Spotlight shines on vocalists in 2008 Music Revue

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Jennifer Ruhlen (left) and Randy Camm, shown here in last summer’s Madison County Arts Council production of "Anything Goes," will be just two of the performers in the Arts Council’s Music Revue on April 5.

The Madison County Arts Council will present its annual Music Revue April 5 at Brennan Loft, 158 S. Main St. in London. This year’s theme is "Favorites."

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. The cost is $15 per person and includes dessert and coffee. Sugar-free dessert selections will be available.

Reservations are required and can be obtained by calling 740-852-5934 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The deadline for reservations is April 2.

The playbill is chockful of talented performers from around Madison County. They are as follows:

• Paul and Julie Oswalt—–C’est Moi" (Paul solo); "Just You Wait" (Julie solo); "I’ve Never Been in Love Before— (duet)

• Jeff Gates—"Luck Be a Lady"

• Jim Smith—"Mr. Cellophane"

• Jeff Gates and Jim Smith—"Guys & Dolls"

• The Music Men—"Coney Island Baby," "When I’m 64" and "Baby Face"

• Jennifer and Bill Ruhlen—"Whatever Happened to My Part" (Jennifer solo); "Movin’ Out" (Bill solo); "The Song That Goes Like This" (duet)

• Randy Camm—"If I Were a Rich Man" and "Gypsy in Me"

• John Gorman—"Spinning Wheel"

• Vicki Arnold—"Frim-Fram Sauce" and "Straighten Up and Fly Right"

• Teri Gray—"Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree" and "Over the Rainbow"

• Tracy Potter—"Ain’t Misbehavin’ " and "Pennies From Heaven"

• Teri Gray, Vicki Arnold and Tracy Potter—"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"

• Stephanie Stephens and Bruce Johnston—"Skylark (Stephanie solo); "Bewitched" (Bruce solo); "On a Slow Boat to China" (duet)

• The entire cast will end the show with a patriotic medley.

Musicians for the evening are Clint Morse, Joe Blaho, Ernie Sparks, Chase Potter and Mark Potter.

"This is a fantastic lineup of some of the best singers and musicians in Madison County, performing a varied program of some of the best songs in the American Songbook," said Mark Potter, who not only will perform but also serves as one of the event’s organizers. He noted that the list of performers likely will grow between now and the revue.

The Madison County Arts Council is a non-profit organization that strives to provide and foster education and entertainment through the presentation of the performing and visual arts.

Upcoming shows include the summer musical, to be held July 25-27 in the Jonathan Alder High School auditeria. Information regarding auditions for the musical are forthcoming.

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