trip.
“This is a big trip year, so this year we are fundraising to raise money to go on a cruise,” Ayers said. “We will be performing with Performing Artists Consultants and their festival is called ‘Festivals at Sea’ and that’s through Carnival Cruise Lines.”
A silent auction is before and during the intermission of the free show.
“I have a number of young singers who are sophomores that were All-Staters at the junior high level that have joined us in chorale,” she said.
Last year, the total number of students was 33. This year, it’s 51, she said.