Community Choir show spotlights music from television

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By Rick Palsgrove
Southeast Editor

Photo courtesy of Kim Clements
Members of the Groveport Madison Area Community Choir are shown here rehearsing a number for the group’s upcoming show.

Remember that catchy music you once heard on television?

Now you can hear those songs performed live at the Groveport Madison Area Community Choir’s performance, “As Seen On TV…A Musical Variety Show,” which features music heard on television over the years.
It’s the group’s sixth annual show and it will be performed in the state-of-the-

art Performing Arts Center at Groveport Madison High School, 4475 S. Hamilton Road, on Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The group’s shows are so popular that both performances this year are sold out.

“Both shows have been sold out since the end of January,” said Groveport Madison Area Community Choir Director Terri Christensen. “This is our sixth big show and we are already planning for our seventh next year.”

Dress rehearsal open to the public
Though both shows are sold out, there’s still a chance for people who did not get tickets to see one of the Feb. 29 performances.

“We are happy that the shows sold out, but we also are sad that there were folks that were not going to get to see the show,” said Christensen. “So we have decided we are going to open the dress rehearsal to those people. So, due to the overwhelming support of the community we decided to open our dress rehearsal to the public.”

According to Christensen, here’s how people can attend the dress rehearsal performance: Doors open at the Groveport Madison High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28. Admission price will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

“You will pay at the door, cash and checks only,” said Christensen. “You must be in your seats by 6:45 p.m. Keep in mind, this is a dress rehearsal. This will give you a rare opportunity to see the show with some of the things we do to fine tune it. If you were unable to get a ticket for one of our two Saturday shows we hope you can join us for our open dress rehearsal.”

More about the show
When asked how the group came up with the television music theme for this year’s show, Christensen said, “Each year we try to pick a theme that we can add something to the show to keep it fresh. This theme is fun and we’ve got some nice surprises in store for the audience.”

Christensen said this year’s show has 75 people performing on stage and over 25 backstage, behind the scenes, folks helping out.

“Highlights from the show are a fun sit com theme section and some old time variety show segments that will be sure to please the crowd,” said Christensen. “This show is fun, but a lot of work to put on. Sets, props, wigs, costumes, music – people have no idea how much work goes into these shows – but in the end it’s all worth it! We hope folks can come and enjoy themselves for an evening and forget about all the problems of the world for just a short time.”

Christensen said the Groveport Madison Area Community Choir plays an important role in the community.

“It’s because of the ‘family’ feeling we bring to the table. We are able to come together from all backgrounds and form a family that gives back to the community through entertainment and financially,” said Christensen.

Visit gmcommunitychoir.org for information on the Groveport Madison Area Community Choir.

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