Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Received information directly, then found ACC Newroom article that follows:
The Austin Community College Choir is heading to Carnegie Hall, but its first stop will be here in Austin for benefit performances of The 1940’s Radio Hour to raise funds for the trip.
The choir will perform ’40s tunes during three evenings of musical theater November 17-19 at the One World Theatre. Proceeds will defray expenses for a trip in April to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
“It’s a very exciting time for our choir program,” says Dr. Jim Shepherd, associate professor of music and ACC choir director. “Students will have the experiences of performing in a beloved musical and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall.”
The 1940’s Radio Hour is a nostalgic play with 20 musical numbers, dancing, old-time sound effects, and commercials for new products like Eskimo Pies, Chiquita Banana, and Nash automobiles. It’s seen through the eyes of the audience in the Algonquin Room of the Astor Hotel on Times Square in December 1942, where a special Christmas show is being recorded for the United States’ overseas troops.
Read more at AustinLiveTheatre.com . . . .