The 180-member chorus, under the leadership of choral director Katie Westbrook and choreographer Deborah Bordona, has spent the last several months juggling the ins and outs of singing, dancing and putting together a Broadway-style show.
“Magic To Do” concludes Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The show consists of a variety of musical genres. Music comes from such Broadway shows as “The Boy from Oz,” “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “Pippin,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Smokey Joe’s Café,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “All Shook Up,” “And the World Goes ‘Round,” “Company,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “Dreamgirls.”
Also featured is the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Avril Lavigne and George Strait. In addition to group performances by the Granger Entertainers, Showstoppers and Broadway Babies, soloists and ensembles will be featured throughout the program.
This year’s soloists include Bo Bradford, Will Carson, Lindsey Cole, Malone Galster, Whitley Giddens, Simon Hong, Karoline Hull, Ben Key, Laura Lopez, Brandon Mays, Natalya Otsabryk, Kaely Perry, Traviera Sewell, Kyle Simmons, Angelyn Traylor and Anna Willis. Fourth-grader Marshall Todd is featured.
Musical accompaniment for the chorus is provided by Ashley Hawkins, Marty Davis, Clay Butler, Chris Barnes, Robin Treadwell and Bert Groover.
The annual spring concert is a largely student-produced show. Chorus members handle the business aspects of the show including ordering costumes, selling tickets, designing the program and promoting the concert. In addition, many of the dances are student-choreographed. Malone Galster and Karoline Hull serve as this year’s production managers.
The end of the show will pay tribute to senior chorus members and foreign exchange students Julia Bradford, Zack Britt, Gabby Callaway, Will Carson, Cordie Darden, Ericka Evans, Malone Galster, Drew Hagler, Harry Hinson, John Morgan Jackson, Jared Jones, Daniela Kiening, Laura Lopez, Jenny Marrano, Brandon Mays, Collin Montgomery, Abby Norris, Natalya Otsabryk, Hanna Redden, Chris Roman, Kyle Simmons, Mary Beth Smith, Bernd Stoll, Rodney Tolbert, Angelyn Traylor and Anna Willis.